Event Coverage and Results!

April 04th, 2016 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Event Coverage ¦ Print This Post        

The weekend has been a blast! Follow our Facebook page for tons of coverage and news about the convention! Event results will be posted as quickly as possible, in fact a few have already gone up!

If you have a blog, vlog, photo stream, web page, or any other coverage of the event – please let us know! We will be compiling a list of event coverage for the front page over the next week!

AdeptiCon 2016 Army Charity Raffle Grand Prize!

March 23rd, 2016 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Army Charity Raffle ¦ Print This Post        

The air brush is down! Brandon at GMM Studios has completed the Warhammer 40K charity raffle army and it’s a beauty! While this display is not part of the charity give-away, it is a great piece of art in the making. Special thanks goes out to Alex Landing at Ironheart Artisans for providing the laser cut MDF. Additional thanks goes out to Chaosmailorder.com and Forge World for contributing pieces to the army.

Check out the GMM Studios blog for a detailed view of this amazing army!

The sixth annual AdeptiCon Army Charity Raffle will support Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and the W.D. Boyce Council. 100% of the proceeds from the raffle will be donated to support these causes. You can purchase raffle tickets onsite at the AdeptiCon registration desk for $1.00 each beginning on Thursday or from one of our roaming Army Charity Raffle volunteers.

Raffle prizes will be drawn throughout the weekend. Winning numbers will be posted at the Registration Desk and sent to the Inbox of all Guidebook users. Stop by the Registration Desk at any time before 3:00 PM on Sunday to claim your prize!

The major prizes (including the Adeptus Mechanicus Army) will be raffled off Sunday evening prior to the start of the Warhammer 40K Team Tournament awards ceremony at 4:00 PM. Your ticket needs to be present to win these prizes! If you cannot attend the awards ceremony, pass your tickets off to a trusted friend who can!

VIG Perk: Dropzone Commander Rulebook

March 23rd, 2016 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Swag Bag Contents ¦ Print This Post        

Dropzone CommanderAdeptiCon and Hawk Wargames are “dropping” one in on the VIGs. Each VIG will receive a new and revised 1.1 edition, 156 page, full colour perfect bound core rulebook for Dropzone Commander. Contents include all the rules you need to play and a richly detailed setting for the Dropzone Commander game universe. Couple this with full lists, stats and special rules for all four races, a wide selection of scenarios to keep your games fresh, and a wide variety of colour schemes and camouflage patterns are showcased for each race. All told, this rulebook gives you plenty of inspiration when painting your armies and playing Dropzone Commander with your friends.

Games Workshop/Forge World Donate Zone Mortalis Boards!

March 23rd, 2016 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Event Updates ¦ Print This Post        

Zone MortalisHorus Heresy and Zone Mortalis event participants will be able to enjoy playing on several Zone Mortalis boards donated by Games Workshop and Forge World. Zone Mortalis is the designation given by the Imperium to the most savage arenas of combat conceivable. Such zones, be they the contested decks of a void warship, tangled mine works, lightless under-hives, the prison-vaults of sundered fortress citadels, labyrinthine industrial sewer systems and sacred catacombs, are tightly confined, murderous venues for warfare. Players will get to enjoy up close and personal battles.

You can check out more fully painted sets at the Horus Heresy and Zone Mortalis event tables.

VIG Perk: DGS Discount Coupon

March 23rd, 2016 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Swag Bag Contents ¦ Print This Post        

DGSPulling one from a thief’s bag, AdeptiCon and DGS Games are bringing another goodie to our VIGs. Each VIG will receive a coupon for $5 off at the DGS Games booth, located near the entrance to the Adventure/Discovery Halls.

Freeblades is a low model count, quick to learn and play fantasy skirmish game drawing on beautiful models with a deep and rich background. DGS Games will be putting on games all weekend long. Additionally, AdeptiCon attendees will see the release of the new Trilian Stargazer model. The Stargazer brings Celestial Magic into the game system, opening a whole new avenue of game play.

VIG Perk: Anvil Eight Games Presents Molly

March 23rd, 2016 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Swag Bag Contents ¦ Print This Post        

Anvil 8 GamesAdeptiCon, in conjunction with Anvil Eight Games, is keen to present each VIG with this year’s exclusive Molly miniature sculpted by Chicago artist Aaron Schmidt. This year Molly not only operates both as a function program within the Aetherium game, but also hints at a brand new, top-secret venture from Anvil Eight Games. Be sure to stop by and check out all the news about the expanding Aetherium universe as well as that forthcoming project…

Aetherium is a tabletop miniatures board-game hybrid in which players launch their psyche into a hyper-real virtual landscape in order to make dangerous runs of cunning and adventure. New to Aetherium? No worries. Anvil Eight Games will be running demos and campaign events all weekend where participants will shape the future of the Aetherium universe!

Swag Bag: Maelstrom’s Edge Epirian Foundation Handler

March 23rd, 2016 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Swag Bag Contents ¦ Print This Post        

Maelstrom's EdgeFrom the deep reaches of space, the Maelstrom approaches AdeptiCon 2016. An incandescent wave of cybel energy, everything it touches is destroyed, and so the galaxy is plunged into a desperate fight for survival, battling for resources against friend and foe alike.

Maelstrom’s Edge: Battle for Zycanthus is a squad based skirmish game packed full of HIPS plastic miniatures, terrain components and a gloriously illustrated 144 page full colour rulebook. To celebrate the retail launch of the game, Spiral Arm Studios have provided an Epirian Foundation Handler sprue for each of the AdeptiCon swag bag. The leaders of the Epirian forces; a Handler’s neural interface grants the ability to control Epirian robots at a distance.

AdeptiCon is Being Boarded! All Hands on Deck!

March 22nd, 2016 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Event Updates ¦ Print This Post        

The Golden Age of Piracy is drawing to a close and the grandest pirate game in North America is beckoning all scalawags to stand before the mast or swing at the gallows. Mr. Christian and the Mutineers proudly present another continuing installment in the “Fist Full of Seamen” story: “But Pirates are Coming!” The Year is 1703, and while the European powers squabble in the world’s deadliest paternity suit, The War of Spanish Succession, the Caribbean colonies vie for the title of Cane-Sugar-Mama of the West Indies.


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Drop Sail and weigh anchor in this colossal game of Hollywood piracy. Raid, trade, and cannonade your way around this 800 SQ. FT. board collecting gold and infamy from a dozen Island locations. Beware! Ruthless Cannibals, a terrifying ghost ship and even the legendary Kraken stand ready to consume your crew and drag you to the depths. We provide enough ships and crew to set sail on the high seas. Captains must be of legal driving age to pilot one of our ships. The under 16 crowd will be provided characters to influence the battles and adventure around the map in search of fame and fortune. All materials to play this game are provided.

Evening sessions will be run Friday and Saturday where ships get underway at 6:00 PM. Mr. Christian and the Mutineers will also be on deck throughout the weekend for demos, raiding, revelry, looting and more revelry. New to this year is Captain Kids’ High Seas Adventure, with a Saturday afternoon session for kids ages 16 and under from 1 PM to 3 PM.

All participants, besides playing in this once and a life time event game, will receive an AdeptiCon exclusive 28mm Governors Daughter, model sculpted by the talented Michael Owen.

Swag Bag: ACP Games Valkyrie Model

March 22nd, 2016 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Swag Bag Contents ¦ Print This Post        

ACP GamesDropping in short and fast, AdeptiCon attendees will experience the release of ACP Games new 15mm Sci-Fi battle game Valkyrie. Full swag bag participants will receive the Muljan Drone controller model.

Valkyrie is centered on combined arms and plays fast and dirty. With everything from robots to tanks, made from the highest quality metals and resin, they have a little of everything for the 15mm Sci-Fi gamer.

Stop by ACP Games’ booth to meet the crew and enjoy a game!

Play on Gamemat.eu Mats at AdeptiCon 2016!

March 20th, 2016 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Event Updates ¦ Print This Post        

gamemat.euAdeptiCon has teamed up with Gamemat.eu to cover part of our event tables with mousepad battle mats that feature amazing designs! These mats truly transform our tables into real battlefields! Rumors from afar report that these mats are particularly good at producing rolls fo ‘6’ when desperately needed!

Shipping worldwide, the Gamemat.eu battle mats arrived to us in couple of days from the distant city of Prague with ease. The Gamemat.eu e-shop also has USD pricing as well!

The Schaumburg Prime Offensive Commemorative Patch

March 20th, 2016 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Event Updates ¦ Print This Post        

The Schaumburg Prime OffensiveParticipants in The Schaumburg Prime Offensive North American Firestorm Armada Championships will get a keepsake to commemorate the hard fought campaign. This years mission patch was designed by Mr. Tim Toolen of The Miniature Tim blog. Every participant in the Offensive receives this patch courtesy of The WayGate wargaming blog, bringing you a unique perspective of everything Spartan Games.

Check out the Firestorm Armada events running on Friday and Saturday at AdeptiCon!

Malifaux Story Encounter Exclusive Miniature

March 20th, 2016 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Event Updates ¦ Print This Post        

KnuckledusterThe AdeptiCon 2016 Malifaux Story Encounter will once again provide players with an original miniature sculpted by Forrest Harris of Knuckleduster Miniatures. This year’s sculpt continues the circus theme which has evolved with the Story Encounter each year. The lovely tightrope walker delicately stalks across the battlefield using her steam-powered-fan-balancing-pole to keep her balance while dealing with those who would attempt to see her fall. This model makes a great addition to a Collete crew or a Dark Carnival Crew for Wyrd Miniatures’ Malifaux Game. To get one of these fantastic models, make sure to pick up a ticket for the Malifaux Story Encounter Tournament happening on Sunday, April 3rd from 9am-4pm.

Swag Bag: Micro Arts Base System

March 20th, 2016 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Swag Bag Contents ¦ Print This Post        

Micro ArtsAdeptiCon is excited to partner with CoolMiniOrNot once again to bring our attendees some goodies with each guaranteed swag bag receiving one of their Micro Arts Base System sets. The Micro Arts Base System inserts are great for those Dark Age and Wrath of Kings starters sets from the VIG bags or one of our build and play events. These inserts are a two part system that creates a cohesive and beautiful base for you miniatures.

Check out the CoolMiniOrNot booth at AdeptiCon or where they will have a wide selection of miniature games, base inserts, and more.

VIG Perk: Black Knight Stencil Token

March 20th, 2016 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Swag Bag Contents ¦ Print This Post        

Black KnightAdeptiCon welcomes Black Knight Games who is joining our line up of exhibitors at AdeptiCon 2016. In partnership with Black Knight Games and Anarchy Models, VIGs will each receive a Free Stencil Token in your bag. Take your Stencil Token to the Black Knight Games Booth to collect your free Anarchy Models 1/2 sheet HD Stencil (from a fixed selection).

Anarchy Models’ two stencil ranges are an innovative product that help you create very detailed painted designs, with a fraction of the time and skill needed to do it by hand.

Demonstrations using Anarchy Stencils and Iwata Airbrushes will be provided throughout the entire show. Stop by at selected times to try out a free hands on demo (book early to avoid disappointment).

Eagle Ordinary Donates to the Army Charity Raffle!

March 20th, 2016 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Army Charity Raffle ¦ Print This Post        

Eagle OrdinaryFrom the artisan scribes of Malfi comes Magos with Skull, a sure to be prized relic, this Calixian, Post-Enlightenment, Trans-Mechanicus piece depicting Magos Dominus Gustav the 000010 is one of a kind. Produced in high-resolution only once, it’s creators have already been converted to mindless servitors, ensuring its originality and your value!

AdeptiCon charity raffle contributors have an extra special add-on to the Mechanicus Army produced by GMM Studios, Ironheart Artisans, Chaosmailorder.com and Forgeworld. If you win the army, you win this unique print (in the picture frame) created by the Eagle Ordinary team.

For a low-resolution version and similar nonsense, visit EagleOrdinary.com or Facebook.com/EagleOrdinary. You can also stop by and visit Eagle Ordinary who will be setup next to the Army Charity Army display case.

Bombshell Miniatures Donates to the Army Charity Raffle!

March 20th, 2016 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Army Charity Raffle ¦ Print This Post        

CounterblastBombshell Miniatures has graciously donated a complete collection of all five COUNTERBLAST Core Faction Starter Sets and the Core Rulebook packed with background on the various factions in the Counterblast setting, complete crew member stats, descriptions for each factions’ force lists, as well as various gear, mission scenarios and campaign rules to the AdeptiCon Army Charity Raffle.

The COUNTERBLAST™ Adventure Battle Game is a skirmish-based pulp-inspired science fiction tabletop skirmish game for 28mm-32mm miniatures based on an alternate Earth past where humans join forces with several alien species to protect freedom throughout the Milky Way galaxy. Be the aquatic Alanti, alien Illyrian, human, or feline Shrinaar serving in the Galactic Defense Force or mercenary freighter crews for hire known as Lancers, all strive to protect the galaxy and themselves from various threats, such as the expansion of the brutal Neiran Empire, extermination by the merciless Mekkus, or invasion by the feared Edofleini.

Play on a F.A.T. Mat at AdeptiCon!

March 20th, 2016 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Event Updates ¦ Print This Post        

F.A.T. MatAdeptiCon attendees will have the opportunity to play on a multitude of new gaming mats this year. Joining us from Frontline Gaming and TableWar is The F.A.T. Mat, the original “mouse pad style” gaming mat. It’s tough, flexible material means it is built to last, but still easy to transport and store. The beautiful playing surface makes your games more immersive, and it’s non-stick backing keeps your game in place. The smooth surface makes moving models and rolling dice on it a joy.

Be sure to swing by their booth and experience the F.A.T. Mat line of gaming mats for yourself! You will see the F.A.T. Mat in the Adventure Hall on the Warhammer 40K tables.

Swag Bag: Secret Weapon Miniatures Bases

March 16th, 2016 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Swag Bag Contents ¦ Print This Post        

Secret Weapon MiniaturesAdeptiCon and Secret Weapon Miniatures “based” this year’s swag bag promotion on each swag bag participant receiving a 25mm and 30mm base from the Secret Weapons resin base line. These highly detailed bases allow you to customize your armor to almost any battlefield theme. From the scrap yards of mars to far away worlds with alien temples, Secrete Weapon Miniatures has numerous options for each of your armies.

To top it off, each swag bag will contain a 10% off coupon you can use after the show. Even better is a 10% off coupon to use at the show!

AdeptiCon Talks 2016 Ep11: Merchandise & Medals

March 16th, 2016 | Category: AdeptiCon News,AdeptiCon Talks ¦ Print This Post        

Hey guys, with just a few weeks left now for Adepticon we’re reeling in excitement with the organisers of the event and discussing what kind of neat merchandise will be available. Especially these amazing mats and signature medals for tournaments.

Osprey Donates to the Army Charity Raffle

March 16th, 2016 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Army Charity Raffle ¦ Print This Post        

FrostgraveMaking their inaugural appearance at AdeptiCon, Osprey Games is donating a complete set of books for Frostgrave to the Army Charity Raffle!

Set in the ruins of a frozen city that was once a powerful center of a magic empire, Frostgrave was lost when a magician’s mistake unleashed a storm that buried the city for millennia. But now the city is thawing, and there are those who will fight to take what the Frostgrave has kept hidden. Players take the role of wizards leading their warbands into the city to battle for gold and knowledge.

As a bonus Osprey will also send the winner early copies of two new Frostgrave expansions coming later this year. Stop by their booth to learn more about Frostgrave and meet the author!