Games 2010 - Main Hall 2

7-Aug-10 What Was In The Main Hall 2

Games 2010 | Top Room |Stage | Main Hall 1 | Main Hall 2 | Back Room | Helpers & Traders

Main Hall 2:  Lord of the Rings  |  Tannenberg 1410 - FOG  |  Malifaux

LORD OF THE RINGS - THE BLACK GATE

The winning display for Games 2010 was The Black Gate from the Lord of the Rings. Taking 6 months of solid work to build, the gates included lots of resin casting of original hand-made sections. Spikes were everywhere.

The Gates of Morannon are a way for evil to flood into the world of Middle Earth from the evil heart of Mordor. Following the defense of Minas Tirith, the remaining armies of good have marched to the gates to distract Sauron, whilst Frodo and Sam sneak into Mordor. The only way they can win is to destroy the ring by throwing it into the volcanic fires of Mount Doom.

A list of interesting items to find encouraged people to look closely at the many details in this display. There were trolls, Frodo and Sam in Orc armour, Gollum being devoured by the lava (see photo below), Eagles, Gandalf, Aragorn and lots more.

John Shaw and Brian Baynes loved talking to people about the many scenery techniques that were used to create this amazing display.

To learn more about how they built the display and about the active Lord of the Rings group at NWA, see more of Lord of the Rings on the club website by clicking HERE.

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Games 2010 | Top Room |Stage | Main Hall 1 | Main Hall 2 | Back Room | Helpers & Traders

Main Hall 2:  Lord of the Rings  |  Tannenberg 1410 - FOG  |  Malifaux

TANNENBERG 1410 - FIELD OF GLORY

The first Battle of Tannenburg occurred on 15th July, 1410.

This was one of the largest battles of the medieval era. The Knights of the Teutonic Order did battle against the combined armies of Poland and Lithuania in this game commemorating the battle's 600th anniversary.

Our Secretary Mike and friends displayed and talked about the popular Field of Glory rules, which are suitable for Ancient and Medieval battles.

A major battle also occurred during World War 1 in this area. It resulted in an impressive German victory - encircling a large part of the Russian army, knocking Russia out of the war and heading towards revolution.

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Games 2010 | Top Room |Stage | Main Hall 1 | Main Hall 2 | Back Room | Helpers & Traders

Main Hall 2:  Lord of the Rings  |  Tannenberg 1410 - FOG  |  Malifaux

MALIFAUX

Malifaux is a skirmish game for 32mm figures (sometimes known as heroic scale). It is a combination of steam punk, Victorian sci-fi, gothic horror and a little wild west.

It uses cards rather than dice for a random element. In addition a hand of cards can be used at times to replace a randomly flipped card. But there are never enough good cards in your hand and this requires a careful use of resources each turn.

Each figure has a variety of abilities, many of them unique to a character. So each group plays quite differently.

Ian showed off some of his painted figures and talked about this recently released game.

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Games 2010 | Top Room |Stage | Main Hall 1 | Main Hall 2 | Back Room | Helpers & Traders 

Main Hall 2:  Lord of the Rings  |  Tannenberg 1410 - FOG  |  Malifaux