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Wednesday
Feb252015

Las Vegas Open 2015 Photo Dump

Here is the photo dump from this years Las Vegas Open. Thank you to everyone that was able to make it out!
You can also see the pictures here.  

Wednesday
Feb252015

Las Vegas Open 2015 Warmachine Recap

 

First off, I want to thank everyone that came out to the Las Vegas Open this year. You are a great group of gamers to have. I look forward to seeing you next year and at other events where I won't have to play Overlord! A special thanks to all the volunteers that helped out over the weekend, you guys make events like this possible.

For the photo dump of the weekend you can go here

I have received a lot of good feedback over the weekend and after the event. People seemed to be having a ton of fun and events ran smoothly on the play and admin sides too. There are always things to improve, and I have a list for next year going already!

LVO Report:

This year I decided to pack the truck early so I would not have to try and figure out how to pack a con's worth of terrain, supplies, and four other gamers (with their stuff) into my truck the morning I needed to leave. So Wednesday I spent a good part of the day packing, then taking everything out, then packing again to make sure everything would actually fit in the truck. Thursday morning the people that were driving with me showed up. We finished packing their stuff in the truck and set out to Vegas. A short seven hour drive later we arrived. Due to a variety of things we were not able to start setting up 'til 9pm with the help of my locals that traveled with me. Thanks guys! We called it good enough at midnight, and I would finish in the morning. 

 Friday morning rolled around, and I arose quite early to make sure everything was set up for the festivities to come. And oh boy were there a lot of you!

 

The first event of the weekend was the Team Tournament. This year we used the WTC style of pairings. It looked to go pretty smoothly from where I was. I would be interested in specific feedback on whether you guys liked it or not. That evening was the Mangled Metal Tournament which thankfully I had someone else to run so I could get some sleep.

Saturday would be the largest of the tournaments we held that weekend so I was up early again to make sure everything was in order. Start time rolled around and off we went. A mere 14 hours later and we had a winner! (Standings, pictures, and lists will be posted below). Again, thankfully I had someone to run the Tier Tournament that night, so back to bed I went after some clean up and prep work for the morning's Masters.

Sunday was Masters and Who's the Boss with them just slightly offset to get Masters going before Who's the Boss started.

I was able to play some games in Who's the Boss between doing other duties. Thank you guys for those games! They were the only two I played all weekend. It is nice to get my CoC out.


The Winner of the Masters events was Ryan Chiriboga with all the cool trophies, the WMW invitational ticket, and a $500 travel voucher to WMW from LVO/Frontline Gaming! 

I also want to thank all the great vendors that provided prize support. We gave out quite a pile of prizes over the weekend. I look forward to seeing everyone next year and out on the circuits!

-Tyson Koch (pg_Menelker)

You can view videos from the weekend at the Vegas Vanguards YouTube Channel. Thank you for doing all that work Peter Lipphardt! Remember to please be respectful to the players in the videos as they agreed to be recorded for your enjoyment so we can keep doing this in the future. 

Team Tournament: (2 undefeated teams in round 4 qualify)

1st Place, $300: You can't ban Awesome; Emanuel Class, Tony Faber,Jordan Nach  

2nd Place: Team Last Minute; Joseph Hansen, John DeShazer, Steven Rich

3rd Place: Stay at home dads; Josh Thorpe, Sam Nevel?, Dominick Gougoz?

2nd qualifing team: Team Chain Attack; Tevor Christensen, Nicholas Freeman, Jay Larsen

Lists: (Mistakes in lists are more than likely me re-typing them)

Team: You Can't ban awesome:

Emanual Class: Cryx

List 1:

  • Lich lord Asphyxios
  • defiler
  • Helldiver
  • Bane lord tartarus
  • Bane knight (10)
  • Bane Thralls (10)+UA
  • Blood witches
  • Satyxis Raiders
  • Raider Captain
  • Bile thralls (min)
  • Effigy of Valor

List 2:

  • Wraith witch deneghra
  • Nightmare
  • Death Jack
  • Defiler
  • Gorman di Wolfe
  • Raiders(max)+UA
  • Bloodwitches+UA
  • Black Banes Ghost Raiders (max)
  • Effigy of Valor

Tony Faber: Trolls

List 1:

  • Calandra (tier 3)
  • Slag troll
  • Slag Troll
  • Slag Troll
  • Storm Troll
  • Storm Troll
  • Pyre Troll
  • Winter Troll
  • Warders (max)
  • Warders (max)
  • Krielstone (max)+UA
  • Janissa
  • Fuel Chash

List 2:

  • Grim1
  • Slag troll
  • Storm Troll 
  • Impaler
  • Fenblades(max)+UA
  • Highwaymen (max)
  • Burrowers(max)
  • Dahlia & Skarath
  • Bonegrinders(min)
  • chronicler
  • Fell Caller
  • Effigy of Vallor

Jordan Nach:Cygnar

list 1:

  • Stryker3 (tier 4)
  • Ol' Rowdy
  • Stormclad
  • Stormlances(max)
  • Stormlances(max)
  • Tempest Blazers (max)
  • Major Laddamore
  • stormblade captain
  • Effigy of Valor

 List 2:

  • Haley2
  • Stormwall
  • squire
  • boomhowlers (max)
  • Tempest Blazers (max)
  • Gunmages+UA (max)
  • Ayana & Holt
  • Junior Warcaster
  • Effigy of Valor

  Team: Chain Attack

Trevor Christensen:Legion 

List 1

  • Lylyth2
  • Succubus
  • Naga
  • Ravagore
  • Ravagore
  • Angelius
  • Angelius
  • Shredder
  • Shepherd
  • Shepherd
  • Forsaken
  • Deathstalker
  • Deathstalker
  • Arcane Wonder

List 2

  • Saeryn
  • Angelius
  • Angelius
  • Scythean
  • Scythean
  • Raek
  • Shredder
  • Harrier
  • Spell Martyr
  • Spell Martyr
  • Deathstalker
  • Deathstalker
  • Forsaken
  • Forsaken
  • Swamp Gobbers
  • Fuel Cashe

Nicholas Freeman:Mercs

List 1:

  • Exulon Thexus
  • Wrecker
  • Wrecker
  • Agitator
  • Agitator
  • Machine Wraith
  • Machine Wraith
  • Machine Wraith
  • Mind Benders(max)
  • Mind Benders(max)
  • Mind Slavers (min)
  • Mind Slavers (min)
  • Mind Slavers (Max)
  • Dominatore & Alexia & Risen

List 2

  • Durgen
  • Earthbreaker
  • Thor
  • Dougal
  • Gorman
  • Ranholt
  • Ayana & Holt
  • Nyss hunters (max)
  • Kayazy+UA(Max)
  • Kayazy Eliminators
  • Kayazy Eliminators

 Jay Larsen:Cygnar

List 1

  • Haley2
  • Squire
  • Thorn
  • Centurion
  • Anastasia di Bray
  • Gorman
  • Journeyman
  • Alexia2
  • Eiryss1
  • Ragman
  • Stormblades+UA+WAx2
  • Gunmages+UA
  • Pendrake
  • Effigy of Valor

List 2

  • Siege
  • Squire
  • Stormwall
  • Reinholt
  • Journeyman
  • Stormcaller x3
  • Eiyres2
  • Rangers
  • Boomholers+Murdock
  • Gunmanes+UA

 Mangled Metal

1st:Shawn Brewer

2nd:Alex Schwartz-Rudd

3rd:Ian McAleese

4th:Manuel Carreon

5th:Scott Chandler

 

Saturday 50 point Steamroller

We qualified people at round 5 for masters. Then after a whole bunch of drops (because Vegas fun!) we played one more round. First place was a $300 check,

Name Faction Score (SoS)(CP)(PC Destroyed)
Matt Jacobsen Legion of Everblight 6 (24.0)(10)(153)
John Deschazer Trollbloods 5 (25.0)(17)(222)
Winston Clark Cryx 5 (19.0)(18)(227)
Brian Marino (phoenix) Legion of Everblight 5 (18.0)(20)(179)
Tom Guan (GE) Cryx 5 (17.0)(11)(190)
Ryan Yamadera (a-1) Legion of Everblight 4 (25.0)(8)(139)
Scott C (Realm) Khador 4 (23.0)(8)(192)
Benjamin Curley (endgame) Minions 4 (21.0)(11)(247)
Daniel Yount Circle Orboros 4 (20.0)(20)(195)
Todd Ersles (Realm) Retribution of Scyrah 4 (20.0)(18)(133)
Jordan Nach Cygnar 4 (20.0)(4)(165)
Ian Mcaleese (GE) Mercenaries 4 (17.0)(19)(143)
Tyrell Kizes (Comic King) Minions 4 (17.0)(7)(159)
John Demaris Retribution of Scyrah 4 (17.0)(4)(186)
Bret Fogel Circle Orboros 4 (16.0)(8)(219)
Ryan Chiriboga (Phoenix) Cryx 4 (15.0)(18)(113)
Jason Shrun (Pheonix) Cygnar 4 (13.0)(13)(139)
Shawn Polka (Comic Kingdom) Legion of Everblight 4 (11.0)(20)(204)
Richard Potter Cygnar 3 (22.0)(5)(132)
Kevin Allantra (SLO) Minions 3 (18.0)(19)(156)
Erick Kurimoto (Real) Protectorate of Menoth 3 (18.0)(12)(207)
Steven Rich Legion of Everblight 3 (18.0)(12)(160)
Mike Puryer (GE) Protectorate of Menoth 3 (18.0)(9)(211)
Andrew Barney Cryx 3 (18.0)(8)(170)
Zachary Thode (SLO) Protectorate of Menoth 3 (17.0)(10)(149)
Dustin Peterson (a-1) Circle Orboros 3 (15.0)(15)(225)
Jason TIce (Phoenix) Convergence of Cyriss 3 (14.0)(17)(141)
Richard Wall (GE) Protectorate of Menoth 3 (14.0)(11)(136)
Chris Serda Cygnar 3 (14.0)(9)(107)
Jordan Brown (austin) Circle Orboros 3 (14.0)(8)(157)
Alex Kosma (Endgame) Skorne 3 (13.0)(21)(200)
Ryan Spadafora (Endgame) Trollbloods 3 (13.0)(7)(111)
Bradon Cating (GE) Protectorate of Menoth 3 (13.0)(5)(102)
Billy Robin (ge) Cygnar 3 (12.0)(8)(162)
Matt Ried Legion of Everblight 3 (10.0)(6)(118)

 

 

 

 

1st place:Matt Jacobson:Legion

List 1

 

  • Lylyth2
  • Succubus
  • Zuriel
  • Ravagore
  • Ravagore
  • Ravagore
  • Shepherd
  • Shepherd
  • naga Nightlurker
  • Nephilin Boltthrower
  • Arcane Wonder

 

List 2

 

  • Vayl1
  • Angelius
  • Scytheon
  • Scytheon
  • Naga Nightlurker
  • Seraph
  • Ogrun Warspears
  • Warspear Chieftan
  • Nyss Shepherd
  • Blackfrost Shard
  • Fuel Cashe

 

2nd Place: John DeShazer: Trolls

List 1

 

  • Borka1
  • keg
  • Mauler
  • Warders (max)
  • Champions(max)+Skadi
  • Fennblades(max)+UA
  • Krielstone+UA
  • Viktor Pendrake
  • Kithkar
  • Fellcaller Hero
  • Bunker

 

List 2

 

  • Calndra Tier3 Elemental Communion
  • Rune Bearer
  • Pyre Troll x2
  • Slag Troll
  • Storm Troll
  • Winter Troll
  • Janissa
  • Krielstone+UA
  • Runeshapers x2
  • Warders x2

 

3rd Place: Winston Clark: Cryx

List 1

 

  • Mortenemebra Tier4
  • Deathjack
  • Leviathan
  • Harrower
  • Reaper
  • Slayer
  • Slayer
  • Slayer
  • Warwitch
  • Warwitch
  • Necrotech & Scrapthrall
  • Bunker

 

List 2

 

  • Gorshade3
  • Slayer
  • Skarlock
  • Baneriders(max)
  • Banethralls(max)+UA
  • Tartarus
  • Soulhunters(max)
  • Darragh Wrathe
  • Blackbanes(min)
  • Orin Midwinter
  • Bunker

 

Masters (WMW Qualifier & $500 prize)

Name Faction Score (SoS)(CP)(PC Destroyed)
Ryan Chiriboga Cryx 4 (8.0)(7)(183)
Tom Guan Cryx 3 (9.0)(5)(89)
Bret Fogel Circle Orboros 3 (9.0)(1)(162)
Tony Faber Trollbloods 3 (6.0)(0)(81)
Daniel Yount Circle Orboros 2 (11.0)(13)(109)
Trevor Christensen Legion of Everblight 2 (8.0)(0)(73)
Jordan Nach Cygnar 2 (6.0)(6)(121)
Scott Chadler Khador 2 (5.0)(6)(126)
Nicholas Freeman Mercenaries 1 (8.0)(7)(87)
Emanuel Class Cryx 1 (8.0)(7)(55)
Brian Marino Legion of Everblight 1 (2.0)(5)(72)
Ryan Yamadera Legion of Everblight 1 (2.0)(0)(53)

1st Place: Ryan Chiriboga: Cryx

List 1

 

  • Skarre1
  • Helldiver
  • Helldiver
  • Skarlock
  • Darragh Wrathe
  • Baneknights(max)
  • BaneKnights(max)
  • Baneknights(max)
  • Mechanithralls(min)
  • Mechanithralls(min)
  • Necrosurgeon
  • Necrosergeon
  • Scrapthralls

List 2

 

  • Goreshade2 Tier2
  • Kracken
  • Sharlock
  • Baneknights(max)
  • Banethralls(max)+UA
  • Banethralls(min)+UA
  • Scrapthralls
  • Tartarus
  • Necotech

 

2nd Place: Tom Guan: Cryx

List 1

 

  • Lich2
  • Helldiver
  • Deathripper
  • Mechanithralls(max)
  • Baneknights(max)
  • Banethralls(max)+ua
  • Wreches(min)+ua
  • Bilethralls+Skarlock commander
  • Withershadow
  • Saxon
  • Tartarus
  • Effigy of Valor

 

List 2

 

  • Mortenembra
  • Deryliss
  • Deathjack
  • Nighmare
  • Levithan
  • Stalker x2
  • Deathripper
  • Helldiver
  • Siren
  • Wreches(min)+UA
  • Effigy of Valor

 

3rd place: Bret Fogel: Circle of Orboros

List 1

 

  •  Bradigus Tier 4
  • Woldwatcher x5
  • Woldwatcher
  • Woldguardian x2
  • Sentry Stones and Mannikins x2
  • Shifting Stones x3
  • Fuel Cache

 

List 2

 

  • Krueger2
  • Woldwatcher
  • Gorax
  • Warpwolf Stalker x2
  • Shetorix
  • Shifting Stones x2
  • Stone Keeper
  • Druids of Orboros
  • Gallows Grove
  • Viktor Pendrake
  • Effigy of Valor

 

 Also not shown are army bag and F.A.T. mat prizes

 Winners of the Who's the Boss event with their prizes.

 And the winner of the 3 painted Colossals that were part of the pile of raffle prizes over the weekend.

Only one prize here, Ian just so happens to have an earthbreaker that matches his prize too!

Thank you again to everyone that came to LVO! I can't wait to see you next year.

 

Monday
Sep152014

New Pictures!

It has been a while since I posted updates here. I have been SUPER busy with getting projects finished up and regular work as picked up too, taking time away from painting.

I have uploaded a bunch of new pictures to the Other Warmchine galleries. 

There is a cool alternate color scheme Stormwall, some regular Cygnar, some white alt color scheme Khador, some regualr Convergence, and I FINALLY started painting my pearlized orange Convergence of Cyriss army.

There is also a cool GW Void Shield Generator in the Msc. 40k section.

Enjoy!

Monday
Jul212014

Finished Ghordson Earthbreaker

A quick fun project. I liked doing it with the yellow to get away from the borring colors!

More pictures at http://www.figurepainters.com/galleries/other-warmahordes/?currentPage=5

Sunday
Jul132014

Finished Tyranid Swarmlord

This piece was a lot of fun because it is so dynamic with the Swarmlord laying the smack down on the Space Marine Dreadnought!

You can see more pictures of it at http://www.figurepainters.com/galleries/tyranid/?currentPage=5 

Here is a rotaion video of it also that shows off the posing well. Make sure to set it at 1080 res.

 

Tuesday
Jul012014

Painted Cephalyx army up on Ebay!

The Cephalyx army I recently painted is up on Ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/171375305038

Monday
Jun302014

More pictures!

I added a bunch more pictures to the Warmahordes Galleries. Check them out at 

http://www.figurepainters.com/galleries/other-warmahordes/?currentPage=4

Wednesday
Jun182014

Epic Borka Up for sale

I picked up an Epic Borka for Hordes Troolbloods while at L&L this year. He is currently pained and up on ebay. Get him while you can as the model will probably not be released until Oct/Nov this year.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/171361179047

Wednesday
Apr022014

Cryx Army for sale!

I have a Cryx army that I have not played with for years and it is time to sell it. 
You can see pictures of it at https://www.facebook.com/tyson.koch.52/media_set?set=a.553965038034587.1073741834.100002632861498&type=1¬if_t=like 
And http://www.figurepainters.com/galleries/my-warmachine-cryx/ 
Payment would be via Paypal (you cover fees if any) or money order. Cash is fine if I drop it off to you. 
I will ship for free in the US, signature required. International buyers will pay all shipping costs and signature required. 

Asking $1600 

Total retail of miniatures at 30% off $620 
Commision painting price $2000 

If you live in LA I can deliver it at Game Empire Passadena, or I will be at Kingdom Con. 

Payment Via Check (has to clear first), money order or paypal (you cover the fees if any) 

If you have any questions feel free to ask too. 


Casters 

Goreshade1 
Goreshade2 (unpainted) 
Deneghra1 
Deneghra2 
Asphuxious1 
Asphuxious2 (unpainted) 

Jacks 

1 Slayer 
Cankerworm 
Deathjack 
Nighmare 
1 Defiler 
2 Nighwetch 
2 Deathrippers 
1 Leviathan 
1 Seether 
2 Stalkers 
1 Reaper (unpainted) 
1 Harrower (unpainted) 

Units 

10 Bane Knights 
14 Bane Thralls 
-Bane Thrall UA (needs card) 
10 Mechanithralls 
1 Brutethrall 
1 Stictchthrall Unit 
The withershadow Combine 
10 Blackbanes ghost raiders 

Solos 

Tartarus 
2 Necrotechs 
10 scrapthralls 
2 Bloatthralls 
1 Machine wraith 
2 pistol wraith 
2 Skarlock (one converted) 
1 Warwitch Siren (partially painted) 

MSC 
5 40mm wreck markers 
3 50mm wrech markers 
2010 card deck 
Old token set 
3 army transport foam trays 
Anything else I might find around 

Wednesday
Feb122014

Pictures from Las Vegas Open

I had a great time meeting everyone that was able to come. Here are a few pictures from this weekend.

http://www.figurepainters.com/blog/las-vegas-open-2014/