Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The First Crusade

Our good friend Anthony invited us to bring the Apocalyptic Travelling Roadshow up to NorCon 2010 in Redding, California. 5 of us loaded up a small Toyota minivan to the gills, and made the 8 hour, 600 mile trip to Northern California. We got there on Thursday, and after recuperating from our travel through the Warp (and after chowing on some excellent tacos at Monroe's) we set out Friday to help set up tables for the con, and get our mini's set up. On Saturday NorCon went live, and 12 local players took the brave stand against us. We got in 3 turns, and while their right wing was victorious, and their center held strong, their left wing was crushed under the banner of our Lord Wrath and his Berzerkers and Khorne Daemonic Legions.
The brave local generals, making the Sign of the Aquila, or is it getting fitted for coffins?
The Roadshow generals. To even out points, one of us joined the Besieged, and the other took part in NorCon's 40K RTT, and took first place, bringing more glory to the Roadshow! Yes, that is me in the middle in an actual hot pink GW polo. Hey, I'm a Slaanesh player...
The table was set up in an 'L'. We had about 80,000 points on each side. This is the long leg, the dreaded left flank...There are some Daemon Princes in the middle, holding place.
And then the Bloodthirsters dropped down in their Daemonic Assault! Things looked instantly grim!
And we made the local paper and TV news! This photo is courtesy of the Redding Record Searchlight! The contraption in the middle is a template holder, constructed by Lord Wrath's 7-year old son . They are great for those huge Apocalypse templates! NorCon also made the TV news. Check out this link: Channel 24 KNVN

I want to make a shout-out to The Armory, a great local game store. We stopped by on Friday, as Anthony's brother Ben wanted to challenge the Lord Wrath. They have the full GW line, and a bunch tables with cool terrain.

I will follow up later with pictures of the armies involved. They have some truly awesome armies in Redding!


  1. The game was a true blast! I was SOOOOO impressed by the gorgeous Armies the players had that showed up to the first NorCon-Apoc game! The Orks that Mark brought, Brent's Deathguard, the Imperial Guard Praetorians, the Daemonhunters, etc...all were just awesome to look upon! I'm hoping that myself, and our gaming group can eventually match such a look!

    The guys played very laxed and low keyed, as we all knew it was simply a game of model showing off and some storylined dice chucking! I'm sure the next time around, they'll be prepared for my 16 Bloodthirsters! ;-)

    Lord Wrath
    Dread Praetorian of the Southern Gate
    Khorne Legion Daemongorge

  2. The guy all the way to the right in the first picture looks like El Hefe from NoFX.