Archive for November, 2011

Hello there.

I firmly believe that one of the great things a wargamer can do towards his own enjoyment of the hobby is to attend a tournament. There is nothing like meeting, sharing experiences and gaming against other like minded people. First because it’s always nice you’re not alone in the wide world and that your hobby isn’t some sort of mania and second because the competitive environment can do wonders in order to instill us with the needed gas to finish overdue projects and to perform better in the various aspects of the hobby.

That’s why I put extra effort into attending tournaments whenever I can. Unfortunately, for reasons not worth mentioning, I was unable to attend othe latest of these events we’ve had this year but at least I get to share information about it with you readers out there (and share some nice pictures as well).

Back in 2007 I was one amongst a group of friends who felt the need to get together and get some games against each other. What might be simple to so many gamers out there was complicated to us as we’re spread all over the huge country which is Brazil. So out of this need we came up with the Fork of Mork tournament which now gets to its 3rd edition.

The event was held once more in São Paulo over the 19th and 20th of November 2011 (in case you’re reading this in the far future!). Once more the tournament was lauded as a great success by participants and community alike. It featured five beautiful gaming tables for the tournament matches as well as extra tables for pick up games and a painting area as well thus seeing to needs of every hobbyist which showed up to check it out over the course of the two days.

 

There were 10 participants fighting each other for the title of “Best General” over the course of five rounds. Once again the competition was steep and the Dark Eldar army captained by Archon Otavio “Tavitin” won the first place (with a vanilla Space Marine army placing 2nd and a Chaos Space Marine in 3rd). This is the same army which won the individual tournament held by the “Tropas Polares” club I attended back in June. Prizes were also awarded for “Best Painted Army” (1st, 2nd and 3rd places), “Overall Champion” and “Most Sportive Player” (single prizes).

 

One thing which has come to my attention is that in this edition of the Fork of Mork is that most, if not all, the armies presented there by the participants were painted which in my opinion greatly contributed to the success (as it’s always nicer to fight against painted armies).

 

Overall it had been a great event and I look forward to attending it’s fourth edition sometime soon. If you feel inclined to check more photos from the event check the excellent coverage done by a friend: Da Fork of Mork III.

AH! Do yourself a favor and enroll for a tournament soon! I believe you’ll come to agree with my preamble on today’s post. If you have already done so don’t be shy and share your thoughts.

Over and out.

Hello there.

Things have been quiet here but there’s a reason for that. I’m working on some video content to be added here and, unfortunately, I have faced some technical difficulties (like a missing video camera charging cable). Bear with us while we work around that.

On a brighter note I was browsing the web today when I came across the latest miniature for the Infinity game to hit the web and I could not contain some expletives I’ll have to refrain from mentioning here. In order to convey my first impression of it I’ll use one of my favorite words of the English language and say I’m flabbergasted by PanO’s Acontecimento Dragoons (or Dragao for short – Dragao is a Portuguese word meaning Dragon whereas Dragoon is a name originally used in reference to mounted infantry troops ). Described as a remotely controlled TAG (Tactical Armoured Gear), the regiment’s motto is “Semper Agressus” (Always on the attack) and the model does justice to its description.

Without further ado, here it is painted by Studio Giraldez:

 

 

 

 

 

I must admit that this model has finally made me see how much manga influences the Infinity game as it looks a lot like some Japanese robots we get to see from time to time in animes. This style is really growing on me and I have to say I love the model for a number of reasons and hope to review it here pretty soon along another recently released TAG, the O-Yoroi for the Yu Jing faction.

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Olá pessoal!

O blog anda meio parado, mas dessa vez não tem nada a ver com preguiça ou falta de inspiração. Longe disso na verdade. Tenho trabalhado em diversas coisas pra compartilhar aqui com vocês em especial comecei a desenvolver conteúdo em vídeo original, porém encontrei algumas “dificuldades técnicas” (como o cabo carregador da câmera desaparecido) que me atrapalharam um pouco e atrasaram meus planos. Conto com a paciência dos leitores fiéis aqui do bloq que têm me acompanhado a despeito das inconsistências ao longo dos anos. Prometo fazer jus à confiança.

Bom, além de atualizar vocês acerca das coisas por aqui o post de hoje nasceu de uma grande necessidade de comentar o último lançamento para o Infinity: O Dragão de Acontecimento. Ultimamente eu vinha evitando postar aqui fotos de lançamentos em miniaturas de quaisquer empresas já que tais fotos podem ser encontradas facilmente na internet pelos interessados porém, hoje não consegui me controlar e acho que os motivos são um tanto óbvios não?

As fotos que ilustram o artigo são do Studio Giraldez que tem pintado diversos novos lançamentos para o Infinity e uma vez mais fizeram justiça à miniatura com um trabalho de pintura estonteante. Não por acaso os espanhóis vem se firmando no cenário mundial como grandes mestres da pintura de miniaturas.

O Dragão é o último TAG (Tactical Armoured Gear) a ser lançado pela Corvus Belli e integra as forças de PanOceania. Ele é um TAG de controle remoto armado com um canhão magnético (uma das mais letais armas do jogo), mas o grande atrativo dele nem é esse. Como já mencionei anteriormente o background do jogo é muito importante pra mim e é justamente por conta do background que esse modelo fica tão interessante. Como o nome diz o Dragão é originário do planeta Acontecimento, planeta este com forte presença de colonos oriundos do Brasil o que me leva a acreditar que o Dragão pode ser um TAG brasileiro (lembrando que hoje em dia já temos nossos próprios dragões).

Estou verdadeiramente encantado com o Dragão e espero poder resenhá-lo muito em breve aqui no blog juntamente com o último TAG lançado, o O-Yoroi de Yu Jing.

Até breve.