[b]FESTUNG: Las Vegas 13 – June 15 & 16, 2013 (Platinum Hotel) [/b]
The campaign did not go historically to say the least. The Allies unfortunately got off to a slow initial assault being repulsed in all but one of the opening round battles. The Allies did manage to break to the coast with their first win after a bold exploitation move.
They were then cut from supply but managed to make an attack on Tunis and capture it briefly throwing all of the German forces out of supply. Meanwhile the Axis continued to cut back supply routes of the Allies as well which made for some interesting battles in Round 3 and 4. The Axis counter-attack in round 4 succeeded barely in removing the Allies from around Tunis and a fortuitous initiative roll on the first battle ensured that the Axis would win the campaign.
Final result was Axis – 285 to Allied 90 VPs. The Allies were in a difficult situation due to the initial round one losses.
Final Player Results:
1.(Tie) Boyan Z (Italian) and Tim M (German) – 26
3. Byron S (American) – 22
4. Kanon B (German) – 21
5. Rob W (Italian) – 19
6. Matt Z (German) – 18
7. Lance V (German) – 16
8. (tie) Marco Q (American) and Gordon S (Italian) – 15
10. Bob G (New Zealand) – 14
11. Hugo M (American) – 13
12. Martin P (American) – 12
13. Eric C (Indian) – 11
14. Mike M (British) – 10
Best Painted – Eric C (Gurkha! Gurkha!)
Best Sportsman – Matt Z
Pics to come!
Here are two Firestorm units supplied by the Gryphon’s Nest custom painting service for the upcoming Flames of War tournament – Festung: Las Vegas 13 being held at the Platinum Hotel on June 15 and 16 next month.
The figures are from Quality Castings and soon to be available from our online catalog of miniature and tabletop game figures and supplies. You can purchase similar figures unpainted and unassembled or utilize our custom painting service and get your figures finished and ready to hit the tabletop!
Quality Castings’s World War Two line covers American, British, Aussies, Germans, Italians, Japanese, Polish and Russian, plus some civilians and partisans and cool landing crafts. They also make great accessories, such as trenches, pillboxes and anti-tank obstacles. Check out our Miniature Games Store Online Catalog!
The High Elves have a new Codex for Warhammer from Games Workshop and new figures too! Check these out! And you can buy them from us here at the Gryphon’s Nest and even have them assembled and painted! Lots more to add to your High Elf Warhammer Army!
These are Alariele the Radiant, Loremaster of Hoeth and the Flamespyre Phoenix. Get these and all the new High Elf products today! Check out our miniature game store catalog!
Custom painting of miniatures, including basing, flocking and more are available from the Gryphon’s Nest. Here are some commissioned Flames of War WWII Russian army pieces for one of our Las Vegas customers. (Click on the images for larger views.)
Soviet Mortar teams
122mm Soviet Howitzers and Stalinet Tractors
Soviet Sturmovik on flying base
76mm Soviet Regimental Guns
Custom painting is available on any products we sell or you can send in what you want to have it painted. Official pricing on the site to come soon, but e-mail for details in the meantime to:
Today there was a national internet outage for Century Link customers in 38 states across the country. And yes, it affected us here at the Gryphon’s Nest too! Fortunately we were functioning again before 11AM.
But that got me to thinking about how great tabletop miniatures wargames are! If you play World of Warcraft or any MMO/online adventure game/multi-player combat sim / etc, then you are completely at the mercy of something like this. But not tabletop wargaming! Nothing against those forms of entertainment, but on a day like today with no internet, what better to do than push around some Carthaginians, French, Prussian, Seleucid, Ork, Elf or mech armies around?
Our online store is in the process of coming online and the following game lines are scheduled to be available for online sales very soon!
Warhammer, 40K and the Hobbit (Games Workshop)
Flames of War (Battlefront)
War Machine: Hordes
Scenery by Gale Force 9
Magic: the Gathering card singles and expansion packs
JR Miniatures terrain
Old Glory 15mm historical mniniatures
Bolt Action (Warlord Games)
Field of Glory
Plus, our own counters and game markers, plus two terrain systems and customized terrain and figure painting services!
And don’t forget we will have a special sale of up to 25%off online sales for the first 90 days! (The Gryphon’s Nest normally offers a 10% discount on all items online)
Check out our miniature game store catalog!
The new Games Workshop 40K reference updated for 6th edition is here! Codex: TAU EMPIRE!
This 104 page hardcover book includes: the story of how the Tau united to begin their expansion across the galaxy; a description of, and rules for, the deadly warriors of the Fire caste, the alien auxiliaries that support them, as well as sophisticated weapons and sleek vehicles of the Tau; a showcase of fantastically painted Tau Empire Citadel miniatures, with various color schemes and insignia of different septs; and a comprehensive army list that allows you to organize your Tau Empire miniatures on the tabletop.
The new Tau Battlesuit RIPTIDE is now available also!
The XV104 Riptide takes the evolution of the Tau battlesuit to a whole new level. First and foremost the model is huge, towering over the rest of the Tau – even other battlesuits and tanks. Sleek and elegant armour panels, along with bolts and grills, cover its body. Despite its enormous size, with ball and socket joints it remains a manoeuvrable model whose arms and legs can be posed in a variety of different ways. Either standing tall or even kneeling down, you can use it as a unique, dynamic centrepiece for your Tau army. As well as three variant heads it comes with a range of weapons options including a heavy burst cannon, twin-linked smart missile systems, fusion blaster and Riptide shield generator. If that wasn’t enough, the kit also comes with two Shielded Missile Drones.
This multi-part plastic kit contains 108 components and a Tau transfer sheet with which to make a XV104 Riptide Battlesuit and two Shielded Missile Drones.
Order yours here:
The Gryphon’s Nest will be giving away some custom terrain as a prize at the upcoming Festung: Las Vegas13, a two-day Flames of War tournament focusing on the Tunisian campaign in North Africa.
There will be a custom ridge section available as a prize as well as some of our newly releasing “indestructible” hills. Pictures to come soon!
The site is now operational for placing orders. Once the full range of 40k products are online, then the GRAND OPENING SPECIAL discounts will commence. For now, all items are listed at 10% off normal retail prices. We’ll be fully rolling soon!
Were going to be offering a great online sale on all items for the first 90 days of our game store launch. The following pricing bonus will be available for a limited time only:
- 20% off all retail on all orders over $100
- Free shipping on all orders totaling $150 (after discounts)
- 24% of retail on all orders over $200
Stay tuned for launch day, it’s coming soon!