Gamesday 2011!

Here I am, sitting in the chicago airport.  We intended on going to the battle bunker today so booked a late flight home, but it turns out the bunker is not open today.  Damn.  So now we have an 8 hour wait at O'Hare.

I will be posting up some stuff on BOLS but for now I wanted to share a bit.  I have about 3 hours of coverage I need to edit and post up on youtube.  I will work on that this week.  No pics because I didn't have a working camera.  I will rely on Fritz for that.  Here we go!

The Heroes of Armageddon:

We set up the four armies on display for all to see. Mostly we were trying to raise awareness because it came to our attention that there actually is a 40k world out there beyond the blogs.

The models looked fantastic on the table, and Brian Niro did a beautiful job on his first major table building project.  We were concerned that it would be too big for the armies, but once they were on the table, that was definitely not a concern.

I also hit up the Banner Contest again!  This was my third year in a row entering the contest and I wanted to go big.  So I painted up the Heroes of Armageddon banner full sized!

And here I am talking to the local paper reporter after taking the win! There were a lot of great banners this year, but the power of the Heroes of Armageddon proved too strong. All of the fans who stopped by to see the table throughout the day showed up to cheer on my banner for the victory. Thank you all who screamed, and thanks to the other banner's for entering the contest. I will see you next time!

What is Gamesday without a giant marine?

The horde unleashed!

The anticipation. Most guys crammed in to try to be first for Forgeworld.  It was a mad race to the line once they let people in.

That is it for now. I will be doing up a more detailed post on BOLS this week and adding some video and more pics from Fritz and Mike Cho.

Oh Mike Cho! Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you Battle For Salvations own and only Silver Golden Demon winner. My buddy Cho entered his Juggernaut into the competition with high hopes for a first cut finish. He was pleasantly surprised when we went up to check on the results, and found a SILVER finish next to his model.  :)  

Beautiful job Mike! Pics of his model will come soon.

Thats it for now. More to come.



Damn The Valley said...

Grats on the Banner, it looks truely exceptional. Looking forward to the vids and pics when you guys get them up. Wish I could have been there!

Skarvald the Troll-faced said...

Congratulations, Jawaballs! We had tons of fun, can't wait to see the footage! It sucks that the bunker was closed today. I wonder why..

Michael Hogan said...

Seems like it was a great time. I'm pretty excited to see Mike's paint job on the juggernaut.

Gonewild said...

Congratulations on the banner win, Jawa. Did you manage to score a boarding marine from Forgeworld?

An Enemy said...

FW screwed up and lost a pallet somewhere so they ran out of Marine armor Marks(except VI) and the Boarding action marine by about 12:30(?). This was really annoying to find out after an hour in line. At least they're going to mail orders filed at Games Day out without shipping charges.

Wish I'd gotten there sooner!

Jawaballs said...

I got into line early as staff, but there were none available to purchase for us. But I did order a couple. I will paint one, and the other... who knows! :)

Gonewild said...

Nice. I just purchased one myself- it was too cool to pass up. I plan on incorporating him into a Storm Shield heavy Honor Guard. I can't wait to see how you will incorporate your model into your BA army.

SC John said...

I had no intention of waiting in the Forge World line, but late in the day I looked over and there was not a single person in line, I figured I wold see what was left, the Games Day bording marine just restocked so I grabbed 2! also the new dred and arms and a Dark Angels decal sheet. thew were out of most everything else, so no Mk III marines or Land Raider lovin.

Drathmere said...

Jawa my wife and I are also sitting at ohare waiting to head back to dc. You've convinced me to not just attend nova, but to play! After all missing my once a year game is totally unacceptable! One order of ba list please.

Travel safely

Jawaballs said...

Cool John! I have 39 more minutes til they board my plane. Been sitting here for almost 6 hours. I will get back to you with a list!

The Inner Geek said...

Blogging from the Airport, what a showoff!

SC Mike said...

Jawa, thanks for the post and amazing that Cho won silver! Wow, we have been working with some crazy talent over the last 4 months!
thanks for all man


Jawaballs said...

It was absolutely my pleasure. Perhaps one of the most satisfying projects I have ever taken part in. It was a joy to see it through to the end, and get that banner contest win as one more accolade for the project.

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