A few months ago, I said I was going to Miniwargaming, a large YouTube battle report channel located in Welland, Ontario. If you don’t know what it is, your probably coming from a more non-GW side of the hobby, but it is a crazy large business! They have been around for years, and as a younger lad I watched their Battle Reports for 40k with great interest as I didn’t get many games in myself.
Now I went a few years ago to film a couple 40k Battle Reports for 8th Edition, but this time I went for the Middle Earth Strategy Battle Game. I brought my Iron Hills. Without giving too much away, the first game was a bit of a slaughter, and not one in Durin’s Folks favour. The second game will probably be in the MWG Vault, a subscription service channel. That game featured my Fellowship running away from the Balrog, trying to get over the Bridge of Khazad Dum!
Both games were really fun! I went with a group of 8 guys, and not all of us were filming Battle Reports. The tournament hall has great terrain(but short tables! Tall tables represent!) and we all brought 40k armies to play a tournament ourselves between us.
That tournament didn’t happen, but there were a lot of 40k games played. Myself, I’m a little burnt out on the system. A friend of mine, Kyle, brought his Battletech stuff and so did I. We intended to play a game…
But the interest generated meant we had a few other players from the Clubhouse join us! We recruited two new people to the game, and helped a third get his first game in. The games were multi-hour slugfests, full of the hilarious moments that Battletech is known for!
We had reservations at a beautiful Brazilian Steak-House called Brasa’s. While I didn’t take any pictures there, being that I was shoving massive amounts of beef and lamb into my face, we did get a great view of Niagara Falls!
Finally, we had crazy nice GW themed rooms. I took pictures of my own room, the Ork Hut. The room feels like its going to give me tetanus, but its all made out of foam!
All in all, a fun weekend! I had a great time. The team over at Miniwargaming are a great bunch of guys. I always enjoy filming the Battle Reports with them, and now that they do Bolt Action I’m probably going to try and play that next time I go down.
I do have another post coming out today about what game I was convinced to try out, so keep an eye out for it!
Happy Wargaming wherever you are, and have a great day!