GW Summer Camp 2011

Games Workshop Grapevine Mills Summer Camp 2011 is scheduled for June 6-10 at either 10a-2p or 2p-6p. In addition to four hours each day of modeling, painting and playing, each registered camper receives the Battleforce (40K) or Battalion (WHFB) box starter army of their choice, a Citadel Figure Case to store and transport it in, and a Hobby Starter Set of tools, paint and brushes to use to create it! Registration is $250 per camper, and space is limited, so contact store staff to reserve your spot!

GW Grapevine Painting Competition May 28

Saturday, May 28, Games Workshop Grapevine Mills will host their Painting Fanatic painting competition--the May subject being the Jokaero Weaponsmith model available to Inquisitors' retinues through the new Codex: Grey Knights!

See Chris, Eric or the staff at Grapevine Mills Mall or (972) 691-3744 for details!

Tabletop Game Terrain offers Adeptus Promotion!

Tabletop Game Terrain, creators of fine 28mm wargame scenery pieces, are excited to access the North Texas community. In addition to sponsorship of such events as the upcoming Railhead Rumble 40K Tournament, where you will see many of their pieces as official terrain company of the Rumble, TGT is offering a special promotion to members of Adeptus North Texas: a 10% discount from every order through the Tabletop Game Terrain site at!

Reachable through, @TabletopGame for Twitter, or, the Eugene, Oregon-based TGT aims to produce scenery compatible with that from GW at a competitive price, with additional variety. The "City of Ruins" line is available now, with a new terrain series to be revealed at their website this week.

As a special promotion, Adeptus North Texas members may receive an additional 10% off every order by entering AdeptusNorthTexas10 as a coupon code at check out. This offer is available for a limited time!

Facebook users are encouraged to see the promotion on their Facebook page for winner's choice of a GW boxed starter set (Assault on Black Reach, Island of Blood, or Mines of Moria) *and* a TGT City of Ruins series large terrain set, through May 16, 2011.

Welcome to the North Texas hobby community, Tabletop Game Terrain!

Gunslinger Games 40K Megabattle June 18th

Gunslinger Games announces their first Games Workshop organized play event--and it will be Apocalyptic!

On Saturday, June 18, hobbyists are invited to participate at an all-day Warhammer 40,000 multiplayer Megabattle, 'The Secret of Scytulus III,' incorporating Apocalypse superheavy vehicles, flyers and datasheets, and featuring multiple interactive battlefronts!

Through a purchase (or purchases) of GW product from Gunslinger Games, players qualify to participate in this megabattle event--and if they then build, paint and bring the qualifying purchase in to use during the day, they can accrue special in-game bonuses!

Players may qualify to participate in the 40K Megabattle through the following kinds of purchases from Gunslinger Games:

  1. Any GW/Citadel Building or Ruin Terrain kit (note this includes any Warhammer Fantasy kits, as the Imperial world in contest is quasi-medieval).
  2. Any Warhammer 40K Vehicle or Monster kit (this includes Walkers, Transports and even Superheavies).
  3. Any variety of Warhammer 40K Squad box set (which can include odd models that are not strictly vehicles, such as bikes, jetbikes, destroyers, battlesuits, etc).

Qualifying hobbyists should make their purchases from GG as soon as possible, especially if the item will have to be special ordered, to ensure they can assemble and paint their purchase, and bring it to play with on event day at Gunslinger Games as a part of their Megabattle exploratory force. Players who purchase a Building or Ruin terrain kit and bring it, finished, to play over, will get rerolls to search every terrain piece, based on advance scouting/recon of the area having provided them an extra level of battlefield familiarity; players who purchased and bring, finished, a Vehicle to play with as a part of their exploratory force may have a free tech-specialist crewman aboard, with an ingame effect of affording them rerolls on any vehicle damaged/destroyed results (must take second roll); players who purchased and bring, finished, a 40K Monster as part of their exploratory force may assign it D3 extra Wounds to begin the battle, rolled before their first movement, to represent their sending their mightiest into the fray; and players who bring, finished, their purchased squad may see it led by *their* best of the best, a hero (sergeant or squad-leader equivalent) who has a free Iron Halo 4+ Inv Save and the player's choice of either +1WS or +1BS!

And most importantly--these benefits may be combined: any player who buys and brings a terrain piece, a vehicle or monster AND a squad purchased from Gunslinger, for example, may receive all three purchase bonuses during the day's event! If there is a battleforce box you have been considering for your army--or as the basis for starting a new one!--this would be an opportunity to make one purchase qualify for several play bonuses!

And although an Apocalypse game in every sense, for those who prefer that, Gunslinger Games' June 18 Megabattle will be a terrific opportunity to try out a new army, as each participant's exploratory force will be built to a maximum of 500 points. These forces can be constructed using Apocalypse rules--which means no Force Organization Chart is necessary, players may bring any combination of models they choose--and may also include Datasheets, or be composed of Gargantuan Creatures and Superheavy Vehicles...but the per player total of no more than 500 points makes constructing a compact starter force to explore with easy (which in turn becomes the foundation of an entire army). That 500 point total may be approximated if a player chooses the Gargantuan Creature/Superheavy Option, as some such cannot be fielded for less than 500-and-change; the awesome Citadel Baneblade and variant tank kits, or the Ork Stompa, would make excellent qualifying Vehicle purchases, and be even more survivable with the Megabattle special rules for completion. Players wishing to field a Gargantuan Creature/Superheavy Vehicle of *significantly* more than 500 points (such as a ForgeWorld Titan or Flyer) may be allowed to do so, but as that purchase could not be made through Gunslinger to qualify, they will have to purchase and complete the Building or Ruin option indicated above in order to participate, and then clear permission to bring their high-point Superheavy in advance with the event moderator (North Texas Outrider Chris at Adeptus North Texas).

What will these exploratory forces be fighting over? The Imperial world Scytulus III has already seen an explosion of conflict, as the seemingly insignificant, quasi-feudal world has been suddenly and savagely attacked, from within and without; now that conflict has suddenly intensified, as scanner readings have revealed the presence of an object of enormous arcane power, somewhere on the world. The players' objective will be to search the planetary ruins for that hidden object of power.

This item of power will be revealed in-game, when found, and will be something the squad, monster or vehicle which successfully retrieves it will be able to employ not only during the Megabattle, but in future Scytulus III games/events at Gunslinger Games and across North Texas! To heighten interest, however, Gunslinger Games, Adeptus North Texas and Games Workshop are going to up the ante still further, by offering qualified participants a number of prizes throughout the day--which will be triggered by terrain searches which *do not* reveal the mystery object! These prizes will include Gunslinger Games gift certificates, admission to future events, Black Library novels and Citadel miniatures!

And do not forget that Gunslinger Games is the host of the spectacular Battletech Virtual Reality pods, which will be up and running at a special rate for Megabattle participants on the day!

June 18 will be that day; Gunslinger Games will be the place; the fate of an Imperial world will be the bounty. Time is of the essence: get to Gunslinger as soon as possible to insure you have plenty of time (over two months from event announcement!) to order, receive, construct and finish your terrain or army element.

Railhead Rumble 40K Tournament at A-Kon

The Heroic 28s podcast presents The Railhead Rumble, a 2000 point Warhammer 40,000 tournament, June 10-12 at the Westin/Sheraton Downtown Dallas, at A-Kon!

Pre-registration is $40 for this 7 round event. There is also a Team Competition: three individuals, competing singly but registered together, will achieve team ranking through combination of their individual scores. These are competing for a coveted traveling trophy: the Railhead Cup.

Participants can also play in a sprawling Apocalypse multiplayer Megabattle Friday, June 10, and demo games of various GW systems throughout the weekend.

More information can be found on as well as by listening to the podcast. A-Kon information can be had at

40K Escalation League at Comic Asylum

Comic Asylum will start a Warhammer 40,000 Escalation League May 10, 2011. Entry will be $10 per player toward a prize pool from these entry fees.

The League will consist of three sessions of two weeks' length each. Session One (weeks one and two) will be fought with 750 point armies, Session Two (weeks three and four) up to 1250 points, finishing with Session Three (weeks five and six) at 1750 points.

Players must maintain the same army throughout the league. They can join the league at any point, and are not required to participate in every Session, except to be eligible to win League prizes.

All models for the league are required to be assembled and placed on bases. Painting and decorative basing – while strongly encouraged – are not required. Only current Games Workshop Warhammer 40K codices/armies are allowed for the League. Questions about possible variant army lists or any other League specifics should be addressed to moderators Jubei, Bob, or Brian at Comic Asylum!

40K Tourney May 21 at Comic Asylum

The game staff at Comic Asylum in Richardson will host a 1500 point Warhammer 40,000 Tournament Saturday, May 21--Wartorn Worlds!

This sounds like both an outstanding event of itself, and a great motivator for participants in CA's 40K Escalation League; contact them at for details.


Lone Star Dallas Commanders Challenge Winners!

The staff at Lone Star Comics Dallas named three models winners in their respective categories for the Commanders Challenge series of events, completed over Free Comic Book Day weekend: a Youngbloods winner, a Best 40K winner, and the Overall winner. Congratulations to the winners, and I hope participants in all the events enjoyed them!

+Best Youngblood Commander+ (receiving 4 points, for model submission, Best Youngblood model [painting, conversions and basing], Combat Patrol participation and narrative submission): Brady Allen/Tyranid Swarmlord 'The Pitlord of Tartarus'

+Best 40K Commander+ (receiving 1 point, for model submission): Rick Morang/Tyranid Winged Hive Tyrant 'unknown name'

+++Overall Commanders Challenge Winner+++ (receiving 6 points, for model submission, Best 40K model [painting, conversions, basing], Best Commander model [painting, conversions, basing], Combat Patrol participation, narrative submission and Best Narrative): Juan Diaz/Eldar Autarch 'Corsair Etheniel Starseeker'