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SmogCon VI 2017 Live Blog: Day One

SmogCon VI 2017 Live Blog: Day One

Come and join us for SmogCon in Birmingham (UK) as we run you through three days of awesome gaming fun surrounding Warmachine & Hordes alongside Privateer Press.

SmogCon VI 2017 Live Blog: Day One

The event is held at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham, a new venue for the event, and will feature some fantastic events including...

We're looking to get our peepers on as much as we can over the weekend so watch this space for news, awesome armies and more.

You Could Win!

If you comment on the Live Blogs this weekend you could win a Convention Goodies Bundle...

  • Ripper Plushie
  • Privateer Press Casino Dice
  • Limited Edition SmogCon Pin
  • Limited Edition SmogCon Hollowman Miniature

Enjoy the weekend!

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Welcome To SmogCon 2017 – Event Tour & Competition Goodies!

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We're going through the various areas that SmogCon occupies here at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham (UK).

As we wander through the rooms we're going to be taking in loads of gaming across the weekend as well as some cool reveals of what lies ahead from Privateer Press for Warmachine & Hordes.

Don't forget to COMMENT TO WIN over the weekend as we're going to be giving away an exclusive Convention Bundle!

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Morning Gaming Kicks Off

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We wandered around the main hall here at SmogCon and looked at some of the games going on this morning.

All sorts is coming together including a look at some pick up games as well as some proper tournament style action that Warmachine & Hordes is famous for.

Morning Gaming Kicks Off

Painting Tutorials This Morning...

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Just What Games Are Happening This Morning?

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We stop off with Jason to find out about the various games which are going on today here at SmogCon as we look at the different types of games open to those playing Warmachine & Hordes.

For example they are focusing in on Masters, Steamroller and more today including Who's The Boss which we'll see more on later.

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Some Marvellous Models

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We spied some of the cool models that have been painted up for a number of different factions in Warmachine & Hordes. I was particularly taken with these mossy and bearded Circle Orboros Golems!

Some Marvellous Models
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Stopping Off With The SmogCon Gamers

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We're stopping off with some of the gamers and doing a little bit of a walk around to talk to the different competitors as they get stuck into their events and open gaming opportunities.

As you can see they are delving right into stuff and enjoying the scenarios outlined in the SmogCon booklet which all attendees have with them.

Getting To The Grind!

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The Who’s The Boss Format Kicks Off!

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Follow along with Justin as he helps the first few Who's The Boss competitors get stuck into their games.

This is a pretty wild format and it would be fun to see how this one turns out! We'll be catching up with some of the folks involved in this later on in the day.

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Setting Brush To Model

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We had a look at what Dallas was painting up over in the open gaming area. He's so far been teaching people about wet blending and general techniques to use when bringing your model to life.

Watch out for a video soon with Dallas as he looks ahead to the rest of the day and tells us what's great about teaching people to paint.

Setting Brush To Model

Mountain King Smash!

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The Gaming Continues In Earnest

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There are some cool goodies to be won across the weekend for simply playing games. With that in mind we dive into some more of what's happening here at SmogCon.

Watch out later as we'll be catching up with what's been happening in the various events and delving into how the Who's The Boss format has continued to expand.

The Gaming Continues In Earnest
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Some Beautiful Miniatures

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Warmahordes has quite the reputation for being one of those games where the players don't paint their models. Well, here are some fantastic looking pieces which buck the trend.

See what you think and maybe we'll be able to delve more into their armies.

Some Beautiful Miniatures

Deep In (Painting) Thought...

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An Update From Battle Foam

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Battle Foam are here giving some options to the Warmachine & Hordes players as they want to keep their models safe.

They are also offering up some epic support for the competitors who can walk away with some great Battle Foam gear.

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Catching Up With The Gamers

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As the day winds down we talk with some more of the gamers about what they have been getting up to.

One of the interesting things is finding out about what they think of the scenarios and where they want to go with MKIII next.

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They are getting ready for the awesomeness of the reveal in a little bit!

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The Gaming Winds Up For Today

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The games are coming to a close for today ahead of the big reveal from Privateer Press.

With the focus switching over to the news of the new faction for Hordes the gaming hall is packed.

The Gaming Winds Up For Today

Will Settles In For The Release Announcement...

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Is This The End Of SmogCon?

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Don't worry as there's more to come...let's let John explain a bit more about what's happening with SmogCon, well, the future of SmogCon next year!

See You Tomorrow!

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redben
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When you interview the PP guys, ask them whether High Command has been discontinued 🙂

dignity
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I’ll make sure to ask them, any other questions people have feel free to get them in.

glemnarch
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Really wishing I was there supporting my friends and having a go myself, oh well, I can support from here :3 Go Tim, Lee, Danny and Steve \o/

yavasa
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I am glad you guys are keeping up the Brno tradition 🙂 It is the best thing that has happened to this site before Caesar’s comics.

dorsetwolf
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It looks so good

theamazingmrg
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I wish I was there. Work just isn’t the same!

chuckles
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Thank you for covering smog con

dorsetwolf
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I am so glad you guys are covering this event

m30wm1x
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Always like watching BoW on tour. Seems like they know everyone.

longlivethesheep
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So I saw the hollow man on twitter, even with that and the pictures in the teasers I still can’t guess what direction this new faction is going, keep changing my mind. I’m hoping that they’ll release more info officially after tonight.

redben
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Are you able to give some coverage of the X-Wing Yavin Open while you’re about?

syndicthrall
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ask PP what the next boardgame in the adventure series is going to be.

madgolem
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Could you please ask the PP guys if there is any chance for real hard plastic kits?

sgmusic
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Looking forward to see what all comes out of SmogCon.

I was told the new faction isn’t zombies, but Beefeater Hollowman makes me think zombies. >.>

Anyone able to get us word about Retribution things? We’re begging over here.

headshots
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Very curious about if PP has managed to find a solution to the stock issue that has been around since latest edition came out. Still unable to get or order alot of stuff like new faction decks etc through FLGS. Many of the FLGS are unable to order stuff because their suppliers dont have it and get it because there suppliers are in same situation.

bennep
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I’m so sad I couldn’t make it, have fun everyone there!

Curious to see if any spoilers will come out over the new faction or any other faction for that matter! Or new Steamroller even!

kayrack
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Seems like a pretty awesome event, would love to go someday. Thanks BOW for coverign this one!

kayrack
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COVERING* failed spell

zeker1966
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Great coverage. Love these live blogs.

elros
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Thank you for the fantastic coverage! I furiously continue refreshing the page

dcam321
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Currently sat behind Ben and Justin at the keynote. Should hopefully be good!

fabint
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Following, real excited to see how the tournaments go!

hatamoto
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interesting!

ericridley
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Get lost Justin. I want more Lloyd!

beardragon14
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Oy that’s a bit harsh…. especially since Lloyd isn’t there

mbuster1954
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I need some Grymkin in my life!

chuckles
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No feats, I’m curious. Definitely I want to know more.

biggrim
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I’ll be keeping an eye on this methinks!

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