Sunday, 10 June 2012

IMPACT 2012, part 2


As promised here's part 2 of my Impact showreport. Why two showreports, while I usually do just one on any show I attend? Well this one rather had more involvement on my part then others do. First off is the fact I participated in the demo game for Black Powder organised bij Jan-Willem, second I participated in a painting contest for the first time in my life and last but not least this is the only convention of this kind in the Netherlands I know of and I want to see it succeed and grow over the following years.

Let's start with some more pictures from our Black Powder demogame:

Jan Willem and me dicing off:

some close ups of the action taking place:

Some of the other fun going on is next.

The SAGA demo in full swing:

An Urban War demo:

The Scrapheap challenge which proved immensely popular:

The Militia Brabantia guys doing an Ancients demo (sorry I forgot which ruleset they used but the mini's looked awesome!)

The painting contest:

This dragon was painted by a guy who eventually took home two prizes, one for best fantasy monster and one for the best battlescene. You guessed it: I forgot his name too...shame on me!

In the historical single figure category only two models were entered, mine and this Octavia by Josse. Upon seeing it I really thought I'd had it because come on, who doesn't like this mini?

In the end, as told in the first part of this show report, it was decided I won due to the level of detail on my base and the fact I was able to give a 20mm figure a facial expression.More close ups of my figure will follow soon in a separate blog-post.

Koen giving away the prizes:

Talking about the prizes, Scibor miniatures, who could sadly not be present, had offered some excellent mini's and conversion packs. Each winner was allowed to choose a mini from the offered sets, I chose this Celtic sf warrior.
Most of these pictures were made by others so here's a big thank you to Jan Willem and Bert. A few pics came from this Dutch newspaper article and here's a movie Koen made as impression of the Impact convention.

Hope you'll be inspired to come along next year!

Cheers Sander

Listening to: "Alternative 4" by Anathema


Bert van Hal said...

Hello Sander,
Impact was fantastic and your BP SYW was very impressive! Hope I can join battle with some of my (work in progress) SYW Ruskies soon.

Willie Anderson said...

Good looking game Sander!

Willie Anderson said...

Good looking game Sander!