Monday, August 8, 2016

Call to Arms - Wellington Warlords' Annual Convention

Over the weekend my local club the Wellington Warlords held their annual convention, Call to Arms. This event has been going since the mid-seventies - so 40+ years.

It was great to see around 200 gamers battle it out across the table in a variety of competitions. From my reckoning I saw tournaments in:

  • Kings of War
  • Malifaux
  • Age of Sigmar
  • Warhammer 40k
  • Dystopian Wars
  • Blood Bowl
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Flames of War
  • DBMM (Historical Ancients)
In addition, there were demo games in Frostglaive, Bolt Action and Guildball as well as WWII Naval, Napoleonics and I'm sure others that I missed.

I love multi-event conventions as you can walk around the tables and see a variety of different games as well as catch up with people who you might only see occasionally as you now play different games.

Up on the stage there was a huge Bring & Buy. I managed to sell about $300 worth of stuff that was taking up space in the garage. In addition, I pick up for Jack, an OOP Forgeworld Fire Dragon (new in its box). Score!!


  1. Yeah great event, good to see all the various wargaming going on.

  2. Would you hazard a guess at relative numbers?

    1. Probably 30ish for 40k, the rest were all 8-12 players