This past weekend, gamers converged at The Common Room in Bloomington, IN for a big day of miniature fun. Local efforts made an event called Day of Reckoning in which players of both Warmachine and Hordes came to play and meet other gamers. Throughout the day, those who attended had the chance to win prizes based on the number of games they played and the various achievements that they reached!
Participants got points for using fully painted armies, having 15 point lists, playing games with people they hadn’t yet played with, winning with Assassinations, playing scenarios, performing special attacks, and much more. Warmachine was much more prominent in this event, as armies from Khador, Menoth, Cygnar, Cryx, Cyriss, Scyrah, and even Mercenaries were seen. Two Hordes armies made their impressions on the day as well, being Circle Orboros and Trollbloods. The army that had the most representation at Day of Reckoning was Cryx. (I:T was represented by the following : Kae and Raine fielded different Cryx armies, Jacob brought Cyriss, and Christina brought Cygnar)
Thanks to Privateer Press, The Common Room, and donations from local Press-Ganger and our own Raine Hutchens, many prizes were available. The entrance fee granted all players pizza throughout the day, and the players with the most achievement points at the end of the 7 hour event got to choose prizes. These included a map of Immoren signed by the PP folks, a painted Khador battlegroup, a Circle Orboros battlegroup with a unit of Warpborn Skinwalkers, a dice box, and a $40 gift certificate to The Common Room.
At the end of the day, winners were declared and prizes were taken, but the best thing taken was connections to other WarmaHordes players that were previously non-existent. Now that the WarmaHordes community knows how many people are local here in Bloomington, more get-togethers are sure to come soon, and with it, the broadening of its fan base. Hopefully, Hordes will have a bigger representation at the next event, and we look forward to seeing this event grow!