Join Andrew and Ben as they embark on a cross-country journey to Warlord Games Con in Midwest City, Oklahoma for a weekend of gaming, competition and history.
Sunday, 3:21 p.m. – Chicago Dice Radio
During the drive back we busted out an external microphone to recored our thoughts on the tournament, the con and the trip as a whole. With any luck, this will be the first episode of the Chicago Dice Podcast.
Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – The Long Road Home
It’s 800 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, no cigarettes, it’s raining, and we’re wearing sunglasses.
Saturday, 10:15 p.m. – Deadpool 2!
Just got out of Deadpool 2. It was amazing. Had a great time, want to go see it again.
Saturday, 7:30 p.m. – Painting competition results
Andrew managed to come away with Best Overall and Best Squad in the painting competition! He did so with a squad of Italian Askari colonial infantry (we will update with a photo of the winning squad when we get back!)
Saturday, 3:12 p.m. – Tournament results
Three games in the bag and time for results. Ben and Andrew ended up tied for fourth place in a field on 37, not bad at all! Sadly, there was not an award for Best Painted. There were some fantastic looking armies out there.
Now, it’s time for a late lunch and Deadpool 2.
Saturday, 1:34 p.m. – The refused flank
Massed Chindit formation pushing hard on the right flank in Game Three of Andrew’s game.
Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – Entries submitted
Wish Andrew luck! Three entries submitted in the Warlord Games painting contest. All for the Historical category – Vehicle, Single Model and Squad.
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – Game 2 is on
Lots of action early in the second day of the tournament. Ben locked in combat against some winter Italians. Andrew clashed with late-war Germans.
Friday, 11:15 p.m. – Game 1 still rolling
I finished up about 15 minutes ago, but Ben is still playing! It’s been a hell of a long day and Game 2 starts at 8:00 am tomorrow.
Friday, 9:20 p.m. – Repin’ Texas BA
Shout out to Casey from Texas Bolt Action for giving us these awesome Texas Bolt Action shirts!
Game One is underway, we will check back in soon.
Friday, 6:40 p.m. – Arrived!
We’ve made it and checked in. Just waiting on registration and then, game 1! Here’s the trophy we’re playing for.
Friday, 5:40 p.m. – Almost there!
Half an hour out, with an hour and 15 minutes til game 1. Right on time! There’s a lot of cows in Oklahoma.
Friday, 2:50 p.m – Lunch!
Legs are sore but we’ve made it through most of our journey. 218 miles to go, and we’ve gone through 6 stories from the Eisenhorn audibook of The Magos, as well as an episode of the WW2 Podcast. Time for some lunch and then finishing the trek to Midwest City.
Friday, 10:35 a.m. – Welcome to Missouri!
Just crossed the bridge into St. Louis. 500 miles to go!
Friday, 8:36 a.m. – Breakfast!
After about 2.5 hours of driving, first gas and food stop! Had to go with Dublin, breakfast of champions. Only about 8.5 hours to go.
Friday, 5:40 a.m. – Rise and shine!
Hitting the road early this morning. Our first game is in just over 12 hours. At least 10 of those hours will be spent in the car. Here goes nothing!
Thursday, 10:04 p.m. – Pack your bags
All packed up and ready to hit the road early tomorrow morning. We’ve got a solid ten hours of open road ahead of us so it’s off bed.
Check back right here for updates all weekend long!