Our judges had their work cut out for them scoring the amazing finalists in
our 2017 Tabletop Gaming Painting Competition and needed a little extra time to
complete their critiques.
But now it's time to see who our well deserved winners are, as well as to
check out the runner ups…
The Judging Criteria
Our judging team used the criteria from the Crystal Brush painting
competition run by CMON at Adepticon each year.
Release day is finally here, which means it's time to announce the winner of
our Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition Pre-order Competition!
One lucky pre-order customer has scored themselves an epic 8th edition prize
pack worth over $400 including:
And the winner is…
That's right folks we're bringing back one of our most popular giveaways
from 2016 to give all of our loyal Pokemon TCG customers a chance to get their
hands on this awesome boxed set…
Welcome to the Mighty Ape Hobbies Tabletop Gaming
There's heaps of awesome tabletop gaming events and tournaments around the
country each month and we're happy to be able to give these great community
events a shout-out!
So take a look at what's coming up in your region…
That's right folks, pre-orders for Warhammer 40,000 8th
Edition are now open!
We're hooking up our 40K fans with fantastic Mate's Rates deals and free
upgrades to Saturday delivery for all eligible areas so that you can get started
playing the new rules on release day, Saturday 17th June. Pending stock
Please Note: Due to overwhelming demand release day stock for the
Dark Imperium Boxed Set has pre-sold out. Orders for it will reserve your place
in the queue for our next shipment but we do not yet have a confirmed ETA on
when additional stock will be available from Games Workshop
Saturday delivery upgrade available for pre-orders placed before Friday
16th June with stock allocated & not all areas are eligible
But that's not all…
Why Unit Base Your Army?
A simple 25mm square bases simply doesn't have that much room, especially
once you attach a figure, and once of the downsides of individual basing is that
the little details can get lost within the mass of the unit. The best part of
basing models as a unit, rather than individually, is that you can go above and
beyond just adding texture and vegetation- you can making highly themed bases or
creating dioramas within your army.
For systems which require you to remove individual models as casualties unit
basing can very problematic during games, which is you will quite often see
mini-dioramas aka Unit Fillers in many old Warhammer Fantasy or 9th Age
Kings of War is quite different as a massed battle system,
in that the rules and game mechanics are specifically designed to favor basing
entire units on a single large unit base. This is because you don't have to
remove casualties and each unit has a specific footprint and height within the
rules. This makes it the perfect system to really go to town with extra details
and mini-dioramas for your unit bases.
It's time for a new Wargame of the Month and this May we're all about the
rank and flank, with Kings
of War from Mantic Games!
To help you get started playing this fantastic massed fantasy battles game
we've got a great 20%
off Wargame of the Month special across the range.
So let's take a closer look at what makes Kings of War one of our
What is Kings of War?
That's right folks, it's been awhile since we ran our last miniature
painting competition and with the cold, wet weekends of winter fast approaching
we felt it's time for our 2017 Tabletop Gaming Painting
So let's take a look at how you can take part in this great hobby event and
be in to win a share of over $650 worth of prizes…
One of our favourite things about Guild
Ball is the variety of different play styles and paths to victory
available. You can win by outscoring your opponent or take a more aggressive
approach by taking their players out of action.
With nine (soon to be ten when the Farmers release) different Guilds
currently in the game we thought we'd enlist the help of a local veteran in
putting together a guide to the strengths and weaknesses of each guild.
So we'd like to welcome in local pundit JS for some guest
analysis. You can also follow him on his blog Guildballnz for
more coverage of the local New Zealand scene and general GB musings