NOVAG Events at Gencon 2015



Steve Gibson and the NOVAG GMs

Northern Virginia Gamers (NOVAG) is a miniatures & board gaming group based in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC.  Members of NOVAG will be running a series of exciting miniatures events for our 18th straight year at GenCon.

Join us for convention favorites like Circus Magicus and Formula Waaaagh, which take fantasy chariot and sci-fi vehicle racing and inject violence, dirty tricks, mayhem, and fun!

If you like World War One dogfighting, join 63 other players in a massive aerial dogfight in our St. Mihiel Megagame; learn to play Wings of Glory in the Battle of Arras event; or take on a pair of dreaded Gotha bombers in an easy to play and fun game system!

If you like your action closer to the ground, try our Gladiators, G.I Joe, Swashbucklers, or Space Hulk events, where clever tactics rule the day!

If fighting in space is a little more your style, try one of our space games, including X-Wing Miniatures, Battleflett Gothic, or Starmada Nova Edition.

If zombies are your thing (stupid question, I know), we will be running four zombie events this year!  All four take place in the streets of Terre Haute, Indiana, caught in the throes of a class II zombie outbreak (you’ve read Max Brooks’ Zombie Survival Guide-you know what I’m talking about!)  The goal isn’t winning, it’s survival!!

So if you’re a fan of dirty tricks, mayhem, beautifully painted miniatures and terrain, and fun, bring your sense of adventure and stop by one of our events!  We bring the games and teach you the rules, you bring the fun!


Circus Magicus: Valley of Death

Sat 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm (NMN1575938)

Sat 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm (NMN1575939)

Join us for our 18th straight year of fantasy chariot racing at Gencon.  This year, our race will enter the Legendary Valley of Death.  Will your chariot avoid the crowd, angry golems, other chariots, and the deadly track?  Use ramming, boarding, spells, beast attacks and dirty tricks to secure victory and glory for your racing faction!


Gladiators: Blood of Champions

Thu 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm (NMN1575941)

Fri 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm (NMN1575942)

In the arena at Luvia, life is cheap.  Can your team of gladiators best your opponents and win the coveted victor’s laurels and freedom, or will their blood soak into the sand of the arena?  Play with fantasy 28mm figures in a 3D battle arena, using a variety of weapons, heroes, creatures, clever maneuvers, and dirty tricks to slay your opponents and win victory.


Formula Waaaaagh!

Sat 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm (NMN1575956)

Sat 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm (NMN1575957)

War Boss Throkk summons the fastest and most reckless racers from his ork tribes to the ruins of a captured Imperial capital.  Each of the tribes has sent their best teams to race through the ruins of the city. Only the cleverest, most violent, and bloodthirsty will win the race and gain the favor of the Warboss. 40k miniatures and simple racing rules.


Space Hulk: Honor and Glory

Fri 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm (NMN1575979)

Fri 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm (NMN1575980)

The key hive world of Typhinis III cease has fallen silent. After an Imperial Guard force is dispatched and disappears, Marines of the Adeptus Astartes are sent to investigate. Lead a small contingent of elite Space Marine Terminators to discover the truth and vanquish the Emperor’s foes, or fight to destroy the Emperor’s finest.


Ares Zombies: Street Violence

Thu 11:00 am – 3:00 pm (NMN1575987)

Thu 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm (NMN1575988)

An outbreak of deadly gang violence erupts near the Umbrella Corporation vaccination charity in downtown Terre Haute, Indiana. As crazed people attack passers-by, police are dispatched and gangs rush in to settle scores.  Can your group of Police rescue terrified civilians?  Will your gang members even the score with their hated rivals? Can your group of survivors escape the carnage in the streets?  Or will they be the first to join the growing ranks of the walking dead? And what are the mysterious black vehicles cruising the area?


Ares Zombies: Hoosier Horror

Fri 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (NMN1575991)

Fri 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm (NMN1575993)

Two days after police quarantine Terre Haute, Indiana, violence and murder rule the streets. As the heavily armed soldiers of the Indiana National Guard enter the city to deal with walking dead, frightened citizens flee their barricaded homes for the safety of the suburbs. Can your group of soldiers secure the overrun downtown and dispatch the walkers?  Can your group of survivors escape the carnage?  Or will you all join the growing army of the walking dead?


Wings of Glory: The Battle of Arras

Fri 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (HMN1576000)

In April 1917, Germany’s ‘Knights of the Air’ patrol the skies over the Arras Front.  As these veterans of the famed Jasta 11 rack up an amazing 89 kills, allied leaders desperately try to neutralize these veteran German pilots.  Join us in a free-wheeling brawl in the skies, piloting a beautifully painted miniature World War One aircraft.


Wings of Glory: Operation Turkenkreuz

Thu 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm (HMN1576063)

May 19th, 1918. As German Gotha bombers of the Bogohl 3 Squadron return from the largest bomber raid on London, they encounter allied fighters over Belgium. As German fighters scramble to escort the huge bombers, Allied fighters sweep in for the kill. Play a German pilot and escort your bombers to safety, or fly an Allied fighter and seek vengeance for the Londoners lost in the raid. Join us in a free-wheeling brawl in the skies, piloting a miniature World War One aircraft to learn this amazing game!


Battlefleet Gothic: Fear the Reaper

Thu 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm (NMN1576043)

A Chaos fleet rips out of the void near the Garus VI. As the Chaos raiders scatter to plunder the prosperous world and its moons and orbital factories, the Imperial fleet at Garus IX rushes to engage the Chaos fleet.  Will Imperial Cruisers arrive in time to stop the Reapers?  Or will the Chaos fleet pillage slaughter and escap


Starmada: Fear the Reaper

Thu 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm (NMN1576044)

A Chaos fleet rips out of the void near the Garus VI. As the Chaos raiders scatter to plunder the prosperous world and its moons and orbital factories, the Imperial fleet at Garus IX rushes to engage the Chaos fleet. Will Imperial Cruisers arrive in time to stop the Reapers? Or will the Chaos fleet pillage, slaughter, and escape? Learn to play the great Starmada generic starship combat game with beautifully painted BFG ships.


Wings of Glory Megagame: Battle of St. Mihiel Salient

Sat 9:00 am – noon (HMN1576030)

On 11 Sep 1918, the American Expeditionary Force in France launches a massive offensive against the German-held St. Mihiel Salient in France. As artillery and ground forces assault the German fortifications, over 1400 American and Allied aircraft battle veteran German aviators in the skies over the battlefield. Each player will take an American, German, British, French, or Italian miniature aircraft, to sweep the skies of enemy planes.  Join us for our eighth year of this massive brawl in the sky!


X-Wing Miniatures: First Flight

Sat 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (NMN1576070)

New Rebel pilots fly their first real mission: an easy patrol near the moon of Portis. Unfortunately for them, the Empire has different plans for them!


Imperial Assault: GI Joe Assault on Cobra Temple

Fri 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (NMN1576086)

Play as GI Joe or Cobra (the enemy!): there will be 1 Cobra player and 4 GI Joe players per sesession.  Are you prepared for the assault on Cobra Temple?  Recent intelligence has revealed the location of Cobra’s secret base, and an elite group of GI Joes (already the most elite special forces in the world) has been assigned to infiltrate the temple and ascertain Cobra’s next plan for world domination.  Remember: knowing is half the battle!


Imperial Assault: GI Joe Escape From Cobra Temple

Fri 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm (NMN1576087)

Play as GI Joe or Cobra (the enemy!): there will be 1 Cobra player and 4 GI Joe players.  Are you prepared for the assault on Cobra Temple?  Your GI Joe squad has infiltrated the Cobra Temple and now that you know Cobra’s secret plan for World Domination, you must escape again before Cobra forces overwhelm and capture you.  Remember: knowing is half the battle!


Swashbucklers: The Sant’Ambrogio Affair

Thu 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (HMN1576102)

Infidelity! Tax evasion! Treason! The Marquis de Monet is set to marry the Comtesse de Fric, and the nuptials are prepared for the following morning. The Comtesse suspects that the Marquis is carrying on with Sister Katarina from the nunnery across the river and has sent her trusted servants to investigate the Marquis’ manor for any evidence of the affair. The King suspects the Marquis of smuggling goods and money out of the country to the Spanish, and has sent his own agents to catch the Marquis in his illegal activity. Meanwhile the Marquis and his paramour are desperate for one final night together before he is married to the Comtesse and are doing their best to avoid the King’s and Comtesse’s agents. Lead your soldiers, knaves, nobles, and nuns (nuns?) to investigate the misdeeds of your rivals and administer swift justice!

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