NOVAG Events at GenCon 2016
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 19th 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 72 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 huge German 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 a major fleet engagement using the Starmada Nova Edition rules.
If zombies are your thing, we will be running four zombie events this year! All four take place in the streets of La Crosse, Wisconsin, caught in the throes of a huge zombie outbreak. 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: The Dread Realm of the Lich King
Join us for our 19th straight year of fantasy chariot racing at Gencon. This year, our race will enter the realm of the Lich King Rys-Kelis. Will your chariot avoid the evil crowd, angry undead, other chariots, and the deadly track? Use ramming, boarding, spells, beast attacks and dirty tricks to secure victory and glory for your racing faction!
|NMN1694481||Circus Magicus: The Dread Realm of the Lich King||Sat @ 1:00 PM||4 hrs|
|NMN1694482||Circus Magicus: The Dread Realm of the Lich King||Sat @ 6:00 PM||4 hrs|
Gladiators: The Pit
In the Pit of Karroth, 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.
|NMN1694477||Gladiators: The Pit||Thu @ 11:00 AM||3 hrs|
|NMN1694478||Gladiators: The Pit||Fri @ 8:00 PM||3 hrs|
|NMN1694487||Formula Waaaaagh!||Sat @ 10:00 AM||4 hrs|
|NMN1694488||Formula Waaaaagh!||Sat @ 2:00 PM||4 hrs|
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.
Formula Waaaagh! Choppa Challenge
|NMN1694487||Formula Waaaaagh!||Sat @ 10:00 AM||4 hrs|
Space Hulk: The Promethium Must Flow!
|NMN1694496||Space Hulk: The Promethium Must Flow!||Fri @ 2:00 PM||4 hrs|
|NMN1694497||Space Hulk: The Promethium Must Flow!||Fri @ 7:00 PM||4 hrs|
The crucial promethium processing facility at Germania Thrax is attacked by mysterious attackers. when Imperial Guard forces in the system fail to reclaim the facility, Marines of the Adeptus Astartes are dispatched to investigate. Lead a small contingent of elite Space Marine Terminators to discover the truth and vanquish the Emperor’s foes, or fight to defend the hive and destroy the Emperor’s finest. This scenario is intended for experienced Space Hulk players. See our event “Space Hulk: The Sin of Damnation” for a beginner Space Hulk event.
Space Hulk: The Sin of Damnation
A space hulk named The Sin of Damnation appears out of the warp near the Blood Angels homeworld. Terminator Marines are sent to board the hulk and erase a centuries-old stain on the honour of the chapter. Learn to play Space Hulk using beautifully painted figures in a friendly learning environment.
|NMN1694498||Space Hulk: The Sin of Damnation||Thu @ 3:00 PM||3 hrs|
|NMN1694499||Space Hulk: The Sin of Damnation||Thu @ 7:00 PM||3 hrs|
|NMN1694500||Space Hulk: The Sin of Damnation||Sat @ 9:00 AM||3 hrs|
Ares Zombies: Escape!
|NMN1694483||Ares Zombies: Escape!||Thu @ 10:00 AM||4 hrs|
|NMN1694484||Ares Zombies: Escape!||Thu @ 2:00 PM||4 hrs|
La Crosse, Wisconsin. As defenses at the FEMA quarantine shelter at the university crumble, school buses are dispatched to take survivors to the nearby Army base at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. Will your bus full of survivors travel safely through the bloody zombie-infested streets of Lacrosse? What terrors will you face before you finally escape?!
Ares Zombies: Dying Hope
|NMN1694485||Ares Zombies: Dying Hope||Fri @ 10:00 AM||4 hrs|
|NMN1694486||Ares Zombies: Dying Hope||Fri @ 3:00 PM||4 hrs|
La Crosse, Wisconsin. Four days after the Lazarus virus struck La Crosse, death stalks the city’s streets. As desperate survivors cower in the surrounded FEMA shelter at Elm Park Elementary School, elements of the Wisconsin National Guard launch a rescue column. Amid the gunfire and screams of the dying, other survivors struggle to make their escape from the zombie hordes. Who will survive?
Wings of Glory: The Battle of Arras
|HMN1696432||Wings of Glory: The Battle of Arras||Fri @ 1:00 PM||3 hrs|
|HMN1694476||Wings of Glory: The Battle of Arras||Fri @ 8:00 PM||3 hrs|
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: Giants of the Sky
|HMN1694475||Wings of War: Giants of the Sky||Thu @ 3:00 PM||3 hrs|
June 1918. Two Gotha G.V. bombers return from a night bombing mission over France. As the sun rises, a squadron of allied fighters attack. Will the allies bring down the largest aircraft to fly in the Great War? Join us in a free-wheeling brawl in the skies, piloting a beautifully painted miniature World War One aircraft.
Wings of Glory Megagame: The St. Mihiel Salient
|HMN1694474||Wings of War Megagame: The St. Mihiel Salient||Sat @ 9:00 AM||4 hrs|
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. 72 players will pilot American, German, British, French, and Italian miniature aircplanes to sweep the skies of enemy planes. Join us for our ninth year of this massive brawl in the sky!
Starmada: The Battle of Delta Herculis
|NMN1694479||Starmada: The Battle of Delta Herculis||Thu @ 7:00 PM||4 hrs|
In the early days of the Succession war, a Hexite sector warfleet battles a mysterious alien fleet in the Delta Herculis Nebula. Learn the elegant Starmada Nova edition space combat rules using beautifully painted starships.
GI Joe Cobra Assault – Jailbreak on Cobra Island
|NMN1694491||GI Joe Cobra Assault – Jailbreak on Cobra Island||Sat @ 3:00 PM||3 hrs|
Play as GI Joe or Cobra (the enemy!): there will be 1 Cobra player and 4 GI Joe players per session. Are you prepared for the escape from Cobra Temple? Although they are currently being held in the prison pits in Cobra Temple, the Joe team has not been beaten. Fight with your fellow Joes to break out of the Cobra cells and escape to the surface for extraction. However, you will need to hack into Cobra’s computer system in order to message Joe HQ so they know to pick you up. . . Remember: knowing is half the battle!
GI Joe Cobra Assault – Escape From Cobra Temple
|NMN1694492||GI Joe Cobra Assault: Escape From Cobra Temple||Sat @ 6:00 PM||3 hrs|
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 escaped the Cobra Prison Pits and must now evade Cobra forces in order to reach the designated extraction point. Remember: knowing is half the battle!
Swashbucklers: The Monet Affair
|HMN1694493||Swashbucklers: The Monet Affair||Thu @ 7:00 PM||2 hrs|
|HMN1694495||Swashbucklers: The Monet Affair||Fri @ 5:00 PM||4 hrs|
The Marquis de Monet is hosting a lavish event at his chateau in the Loire Valley. His wife, the Comtesse de Fric has decided that this is the perfect time to once again try and catch her philandering husband, and has secretly smuggled a cadre of nuns from the local nunnery to guard against his behavior. The King has sent his agents to capture the smugglers who the Marquis has been working with for the past year to avoid taxes, and the Chevalier du Racine has decided that he will not take no for an answer when it comes to tracking down his true love, the Comtesse herself.