NOVAG Events at GenCon 2012

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 15th 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 Castle Wolfenstein, Gladiators, or Space Hulk events, where clever tactics rule the day!

If zombies are your thing (kind of stupid question, I know), we will be running four zombie events this year!  Two take place in a blinding snowstorm during the Battle of the Bulge, near an abandoned sanitarium.  Two take place in the river town of Alton, Illinois, turned on its head by a class III zombie outbreak (you’ve read Max Brooks’ Zombie Survival Guide-you know what I’m talking about!)  The goal is not 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!

Here are the events we’ve submitted for GenCon 2012:


Circus Magicus: The Dragon King’s Challenge

Join us for our 15th straight year of fantasy chariot racing at Gencon.  This year, our race will take place on the Dragon Lord’s track in the volcanic wastes of Kor Tariksis.  Will your chariot be able to avoid spectators, swooping dragons, the attacks of other racers, and the deadly track itself?  Use ramming, boarding, spells, beast attacks and dirty tricks to secure victory for your racing faction, or die to amuse the Dragon King!

Session 1: Thursday, August 16   2PM-6PM NMN1234192

Session 2: Saturday, August 18, 2PM-6PM NMN1234195


Ares Zombies: The Last Bridge

Alton, IL, Oct 2012.  Three weeks after the first reported case, outbreaks of the Lazarus Plague are growing. To isolate his state from eastern refugees, the Missouri Governor seals most Mississippi River crossings. At Alton, the last open bridge checks all refugees for signs of infection.  Can your group of survivors make it past the walking dead to safety in the “Show Me” state?

Session 1: Friday, 17 August    2PM-6PM NMN1234227

Session 2: Friday, 17 August    7PM-11PM  NMN1234228


Ares Zombies WW2: Death in the Snow

Battle of the Bulge. Dec 1944. American troops of the 26th Infantry Division are driven out of Wisembach by a determined German assault. With Panzergrenadiers in hot pursuit, GI’s retreat into a dense forest. As night falls and a blizzard grows, both seek shelter in a shattered village, near an abandoned lunatic asylum. Neither force is prepared for the horror that awaits them

Seesion 1:  Thursday, 16 August    7PM-11PM NMN1234224

Session 2:  Saturday, 18 August     7PM-11PM NMN1234225


Legions of Steel:  Castle Wolfenstein

Five months ago, agent Blazkowicz (of the OSA) foiled the plans of the SS Special Project Division outside of Castle Wolfenstein by destroying the thousand year old revived corpse of Heinrich I.   Now frontline units of the allied advance are being routed by hordes of risen dead.  Has Project Resurrection been reactivated?  A striketeam led by paratroopers from the US 4th special operations battalion have landed in and around the town of Wewelsburg and are preparing to move on the castle to end Project Resurrection for good!

Session 1:  Saturday, August 18   2PM-6PM NMN1234252

Session 2:  Saturday, August 18   7PM-11PM NMN1234253


Gladiators: Death or Glory!

In the arena, 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.

Session 1:  Friday, August 17   10AM-1PM NMN1234211

Session 2:  Saturday, August 18   10AM-1PM NMN1234213


Space Hulk: Lost Hope

The “Hope of Humanity,” a ship from the Dark Age of Technology, has emerged from the warp. Auspexes reveal that STC template systems are functioning on the ship.  Chaos Renegades and Imperial Marines are dispatched to seize the ship and gain the priceless STC systems. But are they prepared to face the xenos creatures that have taken residence on the hulk?

Session 1:  Friday, August 17   1PM-5PM NMN1234217

Session 2:  Friday, August 17   6PM-10PM NMN1234222


Wings of Glory Megagame:  Battle of  the St. Mihiel Salient

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 fifth year of this massive brawl in the sky!

Saturday, August 18   9AM-12PM HMN1234021


Formula Waaaaagh!

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 figures and simple racing rules.

Session 1:  Thursday, August 16     7PM-11PM  NMN1234202

Session 2:  Saturday, August 18      9AM-1PM NMN1234205


Wings of Glory: the Battle of Arras

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 miniature World War One aircraft. Come and learn this amazing game!

Thursday, August 16   10AM-1PM HMN1234190


Wings of Glory Bombers: Operation Turkenkreuz

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!

Session 1:  Thursday, August 16    2PM-5PM HMN1234168

Session 2:  Friday, August 17    9 AM-12PM HMN1234172

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