Wargamer Round-up: GenCon Indy 2016

By Joe Robinson 09 Aug 2016 0

Unless you were actually fighting in a warzone under some kind of special comms black-out, you would have known that last week was GenCon Indy – the most prominent boardgame convention on the calendar.

2016 proved to be bigger and better than previous years, and we're sad that we missed it. Still, that won't stop us collecting some of the choicer bits of news and info that came out of the show, so enjoy our 'Wargamer' Round-Up of GenCon Indy 2016.

Fantasy Flight Games

It wouldn't be a board-game convention without something from industry staple Fantasy Flight Games, and on the Wargame front we got three new announcements:

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RuneWars: The Miniatures Game is a new fantasy two-player wargame based off their RuneWars franchise. It focuses on 'blocks’ of figures, where standard round-based units can be slotted into a plastic square base – a concept taken from traditional table-top miniature games.

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Star Wars: Armada is getting another wave... although like the two before it 'Wave' seems a little bit grand at this point. Capitalising on the popularity of Star Wars: Rebels, Wave V will bring you the Phoenix One and the Imperial Light Cruiser expansions, as well as a new squadron pack for both sides.

X-Wing is also getting a new wave – Wave 10 borrows mainly from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and features Kylo Ren's 'Upsilon'-class Shuttle, the briefly glimpsed Quadjumper, and then Sabine Wren's (stolen) TIE Fighter from Star Wars: Rebels.

Wings of Glory WW1

The World War 1 variant of Wings of Glory showed off three new planes at the show – the Sopwith-11/2 Strutter, the Phonix D.I. and the Nieuport 11 ‘Bebe’.

There’s a copy of Wings of Glory in the office, we should probably give it a try at some point.


TGN ran some great ‘In Photos’ articles during the show, and you can glimpse new models for WarMachines as well as an in-action shot of Halo: Ground Combat.

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Other note-worthy spots at GenCon include Blood & Plunder (pictured top)Dust 1947, Drakerys, and more casual-style wargames like Major General: Duel Time & Quartermaster General: Victory or Death: The Peloponnesian War.

Did you go to GenCon this year? Did you see anything cool or take part in an especially tense tournament? Let us know in the comments!



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