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MBA Summer Show circuit

Summer shows are here and MBA will be attending. Here is the list of shows that we will be attending this summer:

Cool Mini or Not Expo
June 19-21
Atlanta, GA
http://www.Cmonexpo.com

Historicon
July 16-19
Fredericksburg, VA
https://hmgs.site-ym.com/?page=HconHome

GENCON
July 30-Aug 2
Booth 1752
Indianapolis, IN
http://www.gencon.com

We will have all the latest items, previews of new items, our Direct Terrain items, and updates of new projects that we are working on. We look forward to seeing everyone at the show. At all three shows we will also have our gaming tables set up. Come on by and have some fun gaming too.

See you at the shows!

Kirk, Claudia, Jim, and Parry

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We’ll be attending Cold Wars!

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MBA will be attending Cold Wars, March 6-8, in Lancaster, PA. We look forward to seeing everyone and hoping for a snow free weekend.

The new MBA items are just a few weeks away from being delivered and we will be taking pre-orders on these items.   We will also have new Direct Terrain items at the show as well. So lot’s to see and more to talk about at the show.  Safe travels and we will see you in Lancaster.

 

Kirk and Jim


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Heading to GENCON!!

Hello MBA friends. Tuesday we are heading off to GENCON in Indianapolis, IN; always a great show and a great time.

We will have convention specials at the booth, new products to review and the Castle Kick starter pieces as well. What more could you ask for…well, we will be setting up our huge gaming tables in the miniature hall as well. So stop by and say hello and see what’s going on.

We are in booth 1140. See you at the show!

Kirk, Claudia, Jim, and Parry


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Attending Historicon….and some updates

Hello fellow gamers! Miniature Building Authority will be attending Historicon this year. We will have all of the latest items, new direct items, and close out specials. This will be a great opportunity to check out all of our buildings and terrain.

Additionally, we will have the items from the Castle Kickstarter at the show. This will be a great time to see all the cool items that will be available for this project. The new dates for the Castle Kickstarter project will now be in August. We will announce the dates at Historicon.

Last chance for the latest Big 12 Sale. This sale will be over on the 14th. Check out the great savings.

Thanks for everyone’s support

Kirk, Claudia, Jim and Parry


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MBA Games Day Report from March 1st

Hello Everyone. I apologize for the delay in getting out my report on the first of hopefully many MBA game days, but March has been an excessively busy month. First, I want to thank John, the owner of Treefort Games, for hosting us for the day. He was awesome and we love his store. He has plenty of large tables for gamers and we did not even dent his gaming space with our big tables.

Secondly I would like to thank our game masters Michael Johns, Charles Salley, Charley Traylor, Alan Huskey, and Andrew Campbell. You all were great and we appreciate the games you ran for us.

On the big castle European table we had some Warhammer Fantasy going in the morning and then Charley took over and ran a game of Saga. On the big Middle Eastern Table we ran a big game of Operation Desert Breeze, Iraq in 2008, and then Charles ran a cool zombie game based on a Syrian scenario.

I had set up for a 3rd game for an Afghanistan scenario, but it had been a long day we did not get to start that one. This was a big success and we appreciate everyone for coming out and spending some time gaming with us.

We will try to do this in the Atlanta area at least once a year if not twice. Here are some fun pictures from the event:

 

 

Thanks for everyones support.

Kirk, Claudia, Jim, and Parry


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GenCon After Action Report: Win!

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The upright city of St. Piddlin was a hit a GenCon.

We drove up from Atlanta on Tuesday, leaving at 8 in the morning.  Traffic wasn’t really an issue.  The drive was uneventful. We got to Indianapolis that afternoon and just had dinner, resting for the odyssey that would be the next five days.  On Wednesday we unloaded the truck.  Grover came by and was a great help with this. Lunch was at the Ram, a Brewpub downtown.  Wil Wheaton was there having lunch. I did not fanboy him.

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There was quite a lot of work involved in this. We were worn out, so it was time for dinner and home then.  The next day was the opening of the show.  The dealer hall opened at 9 for the people who had paid for early entrance and for the celebrity types.  At ten, the rest of the gaming world descended upon us.  After that calmed down a bit, we met up the guys from 19 and 1, a gaming club in Indy.  We put up 4 gaming tables using MBA 28mm terrain for three and MBA 15mm terrain for one.   IMG_0834This is the 24′ Castle into town battle table.  There is a game of bolt action going on in the background while the guys from DGS are running Freeblade.

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This is the 16′ of middle eastern conflict we set up being used for a zombie game.

There are tons more pics of the terrain and the rest of GenCon on facebook in our albums.  Here is  a link.  While you are there, make sure to like us.  Share us with your network please.

While Kirk and Jim worked the booth, I stayed in the gaming hall, talking about the new Castle Kickstarter and all of the great MBA terrain.  People were really excited about the stuff, and about a million pictures were taken of the castle table. The first day seemed to last forever. Finally six o’clock came, and the dealer hall shut down.

We then headed over to the Rathskeller, a German restaurant in downtown Indy.  Kirk had some of his friends meet us there.  They were the guys he’d served with in Iraq, and their families.  What  a great group of people.  Friendly and outgoing folks, I felt right at home with them.  We had *excellent* food and beer, plenty of conversation, and more than one “no shit, there I was” story was told.

The rest of the Con went by in similar fashion.  We got up early, to the con, worked until six, and then called it a day. On Friday we ran the Open Conflict game on the Middle eastern table.  It was well received to say the least.  The players blew up, ran over and shot each other in quite inventive ways.   The Americans camped in the base while the UN troops left behind the guys whose vehicle got RPG’d and the ISF just got pummeled.  The “BrownLiquid” Contractors were ignored as they whisked the prince out of the conflict area.  The Sunnis and Shias seemed to have the most fun,  ambushing convoys and bus jacking pilgrims.  The big winner of the day was Grover, Bus jacking the pilgrims, killing off ISF forces, and moving his rockets into place.

Saturday came and went in a blur.  Jim did get a chance to talk to an old friend from Iron Wind. IMG_0842

Sunday came and we had a big rush at the booth.  We packed it at 4, and had to wait what seem like forever before they’d let us load the truck.  We headed home then, and after another uneventful drive, GenCon 2013 was in the books.  We had a great time.  You should come next year!

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Gen Con 2013 Day 0

What a great day!  We got up to some great weather. It was about 58 and warmed up to 74 today.  Unloading went smoothly.  The booth setup took a while, and by the time we were done we headed over to the Ram, a brewpub in downtown Indy.  They have embraced GenCon…. Check out this menu!

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We also picked up a copy of the Program.

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This thing is huge. We set up 4 tables for gaming, a 15mm Flames of War, a 28mm zombie table, a 28mm modern conflict, and a huge 28mm castle and town battle.  Pics of these to follow.  Started letting people know about the castle kickstarter.  Lots of positive feedback on it.  Looking forward to the rest of the Con,