Posts Tagged “Origins 2019”

Origins 2019! Silent Night, Martian Night: A Unique Play Experience

Origins 2019! Silent Night, Martian Night: A Unique Play Experience

Avery Abernethy, 28 June 2019

“December 25th, 1914. In the sleepy town of Grovers Mill the 6th Infantry is celebrating Christmas when suddenly the peaceful night is shattered; Martian Tripods have broken through the front lines!” described this Origins session.  That sounds different.  This Origins I decided to play miniatures for the first time.  Silent Night, Martian Night was pick #2 when I built my Origins schedule.

1 Martian Start Area

Martian Start Area

I knew nothing about the game, the game world, or miniatures play.  But it sounded weird and potentially fun. (more…)

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Origins 2019! The Costume Contest

Origins 2019! The Costume Contest

Armchair Dragoons Public Affairs Office, 27 June 2019

Our IMINT team makes it a point to infiltrate the costume contest every year for photos.  Here you go!

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There’s another costume gallery of folks just walking around the show, too.


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Origins 2019! Costumes Everywhere!

Origins 2019! Costumes Everywhere!

Armchair Dragoons Public Affairs Office, 26 June 2019

Our IMINT team are always on the hunt for costumes and cosplayers, and Origins has some excellent ones.  They spend all weekend on the hunt for costumes, and that’s before we even get to the costume contest over the weekend.

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The costume contest is a separate gallery that we’ll share tomorrow.


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Origins 2019! Wings of Glory World War 1 at Origins

Origins 2019! Wings of Glory World War 1 at Origins

Avery Abernethy, 25 June 2019

A Newbie Wrecks Havok

2019 was my third Origins so I decided play something utterly different – miniatures. I’ve read after-action reports from Wings of Glory games and thought the WW1 aircraft would be a good place to start miniature combat because there are few units and the planes move slowly and are not very maneuverable.  Ares sponsored multiple Wings of Glory and Wings of War scenarios, so I checked to see which ones welcomed beginners and signed up for two.  My first 2019 Origins game was Wings of Glory on Wednesday Noon.

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Origins 2019! State of Play – the Wargaming Media Panel at Origins

Origins 2019! State of Play – the Wargaming Media Panel at Origins

Armchair Dragoons Public Affairs Office, 24 June 2019

With so much of the wargaming media in one place, we decided to bring them together for a panel on the wargaming media, and see what happened.  So we’ve got our editor, plus Jim from Line of Departure, Gary from Ardwulf’s Lair, and Mark from Wargames To Go.  Sadly, we missed Katie Aidley (who was actually working!), and the guys from The Players Aid, who were only there on Saturday.

For much of our time in the room, the panel actually outnumbered the audience, but they did wander in eventually.  Either way, a good time was had by all, and the next iteration of this panel might take place off-site, with some adult beverages.

The video is approximately 52 minutes, but unfortunately, the camera filled up on us and we didn’t get the entire panel.


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Origins 2019! Saturday at the show

Origins 2019! Saturday at the show

Armchair Dragoons Public Affairs Office, 15 June 2019

Saturday is always the biggest day, because it’s the obvious day for single-day attendees to come to the show.  In addition to the events and the exhibit hall, Saturday includes the Origins Awards Banquet, and the costume contest.

This year, there was a -zero- percent chance of us paying $40 for a seat at the awards, for minor snacks, a cash bar, and no swag bag.  But we did get a bunch of contest pics that’ll be included in our giant costume gallery that we’ll publish next week.

Meanwhile, enjoy the scenes of Saturday at Origins 2019 as captured by the IMINT team

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