Friday, October 9, 2009

MOAB - Mother of All Battles - 2009

MOAB, short for Mother Of All Battles, is a three day wargaming event held annually over the October long weekend at the Sylvania Heights Community and Youth Club located in the southern suburbs of Sydney, Australia. The convention is put on by the guys from and always turns out a great crowd. Most of the distributors from the southern and east coast come up or down and gamers from all over the country turn out to play in the competition games.

The MOAB main floor - gamers and stalls
"Kev and Ken the Battle Scenics Men"

The distributors this year were Military Simulations, Battleline Scenics, Olympian Games, Essex Miniatures, Eureka Miniatures, Mick Metal miniatures, Shadow Forge to name but a few. I 'm not too sure how many came through the doors but for the day that I was there it seemed the hall was always fairly full.

Black Powder - Napoleonics
Lord of the Rings
Field of Glory - 28mm
John in the Flames of War comp.

Hand in hand with all the distributors the competition size was very impressive. Over eighty players in the Warhammer Fantasy, forty odd player for the Flames of War, Flields Of Glory pulled at least thirty players in 15mm and 28mm scales. Other comp games also included Warhammer 40K, Blood Bowl (with 20 odd players), Lord of the Rings, Wargods of Eyptus and Black Powder Napoleonics.
15mm Demo game

Then to finish the visit off I managed to take a few shots of the only two demo games for the day. Both were Napoleonics. One was the 15mm game, seen every year at MOAB, with a great little table set up and the other game was put on by Andrew Parr and Adam Burke which was a great demo game of Fortune & Glory. I will over the next few days endeavour to place as many images up of the games as I can. Enjoy.

Fortune and Glory.

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