Jul
23
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ARENA REX Game Day @ The Battle Standard CONNECTICUT Tickets
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Arena Rex Game Day

ARENA REX GAME DAY

Arena Rex is an innovative tabletop skirmish game. The experience has been built from the ground up to be tactically deep, yet streamlined and accessible. A low model count combined with easily digestible rules make Arena Rex easy to pick up and play. Alternating activations, opposed die rolls, and out-of-turn reactions keep you engaged throughout the game.  ​A dynamic round structure offers new gameplay and tactical opportunities unique to Arena Rex. Damage trees offer new levels of control within a flexible combat resolution system.

Getting Started:

You can get started playing Arena Rex with only 3 models per side. The same amount offered in a standard starter box.  The more standard game size is 5 minis per player, a battle of this size usually takes about 45 minutes. You’ll need a measuring device and some D6.  Arena Rex’s fatigue mechanic requires a token for each mini you field and every Arena Rex miniature is supplied with this token as well as our custom, doric inspired base, a 4×6 art card with background info, and a game rules reference card.

Factions:

In Arena Rex, the game factions take the form of famous ludi that inhabit the world. These ludi serve as soft factions as Arena Rex has very open force construction rules. When constructing a gladiator cohort to fight in the arena you may take any mix of gladiators and beasts you desire.  However, there are potent bonuses for keeping mostly within a single ludus.

Board Size:

Arena Rex is played on various board sizes, we recommend an arena that measures about 30″ in diameter. Building your dream arena is part of the fun; players should feel free to build whatever shape and size game board they like.

Look to our Facebook fan group for more interested players!

Guild Ball Game Day @ The Battle Standard CONNECTICUT Tickets
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Guild Ball Game Day

Join us every Monday for Guild Ball!

THE HISTORY OF GUILD BALL

Mob football is a game generally played between neighboring towns and villages on feast days (hence the popularity). Players on opposing teams clash to control a leather-wrapped inflated pig’s bladder and attempt to kick it into the opponent’s goal. Over the years, rudimentary leagues and tournaments have sprung up; there have even been some national level games between some city states.

The powerful Guilds of the land have taken advantage of the huge popularity of the sport as another means to control the masses. They invested vast sums of money; creating professional Guild sponsored teams and structured leagues. The public went crazy as the game was elevated to new heights of spectacle. Guild Ball was born amidst a blaze of interest and publicity and with it, a whole new business and revenue stream for the Guilds. Games are now played out in front of vast crowds of fans, whilst behind the scenes the results can mean fortunes are won or lost on the kick of a ball.

> Fast Resolution Hit System…

Guild Ball’s core dice engine is designed to be fast and easy to perform, makes the game silky smooth to play. Using classic D6’s with an intuitive dice pool system, hit resolution is lighting fast with minimal computations.

> Playbook…

Whilst the hit resolution system is fast and intuitive, the playbook allows for a huge variety of outcomes to each dice roll. You decide the in-game effect you need to deliver success…if you get enough hits of course!

> Kicking/Passing…

We’ve designed Guild Ball to encourage kicking and passing the ball. The game actively rewards you for doing so, which results in a fast paced dynamic game flow. Like all our game mechanics, kicking the ball is fast and simple to do.

> Influence System…

Guild uses a resource management called Influence to control actions and movement each turn. This leads to an intense bluffing and counter-bluffing meta-game as well as a need for deep risk management and turn planning.

> Momentum System…

Guild Ball features a unique system that reflects the ebb and flow of a football match. As players perform and achieve in-game actions they generate Momentum which can in turn be spent on triggering special ‘plays’, shooting at goal or out of turn reaction moves. Any momentum left over at the end of the turn translates into a massive advantage on determining initiative the following turn.

> Combo Play…

Guild Ball models are carefully designed to play off and feed into each other. Clever players will discover a huge depth of strategy available to them, which will be reinvigorated each and every time a new model is added to the Guild’s roster of choices.

 

(All information courtesy of Steamforged Games LTD.  For more information visit http://steamforged.com/guildball)

Magic: The Gathering “Casual” Commander @ The Battle Standard CONNECTICUT Tickets
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Magic the Gathering - Casual Commander

The Commander format is all about picking your hero and building a deck around them. In this casual, multiplayer format, you choose a legendary creature to serve as your commander and build the rest of your deck around their color identity.

THE BASICS

YOUR DECK

  • 1 commander card (legendary creature)
  • 99 other cards
  • Only one copy of any card, except basic lands
  • All cards must be in the color identity of the commander

THE GAME

  • 2–6 players
  • Free-for-all multiplayer format
  • Start with 40 life
  • All commanders start in their command zone
  • Take turns in clockwise order
  • Last player standing wins

Not interested in building your own Commander Deck but still interested in participating? Try the ever competitive pre-made Commander Decks by Wizards of the Coast!

Commander 2017 Decks

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Malifaux Game Day @ The Battle Standard CONNECTICUT Tickets
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Malifaux Game Day

MALIFAUX Game Day

Based in an alternate Earth, Malifaux uses gothic, steampunk, and victorian horror with a dose of the wild west to inject fun and depth into the magical lawlessness of a world rife with monsters, necropunks, man-machine hybrids, gunslingers, and powerhungry politicos. Actively using character-driven stories to define the world of Malifaux, seek your fortune in this fast paced and brutal 32mm tabletop miniature skirmish game. Assemble your crew and stake your claim!

Malifaux 2E completely updates the rules of the game, adding strategic depth, clarity, and choices. New stories, new factions, and new characters continue to pull you through the Breach and leave you battling for opportunity and survival in the dangerous world of Malifaux.

Look to our Facebook fan group for more interested players!

WARMACHINE / HORDES Game Day @ The Battle Standard CONNECTICUT Tickets
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 29 @ 11:00 pm
Warmachine Game Day

Join your fellow Warmachine / Hordes players as The Battle Standard host’s our weekly game day dedicated to Privateer Press’ creatively strategic, steampunk-fantasy, tabletop miniature game.  new to Warmachine?  Read more about the epic struggles of these urban civilizations of the Iron Kingdoms as warcasters and their mechanical monstrosities defend their city limits, HERE.  If you prefer the bearing of claws, gnashing of teeth, and calling upon nature’s wrath to defeat the imposing threats of those encroaching on the wilds of your homeland then try taking a look at Hordes HERE.

Two great games that play as one!  Come see what Warmachine / Hordes is all about every Monday at The Battle Standard!

Jul
24
Tue
WARHAMMER 40,000 by Games Workshop @ The Battle Standard CONNECTICUT Tickets
Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Warhammer 40000 Game Day

WARHAMMER 40,000 by Games Workshop

Join those most loyal to the Emperor for Warhammer 40,000 Game Day!

Warhammer 40,000 Game Day is for all levels of participant.  For those seeking a challenge from the area’s veteran players to those looking to learn the game.  All are welcome and encouraged to participate!  Hope to see you there!

Look to our Facebook fan group for more interested players!

(NOTE: In the event that a Tournament is held on the same day as this weekly event, the Tournament will take precedence!  Please call ahead if the information in this calendar warrants clarification)

Warhammer Age of Sigmar by Games Workshop @ The Battle Standard CONNECTICUT Tickets
Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
WARHAMMER Age of Sigmar

Join us weekly for Games Workshop’s AGE OF SIGMAR!

Explore the world of fantasy miniatures with Warhammer Age of Sigmar. Collect vast armies, engage in massed battles and read epic tales of great heroes through an exciting range of miniatures, books and games.

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The Warhammer Age of Sigmar Starter Set is the perfect place to begin collecting miniatures in the fantastical, war-torn Mortal Realms. The forty-seven Citadel Miniatures in the Starter Set represent the first armies to clash during the Age of Sigmar.

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The box also contains the Warhammer Age of Sigmar game rules, and a fabulous, full-color guide to the opening battles of this titanic age of conflict, as well as dice and range rulers for playing fun and exciting table-top wargames with your miniatures. (description and imagery courtesy of www.games-workshop.com)

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Jul
25
Wed
STAR WARS X-WING Game Day @ The Battle Standard CONNECTICUT Tickets
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Star Wars X-Wing Miniature Game

STAR WARS X-Wing Miniatures Game

With its pivotal role at the Battle of Yavin, the Incom Corporation T-65 X-wing fighter claimed its place in history. Boasting high-powered laser cannons, proton torpedo launchers, and a reinforced titanium-alloy hull, this solid and dependable craft has earned its reputation as a staple in the Rebel Alliance’s arsenal against the Galactic Empire.

Control the most advanced starfighters and outstanding pilots in the galaxy! In X-Wing Miniatures Game, you take the role of squad leader and command a group of merciless Imperial or daring Rebel pilots in furious ship-to-ship space combat.

Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates exciting Star Wars space battles from small engagements of only a couple of crafts, to large conflicts where multiple squadrons clash. Select and equip your ships, pick your crew, plan your attack, and complete your mission.

Join our FB fan group HERE to talk to other local Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game players!

WARHAMMER 40,000 by Games Workshop @ The Battle Standard CONNECTICUT Tickets
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Warhammer 40000 Game Day

WARHAMMER 40,000 by Games Workshop

Join those most loyal to the Emperor for Warhammer 40,000 Game Day!

Warhammer 40,000 Game Day is for all levels of participant.  For those seeking a challenge from the area’s veteran players to those looking to learn the game.  All are welcome and encouraged to participate!  Hope to see you there!

Look to our Facebook fan group for more interested players!

(NOTE: In the event that a Tournament is held on the same day as this weekly event, the Tournament will take precedence!  Please call ahead if the information in this calendar warrants clarification)

STAR WARS ARMADA Game Day @ The Battle Standard CONNECTICUT Tickets
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 26 @ 11:00 pm
Star Wars Armada

STAR WARS ARMADA

“What of the reports of the Rebel fleet massing near Sullust?”     –Darth Vader

Rebel and Imperial fleets fight for the fate of the galaxy in Star Wars™: Armada, the two-player miniatures game of epic Star Wars space battles!

Massive Star Destroyers fly to battle against Rebel corvettes and frigates. Banks of turbolasers unleash torrential volleys of fire against squadrons of X-wings and TIEs. Engineering teams race to route additional power to failing shields. Laser blasts and explosions flare across the battlefield. Even a single ship can change the tide of battle.

In Star Wars: Armada, you assume the role of fleet admiral, serving with either the Imperial Navy or Rebel Alliance. It’s your job to issue the tactical commands that will decide the course of battle and, perhaps, the fate of the galaxy.

Join the conversation in the local community about Star Wars Armada and other great games by joining our Facebook fan group today!