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Miniature Gaming

Whether you are a longtime miniature-gamer or interested in just getting started, the Long Island Tabletop Gaming Expo has something for you!
Play or spectate one of our larger tournaments, or visit the Demo Zone for a taste of what these games have to offer.  Be sure to also check out our painting classes!

Tournaments

A few notes about all our tournaments:

Onsite Registration for the events begins shortly after doors open at our Miniatures Games check in desk. In order to ensure we are able to complete all events in a timely manner, all tournaments will begin no later than 11:30AM. Arrive early and avoid the lines!

Painting is not required, however it is encouraged! Players of each tournament will vote for the best painted among themselves and prizes will be awarded. Optional bag check for all your heavy miniatures bags will also be offered at our Miniatures Games check in desk.

All of our tournaments are free with entry to the Expo!

Age of Sigmar

The world’s most popular fantasy wargame arrives at the Long Island Tabletop Gaming Expo!

 

We will be hosting a 2000 point, three round Age of Sigmar event.

 

A full rules packet is still being developed and will be posted closer to the event. Keep an eye on this space!

Warmachine & Hordes
Warfaire Weekend Qualifier

This year The Long Island Tabletop Gaming Expo hosts a Warmachine & Hordes Warfaire Weekend Qualifier Tournament! Depending on the amount of players in attendance, the top 8 ranking players will earn points towards a qualifying spot at the Warfaire Weekend Invitational 2020.

 

The event will be a 75 point, 2 list steamroller event. The rules for steamroller can be found here:http://files.privateerpress.com/op/Steamroller%20Rules%202019.pdf

 

Information on pre-registration will be available shortly. Check Back Soon!


More Details about Warfaire Weekend can be found on their facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/WarfaireWeekend/

Kill Team

For the first time at Long Island Tabletop, Skirmish Combat in the 41st Millenium!


We will be using the Las Vegas Open’s 2020 rules packet for our event. These rules can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1EDfaKkoCn4hxVlEs8o8QagfuxAPOJG4E


The main addendum to the above is that terrain is not guaranteed to be the same across all boards.


This event is capped at 16 entrants.


Monsterpocalypse

Returning this year to Long Island Tabletop, we will be hosting a Crush Hour tournament!

 

We will be using the two monster format.


Crush Hour rules can be found here: http://files.privateerpress.com/op/Monsterpocalypse/Crush%20Hour%20Rules.pdf

 

Pre -Expo Painting Contest

Bring a pre-painted miniature in for judging and show off your painting skills!

Rules:

  1. All entries must be the work of the person entering. The person entering must personally hand in the miniatures before 1pm on the day of the Expo. Entries must also be collected from the display case before Expo closing. Any entries not collected by the end of the show automatically become the property of the expo.

  2. Entrants must have purchased an Expo ticket. 

  3. All entries must be accompanied by the provided entry form. This must be filled out correctly and clearly. Competitors will be issued a numbered receipt when they have handed in their miniatures. In order to collect their miniatures at the end of the show, competitors must present this receipt in person.

  4. Competitors can only enter categories once; though they may enter as many of the categories as they choose. 

  5. Competitors cannot enter a piece that has previously won an award from another competition.

  6. While every care possible will be taken with the entries, the miniatures are entirely at the risk of the competitor. The Expo will not be responsible for any damage or loss that might occur while the miniatures are in their care.

  7. The Expo has the right to photograph the competition submissions and to publish photographs.

  8. The judges’ decisions are final in all cases.

 

Judging:

Each entry in the competition will be judged based on its own merit irrespective of the other entries and categories. Judges will look at each piece and award entries a gold, silver, or bronze (or possibly no award) based solely on the quality of the entry. For example, in a category with 20 entries, there may be 2 gold, 5 silver, 7 bronze, and 6 entries with no award.

This system enables participants to judge the progress of their work from year to year without regard to what the other competitors may enter. This will also ensure each entry gets recognized for its effort despite being in a category with an abundance of entries.

There will be an overall winner for each category, selected from the models that earned the highest medals.

The title of Best In Show will be awarded to one entry, the best piece in the competition, selected from the overall winners of each of the categories.

 

Judging Criteria

Use these criteria as a guide to produce the best competition pieces you can bring!
Each entry will be evaluated by the judges on the following criteria.  Both Technical Quality and Artistic Quality will be given equal consideration in determining whether a model achieves a gold, silver, bronze, or no award. 


1) Technical Quality
This includes all the skills used in constructing, painting, basing, and finishing the entry.   An entry should exhibit the best technical work of which the entrant is capable.

Preparation and construction.  Visible mold lines, untrimmed flash, excess glue, grainy primer, and unfilled gaps detract from a model. Conversions and added details should blend convincingly with the original piece. There should be no wobbly parts or loose bits that fall off the entry with normal handling.
Painting.  A model can be painted many ways (from smooth blends to textured brushwork, from bright clean colors to monochrome, from realistic metallics to stylized NMM), but the painting should be competently and consistently executed within the chosen style(s). An entry that catches the eye at a distance should also look good on close examination. All individual figures in a unit should be painted to the same level as the leader.
Presentation.  Groundwork and scenic elements should be given the same attention to detail as the main figure. A well painted model should not be standing on poorly finished terrain. All areas of an entry that are meant to be seen should receive consideration and treatment.

2) Artistic Quality
This includes all the aesthetic and creative decisions made in creating the work.  An entry should demonstrate that the entrant has thought seriously about how best to model it.

Painting.  For example, does the color palette complement the subject of the entry? Do the style of painting and brushwork enhance the form and texture of the model’s surfaces? Does the entry use contrasts of color and value for emphasis?
Composition and design.  For example, does the entry have a focal point? Does it make use of color and form to draw the eye there? Does the posing of the model give it movement and life? Are colors and shapes repeated in a way that creates a sense of unity throughout the work?
Presentation.  For example, if the entry is a unit, do color, basing, pose, and details give it a cohesive feel? Do the groundwork and scenic elements help ‘frame’ a model and give it context, rather than just filling space? Are these elements modeled and painted in a style that is harmonious with the main figure(s)? Does a model intended to be viewed in the round have visual interest from all angles?
General effect.  This is hard to quantify. However, a good model has a certain ‘feel.’  Busts have expressive character and a look of life in their eyes. Weathered models look convincingly dirty or aged.  Fire and light effects seem to really glow. Viewers feel an emotional response to the entry.

Not Included in Judging Criteria
Entries represent a vast range of manufacturers, styles, and genres. Judges are not expected to be familiar with the background or subject matter of so many different models. Therefore:

Conversions of stock models or scratch sculpting of an entry will not be considered, beyond the technical and artistic quality of the work.
Historical accuracy will not be considered.
Adherence to game rules or canon (such as traditional faction colors or unit composition for wargame models) will not be considered.
No preference will be given to models produced or distributed by any specific company.

 

Categories:

  1. Categories:

    1. Single Small Figure: Single figure, 25mm to 40mm scale, on a base no larger than 60mm in diameter, with a total height no more than 75mm. (ex. Solo, warcaster/warlock, single trooper, etc.)

    2. Unit/Group: Unit, squad, or battlegroup (minimum of 2 figures), 25mm to 40mm scale, on bases no larger than 60mm in diameter, with a total height no more than 75mm. Figures may be mounted on a single display base or individually based. Please use minimum standard unit size appropriate to the system. (ex. Trooper unit, warcaster and battlegroup, Guild Ball team, etc.)

Monster/Vehicle: Vehicle, warmachine, or monster, 25 to 40mm scale, on a base no larger than 250mm in diameter, total height no more than 300mm. This category includes vehicles with riders and figures mounted on large animals such as dragons. (ex. Light or heavy warjacks/warbeasts, colossals/gargantuans, battle engines, etc.)

 

At-Expo Painting Contest

Paint a mini at the show and win!

There will be 2 age brackets – 15-Adult and Under 15


Rules:

  1. All entrants will be provided with a model which they will have up to 5 hours to paint. 

  2. Limited to 20 entrants, first come first serve,

  3. Entry fee of $5. Entrants will be able to keep the model at the end of the competition.

  4. Each model will be the same, will be provided fully built, cleaned and primed as necessary. 

  5. Entrants will not have any pre-knowledge of the chosen model.

  6. Detail paint brushes and a basic paint set will be available for all entrants to share if necessary. Contestants may bring their own tools and paints. 

  7. Once Judging is complete, all entrants must retrieve their model by the close of the expo. Any entries not collected by the end of the show automatically become the property of the expo.

  8. While every care possible will be taken with the entries, the miniatures are entirely at the risk of the competitor. The Expo will not be responsible for any damage or loss that might occur while the miniatures are in their care.

  9. The Expo has the right to photograph the competition submissions and to publish photographs.

  10. The judges’ decisions are final in all cases.

Judging 

A panel of judges will look at each piece and award a gold, silver, and bronze metal to contestants. Judging will be based entirely on painting per the below:


Painting.  A model can be painted many ways (from smooth blends to textured brushwork, from bright clean colors to monochrome, from realistic metallics to stylized NMM), but the painting should be competently and consistently executed within the chosen style(s). An entry that catches the eye at a distance should also look good on close examination.  For example, does the color palette complement the subject of the entry? Do the style of painting and brushwork enhance the form and texture of the model’s surfaces? Does the entry use contrasts of color and value for emphasis?

Demos

For those not yet a part of the hobby, or those looking to try a new game, we will have a number of demo tables available. Our staff will be on hand to instruct you in any of the below games! Keep checking this page for any additions, and let us know if there are any games you want featured!

Monsterpocalypse

Love all things giant monster and robot related? Monsterpocalpyse may be the game for you! MonPoc is a fast paced action game played on a grid, where teams of monsters and support units faceoff to be the last Kaiju standing!

 

MonPoc is for players of all types, but those who love amazingly detailed models and fun rampages across a cityscape should check this one out! 

Age of Sigmar

The world’s most popular fantasy wargame! Interested in unique, yet familiar fantasy setting, Age of Sigmar has many ways to play, from small skirmish sized games to large multi-army battles!

 

This game is for all types of players, from casual gamers to those looking for a tournament scene.

Warmachine & Hordes

One of the most popular tabletop tournament games, Warmachine & Hordes has been a mainstay in tabletop gaming. The world of the Iron Kingdoms merges steampunk wizardry with new takes on traditional fantasy themes. 

 

If you’re looking to compete in competitive tournaments, Warmachine & Hordes might be for you!

 

Kill Team

Skirmish combat in the 41st millenium, all the greatness of Warhammer 40k consolidated to a fast paced, tactical skirmish game. Very accessible, this game is an excellent choice for a first tabletop miniatures game.

 

Guild Ball

The Beautiful Game, Mob Football Skirmish combat! Visit the Empire of the Free Cities, where everyone’s favorite pastime can be yours too!

 

Inspired heavily by both soccer and the low fantasy genre, Guild Ball is a game for those who want a tight competitive tournament experience with a smaller investment size. 

Infinity The Game

If you’re a fan of hard sci-fi, anime inspired settings then Infinity the Game may be for you! Infinity takes us to the Human Sphere, where hyperpowers compete amongst themselves in the shadows, while the looming alien threat approaches.

 

Infinity is one of the more advanced tabletop miniatures games, but new players should not be daunted!

Marvel: Crisis Protocol

The new kid on the block, Marvel: Crisis Protocol one of the most recent releases onto the tabletop miniatures world.

 

Made by industry veterans with an eye for faithfulness to the source material, M:CP will appeal to both Marvel fans as well as gamers looking for a new, tactical experience!

 

Blood Bowl

Love football? Love Fantasy? This fan-favorite mashup has been a staple of the miniatures community for decades! Come see what can happen on the pitch!

 

Blood Bowl is for gamers of all types, but its smaller format makes it an easy game to get into while retaining a wealth of tactical gameplay.

 

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