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MechaniCon 2012 @ The Warstore Weekend, October 26-28, 2012

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:23 pm
by Tironum
MechaniCon 2012 @ The Warstore Weekend, October 26-28, 2012

October 26-28, 2012
Crowne Plaza Hotel Secaucus-Meadowlands
2 Harmon Plaza
Secaucus, NJ 07094

MechaniCon's Warhammer 40,000 Grand Tournament will be moving the venue to join The WarStore Weekend!

Back for their second year, The WarStore Weekend, is a 3 day gaming convention run by - you guessed it - The WarStore! There are other major events joining forces and teaming up to put together a massive weekend of gaming and hobby events.

Also joining will be Mike Clark, aka Mikhaila here on the boards. Showcase & the NE Big Gunz will be running the major Warhammer Fantasy Battle Events!

Battlefront Miniatures will be running 3 days of Flames of War events.

Warmachine and Hordes will also have 3 days of events!

Most of the clubs that have run events at MechaniCon and Showcase will also be participating. All the organizers will be very active in putting out information as it is available, so watch the boards and our websites to stay up to date with our latest news.

Handy Links:





*** UPDATE August 2, 2012 ***

The rules for this year's MechaniCon 40K Grand Tournament have been set and the final rules pack will be available this weekend!

40K GT Basic Rules

- 5 games at 1500 points. You must use the same list in every game and lists are to be exchanged with your opponent before each game.You must have the rulebook and codex books for your force and allies - NO PIRATED SCANS
- We will be using ALL the rules from the new 6th Edition version, As-Is.
- Forge World models and lists are permitted - the most current version of the rules/FAQs from 6th Edition are needed and you must have the proper book - NO PIRATED SCANS
- GW FAQ's will be used - no House Rules
- Scoring to be roughly 50% Battle / 22% Sports / 22% Paint / 6% Quiz + Bonus categories

The latest FAQ's will be used if published prior to October 20, 2012
The latest Codex may be used if released prior to October 7, 2012
You will receive a bonus score for submitting your list by October 20, 2012

We have already sold a couple dozen tickets. Buy your tickets now at - [url=""][/url]

Hotel information
and the discount rate is available now at - [url=""][/url]

Event Schedule:

Friday, October 26
12:00-18:00 Registration
18:00-23:00 Titan Rumble!

Saturday, October 27
7:30-8:45 Registration
8:45-9:00 Get ready for Round 1
9:00-11:30 Round 1
11:30-13:00 Lunch Break
13:00-15:30 Round 2
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-18:30 Round 3

Sunday, October 28
8:00-9:00 Hall Opens, Announcements
9:00-11:30 Round 4
11:30-13:00 Lunch Break
13:00-15:30 Round 5
15:30-16:00 Clean up
16:30-17:00 Awards Ceremony

Re: MechaniCon 2012 @ The Warstore Weekend, October 26-28, 2

PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:07 pm
by Tironum
Our website got hacked and we had to scrap it and start over.

All rules are hosted on the WarstoreWeekend website.

We will begin the process of loading past coverage back on our site soon.

Re: MechaniCon 2012 @ The Warstore Weekend, October 26-28, 2

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:13 pm
by Tironum
The rules info pages have been updated for this year's MechaniCon. Check them out now and look for the Primer Missions this week! ... s-updates/

Also please help get the word out if anyone is still on the fence. Even if you are not up for the MechaniCon main event there is a TON of other great stuff not 40K related. It is just way too much to list so check it out at their site.

Re: MechaniCon 2012 @ The Warstore Weekend, October 26-28, 2

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:06 am
by Tironum
Primer missions are now available on the website:

MechaniCon 2012 - 40K GT Primer Missions

Here is a pic of one of our Archeotech Artifacts under construction so you can practice with them in the Primer missions. As you can see, they are mounted on 60mm round bases and will be Dreadnought size or smaller.

Info about an upcoming event run by the Berks PA Gaming Club offering a ticket to MechaniCon 2012:

Berks PA Gaming Club Facebook Event

Re: MechaniCon 2012 @ The Warstore Weekend, October 26-28, 2

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:00 pm
by KevinC
Looks cool. I might be going to this...anyone else going?

How close is the NJ Transit Secaucus stop to the Crown Plaze hotel? and/or what would a taxi fair cost approx from this stop?


Re: MechaniCon 2012 @ The Warstore Weekend, October 26-28, 2

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:47 pm
by Anger Worm
Pretty sure I'm going for the Saturday Warhammer.

Re: MechaniCon 2012 @ The Warstore Weekend, October 26-28, 2

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:18 am
by Tironum
Here is the latest info - tickets are still available for many events but they are going fast. Order yours today to take advantage of the hotel discount and pre-reg.

Attention Warstore Weekend Attendees!

We are excited that the convention is less than a month away, and with the con being right around the corner there are some updates you should know about! If you haven’t booked your hotel room yet, the date for the Hotel Block is close. If you have not booked your room by October 12th, you will not be able to get your room at our convention room rate.

Also, we will be closing Pre-Reg on the 19th! That allows us to get all the badges ready and prep all of those awesome grab bags we have been working on. This is all very exciting, with the con being so close.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Re: MechaniCon 2012 @ The Warstore Weekend, October 26-28, 2

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:15 pm
by gjnoronh
From Mike Clark

Only a couple more weeks and a bunch of us will be heading up to the big bash that Neal from the Warstore is throwing.

I'm going to be running two WFB tournaments there. I decided to run two different events with two different formats.
Saturday is the 'must be painted and the cheese is a bit toned down'. Sunday is 'ardboyz, bring what you want, no painting required.

No cost for the tournaments, other than admission into WSW.

Link to WFB rules: ... e-weekend/

Rules are a bit thin, if you have a question, PM me or email me at

There are also going to be 40k, killteam, Malifaux, PP, infinty, brushfire and many more games there with events big and small being run.

    Re: MechaniCon 2012 @ The Warstore Weekend, October 26-28, 2

    PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:33 am
    by Tironum
    Today is the last day for the hotel discount rate!

    Pre-Registration ends next Friday, October 19th. Take a look at the event listings! Most are up on the site now and more are still being added.

    We are wrapping up the finishing touches for this year and have another pic to share. Here are some of the Orky Archeotech Artifacts and Bridges!


    What sets the MechaniCon 40K Grand Tournament apart from most others is our desire to offer the best tables and scenery for your gaming enjoyment. We have the best tables with sideboards to place your army, loads of GW Terrain as well as some of our own constructions. Do you want to play on a sheet with hunks of foam or a real battlefield?

    Looking over the 6th edition rules, we were very happy with our scenery collection. Here is a list of the scenery in the rulebook and what we have for our tables:

    Buildings - done
    Dilapidated Fortifications (Bastions and Landing Pads) - done
    Ruins - done
    Forests/Jungles/Woods - done
    Rivers/Lakes/Ponds - done
    Ammo dump - done
    Barricades/Walls - done
    Comms Relay - done
    Defense Lines - done
    Fuel Reserves - done
    Gun Emplacements - done
    Impact Craters - done
    Imperial Statuary - done
    Hills - done
    Shield Generators - next year
    Shrine to Chaos - done
    Tanglewire - done
    Tank Traps - done
    Trench Lines - next year
    Wild undergrowth - next year
    Wreckage - done

    There are so many great clubs and manufacturers involved that it is turning out to be one of the best events around! Don't miss it!

    Re: MechaniCon 2012 @ The Warstore Weekend, October 26-28, 2

    PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:39 am
    by Tironum
    Latest blurb from the main convention site:

    TheWarStore Weekend is October 26th-28th! Pre-Registration ends this Friday, the 19th. Anyone who has Pre-Registered is guaranteed a swag bag at check-in – everyone else is first come, first served. Are we going to see you there?