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2017 ARMY: Flames of War: Monty’s Desert Rats

Purchase tickets for this raffle here.

The NOVA Open Charitable Foundation’s 2017 painted by Steve McCuen. This year, proceeds will benefit Doctors Without Borders.

Army arrives in fully customized transport case donated by KR MULTICASE, with custom acrylic templates from TNT LASER WORKS.

Fun Facts:  53 vehicles combined, 112 magnets, ~ 265 decals, thousands (>4000) of cuts of sprue parts. (Number are the total for both FoW Armies: Monty’s Desert Rats & Rommel’s Afrika Korps.)


All tank turrets are magnetized, tanks are the new plastic Battlefront Miniatures models
Overview pic and then pics of each of the following groups in zip file
Note: The items supplied by Battlefront are not exactly per the British box as they sent raw sprues but is as follows and provides a good starter army. More than what is in box.
6 Grant/Lee tanks
7 Honey Stuarts tanks
6 Crusader III tanks
2 Crusader II CS tanks
7 Crusader II tanks

Take a look a Steve’s final custom paint job below.

 

2017 ARMY: Flames of War: Rommel’s Afrika Korps

Purchase tickets for this raffle here.

The NOVA Open Charitable Foundation’s 2017 painted by Steve McCuen. This year, proceeds will benefit Doctors Without Borders.

Army arrives in fully customized transport case donated by KR MULTICASE, with custom acrylic templates from TNT LASER WORKS.

Fun Facts:  53 vehicles combined, 112 magnets, ~ 265 decals, thousands (>4000) of cuts of sprue parts. (Number are the total for both FoW Armies: Monty’s Desert Rats & Rommel’s Afrika Korps.)

Note: The items supplied by Battlefront are not exactly per the DAK box as they sent raw sprues but is as follows and provides a good starter army, more than what is in box.
All tank turrets are magnetized, tanks are the new plastic Battlefront Miniatures models
5 Panzer III short 5cm barrel tanks
5 Panzer III uparmoured long 5cm barrel tanks
5 Panzer IV long 7.5cm barrel tanks
6 Panzer IV short 7.5cm barrel tanks
4 Tiger tanks
Take a look a Steve’s final custom paint job below.

 

 

2017 ARMY: Blood Bowl Game Set & Pitch

Stiff Neck Studios has donated a professionally painted version of Games Workshop’s Blood Bowl set to NOCF. Proceeds from this raffle benefit Fisher House.

Army arrives in fully customized transport case donated by KR MULTICASE.

View pictures of the Stiff Neck Studios custom painted Blood Bowl game pitch and teams (Humans & Orks) below:

 

 

 

2017 ARMY: Guild Ball New Release – The Farmers’ Guild

Purchase tickets for this raffle here.

Steamforged Games has donated a professionally painted issue of its new “about to be released” Guild to NOCF. Proceeds will benefit Doctors Without Borders.

Farmer’s Guild – Honest Land . . . win this and be among the first players on the planet to have this ready-to-play Guild in hand!
Army arrives in fully customized transport case donated by KR MULTICASE, with custom acrylic templates from TNT LASER WORKS.
A Guild Ball New Release, The Farmers’ Guild.

Browse the custom painted miniatures below:

Windle:

Bushel:

Grange:

Jackstraw:

Harrow:

Peck:

Goal-Farmers’:

Terrain-Farmers’:

Ball-Farmers’:

 

 

 

2017 ARMY: WH 30K Army: Mechanicum

To purchase raffle tickets for this army click here.

The Horus Heresy (AKA Warhammer 30K) has really been gaining a lot of momentum over the last few years, so we decided it was high time we put some of the Artist Consortium on painting up some beautiful (and impactful) Horus Heresy-era armies.

This Mechanicum army is made entirely from Forgeworld models and runs 2,000 points once tricked out with the various upgrades and wargear items.

The army contains the following (and the artists are listed in parentheses):

HQ
• Magos Prime on Abeyant (Jake Landis)

Troops
• Thallax Cohort with Phase Plasma Fusil (Joel Moon)
• Thallax Cohort with Photon Thruster (Joel Moon)

Fast Attack
• Vultarax Stratos-Automata (Marc Raley)

Heavy Support
• Thanatar Class Siege Automata (David Sampson)
• Krios Battle Tank (Max Dubois)
• Myrmidon Destructors (Andrew Gray)

Lord of War
• Cerastus Knight Atrapos (John Stiening)

It is a very compact force (just 14 models) but packs a LOT of punch, with a great deal of heavy hitters. It would also be easy to take it up to 2,500 points by simply adding a couple of Thallax Cohorts to the list.

This army really is great for both veteran Horus Heresy players and those completely new to games in the Age of Darkness.

        

Our First Newsletter!

On August 12, 2015, the NOVA Open Charitable Foundation launched its first-ever Newsletter. To read about the NOCF, our 2015 charity armies and new collection, the Silent Auction, Foundation Lounge and more, CLICK HERE.  To receive future emails, write us: novaopencharities@gmail.com. We are in our 3rd Raffle Season and our success is the result of tabletop gamers worldwide – thank to all of our supporters, The Compassionate Force!

Malifaux 7 Tickets Available!

Tickets are now on sale for the Malifaux 7 Collection!

Wyrd Games, parent company of Malifaux, donated all models for this unique raffle. Capt. Wes Cogdal, owner and lead artist of Stiff Neck Studio, worked with his studio of artists to create seven Malifaux crews for seven lucky winners in this year’s charity raffles.

As with the other raffles, winnings will be shipped worldwide (though you can take them with you from the NOVA if you attend). Drawings will be performed during the NOVA final award ceremony ON September 6. . Also as with the other raffles, KR MultiCase has generously donated a foam-included carrying case for each crew!

Read More . . . 

Batalion Piechoty Tickets Available!

Tickets are now on sale for the Batalion Piechoty Polish Army.

Alongside the Blitzkrieg Supplement, the Polish Batalion Piechoty stands as a remarkably adaptable army, worthy of attention. First of note is the core; each company can comprise up to four platoons, meaning that there could be as many as 49 infantry teams in one element. At the same time, while all units are deployed, the platoons can act independently of each another.

Battle for Craftworld – Sons of Orar Tickets Available!

Tickets are now on sale for the Sons of Orar Army.

And now, on to just one of the Tactical squads from the Sons Of Orar army, painted by Neil Szabo. We usually give our artists a bit of freedom to approach their tasks the way they see fit. This year, Neil took his task to the next level by magnetizing the gap out of this squad. Loads of options for both the sergeant and the special weapons trooper mean that the winner (could it be you?) will be able to switch up their lists depending on opponent without much effort at all.

ALAITOC ELDAR: FIRST LOOK!

AWESOME!!

The 2015 NOCF Alaitoc Eldar artists, under the direction of Brian Ballard, have completed their mission! The army came together in Baltimore, Maryland, where Dave Taylor photographed each and put together this first peak for you.

Raffle tickets for this army will go on sale July 1, 2015 at: novaopenfoundation.org

 

SONS of ORAR SPACE MARINES: FIRST LOOK!

AH-MAZING!!

The 2015 NOCF Sons of Orar Space Marine artists, under the direction of John Stiening, have completed their mission! The army came together in Baltimore, Maryland. Dave Taylor will be posting at novacf.blogspot.com leading up to launch on July 1.

Raffle tickets for this army will go on sale July 1, 2015 at: novaopenfoundation.org

 

JULY 18: BBQ/Gaming Fundraiser!

Special Thanks to Mike Brandt and the NOVA Open for hosting the following fundraiser. Please sign up to participate – first come/first served. Games of choice will be 40K (limited to 32 players) and Malifaux (limited to 16 players). Donations will support the NOCF and Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Mike writes, “Back in 2009, the NOVA Open got its start with a 40k tournament in a park, hosting 32 players across 4 rounds. Two years ago, we hosted another one of these in a backyard in Vienna, hosting 32 players in a more laid back 3-round setting. We’ll be bringing this BBQ fundraiser back again this year, on July 18, and adding Malifaux.  So, clear your calendars! The event will be hosted in McLean, VA.

Grilled dogs and burgers/chips/tasty beverages sold to further support event. Cover will be planned and provided in case of rain. For an idea of what to expect, check out coverage of the last one by Bob Roda, who drove down from CT to attend: Blood, Skulls and Fire!

To secure your spot in the games: Choose which event you’d like to participate in HERE

2015 Charity Army Raffles Open July 1, 2015

The NOVA Open Charitable Foundation launches its third fundraising season with five army raffles:

  1. Alaitoc Eldar Army (Battle for Craftworld)
  2. Sons of Orar Space Marines (Battle for Craftword)
  3. Malifaux 76-Model Multi-Faction Army
  4. Flames of War WWII Polish Army
  5. NOVA Space Marines (Fontaine/Tabanelli Project)

Pictures of these armies will be available soon. Check the WIP dropdown on our menu for sneak peaks!

NOCF Website Back Online

The NOCF ran into several delays launching its new website, so we’re going with what we have – and what you’re familiar with.  The above slider, our artist drop down menu, and our Works In Progress 2015 page have been updated with all of our amazing 2015 NOCF Artists. Our 2015 army page is currently under construction.

Imperial Knight Video! (July 9)

Here is a quick video detailing the Imperial Knight painted by John Stiening for the NOVA Open Charitable Foundation raffle.

The proceeds from ticket sales will go to Doctor’s Without Borders. Tickets are a dollar each and can be purchased at novaopenfoundation.org/?p=1734 (and more photos!)

This is all for a worthy cause and the Knight is part of a larger army! More information can be found at the link above or at novaopenfoundation.org/

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=898020763547109

 

Silent Auction at NOVA Open (June 13)

The NOVA Open CHARITABLE FOUNDATION will host a Silent Auction at the
2014 NOVA Open Tabletop Wargaming Convention from August 28 – August 31.
Please join us as you must be present to bid on and WIN in the Silent Auction!
Stop into the Foundation Lounge in the Regency Parlor Suite: proceeds support the NOCF and there will be FREE speaker presentations during the convention.

Certain items in the Silent Auction will raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project; if not so designated, proceeds will support The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

A preview select items being featured in the Silent Auction HERE

The Fisher House Foundation (May 31)

The NOVA Open Charitable Foundation will donate funds from the Man Eaters of the Great Maw raffle and the two Forge World Models (Contemptor Dreadnought and The Great Unclean One to The Fisher House Foundation. The Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. For more information about them click HERE.

To help support The Fisher House Foundation you can buy tickets HERE

Penny Arcade Deathwatch Army (April 20)

The Deathwatch army is a great story of collaboration, as 28 miniature artists connected through the Penny Arcade forum to create this 2000 point army.  Read more background.  Andres Jiminez, Foundation intern, created the logo by marrying the Deathwatch logo to a video game counsel in order to demonstrate this army’s commitment to Child’s Play Charity.

VISIT THIS ARMY’S WORKS IN PROGRESS

PA DW Orig 1 PA DW Orig 2 PA DW Orig 3 PA DW Orig 4 PA DW Orig 5 PA DW Orig 6 PA DW Orig 7 PA DW Orig 8 PA DW Orig 9(

Ultramarine Army Named “Blood & Honor: The Defense of Macragge” (April 19)

The Macragge Project Ultramarine artists have named this army, “Blood & Honor: The Defense of Macragge.”  Andres Jiminez, a Foundation intern, created the logo using the iconic Ultramarine symbol as the top portion of a stethescope to demonstrate the army’s intent to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders.

VISIT THIS ARMY’S WORKS IN PROGRESS

Model: Roman Lappat, “Zeta, the Barbarian Babe” (2015)

Donated by Roman Lappat (Massive Voodoo):
Zeta, the Barbarian Babe

“Zeta is a warrior princess. I can relate to the fierce nature of this woman as she will undoubtedly wage battle against any threat. She has nothing to hide. A force of nature, she will take on evil and she will prevail.” ~ a breast cancer survivor

Only 200 tickets will be sold, both on site and on sale at the NOVA Open Tabletop Wargaming Convention in Washington, D.C. (September 3-6, 2015).  Proceeds will support BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION & the FISHER HOUSE FOUNDATION.

Need not be present to win: The NOCF will ship anywhere in the world with a deliverable address. With only 200 tickets being sold, multiple tickets will increase your odds of winning greatly!

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