Article updated: 2020.02.19
The Makettfesztivál Miskolc 2016 (Model Festival 2016) miniatures convention was held on 2016.01.30-31, in Miskolc. The Makettfesztivál Miskolc, built around the Győzelem Pajzsa (Shield of Victory) modeling competition, is an annual modeling hobby event, organised by the Miskolci Makettezők Egyesülete (Modelers Association of Miskolc). An event coverage was written by Kadmon.
The Nexus Club took part in the Makettfesztivál on both days, working closely with The Forge wargaming club. Sarkadi Sándor came from Debrecen to do a demonstration of the Kings of War, a fantasy tactical game from Mantic Games. For this event, wargaming boards were made by Kelemen Gábor and by the Scenery World Workshop.
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The Győzelem Pajzsa (Shield of Victory) competition attracted numerous nominees, and it gathered many interested people to the Makettfesztivál this year as well.
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The Miskolci Vasútmodellezők Egyesülete (Railway Modelers Association of Miskolc) displayed electric railway track.
For the wargamers the clear "winner" of the Makettfesztivál was the lava gaming board made by Scenery World Workshop, the commission terrain and scenery workshop founded by Chava Thomas and Kovács Károly. The terrain was inspired by hellish landscape of Mordor (from The Lord of the Rings setting).
Kelemen Gábor (MeyilKree) has spent the last few monthes with the creation of this beautiful gaming board for his wargaming tutorial missions on the Makettfesztivál. Originally it was made with Games Workshop's Lord of the Rings in mind, but it was also perfectly suited for Mantic Games' Kings of War battles.
Kelemen Gábor (MeyilKree) (on the left) made every effort to raise the aesthetic quality of the Makettfesztivál
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From the Nexus Club it was Takács György (Kadmon) who held presentations of various board games and miniature games on the Makettfesztivál. He also constantly herded the passersby to the gaming tables, who arrived to visit the Győzelem Pajzsa (Shield of Victory) exhibition. During the two days, besides the most popular Kings of War there were plays of DreadBall, Deadzone, Zombicide, demonstrations of Infinity, Warzone Resurrection (a wargame set in the world of Mutant Chronicles), Alien vs Predator, and even of World of Twilight, that's almost unknown in Hungary.
We managed to recruit some young visitors of the Makettfesztivál for tactical miniatures games. The helpful members of The Forge wargaming club (including Lehoczky Tamás (Zirrian), Györkei Ákos, and Györkei Gergő) took up the role of instructing the small generals.
Some of the guests of the Makettfesztivál didn't bother themselves with any kind of written rules, just had a good time playing with the beautifully painted miniatures using their own imagination to create cute stories. (The illustration shows a little girl trying to balance each and every Blood Angel miniature on top of the tank for some strategical reason.)
There was a broad range of visitors on the Makettfesztivál, boys and girls, young and old played alike. An elderly generalissa tried to show the younger ones how to do an effective cavalry charge against tanks using lances with explosive warheads.
We would like to thank the organisers for the opportunity to participate in the Makettfesztivál miniature festival. It was interesting to see the Győzelem Pajzsa (Shield of Victory) exhibition. I hope we'll be able to be here next year!
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MiNap: A makettek szerelmesei találkoztak ismét Miskolcon (in Hungarian): Review article in Hungarian.
Kelemen Gábor: A második Alkinosozoriaknazi haditanács (in Hungarian): Overview of the Kings of War battles in Hungarian.
Kelemen Gábor: A második Alkinosozoriaknazi haditanács 2. rész (in Hungarian): Overview of the Kings of War battles in Hungarian.
Kelemen Gábor: A második Alkinosozoriaknazi haditanács 3. rész (in Hungarian): Overview of the Kings of War and Lord of the Rings battles in Hungarian.
Kelemen Gábor: Beszámoló a 2016-os Miskolci Makettfesztiválról (in Hungarian): Review article in Hungarian.
Sarkadi Sándor: Miskolci Makettfesztivál - Élménybeszámoló (in Hungarian): Review article in Hungarian.
Makettfesztivál: Gallery 2016./1. (in Hungarian) (2020.02.18: currently offline)
Makettfesztivál: Gallery 2016./2. (in Hungarian) (2020.02.18: currently offline)
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Translation based on: Makettfesztivál Miskolc 2016 makettező rendezvény (2016.01.30-31) - Esemény beszámoló (2020.02.19)
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What do you think of the 2016 Makettfesztivál of Miskolc? How did you like the Győzelem Pajzsa exhibition? What was your favourite event? What would you like to add, what do you miss from the festival? Tell us in the comments!