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Northern Invasion Gamers Tournament 2023

by Christie Grahame

two guys with a table top warhammer set up

On the weekend of the 4th and 5th of November, as the fireworks flew overhead, Northern Invasion returned. The yearly event which had people from Orkney, Shetland and sometimes other northern regions had been on hiatus due to the advent of Covid, but this year saw its return.

Travel for the Shetland contingent was courtesy of Northlink Ferries. The event ran for two days, 4th & 5th November, and was located at the Peedie Kirk in Kirkwall. The return of the weekend event was much welcome.

A 40k tournament was held which filled many tables and saw such large clashes as Angron taking on a Warhound titan. In the end the tournament winner was Neil Pearson from Shetland with his World Eater army. Also tallying up the points Shetland’s players came ahead of Orkney’s.

Shetland team players
Overall winner from Shetland

But it wasn’t just Warhammer 40k as multiple Magic the Gathering games were played including several booster drafts. Also, multiple board games such as Hero Quest were played which saw the return of the crazy murderer Hobo that people thought was a wizard but had a strange fixation of killing goblins.

By the end of the weekend many laughs and memories were made and it will be good to see this yearly event return.

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