Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Back in business

"You talkin' to me" - It's all Chaos at club nights (An entry from our last painting competition - Sci Fi/Fantasy category)

With Salute 2015 now only over the horizon, it's time to wake up the Blog from its summer hibernation and get it ready and fit to serve, bringing news of our and other clubs' preparations, vendor releases and offers, and news of the day itself.

The Warlords have not been in hibernation of course, there is much going on - quarterly painting competitions, our annual Warhammer 40 tourney is already on Round 4, the 1st Kings of War tournament ended in August and the 2nd is about to begin, and the American Civil War campaign is in full swing with Johnny Reb still riding rampant while the Goddamyankees try and sort themselves out.

And that's just the tournaments. As a club we play a huge range of games every week (see below), which we will start to highlight as well on these pages over the next months. We also play a party game once a month where we try out games for people who want to get into them - and not just club members, come along if you fancy joining the Warlords

In fact come along any Monday night, we can't gurarantee a game that night but we can pretty much guarantee we can find you someone who wants to play you fairly soon after you come.

(Templars - Club paintimg competition - Historical category)

Right now, the club is playing a lot of:

- 40K (transitioning to 7th Ed)
- Kings of War (Fantasy)
- Dystopian Wars (Steampunk Naval)
- Fistful of TOWS (6mm modern & WW2 )

Something you see pretty much every week is:
- General de Brigade (Napoleonics, mainly 15mm)
- Rapid Fire & Bolt Action (WW2)
- Spaceships (various rules eg X-Wing, Firestorm Armada)
- "Hard" Sci Fi big games (Hammers Slammers & FUBAR are popular right now)
- Warmachine
- American Civil War (various rules, mainly 15mm)
- Sci Fi skirmish (various, eg Infinity, Dust)

Things seen c monthly over the last few months include

- Black Powder (Seven Year War mainly)
- SAGA (Dark Age skirmish)
- Ancients (Various rules - Hail Caesar most used at the moment it seems)
- WW1 dogfighting
- Space Hulking

...and a Long Tail of games played every so often by their devotees,  recent ones from memory include 1/2400 Pre Dreadnoughts; Ogre, 54mm Songs of Drums & Shakoes Napoleonics, French & Indian Wars, WW2 1939 in 10mm....the back catalogue of what 50-odd (and I mean odd ) regulars play is quite staggering.... (everything waxes and wanes, what is hot now will be languishing in a few months time and vice versa - and then there are the new games people are building up for - the Martians are rumoyed to be on their way)

 (Club Game - Hammers Slammers - Hovertank cautiously advances down Route 0101)


Phil Portway said...

Those Templars look nice!!

TinHat said...

The Martians ARE coming to steal your women and men folk!