Saturday, 14 December 2013

Black Powder, White Lace

A true "Old School Wargaming" battle when members of the club pulled out all their 28mm Lace Wars troops.  Central Europe somewhere, War of Austrian Succession, Russians and Austrians faced French & Saxons in a battle loosely based on  the Last Argument of Kings "Battle of Hunsdorf" scenario. About 50 battalions and a similar number of cavalry squadrons did battle on a 12 x 5 table on a club night for a tricorne-tastic battle..

The French right in the village awaits the enemy assault.....

...and here it comes - Russian cavalry & infantry approach. The French try a sneaky cavalry flank attack hoping to delay matters. It didn't.

On the Franco-Saxon left, the Austrians mount a major attack...a Saxon cuirassier stopgap charge (bottom of picture) was beaten off...

...but allowed Saxon and German troops time to move to counter the Austrians, while other Saxons move through the woods to take the heights, only held by French light troops

The Russians spot a gap in the centre, and launch a huge assault on triple march time! 

The French scramble to stop the gap, eventually the cavalry reserve - Gendarmes de France and Chasseurs de Fischer save the day. The dice of fate were wth them. A very near run thing!

Spot the mugs on the table....the Austro-Russians contemplate the situation amidst the Black Powder

 Our Austro-Russians did better than the Prussians at the actual battle, getting into the village and thus not allowing the defenders to reinforce the heights, which created the central gap the Russians drove into. Only the extreme lucky dicing heroism and self sacrifice of the Gendarmerie allowed the Franco-Saxons to pull a losing draw out of an otherwise desperate situation 

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Club Night 22nd October 2013

A few games from the club this week. Many different games are played, so if you do not see your particular Genre, does not mean they are not played. 40K and Kings of War are popular at the moment as there are leagues being played in both genres. nineteenth century and WWII are regularly played in 15mm and 28mm and WWII in 20mm. Other game systems played are Malifaux, Saga, Dystopian wars, Wings of War (WWI Dogfights) and X-wing are played and many more. contact us at website below and ask if we play your particular fave game system.

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General view

The Monthly Party game this month was Pirate Skirmish using LotHS with some adaptions by Myself. Had seven players.
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Some of the action
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Some of the players
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15mm Hammer Slammers 
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The Canteen Staff! "Bless em"
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A 40K tutorial for Frankie and his Dad, Roger 
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A Zombicide board game, had six playing.
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28mm ACW, Guns at Gettysburg rules. Rosa had a cold, hence the warm clothing.
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WWII 6mm ToW rules, Had seven playing.
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A Kings of War league game draws to a close.
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A Kings of War tutorial game
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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Club Night at the Warlords  29/07/2013 

The last night before the August break saw a packed hall with many people playing their
last 40K  Tournament game .

It was nice to see a few new members and a wide varity of games being played .

    some of the fantasic terrain built for the Infinity 28mm Sci Fi game
                         chaos space marines advance under the watchful eye of a dreadnought
A Rogue Trader era Land raider
 Tau Riptide
Tau Firewarriors set up on a hill
   The Tau advance for the greater good
     another game of the ever popular  Hammers Slammers
More Tau Riptides

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Salute‬ 2014 Update 

There will be NO Bring and Buy at Salute 2014

This will allow us to invite more traders put on more games and have a little bit more space to sit down and look at all your purchases


Sunday, 14 July 2013

Club Night 8th July 2013

This particular evening had 4 Mantic based games on, and the usual mix of games

Three Kings of War games. A lot of these Armies are WIP at the moment, as we are commencing a league later in the year and everyone is fine tuning their armies in a series of practise games. ATM the moment we have sixteen players. I will probably have four small leagues of four players, then onto a knockout phase.

Goblins vs Kingdoms of Men

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The Big Clash
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Orcs vs Undead

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Kingdom of Men vs Dwarves

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Bolt Action "training game" 

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A board game

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15mm Napoleonic "GDB" game

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Club Night - 17 June 2013

Next Monday is the club AGM, so I thought it was probably a good night to get some pictures - certainly more interesting than next week :)

Bolt Action

Impetus, 15mm

 British Grenadier (the 'General de Brigade' AWI variant)

Lace Wars - War of Austrian Succession, using Black Powder "Last Argument of Kings".

Dystopian Wars


A couple of games of 40k


Zombicide - great fun as a boardgame

And finally the club painting competition.
Three categories - 
Historical - German - any period, any scale.
SF&F - It came from Above! - anything that flies.
Open - Painted in the last three months.