Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Smoke free gaming arrives...

Nice to see Alan at the club... and we fought to a bitter bloody draw in the MexAm. Next week we have 4 players doing BFG and the rest doing WW2, it seems...

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Games for the last smokey day...

You see, I hate playing horse and musket, just can't get the hang of it...

Next week we have MexAm for Brett, Dave, JDE and Alan; 40K for Mark and... Mark; Robin babysitting them whilst playing an "out of spire" Necromunda game; and the rest of you can play whatever the USS Bradley arrives with.

Friday, June 15, 2007

This is for Brett ... lovely lovely uniforms

Note the epaulettes and perfectly coiffured cravats. We on the other hand were slightly less groomed. Bandys ... what can you do with them?

D Day 6 June 2007

Wading ashore onto Gold Beach from the Landing Craft. Note the weather and sky and then compare to photographs of 1944. This is the enduring memory I will have having followed in the footsteps of the chaps who did it back then. The old guys are on the beach waiting for us ... a friendlier reception than occured in 1944.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

... oh the shame, part 2...

To think he used be a "proper" wargamer. He liked lines, and columns, and men in pink or grey. History, dammit, none of this silly stuff, it's not proper wargaming.

Certainly not with Hobbits.

Excuse the lack of focus; even my camera couldn't quite believe it.

Off the beach, back in the Beach

Now our intrepid bootnecks have returned from Utah Beach and their hard work abroad; back to the toys. Next week we have FPW; WFB; and GASLIGHT. Maybe something else as Mark L and Tom have nothing to play... but we'll sort that cos we're clever.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Major Fielder discusses logistics with the QM:

"All I did was have a couple of beers and then my boots fell apart - honest!"

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Major General Von Tourism-Adams

Our tour guides gobs off about knowing all the facts and figures surrounding Pegasus Bridge and the Coup de Main.

He even made his own tent. Not bad for a "Bandy".

... and we found a bridge. Apparently famous for something.

Royal Marines Tanks

... and yes the Royal Marines did have its own Panzer Corps. Here we see a Centuar armed with a 95mm close assault gun. Quite handy.

D-Day 6th June 2007

63 years on from the original invasion two intrepid bootnecks from Exmouth Wargames Club set sail along with other Royal Marines from the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines. It was fun, wet, tiring and inspiring. Here are a few phots. CSgt Phil Adams endeavours to remain cool in a sea state 4 on a flat bottomed Landing Craft ...

... Major Dave Fielder meanwhile coolly cross-decks from an LCU to an LCVP (a big one to a small one!). Then we bob around for a bit more and look at the Mulberry Harbours.

We wade ashore to be greated by veterans, French and Rum - huzzah!

Friday, June 08, 2007

Wot we done on D-Day ...

... and so our holiday snaps begin ...

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Final alternative ...

Or if you really prefer something a bit more 40k or Fantasy ...

Another location?

What about this piece of terrain for 6th June? It comes with its own artillery.

6th June ... alternative location

No room at the Beach on 6th June?
Then try UTAH Beach. With room to manoeuvre any number of troops at any scale. Note the lifelike chaos familiar in the image at 180mm scale.