Thursday, December 11, 2008
I wonder if I will get away with taking my wife out on her Birthday on the 22nd for a quiet, romantic pub meal in The Beach? The food is very good, after all........
The sensible historical gamers sought refuge in 1809. The nightmare scenario on a battlefield - all the protagonists (Austrians v Westphalians and Friends) have decided to wear white and speak German.
How can you tell who the enemy is? Dummy, it's the guy shooting at you!
1. As alluded to in James's previous (good to see Napoleonic up there again!), the Beach Pub has the Function Room booked out next week. The following two Wednesdays are Christmas Eve and New Years Eve (and I don't think we would get away with it!). Therefore, the next Club Night will be on Wednesday 7 January 2009. Games will be:
Epic: Brad and waifs and strays.
Warhammer Quest: James, Robin, Tom, Bookmark, Rob and Tony.
Babylon 5: Mick and Trainset.
Something Hysterical: Brett and myself.
2. A reminder that the Plymouth Show is fast approaching (Saturday 31 Janaury 2009) and the Club will be putting on two games; The Boxer Rebellion and Night of the Living Dead II (tbc). Well done everyone who has managed to paint their Boxer figures. Those who are still besieged in Tiensien with Admiral Seymour, Mick and James will need your completed figures for them to base on 7 January latest, please.
3. Currently attending the Plymouth Show will be:
Brett, myself, Mick, Bookmark, James, Chris (tbc), Trainset, Trainset's Wallet (confirmed). Brett and I will provide the wheels - pick ups to be arranged. There are two free tickets per game. If we can take both the Boxer and Zombie Games that will be.....four tickets. Tickets will be divided between Mick, the two drivers and one other (or Mick and Brett if we just do the Boxer game. I will still drive and will have room for passengers).
4. Robin would like the army lists for the 40K Tournament submitted on 7 January.
5. The Isandlwana Zulu War Game on 21 January currently has Rob, Mick, Bookmark, Trainset, Brett, Tony, Chris and myself sharpening their bayonets and iklwas - if anyone else wishes to don a pith helmet or monkey tails, please let Rob know.
6. And finally, thanks to you all for another great year of wargaming and a special thanks to The Beach for allowing us to use the Function Room to wage war. Have a good break and remember; Wargame Responsibly.
WH 40K 13
At Close Quarters 6
Other Colonial 3
7 years war 3
Star Wars 2
Mexican American War 2
Grand Alliance 1
Hammerin Iron 1
Song of Blades 1
Warmaster Fantasy 1
Blood bowl 0
Wild West 0
Martian Empires 0
Horse & Musket 0
Inevitably games get missed or forgottten; tough. You may infer from this list being posted now that there are no more club meetings this year - you may infer that correctly.
Sunday, December 07, 2008
'Big Dude' (in the hoody) decides not to go that way...
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Retinue (Medieval Skirmish): Chris, Bookmark plus any other chivalrous challengers.
Afghanistan (10mm 19th Century style - lots of hills): Rob, Tony and Tom.
Napoleonic (20mm proper wargaming): Myself, Brett, Trainset and Brad.
Something (hopefully legal): Mick, Robin plus any of the more adventurous types.
Good luck to all of those who are participating in the Bristol show this weekend.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
1870 - French Poilus defending a redoubt about to get some sausage time!!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Retinue (Medieval): Chris, Bookmark, Tony and Rob.
Napoleonic: Myself, Tom, Brett and possibly Trainset and Knuckles (i.c. Artillery Dice!).
40K: Robin and Bradley.
The Warhammer Final is expected to take place on 17 December. However, keeping in mind the principle that 'no plan survives contact with the enemy' (written by Von Moltke - a German - so what does he know about winning wars?), a date in January may be set aside if necessary.
Club Members are requested to ensure that their Boxer Rebellion figures are completed and on 2p size bases (unflocked) by the end of December.
And finally, welcome back Tom who has returned from his expedition to New Zealand - now get your haircut!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Epic: Bradley, Knuckles and Dude.
Napoleonic: Myself, Brett, Trainset and Chris.
BFG: Robin and Bookmark.
Bristol Show Test Game: Mick and Rob.
Club members who are not currently down for a game will be able to join in the above games on the night, especially Mick's game that is designed as a participation adventure, so see you there.
Whilst the saying goes 'Remember, remember the 5th of November' it is also worth remembering that the 5th November is also notable as the date when William of Orange landed in Brixham in 1688 putting Britain on the path to modern government and monarchy, religious tolerance and better individual freedoms.
The 5th November is also the date on which the Battle of Inkerman was fought in 1854 during the Crimean War; a battle that gained notoriety as 'the soldiers battle' as the foggy weather conditions made command and control practically impossible with soldiers simply holding their ground including one Corporal Prettyjohns of the Royal Marines who resorted to throwing rocks in order to repel the attacking Russians earning him one of the first Victoria Crosses awarded.
The Austrians make a stand against their old French adversaries in a tactical game of cat and mouse as both sides manouvre to gain a position of advantage in a game that ended in stalemate.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Napoleonic (Huzzah!) - Myself, Brett, Bookmark and Trainset.
Halloween Roleplay (Scary) - Mick and the Kindergarten; Luke, Guy, Connor, and Chris.
Epic - No-one.
Colonial (Fix.....Bayonets!) - Rob, Brad, Vince and Tony.
Maori Wars - Tom.
Chapultepec or San Juan Hill (depending on which is nearer at the time) - James.
By way of a look forward, the Warhammer Final will potentially be on 12 November.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
OK, so I wasn't there - but my spies were. Rob captured satellite imagery of the following action last Wednesday: above left, a Second World War snowball fight - without snowballs and to the right a game of Hide & Seek with at least a change of hairstyle in store for the losers (French-Indian style, of course).
If you are wondering where the Secretary was - a lastminute.com chance for Major General Von Tourism Adams to spend four days in Normandy seemed too good a
chance to miss.
This is me at German Strongpoint WN72 overlooking Omaha Beach at Vierville-sur-Mere (the vicinity upon which the opening sequence of Saving Private Ryan was based).
The Secretary hasn't been the only one on foreign shores. Young Ensign Tom Von Tourism Ferrero is in New Zealand. He sent this stunning photo of a Tyrannosaurus Rex chasing his car; at least it was - just seconds before he grabbed his camera......
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
|As the secetary is AWOL again I was delegated to take over. Below is what should be on next week (spreadsheet to follow...)|
Epic- Bradley, Gregg
Mexican/American- Brett, Smee, Bookmark and possibly Phil (if not AWOL again...)
Battletech- Mick, Vince, Dude and possibly Andy
WWII- Rob, Chris and Knuckles
Congratulations to Vince for winning the play-off in his part of the league, could of gone either way right to the end. He will now face Andy in the Final.
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
James and Trainset will be indulging in a spot of Lord of the Rings.
Mick will be putting on a 'silly game' with Robin and Dude - that I have to see!
Donning their tricorns for a Rogers Rangers French-Indian War adventure with Brett will be Myself, Bookmark and Andy.
Rob and Chris will be putting on their version of the Eurovision Song Contest - 1944 style.
But perhaps the battle of the night will be fought between Brad and Vince in the deciding game for their Warhammer League Group.
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Dude: They are having a really heavy conversation over there.
James: What are they talking about?
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Debrief and phots from tonight's action to follow soon - however, in the meantime, here are the games for next week:
Warhammer League - Brad and Trainset.
40K - Dude and Mick.
Hordes - Bookmark and James.
Napoleonic - Myself, Chris, Rob and Vince.
Something unspeakable - Robin and Brett.
In a slight change to what was discussed, Andy G won't be at Club next week so Brett will be having a game with Robin.
Many thanks to everyone for getting the Club's first annual subscription squared away. This will, amongst other things, allow the Club to gradually improve the terrain situation.
It is the intention of the Club to put on a game at the Bristol Show on 30 November organised by Mick, Brad and Chris; details to follow.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Meanwhile, next table along, neighbours from hell!