Sunday, December 27, 2009

Weekly update and games for 30-12-09

Well here we are at the end of another year, hope everyone has had a good one and that next year will be even better for you all...

The list of games I had has gone walk about after the better half had a tidy up so I will list as best as I can and would be grateful if people could fill in any blanks...

Bookmarc and Andy G- Warhammer final

Mick, Connor, Robin and Simon- 1000 point 40k

Brett, Tom, Rob and ?- Mexican American

Vince and Andy B- ?

Others- ?

James (if all goes well)- changing nappies...

Final quote of the year (a bit of a seasonal one)-
'Good luck'
'Thank you'

Until the next time, Mick

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Games for 23-12-09

This week we had a seasonal WWII Russian front game, a seasonal HotT game and two unseasonal 40k games (one with a red mutant weighted directional die, but we won't go into that... :-) ).

Next week we have:

Andy and Vince- 40k

Brett, Chris, Rob and Simon- Mexican/American (I'm sure Brett longs to be a colonial...)

Tony, Bradley and Bookmarc- 15mm WWII

Dude, Robin and Mick- Zombies

This weeks quote- 'Do you want to live forever?'

Until the next time, Mick

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Games for December 16th

Lack of pictures this week - sorry, must get someone with a camera along. A good time was had with BFG, 40K and WW2 however.

Next week - Robin vs Mick - 40K
Simon vs Dude - 40K
Rob, Chris, Tony, Bookmark - WW2 in the winter.

I may or may not be dowh later in the evening. Anyone else, bring a game.



"You gotta come down here with an attitude, actin' all big and bad... "

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Games for 9-12-09

Back again, for a week...
No photos as my home computer will be off line for upto 3 months thanks to me thinking it would be better to get tv, phone and internet all from the same supplier...

Next week we have:

BFG- Brett, James, Robin and Trainset

WWII- Bookmarc, Chris, Rob and Tony

40k- Dude and Andy B

Something- Bradley and Vince (my money is on Epic or Wings of War...)

Can anyone who wants to join in the 500 point 40k league bring their list in for me on the 16th please.

This weeks quote-

'...I design your eyes'

Until the next time, Mick

Monday, November 30, 2009

Games for 02/12

This Wednesday (according to our stand in stand in Secretary)

Bradley & Andy G - Warhammer

Robin & Mick - Warhammer

These two games need to finish - can who ever's there first get tables set up please?

? & ? - 40K

Not sure what's happening with one as Simon isn't here - set up a 4' table for them

James, Bookmark & Neil - Hordes & Magic

A couple of 2 x 2 boards please

Brett & ? - ?

Who knows.

Rob, Vince, Tony & Andy B - Ancients

I think this was to be the 4' desert table but could be wrong.

See you there.


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Games for 25/11

This week - small nicely painted colonials marched around a farm...

There was another game of Skaven vs Chaos, that ended the usual way...

And a top down view of some sentinel on stormtrooper action.

Next week -
40K on one 6 x 4 - Brett, Trainset, Andy H, Robin, Bradley, Simon.
WW2 in teeny scale - Chris, Bookmark, Vince - 6 x 4.
Arkham Horror - Dude, JDE, Andy K
We also need to take the Boxer stuff for the show next weekend.
The following week - Colin wants to play Simon at 40K.
One table spare for wandering strangers. If anyone reading this attends the club and wants to join the mailing list, email ExWarSoc-subscribe at yahoogroups dot com with a proper introduction and we'll sort you out.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Games Played to date 2009


To inform the current terrain discussions.....

WFB 22
WH 40K 12
Others 10
D&D 6
Napoleonic 6
WW2 5
Epic 5
Other Colonial 5
Hordes 5
Wings of War 5
Naval 4
At Close Quarters 4
Mordheim 3
Space Hulk 3
Impetus 3
Boxer Rebellion 3
Modern 3
Marlburian 2
Future War Commander 2
Necromunda 2
Mexican American War 2
Vietnam 2
Chris's Scifi skirmish 2
Warmaster Ancients 1
Grand Alliance 1
7 years war 1
Song of Blades 1
Retinue 1
Pony Wars 1
War of the Roses 1
War Machine 1

As an aside, last year we played 163 games in total - this year we've already played 158.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Games for 18/12/2009

So this week, Mick missed -
The Dark elves nearly getting a TPK in Quest, thwarted only by Bradley's Celestial Wizard beating damn near half of them to death with a telescope.
Andy B gets to use a flamer for once, and in the excitement gets his template all over the table.
The Nappy players go from serious wargaming to advanced geometry [apparently this was "about to be a clusterf##k" - shame I missed that, it looks so organised there].
Greg had a painted figure to show off. Yes, that Greg. No, really. He'll base it next year.
The Orks camoflaged the Trukk for the wrong table.

Next week -

WFB League game - JDE and Phil
Something Historical - Brettt, Bradley and TNMT (no, I meant The Now Mythical Trainset, anyone shouting Heroes in a Half Shell at him is just rude).
40K - Andy B and Vince. Again.
Talisman - everyone else. No, really.


Sunday, November 08, 2009

Weekly Update and Games for 11-11-09

Sorry, no photos this week as not been able to get on my home computer...

Games for next week are as follows:

Warhammer league game- Robin and Mick

40k- Vince and Andy B

Warhammer Quest- James, Gregg, Rob, Bradley, Chris, Dude and BookMark.

Something historical and probably to do with America- Brett and Trainset

This weeks quote- '...those blaster marks are to precise.'

Until next time, Mick

Thursday, November 05, 2009

American Hordes

Thank you to Rob, Bradley, BookMark and Brett for the first playtest of my precontact American stuff... here's some pictures of what Trainset missed...

The scenery was worth the effort but didn't show up well in the other photos....

Massed Tlaxcallan archers prepare to show that I got the shooting factors a bit wrong....
Aztecs prepare to not hold the river bank.

Bradley's Zapotecs engage in a "swirling melee", ie a complete mess.

The French errect a monument to Brett not playing Napoleonics.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Weekly Update and Games for 4-11-09

Still here for another week! Almost becoming a habit now...

This week saw the Uruk Hai of James take on Bradleys Warriors of Harad. Unfortunately dice were involved so the Uruks were slaughtered...

Simons Kroot lurk in the woods trying to figure out if the opposition is chaotic, mutant, Marines or not...

Robins non chaotic, mutant, Marines, honest! They just happen to have red armour...

A Guards eye view of WAARGH VINCE!

Andy's Guard stand ready to repel WAARGH VINCE!

Next week we have:

Zombies!/Humans!- Mick, Robin, Connor, Andy G and 'new guy'

40k- Simon and Gregg

Something historical (probably to do with America)- Brett and Trainset

WWI Wings of War- Vince and Andy B

19th Century Afghan- Tony, Chris and Phil

Hordes and MtG- James (head deviant), Bookmarc (acolyte deviant), Bradley and Rob (deviants in training)

This weeks quote- 'We're going to need a bigger boat...'

Until the next time, Mick

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Weekly Update And Games For 28-10-09

More pictures this week for you all! :-)

The Mad Mahdi's camel brigade charged the English line, but they stood firm...

And this is the remnants of the camel brigade... Huzzah!!!

It seemed to be a troubling week for the British Empire as the Afghans had started as well...

The Chaos champion realised that wearing full plate armour while riding a Juggernaut was maybe not such a good idea as metal conducts heat really well...

Next week we have:

40k- Robin and Simon

40k- Vince and Andy

Battle Companies- Bradley and James

D&D- Andy G, Brett, Trainset, Chris, Bookmarc and Knuckles

Frag- Mick, Rob, Tony and Connor

This weeks quote- 'Want to know more?' (remember, if you know what film it is reply with a quote from the same film...)

Until next time, Mick

Friday, October 16, 2009

Weekly Update And Games For 21-10-09

Back again for a week or two before play is interupted again...

'Hey sarge are you sure this is the demilitarised zone...'

'I know he's around here somewhere...'

A welcome return of the Nappies! Is that Lord Flasheart leading the guys in white?

What do you get if you use a big mean looking creature in your 40k Daemon army?

The forces of Nurgle decide to return Swine Flu back to where it came from...

Next week we have:

1800's Afghanistan- Tony, Chris and Phil

The Mad Mahdi- Rob, Simon, Bookmarc, Trainset, Brett and Andy B?

Battle Cars- Mick, Vince, Robin (if plague free) and possibly James

Warhammer- Bradley and Dude (or possibly James if Dude a no show)

40k?- Two new guys

This weeks quote- 'Mine Fuhrer! I mean.. Mr President...'

Until the next time, Mick

Monday, October 12, 2009

Games for 14/10

Can't get the staff these days...

Games for next week - ok, this week, are -

Napoleonic - Phil, Brett, Bookmark & Greg

Warhammer - Mick & Trainset

Warhammer - Vince & James

Vietnam - Rob, Bradley & Matt

40K - Robin (if he is down) & Simon - 1000pts

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Weekly Update and Games for 7-10-09

Pictures for two weeks in a row! You are spoilt!!!

Here we have a view from the guns as those crazy Europeans try to decide who's religion is best, a case of 'kill them all and let God sort them out!'

The terminator lined up his stormbolter, pulled the trigger and 'click'. Not a good time for it to jam!!!

Next week we have:

Ancients- Rob and Vince

AWI- Brett, Bookmarc, Andy and the now mythical Trainset

Victorian era Afghanistan- Tony and Chris

Epic- Bradley and Gregg

This weeks quote- 'I'm sorry mate'
'Thats ok'
'No. I'm sorry mate'

Thats it for this week. Work stops play again next week for me...
Til the next time, Mick

Monday, September 28, 2009

Weekly Update and Games for 30-9-09

Firstly apoligies for the lateness of this post, work is being done on my home so been away since Thursday... But we have pictures again!!! :-)

Here we have the advance of the colonials onto the British positions, if you look carefully I'm sure you can see Al and Mel...

Its 9pm, the battle has been raging for an hour and they finally reached the end of turn one! Yay Epic!!!

In the Pirates of the Beachcomber Bar game Andy was wondering if he would ever have a captain on his side that follows a plan as the East India Trading Company comes to a sticky end again against the Pirates lead by Cap'n Robin of the Foul Winds...

Next week we have:

Warhammer League- James and Vince (if Vince is present)

French Wars of Religion- Rob, Bradley and James (if Vince not present)

D&D- Andy, Gregg, Bookmarc, Trainset & Brett (possibly Knuckles and Chris?)

This weeks quote: 'The slow blade penetrates the shield...'

Until next time, Mick

Friday, September 18, 2009

Games for 23-9-09

No photos this week as work still stopping play... :-( But they will return next week!!

Games for Weds 23rd are as follows:

AWI- Rob, Brett, Trainset and Bookmarc

Pirates of the Beachcomber Bar II: Deadmans Beer Gut- Mick, Robin, Andy G, Gregg and Knuckles

Epic- Bradley and James

As it be 'International Talk Like a Pirate Day' this Saturday (19th), here be a pirate related quote for all ye seadogs out there...

'As you wish'

Only a lilly livered landlubber would fail to get this one me hearties!

Until the next time, may the wind always be behind you! Mick

Friday, September 11, 2009

Fun and games for 16/09/09

Hello folks - in Mick and Phil's absence (not off together, or so they say) - here's what did, didn't and will happen....

What did happen - despite Tom's excellent leadership, the Americans lost to the Italians in Rapid Fire. Must be down to gap in class between the armies.

Bradley's game of Epic involved more dice than tanks, and (rumor had it) reached turn 2!

Mark played Mark in the league, only got a draw. Well done Mark; but Mark could have done better.

Games for next week

1. Warhammer League Game - Robin & Trainset (6ft)

2. ? - Tony & Tom (4ft)

3. Memoir 44 - James, Brett & Bookmark

4. Wars Of The Roses - Rob, Gregg, Vince & Bradley (6ft)

This weeks somewhat obscure entry in a silly contest - "Machines don't understand sacrifice - neither do morons. "


Friday, September 04, 2009

Games for 9-9-09

No photo's or reports this week as Work stopped play for me so couldn't attend the club :-(

Next week we have:

Warhammer league game- Trainset and Bookmarc

Epic- Bradley, Rob, Vince and Tony

Something...- James and Brett

This weeks quote- 'Game over man! Game over!' An easy, but classic one! :-)

Until the next time, Mick

Friday, August 28, 2009

Weekly update and games for 2-9-09

Another week with photo's! Mind you they may be missing for the next three weeks as work stops play for me again :-(

Firstly we have a picture of the 'friendly' between Chaos Daemons and Skaven. They may be evil but those Daemons sure are pretty colours!

In the 'non-friendly' league game between Warriors of Chaos and Skaven the knights and their champion laugh at the rat ogres (not realising the suprise making their way towards them...)
It must be noted that James (the WoC player) hates his dice so much he even said about them on his Facebook page!

Here the WWII Germans again encounter robots who want to 'terminate' them, you'd think they would have learnt their lesson last time. Mind you they didn't learn after WWI...

Finally a blast from the past in the form of 'Apocalypse' the old board game from GW. Here the Balkans have just entered nuclear winter...

Next week we have:

GASLIGHT- Trainset, Brett and (possibly) James

Fury of Dracula- Vince, Bookmarc, Andy and Tom

Ancient- Rob, Bradley, Chris and Knuckles

This weeks quote- '...and Shorty?' A bit cryptic but if no guesses I will add others :-)

Until the next time, Mick

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Weekly Update and Games for 26-8-09

Photo's again this week! I do spoil you all...

First we have a picture of Chris's sci-fi skirmish where a group of WWII Germans have an encounter with robots who want to 'terminate' them...

Here we see the result of a Necron force that decided to stand and shoot against an Ork horde, more scrap metal for the mekaniks...

A close up of the action on the Pirates of the Beachcomber Bar game where Bookmarc managed to push Knuckles off the top of the naval game 'cock-ups' by shooting at AND sinking his own ship!!!

Finally a look down the length of the Pirates game. Historical? Maybe not. Hollywood? Definately! And fun!!!

Next week we have:

Warhammer League- James and Bradley

Warhammer Friendly- Andy and Bookmarc

Apocalypse (boardgame)- Vince, Mick and possibly Robin

Something Historical- Everyone else. You get to decide amongst yourselves you lucky people...

This weeks quote- 'On my signal, unleash hell!'

Until the next time, Mick

Friday, August 14, 2009

Weekly update and games for 19-8-09

Back to photos this week but of only two games as the HotT game had finished and they were about to play the DEVIANT card game

There's only one way to get rid of rats, use a Fanatic...

Orcs & Goblins vs Skaven, if you look carefully you can see the table straining under the weight of all the figures...

As the Predators decided to hunt one of their own due to him running from the first sign of Alien warriors the small human elite force were left to deal with the bugs and their queen, at least two of them get a good view of the hand to hand...

Next week we have:

BFG- Brett and Trainset

40k/Necromunda- Vince and Bradley

Pirates of the Beachcomber Bar- Mick, Bookmarc, Tom and Robin

Medeival or Sci-Fi skirmish- Chris, Tony and Knuckles

This weeks quote: 'Oooo, scary, scary!'

Until the next time, Mick

Friday, August 07, 2009

Weekly update and games for 12-8-09

No pictures this week as I forgot to take any...

Its a shame as the first game involved a very nicely painted Imperial Guard army against an equally nicely painted Ork army although it did take most of the night to get the Ork army on the table...

Then there was an ACW game which introduced me to the period and the fact that when against me my son throws any number he needs but when he is on my side he cant throw a six to save his life!

There was a 10mm AWI which saw the Grenadiers seeming to have the same problem throwing the dice...

Finally there was the Warhammer league game, Ogres vs Skaven which saw the Ogre army taking plenty of casualties (mainly from its own side!) and finally losing, but a good battle none the less.

Next week we have:

Warhammer league game- Bradley and Vince (Vince to start setting up Monday pm)

FWC- Rob, Mick and Chris

Hordes & Magic the Gathering- James (arch deviant), Trainset and Bookmarc (trainee deviants)

This weeks quote- 'Me I'm dishonest, and you can always trust a dishonest man to be dishonest, honestly.'

Til the next time, Mick

Friday, July 31, 2009

Weekly review and games for 5-8-09

Back to photo's this week!

Here we have the first Bull Run in 6mm (look very carefully the figures are there somewhere, although I did notice Vince had forgot to sew a button on one of them...)

Next is G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T. where we see the brave doctor rushing the colonial rebels to teach them what for!

This is not the victorious Empire army led by its sorcerer general at the end of turn six, it is in fact the Empire casualties at the end of turn 2!

Finally we have AvP 3 40k style where the bugs were well and truly stomped on...

Next week we have:

40k- Andy B and Vince

AWI- Brett, Trainset and Andy G

Warhammer (league game)- Robin and Bookmarc

ACW (or possibly Epic)- bradley, Chris and Knuckles

Remember its this Saturday (1st at 10am, Chapz barbers, The Strand) that I'm getting my hair chopped off so I'll be after your sponsorship money on Weds... :-)

This weeks quote: 'Right, you two stay here and guard him.'
As usual answers in the form of another quote from the same film please...

Until the next time, Mick