A night at Exmouth Wargames Club and not a hint of a 'magic phase' as both games played were historical (although, as discussed before, firing cannister at massed ranks is a sort of magic phase as it tends to make people disappear!).
Brett brought along his Mexicans and Americans (28mm) for a battle that saw some bitter fighting across a hedge that ended with the Mexicans eventually thrown back but rallied to form a second line of defence.
The tell tale linear formations give away the period for this battle as Rob brought in his Seven Years War (very small mm) regiments. Amid a flurry of hat doffing, it did not really matter who won this battle because the French Revolution will upset the whole European applecart!
American Civil War with Brad, Chris and Bookmark.
Hordes with James, Trainset and room for two others.
Napoleonic Naval with Rob (is there any period he hasn't got?), Dave G and anyone else who fancies themselves as a bit of a Hornblower (put your hand down, Robin).
James (if it ain't metal in ain't real wargaming) said the following, "I must confess that I like the look of the Victrix plastic Napoleonics". The stunned silence was shattered when James spontaneously imploded.