Thursday, May 21, 2009

Debrief for 20 May 2009

Into the Valley of Death road the six hundred....American-Mexican style.

Pirates of the Caribbean engage more closely.

Nasty things in the woods in this game of Retinue.

Two definitions of having a bad day: Retinue version....

.....and Wings of War version.

At first you think this is a normal game, and then you see the soldier with the flame thrower and the Steam Tank poking it's nose out of the trees and we realise it's the Heretics playing Gas Light. (Nice helmets, though!).

And Exmouth Wargames Club steams forward into the future.

Next week is the Annual General Meeting at which the Club will take stock of the previous year and have a look at the coming year. One of the agenda items will be the voting in of a new committee. Candidates are as follows:

Chairman: James and Andy B.
Secretary: Mick.
Treasurer: Bookmark and Bradley.

Games for 3 June 2009 will be:
Dungeons and Dragons: Chris, Andrew, Trainset, Rob, Bookmark, Andy Glen (tbc), Tom (tbc) and Neil (tbc).
Close Quarter (Modern): Phil, Vince and Bradley.

This is pretty much my final entry on the Blog as Secretary before making way for my successor. Thanks to everyone for putting on games that look good on camera and for taking the time to read my drivel. It would not be right for me to stand down without a look forward that comes in the form of a Zulu War game being organised by Rob on 10 June 2009 based on the Battle of Nyezane (and if you throw a one on the dice, you lose the keys to the ammo boxes and we all go home!).

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Games for 20 May 2009

I missed last night as I am partaking in the joys of the seasonal flu (Devonshire variety as supposed to Mexicanshire!) - nothing that a few cups of brandy and gunpowder won't sort out, but it would be ungentlemanly to share it with everyone. The Chief Scout, however, has informed me that the following altercations will take place next week:

Pirates of the Caribbean: Mick, Bookmark, Dude and Robin

Gaslight: James and Trainset

Retinue: Chris, Andrew, Tony and Tom

Wings of War: Vince and Andy B

Mexican-American War: Brett, myself, Rob and Bradley

And as a look forward, on Wednesday 3 June, Chris will be running D&D with Dude, Bookmark, Rob, Andrew, Trainset and Brett.


Thursday, May 07, 2009

Legionary 09: Picture Special

A few images from Legionary 09 - enjoy.

Never one to miss a photo opportunity!!

Overview of the Lower Exam Hall.

A desert holiday.

Ah, proper wargaming!

North Africa 1943.

East Africa 1895.

Those men on white horses.....

Winter Olympics.

The road signs here are very clear.

Pirates of Penzance.

Britons going on a picnic.

French-Indian War.

Predator hunting.

Be vewy, vewy qwiet - I'm hunting Amewicans...

Agincourt - the Nightmare!

A Tale of Two Tables: The Ying and Yang of Wargaming. The Ying....

 table along, the Yang!

My God, are they unpainted?!

Meanwhile, upstairs the Tournaments rage.

The Raffle.

Targets front...

Carnage in China.

Debrief for 6 May 2009

Defending the Top Secret Radar Installation (or Battle of the Contact Lense Container!); the ingenuity of wargamers at its finest.

Off the coast of South Africa, in this combined Naval and Land Battle, French warships in a desperate fight to protect their troop ships from the British blocking fleet.

The troopships get through and land reinforcements - just in the nick of time! The British are stopped from capturing the French held port of Cape Town! Mention is Dispatches must go to Colonel 'Snipes' Le Glen who managed to kill the senior British Commander on his last throw of the dice.

An atmospheric re-play of Gunfight at the OK Corral - Necromunda style.

Next Week:

Dungeons and Dragons (Edition 3.5): Chris, Trainset, Andrew and Neil.
Warmachine: Mick and Robin.
20mm World War 2 Skirmish: Vince, Myself, Brad and Brett + room for two others.

Anyone who was unable to make it tonight but wish to put on their own game in addition to the above, there is room for another.