Thursday, June 23, 2011

Games for 29/06/2011

Last night saw victory, defeat, and weird score draws across 4 tables. In VBCW, Tony imitated Bradley and drove through the churchyard in a tank; on Mars Bradley imitated Dave and hardly moved his army at all; in Blitzkrieg Commander Dave imitated Robin and went for the gold, and in Warhammer Robin imitated, well, Robin, and miscast his first ever spell in 8th edition. As a side note, Roddy needs to be burnt as a witch following dice rolls that saw his Martian cavalry romp through askari, rocket troopers, and finish by charging the rear of the British artillery on his opposite flank. Brett was at one point seen shaking his head and saying "now I know how Trainset feels".

Next weeks delights are a Napoleonic Naval for Rob, Tony, Brett, and Bill; Bovington practice VBCW with Mick, Andy B, Trainset and Gareth; LOTR with Knuckles and Simon; and Epic 40K with Bradley, me, and Roddy - a man who can barely see 6mm figures from his height. Should be fun.

Last week's quote was Dune. This week's quote is Star Wars. There, that saved you some time, go and paint something instead of googling film quotes. No? OK then - "This is the captain. We have a little problem with our entry sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and then - explode."

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Games for 22/06/2011 - plus Ironhaven

Last night saw the club split between 1859, Warhammer Quest, Lord of the Rings and Secrets of the third Reich. All fantasy games again then.

Next week, Brett, Roddy, Bookmark and Bradley return to Mars while I try and keep order. The Rick Priestly Fan Club break away to play Blitzkreig Commander, Robin and Andy will play Warhammer 8th, no really they will, and Mick, Gareth and Trainset play Very British Civil War.

Last weeks film was X2, a modern classic. Well, a bit of a laugh anyway. This week is easier for you - " The slow blade penetrates the shield. " - anyone who doesn't get that, Phil will lend you the Webley.

In other news, there's a new gaming hall on Marsh Barton. Here's their blurb.

Ironhaven Games is a Gaming Hall with an attached store as opposed to the other way around and we work on a membership basis. We offer three 12’x6’ tables plus space for another three 4’x4’ tables, all of which have scatter terrain and are separately themed.

We are open Tues/Wed/Thurs evenings from 5:30pm-10pm and Sat/Sun from 10am-6pm.

Membership costs £15 a month and as well as access every day we are open, it also gives members a 20% discount off RRP on all products and tournament tickets, plus priority for upcoming events such as games designer visits. We are also working on a range of other member benefits such as a book/DVD library and painting demos.
Non-members are charged at £2.50 a session per evening and £3.50 per session at the weekend, non-members also receive a 10% discount off RRP.

We’ve been officially opened since the 4th June and are actively looking to support clubs in the area with events, tournaments etc.

Here’s our (developing) website!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Games for 15/06/11

This week, Trainset had a mouthful at Pathfinder, before a hugely dangerous and enjoyable fight that we threw ourselves into unprepared. Again. Others were playing VBCW, LOTR, and something Rob found in Rick Priestly's bin when he last went though it. Could have been a rules ammendment, could have been a shopping list. Who knows.

Next week, we can offer a Rick Priestly Game (Rob, Dave, Bill?), Secrets of the Third Reich, if the injunction has been lifted (Andy B, Mick, Vince), Lord of the Rings (Knuckles, Simon, and Gareth and Roddy - you were warned), and Warhammer Quest - everyone else.

Film quote was obviously (to some) Johnny Mnemonic, Keanu's finest role. This week - "When will these people learn how to fly?"

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Games for 8th June

This week, Bradley ran an ACW encounter for Brett, Roddy and yours truely - which was truely a first. Normally when the Union army is routing from the field in its entirety, it's heading towards my side of table. With a rebel yell, etc.

The Rick Priestly Fab Club turned to ancient Egypt in their continuing quest to break Hail Caesar, and sounded like they enjoyed it. Everyone else played Strange Grog with Andy's Pirates, and why not.

Next week - the Pathfinder Fan Club will continue to wander around a tropical island in fear and distress - it's a stag weekend gone wrong. The RPFC and Vince will play either Black Powder or Hail Ceasar, and Andy B, Mick, Roddy and Bradley will be playing Very British Civil War.

Last week was obviously Highlander (there should have been only one). This week - "If you're not expected then you're not invited - SO F*** OFF!"