Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Games for 03/10/12

Another typical week at the club - the usual historical players like Bradley and Roddy played Song of Drums and Shakos, and the usual fantasy players like Brett played Pathfinder.  A good time was had by all, and as the historical players will tell you, what's 5cm between friends?

Next week we have Wings of War with Vince and Taff (apparently); Horse and Musket with Rob, Dave, Bill, Steve, Brett and Roddy; and WHQ with JDE, Trainset, Bradley, Bookmark, Robin and Andy G - all subject to availability, terms and conditions apply, and the value of your 30 sp can go up as well as down. Your pride may be at risk if you fail to make dice rolls associated with it.

Last weeks quote was either misquoted from the Avengers, or something else I didn't guess.  This week you can have

"Automatic rifles. Who in God's name has automatic rifles?"
"Dashed unsporting. Probably Belgian."

Thursday, September 20, 2012

10mm AWI ... Brett Stylee

"Right listen in. You and you Americans. You and you British. Sit over there, pick up the dice, shut up, roll and play. Any questions? NO? Good" ... and that's how you play a real wargame.

Pictures below. Brett's very nice 10mm AWI set up - Loyal Royal British troops, Hessian Allies and some very smelly and rebellious Colonials. I can still smell them now! Soap dodgers the lot of them.

Below we can see the Loyalist position, firmly anchored with the Hessians reverse sloped and the British in the picket line and using the trees for cover. Soap dodgers seen trying to cross the river but ....

... with the help of General Bill's command dice they refuse to get wet and spent nearly four turns staying nice and dry. Brett looks on in dismay as Bill tries again to throw a decent command roll. You wouldn't think he'd received the finest military command training on offer in the Western World based on this evidence! Maybe it's that pint of 'Bogrotter Finest' in front of him?

Hessians sit on the hill and laugh in a loud and annoying Germanic manner. "Vat is dis man trying to do? Har Har Har"

The so called Patriots finally cross the river, but all too late and to no real avail. The courage and tenacity of the British combined with excellent fire power and discipline meant they couldn't be broken in time to force the point.
So at 10pm we packed up having thrown well directed diatribe at each other and arranged to do it all again next week. Ta ta.

Games for 26-9-12

This week saw our annual 'International Speak Like A Pirate Day' fleet game which ended up a complete loss for the pirates thanks to a) Robin not fully explaining the pirates plan to James the other pirate captain b) Robin following the not fully explained pirate plan and c) the 'East India Trading Company' taking full advantage of a) & b)...

In the other game Dave tried to get his honour back in another AWI game after losing the grenadiers to militia last week.

Next week we have:

Smugglers Shiv with the usual crew.

Horse & Musket with Rob, Dave, Steve and Bill.

Bradley has threatned to bring something down in case people who haven't got a game turn up, if no one else does turn up he'll be playing horse & musket.

Last weeks quote was from Apocalypse Now.

This weeks quote:

'You cannot hurt me, I am a god!'

I'm away next week so no doubt James will be doing his usual in depth reports... :)


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

"We talked like pirates"

Aharrrr - avast - shiver me timbers - I be talking likes a pirate!
So out came the toy ships, silly hats and other things that we do on the annual "International talk like a pirate day". Well at least Mick dressed up or did he? Perhaps this was just what he happened to be wearing today ... what do you think James?

There was mutiny, treachery, skuldugerry ... then we had a word with the pub landlord and he stopped doing that as it was spoiling our nice little game. Ships, dice, cotton wool and stuff ensued amongst the mayhem.

See you next year when we do it all again.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Games for 19-9-12

This week saw the Tau win against the Imperium, the British disgraced in the AWI [Editor: we forgot to apply the "British can't die" rule OK! Otherwise it would have been just fine and dandy] and the players forget important rules in Blitzkrieg Commander...

Next week we have:

AWI with Brett, Rob, Dave, Trainset and Bill.

The annual 'International Talk Like A Pirate' ship game with Mick, James, Robin, Roddy, Bradley and Vince.

Anyone else not listed who is planning on coming down post what your bringing to see if any others want to join in.

The quote from two weeks ago was from Judge Dredd.

This weeks quote...

'What do you call it when the assasins accuse the assasin?'

Until next time,


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

One week ago on 5 Sept 12 we were happily playing our games approaching that 10 O'clock moment when every decides "last move - let's charge" when some young male drive on the beech from decided to blunder and drive at 80 mph into the main wall of the pub - that got our attention! Here is the impacted night time image taken a short while after human derbis removed:

Here is the day after image from the club room looking down at the result of the wall destruction - quite a hangover: