Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Games for 2 October 2013

Hello all

The games for next week are:

Way of the Wicked - the usual suspects

WW1 Richtofen's War - Mick, Redders, Tony, William and Dude. However, I believe one more player is needed please.

ACW - Bradley and Francis

If anybody else is coming down you will need to bring a game, or ask Bradley nicely if you can join the ACW game.


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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Games for 25 September

Hello all

The games for next week are:

Dystopian Wars - Tony and Bradley

Dystopian Wars - Robin and Steve

10mm WW2 using Rapid Fire - Bookmark, Brett, Redders and William

If anybody else is coming down, please reply to this mail so a game can be arranged.

Club Open Day Sunday 22 September

Hello all 

Ok, the open day is a week today, with the following games taking place: 

28mm Very British Civil War: Mick Bradley William 
10mm American War of Independence Brett Bookmark 
28mm SAGA Steve Mike
Memoir 44 Taff   

If anybody else plans on joining us or running another game,could you let me know please? The more the merrier!

Games for Wednesday 18 October

Hello all

The games for next week are:

Way of the Wicked - with the usual suspects.

World War 1 Aerial Combat - Mick, Tony, Tom, Rob, Bradley,
Bill, William and Redders (new Steve)

Siege Game - Tom, Tony, Francis, passers by...


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Thursday, September 05, 2013

Games for 11 September 2013

Hello all

The games for next week are:

In Her Majesty's Name: Mick and James

SAGA: Steve and Taff

Pathfinder: Bradley, Rob, Bookmark, Robin and Brett

Dystopian Wars: Tony and Bill


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Sunday, September 01, 2013

Second Sunday Monthly Gaming Session VBCW Game

As we had a good five or six hours for a game I decided to put on a big VBCW game for four of us. The scenario was that the BUF, in the guise of Black Shorts and their militia lackeys, has taken it on themselves to try and take an Albrtine HQ stationed in a local farm, the Albertines just had to hold it. The BUF forces were one motorised Black Short platoon with Vickers and Boys as support, two platoons of militia with a Vickers as support, one Matilda I, one Romfel armoured car and a Carden Lloyd. The Albertines had one platoon of LDV with a Vickers and Boys, a platoon of militia with Boys and 2" mortar, one 18pdr, one Rolls Royce armoured car and one mkIV male tank. Special rules for the game- the mkIV needed to be started before it could be used by rolling a 6 on turn two, a 5 or 6 on turn three and so on, once started needed to roll 4+ each turn to actually move and only had ammo for the mg's (the Black Shorts players didn't know this last bit) and the 18pdr only had 6 shells...

The Albertines set up first with the 18pdr being towed towards the farm and the mkIV at the back of it. The LDV set up one unit in each of the dugouts to the front of the farm and the third hidden in the woods next to the farm with the Vickers, the LDV Boys was stationed behind the side gate at the the farms main entrance. The Albertine militia were positioned in the barn and behind the wall and dugout to the right of the farm.

The Black Shorts headed down the right flank with the militia heading down the centre.

By keeping their forces in one rough area it made the defence of the farm so much easier for the Albertines, they managed to get the mkIV going on their first roll but it only managed to move every other turn and never actually made it into combat! The 18pdr was set up in the main entrance making short work of the BUF militia as they came over the hill in front. The Black Shorts managed to get the LDV out of the woods in hand to hand combat but it cost them almost one and a half units to do it (man of the match went to 'Mad Jock' Hamish McTavish who took out the last of the the first unit and three of the second unit before falling heroically :) ). This severally weekend them and losing the Romfel and Carden Lloyd to Boys anti-tank fire just as they got near to the farm didn't help... The Albertine LDV on their right flank left their dugout and headed up the field to hit the BUF militia in their flank, even though the militia had the Matilda and the Vickers they managed to do a lot of damage before being wiped out. With the loss of the centre and taking heavy casualties themselves the Black Shorts beat a hasty retreat...

A few more pictures from the game-

The Albertine right flank LDV head up the table while the mkIV slowly trundles along (it didn't make it much further than this the whole game!)

The BUF advance and start to disembark their vehicles

The 18pdr sets up in the main gateway

The Albertine hassle the BUF militias flank