Thursday, 16 November 2017

15th November Games

Greetings

A bit quiet last night, so only one game - Jon's early WW2 15mm using Rapid Fire. I haven't used these rules for years, but having time to watch and recall, I'm surprised how well they hold up against newer, 'fashionable' rules (no names of course) but one wonders if the figures for the new games would suit this set.




Next week Steve S and I will bring Ludis Gladiatorus, which should be enough mayhem for one and all.

A brief mention for the passing of the actor Keith Barron. He played the main character in a television comedy based on the fictitious diaries of Squire Haggard; these were about as un-PC as you could possibly hope for, but still raise a smile when I re-read them today.

See yer soon

Neil

Thursday, 9 November 2017

8th November Games

Greetings

Bit short handed last night, but Mark ran his barbarian fantasy game - Conan rescued the 'maiden in distress' in the photo but at a fearful cost to the rescuers.


Steve H ran the new Battle of Britain game; we didn't start until late but the process of assigning raids to targets/interception/combat is well handled and I look forward to playing this again. Good to see Paul on a club night - he visited us at the Community Centre, but has now been allowed out to play again.

I have received an invitation from Tonbridge Wells Wargames Society for their Cavalier show on 25/2/18; having discussed the options with those present , I'll offer my Big Tanks game with an ACW naval game in 1/600 as an alternative. This will give me a bit of breathing space from producing new games, and for those who are working on new games to complete their projects before any later shows.

Next weel; Jon will run his delayed WW2 Rapid Fire game, and I'll bring Ludis Gladitatorus.

See yer soon

Neil

Thursday, 2 November 2017

1st November Games

Greetings

A further change of plans this week, necessitated by Steve H not being able to run his Battle of Britain game. Steve S ran a fantasy horror game, whilst I allowed Chris and Josh to run riot in the Space Hulk scenario amusingly titled 'Suicide Mission', thereby keeping the seasonal mood going. Suffice to say the poor old marines were unable to complete their mission, although Josh was getting close during the 3rd run of the scenario we were able to get through.




Next week, Mark has offered to run his Barbarian Fantasy game - nothing else planned as yet, but hopefully Steve H will be available for some aerial antics? I'll look for a suitable backup game.

Note for your diaries - we have an invite for Cavalier 2018 and Tonbridge on 25/02/18. No decision on a game as yet, but I'll discuss this with you before an offer is sent.

See yer soon

Neil

Thursday, 26 October 2017

25th October Games

Greetings

A number of changes from the proposed program were necessary last night; Andy P ran a game using The Walking Dead board game, whilst Andy H ran a play test for the Osprey The Men Who Would Be Kings rules using his Sudan collection. I was involved with the latter game as I have an ongoing interest in these rules for a number of projected forces and thoroughly enjoyed myself!
I have also been advised by Scott of Wayland Games that storage boxes for our game stuff will be avaliable shortly - thanks for your help Scott.




Next week, Steve H will hopefully run the Battle of Britain board game postponed last night and Steve H will run something Gothic Horror.

See yer soon

Neil

Thursday, 19 October 2017

18th October Games

Greetings

Thanks to Dave K for his zombie apocalypse game last night, although I spent the evening ensuring that everything is in order for the Crystal Palace show this weekend. I think that as long as we can attract a decent number of players this should run well. I gather taht a few of our occasional club night attendees will be onsite (as will Chris. John and Graham with a Sharp Practice game) so the club will be well represented.



Next week, John has offered to run his 1940 Rapid Fire game, while Steve H has taken delivery of the Kickstarter version of PSC's 'Battle of Britain' game and has offered to run a game once he has read the rules. This, I believe, is a strategic game so should be interesting. And Andrew H has offered to bring his Men who would be Kings for a game set in the Sudan.

See yer soon

Neil

Thursday, 12 October 2017

11th October Games

Greetings

Fair turnout last night; Andy P ran his Samurai game for the bulk of those present, while Steve H and I indulged in some pre-dreadnought naval warfare. I don't know the results of Andy's game, but Steve and I had fun deploying the two fleets in a civilised fashion while the light forces hammered each other!




Dave K has offered to run his zombie apocalypse game next week, so I'll look to bring something as backup. We will also sort out the details for Sunday 22/10/17 as we are attending the SELWG show at Crystal Palace with the Big Tanks game then.

See yer soon

Neil

Thursday, 5 October 2017

4th October Games

Greetings

Bit thin on the ground this week, but we managed to run two games. Chris, Steve H and I tried out the amendments to missile fire discussed recently for Lion Rampant which appeared to work (and started another discussion about Wild Charges for Norman Cavalry!).


While Steve S, Mark and Andy P tried a Gothic Horror ruleset that Steve had found.


Next week , Andy has offered to run his Samurai game, whilst I will offer a pre-dreadnought naval action using the Portable Naval Wargames rules.

See yer soon

Neil