Thursday, 20 July 2017

20th July Games

Greetings

Thanks to Mark for running his Retro-Raygun sci-fi game this week; I didn't have a lot of time to check it on the game as I was occupied elsewhere. Steve H, Alan and I sat in on a demo game for the new version of Wild West Exodus, which is due for release in a couple of months. WWE has interesting game mechanics - I've succumbed to the lure of the Confederate Rebellion faction (which will come as no surprise to those who know me) and bought some figures.


Wild West Exodus wargame demo wayland games


Next week Mark has offered to run his fantasy barbarian game, while I'll put on a Dark Ages Lion Rampant game. This will be open to any of the denizens of Wayland Games present on the evening as I have spoken to a few people about the game.

See yer soon

Neil

Thursday, 13 July 2017

12th July Games

Greetings

Thanks to Dave K for his WW2 zombie game, using Wayland's urban terrain set u - fought to the bitter end this time. I'd love to see a 28mm 1914 scenario on this terrain . . .


essex wargames club scenery basildon


Chris and Dave C were play testing 'Galleys and Galleons' using some of the models Chris made for the Armada game we ran back in 1988. Still looking good, though.


Next week, Mark will run his Retro Raygun sci-fi game. Wayland's are running a Wild West Exodus extravaganza which may be worth looking into; I'll bring backup as usual.

See yer soon

Neil

Thursday, 6 July 2017

5th July Games

Greetings

Turns out my Space Hulk idea wasn't required; Dave K had bought along his Victorian/Steampunk armies for Hordes of the Things which took care of most of those present; while Steve H and Alan were introduced to the joys of Wild West Exodus by Scott.



Dave K has offered to run his WW2 zombie game next week; so I've asked for the urban terrain table at Wayland's to be reserved for use; thanks Scott. I'll bring something as backup in case we have a sudden influx of new members.

See yer soon

Neil

Thursday, 29 June 2017

28th June Games

Greetings

I was able to run my planned Battlefleet Gothic game last night. The game did not reach it's full conclusion as we were a bit rusty with the rules, but based on Chaos losses I felt the Imperium had the edge at the close of play.
The layout of the table needs some work but the this is not insurmountable. My thanks to Chris who provided the planets and asteroids, and who has very kindly passed these to me for future use.


Next week; Andy P and Steve H will be trialling Wild West Exodus, whilst Mark has agreed to bring his Retro Raygun pulp sci-fi game along. I'll bring something as backup.

See yer soon.

Neil

Thursday, 22 June 2017

21st June Games

Greetings

The much anticipated move to the Wayland Games centre in Eldon Way, Hockley, took place this week in the searing heat; suffice to say I await the return of more sensible British weather with keen anticipation! We were a bit thin on the ground due to various domestic issues, but I was able to run a Lion Rampant Dark Ages game for those present, while Steve S ran Ticket to Ride and Kill Doctor Lucky board games for the remainder.

wayland games centre



Next week I will run a Battlefleet Gothic game, while Steve S will bring some board games.

See yer soon

Neil

Thursday, 15 June 2017

14th June Games

Greetings

Our final evening at the Hockley Community Centre was (perhaps fittingly) a quiet affair, with a few of us playing board games and organising the transfer to Wayland Games. This will occur next Wednesday 21st June; whilst there is a certain sadness in leaving the Community Centre; where we were based for about 14 years, I believe the move to Wayland will be of benefit to those already in residence and to ourselves in particular due to the wider range of influences and games.

Can I ask all members who have been storing club terrain etc. to bring this along next week, so we can arrange storage with the Wayland management team.

See yer soon

Neil

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Broadside 2017

Greetings

Steve H and I are home after a long day (and even longer drive home) but the 'Lords of the Wine Dark Sea' game was well received.



Broadside wasn't a bad show at all, even if the shopping was a bit patchy. I did find a few bits to buy though!

See yer soon

Neil