Saturday, 2 June 2018

30th May Games

Greetings

A busy night all round:

Dave K ran a Bolt Action game for the bulk of those present, whilst Chris, Andy H, Steve H and I played another Men Who Would Be Kings game using my British and Chris' Khedival Egyptians had the insufferable check to put up something of a fight this time, while some of the British were a little tardy in joining the fun. Despite the issues, the Illustrated London News will doubtless be publishing details of yet another British victory in due course. (That said, to say the action was something of a mismatch is an understatement).


Mark has offered to run his Barbarian fantasy game next week. I'm not sure what else might be on offer at present - Steve H has an updated version of Zombicide to try out, and if Chris can make it we may run a other TMWWBK game. I'd also mention Steve H and I are running a Battlefleet Gothic game at Broadside in Sittingbourne on the 10th June. If anyone is thinking of making the journey, I can arrange all day parking for £5.00 but I must know about this in advance as we onlu jabe one spare ticket available.

See yer soon

Neil

23rd May Games

Greetings

Mark and Dave K played Hordes of the Things while Steve S, John and Andy P played Pirates of the Crimson Coast last night.
Steve H and I got to grips with Guild Ball (which he picked up at Salute) didn't get too far into the game but it was certainly violent!

I gather a Bolt Action has been arranged for next week. I'm not sure if we can run another TMWWBK colonial game or not - are you available Chris?

See yer soon

Neil

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

16th May Games

Greetings

A first test of the Mad Dogs with Guns rules took place last night; I didn't see much of the game as Chris and I gave a run out to his Khedival Egyptians and my British using The Men Who Would Be Kings rules, Modesty forbids my commenting on the crushing nature of the British victory, other than to observe that the morale of the Egyptian is not to be trusted.

Next week, it's been suggested that we run a Pirates of the Crimson Coast game. I'll bring my Guild Ball as an alternative game to play with Steve H.

If anyone is planning a visit the Broadside show at Sittingbourne on 10/6/18, and intends to stay for any length of time, I can arrange all day parking with the organisers for £5.00. I require a pass (obviously) so if you are interested please let me know asap as we are limited to two.

As previously discussed, I can supply figures for the Resistance and Terminators for Terminator Genisys to anyone interested in painting for the proposed club show to air at Cavalier 2019. Please, contact me with details of what figures you require - ideally a mix of both.

See yer soon

Neil


Friday, 11 May 2018

9th May Games

Greetings

Thanks to Mark for running his SWAT game; this time it took on a Special Forces theme to infiltrate and 'neutralise' a terrorist base. A good game enjoyed by all.

Next week, plans are afoot to try a Roaring 20's gangster game using Mad Dogs with Guns, whilst Chris and I intend to give our respective English and Egyptian forces for the 1881 war a run out using The Men Who Would Be Kings rules. I've asked Scott to hold two tables for us, so we should be ok.

See yer soon

Neil

Thursday, 3 May 2018

2rd May Games

Greetings

We were able to run a further play test of the Terminator Genisys game last night: Steve S kindly organised two forces which meant the game went down to the wire, with the machines onlu winning at the last moment. If members are prepared to paint figures for a possible show game, I can supply Human Resistance or Terminators from stock I already hold, allowing squads to be built up.

I've asked Waylands to reserve a table for next week to allow Mark to run his SWAT team game, if anyone has any other ideas, please let me know.

See yer soon

Neil

Thursday, 26 April 2018

25th April AGM

Greetings

Thanks for everyone's attendance and assistance last night at the AGM. I thought I should summerise the items discussed, conclusions drawn and further action where appropriate:
  • Club Funds - I'm currently awaiting a response from Santander concerning the failure to supply statements and failing to honour our earlier request for Mark's access to the account. We also decided that following Andy's explanation of the subscription issues from 2017, no refunds would be made.
  • Club Badges - Please view the attached link to www.quickbadge.co.uk for details of the samples I showed last night. I think the 60mm x 40mm badge is our best best, but please take time to view the site and we'll discuss this further in due course.
  • Club Game - This is still under review, but it seems that from the point of view of a game for future shows Terminator Genisys has possibilities. As advised I have a large stock of Resistance Fighters and Terminators which I'd be happy to pass out for painting should this be a game we choose to present.
With this in mind, I've arranged that we should have a play test next week of the full TG rules to assess how much needs to be done. I've asked Scott to hold a table for our use in case the work in the warehouse isn't finished.

See yer soon

Neil

Thursday, 19 April 2018

18th April Games

Greetings

I ran a Dark Ages Lion Rampant game for the relatively low turnout last night; the idea was that the Norse and Saxon hosts were trying to hold multiple crossing points over a river ahead of the arrival of the main forces. A right old ding-dong ensued, with the Norse eventually winning but at a grave cost to themselves. I'll keep this in mind for the future . . . .

Next week sees what I call an AGM (on the basis that it happens once a year as a meeting of the membership - 'if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it must be a duck') albeit in rather different form to earlier meetings. Thus far the issues up for discussion are as follows:

  • Refund of the unused portion of 2017 subscriptions following our departure from the Hockley Community Centre.
  • Discussion of a possible club game for the various shows we attend. What form it should take, type of game etc.
  • Provision of SEEMS badges or polo shirts for members attending shows as a means of reinforcing the club's identity.
  • Any other business?
I'd like to start by 8.15pm. I can't see any reason why we shouldn't be able to find a corner of the Wayland site to have this meeting, and hopefully we can sort things out quickly.

See yer soon

Neil