Friday, 18 January 2019

16th January Games

Greetings

Table space was at a premium last night so I had to shuttle between the games we ran. Steve S and Dave K ran a play test of the Terminator: Genesys game we hope to run at Cavalier next month. This runs out at an hour's playing time for up to four players which would be about right (still waiting for word from the host club but I'll keep youa dvised).

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I ran a Lion Rampant game using my Dark Ages collection for Eamon and Steve H. Eamon's Saxons put up a stout fight but Steve's Vikings came out on top.

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Next week, we'll run the Terminator: Genesys game again. I'llbring my collection and probably Battle Cry as a backup game.

See yer soon

Neil

Thursday, 10 January 2019

9th January Games

Greetings

We were joined by Eamon last night; he's been away from the hobby for quite a while and has followed the blog and was 'inspired' to visit on the basis of content. So you se it does do some good!

I ran my planned Men Who Would Be Kings game for the benefit of Steve H, Mike, Steve B and Eamon. Basically all available figures placed on the table and let the mayhem begin! The game was more of a way of introducing three new players to the rules but if you view the game in the light of Omdurman the regrettable casuallty list for the Mahdists makes sense. We even has a charge by the Lancer regiment into the Mahdist hordes but no sign of young Winston.


Andy P ran a Rumbleslam game for the rest of those attending.


I'm waiting to hear from the Tonbridge Wells Wargames Society concerning the Cavalier booking and will advise details on receipt. Next week I've offered to run a Dark Ages based on Lion Rampant game and I understand a Terminator:Genesys practice game has been scheduled as well.

See yer soon

Neil

Friday, 4 January 2019

2rnd January Games

Greetings

Despite some confusion about the return to 'normality' after the festive season, we had a fair turnout last night. Thanks to Andy P for running a number of board games; I couldn't stay long due to early commitments on Thursday but those present enjoyed themselves.

I've offered to run a scenario for The Men Who Would Be Kings next week and would appreciate details of any other games offered.

See yer soon

Neil

Friday, 21 December 2018

19th December Games

Greetings

A good end to the year's games last night: Andy P ran a Rumbleslam tag match, whilst I umpired a scenario from The Men Who Would Be Kings for Messrs. Harbron, Knightly and Slater based on the Battle of Kirbekan 1885 (British vs Mahdists who were entrenched on high ground near to the Nile). Given that Messrs. Knightly and Slater were unfamiliar with the rules, they put up a valiant resistance until the Ludhiana Sikhs stormed the position in the last move!

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Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 2/1/19, until then have a great Christmas and may the New Year be kind to us all.

See yer soon

Neil

Thursday, 13 December 2018

12th December Games

Greetings

A busy night for us this week - Alan and Rob were playing Infinity, Mike and his mate Steve ran a Star Trek Attack Wing game, Steve S ran a couple of board games for Mark and Andy S. I ran The Men Who Would Be Kings in the Sudan for Steve H, Andy H and Dave K (playing as Mahdist for his first game); the ambush scenario featured the British (Commanded by Steve) under attack by my re-inforced Fuzzy-Wuzzies. To say that this got ugly quickly would be an understatement, but the Mahdists edged a win on points. A hard fought game bearing a close resemblance to accounts of the fighting in Suakin during 1884/5.



Next week will be our last meeting before Christmas, returning 2/1/19. I've offered to run another TMWWBK scenario and I gather Steve S has offered a board game, specifics to be decided.

See yer soon

Neil

Thursday, 6 December 2018

5th December Games

Greetings

Pretty good turnout this week; Dave K, Mark and Steve S played Mad Dogs With Guns again, while Rob ran a game of Fallout (think 50's post apocalyptic sci fi). Steve H and I played three games of Angels 20 to test the new mats I recently received. Since the hex size has been reduced, I wasn't sure if it would be necessary to double movement to maintain the scale. It appears that the game works well with the current hex size and by doubling movement and ranges - so much that I lost all three games . . .
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Next week, I intend to run a game of The Men Who Would Be Kings to introduce some new units. Not sure what else we have planned at present, could someone advise in due course?


See yer soon

Neil

Friday, 30 November 2018

28th November Games

Greetings

Dave K and Steve S ran a Mad Dogs With Guns game for most of those present as part of an ongoing play test for a possible club night game. Steve H and I ran Magnificient Flying Machines again, this time to a conclusion. Although I finished the race first, Steve won on points (Blast! - to quote Sir Percy Ware-Armitage in the film). Fun for two but would be better with more players - one to run again.

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Next week, a further Mad Dogs game is planned. I have finally recieved the new hex mats for aerial combat ordered at SELWG, so I intend to run an Angels 20 game. The hex sizes are smaller than the originals so a bit of play testing is in order to see if we need to modify the game in any way.

See yer soon

Neil