Friday, 9 November 2018

7th November Games

Greetings

Dave K has obtained a copy of Star Wars Imperial Assault which he brought along; he ran a training scenario for most of those present, using the app avaliable to run the Imperial side.

Steve H and I revisted the scenario from The Men Who Would Be Kings we ran last week, but with the Mahdists defending against a British force intent on capturing the Mahdi himself. The game was hard fought to an honourable draw courtesy of the Martini Henry rifle. . . .

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Next week, Dave K will run a further Imperial Assault game, while I'll bring the ancient naval stuff for a game of Poseidon's Warriors.


See yer soon

Neil

Friday, 2 November 2018

31st October Games

Greetings

No tricks last night, but a couple of treats - Mark ran his Victorian Gothic Horror game for Steve S, Andy P and Rob, but sadly I didn't have the chance to take more than a quick look as Steve H and I played The Men Who Would Be Kings, with a scenario set in the Sudan and featuring my newly refurbished British and Mahdist forces. Suffice to say that the British were unable to relieve the camp before it was overrun by the Mahdists. That said it was an interesting scenario (A sigh of relief for those of you who have the rules) and one to be revisited.
 
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Next week, Andy P wants to run Rumbleslam again, whilst I have another TMWWBK scenario I'd like to try.

See yer soon

Neil

Friday, 26 October 2018

24th October Games

Greetings

Back to normal after the SELWG show; I was engaged in monitoring the two games on hand last night. Mark ran his Barbarian Fantasy game for most of those present, which played with its usual level of cheerful mayhem.
 

I wanted to sit in on Mike C and Steve B's game of Sharp Practise and get a feel for the rules.


Next week, Mark has offered to run his Gothic Horror game; I intend to set up a Sudan games using The Men Who Would Be Kings rules. Don't forget the clocks go back this weekend - don't want you getting up for work an hour early on Monday!

See yer soon

Neil

Friday, 19 October 2018

10th October Games

Greetings

More games than planned this week. A special mention to Andy P for running a first game of Rumbleslam (fantasy wrestling) which went on for most of the evening. Steve S and Dave K ran a further Terminator: Gensys game with a different 'rescue the hostages' scenario which I think has the makings of the game we want to run for Cavalier 2019. Mike C and his friend Steve B played Sharp Practice 2 (Napoleonic skirmish already).




Next week I'll run a final play of the Napoleonic naval rules for those attending SELWG. I await details of the table etc and will advise these when I have more details.

See yer soon

Neil

17th October Games

Greetings

A bit lower on numbers than I expected last night; but sufficient to give a pre show test for the Napoleonic naval rules for those present. Generally went OK, but one or two minor adjustments have been made to the play sheet.




A plea from your Chairman - please wear the nice badges I got you on Sunday! If this could be combined with a dark blue or black top, we might actually look like a club . . .

As stated previosuly, our table is directly opposite the Magister Militum stand on the Northern side of the hall; I hope to be onsite shortly after 0900, so early arrivals should be able to enter via the trades entrances. Those arriving after 1000 will be liable for full admission charges. Don't say I didn't warn you! Hopefully we will have a good day out to round off the 2018 show season.

Provisional plans for next Wednesday include Mark's Barbarian Fantasy game. I hope to be able to run a Sudan based The Men Who Would Be Kings game as well, depending on how much I can get ready in time.

See yer soon

Neil

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

3rd October Games

Greetings

There was a distinctly post-apocalyptic feel to last night's games; Steve S and Dave K ran a Terminator:Genesys game as part of the ongoing preparation for the club game at Cavalier 2019.
 
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While Rob L bought along Fall-Out for the benefit of the others. Both games ran well enough (still a lot of work to do to T:G but this is to be expected). Nice to see Andy H and Rob A who don't get down as often as we would like.

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Next week the Terminator game will run with a different scenario to broaden our feel for the rules, while Andy P will run Rumbleslam, which is a fantasy pro-wrestling game.

See yer soon

Neil am, which is a fantasy pro-wrestling game.

Friday, 28 September 2018

26th September Games

Greetings

Still a bit thin on the ground this week; Steve ran his planned Mars Attacks! game, while Mike C ran a Lion Rampant game using his Dark Age figures. Both appeared to run OK, also Andy H made a rare but nonetheless welcome appearance.

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I spent the evening talking to various people about the new exhibition at Southend Central Museum. Most of you will be aware I am a volunteer at the museum, and the London Shipwreck (which features artefacts recovered from the wreck of a Restoration warship which blew up not far from where the seaward end of Southend Pier is now situated) has just opened. Given it's nature and that it is a very well organised exhibition, I felt it was worth bringing it to the attention of a wider audience. More information at http://www.southendmuseums.co.uk/whats_on/event/The-London-Exhibition

Next week, another Terminator Genesys game is planned. I hope to run The Men Who Would Be Kings in a Sudan setting in the near future, but a little further work is required.

See yer soon

Neil