Thursday, 14 February 2019

13th February Games

Greetings

Slightly reduced numbers but more than enough to run Mark's Barbarian fantasy dungeon crawl game. The adventurers' party achieved their goal but had their work cut out due to some truely epic dice rolls by Mark as GM. I have never seen so many 6is rolled from one set of dice in the course of a game; clearly dark forces were involved . . . 

How do you exorcise a D6?



Next week we'll run a final test of Terminator:Genesys prior to the game at Cavalier on the 24th February. I've sent the posters to Steve H for printing and will laminate in time for the game.

See yer soon

Neil

Friday, 8 February 2019

6th february Games

Greetings

Slightly down on numbers this week due to illness, but Dave K was able to run his Western Gunfight game with myself and Mark, while Andy P ran a boar game called WildLands for Mike and Steve B, and Alan and Rob played Kill Team. Games were seperated over a wide area of the site so perforce my attention to the latter games was restricted.
My entry to the gunfight game, consisting of a lawman posse, was rather less than successful this week compared to last, suffice to say I was down to two effectives by turn 5 . . .


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Next week Mark has offered to run his Barbarian fantasy game (that's a dungeon crawl with a barbarian cast just to clarify), in which I hope to use some of my Frostgrave figures. I'll also bring along a board game as backup.

Formal confirmation of our attendance with the Terminator game at Cavalier in Tonbridge on 24/02/19 has been recieved.

See yer soon

Neil

Thursday, 31 January 2019

30th January Games

Greetings

Chilly again but a better turnout this week. Dave K hosted an Old West gunfight, using the combat rules from the Osprey ' Dracula's America' Rules. These worked well enough that it was possible to pick up the basics and concentrate on how to meet our objectives (modesty would normally forbid that I should mention that I achieved my objective . . .) and it would appear they function well enough as a participation game for future shows.
 
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Rob and Alan played Kill Team but I didn't get to see much of this, although they seem to have enjoyed the game.

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Next week, Dave has offered to run a further Old West Gunfight, for which I'll contribute some figures and bring a spare board game (Battle Cry ACW) for the use of anyone interested.

See yer soon

Neil

Thursday, 24 January 2019

23rd January Games

Greetings

On a rather chilly evening we were somewhat understrength. Messrs. Harbron, Knightly and Slater (along with myself) played through the proposed Terminator: Genisys scenario planned for the Cavalier show next month. A few tweaks were made to the scenario to allow the human resistance slightly better odds against the Terminators, and in the course of the two games it was found this was benefical. The plan is for participants to play the Resistance, hilst club members will run the forces of Skynet. I've been in touch with the organisers of the show and they have confirmed we have been accepted to run the game at Cavalier.


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 Next week, Dave K has offered to run a Western Gunfight game. I have it in mind to run a Napoleonic naval game, not having played since SELWG last year.

See yer soon

Neil 

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