Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Cavalier 2013 extra

In the last post wardy-la reviewed Cavalier 2013 at Tunbridge.  At the show he asked me to post a few of my photo's in support so here they are.

Wardy-la in Commando garb 

All the above from Deal Wargames Society showing Denmark 1940

Thought I had more of this from Maidstone Wargamers - Operation Deadstick 1944

From Crawley the excellent Brave Little Belgium 1940

...and of course from the near legendary John Francis (that's what he said anyway) our own prize winning  A Very French Civil War

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Cavalier 2013

SEEMS were in attendance at Cavalier 2013 held by the Tonbridge Wells Wargames Society at the Angel Centre, Tonbridge on Sunday 24th February.

Approx 500 visitors were at the show and the main hall was well laid out with a mix of traders and game displays.

Some of the games presented were -

Maidstone Wargames Society - Operation Deadstick 1944
Staines Wargamers - Dixie 1863
West Kent Wargamers - Medieval Siege
The Gamers Hub - Imperial Siege 40000
Southend Wargames Club - Field of Glory 1812
Deal Wargames Society - Denmark 1940
North London Wargames Group - Drop the Bridge
Friday Night Firefight - Patton's Charge 1946
Crawley Wargames Club Brave Little Belgium 1940
Society of Ancients - The Battle of Crimisus 340BC
Loughton Strike Force - Napoleonic Battle

The Sealed Knot also had a stand with members in full dress.

SEEMS won the "Best Demonstration Game" on the day with 'A Very French Civil War' that looked splendid and always appeared to have a mass of people around the table watching the events unfold.

Here are a few pics from the day, I didn't get too many of the other games, especially in the second hall but hopefully someone else has a few of the other games on offer -

Deal Wargames Society - Denmark 1940
Deal Wargames Society - Denmark 1940
Crawley Wargames Club - Brave Little Belgium 1940
Crawley Wargames Club - Brave Little Belgium 1940
Crawley Wargames Club - Brave Little Belgium 1940
Crawley Wargames Club - Brave Little Belgium 1940

SEEMS: A Very French Civil War -

West Kent Wargamers won the 'Best Participation Game' with their Medieval Siege.

For some more great photos have a look at Lee's BLMA and Ray's Don't Throw A 1 blogs.


Tuesday, 19 February 2013

13th February Games

A reasonably busy evening this time, with three games on the go. Steve Slater ran a board game which I didn't have time to investigate but seemed to go well. Mark and co. were busy in the 40K universe with a game that saw Alan's Imperials well and truly duffed up. 

Steve Harbron and I ran an X wing game in an attempt to create the Death Star trench attack. The Rebels didn't do terribly well (since most players were new to the game), but I have attached a picture of the early stages before a right old furball ensued.

Next week, Dave Knightly and Mark Lovett are intending to run another test of their Dark Ages skirmish game. I will bring Angels 20 with a view to some North Africa/Malta action. Time to let the Ities out to play again...

As a reminder to one and all, the Cavalier show will take place on Sunday 24th February 2013. We have a table to present the Very French Civil War game developed by John and Chris. Details to be sorted out this coming week re travel etc.

See yer soon,

Monday, 4 February 2013

29th January Games

Bit of a late start for us all this week, for various reasons, but we still managed to run two games; thanks to Steve for setting up a Flames of War action which accommodated most of the people present.

Dave Crook and I (following some serious horse-trading on the aviation and naval front) ran a 1941 Angel 20 game based around the German invasion of Russia. This was a means to test the variable pilot quality tables Dave has ben working on recently. The game was a bit short as the Russians outmanouevred the Germans (!!), but the new tables did improve the feel of the game.

In other news - I have been advised we have a table for the Very French Civil War game at Cavalier on the 24th February 2013. More details anon. Another item -more for the aviation buffs - is a link to the website below:

which is a source of information on every U.S. fighter unit of the 8th Air Force, down to the details of individual pilots and aircraft. I have only just begun to use this site, but I have found it very useful.

See yer soon,