Thursday, 22 December 2016

21st December Games


Sufficient attendees to run the traditional Christmas Dinosaur game, hosted by Steve S. This was based (very loosely indeed) on the classic film 'The Valley Of Gwanji' and involved a horde of rampaging dinosaurs smashing their way through a Western town with a bank raid in progress. Typical day in the Old West, I hear you say? Great fun all round, thanks for the game Steve.

The Hockley Community Centre will be closed next week, so our next club meeting will be on Wednesday 4/1/17. No decision has been made concerning games at this time, so suggestions would be appreciated.

Finally, may your Christmas be filled with hapiness and be whatever colour you deem appropriate.

Best wishes


Thursday, 15 December 2016

14th December Games


We were able to run a further Tanks game this week, using Chris' excellent collection of 28mm Allied and German armour. We were able to fit in three games using U.S. Tank Destroyers (M10's and a M36 for those interested) against four Panzer IV's in the Counterattack scenario.

The Yanks were unable to stop the Germans on each occasion (twice with the Pzkpfw IV's and once with two Tiger 1's) which does go to show the whole TD doctrine appears to have been flawed.

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However, all this goes to prove the game has show potential; I have offered the game to Tunbridge club for Cavalier in February, and await confirmation.

Next week will be our last meeting for 2016. As is traditional for the Christmas game, Steve S tells me it will involve dinosaurs - and Cowboys?

See yer soon,


Thursday, 8 December 2016

7th December Games


Our numbers were severely depleted due to sickness this week. This left just enough for a two a side Tanks game with me as an umpire; this week's game featured Churchill's vs Panthers. The Germans had the initial advantage but were eventually defeated.

I've offered to run the game again next week as Chris has a large collection of U.S. and German armour from another project which will provide some variety, but I need to work up some more data cards. Steve S has offered to bring some board games as backups.

Our final meeting of the year will take place on 20/12/16 when Steve S has offered to run 'an old west game with a difference' as he puts it. The centre will be closed between Christmas and the New Year, and re-open for our purposes on the 4/01/2017.

See yer soon