Tuesday, 16 November 2021

10th November Games

 Greetings

A reasonable turnout last night; Alan and Rob continued their series of Infinity games while Steve S, Dave K, Mark and I crewed the USCSS Nostromo when Steve H ran out his Alien board game. The Alien game actually had us co-operating to source the materials needed to force the alien to retreat! Unheard of.

Nobody actually dies in this game, but we had almost beaten the beastie when time ran out.




Next week, I've offered to run a Space Hulk game for some proper mayhem, but details of other games would be appreciated.

See yer soon

Neil

Monday, 1 November 2021

27th October Games

I wasn't able to run my planned Dark Ages game using the Lion Rampant rules last night due to a lack of members onsite, so had an early night and a bit of painting catch-up. However, Steve S and Mark were playing a Doctor Who UNIT versus Daleks game, while Alan and Rob continued their now familiar Warcry bloodbath. Alan and Rob are very talented painters and its always nice to showcase their work. 




 Not sure what else has been booked for next week, but I've booked a table for a Battlefleet Gothic game.

See yer soon

Neil

Friday, 22 October 2021

20th October Games

 Greetings

A better turnout this week. Andy P and I played Dead Man's Hand and I used beginner's luck to the max, managed to sneak a win. Good system will play again.

Steves S and H played Kill Team, Mark and Dave K played Mad Dogs With Guns, while Alan and Rob played Warcry again. Welcome visit by Mike, Steve B 1 and Steve B 2 who played Monty Python Fluxx.

So much going on I'll post the bulk of the pictures to Facebook, with a few tasters here.




Next week, I'll run a Lion Rampant Dark Ages game, while Steve S will run a Doctor Who game. I have also been asked to remind members to check in with Wayland staff on arrival to confirm which tables they should use. . .  

See yer soon

Neil

Friday, 15 October 2021

13th October Games

Greetings

Apologies to Alan and Rob for not picking up their game in the bar area; I hope it went well. Dave K, Mark and Andy P played Mad Dogs With Guns and I ran the ACW naval game originally scheduled for June, but delayed by my injury for Matt, Paul and Steve H. The usual mayhem ensued and I was able to extract some small revenge for last week's defeat by siding with Steve and annihilating the Yankie fleet!





Next week we'll be playing Dead Man's Hand and Mad Dogs With Guns. Steve H, Graham and I are off to SELWG this Sunday where we'll run my Colonial game with scenarios from the Zulu Wars and Sudan. Hopefully we'll see some old friends on the day.

See yer soon

Neil

6th October Games

 Greetings all


A bit thin on the ground again last night. Dave K, Steve S and Mark played Zmobicide (sadly Dave had mislaid his copy of Hordes Of The Things rules which had been the preferred game - but any game is better than none), while I hosted Matt's recently completed 28mm ACW collection, supported by my own growing CSA force to play Rebels and Patriots in a scenario from Neil Thomas' One Hour Wargames book, which I christened the Battle of Bryson's Crossroads in honour of our late member Laurie. I think he would have liked this game.

Due to my usual lousy dice rolling, and my suggestions for the Confederate deployment, the South lost on this occasion. The objective for both sides was to control a hill and the crossroads. Matt had the hill in the Union deployment area and was on the verge of overrunning the crossroads when time was called. I will, of course, be most horribly avenged in due course. . .


Next week, I'll run an ACW naval game using my 1/600 ships, while Dave K will run a Mad Dogs with Guns gangster game.

Thursday, 27 May 2021

26th May Games

 Greetings all


First message in a long time - a few of us visited Wayland Games last night to try the facilities available now the gaming centre has reopened. Suffice to say the amount of tables is significantly reduced and it's necessary to book in advance.

I ran a Napoleonic Naval game for Matt and Paul (good to see Matt again after a long absence due to illness) while Mike and Steve B were trialling a Lion Rampant variant for Boudica's revolt using Mike's Romans and Celts - suffice to say I was able to fulfil my objective in the naval game, while Mike has decalred the LR game as a 'practise' (which seems to happen when he loses . . .)

I've booked a table for an ACW naval game next week, so come along and sink something.

See yer soon

Neil

Thursday, 12 March 2020

11th March Games

Greetings


A decent turnout last night with two good games. Andy P ran his sci-fi skirmish game for the bulk of those present, while I set up a Napoleonic Rebels and Patriots game for Steves H & B, Mike and myself. The Scenario required the British to retain control of the hill and town, whilst the French had the option of taking control of either objective. Sadly time beat us in the end, but the game was most enjoyable and looked great.


 
 


Next week, Steve S has offered to run a sci-fi version of TUSK game. I've finally received my new WW1 aerial mat from tinywargames.co.uk and very nice it is to! I'll run a Wings of Glory game for interested parties - flying helmet and goggles essential, stick of wet celery optional.


See yer soon


Neil