Thursday, January 29, 2009
It seems like only yesterday (actually, last July) that we decided to have a Club Project. The Boxer Rebellion is in many ways a rather quirkey period that provides for both discerning historical and fantasy wargamers. Well done to everybody for their input on the organising, painting, basing and scratch building fronts and for achieving the aim on schedule and all without having had to resort sending people to the Eastern Front for not producing the goods.
This evening was spent test playing the game whilst an American Civil War battle raged on the next table along. Sorry, no photos this week but there will be plenty of photos in the Plymouth Show Debrief Special.
Next week there will be the following games:
Close Quarter Battle: Myself, Vince, Chris (and Bookmark?).
Second World War: Mick, Gregg and Andrew.
A Surprise Game: Bradley and Rob (2 - 1 favorite on Epic).
Stragglers can be attached where necessary.
For those who are about to go to Plymouth (we salute you!), Brett and Myself will start pick ups as discussed at 8am Saturday. Don't forget to wear your Club T-Shirt.
By the way, it is said that Robin has been painting historical figures - surely this is just a malicious rumour designed to sully his good name, but then again....
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Considering the anniversary, it seemed appropriate for the Club to refight this evocative battle (and to give it a little more than the usual coverage on the Blog!). So with Rob providing the 10mm figures and setting up the terrain and scenario (Colonial wargames rules based on 'Pony Wars'), the remainder donned pith helmets or hefted oxhide shields.
British mounted forces are busy harrassing the Zulu flanks and disrupting their attack.
NEXT WEEK - will be the Test Play of the Boxer Rebellion Game in preparation for the Plymouth Show. Many thanks to Mick and James for basing the figures and to everyone else for getting their figures painted in the nick of time. With Chris's buildings, it should all look quite good. Thos not doing Boxer Rebellion will be with Uncle Brad who will be putting on an American Civil War game using Volley & Bayonet Rules. See ya'll later.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
The enemy in this case being 'Life' which got in the way of what we had planned from last week so - all change. I also forgot my camera so we are a bit sparce on photos this week. Something is better than nothing, so I did a faithful re-enactment of the final phase of the Close Quarter Battle skirmish as US troops storm into a Taliban held house (Americans win - of course!).
Rob's own change of plans enabled him to attend and bring along a bunch of late 16th Century religious nuts in a bloody fight about whether to follow the Sandle or the Gourd.
The BFG protagonists, meanwhile, had a relaxed game dodging the asteroids.
Next week is the long anticipated Grand Final of the 2008 Warhammer Tournament as Andy's Daemons (boo, hiss!) confront Vince's Orcs (boo, hiss!). Journalistic impartiality maintained there, I think.
The rest of the Club whose names were mentioned last week plus Gregg will be participating in Rob's 130th Anniversary game of The Battle of Isandlwana (or Asdawana if you are Bookmark - cretin!). Don't forget your tissues.
Thursday, January 08, 2009
GAMES FOR 14 JANUARY 2009
1. The Warhammer 2008 League Final will be fought on 21 January between Vince and Andy.
2. The Plymouth Show is on 31 January and will be attended by the following (logistical details to follow):
3. 40K Tournament - All participants who have not done so are requested to e-mail their Army Lists to Robin ASAP otherwise he will crush you with a Baneblade.
4. In the finest traditions of the United Nations - the final, final, final deadline for the Boxer Rebellion kit to be given to Mick and James for basing is 14 JANUARY.
5. Rob is organising the Zulu War game on 21 January. As mentioned before, this will be based on The Battle of Isandlwana. The list for participants is now closed and consists of: