August Meeting – In Review

Last Sunday, Spartan Association members again met to roll dice, push models around, eat, drink and be merry.

A big thank-you to all who showed their support for the club and joined the Spartan Association as members on the day. Your club salutes you! If you are still thinking about taking this step, more details can be found here: https://spartanassociation.org/membership-fees/. If not, that’s OK, but expect to be asked for a gold coin for table fees if you are participating in a game during one of our meetings. This helps cover our costs and enables us to eventually collect useful items for members and guests to use like gaming mats and terrain. (That would save a lot of carting the stuff around – which we are all doing at the moment.)

As for the meeting’s gaming – we had the usual selection of historical adventures, including a rather large game of Crossfire. I am reliably informed by the participants of that particular game that an in-depth battle report will be forthcoming, so I won’t elaborate on that any further, other to say that it’s an interesting short campaign. Though some pictures of this SCW engagement have somehow made it to me in advance:

We also had a game of Baroque, a first at the club and a good looking game too. Not many pics of this one. (For those who may not know, Baroque is a Rennaissance period rule set based on the Impetus game system.) It was played in 15mm and I cannot remember who the combatants were (sorry gents). Perhaps the players involved could enlighten us?

On the ancients front, we saw the usual games of L’Art de la Guerre and Basic Impetus. As usual the armies looked great and the games were very enjoyable. The L’Art de la Guerre game was in 15mm between 100 Years War French and Mediaeval Swedish from 1300, and the Basic Impetus game was in 28mm between Frederick III Imperial Germans and Nikophorean Byzantines. In the former, the Swedes won, and in the latter, the Byzantines.(And the Byzantine cavalry looked amazing!)

Yet again, the fantasy and sci-fi side of the hobby wasn’t really in attendance. (Where have you gone everyone?) Though that said I had myself brought down models and terrain for Song of Blades and Heroes. Maybe next time. However, we may have more fantasy and sci fi gaming in our future. Stay tuned.

If you are interested in writing (more in-depth) battle reports or articles to put up on the website you are welcome (and encouraged) to do so. Either send it to us here via admin@spartanassociation.org or drop it to us at a meeting. All submissions are appreciated!

Thank-you again to everybody who attended and see you all at the next meeting!

Our August Meeting Is Nearly Here!

It’s that time again! Pack up those figures and dice and get them ready to bring to the club next Sunday the 5th of August for more tabletop gaming action!

A handy reminder that memberships will now be due for those interested in membership of the Spartan Association. Memberships are currently $20 for the year and give voting rights in the Association. Membership is optional, those who opt not to will be asked for table fees of a gold coin donation to help cover club costs.

As usual, bring whatever you like, all games are welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!

AGM 2018

Thanks to everyone who attended today for our AGM. Stuff was done, games were had, fun was … had… aaaanyway, photos.

As usual, the games were a blast, and amongst good company. See you all again next meeting!

Some Pics From Our Bonus Meeting

A couple of extra pics to show some of the things members were playing last week at our bonus Queen’s Birthday long weekend meeting. In evidence were Basic Impetus, Spearhead, and Song of Blades and Heroes.

As always, thanks to everyone who attended this extra out of sequence meeting and we hope to see you all at our next one in July!

The June Meeting in Review

Here be the photos from the last meeting (lots more were taken this time!).

Thanks to everyone who attended this month, it was an amazing turnout and many games were had. Of the seven games, six were ancients (Impetus Basic and L’art de la Guerre) and one was a game of Crossfire (WW2 company level actions). Though it has to be said:

“Come on you fantasy and sci-fi gamers out there, you simply must turn up and show these historical players how it’s done!” (There, I’ve laid down the challenge…)

Don’t forget this Sunday’s (10th June) bonus meeting at Kingswood Sports, see you there!

Again, as usual, pics or it didn’t happen:

Last Sunday’s Meeting

A belated thanks to all those who attended the club meeting on Sunday. (Better late than never, says I… Well it is Friday today… )

We had a good turnout, seeing the usual miniatures games in action (Infinity, Impetus Basic and l’Art de la Guerre) as well as some new (to the club) folks bringing a rather interesting sounding board game that got some play.

See you all again next month!

Again, pics or it didn’t happen:

Our Next Meeting

Our next meeting at Kingswood Sports Club will be on May 6th. Just missing Star Wars day but if you want bring some X-Wing to celebrate, it would probably be appropriate, I guess. Or Legion, or whatever. (Totally optional, your mileage may vary. Check the packet for usage instructions.)

Of course all games and all players are welcome, as usual. See you there!

Game on. More details can be found here.

April Meeting AAR

Well then, we ran another meeting and again a huge thanks to all who attended. It was, as always, a positive experience and fun was had.

For the most part, it was ancients again, with both ADLG and Impetus Basic in attendance, but Crossfire, Wings of War and something else I couldn’t identify in the corner of the room (it was a wargame, of that I’m sure) were to be seen too.

We’ve also been presented with a special new menu by our venue (see what I did there?). This gives us $10 meals that we can order using our new handy-dandy order form:

Hope to see you at the next meeting!

So, as usual, pics or it didn’t happen:

Our April Meeting Has Been Moved!

OK… so it should have been fairly obvious to us that April 1st was both Easter Sunday *and* April Fool’s Day…

…so we moved April’s meeting to the weekend after Easter, on the 8th, a Sunday as usual. We still have the March meeting in between then and now, so some time away yet, but for all you forward planners – we’ve got you covered.