What Happened In February?

February did roll around quickly! Our second meeting for 2019 is all wrapped up, and it was a good one. There was a good sized turnout and plenty of games were played. As usual we’d like to thank everybody who participated. Let the gaming roll on!

We had some of our regular games, and some not so regular. Flames of War was in attendance with the usual array of nicely painted 15mm World War 2 miniatures. Note the German trucks and tanks, those are 3D prints and not the usual commercial models – they look amazing!

And of course Art De La Guerre made an appearance. A stalwart regular game at our meetings it most certainly has become.

Impetus made a return this month, and some very nicely painted 28mm figures took to the field. In these pics the Byzantines tackle some English from the Wars of the Roses. Not sure who won… The version used was the eagerly anticipated second edition of the game.

John and I had a crack at the new Warlords of Erehwon fantasy mass-skirmish rules from Warlord Games. I feel they will be a good fit for all of those fantasy 25/28s gathering dust in many gamers’ collections. It uses the activation dice system seen in Gates of Antares and Bolt Action, and the rules are reasonably easy to learn. The factions are all classical fantasy types, so very easy to choose and use whatever range of models you like best. Games will speed up a lot (of course) once we properly get the rules nailed down, and I have now learned not to charge against Dwarf loonies with a chariot…

Speaking of Fantasy gaming, there was also a game of Games Workshop’s Middle Earth Strategy Battle Game. Makes me want to get me a copy so I can rouse the Easterlings and their Haradrim allies again…

Last, and certainly not least, was a mighty game of the venerable Napoleonic Shako rules. This was played in 15mm and saw a lot of units swirling about the battlefield, locked in mortal combat. A table full of 15mm horse and musket era miniatures always looks good, and this was no exception.

And that’s all for February! Once again, thanks to everybody who made the trip in to see us, and we hope to see everybody again on March 3.

Until then, keep gaming, and may your dice all roll well!

October Meeting In Review

Our October meeting was great as always. Thanks to everyone who attended, and a big welcome to any folks who attended for the first time (there were a few of you!). It was great to meet you all and I hope you had a good experience with us.

It was also the first time the meeting was held in the bigger room directly opposite to where we have been before. (It was a lot bigger.) A plus is the tables in that space are already big enough to fit a 6×4 gaming mat without trestles if you put two together, or, if you are into 15mm ADLG (or similar), one table could quite easily fit two games at once.

Again a big shout out to the lads from Panzer Angriff, who ran two spectacular games of Flames of War on the day. I believe these were games based on the invasion of Poland, 1939. In one of these shots it looks like the forest has developed laser weaponry and is wiping out scores of panzers… (not intentional, I assure you, honest…)

We also had some L’Art de la Guerre action with the Spartans invading 15th Century France (or maybe it was the other way around… my sources vary on the historical interpretation of the events). Not sure who won this one, though it was an interesting match up.

Song of Blades and Heroes was again played during the meeting. This is an interesting (and somewhat unusual) fantasy skirmish game that is really worth trying out, as it isn’t like anything else you may have played. The game played was quite large for the rules and it was easily completed within the time of the meeting.

Finally, there was a game of Full Thrust, a starship game that was originally published in the 1990s. In fact, I played in this one and I hadn’t played it since the 1990s. Though we didn’t have such nice neoprene gaming mats back then. Just frayed black cloths…  But hey this was fun. And we’ll be bringing it back – we thought Full Thrust was a keeper. Thanks to my opponent for a thoroughly enjoyable game even though it was really only a learning game (or relearning, in my case).

Overall a great time was had by all. We hope to see you all again at our next meeting in November, and may all your dice roll in your favour!

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: