Thursday, 21 September 2017

20th September Games

Greetings

There were just enough of us on hand last night to trial the Tanks game, which I have been working on for the last two shows this year. The basic concept worked OK (troops of Shermans tasked with occupying a road junction with German armour and infantry tank-hunter teams as opposition) with one or two tweaks on terrain and the use of the infantry with panzerschreks etc.



A reminder that the Essex Warriors Open Day in Writtle occurs this coming Sunday 24/09/17; I'm taking the Tanks game to allow the wargaming public to test it before the major outing on 22/10/17 at SELWG. Any assistance would be appreciated.

My presence next Wednesday is unlikely, so the Steves have arranged to bring a selection of board games for the entertainment of those attending.

See yer soon

Neil

Friday, 15 September 2017

13th September Games

Greetings

We ran two games last night; Mark ran a Lord of the Rings skirmish (the orcs won apparently), whilst I put on a Dark Age Lion Rampant game for Chris, Jake, Steve H and myself; this resulted in a victory for the Norse, but Chris has suggested an amendment to the rules reducing missile fire dice to half when a target is over half the firer's range. Given the bulk of casualties were caused by missile fire from the skirmisher units, I am inclined to agree and this amendment will appear on playsheets in the future.




Next week I will run a small scale play test for the Tanks game I intend to run at the Essex Warriors open day and also at SELWG, These shows are to be held on the 24/09/17 in Writtle and on 22/10/17 at Crystal Palace respectively, so please note your diaries accordingly.

See yer soon

Neil

Friday, 8 September 2017

6th September Games

Greetings

We ran two games last night; Dave K ran a further Bolt Action game - apparently the U.S. forces had the run of order dice, which is why they won (according to the German players. . .).


Steve H and I player Angels 20 for the first time in ages; I had been able to source some Italian 1/144 bomber models which allowed us to play out a raid on Malta. This did not go well for the Italians (i.e. me) with serious losses to the bomber force - the scenario requires some work to be balanced but was great fun all the same!


Next week, I've offered to run a Lion Rampant Dark Ages game.

See yer soon

Neil

P.S. I have been advised that Warlord Games are offering their TANK War supplement to Bolt Action as a free downloadable PDF during September; I hardly need to point out that this is a good thing?

Thursday, 31 August 2017

30th August Games

Greetings

We were able to run two games last night; Chris and Alan were playing Dystopian Wars naval.


While Andy P ran a Starship Troopers game.



Next week a Bolt Action game has been arranged; I have in mind to run an Angel's 20 aerial warfare game. Hopefully a few non-SEEMS players might be interested.

See yer soon

Neil

Thursday, 24 August 2017

23rd August Games

Greetings

My apologies for my absence last week; Scotland saw fit to bless me with a dose of the flu, which basically cancelled any activity other than being ill. I gather you were able to function without me . . .

This week only one game went ahead; thanks to Dave K for running a Bolt Action game as a further introduction to the new rules. A German victory in the game.



Next week, Andy P has offered to run a Starship Troopers game. There may be a Dystopian Wars game, whilst I'll bring either Memoir 44 or my Napoleonic naval collection.

See yer soon

Neil

Monday, 14 August 2017

9th August Games

A quite week without Neil;

Chris, Josh and Alan played Dystopian Wars.




While everyone else played the Battlestar Galactica board game put on by Steve H.

Next week, Chris and Alan are having a Dystopian Wars rematch, Dave K is putting on a game of Bolt Action and Steve S is bringing down some extra board games as backup.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

2rnd August Games

Greetings

I ran the planned Wings of War/Glory WW1 aerial game last night - this involved a hypothetical scenario where Gotha bombers attacked an English town, which was defended by SE5.a's and a Sopwith Camel. Losses were about even but the Gotha's were able to successfully bomb the town.



I won't be down next week, but I gather a game of Battlestar Galactica has been arranged. Would someone post a brief mail with details of game for the following week in my absence please?

See yer soon

Neil