Thursday, 13 April 2017

13th April Games

Greetings

Travel problems left us a bit short-handed last night; I put my Poseidon's Warriors game on hold to allow Steve S to run an experimental Star Trek game for those attending. The basic mechanisms work OK and Steve made notes during the game for a number of changes. i'm pretty sure I have a number of similar models in Area 51.1 (aka my loft) so I'll have a look and see what I can find.

Therefore, next week I will try to run my Poseidon's Warriors play test. Dave K has offered to run an Old West Gunfight using Pulp Alley rules. See you then.

Neil

Friday, 31 March 2017

29th March Games

Greetings

My thanks to Steve S for hosting a board game last night; whilst I ran a 36AP Lion Rampant Anglo-Norman vs Norse game for Josh, Alan and Dave K. Both sides suffered with poor movement dice rolls at various times, but Dave was able to inflict serious casualties on the Norman cavalry (guys-charging shield walls hurts!), although he couldn't complete the scenario requirements for victory in the time available. I still gave him the benefit of a winning draw for a gutsy fight . Based on last night the Normans can be very effective, but require careful co-ordination.


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No firm decisions for games next week as yet; I hope to be able to run Poseidon's Warriors (ancient naval rules by Osprey) provided a play test this weekend goes OK.

See yer soon

Neil

Friday, 24 March 2017

22rnd March Games

Greetings

Fair turnout last night;

Dave K ran 'Last night on Earth' for the followers of zombie (un)consciousness.


Whilst, Steve H and I tried the Lexington and Concord scenario from the AWI 'Hold the Line' board game. For those unfamiliar with the period, this is the first action of the conflict when British troops from Boston attempted to seize arms and ammunition held by Patriot forces. This time, I am pleased to inform, His Majesty's loyal subjects that a serious defeat was inflicted on the rebels, but not severe enough to crush the rebellion. More anon. . . .


Next week, I've been asked to run a further Lion Rampant game, which I'll try to run with forces of 36AP as a distinct from the usual 24, thus providing sufficient forces for four players. Steve S has offered to bring a selection of board games as a backup.

See yer soon

Neil

Monday, 20 March 2017

8th March Games

Greetings

Fair turnout last night. Steve S and Andy P ran board games, whilst I 'entertained' Steve H and Josh with a Space Hulk mission. Suffice to say that Genestealers rule OK!

Current plans for next week are for a 15mm WW2 game to be organised by John, while I run a Lion Rampant game expanding on the rearguard action I offered recently, primarily to give my new Norman force a runout. Book your place to avoid disappointment.

See yer soon

Neil

15th March Games

Greetings

We ran two games last night; John presented his early WW2 15mm game involving a French counter attack on the German armour advance.


Whilst I put on a Lion Rampant Norman vs Norse game for Dave K, Steve H and Josh. The Norse got away with the relics of St. Haribo again, in spite of some truly appalling movement rolls. An enjoyable game, but the scenario still needs work to give the Normans a decent chance of stopping the Norse escape.


Next week; Dave K will run 'Last Night on Earth', and everyday tale of zombies in America. I'll bring Hold the Line, an AWI board game I picked up at Cavalier recently.

See yer soon

Neil

Thursday, 2 March 2017

1st March Games

Greetings

There were enough of us present last night to run a further test of Mark's fantasy barbarian skirmish game; debate over proposed rule changes was (as usual) 'lively'.



The nature of next week's games is currently uncertain; Steve s has agreed to supply some board games. i can bring 'The hobbit' game, but will have to think about alternatives and post this in due course.

See yer soon

Neil

Cavalier 2017

Greetings

Well, that's the first show of the year out of the way! The zombie apocalypse game was well received, if not appreciated in the Best Game category. my thanks to Dave K for preparing and running the game, assisted by Mark, Andy, Josh and the Steves; we certainly had the interest and those who played all appeared to have enjoyed themselves.



And yes, I had a lovely retail therapy session.

Wednesday night's game will feature Mark's on-going barbarian fantasy game with some rules tweaks he has made; I hope to bring a new AWI board game as aquired on Sunday as back up, but I'll find something in any case.

See yer soon

Neil