Thursday, 19 October 2017

18th October Games

Greetings

Thanks to Dave K for his zombie apocalypse game last night, although I spent the evening ensuring that everything is in order for the Crystal Palace show this weekend. I think that as long as we can attract a decent number of players this should run well. I gather taht a few of our occasional club night attendees will be onsite (as will Chris. John and Graham with a Sharp Practice game) so the club will be well represented.



Next week, John has offered to run his 1940 Rapid Fire game, while Steve H has taken delivery of the Kickstarter version of PSC's 'Battle of Britain' game and has offered to run a game once he has read the rules. This, I believe, is a strategic game so should be interesting. And Andrew H has offered to bring his Men who would be Kings for a game set in the Sudan.

See yer soon

Neil

Thursday, 12 October 2017

11th October Games

Greetings

Fair turnout last night; Andy P ran his Samurai game for the bulk of those present, while Steve H and I indulged in some pre-dreadnought naval warfare. I don't know the results of Andy's game, but Steve and I had fun deploying the two fleets in a civilised fashion while the light forces hammered each other!




Dave K has offered to run his zombie apocalypse game next week, so I'll look to bring something as backup. We will also sort out the details for Sunday 22/10/17 as we are attending the SELWG show at Crystal Palace with the Big Tanks game then.

See yer soon

Neil

Thursday, 5 October 2017

4th October Games

Greetings

Bit thin on the ground this week, but we managed to run two games. Chris, Steve H and I tried out the amendments to missile fire discussed recently for Lion Rampant which appeared to work (and started another discussion about Wild Charges for Norman Cavalry!).


While Steve S, Mark and Andy P tried a Gothic Horror ruleset that Steve had found.


Next week , Andy has offered to run his Samurai game, whilst I will offer a pre-dreadnought naval action using the Portable Naval Wargames rules.

See yer soon

Neil

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