Archive for January, 2013

Tuesday 29th After Action Report – Quatre Bras

Folks,

Due to unforseen cicumstances only the Quatre Bras Scenario ran. Here’s the AAR by Alistair.

 

Qautre Bras set-up from the east....

Qautre Bras set-up from the east….

After a furious but brief bombardment, Marshal Ney launched an attack that threatened the flanks of the position of Quatre Bras. The French showed their metal with a well prepared attack led by Bachelu which captured the farm of Gemioncourt outright. They also carried out a flank march  on the right over the River Thyle, threatening the communications with Blucher’s army. However, a counterattack by the Dutch-Belgians was being prepared when the game had to be adjourned.

Gemioncourt Farm from the French position in  the south.

Gemioncourt Farm from the French position in the south.

A fierce contest ensues in the woodland in the west . The French make good progress.

A fierce contest ensues in the woodland in the west. The French make good progress.

Alistair, after thirty-odd years of outright failure, has finally mastered the art of getting the face of the dice with the least density to be uppermost by expelling CO2 from “fat Coke” at the crucial moment. Hence the relentless series of double sixes!!

[Note: We apologise to those effected by Alistairs dice throwing and would like to assure you we expect normal service to resume next week]

A good playthrough with simple but exciting rules. Fat Coke 2, Diet Coke 0. 
 
The verdict: Definitely worth another go!
 

Alistair

Club Night – Tuesday 29th January, 2013

Folks,

 

Plans for this week are as follows:

 

Prince of Orange at Quatre Bras

Prince of Orange at Quatre Bras

Table 1: 6mm – Napoleonic

Forces: France vs Britain & Allies

Scenario: Quatre Bras – 16th June, 1815

Rule Set: Adapted from a board game by club member Mike Travis

 

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Table 2: 15mm – World War 2 – Eastern Front

Forces: Germany vs USSR

Scenario: Generic – 1000pt battle

Rule Set: Flames of War by Battle Front Miniatures

 

Drop us a line and let us know if you’ll be along!

All the best

OWG

Club Night – Tuesday 22nd January, 2013

Folks,

Plans for this week are as follows:

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Table 1: 28mm – Pike & Shotte rules runthrough

Forces: TBC

Scenario: TBC

Rule Set: Pike & Shotte by Warlord Games

Following on from a successful trial with Alistair, Mike T, Andy and John the group decided to have another run-through to get to grips with what appear to be an easy-to-learn, fun and fast-playing set of rules!

Tuesdays Pike & Shotte game in progress.......

Tuesdays Pike & Shotte game in progress…….

A close up of Alistair's figures.....

A close up of Alistair’s figures…..

 

Table 2: ???
At the moment no other games are planned.

If you want to host a game on Tuesday just get in touch and we can add the details here!

 

All the best

OWG

Club Night – Tuesday 15th January, 2013

Folks,

Plans for this week are as follows:

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Table 1: 28mm – Pike & Shotte rules runthrough

Forces: TBC

Scenario: TBC

Rule Set: Pike & Shotte by Warlord Games

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Table 2: 1:3000 Modern Naval

Forces: NATO vs USSR

Scenario: What if……..

Rule Set: Shipwreck by Vandering Publishing

All the best

OWG

Tuesday 8th January – Debrief

Folks,

Well we got our year off to a great start (depending on which side your were on I suppose) with 2x games being run.

Table 1:
Mike R, Roger, Andy Scott (a newcomer we to welcomed to the club this week) and Ross played a small WW2 skirmish using the Bolt Action rules by Warlord Games. An enjoyable run-through of the rules seeing the British Para’s see off the German Pz Grenadiers!

20130108-235820.jpgThese rules are fast becoming a favourite at the club for this scale – simple & quick to play – making them ideal for a club night.

Table 2:
Due to unforeseen circumstances the Pike and Shotte run-through was postponed until next week; however Mike T, Robert and Alistair pulled out the quick play board game “1812 – The invasion of Canada” by Academy Games.

20130108-235808.jpgAlistair and Mike were unable to stop the American invasion and were forced to capitulate – extending Roberts unbeaten run!

Details of next Tuesday to follow along with news regarding the clubs plans for this years wargames shows!

Stay tuned…..

OWG

Club Night – Tuesday 8th January, 2013

Folks,

Happy New Year and all the best for 2013!

Plans for this week are as follows:

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Table 1: 28mm – Pike & Shotte rules runthrough

Forces: TBC

Scenario: TBC

Rule Set: Pike & Shotte by Warlord Games

http://www.warlordgames.com/20368/new-pike-shotte-rulebook/

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Table 2: 28mm WW2 Skirmish

Forces: British Paras vs Germans Regulars

Scenario: Normandy ’44

Rule Set: Bolt Action by Warlord Games

http://www.warlordgames.com/home/bolt-action/

All the best

OWG