Archive for August, 2013

Club Night – Tuesday 13th August, 2012

Folks,

1st off we’re back to meeting from 6 to 10pm until the Oldmeldrum British Legion get back to us after their general meeting on the 12th August where they will be reviewing their opening times and our proposal to extend until 11pm on a Tuesday.

Plans for this coming week are as follows:

Table 1:

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Mike T and Alastair will be setting up another board game tonight. Decision not made on which one though. Possibly 1812, Napoleon, Richard III, Crusader Rex or Hammer of the Scots.

Table 2:

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The other tables will see a couple of World War 2 skirmish using the ever popular Bolt Action rules. Again there will be spaces here if you wish to join in.

In order to gauge numbers can you please respond to the embedded poll.

Hope to see you all there on Tuesday.

Best regards,

OWG

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Sunday 11th August, 2013 – Monthly Wargames Day

Folks,

Its that time of month again (well a little later than usual after deciding to delay a week due to lack of numbers!) when we meet for our monthly Sunday gaming. This will take place as usual from around 10am to 4pm at the Oldmeldrum British Legion.

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This month Mike Travis will be putting on an 1805 Campaign Napoleonic scenario using “General de Brigade”.

In order to judge numbers can you please respond to the embedded poll.

Hope to see you all there.

Best Regards,

OWG

6th August, 2013 – “Napoleon” After Action Report

by Alistair Massey.

Tuesday, 6th August’s encounter with the NAPOLEON board game proved that there are endless variations on this intriguing operational game of the Waterloo Campaign. Using the historical set-up, Napoleon seized the central position, dividing the Prussian Army from its Anglo-Dutch allies. The rule only allowing communication between the allies about strategy on night turns was observed strictly, conversation being limited only to the technical aspects of play.

Blucher effected a concentration, attacking at Namur, east of Ligny, and hoped to snatch victory from what seemed to be a weaker force but he had not counted on the resilience of the French and their superiority in cavalry. His grand battery in the centre was disappointingly ineffectual and the French pinned down the wings with local cavalry attacks.  As reinforcements were funnelled into the French reserves, he gambled on an all-out infantry attack on the French right wing, egged on by the Field-Marshal himself. The attack took severe casualties and faltered.

Retreat was perhaps the best course at this juncture but his blood was up and he hoped to break the French by recommencing the attack. Alas! The strain on the Prussians proved too great. The army routed and a count revealed that the national army was defeated and removed from the board.

Looking on, the Duke was powerless to help. In the following Allied turn, he attacked at Nivelles, hoping to win a local victory and some honour, but the French were able to reinforce faster. The writing was on the wall. Retreating, he conceded defeat and the game to the Emperor.

Club Night – Tuesday 6th August, 2012

Folks,

1st off we’re back to our normal times again for the forseeable future; however this means that the hall hire costs have gone up slightly.

Plans for this week are as follows:

Table 1:

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Mike T, Ross and Alastair will be setting up another board game tonight. Decision not made on which one though. Possibly 1812, Napoleon, Crown of Roses, Richard III, Crusader Rex or Hammer of the Scots.

 

Table 2:

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Mike R, John, Andy, Roger and Aidan will be setting up a couple of World War 2 skirmish using the ever popular Bolt Action rules. Again there will be spaces here if you wish to join in with them.

Hope to see you all there tonight.

Best regards,

OWG