Archive for December, 2014

Bolt Action Game Day – Monday 29th December, 2014


We hope you all had a Merry Xmas and have had a relaxing few days off over the festive period!

This Monday we’ll be holding a day long Bolt Action mini-campaign, hosted by Stuart (great job so far Stu – thanks!!!) with the British briefing as follows:

Operation Garioch – General scenario overview.
At 0030hrs Monday 29th December, 1944 a small force of paratroopers will be dropped to capture the bridge over the Ury Canal. The bridge is lightly defended.
Once captured the airborne element will proceed the following morning, reinforced by armoured infantry, across country to the small town of Vieuxville. Axis forces are expected in the area and the town and outlying farms will be defended. Exact strength of enemy units are not known but are believed to come from 16 Panzer and / or 9 Luftwaffe Field Dv.
Air support is unavailable due to the time and close nature of the bocage terrain around Vieuxville. However some provision has been made for artillery fire support during the day and evening of the 29th by which time your force should be attacking the town. 
Intelligence reports that the Jerries are holding something important in Vieuxville. It would be great if we could get our hands on it intact!
Tomorrows games will be three hard fought battles – an assault in the dark on a vital canal bridge, a battle across the bocage and vicious struggle for a small town and the mysterious contents of its bank vaults. Each game will be be run in sequence and the sides have been picked to give an interesting battle with a few unexpected surprises for both allied and axis players. Not everything will go according to plan!
There will be a prize for the team which wins the day!
We hope to see you along tomorrow, if not we wish you a happy new year.
All the best.

Club Night – Tuesday 9th December, 2014



Quite a few members unavailable this week but we’ll still be heading to the Oldmeldrum British Legion to put something on.


Nothing really planned at the moment but Mike & Ross will take along a selection of boardgames for folks to join in with. If you’ll make it along and want ot put something on then just let us know.


Hope to see you all there!



Monthly Game – Sunday 7th December, 2014


We’re planning to meet tomorrow for our regular monthly Sunday game day from 9am to 6pm.

After the AGM last Tuesday it was decided to use the Oldmeldrum Town Hall for this coming Sunday (with a possible permanent move there in April – still TBC). At the moment we’ve not been able to confirm if we can get access to the hall tomorrow (due to the person responsible for the hall hire changing recently).

If we are unable to hire the Town Hall tomorrow we will revert back to the Oldmeldrum Legion. Basically if we’re not at one, we’ll be at the other! Should anyone struggle to get in please call Ross on 07411178288.

We are going to carry on with the Guadalcanal Naval campaign with a view to finishing the last couple of monthly turns and bringing the game to a conclusion. We also aim to have a short game of WW1 – Wings of War to familiarise club members of the game ahead deciding on the exact scenario for Carronade in Falkirk later this year.

Apologies for the short notice and any confusion / inconvenience – hope to see you all there tomorrow!

Best regards,