Monday, 10 March 2014

Yesterday

As sometimes happens we are just not in the mood. It was club day yesterday and I was just not in the mood. Maybe it's Curt's painting challenge taking it's toll, or maybe it was because the rugby was on or maybe the stars were just not right. But unfortunately I was just not in the mood. Which means I did go to the club and had a chat with the good folks (and some of the less good) and instead of having an AAR today I just have a few snaps of 2 of the games that were being played.

Firstly Dave and Paul put on a huge 28mm Ancients game of Greeks vs Galations. It stretched the length of 2 table tennis tables with hundreds of figures on each side. It really was a spectacle to behold. There were so many figures that it did look like a show game as opposed to a club game.

They used the fantasy "Kings of War" rules as they wanted to be able to finish the game in a single day. My observation is that the rules worked very well with such a horde of figures and combats were quickly resolved.

In addition to Paul and Dave, Ian and Kevin also played and having never played the rules before understood them and got to grips with them very quickly.  I left after they had each only had 2 turns so I have no idea how any of the games were resolved but they had gotten into contact and casualties had been inflicted and Dave had even lost a whole unit from a failed morale check.

Overall it did look like a good game and they would have made room for me if I had wanted to join in. But as already mentioned I just was not in the........ you know the rest.

One game I did not take any piccies of was the new Peter Pig dark age rules. The reason for no pics was that they had just finished the pre-game so the terrain was in the process of being set up. I am sure I will get to play this fairly soon so I will keep an open mind about it.







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Following the ACW game I played last time, Tim had tweaked the rules a little and was having another game with 3 other chaps. Including a guy who had never played any wargames before but wanted to try one out so came along. This is great any club can always use new members and he seemed like a decent bloke and I hope he enjoyed it.

The rules were a tweaked version of "Honour and Glory" with Tim having amended the mistakes from last time and lessened the effect generals had on units shooting as well as evening up the turn distribution. I would imagine these amendments would improve the game.

Tim also mentioned some linked games of ACW and is planning some kind of campaign. More of this as/when it happens. But if anyone in the club can Tim can.



I managed to scrounge 2 sets of rules to flick through as well both of which I am interested in. That is the great thing about clubs someone will either have it, be that a set of rules or armies for a certain period, or if not they will know someone who does and they will be able to point you in the right direction.

Anyway the rules in question are "Body Count" an old set of Vietnam rules and "1644" by wargames foundry. This later set as Tim wanted me to read through the campaign system as I would be interested in doing a campaign as well, and he thought this was the best place to start.

And Finally It's wrong I know but,
 ENGLAND


Beat


WALES!








25 comments:

  1. Wow, that is a big game in the first picture, isn't it?

    Since I had a Welsh grandfather, I cannot possibly approve of your final 2 pictures :-) !

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  2. yes that was a big arse game al right. It looked good and the guys seemed to be enjoying it.

    As for the last 2 pictures you can get me back next year. Thanks Hugh.

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    1. I am sorry you felt offended by it Bob. I shall edit the post.

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    2. Don't worry I was more offended by the score yesterday.

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    3. No Bob you were right I do sincerely apologise.

      As for the Score it make a change for England to win.

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  4. Sorry to hear you weren't in the mood for any gaming, Clint. It sometimes happens. No worries, mate.

    I am totally uninterested in rugby or indeed any sport, but I do approve of top totty like your patriotic English lass. I'd love to give her a hand to wash that paint off her chest!!!!!

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    1. I know sometimes the mood does not strike you.

      I am sorry Bryan I don't think she was short of assistance on that particular day.

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  5. It happens mate. I have the same feeling sometimes during our Bloodbowl leagues. Nice Patriotic image :-)

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    1. We all have ups and downs in any hobby as in life. I did leave the club a little inspired though.... so new ideas new directions and probably new projects. Thank you Carl.

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  6. No painting for yesterday either! A couple of chores in the morning meant that I was granted the afternoon in front of the rugby and mighty fine it was too!

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    1. I did manage to get a little painting done though... about 10 points worth!!! Just waiting for the bases to dry and hope to get the pics sent off this evening.
      Thank you Michael.

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  7. I did not paint either though I did watch England thump Wales and took great delight in it too!! I am also exhausted from the challenge which has meant I am only painting what I have too at the moment.

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    1. I am all right painting wise, I think.... as my first challenge I have not pushed too hard. Steady but not full on like you.

      I also think England made to many mistakes, they always seem to
      Still moving on. Just about to Photograph some more for Curt's challenge while there is still light.
      Thanks Loki.

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  8. That's one huge table for a game, yet still it's filled from edge to edge with troops, impressive though.
    I know the mood thing too, so I empathise with you.
    I too watched some of the egg-chasing though it does bring back unpleasant memories of my schooldays.

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    1. Yes I am sure it was the biggest game I have seen at the club. And it was indeed wall to wall figures.
      We all have mood ups and downs. Thank you Jo.

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  9. Nice pics but good grief....boobs......up the Irish!

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    1. Ireland still have the best chance of winning the 6 nations! It is not often I will cheer the French on.... but this is one occasion.

      As for the boobs you have taught me well!
      Thank you Fran.

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  10. You short-change me it was 3 tables, 16 1/2 ft :) We completed the game in 4 hours including the setting up and the game went really smoothly. Here's a pic at the end with its survivors: https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t31/1658344_10152200386849694_436818160_o.jpg

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    1. Sorry Dave. but it really was a huge game and did look splendid no matter how big it was

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  11. That's a huuuuge table!

    I had to swear off discussing rugby online as I get vicious. The tragic thing in my life is that they don't watch the rugby here and I've no one to yell at, so I have it al bottled up.

    Congratulations to you guys on your win!!!

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    1. Feel free to yell at me about the rugby!

      Thank you Anne.

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  12. Impressive array of figures!

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  13. Kings of War is a great bunch of rules. Looks like they are flexible enough for historicals.
    cheers

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