Friday, 3 March 2017

Catching up on photo editing, and my posts.

Back in December we attended our last show of the year. Due to my having to work, we couldn't go to our traditional last show , Worlds in Derby, October. instead we waited until December and went to Recon in Pudsey.

3rd December 2016, Recon Show, Pudsey

We last attended this show 2 years ago, and had a good time, playing plenty of games.

http://wargamingwestwoods.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/show-review-recon-pudsey-december-2014.html

So we were happy to once again make the journey over the Pennines to Pudsey near Leeds.


However, unfortunately, this year was not as good.
Like last time there were not many traders we use, but were expecting this, We were happy to see Lesleys bits box for our WH40K needs and pick up a per-ordered KR Multicase. Always a good friendly service there and we spend at every show.
For me Warlord Games missing from 2 years ago was a disappointment as I'd just started collecting for Chain of Command and wanted to pick up some figures for a new project. Luckily I did find some elsewhere.
We also wanted to look at the new Doctor Who range, here a new stand - Mighty Lancer Games who had some sets and both Adam and myself picked up a Doctor and companions pack.

Games were described as mostly participation, only a few seemed to be.
Of note, we played an excellent game of Witch Racing in the setting of Disc World.






We liked this game and managed 2 games during the day, we would have played this twice even if we could have joined in any others.

Two games that were 'let downs' were located on the stage. One seemed to be a teddy bear wild west game. The organizers were just setting up a game and we were asked did we want to play. we said yes and hung around, only for them to set up the game and begin to play among themselves. We went back there several times and it always seemed to be them playing, rather than any members of the public.

Also on the stage was a 'Dads army Game' advertised as partticipation, we were just ignored at this one, even though no game was being played.

There were some nice demo game both upstairs and down.





 Finally a note on the B & B.
Never seen it done like the way it was before, it was a bit chaotic and labeling of items was just written on, using a single number per box of items, rather than a number per item as elsewhere, when items are spread out rather than just left in the boxes to be rummaged through, like here.
This was run by a third party.

To be honest, we all decided not a show we would attend again.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Saturday 7th January 2017


Real scale wargaming!


As a side to wargaming we also enjoy airsofting, which is basically running a round old warehouses and abandoned military baes or schools using realistic firearms to shoot the other team with 6mm BB's.


Its good fun, everyone plays fair and also good exercise.


Our usual locations are run by a company called First and Only -


http://www.firstandonlyevents.co.uk/


and their site for pics -


http://www.firstandonlydigital.co.uk/


They run a safe, fun days gaming in a good professional manner.


We went down to the opening day of their new site - The Mill CQB a 4 floor warehouse in Wigan for a full day of varied scenarios over 3 floors (4th is yet yo be converted).


As well as Adam, Mark and myself we were joined by Lee and his son Louis for the day. It was Lee who first introduced us to airsofting.


It was a great day, and good fun. Just a bit cold, but not noticeable when running around, shooting and being shot.


Adam shot some film from his go-pro which can be found on his YouTube page here -


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzcTyc-Mt4g&t=53s


Below are a few pics taken by the staff on the day.

Adam -
 

Mark -
 
Me -

Lee & Louis-
 
Mixed -
 
 
 






Sunday, 27 November 2016

Battle os Zaragoza

Wednesday 23rd November 2016

Campaign game at club, French (Steve) attacked Spanish (Jeff) in Zaragoza.
Steve and Arthur commanded the French, Bob and myself took the Spanish as Jeff was unable to make it.
The Spanish had big walls and plenty of troops.







The French gave it a good go and attacked the outer fort heroically, however the walls proved too thick to breach and the French tide was broken on the walls.


Spanish reinforcementrs arrived on far side of river, safe from the French and started a bombarbment and counter battery fight with French guns.



The Spanish cavalry arrived on the left and under Bobs cool leadership proceeded to destroy a horse battery.
With 4 units broken on the walls and the lost guns, the French decided to withdraw and the Spanish allowed them to leave.



Of note the garrison consisted of 2 cavalry units. The lancer bravely left the town and charged the French around the fort helping brek up the atack. Twice they charged and helped the defenders before withdrawing covered in glory.




Been a while since my last post, with the club moving location and my shifts, not been down to play agame for a few months.

Our story of the move xan be found here -

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/wargames-society-new-base-battles-11840533

with follow up article here -

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/manchester-war-gamers-win-battle-12079032

So on to my first game back at the new location-

Sunday 6th November 2016

This was a set of several small 40k games between Adam, Mark and Myself.

We played each other using just 2 squads each chosen at random, with rules for squad compsistion.

Basically, each squad was a max of 200 points with no 2+ armour saves and if vehicles max armour of 12, no lords of war either.

First game - Mark v Me (Fast & Elite)
Mark picked a Land Speeder and Dreadnought whilst I went for Hellhound and Eldar Wraithblades.

Was an easy win for Mark, with my Wraithblades failing to get near to the Dreadnought and were cut down by good Autpocannon fire. Game endedwith a 15-0 win for Mark




Second game - Adam v Mark (Heavy & Troop)
Adam faced Mark in this one as winner stayed on.
Adam took a Predator and Tactical squad in a Drop Pod, whilst Mark also went for a Predator and Tactical squad, but in a Rhino.

Bit harder for Mark this time but came out 13-0 winner.






We played 2 points for a winner and VP as a sort of goal difference. So after 2 games the table was as follows -

                   Plyd       Won     Lost       PD      Points
Mark             2             2          0         28            4
Adam            1             0           1       -13            0
Andy             1             0           1       -15            0

So with just Adam to play me it was a fight for second.
Third game - Adam v Me (Heavy & Elite)
I used Bullgryns and an Eldar Prism Tank, Adam went all Necron with Deathmarks and Doomdday Ark.

Good game, Necrons being hard to kill, but I manaaged a 13-0 win.








Final table -
                 Plyd     Won      Lost     PD     Points
Mark           2           2           0       28           4
Andy           2           1           1        -2           2
Adam          2           0           2      -26           0

Mark was overall winner of the mini tournament with 2 good wins

As a final gameMark with 3 squads faced Adam and myself wit h2 squads each.
Mark took a battering but had a lot of troops still on table, however due to casualties sustained was decided Mark lost.










Also at the club Arthur, Jeff and Bailey were playing Chain of Command from 'Too Fat Lardies' looked a good game and caused me to get a copy and plan on getting some 25mm WW2 myself.