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English Civil War : Pike & Shotte rules

Posted on November 30th, 2017 under Posted by

Laid low with “man flu” and keeping out of the cold weather, I decided to get the ECW troops off the shelf and have a solo game.Two evenly matched sides face each other across the battlefieldWhich was a bit of a shock for a Gentleman and his Lady who w…

AK47 Republic Update

Posted on November 30th, 2017 under Posted by

As I have promised Allan a game at the club next month, I thought it best to get the troops on the table and try it out !Its the original set of rules we will useIn this “trial” game, I decided the President’s troops will attack the Popular front at a …

Black Powder – Napoleonic Game

Posted on November 23rd, 2017 under Posted by

Steve Clarke and I managed to get together today and fight another Black Powder game – this time Napoleonic rather than AWI.This was at my Billericay War Rooms using some of my collection. Steve had the British force, me the French.Start positions, Bri…

Siege of Masada

Posted on November 16th, 2017 under Posted by

Yet more pics from our recent Med cruise – this time a shore cruise in Israel.En route to the Dead Sea, we stopped Masada to see where the Romans had attacked the Jews defending their mountain top fortress.Easier than for the Romans, we queued to get t…

Another Fort for you !

Posted on November 13th, 2017 under Posted by

Back to our recent Mediterranean cruise.Another fort I managed to persuade my wife and friends to look at was the one at the entrance to Heraklion harbour in Crete.Built originally by the Venetians, it has been beautifully restored and is now a very go…

American War of Independence : "Black Powder" game

Posted on November 12th, 2017 under Posted by

Today at Writtle we welcomed gamers from the Darkest Continent – well, north Essex actually !Graham Towers brought not only his collection of figures and terrain but members of his local club too so we could have a BIG Black Powder game.I had the Briti…

Von Luck Campaign : Game Three

Posted on November 11th, 2017 under Posted by

Ian and I managed at last to get together to continue our Chain of Command campaign in Normandy.This scene is called “The Corridor of Death” as the British paras have managed to establish themselves in a built up area of solid Norman houses and high, s…

Von Luck Campaign : Game Three

Posted on November 11th, 2017 under Posted by

Ian and I managed at last to get together to continue our Chain of Command campaign in Normandy.This scene is called “The Corridor of Death” as the British paras have managed to establish themselves in a built up area of solid Norman houses and high, s…

Fort St.Elmo, Malta

Posted on November 6th, 2017 under Posted by

During our recent Mediterranean cruise, I managed to convince my wife and friends to visit Fort St.Elmo, which is the Maltese national military museum.And it’s well worth a visit !The entrance is close to the “Malta Experience” which you have to approa…

Fort St.Elmo, Malta

Posted on November 6th, 2017 under Posted by

During our recent Mediterranean cruise, I managed to convince my wife and friends to visit Fort St.Elmo, which is the Maltese national military museum.And it’s well worth a visit !The entrance is close to the “Malta Experience” which you have to approa…

Pikeman’s Lament

Posted on November 5th, 2017 under Posted by

Club day again here at Writtle and we had elected to fight a Pike & Shot skirmish game using Dan Mersey’s “Pikeman’s Lament” rulesAllan has set the board up with his terrain and its a river crossing scenario. Martin and Bob have a mixed force …

Pikeman’s Lament

Posted on November 5th, 2017 under Posted by

Club day again here at Writtle and we had elected to fight a Pike & Shot skirmish game using Dan Mersey’s “Pikeman’s Lament” rulesAllan has set the board up with his terrain and its a river crossing scenario. Martin and Bob have a mixed force …

Saxon Raid !

Posted on October 29th, 2017 under Posted by

We are back from the Med in time for Essex Warriors club day today.  As I did not have a game, I decided to sit in on Steve Clarke and Ian Roberts “Dux Britanniarum” game – Steve’s Saxons were raiding and looking to kidnap a British noble to ranso…

Saxon Raid !

Posted on October 29th, 2017 under Posted by

We are back from the Med in time for Essex Warriors club day today.  As I did not have a game, I decided to sit in on Steve Clarke and Ian Roberts “Dux Britanniarum” game – Steve’s Saxons were raiding and looking to kidnap a British noble to ranso…

Building Boom

Posted on October 5th, 2017 under Posted by

As the Prime Minister has announced we are to build more homes, I thought I had better continue with my efforts !15mm this time, for ACW games. Mostly card with the odd Airfix cut down roof (parts from the La Haye Sainte set)Rough and ready is the best…

Building Boom

Posted on October 5th, 2017 under Posted by

As the Prime Minister has announced we are to build more homes, I thought I had better continue with my efforts !15mm this time, for ACW games. Mostly card with the odd Airfix cut down roof (parts from the La Haye Sainte set)Rough and ready is the best…

AK47 Republic – continued

Posted on October 1st, 2017 under Posted by

One of my regular (although unregistered readers) has asked about the progress of the AK47 “arms race”.Well, progress has been made. You have already seen the forces of President “for Life” Erastus Fyfees.Now the forces of the Democratic Popular Front …

AK47 Republic – continued

Posted on October 1st, 2017 under Posted by

One of my regular (although unregistered readers) has asked about the progress of the AK47 “arms race”.Well, progress has been made. You have already seen the forces of President “for Life” Erastus Fyfees.Now the forces of the Democratic Popular Front …

Eastern Front Construction Project

Posted on September 29th, 2017 under Posted by

Ahead of our next Eastern Front campaign game (using Too Fat Lardies “I Aint Been Shot Mum” rules) I saw that I needed to put together some more rustic buildings (rather than use the Dark Ages ones that were forced into service last time).I decided to …

Eastern Front Construction Project

Posted on September 29th, 2017 under Posted by

Ahead of our next Eastern Front campaign game (using Too Fat Lardies “I Aint Been Shot Mum” rules) I saw that I needed to put together some more rustic buildings (rather than use the Dark Ages ones that were forced into service last time).I decided to …

Essex Warriors Open Day

Posted on September 24th, 2017 under Posted by

Today was “open house’ at Writtle with the doors flung wide open to members and non-members alike.Bearing in mind it was a beautiful warm and sunny day, attendance was OK and some new faces popped in and asked about our club.Many games were going on an…

Essex Warriors Open Day

Posted on September 24th, 2017 under Posted by

Today was “open house’ at Writtle with the doors flung wide open to members and non-members alike.Bearing in mind it was a beautiful warm and sunny day, attendance was OK and some new faces popped in and asked about our club.Many games were going on an…

The Colonel’s Lady

Posted on September 18th, 2017 under Posted by

Yesterday was a regular Essex Warriors games day – next Sunday is our Open Day to which you are all invited – check out the Essex Warriors website for details (we are the war-games club NOT the wrestlers !)Anyway, we had decided to fight a Sharp Practi…

The Colonel’s Lady

Posted on September 18th, 2017 under Posted by

Yesterday was a regular Essex Warriors games day – next Sunday is our Open Day to which you are all invited – check out the Essex Warriors website for details (we are the war-games club NOT the wrestlers !)Anyway, we had decided to fight a Sharp Practi…