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Games Night

Posted on March 31st, 2018 under , , . Posted by

An old-style games night which only occurs infrequently nowadays. Jon and Ray coming around for some easter gaming.Formula DeRunning two cars each and dicing off for pole position with second cars at the rear. Montreal track is brutal on the car’s tyre…

Wings of 100 Years

Posted on March 27th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

To celebrate 100 years of the RAF, founded on April Fools Day 1918, I organised a couple of games of Wings of War.4 a side, with one plane each. Getting the players to choose their own planes was probably a bad idea as ended up with a mixed bag of perf…

Belgium Spearhead

Posted on February 27th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

A game of 6mm Great War Spearhead as Dave M displays his new 6mm forces after selling off his 20mm plastics.An early war encounter in Belgium as both French and German forces converged on a railway embankment.The little people advance across the board,…

Zombie

Posted on February 20th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

The post-apocalyptic ‘Even Death May Die’ rules make another outing. Three human factions clash while the zombies take advantage for a quick snack. Game organised by Dave M. Tel plays the defenders of the town while Matt tries to recover some stolen lo…

Indian Kings

Posted on February 13th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Back to Maratha India in the Napoleonic era, but using ‘The Men Who Would Be Kings’ rules.A little early for the ruleset but still within the playable range. The club has already used these rules in a series of games organised by Dave M, but set in the…

Steaming Again

Posted on February 6th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Another trial of Matt’s Steampunk Naval game at the club, based on the in-house DTS system.Once more it’s the Americans vs the Japanese, using Dystopian Wars models. Three small squadrons on each side, starting a couple of moves outside maximum ar…

Proper Charlies

Posted on January 16th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Time for Keiron to crack out the Charlie Company rules as once more his Aussies make their way through Vietnam. Squads distributed amongst seven players. With Bruce (Martin) commanding, Bruce (Matt) in charge of an SAS detachment, Bruce (Simo…

World War of the Worlds.

Posted on December 5th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

A Wings of Glory Kickstarter with a difference, Tripods and Triplanes mixes genres up and brings the War of the Worlds to the trenches. Ironically there is currently no Triplane models available via the Kickstarter, but rocket firing Nieuport 16 comes …

Little Not Yankees

Posted on October 24th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

First ever game of Team Yankee, the Flames of War spin-off. but not at the expected scale and no Yankees involved.

Arranged by Kieron and using 6mm (1/285scale) instead of the expected 15mm. This was a clash or Russian and German forces. Jim and Derek are the Russians, Dave M and Tel the West Germans.


The Russians have to hastily capture a wood or failing that capture the nearby town. The Germans have to choose how to split their forces with an inconvenient river splitting the two objectives.

Things did not start great for the Germans with their precious Leopards taking a pounding early on.
The Russain advance was temporarily halted by some artillery on the ford. Also, the German APCs, having disembarked their troops who are now entrenched in the woods, dealt with most of their counterparts before being destroyed by the tanks.

A disastrous couple of morale roles by Jim saw half the Russian force disappear into thin air, while Derek belatedly launches an assault onto the woods with his remaining troops while his tanks skirted around it planning to support the assault on the town by Jims now nonexistent forces.

The movement seems better at this scale than at the standard FoW 15mm. As the table now represents a bigger area there seems to be more room for manoeuvre and the spacing of the units more spread out and defuse. It should also allow for bigger battles.

A quick search online shows this to be quite a popular scale to play it at with a Team Yankee 6mm facebook group having 1200+ members.

Little Not Yankees

Posted on October 24th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

First ever game of Team Yankee, the Flames of War spin-off. but not at the expected scale and no Yankees involved.

Arranged by Kieron and using 6mm (1/285scale) instead of the expected 15mm. This was a clash or Russian and German forces. Jim and Derek are the Russians, Dave M and Tel the West Germans.


The Russians have to hastily capture a wood or failing that capture the nearby town. The Germans have to choose how to split their forces with an inconvenient river splitting the two objectives.

Things did not start great for the Germans with their precious Leopards taking a pounding early on.
The Russain advance was temporarily halted by some artillery on the ford. Also, the German APCs, having disembarked their troops who are now entrenched in the woods, dealt with most of their counterparts before being destroyed by the tanks.

A disastrous couple of morale roles by Jim saw half the Russian force disappear into thin air, while Derek belatedly launches an assault onto the woods with his remaining troops while his tanks skirted around it planning to support the assault on the town by Jims now nonexistent forces.

The movement seems better at this scale than at the standard FoW 15mm. As the table now represents a bigger area there seems to be more room for manoeuvre and the spacing of the units more spread out and defuse. It should also allow for bigger battles.

A quick search online shows this to be quite a popular scale to play it at with a Team Yankee 6mm facebook group having 1200+ members.

Sardine Wars

Posted on September 10th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The Furness Wargamers are on the verge of starting another Campaign game. The game is based in Crusader times and on the Island of Sardinia with the waning of the Byzantinian influence on the isle. Despite the place not having much in the way of r…

Indian Guns

Posted on August 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

A return trip to Maratha India, as Matt advances with his ‘Road to Assaye’ project, to recreate Wellington’s Toughest Battle.A converted version of Impetus Baroque advanced in time to the Napoleonic Era, this was its first outing in 28mm. Matt gets to …

Door to Door

Posted on August 15th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Something a bit different this week as Jim arranges a game. A bit of urban fighting in WW2 using Jim Websters set of rules ‘Hell by Daylight’.Tel, Matt, and Steve are the bad guys trying to get away from the advancing Russians.Tristan, Scott, Tom, and …

The Price of Glory

Posted on August 1st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Still gaming the Great War, but this time back to Europe and with a different rules set ‘The Price of Glory’ (or rather a Dave M variant of), which we have played in the past and is at a much larger scale to the previous weeks activity.The Western…

Stuck Truck Ruck

Posted on July 18th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Two more games of TMWWBK’s, once again set in East Africa during the Great War, with the first scenario being very lopsided and over quickly, and the second lasting a bit longer and a very close finish.The first game was already under way when I got to…

More Dystopia

Posted on July 11th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

More shenanigans at sea, as the Steampunk navy’s raise steam again. All figures are again from Spartan Games, who produce nice models for Dystopian Wars even if the club are not over keen on using their rules.Matt’s DTS variant rules have been streamli…

Stuck in the Middle

Posted on July 5th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Back to East Africa and another trial game of TMWWBK in the Great War. Set up by Dave M to test the artillery rules and to get a few more players involved.A German led force is stuck between two British led groups ( Askari and Indian based respectively…

Would be African Kings

Posted on June 27th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

A game of The Men Who Would Be Kings, but transplanted from it’s usual colonial period forward to East Africa during the Great War, an often forgotten about theatre of that war. Dave M supplied the rules and figures.A scenario straight out of the book …

Steam Navy Punk

Posted on June 20th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

So a number of people at the club have the makings of some steampunk fleets. All we need now are some rules to play with.Matt has discarded the idea of using Dystopian Wars (or its Fleet Action spinoff) despite having plenty of models, and has gone on …

Phalanx 2017

Posted on June 18th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

A little trip on Saturday, heading down to the place where Napoleon would have been exiled but for a typo, St Helens; and the Phalanx convention at the Sutton Leisure Centre. A number of the Furness Wargames, both past and present, made their way down …

Steampunk Village People

Posted on May 23rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

A big (possibly too big) game of ‘In Her Majesty’s Name’.A quite English village gets disrupted as nefarious groups from around the world converge to loot it’s treasures. Five factions, and the GM controlled villagers.Intended as a refresher game to ge…

Frosty ADnD

Posted on May 9th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Things go a bit old school! Modified 2nd Edition Advanced Dungeons and Dragons but in a Frostgrave setting. All organised by Matt. Multiple parties entering the deathtrap city to grab as much loot as they can.Gates of the ruined city.Adventurers assemb…

Colonial Impetus

Posted on April 25th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Something a bit different as Matt coverts the Baroque version of the Impetus rules to cover 19th Century action in the Sudan. Matt digs out his British and Mahdists, which are currently based for Principles of War.The British are trying to revive a for…

St George’s Tobruk

Posted on April 22nd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

The annual St George’s Day, or thereabouts, game, fought as an all day game on the Saturday.North Africa, World War 2 and one of the many sieges of Tobruk. Tables galore in this big Rapid Fire game organised by Derek (on what happened to be his bi…

Iraq and a hard place

Posted on February 7th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Another Fistful of TOWS 3 game. This time visiting the Iran-Iraq war.The Iraqis are to defend the terrain and prevent an Iranian armoured breakthrough.There was no real point in trying to sit around in defense as the range of our guns were far less tha…