Posts Tagged ‘AAR’

The Fringe of the Seven Years War.

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

In keeping with my new project last night’s club game was a skirmish from the French and Indian War which kicked off the Seven Years War or World War Zero as some historians are wont to call the conflicts. I know it involved battles from Canada to Indi…

Everything but the kitchen sink!

Posted on June 8th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Big game yesterday 3,500 points, Kevin and I both agree that to get the real flavour of the armies we were using it needs to be a large battle, I could do with around 5,000 to be really happy but I don’t think that will happen any time soon.Anyway, ano…

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

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

We played Zombicide at the club last night, it’s been a long time since I played the game and it’s a shame because it is good fun. We had the Prison Break edition and as with most scenarios we had to get into the prison, take over a control room and op…

In A Galaxy Far, Far …………………

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

I am home alone this week as I might have mentioned, busy trying to stay alive until SHE gets back, according to her of course I am lost without her. It’s Moroccan salmon with spicy cous-cous tonight, and not out of a tin, take that. At a loose en…

Experience Wins Out

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

My son came over for a weekend of wargaming while the missus is in the North of Scotland with her mates, I gave him the choice of games but he wanted to stick with War and Conquest as he had not played with his Carolingians in a long time. We settled o…

The Battle of Yeah But

Posted on May 18th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Kevin came up yesterday for our Thursday afternoon bash, back to War and Conquest after Bolt Action last week. I was looking forward to this battle and had decided to completely change my tactics, this time I was going to attack the enemy centre not go…

A Ripping Yarn

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

We arrived at the club to find Rob with case on case of ‘stuff’, the table was set up as the village of Nateby, Lancashire, 1938 when the Civil War broke and turned the country on its head. It transpired that the Bishop of London had ‘acquired’ the Cro…

Did You Remember the AP?

Posted on May 10th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Put the final touch to a few priority maps this morning with plenty of time to set up a game of Bolt Action, not enough time however to give a lot of thought to the game so a simple BA scenario with three objectives to fight over. Four infantry squads …

Frustration II: Talavera

Posted on May 9th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Rob had deserted us again for Club Night and selfishly taken himself off to enjoy the delights of Naples and the Amalfi Coast, Stuart stepped into the breach and brought an ‘epic’ Napoleonic boardgame which could supposedly keep eight players in play.W…

Combat Fatigue

Posted on May 4th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

After the high drama of our last game I suggested a Dark Ages set to with no giant beasts, wheeled blades or large pointy sticks, to this end we went with Romano-British (Kevin) and Saxons (me). These two armies are similar in that they are ‘shieldwall…

Setback for the Republic

Posted on April 28th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

 Kevin and I managed to catch up today for a War and Conquest game, it seems a long time but it hasn’t really although I have managed a couple of new units since we did play. Kevin again brought his Republican Romans and it was a proper heavy infa…

Top Secret

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

Beautiful day yesterday, the first really nice day of 2018 and we are only a quarter of the way through, paradise, while the rest of you are ‘beeking’ the new word for basking presumably (why?) I have just had to go and get a jumper because I am cold. …

Shadespire

Posted on April 18th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

I was on my own again for the club meet last night and had not managed to sort anything out, I could join a tryout of ‘What a Tanker’ from Too Fat Lardies, despite being a rough Jack Tar and North Sea Tiger in my day the childish play on words annoys m…

Gangs of Rome

Posted on April 11th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

When I first heard of Gangs of Rome I was intrigued then thought why do I need another skirmish game, also I thought the figures were a tad expensive. Julian at the club has dived in with both feet and he brought the game along last night so that I cou…

Levy Getting a Rep

Posted on April 8th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Off to my son’s this morning, early, with a car load of troops both Roman and Seleucid for a Classical show down, I dropped the missus off and then we headed for Stewart’s posh offices on the Zetland Estate where we use the conference room table with a…

Desperation in the Desert

Posted on April 4th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Rob turned up at the club last night and kindly brought his Sudan Colonial troops and an exciting scenario. The British governor and his wife, Lady Black, the mother of Lord George Black, a family which now pops up in most of our turn of the century sh…

Republic Defeated

Posted on March 29th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

An exciting day for both myself and Kevin, at 3,000 points I could get all sorts of Seleucid goodies to see how the army worked, I took a chance and brought an elephant and a scythed chariot, the latter because I have one and what’s the point of that i…

Target Germany!

Posted on March 28th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

I don’t seem to have enough hours in the day at the moment, no sooner have I finished two large map projects than I get hit with two more, one being 24 maps and I have not really checked out the other but it is a continuation of a history of the Luftwa…

Scratched an Itch

Posted on March 23rd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

I am in the Doldrums at the moment, I always find coming down from the excitement of a wargame weekend away a bit of a bind as I enjoy them so much, new armies, new people, good games and usually a social evening discussing rules, armies, tactics and b…

War and Conquest Weekend Bristol

Posted on March 18th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Sadly it wasn’t a weekend, the Gods chose this weekend to dump a mini snow storm right on the area around Bristol, while the Met Office gleefully told people not to travel and gave out Defcon 1 warnings all the way up and down the motorway. Despite thi…

Frustrations

Posted on March 15th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Mate Simon has fixed my broken PC and put the blame on the last people to touch it, that was the original firm, but as with putting my car into a service I have no idea what happens to it, but it has cost me dear and I have probably spent a lot of mone…

Under Pressure

Posted on March 12th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Doing a bit of catch up over the past week I should be finished several units by now and looking at getting a few more extra’s for the Seleucids but I slipped up on a couple of fronts. I got some unarmoured peltasts from Crusader but they arrived witho…

Third Crusade And the Tuetoburger Wald

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

We went from the cold of Russia last week to the scorching sands of Outremer this week. Another block game from Columbia Games (Crusader REX) this time recreating the Third Crusade, the one where Richard the Lionheart turns up, along with some other im…

Wot, no Elephants?

Posted on March 2nd, 2018 under , , . Posted by

With two fingers up to ‘The Beast from the East” Kevin braved the freezing wind and arrived at the PO door looking like a survivor from Captain Scott’s expedition to the South Pole, thermal underwear sufficed for me, spacious it may be but the PO is no…

Wot, no Prosecco?

Posted on March 1st, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

At one point on Tuesday night I had decided not to bother braving the weather, the ‘Beast from the East’ as the weather pundits are calling the cold snap. We had had a flurry of snow and I don’t like driving in snow conditions, I used to do it a lot dr…