Posts Tagged ‘wyvern Wargamers’

The Pearl of the Antilles – Haitian Revolution AAR #4 Ambush

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

It’s been 6 months since the last outing, but slowly I have been reinforcing the numbers within the Haiti project to the point where I could field forces for at least two factions.This scenario takes us back to the very begining of the conflict and a…

Battlegroup Play Test.

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

Sunday night saw the Wyverns give Battlegroup a run through.Flicking through the vehicle stats for frontal and side armour took me back to my early days and WRG’s 1925 – 1950 rules.Over the years I have tried most of the rules on the market, Battlegrou…

Hammerhead 2018 – Flash Gordon

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

Back from Hammerhead what is perhaps the best show on the circuit.We opted for something a little easier to pick up and play largely due to the boot being filled with stuff for the table sale.A simple four way fight between Flash, Vultan, Ming and the …

Salute 2018 – The Battle fo Varna 1444.

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

Great day at Salute yesterday, the 4.00am alarm call was a bit of a shock but the roads were pretty clear even if the dreaded Sat Nav figured central London would be a good idea.We arrived with plenty of time to set up, good job given how many Ottoman’…

The rescue of Madame Biquette – Yet another desert outing….

Posted on March 24th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

With the mini-beast from the East blowing outside last Sunday, a chance to move to warmer climate for a few hours.The Emir had taken a number of ladies captive and was holed up in the compound at the end of town, Claude Canard was attached to the rescu…

Asteroids…. On the cheap….

Posted on February 25th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

With Hammerhead less than a week away, the Wyverns will once again be on display…This year we will be venturing back to the time of vintage sci-fi and Flash Gordon.The Star Eagle Rules finally landed yesterday, several months late… But just in time…

Worcester Living History Weekend 17th Feb – Thoughts on the day.

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

Yesterday saw the first of what hopefully will be an annual event, the Guildhall in the City was a great room to play in with plenty of natural light and room to move around, the building dates back to the 1770’s which really gave the day that historic…

Worcester Living History Weekend 17th – 18th Feb.

Posted on February 17th, 2018 under , . Posted by

The Wyvern Wargamers will be taking to the road today and are pleased to be taking part in Worcesters Living History Weekend, the event has grown over the years and this year for the first time includes Wargames.Organised by The Worcester Re-enactors …

Sharp Parctice 2 – The French in the Desert.

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

A little later than planned, the AAR from a month ago, nothing like a little sunshine when it’s forecasted to pour down over the weekend again…Many of the Egyptian encounters have been rather cluttered in terms of terrrain so I wanted to put on a gam…

Wyvern Wargamers – Woodville Campaign – Battle 1- The Town of Pointington.

Posted on January 24th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Sunday night saw the opening salvo in the Wyvern Wargamers – Woodville ACW Campaign.With the Union Command advancing on the town of Pointington.With initiative in hand the Union Players selected a flank attack on the town hoping to catch the Confederat…

Wyvern Wargamers – ACW Campaign – Opening Moves.

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

The Wyvern Wargamers – ACW Campaign is a go.With forces drawn up and support points picked both commands set about giving orders for the first few days. Days one and two pass without incident apart from the odd straggler wandering into camp or th…

Sharp Practice 2 – The Russo-Japanese War – Thoughts and adaptions.

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

First game of the year and a chance to try something new.Like many wargamers I have a bookshelf full of rules each time a new edition comes it ends up being brought and added to the shelf. To the point where at times you forget which rules sits with…

The Pearl of the Antilles – Haitian Revolution AAR #4 Hold the line.

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

Painting and posting has slowed to a trickle but hopefully the Christmas period will give me that free time to get juices flowing and some of the back log cleared.Last weekend saw the Wyvern Christmas all dayer, we were a little thin on the ground but …

The Pearl of the Antilles – Haitian Revolution AAR #4 Hold the line.

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

Painting and posting has slowed to a trickle but hopefully the Christmas period will give me that free time to get juices flowing and some of the back log cleared.Last weekend saw the Wyvern Christmas all dayer, we were a little thin on the ground but …

All work and no play.

Posted on November 26th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Hobby time has been rather thin on the ground in recent weeks.
A new job some two hours closer to home should have given me plenty of time to get in front of the brushes, but intense home work and manual reading put paid to any free time in the evenings, hopefully the next month should see things calm down.
I did manage to sneak a trip down to Warfare last weekend and joined the rest of the Wyverns in a refight of Cambrai 1917, using Paul @ Kallistra’s excellent hex terrain and figures.
The British out numbering the Germans 3:1 and supported by 30 Tanks attempted to break three lines of German trenches.

As one of the German commanders we opted to leave the first trench line lightly defended hoping to draw the British in where they would lose a number of tanks in attempting to cross the trench lines with the occasional grenade attack from the infantry defenders.

   

 

In a bloody affair in which the British opened up a number of channels through the use of concentrated artillery they flanked the German left but could not capitalise on the assault as they had lost all of their armour and around 60% of the infantry.
A drawn although the British were quickly on twitter to celebrate a victory.
“The news isn’t there to tell you what happened. It’s there to tell you what it wants you to hear or what it thinks you want to hear.”

 Joss Whedon

A great days gaming touch and go right to the last turn when the German Infantry managed to destroy the last 3 tanks with Grenades, what are the chances of rolling 3 12’s in a row.
Purchases on the day were few, but with Christmas coming and limited paint time, probably not a bad thing, I picked up some extra items for Ghost Archipelago in the shape of a couple of swamps which need some extra’s adding by way of grasses and reeds. I also picked up some lovely treasure pieces which will be great to fight over in the months ahead.

Redoubt had released their cotton pickers for the ACW, but they should be fine for the Haiti Project and some extra jump off points.
I have managed to prep the Crewman from the Ghost Archipelago Nickstarter, with 20 in a box, I opted for 10 European type characters and 10 Middle Eastern both gangs armed with a mixture of weapons, having given the Chinese a run out a few weeks ago, I figured three distinct factions could be formed for any one simply wanting to walk into the club without having to roll for all the stats from the outset.

Until next time….

All work and no play.

Posted on November 26th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Hobby time has been rather thin on the ground in recent weeks.A new job some two hours closer to home should have given me plenty of time to get in front of the brushes, but intense home work and manual reading put paid to any free time in the evenings…

Ghost Archipelago – 1st Outing.

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

Just a short post today showcasing the first outing for Ghost Archipelago last sunday evening.One of the great things about these rules is I have pretty much all that is required to put a game on, swamps, plastic plants and fish tank ornaments.Whilst I…

Ghost Archipelago – 1st Outing.

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

Just a short post today showcasing the first outing for Ghost Archipelago last sunday evening.One of the great things about these rules is I have pretty much all that is required to put a game on, swamps, plastic plants and fish tank ornaments.Whilst I…

Wyvern Wargamers – ACW Campaign for Sharp Practice.

Posted on October 31st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

On the back of one of the Wyvern’s all day bashes a number of us have decided to embark on a short ACW campaign to keep us busy over the winter months and ensure the painting tally for the year continues to tick over.I have been reading the Too Fat Lar…

Wyvern Wargamers – ACW Campaign for Sharp Practice.

Posted on October 31st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

On the back of one of the Wyvern’s all day bashes a number of us have decided to embark on a short ACW campaign to keep us busy over the winter months and ensure the painting tally for the year continues to tick over.I have been reading the Too Fat Lar…

Dusting off some old favourites… AVBCW.

Posted on October 28th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

A little behind on postings, so much for winding down in my notice period at work :-)Another 3 years have passed and time to dust off the AVBCW Collection, every now and again its good to revisit Worcester in 1938 and the exploits of Harry Doyle and Se…

Dusting off some old favourites… AVBCW.

Posted on October 28th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

A little behind on postings, so much for winding down in my notice period at work :-)Another 3 years have passed and time to dust off the AVBCW Collection, every now and again its good to revisit Worcester in 1938 and the exploits of Harry Doyle and Se…

Dragon Rampant – Pot Boiler – Water Margin Style.

Posted on September 13th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

A little behind on my posts of late – Last week saw another Dragon Rampant outing, we opted for Scenario F – Pot Boiler replacing the pot for the evil Prefect of Qingzhou.10 members of Liang Shan Po have been captured and the Prefect is in the process …

Wyvern Wargamers – Big Bash 2017 – ACW

Posted on September 6th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

When fellow club members paint at a far greater rate than you, you have to be creative in your game design.The view from the Union linesSunday saw an outing of for the ACW collection using Sharp Practice 2 – I have enough to scrape together a Confedera…

The Pearl of the Antilles – Haitian Revolution AAR #1Cold Steel.

Posted on August 28th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

August 1791 Bosou Delaroo had been hiding out in the foot hills above Limbe having slipped his chains a few months earlier, his name was published in the wanted pages of the Gazette Generale de Saint-Domingue but no one came looking as the weeks went o…