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THE GREAT GAME 2019 WATERLOO REPLAYED.

Hi! Today first photo relation from the biggest historical wargame ever, with more than 22 000 figures and more than 100 players from over the world. That is happening in Glasgow. It will be continued tomorrow as well, so if you are in Glasgow, jump into Kelvin Gallery and experience it by yourselves. I play the role of one of the umpires and under my supervision is battlefield from the west of Papelote Farm up to halfway to Le Haye Sainte Farm. So far French managed to push British of their ridge and prepare to break their lines. It is getting very interesting. I'm very curious about how it's going to finish. On the other parts of the battlefield, we have some first Prussian units arrived and I think that French push out British of the Hougoumont, so everything can happen. Below you have some pictures from the first day.Witam! Dzis pierwsza fotorelacja z największej, dotychczas rozegranej gry, z użyciem ponad 22 000 figurek i przy udziale ponad 100 graczy z całego świata. To się odbywa w Glasgow. Będzie kont

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THE GREAT GAME 2019 WATERLOO REPLAYED (1).

Hi! Today first photo relation from the biggest historical wargame ever, with more than 22 000 figures and more than 100 players from over the world. That is happening in Glasgow. It will be continued tomorrow as well, so if you are in Glasgow, jump into Kelvin Gallery and experience it by yourselves. I play the role of one of the umpires and under my supervision is battlefield from the west of Papelote Farm up to halfway to Le Haye Sainte Farm. So far French managed to push British of their ridge and prepare to break their lines. It is getting very interesting. I'm very curious about how it's going to finish. On the other parts of the battlefield, we have some first Prussian units arrived and I think that French push out British of the Hougoumont, so everything can happen. Below you have some pictures from the first day.Witam! Dzis pierwsza fotorelacja z największej, dotychczas rozegranej gry, z użyciem ponad 22 000 figurek i przy udziale ponad 100 graczy z całego świata. To się odbywa w Glasgow. Będzie kont

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Second Empire. Rebels & Patriots.

Hi! Today two new short reports from games we had during the last two weeks. The first was a test game of new Michael's set for the Franco-Prussian War and is called Second Empire. The other game, played last week was Rebels and Patriots and again I received Indians to play... By the way, we got a new home and soon we will receive keys. Now I busy with packing stuff and prepare to move, so be aware, that this space could be quiet for some time...Witam! Dziś dwa raporty z naszych gier, rozegranych w ciągu ostatnich dwóch tygodni. Pierwsza z nich to testy nowych zasad Michaela dla wojny francusko pruskiej, zwane Second Empire. Druga to gra z poprzedniego tygodnia z zasadami Rebels and Patriots, gdzie znów dostałem do gry Indian... Tak przy okazji, to znaleźliźmy juz nowy dom i wkrótce dostaniemy do niego klucze. Teraz zajęty jestem pakowaniem wszystkich rzeczy i może się tak zdarzyć, że to miejsce zamilknie na pewien czas...1. Second Empire.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Michael SchneiderUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY:&nb

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War of the Ring & Muddy CoC.

Hi! It was a long time, since my last post. I'm quite busy right now as I'm looking for a new home and that takes a lot of my free time. Until I will not solve that problem, my posts will be much shorter, than usual. Sorry about that. Today two games we recently had. First was War of the Rings and the second Muddy CoC. Witam! Upłynęło trochę czasu od mojego ostatniego posta. Jestem ostatnio bardzo zajęty, a to dlatego że szukam nowego mieszkania. Zajmuje mi to prawie cały wolny czas. Do czasu, aż nie rozwiążę tego problemu, moje posty bedą niestety krótsze, niż zazwyczaj. Bardzo Was za to przepraszam. Dzisiaj dwie ostatnie gry. Pierwsza to War of the Rings, druga to Muddy CoC.1. The Battle of Three Armies. Bitwa trzech armii.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Alasdair WatsonUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Alasdair WatsonSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Alasdair WatsonDwarfs and Elves.The Enemy.In this game, the join forces of Dwarfs and Elves (me) stand up against forces of S

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Villeneuve, 1781.

Hello! Last Thursday we returned with new campaign game. Michael once again returned with AWI, but this time with a different rules. About those you can read on Michael's blog. Every game is pregamed with Eve of Battle, the card game also written by Michael and which I had a privilege to test. In our campaign we have four players: American (Mike), French (myself), British (Alasdair) and Hessians (Peter). In our first game I faced Alasdair. For our games we using Black Powder rules.Witam! W ostatni czwartek zaczęliśmy naszą nową kampanię. Michael znów powrócił z Wojną o Niepodległość Stanów Zjednoczonych, jednak tym razem z odmiennymi zasadami. O nich możecie przeczytać na blogu Michaela. Każda gra poprzedzona jest grą z użyciem Eve of Battle, karcianka, również napisana przez Michaela, którą miałem zaszczyt testować. W naszej kampanii mamy czworo graczy: Amerykanie (Mike), Francuzi (ja), Brytyjczycy (Alasdair) i Hesowie (Peter). W naszej pierwszej grze stanąłem do walki z Alasdairem. Do naszych gier używamy z

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Life Goes On

My mother-in-law, Rosemary, died suddenly a week and a half ago due to complications with the surgery she decided in the end to have. Either way, she was faced with a terrible choice; a slow deterioration which could rob her of a meaningful life, or a risky operation which offered her a chance of total recovery or catastrophic failure. After a week in which her symptoms only got worse, she opted to take the surgery with the proviso that if anything went wrong, she would be allowed to die without intervention. The surgeries themselves went without a hitch; it was just her body's reaction to them that was the risk factor, and unfortunately the worst happened. She died after a very rapid deterioration in her condition a week and a half ago. We said goodbye to her yesterday in a moving ceremony where my stepfather-in-law read out not only his own eulogy, but a letter Rosemary had written to her grandchildren. Each of the four grandkids was presented with a little enamel box and instructed to fill it with thi

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Salute 2019 – Another Year, Another Wonderful Show

On a rather delightfully warm Saturday morning, I found myself once again trekking to the hallowed tabletop show that is Salute. Once again the tabletop masses descended unto the London Excel for Salute 2019. Grab [...] The post Salute 2019 – Another Year, Another Wonderful Show appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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Mediterranean Sea and Boer War. Morze Śródziemne i wojna burska.

Hi! Recently I don't have a lot of time for blogging and that because I am working hard with Simon Miller (creator of To the Strongest! rules) on Polish late Medieval army list. As soon as it will be done, you will be first, who get that news. I promise! Back to the blog and gaming. During last two weeks I had two games. First with General Quarters  2WW Mediterranean naval game, Regia Marina versus Royal Navy. Second was First Boer War with The Men Would be the Kings. Both reports will be short. As soon as the list will ready, I will be back with longer posts.Cześć! Obecnie nie posiadam zbyt dużej ilości czasu na blogowanie, a to z powodu tego, że wspólnie z simonem Millerem (twórcą zasad To the Strongest!) pracujemy nad listą armijną dla Polaków na okres późnego średniowiecza. Jak tylko będzie ona gotowa, będziecie pierwszymi, którzy się o tym dowiedzą. Obiecuję! Wracając do blogu i gier. W ciągu ostatnich dwóch tygodni rozegrałem dwie gry. Pierwsza z zasadami General Quarters, drugowojenne starcie w bi

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Go and try to stop my Hurons! Idź i spróbuj zatrzymać moich Huronów!

Last Thursday we had another French Indian War. Mike Evans asked to try Muskets And Tomahawks rules, as he never tried it before. However, because of recent Angus's fire and necessary of moving places, he temporary lost his rules and cards. Having game already set up, we decided to use Rebels and Patriots again.W ostatni czwartek mieliśmy kolejną grę z czasów wojny angielsko-francuskiej o kolonie w Ameryce Płn. Mike Evans poprosił nas o grę z zasadami Muskets And Tomahawks, ponieważ nigdy w nie grał. Jednakże z powodu niedawnego pożaru u Angusa i konieczności zmiany miejsca zamieszkania, zasady i karty gdzieś się zawieruszyły. Mając już grę ustawioną, zdecydowaliśmy się użyć znów zasad Rebels and Patriots.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Mike EvansUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Mike EvansSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Angus Konstam1. Forces. Siły.FRANCE/FRANCJA(Angus, Michael, Bartek)1 x regular line infantry1 x light line infantry1 x Coeur de Bois3 x Militia3

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Mahdist invasion of Egypt, 1886. Inwazja Mahdystów na Egipt, 1886.

Last Thursday we moved into 'what if' scenario'. Some time ago I prepared few scenarios for the alternate history, set in Egypt and Sudan. This time we played the second in the row of them. All story is based on the fact, that Mahdi did not died of typhus in 1885, but miracly back his health, thanks to the ancient medicine found somewhere in ancient Sudanese pyramids. Seeing in that clear sign from Allah, Mahdi decided to lead an attack on Egypt and put his banners in Mediterranean Sea. Unfortunately his medicine was stolen, by Colonel Frederick Burnaby (he did not died in 1885 as well). The story of taking that medicine from Mahdists is part of the first scenario which we are going to play some day. Anyway, back to our game. The track of Burnaby with stolen good took to the lonely Egyptian outpost somewhere on Egyptian Sudanese border. That lay on the way one of the few armies lead by Mahdi's Califs. He got an personal order from Mahdi to take this medicine back. In the meantime British get informed abo

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The Bad Moon Cafe – A Hobby Haven in Central London

Whether you're keen to run a session as dungeon master or to perhaps to play some miniature skirmish battles, then look to the Bad Moon. [...] The post The Bad Moon Cafe – A Hobby Haven in Central London appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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Rebels & Patriots.

Last Thursday we had game with new set of rules, called Rebels & Patriots. This set is another clone of Lion Rampant, this time to wargame conflicts from New World, especially from the northern part. So far we really liked all the previous versions and we were very curious about new one.W ostatni czwartek mieliśmy grę z nowymi zasadami, zwanymi Rebels & Patriots. Jest to kolejny klon Lion Rampant, tym razem poświęcony konfliktom z Nowego Świata, szczególnie z jej północnej części. Jak do tej pory podobały się nam wszystkie poprzednie wersje i byliśmy bardzo ciekawi tej nowej.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Michael EvansUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Michael EvansSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Michael Evans1. Forces. Siły.GREAT BRITAIN/WIELKA BRYTANIA(Mike, Peter, Michael)1st Brigade1 x Line Infantry (Large)2 x Line Infantry1 x Line Infantry (Small, Elite)1 x Gun2nd Brigade1 x Line Infantry (Large)2 x Line Infantry1 x Militia1 x Gun3rd Brigade1 x Line Infantry1 x Line

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Nightboat to Cairo!

It's been too long!Well, it's time to crank the old blog-machine back to life. Little did I know that the title of the last post was going to be so prophetic!Life has just got too busy in the last couple of years, and something had to give; unfortunately that something was my blog. My wargaming didn't completely stop, but I definitely haven't been able to make it to the club nearly as much as I would like. My figure painting output has also suffered, too. Altogether, the last year has been one of burning the candle at both ends. After the daily work grind and family responsibilities, I haven't had a lot of energy to do much but flop in front of the telly for an hour or so before staggering up the stairs to bed. Oh, woe is me! (LOL! It's not that bad really, but I've found my focus changing and while my hobbies are still a big part of my life, my family life is changing gears as my kids grow older, not to mention my wife and I are too...)Anyhoo, Last weekend John R. put on a scenario extravaganza that cri

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Belgium 1944. Belgia 1944.

Last Thursday we had Chain of Command game. This time we set up the game somewhere in Belgium, where British and Polish troops get attacked by German reinforcements.W ostatni czwartek mieliśmy grę z zasadami Chain of Command. Tym razem nasza rozgrywka była umiejscowiona gdzieś w Belgii, gdzie brytyjskie i polskie oddziały zostały zaatakowane przez niemieckie posiłki.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Peter MearnsUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Peter Mearns, Bartek ZyndaSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Peter Mearns, Bartek Zynda1. Forces. Siły.UK/ZJEDNOCZONE KRÓLESTWO(Alasdair)Infantry Platoon+ Firefly tankPOLAND/POLSKA(Bartek)Motorised Infantry Platoon+ Adjutant and 2'' Mortar3rd REICH/III RZESZA(Peter, Angus)Infantry Platoon+ HetzerPanzerGrenadier Platoon+ PzKpfw IV2. The game. Gra.From the beginning we split our game on two clashes. Panzergrenadiers against British and Poles against German infantry. This time my Poles won the Patrol phase and get better deploy points. That allow

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