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Wyvern Wargamers - Sunday night is Sharp Practice Night

A little behind on postings....Club Night and all things Sharp Practice are on offer over at the Wyverns.First up a cracking outing in the woodlands of North America, a French raiding party is about to have the tables turned on them as they attempt to raid an Indian village.With the gods of War on their sides the Indian Big man comes out of the bag first he pushes the movable deployment forward deep into French flanking the French.Meanwhile to the front the British and their Indian allies push forward.On the far left the French charge forward pushing the Indian's back, but in turn are countered charged by yet more Indians. In a bloody affair the French commander is killed and their force morale slips down into single figures.With their leader taken from the field the French morale creeps ever more towards the danger zone. The final blow comes as the Indian bolstered by their victory in melee drive into the exposed flank.Meanwhile across the hall. The first outing for 10mm Indian Mutiny coming to a wargames sh

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September Hobby Update

Well, that was a quick month and no mistake: a holiday in Norway and a stack of gaming has left little time for hobby progress. Not an entirely horrible state of affairs I must admit!  I'm slowly getting my painting mojo back though with a return to some favourites. First up: Noway was fantastic with 2 weeks spent with friend in both Bergen and Oslo.  A great time touring the fjords, climbing mountain and catching up with great friends.  I really enjoyed the museums of Oslo too, with the Viking Ships museum being a particular highlight. I coudn't resist! Gaming wise we have played a bit more Mortal Gods which has been great. Reilly has now requested an army of his own and we are ready to start playing bigger games with some different scenarios. Aled's first game, discovering how fragile slingers can be! I caught up with Comrade James and the Canberra lads recently, and played my first game of Kill Team against patch using Reilly's old Salamander Space Marines. Quick, thematic and l

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How to lose a beer. Jak stracić piwo.

Last Thursday we had another Rebels and Patriots game. Most of the players complain about statistics for Indians with these rules and especially when they were given to me (what not everyone knows is that, for about 10 years, back in my home country, I was doing the Native American Reenactment). During our last game, we decided that the next one I will play against Indians and therefore we had our game.W ostatni czwartek mieliśmy kolejne spotkanie z zasadami Rebels and Patriots. Większość graczy narzekała na zbyt mocnych Indian w tych zasadach a jeszcze bardziej, gdy byli oni w moich rękach (większość nie wie, że przez 10 lat, gdy mieszkałem jeszcze w mojej Ojczyźnie, zajmowałem się odtwórstwem historycznym Rdzennych Mieszkańców Ameryki). Podczas naszej poprzedniej gry ustaliliśmy, że to ja będę grał przeciw Indianom i stąd nasza gra.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Mike EvansUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Mike EvansSCENERY/SCENERIA: Mike Evans, Michael Schneider, SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I M

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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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Returning to the FIW with Rebels & Patriots

Light Infantry screen the flank of the advancing Redcoats A wonderful return to the French Indian War last night with Alan, using the new Rebels & Patriots rules (the latest of the Rampant series of games, which we have really enjoyed). Didn’t get everything right but it gave a fun and quick game. It was nice to have forces painted and ready to go! The British army in its element French Indian allies failed to activate twice and then fled off the board - the British must have given them a better offer! French light troops and sharpshooters then took the objective ridge-line and the redcoat lines advanced upon them. Having faced the French fusillade with resolve, British regulars go in with the bayonet The British took some casualties and enjoyed the proximity of their commander to help with their morale checks and keep advancing. They then got stuck in with the bayonet and cleared the feature.  The Redcoats pursue the retreating French without pause The Grenadiers assaulted the las

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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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Messing about on the river - A french Indian war outing.

Things seem to be picking up at the club of late, a number of new members and some new games on offer. I wonder did everyone deide if 2019 was a time to devote to more hobby time?The latest offering was a follow up to the last French Indian Wars encounter.Having been defeated in the last game the British were in retreat and the French and their Indian allies were on the warpath. Next in their sights a small settlement on the river.Things have been tough for the settlers, but finally a small supply boat arrives with extra tools, black powder and a trinkets, the kind of things that make a house a home.All that was needed was to go fetch and take back to town. However the unwanted shoppers arrived in the shape of a Huron war party looking to torch the town and run off with the supplies.Keen to prevent this the Highlanders march out of town to meet the threat and get their revenge from the last encounter.The war party breaks right looking to see off the settlers and destroy the supplies before the regulars can ge

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The Battle of Fort Christopher - A FIW Skirmish

In Spring this year I was contacted by fellow Blogger and Honourary Reject Chris (Axebeaker) from Bunker Hill blog and the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. He came over to the UK back in 2016 and had a Napoleonic game at Reject HQ. As he was coming back over for a holiday in the UK once again, we planned another game.In a very rare occurrence, the game was planned for a Friday night, the day before Chris and his family went home. As we wouldn't have enough time for one of our mega bash fests, Postie decided to play a skirmish game. Chris likes the Horse and Musket era, so setting the game in the French Indian War was a no brainer.Check out BigLee's blog for his version of Lies & deceit....Order of Battle (Ruthlessly stolen from BigLee's blog)British/Colonial ForcesC/O General mounted (Christopher)   44th Foot (24)   80th Light Infantry (Gages) (16)   55th Light Infantry (Howes) (16)     Indian Character   Mountain Man/Adventurer + M

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Battle of Fort Christopher

On Friday the Rejects gathered for a rare evening game featuring our special guest Christopher (aka Axebreaker) of Bunker Hill. Chris has been in the shed-o-war before but sadly I missed that game so it was good to meet him this time around. After his previous visit he had already joined the hallowed ranks of the 'Honorary Rejects' but the fact he came back for second helpings means we must be doing something right. Postie put on an excellent French Indian Wars skirmish, and equally excellent supper as most of us had to come straight from work in order to fit this rather large game into an evenings play.SetupFort Christopher overlooks a colonial village and farmland, constantly under threat of attack by the French and their Indian allies.  They expect a raid could be imminent but have no idea where it may come from so at the start of the game, in addition to the garrison, there are several patrols of Light infantry and Rangers widely dispersed across the whole area. Meanwhile the French are using the enc

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