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I'm back
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Beachead 2020
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mark 27th
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Hello
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Attack Wargames Show Devi...
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Welcome
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  I'm back
Posted by: Mog (Derek) - 08-14-2019, 02:28 PM - Forum: General Chat - Replies (3)

Hi all

who, I almost hear you ask.

OK, joking aside I have been away since last year and I am not sure what has been going on in my life has filtered down so will give a quick breakdown.

In Jan this year my father passed away so I joined the orphan club.

The same day I received a call from the hospital advising me I had Crohn's disease and would I like to be part of a medical trial. As I work in a medical trial unit (not the one doing this trial) I didn't think I could live it down if I said no. For those who don't know what Crohn's is, it is a nasty incurable disease that can effect both the upper and lower intestinal tract. It makes it sore, can cause bleeding, the runs and stomach cramps. In severe cases it can lead to surgery to remove some intestine. The trial was to give mild to medium cases (like mine) the treatment normally given to severe cases to prevent it progressing.

All went well until about April this year. Has a severe attack and could barely move for a week, no energy, body aching, hot and cold flushes and mad dashes to the loo. Found out by chance that the hospital had another 40 cases all the same. Called back to the hospital in the following week and the meds were dropped drastically. Blood tests were still not going well so whisked in for further tests and ended up with a few inches of intestine removed.

Felt ok'ish until Jun when I pulled my back doing ( I don't have a clue) and still suffering with it and cant bend far or twist to the left very much. Got to wait till October for an appointment with the physio for it. God bless our wonderful health service.

So what have I been doing gaming wise in the meantime. Not too much gaming, in fact nothing at all except for solo gaming. Been trying to get some painting done but my hands seem to have the shakes a little more. I did get quite a few Alien/Preditor/Marines painted for AVP v2 if anyone wants a go. Painted up a load of miniatures for Dropzone Commander (anyone play that in the club?). Completed a batch of a different tribe of Africans and started working on 28mm German East Africans for late 1800's. Maybe have them rouse some tribes for my British to suppress.

Anyway, back to trying to get in every second weekend so invites to game always welcome. Always willing to have a go at anything and can come up with an idea or two to put games on if people want a go. Now where was I in trying to work through my metal mountain under my desk??

Have fun all, catch ya soon.

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  Beachead 2020
Posted by: Lawnranger - 08-07-2019, 07:26 PM - Forum: General Chat - Replies (1)

Hi Lads
Beachhead is a vibrant and growing tabletop games event and will be held at the Bournemouth International Centre on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th February 2020.

Looks like its over 2 days next year. If any members would like to put on a game over the 2 days Please give me or any committee member a shout ,and i will book the game in.
If we can put on 2 game next year that would be Great but its up you,

Happy gaming dave.v

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  August 10th
Posted by: duns.scotus - 08-02-2019, 06:11 PM - Forum: Organise a game - Replies (2)

Hi all,
on the 10th August I find myself available and without a game. Anyone in a similar position or have space in an existing game?
Cheers
John

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  mark 27th
Posted by: Bob P - 07-24-2019, 08:17 PM - Forum: Organise a game - Replies (3)

only have enough troops for a one on one game so how about bringing your later crusaders against my Arabs and we can double up if we get more players

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  Attack Wargames Show Devizes
Posted by: Mbaverstock - 07-10-2019, 10:22 AM - Forum: General Chat - Replies (3)

Gentlemen
Is anyone able to offer me a lift to the above wargaming event in Devizes on Saturday 20th July? Happy to contribute to transport costs. Cheers.

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  Welcome
Posted by: Law - 07-02-2019, 07:09 AM - Forum: New Members - Replies (1)

Welcome to Alan and Neil, that were at the club on Saturday.

They have arranged to play each other (at Ancients - sorry, didn't catch the rule set) next meeting

Regards

Lawrence

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  Catch 22
Posted by: Mbaverstock - 06-20-2019, 09:12 PM - Forum: General Chat - No Replies

Just seen the first episode of Catch 22 on Channel 4. Bears only a superficial resemblance to the actual book by Joseph Heller but hey-ho, still worth watching. Await the next episodes with interest.

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  Hello
Posted by: Jeffers - 06-17-2019, 08:52 PM - Forum: New Members - Replies (5)

Just a note to say hello. I've been looking for a club that meets to suit my working patterns for a while and yours looks about right! I live about an hour away, but for a longer gaming period it will be worth the travel. I'm in to a variety of things but am trying to limit myself to Napoleonic, ACW, Cold War, Ww2 Desert and 1866. Actually, that's probably too much... I like simple old school rules because I'm old and simple, but I'm willing to put on games and tend to supply both sides (the perils of being moved around). Do you have space for an occasional long-distance traveller?

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  Surface Action Naval Wargames Rules
Posted by: duns.scotus - 06-12-2019, 04:27 PM - Forum: General Chat - Replies (6)

Hi all,
I have managed to acquire from Paul Syms, one of the authors of these rules, some new sets which are available from me to club members for the princely sum of £1 a copy (to cover postage). For those that don't know these rules were first published by Paul in the 1980s (I think) and have been championed by Bob Douglas, amongst others, at the club ever since I have been a member. Considering their age they are a very good set of rules and provide a very playable game. The rules cover the period from about 1910 to 1945.
Currently Kev Smith is running a North Sea WW1 campaign using these rules, which Jon Philp, Bob Douglas, Leith Crunden and I are participating in. So if you want to know more about the rules you can ask any of us about them.
If anyone wants a set of these rules please let me know before they disappear off the shelves.
Cheers
John

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  Attention Mark Callow
Posted by: Paul Marsh - 06-01-2019, 06:08 PM - Forum: Organise a game - Replies (3)

Hi Mark,
Checked the end of july date we discussed and I am already booked. Have you got anything booked for the last meeting at the end of June, 29th?

Paul

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