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  October weekend mini Renaissance tournament
Posted by: Paul Marsh - 09-08-2018, 05:02 PM - Forum: Organise a game - Replies (1)

A couple of us are running an early Italian Wars FOGR tournament during the October long weekend. A little twist though as this will be an "Average joes" tournament which means that only Average, or Poor, troops can be used. Early Renaissance period and armies as below, 800 points:

Maximillian Imperial
German States
Italian Wars French
Trastamara Spanish
Italian States
Italian Wars Venetian
Early Henrician English
Scottish
Border Reivers
Irish
Anglo Irish
Peasant Wars to 1516
Caroline Imperialist to 1525
Early Ottoman Turkish

So those of you fed up with your average Italian , English and Scottish armies never getting a look in against their veteran European neighbours, the playing field has been levelled!

There are a few tweaks but rather than going over all the tourney rules here drop me a line either on the forum or e-mail if you want any more details or want to take part:

paul.jacqueline.marsh@gmail.com

Oh, and there is a small trophy you get to keep until next year if you win Smile

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  Lift to Colours
Posted by: Mbaverstock - 09-05-2018, 09:21 AM - Forum: General Chat - Replies (2)

Good morning
Is anyone able to offer me a lift to the Colours show on 15 Sept please? Will happily contribute to transport costs.
Cheers.

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  R u free?
Posted by: Mbaverstock - 08-28-2018, 04:34 PM - Forum: Organise a game - No Replies

Anyone up for a game on 8th September?

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  Peter Pig 8th September
Posted by: duns.scotus - 08-14-2018, 05:17 PM - Forum: General Chat - Replies (13)

Hi all,
just to let everyone know that Martin Goddard from Peter Pig miniatures is coming down to the club on 8th September to play a few games of "Western" with me and anyone else who wants to join in. Please let me know in advance if you want a go so we fit you in. There may be spaces on the day, but no promises.

If anyone wants to order any PP figures, rules etc then please go onto their website and order in the usual way. Delivery choice is PPHQ. Discount code is CLUB. There is no discount on plastic kits though. Please place orders by 1st September and Martin will bring the stuff on the day. If my memory is correct the discount is at least 10% but may be up to 20%. If you need to know e-mail Martin at PP to check.

Any questions let me know.

Cheers
John

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  Talavera and Waterloo
Posted by: Odysseus - 08-11-2018, 10:45 AM - Forum: General Chat - No Replies

On my last visit to the Wessex I called in on my way home after landing from a cross channel ferry.

There was a good mix of games and plenty of activity to see. One game that caught my eye did so because of the terrain. The lads playing were using a hexagonal scheme. They explained that, for them, it brought more certainty to the positions of units and their confrontation with other units. To me, it looked like a Strategy and Tactics magazine game brought to life with 3D terrain in natural colours. I have experimented in the past with hexagonal bases for figures but never felt I had the patience to construct a whole field of terrain in a hexagonal format.

The game was re-fighting Talavera and, in conversation, I happened to mention that I had been to the Battle of Waterloo 200th Anniversary re-enactment in 2015. They were quite animated by this and expressed that they were disappointed to have missed the event. It certainly drew a big crowd, even from the re-enactors participating. The report was that 8,000 took part in the event. I make that representing about 18:1 on the actual event, excluding the Prussians which I am sure is the way Napoleon would have wanted anyway. Most wargames don't attain a figure ratio near that level. Sure it was probably the biggest such event ever likely to be staged in Europe. For everyone who missed that one, it all is not lost. According to my Belgique friend and neighbour, there is a re-enactment on the Anniversary each year. He professes his brother took part 2 years previous to the 200th event. The best way to corroborate this is to try trusty Google. Such events are usually described as a Spectacle, same word as English but pronounced completely differently in French.

I believe it is quite common for re-enators to have annual events of the anniversary of Battles. The “significant” anniversaries attract greater numbers of participants. For example, there is an annual event for Stamford Bridge. I went on the 950th and met the Archbishop of York. No really, didn't I just say the significant years attracts more people.

Waterloo is quite a good visit even without a re-enactment. The field is compact and easy to walk around. There has been a lot of investment to improve the museums at the site. Even the buildings on the field themselves have had a makeover. Hougoumont must look much better now than it did before the battle! Certainly it is in a lot better shape than when I visited as part of a Wessex Military Society battlefield trip more than 40 years ago. Smile Big Grin

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  campaign in a day
Posted by: Bob P - 08-08-2018, 05:54 PM - Forum: Organise a game - No Replies

the last one was fun this time DBA samurai 4 or 5 games (become shogun ) any takers

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  11th Aug meet
Posted by: Mog (Derek) - 08-07-2018, 08:12 PM - Forum: Organise a game - No Replies

Anything going on or anyone free or have space for me. I can put on some Napoleonic naval if anyone interested.

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  Warhammer Fantasy for sale cheap
Posted by: duns.scotus - 08-03-2018, 08:23 AM - Forum: Sci Fi & fantasy - No Replies

Hi all,
I have a load of Warhammer fantasy figures to dispose of cheap. They are mainly unpainted, but not all. I have Empire, Skaven, and various others. I have not settled on a price yet but they will be cheap. Probably the equivalent of 10p a figure unpainted, bit ore for the painted stuff. I also have some Warhammer books which are free to a good home. I intend to bring them down to the club in the next month or so if there is any interest. Please let me know if you might want some of this.
Cheers
John

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  Food for thought
Posted by: Mark Callow - 07-31-2018, 09:41 AM - Forum: General Chat - Replies (2)

Hi all

For all of you out there who either know they have a big collection or think they have and want to know it's value for insurance purposes, follow this link

http://www.collectioncalculator.com

I honestly had no idea how much my stuff was worth but this gives you a very decent idea

I suspect a few of you will gasp at how much your collections are worth

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  October weekend game Kursk Southern sector
Posted by: Adam - 07-28-2018, 05:56 PM - Forum: Organise a game - Replies (18)

Hi all,

I am organising a 10mm panzer grenadier game for the weekend 6th and 7th October any who are interested are welcome please post here so I have an idea of numbers so I know if I need to tweak the scenario and if we have enough troops…

Thanks

Adam

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