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Title: Club Night
Post by: Leman on 21 February 2015, 02:40:31 PM
Last Thursday there was an awful lot going on down the Liverpool club. First off my own 10mm SYW game, the biggest we have yet staged. The Austrians are struggling a bit against the Prussians, but four units of Austrian Cuirassiers are due to arrive. Rules are FOB2.

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g440/dourpuritan/10mm%20SYW/IMG_1440_zpsxr68sf3d.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g440/dourpuritan/10mm%20SYW/IMG_1438_zpsjmahezbo.jpg)

Second game running was a 28mm WSS game: Austrians v. French in Northern Italy using Impetus Le Roi Soleil.

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g440/dourpuritan/Club%20Night/IMG_1445_zpscbcmq4af.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g440/dourpuritan/Club%20Night/IMG_1444_zpsuzwnbdch.jpg)

Third game was 10mm Crimean War using Black Powder - cms instead of inches.

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g440/dourpuritan/Club%20Night/IMG_1450_zpsaeqps46q.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g440/dourpuritan/Club%20Night/IMG_1447_zpso1bkbtkh.jpg)

There was also a WWII boardgame going on, but we don't talk about that. So, my question is what is happening down other clubs at the moment?


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: Roy on 21 February 2015, 02:46:24 PM
Not that I go, but I would imagine my local club (The Shire - located, Catterick Garrison) is playing lots of science fiction games along the lines of WH40K / Hordes (or some't like that) / Warmachine (I don't know what this is).
They might sometimes play Bolt Action (I'm told).

I popped along, tried to get enthusiastic but was off-put by the lack of historical games, and haven't been back since.


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: Steve J on 21 February 2015, 02:50:18 PM
Some lovely looking games there 8). No interest in club gaming at present for a variety of reasons, but good to see a club with a good few historical games on show.


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: Nosher on 21 February 2015, 03:43:37 PM
We do quite well at Sudbury & District WC.

most fridays there are 30 players and historicals are in the ascendancy at the moment with lots of different games going on including Chain of Command in 28mm, 15mm and even 10mm. Bolt Action. SAGA. Blucher. Muskets and Tomohawks. Battlegroup WW2. Dead Mans Hand.

There are some trading card gamers and WH40 is still big. You can usually see a Dreadball or Bloodbowl game going on too.

We often have multi-player big table bashes too although ive not been able to make one of thise nights for a while. The last one i got involved in was massive.


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: Westmarcher on 21 February 2015, 07:10:31 PM
Good eye candy, Leman.  Cheers. :-bd


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: Subedai on 21 February 2015, 07:19:28 PM
Nice Pictures, good looking armies. I had to do a double take on the 28mm WSS game, the figures so reminded me of the old 20mm Les Higgins range.

Haven't been a member of a club for about ten years now.


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: Techno on 21 February 2015, 07:22:42 PM
Some splendid looking tables there, Bob.  :-bd
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: getagrip on 21 February 2015, 08:37:29 PM
Some splendid looking tables there, Bob.  :-bd
Cheers - Phil

Agreed, what make are the buildings in the first piccie Leman?


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: Leman on 21 February 2015, 10:12:08 PM
The buildings are a mixture of Peter Dennis card buildings and Irregular 6mm buildings, mainly from the Renaissance settlement, but there is also a French two storey building. The 6mm scenery from Irregular seems to work particularly well with 10mm figures.


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: getagrip on 21 February 2015, 10:16:52 PM
Thanks: impressive  8)


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: paulr on 21 February 2015, 10:50:25 PM
Some splendid looking tables there, Bob.  :-bd

Seconded

Interesting how good the 10mm games look compared to the 28mm  ;)


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: Maenoferren on 21 February 2015, 10:51:26 PM
Our Sherland club is going strong, mixture of games..role play and historical wargames every week.

good looking games down in Liverpool :D


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: Fenton on 21 February 2015, 11:05:33 PM
How many members does your club have?. In my ignorance I imagine about 100 people living on Shetland


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: Ithoriel on 21 February 2015, 11:41:19 PM
Wikipedia says 22,210 people lived in Shetland in 2009


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: Fenton on 21 February 2015, 11:44:31 PM
I looked but up as well. I think I put it down to watching too many history programmes showing derelict cottages and empty moor land everywhere


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: Maenoferren on 21 February 2015, 11:59:36 PM
Wikipedia says 22,210 people lived in Shetland in 2009

Yeah about right...
Club has about 15-20  regular members. There is a GW group that meets on weekends too.


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: Fenton on 22 February 2015, 12:02:43 AM
Excellent

Be nice to see some photos


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: getagrip on 22 February 2015, 12:07:40 AM
Wow, a real Shetlander; would love to try that lifestyle  :)


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: Fenton on 22 February 2015, 12:12:08 AM
Wow, a real Shetlander; would love to try that lifestyle  :)

Nobby is from the Shetlands


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: Luddite on 22 February 2015, 12:16:05 AM
Thursday night at Durham Wargames Group is always busy, with any and everything possible on the table, including board games.

The last coupleof weeks has seen DBR, DBA3 (with AWI-period variant rules), Chain of Command, Bolt Action, Dystopian Wars, Hail Caesar, Black Powder etc. etc.

There's also a seperate 'fantasy/sci fi' night mostly for GW games i believe, and some other regular sessions including roleplaying.


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: getagrip on 22 February 2015, 10:26:01 AM
Nobby is from the Shetlands

For real?  Hmm... :D


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: Roy on 22 February 2015, 11:11:05 AM
The 6mm scenery from Irregular seems to work particularly well with 10mm figures.

I also use 6mm buildings for 10mm games. They work perfect for me.





Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: getagrip on 22 February 2015, 11:15:09 AM
Anyone have a photo of 6mm buildings next to Pendraken minis?


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: Roy on 22 February 2015, 11:28:51 AM
Not me, I'm afraid.

I've used Timecast 6mm 'German' buildings in games of Blitzkrieg Commander using Pendraken WW2 brits and germans.
There's the obvious size issue when the figures are placed next to the windows and doors, but the buildings smaller 'footprint' is more practical to my mind.


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: getagrip on 22 February 2015, 11:31:45 AM
Not me, I'm afraid.

I've used Timecast 6mm 'German' buildings in games of Blitzkrieg Commander using Pendraken WW2 brits and germans.
There's the obvious size issue when the figures are placed next to the windows and doors, but the buildings smaller 'footprint' is more practical to my mind.

Thanks anyway Roy.

I agree on both points.  A 10mm building true to scale takes up a lot of "dead" space; although the Spanish Pendraken ones are a nice size.  I would like to see a scale picture before I shell out for 6mm building as I don't want them to look "silly".   ;)


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: Leman on 22 February 2015, 11:39:02 AM
The first photo in this thread is 6mm buildings next to 10mm figures, which are a mix of Old Glory and Pendraken (figures that is).


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: getagrip on 22 February 2015, 11:59:11 AM
The first photo in this thread is 6mm buildings next to 10mm figures, which are a mix of Old Glory and Pendraken (figures that is).

Thanks Leman, works okay really.  Doesn't bare close scrutiny but, quite frankly, it's a house at the end of the day  ;)


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: fsn on 22 February 2015, 03:18:56 PM
Nobby is from the Shetlands

I am, and it made me what I am today.

Think on that Getagrip, think on that.


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: Roy on 22 February 2015, 03:31:30 PM
So, Zetland's an archaic spelling of Shetland, right ... Well, Lord Zetland (Robin Lawrence Dundas, Earl of Ronaldshay) only lives round the corner from me. Is it that bad up there?

Still, nowhere on Earth's quite like Yorkshire  :D


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: Maenoferren on 22 February 2015, 03:50:41 PM
Wow, a real Shetlander; would love to try that lifestyle  :)

Me...nope I came in through the sooth smooth....hence I am a soothmoother.
It is a good place to live though :) bearing in mind I came from mid Northumberland so not a city boy :)

The main b*gger is the cost of getting off the island.


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: getagrip on 22 February 2015, 04:58:34 PM
I am, and it made me what I am today.


 =P~


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: FierceKitty on 22 February 2015, 11:40:44 PM
 I would like to see a scale picture before I shell out for 6mm building as I don't want them to look "silly".   ;)

Many of my posts involve 6mm buildings and 10mm figures, if you have the patience to search a bit. Timecast and Leven models most of the time.


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: getagrip on 22 February 2015, 11:54:49 PM
Many of my posts involve 6mm buildings and 10mm figures, if you have the patience to search a bit. Timecast and Leven models most of the time.

Cheers  ;)

Seems to be quite a common theme.  It would also solve the issue I have with the footprint of 10mm scale buildings.


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: Leman on 23 February 2015, 08:00:19 AM
I still use 10mm buildings when either there are very few buildings on the field or it is an attack upon a specific town or village where the troops are represented at a fairly low level. I am currently working on the defence of Villers-Brettoneux during the Battle of Amiens in 1870.


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: getagrip on 23 February 2015, 08:12:03 AM
I still use 10mm buildings when either there are very few buildings on the field or it is an attack upon a specific town or village where the troops are represented at a fairly low level. I am currently working on the defence of Villers-Brettoneux during the Battle of Amiens in 1870.

Would love to see a photo of that when it's up an running ;)


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: Hertsblue on 23 February 2015, 11:11:33 AM
Call it bias if you like, but I find your 10mm game much more realistic than the other. It's probably the number of figures in each unit.  :)


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: Leman on 23 February 2015, 03:14:46 PM
To be honest (don't want to upset with TBA) I like a unit to look like a unit rather than a bunch of lads out on a pub crawl. My 10mm SYW infantry now have between 32 and 40 figures to a unit. My 10mm FPW will be something similar - but the bases are bigger so the units are in looser order.


Title: Re: Club Night
Post by: Leman on 27 February 2015, 02:37:00 PM
Last night at the club it was great to see four figure games in action, especially as over the last few months there has generally only been one on a Thursday. The games were 15mm Flames of War Brits v. Germans, 25mm Bolt Action US v. Germans, 15mm Home grown Ancients Greeks v. Persians, and 10mm Black Powder Crimean War. There was also a Zombie boardgame in progress as well. Next week BBB gets its first run out at the club with the scenario from the Yahoo forum, Shiloh.