Wednesday, 21 October 2009

SSWG @ SELWG 2009

The SSWG crew was there with our game "1984", based on a "what-if" World War 3 had started. We had Russians fighting against the British in a small corner of Germany.

The morning literally flew by and we all looked at our time pieces in amazement as it slipped past midday.
Lots of friendly visitors came and chatted, with many remembering serving in the forces during our games time frame. Nearly all commented on how accurate we had managed to get the game, which we were very please with.

Some shots of the action

We arrived early, around 9am to begin the setup.



When the game actually got underway, the action was hot from the start with the VDV contesting the edge of town while the Russian armour advanced towards the bridges.



However, the T72's were soon under accurate Milan missile fire, knocking out the lead vehicles as they tried to make ground.




Meanwhile, on the edge of the town, the VDV were meeting stiff resistance from British infantry in the buildings.


The VDV held on while BMP mounted infantry rushed to relieve them. Their transports were soon hit by Carl Gustav fire and they were forced to debus into a copse of trees.


As the action drew to a close the firepower of the Russian infantry was beginning to tell, though they were unable to enter the town or knock out the remaining Milan or Chieftan.



More photos on Picasa:
SELWG 2009

SELWG 2009 Review

So SELWG 2009 came and went last weekend.

Overall the day was excellent fun and it was great to be back at such a wonderful show.
There are several things that stand out for SELWG above Salute.
- The lighting is massively better, which aids photography no end.
- The venue was smaller, which creates a more intimate feel to the show, which gives more time to talk to the public and actually play a demo game.
- Free parking!

The only downside I noticed was the fact there were less traders, though there was still an excellent selection.

Here's a shot of the main floor at about 2pm.


Loughton Strike Force - Best Demo Game & Best in Show

Continuing their fine tradition of show tables LSF produced an excellent looking table depicting a Russian attack on Nazi German positions.
This table walked away with Best Demo Game and Best in Show!






And here are the club members accepting their trophies.

Best Demonstration Game.


Best in Show.


Shepway Wargame Club - Best Scenery

Another WWII themed table, this was an excellently created game called "The Hochwald Gap - 1945" and a well deserved winner in a very tough category.






Best Scenery.


Diamond Geezers - Best Participation Game

This table was very popular with young and old alike, but alas I have no photos of the table iself :(
I do however have their trophy shot.

Best Participation Game

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

News from the Front

I had been hoping to pay some more attention to the blog, but I just haven't found the time of late.

A quick summary of whats been going on:

Gaming

Down at SSWG we have been playtesting numerous Pre-Dreadnought rules, but the set which seems to have caught us the most of late is Victory at Sea, Age of Dreadnoughts.
We are planning a bit of a campaign in the Mediterranean set in 1908. All the major players will have their fleets involved. More to come on this.

Staying with SSWG, we will be attending SELWG on October 18th with our 1984 WW3 demonstration game. The British will be engaging the Russians in 28mm using Force on Force. Photo's from the day to come.

Finally, in the world of Azeroth, my Guild Freebootaz steeped up in the raiding stakes, downing the Twin Val'kyr in 10 man at only our 3rd attempt.

Painting

On the painting front, I will be working on pre-Dreadnoughts for Greece & Russia ready for the aforementioned campaign.

After this I hope to continue with my Forged in Battle 1/3000th Napoleonic warships.

Again, more to come on all this including some photos of my personal collection and from the SSWG archives.

TTFN.