Thursday, 20 July 2017

Out of Chaos

Another week struggling to get around my house.  No floor in the 'living room', furniture and boxes everywhere and no room to swing the proverbial cat.  Work re-commences on Saturday so maybe, just maybe, there is a light at the end of the tunnel! 

Excursions outside the house have provided some wargaming escapism:



Saturday 15th July 2017 - Gt. Houghton

4 games of DBA - took along some of the more unusual armies:

Villanovan v Samnite - Villanovan Wb were demolished two at a time.
Hawaiian v Tupi - the Tupi couldn't stand up to the Hawaiian Bd.
Sumerian civil war - managed to win by chance.
Hittite v Later Babylonian - the terrain fell to my advantage so I could dictate the battle.


Saturday 15th July 2017 - WDW - two games going on - details to follow.


Monday 17th July 2017 - Wakefield (Al's Place)

DBM - Classical Indian v Tamil Indian & Sinhalese - an early bath - over by 2100 hrs.  Couldn't get my left flank moving - centre was demolished.  Will definately have to morph the Classical Indians into something with more winning potential.


Thursday, 13 July 2017

The Place Was Packed!

Saturday 8th July 2017

Slingshot 312 finally showed up.  More interesting, for me, than the previous issue - "The Second Sui Invasion of Koguryo" by Nicolas Spratt and "The Battle of Amnias 89 bc" by Richard Andrews being of particular note.

Horbury Library - Andrew put on a WW2 game based upon the "One Hour Wargame" book.  Some interest shown.


Monday 10th July 2017 - WDW - 17 people in attendance - is this a weekday record?


A pile of these mags was dropped onto a table with the general invitation to take what you wanted - these are the three that I fancied.  There was also cake contributed by the same 60 year old (I can vaguely remember being that young).

HotT competition - 'round robin' divisional play starting.  Tim took on Andrew (Lizardmen v Wood Elves).  Surprisingly the Lizardmen were triumphant in a very long game. 

"Heroes of Normandy" boardgame set up by Bob but the Hott game dragged on too long.

Trafalgar - naval games with ships of the line are always a treat for the eyes.

Black Powder - Texans v Mexicans - an unusual period - Deany seems to have so many PAINTED figures!

DBM - Hussite v Yorkist - a boooooring game with no conclusion.


Thursday, 6 July 2017

Magazine Roundup


 WNQ issue 3 - available as a download - maybe not as interesting as the previous two but worth a look.


 Paid for Download - in order to get "Chariot Rampant" (Lion Rampant variant).  The rest of the mag was mostly WW2 so of no interest to me.


After not being able to purchase this at Phalanx I ordered it online.


Still waiting for this - was not impressed by issue 311 either.


Sunday 2nd July 2017

Received an email telling me that a new version of 'Triumph' was out.  One free download later I was able to give it a quick read.  Can't see any substantial changes just a few tweaks.  Seems like there will be one more pre-issue "in the fall" before a winter publication.  Now I must get round to playing a test game.


Monday 3rd July 2017 - WDW

'Black Powder' Crimean War fight
'Talon' hex game, sci-fi, spaceships
'Hordes of the Things' - Ian's Orcs v Tim's (pseudo) Medievals v Andrews Rats - all practice for the HotT Cup (tournament)

DBM - Latins v Athenians.  I wanted an infantry fight so I put together a Latin army.  Seemed like a good idea at the time - until I worked out just how much the compulsory troops cost.  Precious few points left - certainly not enough for an ally and the Latin cavalry.  So I fielded a Gallic ally which gave me 8 chariots and a load of warband.

Our two Latin commands set up at the front with the Gauls hidden behind.  The right (allied) command promptly went on strike.  Luckily, after 2 rounds, Lazarus came back to life.

When the Wb(F) hit the 73 hoplite elements their central command suffered and was one off breaking.  Unfortunately both the Gallic Wb and the chariots fell first and streamed off the table.  We never did get that last element.

Chris complained about the Wb(F) but as he picked the only Early Hoplite Greek army that has any Bw plus a load of Lh ........