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Eylau re-imagined at the Wargames Holiday Centre

This game was played last weekend but real life got in the way and I haven’t written it up yet – then Jeremy from the Marauders beat me to it and produced the definitive write up so why would I do another !

Marauders blog post

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Jeremy’s bane – the Wood Elf artillery

Suffice to say it was an excellent scenario, a fun game played with a great bunch of people. The Marauders, Tim and Dave were first class company and the game swung back and forwards admirably. The General d’Armee rules are shaping up nicely 🙂

Thanks to Mark at the The Wargames Holiday Centre for the usual friendly welcome and excellent administration.

Looking forward to the next one !

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Colours News Shows

Pickett’s Charge at Colours 2016

Dave’s new ACW rules “Pickett’s Charge” got another outing at the Colours show at Newbury racecourse.

The scenario was The battle of Cedar’s Creek and it was played with 6 brigades per side.

Once again the rules played well and the game was fast moving even though we spent a lot of time chatting to interested bystanders.

By the afternoon we had 3 visitors playing and they all seemed to pick up the rules very easily – which was exactly what we hoped.

The rules should be available in 4-6 weeks.

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Hobby Trips

Waterloo exhibit at Prince August

I visited the Waterloo exhibit at the Prince August factory in Cork last week and was amazed to see the Waterloo exhibit  they have there. It was built by a German guy apparently who cast and painted over 15,000 figures for it. I understand he may be working on an extension to add Hougoumont. If you are ever in the area it is definitely worth a visit.

also picked up the Waterloo chess set to cast myself 🙂

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Hobby News Salute Shows

Winter War at Salute 2016

Yesterday at Salute the club put on a participation game (the first for many a year) and we had a lot of fun meeting some new people and chatting about our game – which was based around the Battle of Rate Road during the Winter War between Russia and Finland in 1939.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Raate_Road

We tend to use Chain of Command for our Winter War games but we decided that those rules might take too long for a participation game so we ended up creating our own. The fact that we had also been playing Forbidden Island and Forbidden Desert definitely rubbed off a little and we ended up with quite a nice mechanism where the temperature randomly dropped during the game until it was too cold to fight – the visibility dropping at the same time to make the Finns get on and “mix it up” a little.

It seemed to go down well with most people that played it and I am sure it will have another outing this year – perhaps at Colours ?

Fantastic job by Martin on the terrain and Gary on the rules. Dave didn’t play but we still invited him for a curry afterwards.

Hot off the press, just received some more really nice photos from “Big John”. Thanks they look great !