In September we had healthy turnout at the club in terms of numbers and games played. This report is from one of the meetings where an interesting mix of games were played and indicative of the periods that we play.
28mm Sudan game
A spectacular looking game put on by Roundie to introduce Rob to the wonderful world of Colonial gaming using The Sword and The Flame (TSATF) rules. The game used Roundies 28mm Perry Sudan figures and his homemade terrain boards. The Colonial side has a nice mix of Eyptians, British Redcoats and the Naval brigade, vs a hoard of Dervishes and Fuzzy Wuzzies.
At the last Auckland Wargaming Club meeting we had a mini Wild West tournament using GW Historicals now defunct Legends of the Old West rules. We used 28mm figures and most of the buildings and terrain you can see in the pictures were scratch built apart from the laser etched buildings.
We played some of the scenarios from the rule book including High Noon, Bank Robbery and Vendetta and everyone played 2 -3 games, each using the different tables that we had set-up. We had 8 players with most of the posses covered including Cowboys, Lawmen, Mexicans, Outlaws, Indians and Chinese.
Mid-1884, The Mahdist Rebellion is reaching it’s peak – Gordon is isolated in Khartoum, and the rebellion steadily spreads north towards the Egyptian frontier. As the main relief expedition to go to Gordon’s aid is finally being formed, news comes that a large number of European, Greek, and Egyptian Civilians, along with a small British Hospital Corps detachment, have been cut off in the town of Dongola; and the local Egyptian Commander has only a small number of Bashi-Bazouk Irregulars and whatever Civilians that can fight to try and defend the town (who’s defences are in a poor state)…
A successful DBMM240 “Armies of the Movies” tournament was played at the AWC on the 6 December 2009. A full report will follow elsewhere, meanwhile here are some photos of the event and some of the armies involved…
Note: No Spartan Rhino’s were harmed in the making of this Photo Gallery!
Romans (both Early & Late Imperial and Hun Allies) and Seleucid & Alexandrian Macedonians with Scythians, Galatians, and more, from the collections of Nick Buckby, Glen Tibbles, & John Moher – these photos are from a large DBM ‘Mega Game’ (about 650 AP) in November 2001 that also involved Auckland Wargamers Philip Abela; Gerard Lelieveld; and Greg Simmonds:
These are a collection of German Seebatallion Marines (Copplestone & Pulp) from Kieran Mahony’s collection facing off against the Sudanese Fuzzy-Wuzzies (Perrys) from the collection of Roundie (Wayne) Steward:
15mm Essex English Civil War figures from the collection of John Moher – most are Essex with some Frei Korps making up the numbers…
First up we have the town of El Segundo, from the collection of, and entirely scratch built by, Kieran Mahony – one of the AWC’s more prolific model & terrain makers! It was inspired by the hip-hop song “I left my wallet in El Segundo…“:
An assortment of Modern Era Soviet forces from the collection of Kieran Mahony: