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2011

Naval Action at PoP 2009 at the NSWCPush of Pike 2011 is a Renaissance Wargaming Tournament run each year by the NSWC. The 2011 Tournament is on Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 September (note that NZ Daylight Savings Time kicks in at 2am on Sunday 25 September – so put your clocks forward an hour). Competition is being offered in 15mm & 28mm for DBR and FOGR depending on numbers. Note that DBR will use the revised NZ points not the standard DBR ones. More details on PoP 2011 are here…

Warhammer Fantasy Battle & Warhammer 40K40K & WHFB Tournament Organiser: Hagen Kerr
When: 20th & 21st August 2011
Where: St Patricks School, Kilbernie, Wellington

Important Dates

Early Bird Registration Cut-off – see Call to Arms Registration Form (available soon)
Standard Registration Cut-off – see Call to Arms Registration Form (available soon)
Army Lists Due – 31st July 2011

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awclogonewAfter some discussion, the committee have decided to give evening meetings another go. Thursday has been chosen by default (the only other evening the hall was free was Friday – erm NO!). Fridays were tried – and failed. The meetings will be held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from February until the end of June. The first meeting will be Thursday 17 February and the meetings will be from 1900 – 2300 (7pm – 11pm).

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Castaway Arts FiguresFor those interested in TSATF (The Sword And The Flame) and/or Colonial Gaming – Gerry from Castaway Arts will be attending BattleCry 2011 (19-20 February) and will both have a trade stand with a selection of his products available, plus he will be running some TSATF demo & participation games on both days, so if Colonial Gaming is your thing be sure to check it out. Gerry will also be participating in a Q&A session & talk on Saturday Evening (along with Kyran of Battlefront Miniatures and Bryan & Glenn of Battleline Miniatures) about running wargaming businesses.

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You Haven't Paid Your Subs!

You Haven’t Paid Your Subs!

As Treasurer I wish to extend my personal thanks to all of the club members who have paid their 2011 subs already. To date we have received no fewer than 12 full membership subs. This is an outstanding effort – and an extremely positive response to the challenges laid down at the Annual General Meeting in December.

To those of you who have stepped up already – hats off to you. To those who will be paying in the near future – my advanced thanks. This is exactly the way we needed to begin the year. We still need a few more people to send in their fees to ensure that we break even for the year – but I can see that this will happen earlier than ever before.

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Equinox 2011 Warhammer Fantasy & 40K TournamentEquinox will run at the Freeman’s Bay Community Centre in central Auckland on the 19-20 March 2001, and is hosted by the City Guard. Primarily a Fantasy/Sci-Fi event it also includes Ancients (FoG) and World War II (FoW). The venue includes shops & a cafe.

Early Bird Registration before 30th January is $35 and go into a draw for a $50 Games Workshop voucher. Otherwise Registration from 31 January to 03 March is $45. Entry & Registration to the tournament closes on 03 March 2011.

Competitions being offered:

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Lasalle Napoleonic RulesThe AWC’s Lasalle Napoleonic Tournament in 15mm scale is due to start soon. It has yet to be confirmed if players will get 1 or 2 Support options – but looks most likely just one for this initial competition (as many players are still busy painting their figures and learning the rules). The Tournament will be played over the course of several weeks with games occurring either at AWC meetings or at mutually agreed alternate venues.

It’s hoped to have the entrants confirmed by Sunday 23 January 2011 if possible so the competition can begin in February – so any members interested should check out the AWC Yahoo Group for more details and advise the organiser of their Army & Theatre (i.e. sub-period) for the competition. Napoleonic Gamers in the Auckland and Waikato (& similar) regions who are not AWC Members and are interested in participating may be able to do so – they should also contact the organiser through the AWC Group.

A subsequent 28mm scale Tournament is planned for the middle of the year…

British 25th Foot at Minden in the Seven Year's War

British 25th Foot at Minden in the SYW

UPDATED: Reg Newell reports that at the Hutt Valley Wargaming Club they have a number of people interested in the SYW. They are trying to gauge whether there might be interest in a 1-2 day convention next year with a SYW theme – probably mainly 28mm Die Kreigskunst, possibly Black Powder, but also skirmish level games, naval, F&IW (French & Indian War), SYW boardgames, etc. There is no specific date in mind at this time other than beyond midway through next year.

Der Kreigskunst is a set of battalion level rules based on the General De Brigade system. Battalions are 4-6 bases of 4 castings on a 40x40mm base. Cavalry are in units of 20 or so castings. Many people have SYW armies in mothballs and this might be a good opportunity to dust them off and give them a run

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Christchurch Wargaming Club LogoThe Christchurch Wargames Club is starting to publish details on-line for the Nationals in Easter 2011. Player packs look to be available for several fantasy systems as well as 15mm DBA and 15mm DBR. For more information See Here.

Events being offered are: Warhammer Fantasy Battle ; Warhammer 40k; War of the Ring; Lord of the Rings; Flames of War; FOG; DBA; DBR; DBM (apparently not DBMM); Bloodbowl; & Warmachine. No scales specified, except 15mm for DBA & DBR, so unclear exactly what scales are being played for the Historical (Ancients) rule sets (but sounds like 15mm only)…

BattleCry 2011Once again to be held at the ASB Stadium, Kohimarama, Auckland (beside Selwyn College). You can visit the BattleCry Website or Email the Organisers. Registrations are now open and costs are:

Up to the 15th November 2010 – $25.00
15th November 2010 to 31st January 2011 – $35.00
1st February to 19th February 2011 – $40.00

Several Tournaments have numbers caps so get in quick if you want to play… Currently confirmed are:

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