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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.

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This month we had a completely different selection of games on down the club! Its good to see a wide variety of games on offer although sometimes it seems like there is too many different rules, scales, & periods played by our members.

28mm DBR with Gustavian Swedes vs Later Royalists

A nice looking 28mm DBR game once again with some well painted figures. John wrote about this game “and my DBR 28mm game was the closest to “mainstream”! Oh and we were honoured by a visit from the ‘country member’ Uncle Dickie, whose Gustavian Swedes managed to beat the Later Royalists despite all the 5’s and 6’s malfunctioning on his dice”.
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Here’s a round-up of the action at the first meeting in March at the Auckland Wargaming Club. Another good turnout with 5 games played and a diverse range of games and scales being played.

28mm DBR game

A large battle between the Holy Roman Empire and the French, in Spain in 1521AD with a narrow victory to the Empire. This game was played between John and Grant with some great looking looking figures. John’s baggage (painted by Andrew Hunter) was very nicely done but someone forgot to flock all their figure bases! Continue reading

Some pictures from the first club meeting of the year. A good mix of scales and periods where played with both Dux Bellorum and FOGN becoming regular games at the club and likely to continue.

28mm French Indian War Game

Unfortunately I was too slow with the camera as they had mostly packed up by the time I took some photos. Awesome looking terrain by Roundie and some new terrain boards that he has been working on.

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Lasalle Rulebook CoverThe AWC will be running a Lasalle 28mm Napoleonics event at BattleCry 2012, with the theme “The Downfall of Boney 1813-1815“* over the Saturday and Sunday (18 & 19 February 2012). Armies will be points based using a modified version of the AWC’s points system originally developed by Cam Millar, and tables are planned to be 8′ x 6′ with fixed terrain. It is intended to have 2 rounds per day (so 4 rounds total) with the first day emphasising games between opponents who normally don’t have the opportunity to play each other. More details can be found at the BattleCry 2012 Website.

* Armies outside this period will also be permitted if players have no other option – but it’s hoped everyone will get into the ‘swing of things’ and bring armies from the Liberation & Hundred Days period. 

Stop Press: 01 February 2012: This event has been cancelled due to lack of Registrations.

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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Spanish versus Carthaginians at the 2nd Punic War DayToday MEDBAG had its biggest event to date; that said, it involved as many participants as the event at NSWC, and there were even as many games; however, this time they were themed, which added a good deal of interest to the event. There were six of us, and Andy provided the armies (with a few Gallic warbands from John, as Andy’s were double-based)…

Read More at AWC member Mark Davies Hesperiana Blog…

Derby World Teams Championship

Derby World Teams Championship

Postcard from the Derby World Teams FOG Championship – 2 & 3 October 2010 at Derby University – from AWC member Ben Hill.

This was the convention and competition I was looking forward to since arriving in the UK. I was just hoping that my game play would not be distracted by the retail opportunities in the other hall! More on the trade stands in the next postcard.

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Oxford UK

Oxford UK

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In March this year, my wife and I moved to Oxford in the UK. We will be here for a several years while my wife does genius things that I do not understand, similar situation to my wargaming.

I miss the AWC and its excellent members not to mention my Romans and newly painted ACW army. However, with England being the home of toy soldiers I have an excellent opportunity to buy buy buy. With that in mind, I visited the Foundry in Nottingham on July 23 for their open day with Sean (who was visiting the UK). Firstly, Nottingham has very few trees, no men in tights, no sheriff, and maid Marion had no teeth but she knew where St Mark’s road was luckily.

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ANZACs & Johnny Turk in close combat!

ANZACs & Johnny Turk in close combat!

At the latest AWC Club Meeting a new period made an appearance, 28mm World War 1, specifically one of the “Side Shows”. Somewhere near Chunuk Bair the ANZACs and their British compatriots came face to face with Johnny Turk. The game was played using a variation of The Sword And The Flame (TSATF) Colonial Rules, and featured rules modifications and ideas from the Side Shows of the Great War Yahoo!Group. For more detail’s of the game and a gallery of photos see the article at John Moher’s Wargaming.info site.

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