Saturday, 28 May 2022
Thursday, 26 May 2022
This past weekend saw the annual The Illawarra Plastic Modeller's Association show, and once again the Wollongong Wargamers were asked to put on a display. Both days saw various club-members demo Bolt Action. I went along on the Saturday, as a visitor rather than a participant, but took a few photos.
Peter and Caesar were playing a D-Day game with Germans attacking beleaguered US Paratroopers in and around a church.
Friday, 20 May 2022
I just popped along to wargaming to observe last night. There were a couple of games of Flames of War going on (part of a campaign, I think) as well as a game of Bolt Action to rehearse for a demo game this weekend.
I assisted with the Bolt Action game by drawing the order dice from the bag, but I also took the opportunity to try out the camera on my new phone, which from first impressions, seems to be a lot better than the old one.
The figures are mostly Caesar's 28mm 8th Army. Enjoy.
Thursday, 19 May 2022
Since we didn't feel our costumes would be obvious to the casual observer, even one that's seen the programme, we added a prop. Once advantage of sitting at a desk all day is that we could have a static prop that would otherwise be a pain to carry around. And here it is - Clyde the tortoise.
Monday, 16 May 2022
I played a couple of ACW naval games using a set of rules based on Bob Corderey's 'Gridded Naval Wargame' yesterday. Aside from the fact that the version I was playing is suitable for a 3x3 grid, I'm not at liberty to tell you any more about the rules than that at present.
I picked vessels that were operating in and around Mobile Bay, partially because there were ironclads in my collection that rarely got to se the light of day an I thought that it would be interesting to try them.
In the first action two Union gunboats, the USS Metacomet and USS Port Royal faced the Confederate armoured battery CSS Tuscaloosa. The Union ships outgunned the Confederate vessel, but lacked its armour.
The Union manage to get broadside on and start to batter the Tuscaloosa.
Friday, 13 May 2022
Caesar, Bailey, Ed and myself played Gaslands again yesterday evening. We rolled a scenario we hadn't played before - Flag Tag.
Basically each team had a flag located close (but not too close) to the board-edge and a decent distance from the flag of another team. The objective was to drive through another team's flag to capture it (at which point a replacement flag would be placed). The first team to capture three opposing flags wins.
I ran a Scarlett truck:
Truck - 4 x Blunderbuss, 3 x Extra Crew, Armour Plating, Boarding Party, Fenderkiss, Double-Barrelled, Battlehammer, Terrifying Lunatic, Rear Drive.
Just to make sure, though, I destroyed his truck as well. It blew up and almost took out my vehicle.