Our club is running Overlord 2015 again, it will be held on Sunday 1st March, at Fitzharrys School on Northcourt Road in Abingdon. As is now expected, the show will feature a great selection of participation games, traders, and our popular bring-and-buy. Food will be available, and parking is free.
Entry costs £3.00 for adults and £1.00 for juniors, with concessions available. Please click the link overlord-2015 to find out more information.
Abingdon Wargames Club meets every Friday at 7:00pm until 10:00pm, and one Sunday each month from 10:00am until 6:00pm. Our current venue is the Neave Room at Abingdon Conservative Club, Ock Street, Abingdon
Well that was January then, I kept myself very busy and focussed this month. I set a target of 3 completed models a week…I have beating that, in fact I think it’s the most models I have ever painted in 4 weeks. I also played 6 games of SAGA and managed to win 4 and lose 2 (both losses on the same day!!). Picked up some new rules and figures for Muskets & Tomahawks and squeezed one taster game in last Friday, which I did enjoy, the club campaign kicks off this week so that should be interesting. So below is a list of the completed figures for January;
Levy x 6, Mounted Hearthguard x 1.
Hearthguard Camel & Rider x 2, Hearthguard Horse & Rider x 1, Warrior Bowmen x 5, Hearthguard x 1, Religious Adviser x 1.
Muskets & Tomahawks
French Line Infantry x 4, Indians x 2, French Marine x 1, Coureurs des Bois x 1
So that’s 25 figures in total, quite a good haul really, lets hope I can keep this motivation up.
Been very busy researching, studying rulesets and painting my new Musket and Tomahawk force.
Getting ready for the campaign to kick off in the club and start smashing the Americans and Brits!!
Purchased the French Wilderness Force from Gripping Beast, 20 French Line infantry and an officer from Frontrank Figurines, very impressed with the castings and details are excellent from both companies. Heres a few ipad shots of whats completed so far.
We are running a M&T campaign at the club. I have decided to jump on board and play my first campaign. Going for the French 400 point force.
Not actually played the game lol but I like the look of the rules and the figures look great to paint. Especially like the look of the random events that can happen, throws a realistic dimension into the game. Will post up some pics when I get a chance. Anybody played it?
So this Sunday I played my first match towards the club league. My Anglo Dane v Reg’s Byzantium’s, both 6 point forces all standard apart from my 8 x Flemish Mercs.
I picked the Battle of the Ford scenario and deployed all my forces on deployment, Reg deployed most of his forces defended the left hand bridge (that was his mistake lol). The game was set to last 7 turns, the side with most forces on the opposite side of the river is the winner. My plan worked perfectly, by turn 4 I had all my Levies and 12 Hearthguard across the right hand bridge…un-opposed, Reg was busy on the left hand bridge with the Flemish. Before he knew what was going on I have both bridges either blocked or figures in his path, not much killing going on, but still a tactical game. Reg concended on the start of turn 6. Two points for me.
Get over guys (RH Bridge)
Anglo Danes over RH Bridge
Dont let them pass!
Hold fast (LH Bridge)
Warriors just protecting
I cant see a way through
Levies took a bashing but Hearthguard stood firm
The second game consisted of a three-way battle, with me defending my Homeland in three buildings with 4 points of Anglo Dane V 6 point Crusade (Reg) V 6 point Welsh (Ross). It sounded fairly simple, keep one figure in one building after 7 turns to be the winner. I was fairly confident until the start of turn 4 when Ross brought the full weight of the Welsh to bear on the first building with 12 Hearthguard, needless to say I did not last long. Reg then took it upon himself to use the full force of his Crusader battleboard on the Flemish in the left hand building, he had built up his skills and had access to the best abilities. The new Crescent and Cross rules/boards need you to build your abilities, so for the first few turns little action was coming from Reg, but then OMG, in two surges he had cleared the 2nd building.
I was struggling now at the start of turn six, I then lost my Warlord to Ross which left me with one die!! Ross moved up to the last building with 12 Hearthguard and a side by side soon cleared out 4 Hearthguard. At that point I was spent, Ross took one building, Reg took the other. Rather than play on they went for victory points, Ross won by 3. Great game this, my first SAGA MP game. I did fairly well and held out a force 3 times mine for 6 rounds. Well done Ross and Reg.