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Upper Hutt Hosts NZ NatCon 2013

NatCon 2013

The New Zealand Wargaming National Convention (NatCon) is being hosted this year by the Hutt (Valley) Wargaming Club at St Patrick’s College in Silverstream, Upper Hutt. Veterans of previous Hutt Club conventions will be familiar with this hall. As usual the even runs

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Posted in Community News

February Is BattleCry 2013 Time!

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Come along and attend BattleCry, Auckland’s largest all-round weekend gaming convention. On hand will be all manner of roleplaying, wargaming, cardgaming, and live-action tournaments and events, as well as a collection of stalls and displays of gaming materials. We welcome

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Posted in Community News

Lasalle at NapCon 2011 Report

While I was unable to attend NapCon several other New Zealand Lasalle players did – and one of them (Lintman) has provided some great photos of the event on his blog – Two large multi-player games were staged, Day 1

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Posted in Bataille d' L'Ordre Mixte, Lasalle, The Hundred Days 1815

Sixteen Miniatures on a Lead Man’s Chest…

Sixteen Miniatures on a Lead Man's Chest.

Check out this fantastic looking Pirate Convention Game Sixteen Miniatures on a Lead Man’s Chest… which features some lovely terrain, ships, and figures at Fist Full of Seamen. This game was run at the Recruits Convention in Lee’s Summit, Missouri,

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Posted in Age Of Sail, Ahoy! Shipmates!

Large Scale Crossfire at Salute 2011

John Lander’s group once again put on an impressive 1/35th scale Crossfire game in the UK – The Oosterbeek Cauldron (1st  British Airborne Division in Market Garden, September 1944) – and you can see more photos at the Wargames Society

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Posted in Crossfire, Europe 1944-45

Still More TSATF At BattleCry 2011

Gerry from Castaway Arts deploys his Dervishes in Game 2.

I previously posted accounts of the 3 TSATF Colonial Games with images that we played at Auckland’s BattleCry 2011 Convention – As mentioned Gerry & Carolyn Webb of Castaway Arts were there and they also took photos of the games – so

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Posted in Sudan & East Africa, The Sword And The Flame

TSATF at BattleCry 2011 [3]

Talahawiyeh steams down the Nile

Having successfully returned to their base (game 2) Valentine Baker Pasha’s forces weren’t able to rest – a delayed communiqué arrived advising a steamer was coming down the Nile to rendezvous with them at the village of al-Ġardaqaḧ as-Sūdān and

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Posted in Sudan & East Africa, The Sword And The Flame

TSATF at BattleCry 2011 [2]

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Following the disastrous battle of the expedition to locate the missing European Civilians (TSATF at BattleCry 2011 [1]), Baker Pasha and a handful of survivors had managed to evade the victorious Dervishes and rejoin the balance of the local Anglo-Egyptian

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Posted in Sudan & East Africa, The Sword And The Flame

TSATF at BattleCry 2011 [1]

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February regularly sees the BattleCry Convention in Auckland, one of the larger NZ Wargaming events that is usually well run and encompasses more than just miniatures gaming (i.e. board gaming, card gaming, LARPing, etc). This year Gerry & Carolyn Webb

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Posted in Sudan & East Africa, The Sword And The Flame

TSATF Colonial Games at BattleCry 2011

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Gerry Webb of Castaway Arts (in Australia) will be at the BattleCry 2011 Convention, here in Auckland on the 19-20 February, with his ranges of Figures and running some The Sword And The Flame participation demonstration games. And I’ll there

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Posted in Round The Bazaars, Sudan & East Africa, The Sword And The Flame

Some Exceptional Sudan Inspiration

Sudan Inspiration

If anyone ever needed inspiration to game the Sudan, most especially with the Perry’s range of figures then this is it – Frank & Björn have absolutely set an amazing benchmark for figure painting & terrain – the image here

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Posted in Round The Bazaars, Sudan & East Africa, The Sword And The Flame

BC’09 Conclusion: Results & Aftermath

Battlecry 2009

Well what a weekend – we had had two really intense full on challenging battles, one rather frustrating indecisive game, and one very decisive win. As with previous BattleCry events games were generally played in good spirits and the environment

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Posted in DBM / DBMM, When Phalanxes Clash

BC’09 Round 4: Kushite Egyptians 700BC

Battlecry 2009

Sunday afternoon saw us facing the Kushite Egyptians of Philip Abela and Andrew Hunter. For deployment we placed two very large open fields and 2 roads to try and restrict their terrain placement (see the green & brown areas in

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Posted in DBM / DBMM, When Phalanxes Clash

BC’09 Round 3: Later Carthaginians 202BC

Battlecry 2009

Sunday Morning saw us facing Andrew “Benny” Bennetts and Al “the Spartan” Donald, running Hannibal’s army from Zama, complete with Hannibal as the Brilliant C-in-C. Cam and I switched roles for the second day, and I’d command 2 fighting Commands

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Posted in DBM / DBMM, When Phalanxes Clash
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