Monday, 28 January 2019

That shrinking feeling.

For most of my war gaming life I have played 15mm and 28mm table top gaming. But now I am venturing into 6mm or 1/300 scale war gaming. At the moment it is for WW2 but may venture into modern area as well at some point. I have also got some 6mm Napoleonic Prussian troops to do that myself and some mates are getting into.

I haven't played any 6mm games yet but when I do it will be using the V3 Flames of War rule set. I have an army planed out as fellow blogger and good friend Warren ''find his blog here'' have a game planed for when we both finish our armies. We are both going to use lists out of the Bridge at Remagen book and being 6mm size terrain and armies we will be using 2500pts lists.

Here is some pics of some of the figures so far.
From left to right the scales are - 6mm (1/300), 15mm (1/100), 28mm (1/56)
6mm - Heroics and Ros.
15mm - Battle Front.
28mm - Warlord games/Italeri and Rubicon.

US infantry

105mm artillery

Willy's Jeeps

M5A1 Stuart's

M20 utility

M3 Halftrack

M4 Sherman's

M26 Pershing's



Saturday, 15 December 2018

Star wars Armada Fighters, stations and asteriods.

Imperial allies

Tie Fighters

Tie Interceptors

Lambda shuttles

Tie Advance

Tie Bomber and Decimators

Rebel operatives

B-wings

A-wings

Y-wings

X-wings

Asteroids

Station 1

Station 2

Station 3

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Bolt action and Star wars armada at Natcon 2019

Next year the Kapiti war-gaming club is hosting the annual Natcon event held over each Easter weekend. Being a 3 day event I decided to run two competitions over the 3 days. On the Friday and Saturday I will be running A 1000pts Bolt Action tournament consisting of 5 rounds.
For Sunday I will be running a 400pts Star wars Armada tournament consisting of 3 rounds.

More details can be found on the Kapiti war games club website --- HERE

 Natcon 2019 Bolt Action


When - Friday 19th April and Saturday 20th April.
Where - Kapiti College sports and recreation center, Margaret Rd, Paraparaumu.
Games - 5 x 2hr games 3 on Friday 2 on Saturday. Played on 6x4 tables.
Registration - $40 if paid before 1 February 2019, $50 thereafter. Payment details                                                       will be sent once you have registered. Fill out this form to enter.
Event TO - John Fletcher. Email - marine_nz@hotmail.com.
Opening  times - Venue doors will be open from 6pm on Thursday 18 April and from  7.30am on Friday 19th April for table setup. Doors will open at 7.30 each morning of  the tournament and close at 10pm each day.

Terrain
- Please let me know what terrain and base cloth you can bring.
Missions - Will be from the second edition rule book. TBA

Armies - Lists to be submitted to the TO by Friday 22nd March 2019.
⦁    No more then 1000pts.
⦁    No Armored Platoons.
⦁    12 order dice Maximum.
⦁    Multiple companies are not allowed.
⦁    All armies are to be from Warlord games official books and PDFs prior to 22/3/2019. Easy army  can be used to build lists.

Game Scoring - Win 3pts, Draw 1pt, Loss 0pts.

What to Bring
⦁    Order dice, Tape measure, Dice, Pen.
⦁    Rule book, army book and army list.
⦁    Terrain, objective tokens, etc
⦁    Your painted army.

Prize Support - Dependent on player numbers.

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Natcon 2019 Star wars Armada


When - Sunday 21st April.
Where - Kapiti College sports and recreation center, Margaret Rd, Paraparaumu.
Games - 3 x 2hr games on Sunday. Played on 6x3 play area.
Registration - $20 if paid before 1 February 2019, $25 thereafter. Payment details                                                    will be sent once you have registered. Fill out this form to enter
Event TO - John Fletcher. Email - marine_nz@hotmail.com.
Opening  times - Venue doors will be open from 6pm on Thursday 18 April and from  7.30am on Friday 19th April for table setup. Doors will open at 7.30 each morning of  the tournament and close at 10pm each day.

Terrain - Please let me know what play mats you can bring.

Fleets
⦁    No more then 400pts.
⦁    All the latest FAQ apply at the time of the event
⦁    No Super Star destroyers. Until more is known about them.
Game Scoring - Standard Fantasy flight games Star Wars armada MOV will be used.

What to Bring
⦁    Your ships and all cards required for your fleet
⦁    Rule book and copy of FAQ, A pen
⦁    3x3 or 3x6 Play mats

Prize Support - Dependent on player numbers.


Hope to see you there !!!








Monday, 8 October 2018

Star wars armada Lower Hutt open

On the 7th of October what I believe was the first Star Wars armada event in the Wellington region. We had 7 players in attendance 4 Playing relying on the might of the Imperial navy and 3 players mustering up the forces of the Rebel alliance. We had 3 games over the day all going without a problem. A good range of ships and admirals were in use from both sides and everyone had squadrons.

              Name                   Pts      MoV     Admiral                              Ships                                      

1st  - Mathew Collet        23pts     554       Screed      Imperial Star destroyer, Raider, Gladiator
2nd - Thomas Cole          23pts     387       Thrawn     2x Imperial star destroyers
3rd - Brent Fletcher         17pts     237       Screed      Gladiator, 3x Raiders, 2x Gozanti
4th - Iain Campbell         16pts     166       Ackbar     MC80 (Home one), Assault frigate, GR75, CR90
5th - Shane Fletcher        16pts     70         Rieekan    MC80 (Home one), MC30, CR90, GR75
6th - Michael Strudwick  14pts     275      Motti         Imperial star destroyer, Interdictor, Victory
7th - John Fletcher           14pts     140      Raddus      2x MC75, Mc30



Game one underway.

Brent's Fleet ready for action.

Thomas has his two ISD's bear down on Shane's Fleet.

Plenty of fighter support here for the support ships.

Imperial civil war as Thomas and Brent slug it out.

Rebel in fighting Shane and Iain's fleets clash.

Michael and Mathew's ships broadside each other.

Ready for deployment.

The Rebel infighting continues.

My MC75 drops in from hyperspace just behind the enemy.


A big thank you to everyone who turned up and helps pack up at the end. I look forward to running the next one in the future.





Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Panzerschreck 2018 Bolt Action

After missing Panzerschreck last year due to Flames of war moving onto V4 rules which I haven't liked, Panzerschreck this year had Bolt action on offer. It was 1000pts single reinforced platoon armies I finally had a chance to use my Soviets for the first time but more importantly my T-35.

Just 5 days out from the event the organizer and his 2ic helping him pulled out dew to personal reasons and the event was to be scrubbed. Not having ever ran an event I decided to take on the running of the event. With two people now pulled out that left just 6 of us so this seemed like a good chance to see how running a tournament was. As the person running Flames of war side of the event had already organized the hall and other bits all I had to do was sort prizes for our small comp.

Some laser cut trophies had already been done for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, best painted and best sport. I would like to thank Scott Bowman who runs the Paraparaumu Beach pharmacy. He was kind enough to give some prize support for our little comp. So I gave him the honor of choosing the best painted army. I Also want to thank my brother Shane for the use of his 3D printer so I could make some bolt action blast templates with Panzerschreck 2018 on them.

As there was only 6 of us we played 5 games. Each player played each other once there was 3 games on Saturday and 2 on Sunday.

Game 1 - No mans land.
Game 2 - Key positions.
Game 3 - Meeting engagement.
Game 4 - Sectors.
Game 5 - Demolition.

There was a good mix of armies being used

Myself - Early war soviets - ( Hordes of SMG infantry and a T-35 )
Craig - US Airborne - ( With no armor but lots of AT )
Mark - Early war Finns - ( Sissi ski troops, Vickers 6 ton and BA10 )
Warren - Late war US - ( M26 Pershing and vet Paratroopers  )
Ken - Japanese - ( Lots of infantry)
Andrew - Winter Germans - ( Nasty nebelwerfer and Panther )



Games in progress.
Warren and Craig fighting over the V2 facility.
Warren and Andrews heavy armor clash.
Mark and Ken thinking over their next moves.
Warrens forces adopt a defensive posture.
My 45mm At gun is in a bit of trouble.
Hello say hello to my mass machine gun fire.
The Japanese ready to launch their banzai attack.
Try as he might the Bazookas eventually got the panther.
Airborne troops fight in the rail yard.
The Finns massed armor. ( If you can call it that ).
3inch At gun in over watch.
M26 Pershing looking for trouble.
The two horde armies face off Japs and Russians.
Finnish Artillery controlling the open ground.
Snipers take the high ground.
Charge!!!
Fire again !!!
Recon in force.

Everyone had a great weekend even though it was a small field of players. Everyone said they would be keen for next year and with a bit more time I should be able to get more people entered.

1st - Andrew
2nd - Mark
3rd - Warren
Best painted - Andrew
Best Sport - Ken

I look forward to running another event it was a fun and different experience and very satisfying to of pulled it together in short time.