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BAG THE BLENHEIMS, MALTA 1941

Next week there’s a Bag the Hun 2 game set over the island of Malta in November ’41. The Mc202 pilots of 73 Squadriglia will be chasing a formation of Bristol Blenheims as they come in to land, with the Hurricane pilots of No185 Squadron scrambled to intercept them. There will be probably be a space or two spare if you want to join in. As usual, there will also be a range of other games being played including a multiplayer Sharp Practice Napoleonic skirmish and the Fields of Glory competitors fine tuning their cunning plans for BELGARUM 2019.

Art de la Guerre

Next week at the club it’s another Ancients game, this time featuring a popular if not mainstream set of big battle rules, Art de la Guerre, using armies in 15mm and standard DBM / FoG basing. There will be other games on as well including some of the Field of Glory generals fine tuning their competition tactics for BELGARUM 2019, and a 28mm Malburian battle using Warlord Games Black Powder.

BELGARUM 2019

The Field of Glory AM tournament will be held at Belgarum again on the last weekend of February, on the 23rd and 24th of February 2019.

The venue will again be the Badger Farm Community Centre next to Sainsburys Supermarket, Winchester Hampshire. As well as an on site bar, we have a Starbucks next door, ample free parking and the supermarket for snacks and lunch.

This is an open tournament played on 60″ x 40″ tables .

Each army is to be a maximum of 800 points but is allowed up to an additional 80 points of poor troops, therefore your army maximum could be 880 pts if maximum poor are taken. Any poor troops must be available in the army choice list or its allies .

There will be three games on the Saturday each with a duration of three hours and there will be two games on the Sunday .

Army lists please to David Bannister on email address Dcbannister@aol.com with a deadline of the 9th of February

As well as prizes for first second and third as individuals the top three scores from each club member entering we used to decide the Wessex Wargamers Winchester Club prize as well.

We will again be gathering on the Saturday evening for a meal for those that wish to join us.

Look forward to seeing you all there.

Sword and spear

This week at the club there’s a game of Sword and Spear in 15mm, together with a range of other games including some second edition SAGA. If you want to join in, you can contact the organisers via the Yahoo Group. Both of these rules are popular at the club and there are plenty of players with armies if you want a game.

What a tanker!

It’s off to the Russian Front next week for a game of What a Tanker! in the snow. This will be in 1/72nd scale so that there’s plenty of room to manoeuvre. There’s room for up to six players and there are a couple of places up for grabs if you want to take a Mark IV or T-34 for a spin.

Cruel Seas

There are several club players now painting their plastic MTB’s and S-Boats for the new coastal forces game Cruel Seas. There’s a game being run by Geoff at the club this week, so that we can all get up to speed with the rules mechanisms and blow things up with torpedoes. If that’s not your cup of tea there will also be games of Black Powder and Sharp Practice to whet your appetite.

BTH2 Bandits Over Berlin

This was a playtest game for the local Lard Day event in March, ‘Come and Have a Go if you Think You’re Lard Enough’ organised by the Sarisbury Green club. In the scenario, the Luftwaffe clashed with the USAAF, RAF and VVS in the skies over Berlin in the last days of the war. In the end, it was a Luftwaffe victory, with two Allied fighters lost for one FW190.

Thanks to all the play testers for taking part and providing some really good feedback. There will be another play test BTH2 game next month for the other scenario that will be running in the afternoon session on the Lard Day itself.

Bag the MiG

At some point in the next  few weeks, as yet to be arranged (watch this space!) there will be a small multiplayer game or two of the TFL Korean War rules, Bag the MiG. These are based on the same system as Bag The Hun but we will be using the First Edition of the rules instead of the Second Edition. There are half a dozen players already signed up, so I’m hoping to run at least two games with potential scenarios involving the USAF, USN, USMC, NKAF and the Royal Navy FAA. This will all be in glorious but very small 1/600th scale.

Tally Ho!

Dawn Patrol Report

The RFC just managed to squeeze in a narrow tactical victory over the German Imperial Air Service in the Dawn Patrol game of Knights of the Sky. Despite putting up a courageous fight the Germans suffered the loss of five aircraft, mostly due to structural wing failure and tail damage, while the RFC managed to get away with the loss of only two of their own machines.

The Pfalz DIII continued to live down to it’s reputation for structural strength but the new Hannover CIII proved to be a war winning machine, with great promise for future use into 1918. Despite tricky handling characteristics the Sopwith Camels did very well, while the good old Brisfit proved its worth time and again, thanks to some fancy shooting by the rear gunner. A good game!

Knights of the Sky Dawn Patrol Late 1917 Game

 

Next Tuesday, 5th December,  there’s a late 1917 game of Knights of the Sky, the club WW1 aerial dogfighting multiplayer game. This will be a dawn patrol over the trenches in December 1917, with a free for all dogfight between the French, British, Belgian and German pilots. If you have a flight stand and suitable model plane (late 1917) then bring them along. If not, there will be a number available on a first come first served basis.

Tally Ho!