The North Shore Wargames Club (Inc.)

Auckland, New Zealand

New venue: Mairangi Bay Scout Hall, 20 Hastings Road, Mairangi Bay.

We meet on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday of each month.
Meetings run from 10:30 to 5pm.
Next meetings:
March 25
April 8, 22, 29
May 13, 27
June 10, 24
July 8, 22, 29
August 12, 26
September 9, 23, 30
October 14, 28
November 11, 25
December 9, 23, 30

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The NSWC has moved to a new venue: Mairangi Bay Scout Hall, 20 Hastings Road, Mairangi Bay.
Thanks to everyone who helped out with the moving. Our normal meeting schedule is now running at the new hall.

Club meeting 11 March

Today we had our first meeting at the new hall.
FOG-N. Stu (Russian Guards) played Mike (French 1814)
Andrew (British 1815) played Brett (Tyrolean Revolt)
DBMM 240 25mm - Rob (Medieval Portuguese) played Philip (Libyan Egyptian). The Egyptian navy and hippo mascot looked on while the Portuguese knights ran down the Libyan infantry.
Kings of War - Philip (Nature) played Rob (Kingdoms of Men)
Alan (Nature) played Kit (Dwarves)

DBMM game - Egyptians and Portuguese

FOGN 2nd edition game
The French grand battery and infantry defending a hill contemplate the appearance of a big blue dice ahead of them.

Club meeting 25 February cancelled

The Scout hall that we used isn't now available, so there won't be any club meetings until we move to our new venue. We'll announce the new venue as soon as details are confirmed.

Club meeting 11 February

FOG-N. Philip (Netherlands 1815) played Brett (French 1814). A French outflaning move with 3 off-table divisions was defeated by the Dutch-Belgian frontal assault.
Andrew (Russians 1812) played Mike (French 1814)
Stu (Mamlukes) played Kit (British 1815)

Kings of War - Alan (Basileans) played Rob (Kingdoms of Men)

Club meeting 28 January

FOGN - Andrew (British) vs Kendall (Wurttemberg)
FOW 4 - Steve (Russian) vs anonymous South African chap (Germans) played two games starring Broken Rudel.

CanCon 26-28 January

Congratulatios to Mike for winning first place in FOG-N at CanCon over in Canberra. There were six NZers out of the 12 in the tournament, and Mike's Ottoman Turkish army was the clear winner.

Club meeting 14 January

Alan and Rob had a game of Frostgrave. Otherwise it was all FOG-N at the club today: Brett (Austrians) vs Andrew (British), Philip (British) vs Stu (Mamluke), Al (British) vs Kendall (Wurttembergers)

Club meeting 31 December

We had a quiet club meeting on the last day of the year, but still got three tables up. Kendall and Rob played some 25mm Napoleonics with Songs of Drums and Shakos using British and Turks. There were a couple of FOG-N games, with Andrew's French cavalry corps beating Stu's Mamlukes, and Mike's Turks beating Philip's British. Lots of Turks in all the games!

Club meeting 24 December

FOG-N - Mike (Turks) played Brett (Austrians)
Crossfire - Steve and Bruce had a 28mm WWII game
Kings of War - Philip (Kingdoms of Men) Robert (Forces of Nature)
Philip (KOM) played played Kendall (Empire of Dust)

Club meeting 10 December

FOG-N. Philip (British 1815) played Andrew (Russian guards 1814)
Brett (Austrians 1809) played Kendall (Wurttembergers 1809)
Kit (British 1815) played Mike (Turks)
Flames of War. Rob (Polish Home Army) played John and Steve, both of whom used German armies.
Finally, Alan ran a game of Zombicide. Alan, Philip and Steve played the mistakenly named Survivors.

Club meeting 26 November

FOGN 2nd edition game

Now that the two recent Kings of War tournaments have finished, there are fewer KOW games at the club - just the one today, Rob (Nature) played Grant (Dwarfs)

There's a contingent of us going over to CanCon in 2018 to play FOG-Napoleonics 2nd edition, so we'll expect to see some more practice games in the next couple of months. There were a couple of games today: Andrew (Prussians and Russians) beat Brett (Austrians). Mike (Turks) beat Philip (Netherlands 1815)
In both game the defenders with Flexible Defence beat Frontal Assaults.

Rumble in the Jungle 19 November

Congratulations to Chris who won first place at the Kings of War tournament held at Mighty Ape HQ. There were 10 players in the competition, almost all of us from the NSWC.
The event was also a good opportunity to show off terrain set up on DeepCut Studio table mats, at least two of which were ordered on the day!

Club meeting 12 November

FOG-Napoleonics. Brett (1799 Austrians and Russians) played Mike's Ottoman Turks.
Kings of War. Rob (Herd) vs Philip (Herd). Alan (Undead) vs Simon (Elves). Alan (Undead) vs Philip (Herd). Rob (Herd) vs Simon (Elves)
Flames of War. Lee played two games, first against Ray and then John.

Club meeting 29 October

Kings of Shore. Our KOW tournament had a really good turnout - 18 players including several from out of town. Chris was the highest ranked NSWC player, so won the club fantasy trophy. Brett's army of Eureka frogs won the best painted army prize!

Club meeting 22 October

A good variety of games at the club today - some Flames of War, lots of Kings of War (ten 1250 point games with Alan, Chris, Rob, Brett, Steve, Kendall, Kit, Mike, Simon and Bruce), and some 20mm Crossfire WWII with Bruce, Steve and Braith.

Club meeting 8 October

With the Kings of Shore tournament coming up at the end of the month, we had lots of practice games using 1250 point armies. Players and forces were: Alan (Basilean), Kendall (Empire of Dust), Philip (Empire of Dust), Chris (Empire of Dust), Braith (Brotherhood), Simon (Elves), Mike (Abyssal Dwarfs), and Kit (Orcs).

Other games included FOGN - Stu's Mamlukes taking on Andrews Russians and Austrians - and some Crossfire games with Bruce, Braith and Kit.

Club meeting 24 September

Flames of War - Mike (US) played Rob (DAK)

Kings of War - Steve Varangur had a couple of games using the Varangur, first against Philip (with Empire of Dust) and then again against Philip and Braith. Two wins to Steve!
Rob (Kingdoms of Men) played Mike (Abyssal Dwarfs)

FOGN - Brett (Austrians) played Andrew (British 1815)

Club meeting 10 September

Club meeting 27 August

Frostgrave game at the NSWC

Alan and Rob played Frostgrave (pictured here)
FOG-N - Andrew (British in Egypt) played Philip (Revolutionary French). Brett played Mike.
Songs of Drums and Shakos - Kendall and Braith had a game of SDS.
Kings of War - Steve (Varangur) played Chris (Ratkin)

Club meeting 13 August

Another really well-attended meeting today with lots of games going on.

FOG-N. Kendall (Walmoden's Corps, 1813) played Andrew (Prussians)
Al (Peninsular British with Spanish allies) played Philip (French Army of the Orient)
Brett (Austrians in Italy 1809) played Steve (French in Spain 1810)
Flames of War. Lee (Germans) played John (Soviets)
Kit (US) played Lee (Germans)
Tanks. Braith had a couple of games, against Kit and Mike.
Kings of War. Alan (Goblins) played Philip (Herd).

Club meeting 30 July

Another 5th-Sunday meeting!

Club meeting 23 July

FOG-N - Brett (1813 French Guards) played Andrew (1799 Russians and Austrians in Suvarov's army)

Kings of War. Rather a good turnout for KOW this meeting!
Rob (Dwarfs) played Philip (Herd)
Alan (Undead) played Kendall (Nature)
Chris (Ratkin) played Greg (Orcs)
Mike (Abyssal Dwarfs) played Simon (Elves)
Kendall (Nature) played Rob (Dwarfs)
Mike (Abyssal Dwarfs) played Chris (Ratkin)
Kit (Orcs) played Simon (Elves)
Alan (Undead) played Philip (Herd)

Club meeting 9 July

Kings of War game at the North Shore Wargames Club
FoG-Napoleonics. Andrew (Russians) played Brett (French)
Kendall (Wurttemberg) played Philip (French)
Kit (British) played Mike (Spanish)

Kings of War. Alan (Nature) played Gordon (Dwarfs)
Chris (Ratkin) played Gordon (Dwarfs) Alan (Undead) played Rob (Dwarfs)
Rob (Dwarfs) played Steve (Varangur)
Kendall (Nature) played Steve (Varangur)

Club meeting 25 June

FoG-Napoleonics. Brett (French) played Mike (Spanish) and Andrew (Russians) played Kendall (Wurttemberg).

Kings of War. Alan (Undead) played Philip (Kingdoms of Men)
Alan (Undead) played Rob (Dwarfs)
Simon (Elves) played Philip (Kingdoms of Men). This was the first game for Simon's Mantic Elf army, winning the Invade scenario 5-3.

Club meeting 11 June

FoG-Napoleonics. Mike played Andrew twice, firstly Spanish v French and then Spanish v Russians.
Brett (French 1814) played Philip (French 1800)

Flames of War. Steve (Germans) played Kit (US)
Steve (Germans) played Rob (Poles)

Kings of War. Alan (Forces of Nature) played Kendall (Undead)
Alan (Forces of Nature) played Gordon (Dwarfs)

Club meeting 28 May

Westphalians in a 15mm FOG-N gameRatkin in a Kings of War game

FoG-Napoleonics. Kit (British) played Philip (French)
Mike (Turks) played Alan (Westphalians)
Kendall (Wurttembergers) played Andrew (Russians)

Flames of War. Ben (Germans) played Steve (Soviets)

Kings of War. Chris (Ratkin) played Rob (Dwarfs)
Alan (Forces of Nature) played Rob (Dwarfs)

Club meeting 14 May

Rob and Kendall played a Bolt Action game, both using British Paras. They then had a Kings of War game, this time both using Dwarfs.

FoG-Napoleonics - We had a couple of FOGN games, getting in some practice for NICon coming up next month and also playtesting version 2 of the rules. Andrew (Prussians) played Stu (Saxons), and Philip (French Army of the Orient) played Mike (Turks)

Club meeting 30 April

Kings of War - Rob (League of Rhordia) played a couple of games, first against Alan (Undead) and then Chris (Ratkin).

Flames of War - Ben (German) had a couple of games against Kit (U.S.)

FoG-Napoleonics - Andrew (Mixed Nationality Corps) played Brett (Austrians)
Philip (French Army of the Orient) played Stuart (Saxons)

Club meeting 23 April

FOG Napoleonics Saxons vs FrenchWe had several games at the club today. This picture is of one of the Napoleonic games - Kit's 1815 British playing Philip's French.

NatCon 2017 14-17 April

NatCon 2017 souvenir miniatureThe Nationals were held at the Woolston Workingmens Club in Christchurch over Easter weekend. The event was well attended, although there was a very low turnout from Auckland clubs and Rob and Philip were the only NSWC members there. Rob won 1st place in Kings of War with his Dwarf army.
Amongst the loot bag was this souvenir figure of the Natcon Kiwi!

Club meeting 9 April

A busy day at the club today - 5 games of Flames of War, 4 of Kings of War, and 1 of FoG Napoleonics.

Club meeting 26 March

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