The North Shore Wargames Club (Inc.)

Auckland, New Zealand

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:
August 25
September 8, 22 (Push of Pike tournament), 29
October 13, 27
November 10, 24
December 8, 22, 29

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Club meeting 11 August

FoGN - Andrew (French 1815) played Corbon (British Army in Canada 1812-15)
Al (Peninsular British) played Mike H (French 1814)
Mike B (French 1815) played Philip (Anglo-Netherlands 1815)
Grant (French 1815) played Kit (Peninsular British 1812-14)
Kings of War - Brett (Trident Realm of frogs) played Kendall (Undead)
Brett (Trident Realm) played Alan (Undead)
Alan (Undead) played Rob (Forces of Nature)
Greg and Simon played an KOW Vanguard game.

Club meeting 28 July

FoGN - Andrew (French 1815) played Philip (British in India 1799)
Mike (French 1814) played Philip (British in India 1799)
Andrew (Austrians 1815) played Brett (Neapolitans 1815)
Al (British 1809) played Rob (Turks)
There were a few Kings of War Vanguard games between Alan and Kendall, and Greg and Simon.

Club meeting 14 July

FoGN - Andrew (Russians) played Mike (1814 French)
Kendall (Prussian Guard) played Philip (Maratha)
Alan (French) played Corbon (Anglo-Portuguese)
Brett (Neapolitan 1815) played Kit (Peninsular British)
Greg and Simon played some Vanguard games

Club meeting 30 June

FoGN - Andrew played Brett
Alan and Rob played Saga fantasy
Flames of War - Late War - Ben (Germans) played Kit (US)

Club meeting 23 June

FoGN - Brett (1814 French Guard) played Mike (1814 French in Spain)
Rob (Ottomans in Europe) played Corbon (1796 Prussian)
Andrew (1815 Russian Cavalry) played Kendall (1815 Prussian Guard)

Melbourne Napoleonics tournament 15-16 June

The annual Napoleonics tournament run by the League of Ancients had a good turnout by current and former NSWC players - Al, Brett, Gervais, Kit, Mike, Philip, and Rob - making up a third of the field. Mike and Al took 4th and 5th places and Gervais got the Best Sport award in his first appearance at the competition. No podium places for us this year though!

FOG-N tournament in Melbourne, June 2019

Club meeting 9 June

Today's meeting was a little quieter than usual, with several people away at the D-Day tournamant.
Brett and Andrew played Napoleonics, Alan and Kendall played Vanguard, and there was a Kings of War game.

Flames of War D-Day tournament 8-9 June

There was a D-Day themed tournament hosted by Mighty Ape and several players from our club took part - Lee, Kit, Rob, and Ben. Ben's army won the prize for best painted army.

Club meeting 26 May

Kings of War - Greg and Simon had another siege game using the 2019 siege rules with Orcs and Kingdoms of Men.
Other than the one KOW game, it was all FOGN at the club today:
Grant (French) played Kendall (Prussians)
Andrew (Russians) played Corbon (British)
Mike (French 1814) played Philip (French 1793)
Brett (Austrians) played Phil (French)
Alan (French) played Rob (Poles)

Club meeting 12 May
FOG Napoleonics - Philip (French 1793) played Rob (Poles)
Brett (French) played Corbon (British)
Al (British) played Grant (French)
Andrew (Russians) played Mike (French)
Chain of Command - Kendall and Phil played a 20mm WWII game using British and Japanese
Kings of War - Greg and Simon played a KOW game.
To finish off the day, several of us had a couple of games of Spendor.

Club meeting 28 April

Games at today's meeting:
Kings of War - Kendall (Forces of Nature) played Phil (Nightstalkers)
Greg (Orcs) played Philip (Empire of Dust)
Alan (Basileans) played Philip (Empire of Dust)
Alan (Basileans) played Rob (Nightstalkers)
FOG-N 15mm - Brett (Tyrolean revolt) played Corbon (1815 British, Dutch and Brunswickers)
Andrew (Russians) played Rob (Poles)
Mike (French 1814) played Stu (Russians)
Flames of War - John (Soviets) played Lee (Germans)
Kit (Germans) played Lee (Soviets)
Ben (Germans) played Kit (U.S.)

Natcon 19-21 April

Natcon medal from the 2019 Kapiti tournament Natcon was hosted by the Kapiti club this year. There were just a few of us there, but we got a good haul of prizes. Kit won first place and the best army prize in Flames of War, Rob got the prize for best painted army in DBR, Philip was 2nd in DBR and Grant 3rd.

There was a good range of trade stands including Battle Kiwi, Kapiti Hobbies, and Kreative Scenery. Perhaps the most impressive was the display of 3-D printed models from Printable Scenery.

3D printed terrain

Club meeting 14 April

Games at the club today:
Age of Sigmar Welcome to two new chaps playing Age of Sigmar. Sorry I didn't get your names!
Vanguard Kendall (Undead) played Phil (Nightstalkers)
DBR 15mm Philip (Spanish) played Stu (Regency French)
FOG-N Kit (1815 British) played Al (Peninsular British)
Andrew (Russians) played Corbon (French)
Corbon (French cavalry corps) played Mike (1814 French)
Brett (Neapolitans) played Rob (Poles)
Flames of War Greg (Germans) played Mike (Soviets)
To round off the day, Phil, Philip and Rob had a couple of games of Splendor.

Club meeting 31 March

Today was a fifth-Sunday meeting, and typically these are a little quieter than usual. But today we had a really good turnout with lots of games being played:
Kings of War Greg (Orcs) played Simon (Elves)
DBR 15mm Philip (Spanish) played Rob (Ottoman Turks)
Grant (Maghrebi) played John (Dutch)
FOG-Napoleonics Brett (Neapolitans) played Mike (1814 French)
Brent (Russians) played Corbon (Poles)
Bolt Action Kendall (British paras) played Phil (Japanese)
Flames of War Ben (German) played Rob (British airborne)

Club meeting 24 March

Flames of War Finns

For the first meeting in a little while, the club had more games in periods other than Napoleonics, perhaps because of some of us getting some practice in for the Nationals.
DBMM 25mm - Benny (Later Carthaginian) played Philip (Saite Egyptian)
DBR 15mm - Rob (Ottoman Turks) played Stu (30YW French)
FOG-N - Andrew (Russian 1813) played Brett (Neapolitan 1815)
Corbon (Poles and Westphalians) played Mike (French peninsular 1814)
Corbon (Poles and Westphalians) played Shaun (Austrians)
Flames of War - Greg (Finns) played Simon (Germans)
Vanguard - Alan and Phil had a Kings of War Vanguard game, with Kendall adjudicating.

DBR 15mm Ottoman Turks v French
One of the original DBR armies at the club, Stu's French, takes on the newest, Rob's Ottoman Turks.

23 March 2019
Added Titan Terrain to our list of NZ manufacturers and suppliers. Titan is a Dunedin business making laser-cut terrain for sci-fi and WW2. Some nice stuff in there!

Annual General Meeting - March 10
This year's committee is Philip - President
Kit - Treasurer
Stu - Secretary
There was a good round of applause for Kendall's work as secretary for the past 16 years!
Fees are $50 for the year, or $5 a meeting for casual visitors.
We will be organising several events throughout the year - Kings of Shore (KOW), Push of Pike (DBR 15mm), a Flames of War event, and a FOG-N event in the second half of the year. More details to come!

Kendall and Rob had a game of Vanguard as a lead into a Kings or War game using Brotherhood and Kingdoms of Men.
Another good turnout for FOG Napoleonics again today:
Andrew (British 1815) played Philip (French Army of the Orient)
Alan (French) played Mike (Saxons)
Grant (French) played Kit (Peninsular British)
Al (Peninsular British) played Brett (Neapolitans)
Corbon (Poles and Westphalians) played Stu (Mamlukes)

Club meeting 24 February

FOGN - Alan (French 1815) played Philip (Anglo-Netherlands 1815)
Corbon (Prussian 1792) played Kit (British peninsula)
Andrew (Russians) played Mike (1812 Saxons)
DBR 15mm - Grant (Persians) played Rob (Turks)
FOW - Lee (Germans) played Ray (Italians)
HOTT - For the first time in ages we played Hordes of the Things - a 15mm dbx fantasy game. Alan (Greek mythology), Kendall (Japanese), Mark (Byzantine) and Philip (Egyptians) played three games.
And finally to finish the day we had several goes at the boardgame Splendor.

DBR 15mm Ottoman Turks v Persians

Club meeting 10 February

FOGN - Alan (French 1812) played Brett (Neapolitans 1815)
Mike (Saxons) played Philip (Anglo-Netherlands 1815)
Kit (British and Spanish) played Rob (French 1812) - an interesting battle trying out the draft list for the French at Berezina
Andrew (Russians) played Corbon (Prussians 1792)
Corbon (Prussians 1792) played Shaun (French 1792)
After all the Napoleonic action was over, Rob and Philip had a game of Cruel Seas.

Field of Glory Napoleonics 2nd edition

The second edition of FOG-N has just been published. It's available to order from Amazon at US$35. There are a few copies for sale at the club if you want to pick one up here.

Second edition of FOG Napoleonic rules

Club meeting 27 January

A somewhat quieter meeting than usual with several of the club away at CanCon. Andrew had a couple of FOG-N games against Kendall and Corbon. Kit and Steve played some Flames of War Peiper scenario games on some excellent winter terrain.

Cancon 26-28 January 2019

Congratulations to Mike for winning 2nd place in the FOG-N competition at CanCon. There were six NZers in the 14-strong competition, and as well as Mike's silver, 4th, 5th and 6th places went to us too. A good amount of shopping was done at the trade stands too.

Club meeting 13 January

DBR 15mm. Grant (Spanish) played Mark (Ming Chinese). Expecting to see something of a revival of DBR at the club this year as we look forward to NatCon.
Kings of War. Steve played a couple of games using Varangur taking on Kendall (Empire of Dust) and Rob (Kingdoms of Men).
Napoleonics. Rob (Poles) played Andrew (Russians)
Brett (Neapolitans) played Philip (British 1815)
Kit (Peninsular British) played Stu (Mamlukes)
Corbon (Prussians 1806) played Mike (Turks)
This was the last meeting before five of us head over to Canberra to play in CanCon!

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This page last updated 20 August 2019