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:
December 9, 23, 30

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Club meeting 25 November

Games at today's club meeting:
DBR 15mm. Philip (Knights of St John) played Rob (Ottoman Turks)
Grant (Spanish Imperial) played John (Danes)
KOW. Simon (Elves) played Greg (Orcs)
Simon (Elves) played Steve (Varangur)
FOG-N. Brett (Neapolitans) played Alan (French)
Kit (British and Spanish) played Mike (Turks)

Napoleonic Turks v British, 15mm FOG Napoleonics game
British and Spanish versus Ottoman Turks, FOG Napoleonics.

Club meeting 11 November

Club meeting 28 October

DBMM 25mm Al the Spartan played Grant the Theban.

FOG-N Corbon used a Russian army in two games, first against Kendall with Wallmoden's Corps 1814, and then against Brett's new Neapolitan army.
Philip (British 1815) played Stu (Mamlukes)

Club meeting 14 October

Kings of Shore will be held on the 30th of September. As well as being a Kings of War tournament, this also doubles as the NSWC club competion for the Fantasy Trophy.
1250 Points (Clash of Kings 2018 will be used)
4 x 4 Table
Pre-set terrain
4 Rounds

Push of Pike 2018 22-23 September
This year's POP 15mm DBR competition was held here at the club. First place went to Mark Caunter using a Swiss army who achieved 3 wins and 1 draw. Second was Philip (Algerians) and third was Grant (Spanish Imperial). It has been two years since the last POP, so it was good to see the enthusiasm with several new and returning players. Next year we'll resume having a themed competition using 16th century armies in Europe.

Club meeting 23 September

The second day of POP was also a regular club meeting making it a very busy day. We also had the bring-and-buy tables which seemed popular. Games at today's meeting:
Napoleonics - Andrew (Prussians) played Corbon (Russians)
Flames of War - Kit played Ben
Kings of War - Greg (Orcs) played Simon who was using a Kingdoms of Men army using a 28mm English Civil War army.
Frostgrave - Alan played Rob.

Club meeting 9 September

Flames of War - Rob (British) played Steve (Soviets)

Napoleonics - Shaun (French) played Corbon (Poles 1813)
Kendall (Ridiculous French Guard of 14 ACV) played Andrew (British)
Kendall (French Guard 1809) played Mike (Turks)

DBR - John (Dutch) played Philip (Algerians)

Kings of War - Alan (Brotherhood) played Steve (Varangur)
Simon (Elves) played Greg (Goblins) in two games.

Club meeting 26 August

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

FOG Napoleonics
Kendall (Prussians 1815) played Grant (French 1815)
Marcel (Prussians 1815) played Stu (Saxons 1809)
Corban (Peninsular British) played Mike (Spanish 1793)
Andrew (French Guard 1809) played Philip (Anglo-Netherlands 1815)

Kings of War
Steve (Varangur) played Simon (Elves)

Club meeting 12 August

Another busy meeting! Games at the club today:

FOG Napoleonics
Shaun (French 1812) played Stu (Mamlukes)
Mike (Peninsular British) played Marcel (Prussian 1815)
Andrew (Prussians) played Corban (Peninsular British)

Kings of War
Plenty of fantasy games on today - and welcome back to Andrew who has returnedg to the club.
Andrew (Orcs) v Rob (League of Rhordia)
Alan v Grant (Dwarfs)
Philip (Kingdoms of Men) v Grant (Dwarfs)
Philip (Kingdoms of Men) v Greg (Elves)
Greg (Elves) v Rob (League)

Flames of War
A couple of games of v4 Flames: Steve v Kit, and Lee v John.

Club meeting 29 July

It was good to see some new players at the club today. Turnout has been good at the new venue, with lots of games happening each meeting. This week:

FOG-Napoleonics. Brett (French) played Marcel (Prussians) in his first FOG-N game.
Also playing for the first time, Corbon (Peninsular British) played Philip (French army of the Orient)
Andrew (Prussians) played Shaun (French)
In a second game for both, Shaun then played Philip.
Kendall (Prussians) played Rob (Poles)

Flames of War - Ben (US) played Kit (German)

Big battle DBA - Grant played Nick

Club meeting 22 July

FOG-Napoleonics. Mike (Turks) played Andrew (Prussians). This was a test of the new draft list for the Turks, mostly with irregular troops.

Flames of War - Ben (US) played Kit (German)

Kings of War. Kendall (Empire of Dust) played Steve (Varangur)
Philip (Herd) played Rob (Brotherhood)
Kendall (Empire of Dust) played Philip (Herd)
Rob (Brotherhood) played Steve (Varangur)

Victorian Napoleonic Tournament July 14-15

Congratulations to Kit and Mike for taking 2nd and 3rd place in the Napoleonics tournament hosted by the Melbourne League of Ancients club. There were 7 New Zealanders (mostly from our club) in the 19-strong competition.

Club meeting 8 July

Quite a few Napoleonics games today, getting in some practice for the Melbourne tournament next week:
Kit (Peninsular British) played Philip (British 1815)
Kendall (Wurttemburg) played Andrew (Austrians)
Brett (French 1800) played Mike (French 1814)
Mike (French 1814) played Philip (British 1815)
Brett (French 1800) played Andrew (British 1815)
Kendall (Wurttemburg) played Kit (Peninsular British)

Flames of War - Ben (US) played Steve (German)

DBMM 25mm - Ben (Vikings) played Benny (Bretons)

Several other interesting games as well - Alan and Rob played Gaslands (an apocalyptic car wars game), and Greg, Grant and Steve had a couple of Saga games.

Club meeting 24 June

Kings of War. Greg (Goblins) played Philip (Kingdoms of Men)

Saga. We had a couple of Saga games - Alan vs Rob, and Greg vs Steve.

FOG-Napoleonics. Kit (Peninsular British) played Philip (British 1815)
Brett (French 1800) played Andrew (British 1815)
Kendall (Wurttemburg) played Mike (French 1814)

Club meeting 10 June

Kings of War. Steve (Varangur) played Greg (Orcs)
Greg (Orcs) played Brett (Frogs of the Trident Realms)
Brett (Frogs) played Alan (Goblins)

FOG-Napoleonics. Philip (British 1815) played Andrew (Austrians 1813)
Kit (Peninsular British) played Mike (French 1814)

Flames of War. John played Ray. Kit played John.

Club meeting 27 May

Kings of War. Mike (Abyssal) played Alan (Nature)
Philip (Empire of Dust) played Greg (Orcs)
Alan (Nature) played Greg (Orcs)

FOG-Napoleonics. Brett (Austrians) played Andrew (French). The Austrians did more damage to the French than they suffered, but their smaller army was broken.
Mike (French 1814) played Philip (British 1815). A British infantry flank march defeated the defending French.

Flames of War. Kit (NZ infantry) played John (German Afrika Corps)
Lee (LW Russian tanks with 31 T-34s!) played Ray (LW German Panzers)
Two allied victories in FOW!

Club meeting 13 May

Kings of War. Alan (Brotherhood) played two games with Philip (Empire of Dust), with one win each.

FOG-Napoleonics. Brett (French) played Kit (Peninsular British)

Flames of War. Steve (Germans) played Mike (Italians)

Club meeting 29 April

Kings of War. Alan (Undead) played Steve (Varangur)

FOG-Napoleonics. Andrew (French guard 1809) played Al (Peninsular British)
Philip (Marathas) played Stu (Saxons)
Brett (French 1809) played Mike (Turks)

Flames of War. Ben (Germans) played Kit (U.S.)
Kit (U.S.) played Steve (Germans in Italy)

Club meeting 22 April

The club's A.G.M. was held a little later this year because of the move to the new venue. Fees remain at $60 for the year. In this year's committee Kit is the treasurer, Kendall is the secretary, and Philip is the president. We agreed to run three tournaments - Kings of Shore (KOW), Flames of War, and Push of Pike (DBR).

Kings of War. Alan (Undead) played Rob (Herd)
Rob (Herd) played Philip (Nature)

FOG-Napoleonics. Andrew (British 1815) played Brett (French 1809)
Kendall (Wurttemburgers) played Kit (Peninsular British 1814)
Al (Peninsular British) played Mike (French 1814)

Flames of War. Ben (U.S.) played Steve (Germans)

Club meeting 8 April

Kings of War. Alan had two games using his Goblin army, first against Rob's Dwarfs and then against Steve's Varangur.

FOG-Napoleonics. Andrew (Prussians 1813) played Philip (British 1815). An outflanking Prussian division failed to arrive, but the rest of the army still won the battle.
Kendall (Wurttemburgers) played Brett (French 1812). The Old Guard assaulted a hill defended by Wurttemburg infantry, but were defeated.

Natcon 31 March-2 April

This year's national convention was hosted by the Hamilton Immortals. Attendance was around 100, and from our club there were 7 of us in the Napoleonics tournment, won by Andrew. Lee played in Flames of War and Rob was in the Bolt Action competiton. Everyone who attended got one of the well thought out goodie bags containing dice, a pen and superglue!

Natcon Napoleonic trophies
Prizes for FOG-Napoleonics: 1st Andrew, 2nd Kit, Best army - Kit's British. Other players won prizes of Blue Moon 15mm Napoleonic figures from Game Centre.

Club meeting 25 March

With NatCon coming up over easter, we had several practice games of FOG Napoleonics:
Andrew (French cavalry corps 1814) played Al (British in France 1814), with a mutual break.
Brett (Austrians 1809) played Mike (French 1814), also a mutual break.
Stu (Mamlukes) played Philip (Netherlands 1815), this time a decisive victory to the Egyptians!
As well as the Napoleonics game, there was also a couple of Flames of War games between Kit and Steve - Russians v Germans.

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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