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New club hall 2007

The club has moved to a new location. We now meet in the Forrest Hill Scout Hall, on Becroft Ave in Forrest Hill. If you are travelling on the Northern Motorway, take the Tristram Ave turnoff, turn left into Raines Ave, then left again into Pax Ave. At the end of Pax Ave is Becroft Park and the scout hall is there next to the soccer fields.Map

Club meeting 30 December 2007

This was last meeting of the year, but the club will be carrying on as usual next year, and our first meeting of 2008 is 13 January.

25mm DBMM Medieval Germans Warhammer game
There were four games at the club today.

Mark's Orcs played Rob's Orcs, the Orcs won... Rob's Orcs... many Orcs died.

In DBMM 25s, Brett (Medieval German with Swiss allies) beat Andrew (Early Crusader with Bedouin and Syrian allies) scoring 17-8.

Flames of War artillery Kiss Me Hardy
Philip and Kendall had a Napoleonic naval game, using Two Fat Lardies' Kiss Me Hardy rules.

Kit (Punjabi Rifle Company) and Kendall (DAK) had a Flames of War game, using Kit's new desert terrain.

Club meeting 23 December 2007

25mm DBR Japanese - Dixon MiniaturesGoblin vs GoblinJust three games at the club today.

Nick and Rob had a Warhammer game, with Orcs and Goblins on both sides.

John and Craig played DBR 25mm, with Samurai taking on Monks.

Al and Philip played DBMM 25mm. The Spartans won a 19-6 victory over the Egyptians.

Club meeting 9 December 2007

Flames of War Russians
WHFB - Mark (Brettonians) played Nick (Orcs)

DBMM 25mm - Benny (Later Carthaginians) beat Philip (Kushite Egyptians) 16-9

Flames of War - Rob's British paras beat Brett's Russians

A game of Pirates' Cove finished off the day. Some pirates stole some treasure from other pirates, and everyone said aaarrgh.

Ancients Competition - 4 December 2007

The final game of the Ancients Competition has been played. Philip's New Kingdom Egyptians and John's Teutonics fought to a mutual break with a score of 15-10 to the Egyptians. That final placings are Philip first with 73 points, Rob second on 67, and Lee third on 64 points.

Orcland Cup 2 December 2007

The warhammer Orcland Cup tournament was on today at the City Guard venue (the Freemans Bay hall). This year it was just a two-round competition. The NSWC team was Aaron (Empire), Brett (Orcs & Goblins), and Rob (Beastmen).

Club meeting 25 November 2007

Ancients Competition: 15mm DBMM Lee War of the Roses Henry Tudor (23) vs Kendall Hundred Year War English (2)
Benny Carthaginian vs Al Sparta, 25mm Win to Al
Brett Gaul (17) vs Andrew Hittite (8) 15mm
Nick B Wood Elf vs Rob Beastmen. Win to Nick by heaps. Practice game for Nick before he goes to the Masters in Aussie next week.
Kit Waffen SS vs Rob British Armour - Late War FOW. 6-1 win to Herr Kit

Club meeting 11 November 2007

Sketchy details of today's club meeting.
Club Comp 25mm DBMM Al Sparta (15) vs Andew Crusader (10) (draw)
Rob Medieval Portugese (19) vs Paul Burgundian Ordonance (6)
Kendal playing Clint, a new person at the club, in FOW.
Lee versus something else wth pikes maybe???

Club meeting 28 October 2007

Spartans preparing to receive a Portuguese charge. The omens aren't looking good for Brasidas. DBMM 25mmGrant and Kendall had a game of Age of Eagles, the Napoleonic game based on the Fire and Fury system.

Andrew and Philip had a 25mm DBR game (Manchu vs Early Tudors with Maximilian allies). The English and Maximilians blundered forward, got into all sorts of trouble surrounded by Manchu cavalry, and then fought their way out to get a 10-0 victory.

We had a couple more 25mm DBMM games in the Ancients Competition. Paul (Lysimachid) scored 19-6 against Lee (Alexandrian Macedonians). Rob won a 23-2 victory against Al the Spartan. The Spartan perioikoi were making progress against the English allied contingent, but the main command of Spartan citizens was run down by Portuguese knights.

This is the draw for the final round:
Philip v John
Rob v Paul
Kendall v Lee
Andrew v Al

Club meeting 14 October 2007

Flames of War British paras.Flames of War British paras detailIn anticipation of the Flames of War GT coming up next weekend, there were a couple of training games. Rob's British Airborne beat Tristan's Fallschirmjaeger, with the paras making a costly but successful assault on the German Stugs. Kit's Germans beat Kieran's Russians. Russian Sturmovik attacks caused quite some damage, but didn't stop the German advance.

We had a couple of games in the October round of the DBMM Ancients Competition. Philip (Kushite Egyptians) beat Kendall (Hussites) 20-5, employing a successful double outflank and rather good shooting. John (Post-Mongol Japanese) won a great 25-0 victory against Andrew (Early Crusaders). The outflanking crusading pilgrims never showed up!

Mark and Nick had a game of War of the Ring with a narrow victory to the Fellowship.

Brett and Paul played a 15mm DBMM game, testing a brilliant general against an inert one. Alexander's Macedonians triumphed over Charles' Burgundians. The Burgundian bows, crossbows and artillery were disadvantaged by the strong winds, but their knights managed to break some Thracian infantry who were caught in the open.

Club meeting 30 September 2007

Grant and Peter, visiting from the Auckland club, played a 25mm DBR game. Grant's Swiss defeated Peter's Japanese. Philip and Stu played a 15mm DBR game, bringing out a couple of the recent PoP armies but playing 450AP. Stu's Alwa beat Philip's Algerians 10-0. Brett's Medieval Germans scored 20-5 against Andrew's Early Crusaders in a 25mm DBMM game, pictured below. Today we had the last three games in this month's round of the Ancients Competition:
Kendall (Hussites) 23-2 Al (Spartans)
Rob (Medieval Portuguese) 13-12 John (Post-Mongol Japanese)
Lee (Alexandrian Imperial) 20-5 Nick A (Hungarians)

The draw for the next round is:
Philip v Kendall
Lee v Paul
Andrew v John
Rob v Al
Nick A v Nick B

The club in action todayGerman Knights attacking Crusader spears in a 25mm DBMM game

Club meeting 23 September 2007

Stukas attacking in a Flames of War gameBrendan and Danny played a game of Shattered Lances, using Rumi Seljuks against Murabits.

Nick B and Paul played a game in the Ancients competition. Paul's Burgundian Ordonnance army with Charles the Bold won a 23-2 victory over Nick's Ottoman Turks. A Turkish flank march never showed up, and the frontal assault of their sipahis was shot down.
Paul then played a second game in the afternoon against Brett's Timurids. This was an even more comprehensive victory for the Burgundians, 25-0. The Timurid elephants redeployed from one flank to the other to avoid the artillery, but in the meantime the rest of their army attempting flank attacks was defeated by longbows, crossbows and knights.

Philip and Nick A played a 15mm DBR game, with the Knights of St John winning 9-1 against the Muslim Indians with Maratha allies.

In a game of Flames of War, Rob's British airborne won 5-2 over Mark's Afrika Korps. The FoW Grand Tournament is coming up (20 October), so it's time to get in those training games.

Andrew, Kit, and Matt had a force of Daleks taking on UNIT. The initial Dalek attack was repulsed, but UNIT's counter-attack was wiped out. I think planet Earth was saved though.

Warhammer Grand Tournament 16 September 2007

Another prize in the club's trophy cabinet. Nick has won the GW Warhammer Grand Tournament "Fields of Blood" using Wood Elves.

Club meeting 9 September 2007

At the club today there were a couple of Warhammer GT training games. In the morning Rob's Empire army got a solid victory over Aaron's Undead. In the afternoon Rob had another game against Jeff's Chaos. In an Ancients Competition game, Philip (Kushite Egyptians) got a 15-10 win over Andrew (Early Crusaders). The Crusaders deployed an army mostly of infantry (supported spears and blades and some crossbows) with Bohemund leading a flank march of knights and peasant hordes. The Egyptian archers advanced with chariots behind them in support, and defeated the Crusader infantry for the loss of a small chariot command. Bohemund eventually arrived and helped to break another Egyptian command, but too late to save the Crusaders.

Mark and Nick had another game of War of the Ring, and Kendall and Matt, later joined by Andrew and Philip, played a couple of games of Blue Max.
Chaos army Game of Blue Max

Push of Pike, 1-2 September 2007

Congratulations to Richard Foster for winning the Push of Pike tournament, using Ottoman Turks. Congratulations also to Bryan Orsbourne for winning the painting prize, for the second year running, this time with an Alwa army.

Thanks to Battleline Miniatures for providing the prizes.

DBR 15mm Maratha Indians v Ottoman Turks, at Push of Pike 2007

Club meeting 26 August 2007

DBMM Three Kingdoms Chinese and LysimachidAt the club today we played the rest of the first round games of the Ancients Competition, and a practice game for Push of Pike.
DBMM 15mm - John beat Lee 13-12 in a Wars of the Roses game, using Richard III and Henry Tudor respectively.
DBMM 25mm - Kendall (Hussites) gained a 13-12 draw against Rob (Medieval Portuguese)
DBMM 25mm - Andrew (Three Kingdoms Chinese) won 18-7 over Paul (Lysimachid). The picture here shows the Chinese redeploying behind their fortifications as the Lysimachids move around their flank. The Chinese have a delayed command and two flank marches on the way!
DBR 15mm - Nick (Muslim Indians) beat Philip (Marathas) 10-0
Mark and Nick played the War of the Ring boardgame.
The draw has been done for the September round of the Ancients Competition:
Philip v Andrew
Al v Kendall
John v Rob
Lee v Nick A
Paul v Nick B

Club meeting 12 August 2007

It was an all-DBMM meeting today, with the first competition games and a few practice games.
Rob (Portuguese) won a pretty decisive victory over John's Post-Mongol Samurai. The Japanese resisted the intial charge of the knights, but repeated attacks broke them.
Al (Spartans) won 15-10 over Nick A (Hungarians) in a competition game. The Spartans defended a position between difficult terrain on both flanks. The Hungarians had a flank-marching command of crusading peasants who came to grief against the psiloi and Thracian auxilia defending an orchard.
Nick B (Ottoman Turks) and Philip (New Kingdom Egyptians) had a couple of games in 15mm scale. The first was a competition game, 23-2 to the Egyptians. The result was reversed in the second game.

New location for Urban Warfare 2007

Urban Warfare have moved to their new premises at Unit 17, 46 Ellice Road, Glenfield, North Shore. Their new phone number is 441 4054, and they are now open only on Saturdays.

Battleline Miniatures launched 1 August 2007

Battleline Miniatures have taken over the old Wildly Inspired business, and have made new moulds from the original masters for nearly everything they produce. They now sell the ranges of 15mm Tabletop Miniatures (infantry 70c and cavalry $1.50) and 25mm Hotspur medievals ($2 a figure) and several other ranges. The 25mm Bar Room set should look good on your baggage elements!

Club meeting 29 July 2007

The draw for the first round of the Ancient Competition was made today, and the competition games can now begin.

Games played at the club today:
Warhammer Skaven (left) vs Empire (right)WHFB - Rob (Empire) beat Dan (Skaven).
DBMM 15mm - Lee (Wars of the Roses English Tudor led by Henry VII) played Philip (New Kingdom Egyptian led by Tuthmosis III). The Egyptian infantry assaulted a hill held by mercenary crossbowmen and handgunners. Both infantry forces suffered heavy casualties, and both were demoralised by the end of the battle. The Egyptian chariots attacked the English bills and bows, and made some headway before falling to the English knights. A 17-8 victory to the English.
DBMM 15mm - Andrew's Palmyrans defeated Kendall's Normans. The Palmyrans took up position on a line on low hills, and their cataphracts and light horse defeated the Norman knights.
DBR 15mm -  Nick (Maratha) won a 10-0 victory over Ian (Dutch rebellion). The Dutch pressed an attack against the centre of the Indian army, even killing the Indian C-in-C, but their flanks were destroyed by much greater numbers of Maratha sipahis.

Club meeting 22 July 2007

There was another good turnout today. It was good to see new players at the club having games, and some visitors coming along to see our club in action. These are the games we played today:
WHFB - Rob (Empire) won a solid victory over James (Wood Elves).
WHFB - Richard (Bretonian Errantry army) defeated Nick (Empire).
WHFB - Mark's Dwarves played against Aaron's Vampire Counts.
DBMM 25mm - Al (Spartan) won 21-4 vs Philip (Kushite Egyptian). Like their previous battle, the Spartans struggled against the Egyptian chariots, but easily defeated the Egyptian infantry. Brasidas led from the front and did well in combat, and never needed to employ a 'brilliant stroke'.
DBR 25mm Japanese and Later PolishDBR 25mm -  Scott (Later Polish) won a comprehensive victory against John (Japanese) in the game pictured here. The Japanese used an alternative army list which produced an army substantially larger than the Poles, but the numbers didn't help them in the end.
Flames of War - Rob's British paras beat Kit's Germans 5-2 in a late war game. Two Tigers successfully assaulted a battery of 25 pounders, but elsewhere the German defenders were overwhelmed by the British attacks.

Club meeting 8 July 2007

Welcome to several new members, Jeff, James and Richard, who came along to the club meeting today.
WHFB - Aaron (Dogs of War) vs James (Wood Elves) Minor victory to James
WHFB - Mark (Dwarves) vs Jeff (Tzeentch Chaos) Win to Jeff
WHFB - Nick (Dwarves) vs Rob (Empire) Massacre to Nick
DBMM 25mm - Benny (Later Carthaginian) vs Wayne (Medieval German) Winning draw to Wayne

Urban Warfare going Suburban

Urban Warfare are moving their shop to Glenfield on the North Shore and have a relocation sale starting this Saturday the 7th until Sunday 22nd July 2007.

Club meeting 24 June 2007

We had a little more than the usual sad looking two or three tables set up today, so now you can see a picture of the club in action in the new hall!
North Shore Wargames Club meeting 24 June 2007.DBM 25mm - Grant and Wayne played an Auckland Club comp game. The Portuguese and Swiss battled hard, but neither army was broken at the end of the game.
DBMM 15mm - Nick (Ottoman Turkish) played Benny (Alexandrian Macedonian). A good shot by the Turkish artillery took King Philip out of the game, so Alex gets to take over the army after their 25-0 defeat.
DBMM 25mm - Philip's Kushite Egyptians won a 20-5 victory over Al's Spartans. Not a good day for Greek commanders, as Brasidas never got to show off his brilliance, being crushed by the Egyptian sub-general in a chariot.
DBR 15mm - Craig (Valois French) v John (Minor German States), 1555AD. 500AP. Despite the Germans' cunning deployment, the French won the day 10-0 primarily by getting the Swiss to do most of the fighting. The yodelling fanatics, deployed in a single large block in the centre, and crushed the larger Landsknecht pike block opposite. The large German centre command could not sustain the huge casualties from the Swiss onslaught and fled ignominiously, leaving the Swiss to pillage the cheese supply in the German baggage. Today's game was something of an experiment, as we were playing without the 'separation anxiety' rules. We felt this made the game more enjoyable and contrary to expectation did not lead to lots of deliberate fragmentation.
DBR 25mm - Scott (Later Polish) beat Andrew (Manchu Chinese with Ming allies) 9-1.

Annual General Meeting 10 June 2007

The Annual General Meeting was held today.
DBMM 25mm Medieval PortugueseThese are the games we played at the club today.
DBMM 25mm - Rob's Portuguese (with Very Early Tudor English allies) beat Philip's Kushite Egyptians. The Portuguese lost one command winning 20-5 under the new scoring system. Despite being crushed by the Portuguese knights, the Egyptians left the table happy in the knowledge that their chariots are now allowed on 60mm deep bases.
DBR 15mm - John's Maximilian Imperialists (with Early Tudor English allies) conceded defeat to Craig's Valois French.
Flames of War - Late war breakthrough scenario. Brett's Russians beat Kit's Germans. The Russians suffered heavy casualties to most platoons including masses of infantry and the T70s which gamely assaulted infantry in woods (but they only lost one platoon in the end). The German company morale finally failed after the loss of their C-in-C and several platoons.

Nicon 2-3 June 2007

The North Island Convention Nicon was on this weekend in Cambridge. The racecourse venue was a good one, with plenty of room for the tables, especially important with a turnout of almost 100 players. There were a dozen of us from the NSWC entering the competitions in DBM, DBR, Flames of War and Warhammer.
DBR 25mm Early Tudor English vs Japanese at Nicon 2007
Rob retained his 1st place in WHFB with an Empire army (refurbished in a purple and white theme.)

Grant took the title for DBR 25mm for a second consecutive year with the Swiss, followed by Philip (2nd, Early Tudor English) and Danny (3rd, Scandinavian Union). One of the DBR games is pictured here (Tudor English vs John's Japanese, a grudge match from the previous Nicon, with results reversed.) There are more pictures of the DBR comp on the Renaissance page.

Kendall and Lee showed what decent chaps they are by winning the Best Sports awards in DBM 15 and 25mm respectively, and they managed to sneak a game of DBMM into the DBM competition. A trade stand was doing good business selling copies of DBMM and other wargaming gear.

There were no bids for Nicon 2008, but several clubs are considering options for next year's convention, including the Manawatu Duellists from Palmerston North.

Reluctant conscripts from the NSWC hide behind Cambridge's 6 pounder
A six-pounder is on display outside the Cambridge Town Hall. Well, we couldn't resist playing with it, could we?

Club meeting 27 May 2007

A few games at the club today included a couple of brand new DBR armies taking the field for the very first time practicing for Nicon - the Poles and Danes(pictured below).
DBR 25mm landsknechts in the Danish armyWHFB - Nick's Empire took on Mark's Brettonians.
DBMM 15mm - Kendall (Normans in Italy) beat Ian (Wars of the Roses English). The Norman's allied contingent of psiloi and auxilia did all the work clearing the terrain, and their army overall only lost 4ME.
DBR 25mm - Philip (Early Tudor English) 9-1 Scott (Later Polish). A very closely fought game with only a couple of elements in it at the end. The English artillery did great work, and the Polish Pancerni cavalry did the hard fighting while the winged lancers sat around looking pretty.
DBR 25mm - Danny's Early Danes were winning the game against John's Japanese when time was called. The Japanese muskets didn't save them this time.

Battlehaven closing down

It's the end of the line for Battlehaven who are closing down at the end of May 2007. Until then there is a 30% off sale in their shop at 308 Great North Road.

City Guard 40K and Fantasy Leagues

Want to play 40K or Fantasy with a range of opponents? Have a range of armies you want to try out? Havenít quite finished painting them but still want to play? Just started learning to play and want to learn more? Then City Guard has the thing for you.
Starting on Sunday June 3rd we are running new two-month leagues at our weekly club meetings. They are fun and casual ďopt inĒ leagues, where anyone who turns up can join in. Whoever turns up at the Sunday meetings will pop their names into a hat, and opponents will be randomly drawn.
All armies are accepted (painted or not), and each player who turns up should come prepared to play a range of point values. It is recommended to come prepared (have lists ready) for armies from 750pt to 1850pt for 40K and from 1000pt to 2500pts for Fantasy, if you have the physical armies to play them.
Each week the games will be recorded (wins 3pts, draws 2pts, loss 1pt) and points added together at the end of the 2 months.
We have some awesome prizes up for grabs so come along and give it a go. No extra cost to opt into the leagues, just our usual Sunday club charge of $3 for City Guard members, $5 for visitors. Venue: Freemanís Bay Community Centre, 52 Hepburn Road, Freemanís Bay. Every Sunday from 1pm to 5pm and there is plenty of parking. For more information check out the City Guard club forums at or contact

New club hall

The club has moved to a new location. We now meet in the Forrest Hill Scout Hall, on Becroft Ave in Forrest Hill. If you are travelling on the Northern Motorway, take the Tristram Ave turnoff, turn left into Raines Ave, then left again into Pax Ave. At the end of Pax Ave is Becroft Park and the scout hall is there next to the soccer fields. Map

Club meeting 13 May 2007

Today was the final meeting at the old venue. We had a shorter than usual meeting and then packed up and moved all the club property to the new location, the Forrest Hill Scout Hall in Becroft Park on Becroft Drive. Thanks to everyone who helped with the move, especially to Robbie for organising it all, and thanks also to the Scout Groups for making the venue available for us.
These are the games played at the meeting today:
WHFB - Mark played a couple of games with his Brettonian army, first against Nick and later against Josh's Tomb Kings.
WHFB - Rob's Empire took on Aaron's big green chaos hordes, getting in some practice for Nicon.
DBM 25mm - Wayne (Swiss) beat Helois (Jalayirid) playing a game in the Auckland Club champs.
DBMM 25mm - Philip (Kushite Egyptians) and Kendall (Early Imperial Romans) had a Nicon training game. The brilliant Roman general used a short hook manoeuvre which was defeated by Egyptian chariots that had to redeploy quickly. The Egyptian strategem of "Exaggerated Army Size" was amusing but ineffective as the Roman infantry ignored the numbers and attacked anyway.
Moderns 1/300 - Roland and Grant had an Indo-Pakistan War game using the Cold War Commander rules. It all looked very picturesque as you can see below.
Indo-Pakistan War in 1/300 using Cold War Commander rules

Club meeting 29 April 2007

WHFB - Matt's Ogre Kingdom army won a decisive victory over Aaron's Vampire Counts.
DBR 15mm - Philip (Algerian) beat Ian (Venetian) 7-3. The Venetian cavalry wing of lancers and light horse charged the opposing Algerian force of Sipahis, light horse, and bows. Dreadful combat dice saw the Venetians routed for no loss to the Algerians. On the other wing, the Algerian C-in-C led a force of artillery and crossbowmen across through the rivers and swamps but was shot to pieces by the Venetian artillery firing from fortifications. In the centre of the battlefield, massed superior warbands with some janissaries in support fought off a lancer attack and defeated the Venetian infantry.
Flames of War - Kit's Early War French defeated Kendall's Mid-War Germans. One German Tiger made it to the objective, but was then surrounded and it's crew surrendered.

DBR 15mm Venetians and Algerians

Club meeting 22 April 2007

We seem to be going through something of a quiet period at the club, as again there were only a few games happening today. We did however see the first game of DBMM using the newly published set of rules.

WHFB - Rob's Empire beat Aaron's Vampire Counts. After a good cannon shot the Vampire Count became a headless horseman.
WHFB - Mark's Brettonians took on Nick's Dwarves.
DBMM 15mm - Lee (Wars of the Roses - Lancastrian) beat Kendall (Hundred Years War English). It seems the answer to Bw(S) is more Bw(S).
DBMM 15mm Lancastrians vs Hundred Years War English

Club meeting 8 April 2007

Many of our club are away at the Nationals this weekend, so we had a very quiet meeting with just a couple of games.

WHFB - Rob's Empire played Matt's Orcs and Goblins. The Orcs were doing well, but at the end snatched a draw from the jaws of victory!
DBR 25mm - Andrew (Manchu Chinese) beat Philip (Early Tudor English), winning 9-1. The English were able to hold off one flank attack and defeated the frontal pinning force, but were defeated by an overwhelming force of Manchu cavalry on the other flank.

NATCON 6-8 April 2007

Natcon is on this weekend in Upper Hutt. We have players in DBM 15s, DBR, Flames of War and WHFB. Good luck to you all!

News from Natcon - Paul returned with a trophy cabinet full of prizes for winning the DBM 15mm Nationals and South Pacific Championship with the Komnenan Byzantines. Brett's Early Samurai won the best painted army award in Ancients.

In the DBR competition, Grant (Safavid Persians) took first place and won the South Pacific Championship, and Stu (Louis XIV French) took third place.

Kit's French won the best painted army prize in Flames of War and was placed 3rd in the competition.

Next year Natcon will be in Christchurch.

Club meeting 25 March 2007

There was a little more activity in today's club meeting, including a couple of practice games for the Nationals coming up in a couple of weeks.

WHFB - Nick (Empire) played Matt (Orcs and Goblins).
WHFB - Aaron (Big Green Chaos Things) played Matt (Orcs and Goblins).
DBM 25mm - Philip (Kushite Egyptians) beat Helois (Jalayirid Mongols) 9-1. A long thin line of Egyptian archers held off the massed cavalry charges. A promising Mongol assault on one flank broke an Egyptian command of Knights, but the flanking move was halted by a sandstorm, allowing the Egyptians to press on frontally to get the win.
DBM 25mm - Lee (Alexandrian Macedonians) beat Philip (Kushite Egyptians) 10-0. A straightforward frontal assault won the day for the Macedonians. The phalanx was deployed in a long shallow line to match the Egyptian frontage and it struggled against the massed Egyptian archery, however both wings won their combats decisively. An Egyptian flank march (the same command that was beaten in the game against the Mongols) arrived and sacked the Macedonian baggage, but didn't otherwise help save the rest of the army.
DBM 15mm - Brett's Early Samurai defeated Andrew's Ancient German warbands.
DBR 15mm - Grant's Persians won a 10-0 victory over Ian's German Catholics.
WWII 15mm - Kit and Kendall played a game of I Ain't Been Shot, Mum!

Club meeting 11 March 2007

WHFB - Nick and Mark played a couple of games. In the first, Nick's Dwarven firepower won a decisive victory, but in the second they were defeated in close combat.
Art of War 25mm - Paul (Bactrian Greeks) played Philip (Kushite Egyptians) using a test version of the new AoW rules. As a first trial game it went pretty well. The Egyptian cavalry chased away opposing light horse and overran some archers, while the Greek phalanx defeated the Egyptian infantry. A win to the Greeks.
DBMM 25mm - Helois (Jalayirid Mongols) beat Brett (Medieval Germans). The German infantry centre protected by wagons held out against the cavalry attacks, but both wings were enveloped by Mongol cavalry. When the German Emperor, surrounded on all sides, was destroyed, that was the end of the German army.
DBMM 25mm. Jalayirid cavalry attacking Medieval Germans.

Club meeting 25 February 2007

WHFB - Nick and Rob played a game, both using Empire armies.
DBM 25mm - Andrew (Han Chinese) beat Nick (Hungarians) 10-0
DBM 25mm - Nick (Hungarians) beat Philip (Kushite Egyptians) 9-1
DBMM 15mm - Lee (Lancastrians) beat Brett (Early Samurai) 25-0

BattleCry 2007 10-11 February

BattleCry seemed a little quieter this year. Our club was well represented in the DBM doubles competition, and we had a couple of players in Flames of War as well. There was a TV3 news report about the event.

BattleCry 2007. DBM 25mm Medieval Germans vs Patrician RomansBattleCry 2007. DBM 25mm Swiss vs Kushite Egyptians

The pictures on the left shows a DBM game with Brett and Nick's Medieval Germans attacking the Patrician Romans of Richard and Ivan. Brett and Nick came 3rd overall in the competition, and Richard and Ivan took first place. On the right is the game between the Kushite Egyptians of Andrew and Philip taking on the Swiss pikes of the Watt brothers.

Pictured below is Kit's victorious Punjabi rifle company.
BattleCry 2007. Flames of War Punjabi Rifle Company.

Club meeting 28 January 2007

An incomplete list of games played at the club today:
WHFB - Rob played Jono.
DBR 25mm - Philip (Henry VIII English) beat Kendall (Hussite). The newly painted Hussite warwagons suffered some mechanical failures, being destroyed not only by the English artillery but also by attacks from longbowmen and demi-lancers.
DBR 25mm Hussites and Early Tudor English

Club meeting 14 January 2007

WHFB - Rob Snr (Beasts) vs Matt (Orc & Gobbo). Win to Matt.
WHFB - Aaron (Nurgle) vs Nick (Empire). Win to Aaron.
WHFB - Nick (Empire) vs Mark (Brettonian). Win to Nick.
WHFB - Jono (Empire) vs Aaron (Nurgle). Win to Jono.
DBM 25mm - Benny (Carthage) vs John (Nippon). Win to Benny.

BattleCry 2007 update

More info about the BattleCry 2007 convention (10-11 Feb) is on the website BattleCry has a 25mm DBM doubles tournament with 12 teams (including three teams from the NSWC), and competitions in 40K, Flames of War (mid-war), 6mm Moderns, a Hordes/Warmachine wargaming tournament, and if there are enough players there will be a BloodBowl tournament on Saturday night during the board games and social games night.

Battlehaven shop opens 2 January 2007

A new wargaming shop has just opened in Grey Lynn. It's called Battlehaven and is located at 308 Great North Road. Their website is They stock ranges from Games Workshop and Flames of War, and have Vallejo and Citadel paints. The shop has a very large area with games tables, and a cafe as well.

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