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Club meeting 29 December 2019

Today was the final meeting of the year, a fifth Sunday, and it was a well-attended meeting.

FOGN Alan (French) played Mike B (Anglo-Netherlands)
Andrew (Russians) played Corbon (USA 1812)
Al (Peninsular British) played Mike H (French 1814)
Philip (French 1795) played Stu (Saxons 1809)
DBA Grant and Kendall had a couple of DBA games using Romans and Medieval English.

Club meeting 22 December 2019

Our annual fantasy competition, Kings of Shore, was on today. Eight of us took part using 1250 point armies and the new 3rd edition of the rules. Rob won first place using the Northern Alliance, Kit was the best sport, and Philip's Nightstalkers won the painting prize.

As well as KOS, it was also a regular club meeting with a couple of FOGN games: Andrew (French) played Mike B (Anglo-Netherlands 1815), and Al (Peninsular British) played Grant (Peninsular French).

Kings of War game at the North Shore Wargames Club
Orcs and Goblins battle it out at Kings of Shore

Club meeting 8 December 2019

It's good to see that we are still getting such a good turnout at the end of the year. These are the games we played at today's meeting:
FOGN - Al (Peninsular British) played Stu (Saxons)
Brett (Neapolitans) played Mike (French 1814)
Andrew (Peninsular British) played Philip (French 1795)
Flames of War - John (Soviets) played Kit (Germans)
Kings of War - Our annual KOW tournament is coming up next meeting and we had several 1250 point games using the v3 rules. Kendall (Orcs) played Rob (Northern Alliance); Alan (Goblins) played Rob (Northern Alliance; Alan (Goblins) played Kendall (Orcs); Philip (Nightstalkers) played Rob (Northern Alliance)

15mm FOGN British versus Saxons
Spanish guerillas distract the front of the Saxon line while, at the top of the picture, the British light division moves around the Saxon flank

Club meeting 24 November 2019

DBMM - Benny and Rob had a 25mm ancients game, using Portuguese and Bretons.
FOGN - Mike B (Anglo-Netherlands 1815) played Philip (French 1793)
Al played Andrew
Corbon played Grant
As well as the regular 800 games, we tried out the 500 point variant in several games: Brett played Kendall, Kit played Mike H, and Kendall played Kit.
Kings of War - The version 3 rulebook has arrived which we'll be using for Kings of Shore on the 22nd of December. Alan and Philip had a game today using Goblins and Nightstalkers.

Club meeting 10 November 2019

Flamescon 9-10 November 2019
A good showing from our club at the Flames of War tournament, both in terms of attendance and competition results. And getting stuff painted. Lee was 1st, Rob 2nd, and Ben 3rd. Jolly good show!

Flamescon 2019

Club meeting 27 October 2019

A very quiet day at the club today, with several of us away at HMC. Today's games were Kit and Ben playing in Flames of War getting some practice for Flames Con, and a FOGN game between Brett (Austrians) and Andrew (French 1812) with a win to Andrew in a very close game.

Heavy Metal Con 26-27 October 2019

HMC is a 25mm DBMM tournament hosted by the Pukekohe club. This year we had a good number of us playing - Rob, Al, Philip and Grant - but no silverware to take away this time. Here's Grant's Libyan army with lots of Libyans, Sea Peoples, and extra supplementary Libyans.

25mm DBMM Early Libyans

Club meeting 13 October 2019

Games at today's club meeting:
DBMM 25mm A practice game for Heavy Metal Con, coming up on Labour weekend, Benny (Thracians) played Philip (Early Imperial Romans)
FOG-N Andrew (French) played Kit (Anglo-Spanish)
Brett (French at Toulon) played Grant (French 1814)
Corbon (US 1812) played Mike H (French 1814)
Mike B (French 1815) played Stu (Saxons 1819)
Flames of War Ian and Rob had a version 4 game, both using British armoured forces.
Flames of War British armour

Club meeting 29 September 2019

ACW naval game at the North Shore Wargames club
It's the fifth Sunday of the month, so we had another meeting. And daylight saving time didn't seem to affect attendance much either! Games at the club today:
FOGN Brett (Neapolitan 1815) played Mike B (French 1815)
Andrew (French cavalry corps) played Mike H (French 1814)
Corbon (USA 1812) played Kit (British and Spanish)
Bruce and Rob had a couple of games of ACW naval trying both Victory at Sea and an older set of rules from Battle magazine from the 80s.
Kings of War Alan (Undead) played Philip (Nightstalkers)
Philip (Nightstalkers) played Rob (Nature)

Club meeting 22 September 2019
With many of the club playing DBR, there was only one other game at the club today - Corbon and Andrew played FOGN.

Push of Pike 21-22 September 2019

Congratulations to Grant for winning this year's Renaissance tournament. John was second and Kit, in his first POP, was third.

Club meeting 8 September 2019

DBR 15mm Some last-minute training for POP, Rob's Turks took on Philip's Spanish
FOG Napoleonics - Corbon (US 1812) played Grant (French 1815)
Andrew (Russian Guards) played Brett (Neapolitans 1815)
Al (British) played Mike (French 1815)
Flames of War - Ben (Germans) played Kit (US)
Vanguard - Greg played Simon

Club meeting 25 August 2019

Quite a range of games happening at the club today -
ADLG Greg and Mike H had a 15mm ancients game using Art De La Guerre rules; the first time ADLG has been played at the club.
DBMM Rob (Medieval Portuguese) played Philip (Kushite Egyptians) in a 25mm DBMM 240 game.
FOG-N Al (British) played Andrew (French)
Mike B (French 1815) played Philip (Anglo-Netherlands 1815)
Chain of Command Kendall and Kit had a 15mm WWII game, with lots of nice new terrain on display.
Flames of War Lee had a couple of games against Phil and Ray.

15mm ADLG ancients game at the North Shore Wargames club

Club meeting 11 August 2019

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 a KOW Vanguard game.

Club meeting 28 July 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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

Club meeting 23 June 2019

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 2019

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 2019

Today's meeting was a little quieter than usual, with several people away at the D-Day tournament.
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 2019

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 2019

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 2019
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 Splendor.

Club meeting 28 April 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019
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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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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