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Club meeting 28 June

DBMM 25mm - Benny (Welsh) played Rob (Portuguese)
FOGN - Andrew (Russian Cavalry 1812) played Corbon (Piedmontese)
Brett (Austrians) played Mike (Saxons)
Blood & Sand - Bruce and Philip had a 15mm colonials game between 1882 Egyptians and Mahdists using a new set of rules from Real Time Wargames.
FOW - Ben (German) played Kit (Soviets)
Songs of Blades and Heroes - Alan played Kendall in a 25mm skirmish game.
And after all that we sat around deflashing new figures and dreaming up big plans about our new armies.

Club meeting 14 June

Flames of War game at the North Shore Wargames Club
HOTT - Alan and Rob played some Hordes of the Things.
FOW - Lee played Ray
FOW - Rob and Brent played in the desert scenario pictured here featuring the train and fort.
Crossfire - Bruce and Phil played a 20mm WWII game using Australians and Japanese.
FOGN - Brett organised a multiplayer refight of Hohenlinden (1800). On the winning Austrian side were Andrew, Corbon, Mike and Stu, and the defeated the French commanders were Kendall, Kit and Philip.

Club meeting 31 May

Here are the games from today:
FOGN - Kit (1812-1814 British) played Alastair (1812-1814 British) in a mutual break.
Song of Drums & Shakos - Kendall (British) played Rob (Spanish guerillas)
Crossfire - Philip (NZ) played Bruce (German)
Kings of War - Rob (Northern Alliance) played Alan (Order of the Brothermark)
Kendall (League of Rhordia) played Brett (Kingdoms of Men)

Club meeting 24 May

The club resumed our normal meeting schedule today. It was good to see everyone back with some newly painted troops and terrain to show off. And the bakery is open!

Kings of War, Brotherhood v Brotherhood

Kings of War - Alan (Brotherhood Order of the Brothermark) played Kendall (Brotherhood of the Green Lady) in a game featuring some new terrain from Monster Fight Club.
DBMM 240 25mm - Philip (Philistines) played Rob (Portuguese)
FOGN - Andrew (Austrian) played Corbon (French)
Al (Peninsular British) played Grant (French)
FOGN 500 - Kit (Peninsular British) played Shaun (French)
Flames of War Kit (8th Army) played Lee (Soviets)
Ben (German) played Lee (U.S.)
Crossfire - Bruce and Phil had several games. Some new and improved terrain (below) also appeared on this table.

Crossfire WWII game at the NSWC

Club meetings were temporarily suspended during the the COVID-19 Level 3 and 4 alerts. Regular meetings will resume under level 2.

Club meeting 22 March

DBA 25mm

Games at today's meeting:
Kings of War - Rob (Northern Alliance) played Philip (Nightstalkers)
DBA 25mm - Grant (Burgundians) played Kendall (Hussites)
FOGN - Andrew (Austrians) played Mike (French)
Brett (French guards) played Corbon (Peninsular French 1808)
FOGN 500 - Grant (French) played Kendall (Württemberg)
Flames of War - Kit (Romanians) played Ray (Soviets)

Annual General Meeting 8 March

At the AGM we re-elected the committee, Philip - President, Kit - Treasurer, and Stu - Secretary. Fees are $50 for this year, or $5 a meeting for casual visitors.

As well as the AGM, or perhaps because of it, there was a really good turnout for gaming.
Saga - Alan and Rob had a game of Saga, the first we have had at the club for a while.
FOGN - Corbon (French Corps d'Observation 1808) played Paul (British in Portugal 1808)
Andrew (Russian cavalry corps) played Brett (French 1813)
Mike (Saxons 1812) played Philip (French Army of the Orient 1798)
Al (Peninsular British) played Stu (Saxons)
Sharp Practice John (Turks) played Rob (Spanish guerillas)
Flames of War - John (Soviets) played Kit (Germans)
Ben (Germans) played Kit (US)

Club meeting 23 February

Kings of War - There were a couple of games of KOW at the club today, Kendall (Empire of Dust) played Regan (Kingdoms of Men, and Alan (Basileans) played Rob (Free Dwarves). We also had a couple of Vanguard games between Greg and Simon, and Alan and Rob.
FOGN - Al (Peninsular British) played Andrew (Russian guards).
Corbon (French 1813) played Mike (Saxons)
In FOGN 500, Grant (French) played Paul using Mike's old British army now under new management. Kit (Peninsular British) played Philip (French Army of the Orient), a game notable for the table collapsing under us before we restarted the game. Kids, don't use the plastic trestle table.

Club meeting 9 February

Flames of War - Lee (Germans) played Brent (British), and then in a second game Lee using a US force played Ben with Germans.
Flames of War game at the North Shore Wargames Club

FOGN - Alan (Westphalians) played Corbon (French cavalry corps)
Al (Peninsular British) played Philip (French Army of the Orient)
As well as the regular 800 point games, we had several 500 point games. These are a good introduction for new players, and also gave us some practice for the tournament happening at the AWC next month.
Brett (Austrians) played Paul (French)
Corbon (U.S.) played Paul (French)
Kendall (Württemberg) played Mike (French 1814)
Grant (French) played Kit (Peninsular British)
FOGN cavalry clash
A great mass of French and Westphalian cavalry about to clash.

Club meeting 26 January

A somewhat quieter meeting today - There was a FOGN game between Andrew and Corbon, and a Kings of War game between Alan and Rob.

Club meeting 12 January

A good start to the year with seven games being played. There was a fair bit of FOGN with several of us getting in last minute practice before Cancon.
Kings of War - Alan (Basileans) played Regan (Elves)
Alan (Basileans) played Kendall (Empire of Dust)
FOG Napoleonics - Grant (Peninsular French) played Philip (French 1794)
Andrew (Russians) played Mike (French 1814)
Al (Peninsular British) played Corbon (US 1812)
Brett (Neapolitans) played Rob (Ottoman Turks)

DBA - Grant (Midianites) played Philip (New Kingdom Egyptians)

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