News Archive July-December 2015

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Club meeting 27 December

The final meeting of the year was quite an active one. We had three Kings of War games, involving Brett (Kingdoms of Men), Kendall (Ogres), Philip (Kingdoms of Men) and Rob (The Herd). In FOG Napoleonics, Lawrence (1812 Russians) played Mike (1813 French). Al and Kit has a 15mm WWII game using a modified version of the old WRG rules. The 1940 BEF attempted to assault a German defended position. Pictured below are some British infantry occupying Hunterville with supporting machine guns on the hill in the background.

15mm WRG WWII game

Club meeting 13 December

Big FOW game with Kit and Andrew D (US) beat Steve and Mike (German).
FOG-N Lawrence (Russian) drew with Alastair (Anglo-Portuguese)

Clash of Kings 13 December

The second annual Clash of Kings tournament was held at the Mighty Ape HQ. We had four players from our club in the field of 16 - Rob (The Herd), Alan (Goblins), Brett (Kingdoms of Men), and Philip (Kingdoms of Men). Rob took out 3rd place and also was the co-winner of the Best Sport award.

Club meeting 29 November

Kings of War. Alan (Goblins) beat Brett (Kingdoms of Men) 3-1 in the Pillage scenario.
Philip beat Rob in the Invade scenario. Both players used Kingdoms of Men armies.
Brett beat Philip 2-1 in Loot!, again both using Kingdoms of Men.
Rob (Kingdoms of Men) beat Kendall (Ogres), also in Loot!
Fields of Glory - Napoleonics.
Andrew's Prussians defeated Al's Anglo-Portuguese.
Kit (1815 British) played Mike (1813 French)
Alan and Steve had another X-Wings game.

Club meeting 22 November

Kings of War. Alan (Goblins) beat Philip (Kingdoms of Men) in the Loot scenario. Kendall (Ogres) beat Philip (Kingdoms of Men) in a Kill & Pillage scenario.
Fields of Glory - Napoleonics. Brent (Prussians) beat Brett (Austrians).
Andrew (Prussians) played Mike (1813 French)
Flames of War - Kit (US) played Steve (Germans)
To finish off the day, Alan and Steve had an X-Wings game.

Club meeting 8 November

Kings of War. Philip and Rob had a couple of 2000 point games, both using Kingdoms of Men armies and with one win apiece.
Fields of Glory - Napoleonics. Kit's 1815 British beat Kendall's unreformed Russians.
Andrew's revolutionary era Piedmontese defeated Brett's Austrians.

Club meeting 25 October

Just the one game at the club today - Alan and Dan played Kings of War.

HistorX tournament - 24/25 October

Al made the trip to Brisbane to play in the FOG-N tournament over there, picking up the Best Painted Army prize.

Club meeting 11 October

The second day of the POP tournament coincided with a regular club meeting.
FOG-Napoleonics - Kendall (Russians) played Andrew (Mixed Nationality Corps)
Flames of War - Steve (Germans) played Rob (British)

Push of Pike, 10-11 October

1st place - Mark Caunter, Tudor English
2nd place - Richard Foster, Venetian Italians 1534
Next year's POP is likely to have an ECW/TYW theme.

Push of Pike 2015 - 15mm DBR tournament

Club meeting 27 September

Kings of War - Rob (Varangur) played Alan (Goblins) in a 3000 point battle.
DBR - In a training game for Push of Pike, Mike played Philip
FOGN - Andrew (Mixed Nationality Corps) played Kendall (Anglo-Russian expedition 1805) using some experimental rules for unreformed infantry.
FOW - Kit (Germans) played two games against Mike and Steve (both using Soviet armies). Mike also played Lyndon's US forces.

Flames of War

Club meeting 13 September

Kings of War - Alan (Brotherhood) played Kendall (Ogres)
FOG-Napoleonics - Kit (1815 British) played Philip (1814 German Confederation)
Flames of War - Rob's British Airborne had two battles on a Low Countries terrain, the first a training exercise against Lyndon's British Guards, and then against Steve's Germans.

Club meeting 30 August

Kings of War - Alan (Goblins) beat Philip (Kingdoms of Men)
Saga - In 'A feast for crows' Rob (Skraelings) defeated Alan (Normans) and Philip (Byzantines)
FOGN - Al (Peninsular British) played Shaun (Bavarians)
Brent (Prussians) played Kendall (Saxons)

Club meeting 23 August

Club meeting 9 August

Club meeting 26 July

Kings of War goblins and dwarves.

Kings of War - Three games between Alan (Goblins), Philip (Kingdoms of Men) and Rob (Dwarves).

FOGN - Kendall (Mixed Nation Corps) and Andrew (1815 British) playtested the Lutzen scenario.
Brett (Austrians) played Kit (1815 British) in the Salamanca scenario.

Melbourne Napoleonics Tournament 18-19 July

Trophies from the Melbourne Napoleonics competition

Another successful visit to Melbourne for the FOG Napoleonics tournament hosted by the League of Ancients club. There were 8 NZers out of the 22 players, and we took 1st, 3rd and 4th place.

Club meeting 12 July

Saga - Alan (Normans) had a couple of games with James (Norse Gaels)
FOG-N - Two games using the new scenarios from the Melbourne tournament - Brett and Kendall played the Polotsk 1812 scenario, and Kit and Philip played Heilsberg 1807.
Alan and Rob finished the day with a western game, Dead Man's Hand.

11 July
Added a link to a new shop in Hamilton, Game Centre.

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