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Wargames Hobby Craft Symposium

Went along today’s Symposium with a detachment from the East Neuk Irregulars. What a great event! Got to pick up tips on painting, conversions and sculpting directly from the dab hands. The hobby needs more of this kind of thing! If you’re interested in upping your game hobby-craft-wise, then you owe it to yourself to pop along tomorrow for day#2. Well done to David Imrie and all the team for putting this together. Many thanks!

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Carronade 2017 public participation game winners!

Carronade 2017

Oops we did it again!

Our local wargaming group, the East Neuk Irregulars, won Best Public Participation Game at Carronade 2017! HUZZAH 🙂

I managed to sneak off table duty for a bitty and snaffle some 20mm WWII + Modern miniatures that I’ve been after for yonks. Only to return and find there was a trophy on our table!

Forgot to take any piccies though (shame on me) as we were pretty busy all day. But take it from me, it was a great show, and we’re all chuffed to bits!

 

Targe 2016 participation table winners!

targe-2016-participation-table-winners

Well who’da thunk it? My local wargaming group, the East Neuk Irregulars, won best participation table at Targe 2016 Wargames Show in Kirriemuir on the weekend. WOOHOO! 🙂

Our game was “Britain’s Secret War” and featured the SAS in Indonesia (1962-66), trekking through the jungle to a landing zone after completing a mission… or is it just beginning?

We created our own rules for the game and it allowed players to get straight in to the action and get a game played within 15 minutes. Every game was different and there were some great dramatic moments! I wish I could tell you more but it’s all incredibly hush hush you understand.

Targe was hosted by Kirriemuir Wargames Club and was a great day out. Many thanks to all the players who “stepped up to the table” in more ways than one.

Bye for now, I best get back to my hot tub and champagne! 🙂

Figures by Commando Miniatures and Copplestone Castings, animals by Ral Partha. With special thanks to Tony of 2nd City Games.

Boardgames: Small World

Small World
I played Small World for the first time at ENT on Sunday. Once I’d got over the whopping great player handout describing the plethora of race and ability options, we got stuck into a game and I’m delighted to say I ENJOYED IT!

Small World has a fun fantasy theme; dynamic gameplay due to the short-lived empires; but with lots of potential replayability because of the random race + characteristic splicing. And just enough strategy to make it interesting without hurting my brain. #wouldplayagain

I played 3 empires in all. I had first choice so I just had to go for Beserk Sorcerors because… Beserk Sorcerors! This allowed me to reinforce my troops before each conquest attempt and also turn lone opposing armies to the dark side. It seemed like a good way to get things going.

Once the Beserk Sorcerors had done all the good work that they could, I continued the game with the Hill Tritons. They were good at attacking coastal regions and gained extra cash for conquering hills. Not the most logical of combinations but it was fun to try an unusual combo in a different part of the gameworld.

It didn’t take long until there was just enough time to try one more race before game end. I plumped for a variation on an old favourite – Dragonmaster Sorcerors! Who wouldn’t? They allowed me to crush a Troll Lair with my dragon and then go on a sorcerous rampage through a swathe of opposing territories. Huzzah!

Even though I didn’t end up winning, the other players got their pitchforks out to give me a poking, which never fails to amuse me!

I’d recommend Small World to anyone who’d like a light-hearted strategy game set in a gonzo fantasy world. I reckon it’d probably be good for 3-5 players.

ENT Pandemic Party

At East Neuk Tabletop Games this Sunday it’s a special “Pandemic Party” event to help raise funds for Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to help fight Ebola.

Alongside games of Pandemic – The Board Game we’ll have many others to pick up and play. We’ll also have special promo cards to give away for Sentinel Tactics.

So come along and join us for an afternoon of tabletop gaming at Dreel Halls (in the upper hall). The fun starts at 1pm and runs til 5pm, so we have lots of time to play!

Here’s a Google Maps link if you need help finding us: http://bit.ly/ENTMap