Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Dates and Celebration

Okay, first up. Some Announcement's

On September 20th it'll be the clubs second birthday, we have several events planned so far. Including a long opening time of nearly ten+ hours of gaming fun.
First up.

The long awaited return of duh.... duh.... duh....
Its all gone Starship Troopers: The event where you have a squad of Stormtroopers vs a squad of Genestealers. The person who manages to either survive the longest, or wipe out the Genestealers.

And two new events.

First Apocalypse: Eternal war(yes that's right people, Apocalypse hits BWG on the twentieth.)

The rules of which will be posted on the forum.

And the Primary Colours Painting Competition.

To paint a Mini, eligible for this competition, you may use only. Black, White Blood Red, Bad Moon Yellow or Ultramarine Blue. Or if your using PP Paints, Khador Base Red, Cygnar Base Highlight, and Cygnus Yellow. Your allowed to mix and shade these at will. But use ONLY these colours. Washes made from these colours are allowed, but no inks.

there will be two categories, Small to Medium based figure, and Large Figure. All entries must be turned it by 7:30 pm September 20th. You have from now till then to paint it. This is an honor system so we're trusting you, cheat and you'll be cheating yourself(not that i really expect anyone to) There will be prizes for first, second and third places. Anyone is eligible for entry.

and most of All have fun.

Which follows these rules.

Okay Guys there are the projected Club dates.

September(other wise know as the start of two months a fair few people don't get a singular weeks break :P)
6th: September Regular Club Night
13th September: Veterans Night
20th: Regular Club Night
27th-28th: Ludicrus Gaming Convention
4th: Regular Club Night
10th: Veterans Night
18th: Regular Club Night
1st: Regular Club Night
15th: Regular Club Night
22nd: Veterans Night
29th: Regular Club Night

As for December.....we'll see on that one. Due to Novembers dates, it leads to some odd failings.

See Y'all on the sixth.

Tim "Silent Bob" Morris

Monday, 18 August 2008

Veterans Night Report

This Saturday saw another of our veteran nights, with some new games being tested. The Iron Kingdoms d20 system roleplay group got underway and had a fantastic time from what I could hear. Plenty of shouts of "watch out for that zombie" and "do you mind not shooting me in the back!". More details should be on the forum, but the mystery of why the supply station had ceased trading came out very clear. Well done to Gelfin for acting as DM and getting this going. Although I was only an observer it certainly took me back to the misty days of early edition Dungeons and Dragons.

Fifth edition Warhammer 40K also got tested, with the interesting combination of a Tau mechanised force versus a Daemonic incursion on an Annilation mission. The early surprise to the Tau of Bloodletters, a Bloodthirster, and other Deamon appearing in their midst gave way to brutal rounds of shooting and combat. Early lead by the Deamons was gradually eroded away, until the final turn of the game resulted in all the Deamons being banished back to the warp (although at a cost to the Tau). A very fun and close match, and the new rules worked very smoothly.

The 'LGC' (the Little Guys in the Corner aka our Flames of War players ;-) ) had switched from massed tank battles to massed infantry battles. Sadly I was too busy being shot by Tau to see what the result was!!

Finally, Hadley was very kind enough to run a demo game of Epic (Armageddon) so we could get a taster. I must say I was hooked by the easy game mechanics and rapid destruction of forces. The first game involved a (renegade?) Imperial Guard force versus Marines. Due to an almost suicidal final turn attack by Assault Marines - that actually turned into a rout of the Imperial infantry - the game ended in a draw, an excellent result for our first trial game.

Thats all folks - normal service resumes next week with a full Club meet.