Here are a collection of photos taken during one of our club nights in May. Apologies for the delay in posting them. The fault lies with Yahoo who marked the email containing them as spam 😦
First off some shots from the 20mm WWII table.
British armour moves through the fearful Bocage
German defensive position around the church
German held village
The German combat debut is dead - it is an Sdkfz9 Famo with an 88mm Flak gun
British Achilles Tank Destroyers - in front - 2 dead Cromwells
Not all the WWII games that night were 20mm, there was also some Flames of War action on view.
Flames of War - Western Desert 1942
Flames of War
But it isn’t all WWII . . .
Warmachine - Khador
Warhammer ECW game
Seven Years War: Prussians v Russians
And if the games weren’t enough there was also the presentation of the trophy for the Warhammer Fantasy competition . . .
Dave hands the Trophy to Mark
Last Saturday a handful of Gladiators visited the Rushden Phoenix club for their “Rushden Rumble” Warhammer doubles tournament. Here’s some pictures from the event which was a rip-roaring success.
The competitors assemble
One of the themed boards
The Best Sportsmen Award
The Most Bloodthirsty (most VP)
All I can say is that John and I played the “Most Bloodthirsty” players in round one and beat them 17-3, so they didn’t get those VP from us 🙂
Above are the winners who were using Dwarves & Daemons.
The Wooden Spoon
And finally, Dave and Mike collect the Wooden Spoons – despite winning their first game. I’m not sure how you managed that, chaps.
Here are the promised other pictures from our regular Monday club night (November 2nd).
Here we have some of the RPG players. The don’t bite – honest!
I think they are playing D&D - yes the original one
Next up a bit of 40k . . .
Tau vs Ultramarines
Tau vs Ultramarines (again)
There was also a competition game going on. Lizards vs Orcs & Goblins.
Dave's Orcs give Daiv's Engine of the Gods a wide berth.
And finally a game of Agricola. A family of 5 and a big stone house FTW!
Lots of serious pondering going on
Here are some shots from our regular Monday club night (November 2nd).
The Soviets Launch their attack
The Soviets advance. SU-122, KV9 and KV1 in shot.
A SU-122 is hit and brews up!
A defending PzIII, plus secret weapon a lime green tape measure in the background
A Marder III anti-tank platoon lays in wait . . .
The Marders knock out their first T34
More club-night shots of the other games to follow. Watch this space.
Here are some pictures taken by club member Steve Welch during Monday’s meeting. As you can see there was a lot going on.
So many games
GW games were well represented, with two Warhammer games, and one 40K game being played.
First up we have Rob’s High Elves waiting to be smashed by John’s Warriors of Chaos.
It's looking good so far . . .
Next we have Ogre vs Dwarves. Some more paint required on those Dwarves . . .
The Giant charges forward
The 40k game was Dark Angels vs Nids. I’m not sure who won, but Mike the Nid player was stilling smiling afterwards, but he may just be of a cheerful disposition.
Dreadnought vs Carnifex
The swarm approaches
Next up we have a shot of Dave, Stephen, Ove & Agnes playing Smallworld.
Dave explains the rules
And then there’s the Roleplayers. They don’t bite (much).
I’m not sure if the Fields of Glory players bite, but they do put plenty of lead on the table. Medieval Germans vs Poles (I think).
Fields of Glory
And finally a WWII game using the Peter Guilder rules. Somewhere in Russia 1943 . . .
The Soviets prepare to assault.
The Soviets advance
The T-34's attack
A German 88 attempts to stem the tide
The Soviets breakthrough
For once I remembered to take my camera along to a club night. Now all I need to do is get the hang of using the thing.
Below we have a game of Cuttthroat Caverns in the foreground and a Runequest session in the background.
Boardgames and Roleplayers
Richard and Steve introduce a new member to the Russian Front. 20mm WWII.
WWII Russian front
Martyn’s Demonhunters finally took to the table, only to be thrashed all ends up by Ashleigh’s Imperial Guard.
The finger of doom points to the action in a game of Warmaster. Dark Elves vs High Elves (I think).
Next we have a some close up shots from the WWII game. The first shot shows a KV2 with an unusual long barreled gun making its combat debut. Combat debuts rarely go well at the Gladiators and the KV already has its turret jammed. Time to ram the fascists then Comrade!
Combat debut - KV2
Here we have some of the Germans opposing the KV. Including a Pz I command tank.
And finally, a shot of some of the lovely terrain being used.
The city square
As you can see quite a varied night at the club.
Newcomers always welcome!
Some more pictures from the 35th anniversary weekend. Most are from the large 7YW game.
First up the Prussians prepare to assault the village.
Prussians prepare to cross the river
Next we see the advancing Prussian columns screened by skirmishers on their left.
Prussian columns advance screened by skirmishers
Next up we have a view of the table from the siegeworks. You can see the Prussian High Command in the distance.
The Prussian High Command view the battlefield
The Russians lost the village to an early assault, but then made several spirited attempts to regain it. Pictured below is one of them.
The Russians attempt to take back the village
Next we have a picture of the main Russian siege line. Note the skirmishers deployed to the rear facing backwards. They are waiting the arrival of the Prussian columns.
The Russian seige line
Finally a shot of Terry, who created the scenario, surveying the action in the center.
Terry surveys the action
There was also a large apocalypse game going on, which I took a couple of pictures of. I’ve no idea what’s going on here, but it looks like Chaos Space Marines vs Guard at this end.
And Orcs vs Marines at the other. Apparently the Stompa is pink. Yeah, right!