40th Aniversary Weekend 2nd Edition Dnd and Gettysburg

A couple of weeks ago the club celebrated its 40th anniversary with a two day gaming session.

The RPG group decided to got retro and run an old school dnd second edition game which is a dim and distant memory for some of the clubs members. We also ran a large Gettysburg game. The weekend kicked off at the nearby pub to fill up with a full English.


Our Dm quickly has  last minute look at the DnD 2end Ed rules just how does surprise work again


The Second Edition Game in full flight haven’t rolled so many d6 in a dnd game for years

dnd 2nd edition The Tactical board for getysburg
tactical-board Gettysburg boards being being set up geteysburg-setup

The Battle of Getysburg in full flow taken towards the end of the first day

getysburg-towrdas the end of teh first day

Colours 2009 Picketts Charge,with Elves

Our game for Colours this year was  was “Picketts Charge,with Elves” using High Elves for the Union, and Dark Elves for the Confederates, we played 4 games of the 3rd day at Gettysburg,using Fire and Fury Rules.

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We had a great amount of interest from the Public, and 2 magazines took pictures, so we may well be in Battlegames, and Miniature Wargames in a few months!

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Previously we did day 2 of Gettysburg at campaign with more historically accurate figures you can see our pics of that game here

Gettysburg – At Campaign 09

Some pictures of the clubs large Day 2 and 3 of Gettysburg 15mm ACW game at last weekends Campaign Wargames show.  We had done an alternate day 1 of Gettysburg at the club which lead to a different day 2.

Saturday Day 2 a shot looking down the battlefield prior to setting out any figures with Gettysburg in the foreground with Seminary ridge running down the center of the board. Confederates are on the left and far end.


Day 3 the union side pondering


Zoaves  advancing through a wheat field.


Longstreets Corps puts in attack on seminary ridge, in our Game Longstreets corps and Pickets division in particular where a lot more successful managing to tun the union flank round the Gettysburg end of seminary ridge. time ran out as Longstreet was bringing up the Corps artillery to form a grand battery to bombard the town.


Figures are 15mm

Rules Fire and Fury

Large ACW Game at our All Day Sunday Event

We had our last all day event of 2008 last week end and most of the room was take up with a very big ACW game. 

The scenario was a “what if” set around day 1 of Gettysberg. The table depicts the area further to the north, with the confederates attacking the Union whilst it is strung out in line of march. Also JEB Stewart, CSA Cavalry commander is available, whereas historicly he was on a scouting mission out to the east, and didn’t play a major part in the battle at all. Dave, Graham and Martyn were the rebs, with Steve Wilson, Derek, Barry, Steve Mawson, and Terry as the Union. Mark played an excellent umpire. the day ended with the CS eventually pushing the north off of thier initial positions and gaining the high ground, but at the cost of the confederate cavalry recieving a mauling, losing JEB Stewart, and one of our other famous commanders Hood also fell. The union at the last, fell back to good positions around Gettysberg town, and Seminary ridge. We are poised for a day 2!

Here we see the team setting up


Barry pausing between turns


Chow time with the Union and Rebels


Ill try and get some more info on the rules sets figures and points deployed

We also had a DnD4th edition Game with 5 of the RPG section