Sunday, October 5, 2014

NWA's Open Day - part four

The final post covering our club open day covering the games that didn't fit into a special category.

We had a nice looking game from the Russian Civil War. This is the first time this period has been featured at the club and club members Richard Bradley and Jon Bunce put together a great looking game. The rules used are Triumph and Tragedy.

The objective of the game was the Russian royal family had to escape the clutches of the evil red Russians while the White Russians tried to stop them.

Some lovely looking armoured cars in this game.

Our good friends from the Berwick Wargamers brought along their popular fictional 70s African game using the Chain of Command rules. The was also featured at. Little Wars but it is worth another look at an excellent game.

The Lord of the Rings gang put on a nice battle of Osgiliath game.

And so that was it for another year. I really do think we raised the bar again for Open Day displays
All the games were of a very high quality and they really do illustrate why NWA is the best wargaming club in the country (IMHO).

Bye for now.

NWA's Open Day - part three!

Hello all,

This is the second last post covering our club's open day from August. Life seemed to get in the way last month but I am back with a vengeance this month with several things to post about.

The last area to cover from the open day was the World War II section. I have already covered my own display game of the battle of Arnhem but there were three other WWII games on show including two Battle of The Bulge games. Both Bulge games used Flames of War. The first game was a historical refight of Pieper's charge. The other games was a replay of the climatic battles of the Hollywood film Battle of The Bulge complete with US Patton tanks playing the role of the German Tigers!
The film had Telly Sevalas' Chaffee with missing Turret and also featured a helicopter film crew to film all the unhistorical goodness!

So on to the pictures!

Pieper's Charge!

A Thunderbolt spies some tempting targets!

The US infantry dug in defenders

Panthers lead the way.

Panthers break through!

The Hollywood version

Massed tank battles

German "Tigers"

Henry Fonda's scout plane.

The Film Crew

The Fuel dump

The Tiger's last grasp to reach their objective!

This game was very well planned and really captured the unhistorical glory of a rather bad war film.
It justly won best display for this year's open day.