Friday, 10 November 2017

New Books

I've been adding a few books to my collection recently, all based in and around my favorite period of history.

The first Marlborough's Other Army, was bought at Broadside back in June, I gave it to my wife as it was going to be used as my Father's Day pressie from the kids. Unfortunately we both forgot about the book. I found it again a few weeks ago, still in the bag from when I bought it.
Its a little late in time period for me, but you rarely see anything from these battles on the warganing table. The last time I saw this being played was a great looking game from Southend Wargames Group a few years back.
Steve Ede-Borrett's The Army of James II was an absolute must for anyone with even the slightest interest in the period.
Edwin at Diplomatist books had the next book up for sale, The Siege of Londonderry 1689. I thought this'd be a great addition to my collection. Cheers Edwin
Lastly on a trip to Rochester I picked up the last book, Monmouth's Rebels by Peter Earle.

Now I've only had a quick flick through all the books and shall look forward to giving them a day!

Saturday, 28 October 2017

SELWG 2017

Better late than never
Here's my take on SELWG 2017......
I've always loved SELWG, ever since getting into the daft hobby of ours many moons ago. I'm sorry to say that the show seemed to have slipped in the past few years IMHO, but this year I'm extremely happy to say it was back to its very best!
Yes there were a few traders and games missing, but it was still a crackin' show!
The standard of games were excellent and most were historical for a change!!!

Well that was a first... me and Postie were the first to arrive!
Tickets numbers 1 & 2!
And Postie still managed to push in!

My favourite game of the show went to Gravesend Wargames Club's  WWII game, Taking the Pissoir

Is that you?

South London Warlords - Invasion of the  Dalaks!!

Anti-Alchemists - Texas War of Independence 1835

Essex Warriors - Siege of Maldon 917AD

Me and Postie bumped into that famous wargaming dame, Tamsin.
No I'm not that tall, they're just both very very short!
(Pinched from BigLee's blog)

Crawley Wargames Club - Landsnecht!

I want one!!!!

Deal Wargmes Club - 7TP v the Panzers
Prudka River 4th Sept 1939
The Ugly Little Monster Burned like a Torch

Maidstone Wargames - Fenris

 Granville & Arkwright
BigLee and Clint

Friday Night Fire Fight 

Simon Miller - To the Strongest
The Battle of Ruspina

Not sure who - Looks like Napoleonics?

Or is that you?

Peter Pig - Spanish Civil War

Eastbourne Wargames Club - ACW
Using Trevor from Redoubt Minis collection

Loughton Strike Force - General de Armee

Upstairs near the Bring & Buy

Gravesend Gamers Guild - Panzer Vor

GLC Games Club - Mission: The Red Badge of Courage

Society of Ancients - Sentinum 295BC

Newbury & Reading Wargames Society - Stoke Field 1487

The games are in full swing

Streatham & Tooting - WotR or Condottieri?

Shepway Wargamers - Brittania 417AD

Bring & Buy

Tunbridge Wells Wargames Society - Sand & Salami
WWII El Ghiblets Nov 1940

The Headless Man on a Spit boys!!