Saturday, November 26, 2016

Wyvern Wargamers - Winter All Dayer 2016 Part 1

There is nothing like an all dayer to get the creative juices following or the cold sweat of panic knowing you have less than 24 Hrs to get figures battlefield ready.

Tomorrow the Wyverns revisiting the Zulu Wars with Col Pearson's Right Flank Column crossing the iNyezane Drift.

We shall be using the Daniel Mersey's - The Men Who Would Be Kings rules. With 90 points aside on offer - The Zulu's really will be thick as grass...
But still time to recruit a unit of sharp shooters to slow the British advance.

Full AAR to follow....

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Warfare 2016

Sunday saw our annual trip down to Reading for Warfare, the last show of 2016.
Thanks to all those who stopped by. We were looking recreate an element of the the Battle of the Somme and the push for Albert, a detailed overview can be found here.

Thanks for Paul and Sally at Kallistra for supply the fantastic terrain, the Hexon system is really the only choice for creating the necessary trench lines on this scale.

Some pics of the battle as it unfolded.

The battlefield, British on the left and German Machine guns on the right.

The Germans man the trenches a poor roll by me meant that the British Artillery failed to surpress many of the MG's apart from the very last 3 on the far right.
The Brtish reach the wire but suffered over 1000 casualties within the first hour of play.
The German defenders in the mine crater suffered as the British looked to break into the first line of defence.
The mine on the British right had smashed the German trenches and the loss of three of the seven Machine guns and weakened the German left allowing the Brits to push through on to the second line after fighting had ranged all day in the forward trenches.

Meanwhile on the British left the Trenches were in partial British hands but the Albert Road and village was still heavily defended.
As a gentle reminder what was waiting for me on the paint table at home, our next door neighbors  Steve Deeprose put on a fantastic looking Egypt game...... Right back to the brushes those Frenchies will not paint themselves.


Saturday, November 19, 2016

1 Sleep till Warfare

For many Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, but for wargamers surely Warfare is that day?
Time to buy all those presents for yourself that you really want on Christmas morning...

The Wyverns will be supporting our good friends Kallistra running a large WW1 encounter using their Raging Empires Rules. A fast placed game allowing you to game trench warfare on a large scale.

Drop by and say hello you are always welcome to come and roll some dice.