Thursday, 28 December 2017

X-Mas games on December 26th 2017: Congo + Fighter Plan 1915

 2 games, 6 players, participating in each game

First game: Congo:
Luc presenting the game, having also painted the figures and made the scenery.
 2 expediton players, 3 players for the indigenous warriors.
Each side having several groups:
expedition; Soldiers/ scouts/ adventurers /askaris/ suplement troops/special characters
Natives: bowmen/young warriors/fanatic warriors/ scouts/.special characters

Activation is with cards, that can be movement/ moral recovery/shooting, sometimes combined.
Each turn each side choses 3 cardswith different type of activation with diferent levels of initiative. Highest goes first.

Goal of our game was for the expedition to reach the fortified camp on the other side of the table.
The natives had to stop them.

Figthing/shooting results, end up with tookens and casualties.
Tokens can have different effects(loss in : movement/fighting/shooting/moral)

To have good effect of the rifles, we did send most of the expeditions groups to a large open space facing the bowmen group.

 Seperated from the main expedition groups, the askaris, armed with muskets, were almost whiped out by the young warriors.

The bowmen were outgunned. The fanatic warrios came in for a charge but, they too were not strong enough to make a difference . Both native groups reduced to a figure, no longer able to stop the expedition.

second game:WWI Fighter Plane 1915
Our club member, Adrien, inspired by Wings Of War, painted over 50 WWI planes and made a rule for dogfights.
One of his inovations is using different (12) levels of altitudes.
Fighters can only shoot at planes on the same level, or one difference.
Tail gunners can shoot up to 3 levels higher, one down.

3 different movments per turn, noted on a sheet, together with the level changes.

At the end of the 3 movements positions can result in planes targating each other.
The game ends after 10 turns.

 The German team was able to inflict 10 casualty points, the allies 9. No planes were shot down.

Narrow german victory

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Dinsdagnamiddag 26 December : gamedag - begin 20ste eeuw

2 Spellen:

WOI luchtgevechten gebracht door Adrien
foto's van het spel op Plastic & Steel. geïnspireerd door Wings of War.

Congo voorgesteld door Luc
Ik denk dat het om dit spel gaat:

om 14 bij mij (Dirk) in Denderleeuw
Voor wie nog niks heeft laten weten,  geef maar een seintje of het past.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Crisis: 5 years ago

Crsis 2012 at the local Antwerp tv station  ATV

brief view on our table - Pydna game

also made one of my first youtube postings :

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

A few more pics of Plastic & Steel 2017

The whole team of the Plataea game

 Persian and Spartan convertions by Gilbert

 Thebans facing the Athenians

Our other table: a game setup by Adrien based on Wings of War with great models!

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

WHAT I NEED: a 54mm Pompom gun

Pom pom pom pom pom pom pom! 

Boer firepower, assistance asked for!

For my 1/32 Boer Army I want a Pompom gun in the same scale. 
I'm aware that there were items like that available but that's not the case anymore (as far as I can now research). 

Possibly someone in my toy soldiers network has one available or can supply a clue on where to get it from.

If you can be of any assistance in this quest I hope you will leave a message below this article.

Thank you!

YES< I FOUND ONE, or TWO. Now awaiting pictures with 54mm scale figs

beside it, for scale indication. These  will come from Australia. (27/10/2017)

... a 54mm Anglo-Boer War Pompom gun...

Pom pom pom pom pom pom pom pom pom pom pom pom.....