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Show Report - Attack 2017
This weekend, my local club (Devizes) held its annual show, ‘Attack’.
I feel this is the quintessential ‘old school’ type of show; a good but limited
range of traders, plus a decent number of demo/participation games that are not
too flashy and, on the whol...

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Boardgame session 9July2017
It has been a while since my last post. Our diary has been
pretty packed for most of 2017 so far, and gaming (especially wargaming) has therefore
taken a back seat. On Sunday, our friends Val and Chris came for a boardgame
session, and I was keen to revive ...

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Off the painting table (June 2017)
As mentioned in an earlier post, I planned to upgrade my
France 1940 forces from 6mm to 15mm. I purchased the necessary figures from
Peter Pig and based them on FoW bases. The decals , plus a couple of FT-17
tanks, were bought from Battlefront. Rather than ...

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UKGE 2017 show report
UKGE 2017: NEC Birmingham, 2 nd & 3 rd June 2017 Elaine and I went to UKGE 2017 to meet our friends, Val and
Chris. The Friday turned out to be one of ‘those’ days. We got up early,
planning to get to Birmingham for doors opening at 11:30 am. I let our dog,...

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Boardgame session: 21May17
A busy weekend; on Saturday we travelled to London to see
Ballet Rambert perform Ghost Dances at Sadler’s Wells (wonderful – we last saw
this in York 36 years ago!). On Sunday we visited Val and Chris and played a
single game of ‘Lords of Vegas’, which was ...

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Thoughts about Blitzkrieg Commander version 3
I have not
played Blitzkrieg Commander (BKC) for many years; I’m not sure why because I
generally liked the mechanisms and the games that resulted. Interestingly I
have played more games using the modern ‘sister’ set of rules, Cold War
Commander (CWC), usin...

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On the Painting Table (May 2017)
I always try and paint up the freebies given out at the
Salute show as soon as possible (otherwise they sit on my lead pile for ever).
This year the figure was a Russian revolutionary woman flag-bearer. In
addition, the entry bag contained a strange fantasy...

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First impressions on Battlegroup Tobruk
I don’t intend to write a review of the ‘Battlegroup’ series
of rules because I did this in an earlier blog post (Oct 2016), and I recommend
readers to view the earlier post to get a better idea about my thoughts. Instead
I want to look at the new ‘Tobruk’ ...

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Salute show 2017
It is that time of year again when I make my pilgrimage to
Salute at Excel. In some ways I find the show too big to enjoy, but it is the
venue where many new releases appear and you can get a feel for what is ‘hot’
in the hobby. In addition, Elaine and I al...

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On the Painting Table (April 2017) part 2
Following on from my games of The Men Who Would Be Kings
(see previous post), I realised I had a box of Perry plastic 28mm British
Afghan/Sudan figures sitting in my ‘to-do’ box. So, I decided to make up and
paint a couple of British units to add to my coll...
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