Where playing with toy soldiers is the whole point - and sharing the joy of doing so. And keeping a record of what's been done and what is still awaiting completion. A note of caution for those unfamiliar: this activity can be remarkably addictive and take over your free time. Well, now wait a minute, it's so much fun that shouldn't be a problem. Oh, that's right. It's not!
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Not always but it is so in this case. Dave R. ran a game at a club meeting this past Sunday using a set of rules called Peninuslar Pastimes by Donald Featherstone. Unfortunately, yet again, I was not able to stay and play but I did get by to take some photos and come back later to check in and see how things were going - no camera on the second trip. Keep in mind the photos were taken while the game was being set up. I just wanted to get some sort of a game - and club - report up even though I've yet to get a game in this year. By the by, I do participate with more than one local club.
Above is the windmill.
And the town setting up.
That is Dave with the top of his hat towards the camera with Chris behind him.
And Greg, aka the 'impostor.'
That fine young man in the foreground is Hal. He's seen a game or two.
Where we meet - central heat and air, carpet, lots of tables, lots of chairs, friendly staff - a local library.
And for variety, this was a game - I think - of Magic Realm. Aaron of the illuminated smoke puffs is in action. With new blood and too infrequent games recently, I'm guilty of not knowing everyone's name.
The man with the flag on his shirt his Harry, a very fine painter of figures. No, that is not the rising sun.
And the here we have George facing the camera, Charlie in the electric blue, his son diagonal and I don't recall the name of the man in the checkered shirt, new blood. I believe there was someone on the other side of Charlie. Game of Thrones? I'm all adrift in the whole fantasy gaming environment. And plan to keep it that way! But we have lots of members who enjoy such shenanigans.
Take Mike on the left (I hope I remembered that right) and Joe, another great painter on the right. And this was WH Fantasy Battles I'm pretty sure.
Back to Plancenoit, some of the cavalry during setup.
Chris seems to be plotting something sinister...
An overview of the game but without all the troops in place yet.
The hand of the great and powerful Dave.
The cavalry is multiplying.
And a last shot of the town. Again, the above photos were all taken during game setup.
Dave always provides a nice after action report on the club site which can be found here:
Well, not exactly. But I did add a link to David Bickley's blog (I hope I got his name right). His is a favorite blog to visit. And it also shows I'm not completely biased towards the United States. This is a worldwide hobby.
So far my desire for more games this year hasn't worked out very well - not a game yet. And none in sight because of massive amounts of overtime for the next couple of weeks. I'm hoping this busy period will lay the ground work for more gaming time later.