Colonial game!

>> Sunday 26 December 2010

Firstly - a very Happy Christmas and New Year to all our readers!

We did a colonial skirmish at the last 2010 meeting at the club on 18/12/2010. To see a writeup please visit my blog at

Ian(left), Lawrence and Phil!

                                                     Natives and Sikhs join battle!

Enjoy! - See you all in 2011!!!


More club pics

>> Saturday 20 November 2010

This Saturday we had several games on, the prettiest was a (modified) WAB game pitting Cromwells New Noddle army against Poles!

Ian, Phil and Steve hard at it!

Right wing Cromwellian horse and dragoons

Steves Polish Winged Hussars (drool,drool!)

Steves game face!

The other three Napoleonic games and (right) an Ancient one.


What else was happening?

>> Sunday 14 November 2010

As you can see below, we were having another Viking skirmish, but other games were on too!

 Firstly - a 6mm Napoleonic game using 'Grande Armee'- this really seems to be gaining popularity amongst the Napoleonic gang.
They do do 'Wings of War' now again too though.....

As usual, Pete, Frankie and Craig were using their beloved 'Great Captains' rules for Ancients, and managed a couple of games - quick system huh?
 Of course, the rest of the Napoleonic players were doing 15mm Napoleonics using 'Empire' rules....

This was a typical day at TWC, and an average turnout, despite the fact that Newcastle were at home!

Next week we are doing Warhammer for an ECW game, should be interesting?


Einar nee naa naa!

>> Saturday 13 November 2010

The Viking game we did at the club today (13th Nov 2010) is viewable on my blog at:

Hope you enjoy it!


A day at the club...

>> Sunday 7 November 2010

Sadly - I had to work this Saturday (6th Nov 2010) - but did manage to pop in and take a few snaps..

Ian (left) , and Ezza- visiting the club from London, and most welcome!

Ian, Lawrence and Ezza were playing a 1940 WW2 skirmish...

With a little armoured support.

A 6mm Napoleonic game

Steve was playing Lloyd, and appeared to be enjoying himself!

Craig (left) and Pete doing their usual 'Great Captains' Ancient games.

The 15mm Napoleonic brigade. Lawrence (back left) appears to be calling in reinforcements?

I couldnt stay sadly, I had family visiting. Ezza has been trying to get to the club for several months and its typical I wasnt there when he finally made it. Ah well! - Round 2 of our Viking game next week!


Wings of War game - with SE5s!

>> Monday 1 November 2010

The link to my blog AAR on this game is at:



Frederickian manoeuvering

>> Sunday 31 October 2010

Hi there!

Our last 7 years war game is up on my blog:

Hope you like it!


Wings of War Solo rules

>> Friday 15 October 2010

These are up on our club download page again! - feel free to download them and tell us what you think!



Club closed on Saturday 16/10/10

>> Thursday 14 October 2010


Sadly, the club is not on next Saturday as the Church needs the hall for something!

We will be back up and running the week after (23rd October)- and look forward to seeing you there!


New Samurai Skirmish game report!

>> Sunday 10 October 2010

Yay! - the long wait is over for another Samurai scenario!

My report is on my Blog:

Hope you enjoy it!

(pics courtesy of Lawrence!)


Re Wings of War Solo rules

>> Monday 4 October 2010

Regrettably, Andrea at Nexus games have asked for the Solo wings of War rules to be deleted as they contain original artwork components.

I will endeavour to recreate them using my fabled Word skills and then have them back on the downloads page as soon as possible!

If anyone wants a particular Manoeuvre deck done before any others so you can get on and play, please contact me at 



Wars of the Roses skirmish game

>> Sunday 3 October 2010


We had a fierce and bloody little encounter on 2nd October - the details are on my Blog:

Hope you enjoy it!

Dont forget!-To view the full sized images just click on them!


Wings of War games September 25th 2010

>> Tuesday 28 September 2010

Here is a link to my Blog again -


Nyah! - Am I the only one posting to this club blog? - come on guys- if I can do it anyone can!

Here are some pics of Lloyd and Steves game...

As usual it looked great! - well done chaps!


WW2 game September 2010

>> Monday 20 September 2010

Greetings fellow Wargamelings!

I have a write up on our last WW2 skirmish on my blog:

Hope you like it....


New contact details!

>> Wednesday 15 September 2010

If anyone wants to contact me directly about rules and anything else, please E-Mail me at

Thanks y'all!



>> Tuesday 17 August 2010

Thought I'd post a little update. The next meeting will be on the 11th September as the 4th will be taken up with the Border Reiver Show at Newcastle Arena. I'm sure the Club will be putting on a game but I don't have the details yet.

[EDIT] The game will apparently be a Thirty Years War game using amended Great Captains rules.

There have been a few additions to the Downloads page for Richard's rules, the latest being a Late Medieval Supplement.

Look forward to seeing everyone there and to the resumptions of games next month - assuming I manage to get down to play any!




New French and Indian Wars Game AAR

>> Wednesday 4 August 2010

French and Indian war skirmish – June 2010

The Colonial forces consisted of about 30 irregular rangers and 2 small parties of allied Indians (Mohawks and Delawares).

The French were composed of a Compagnie Franche de la Marine (Naval free company) and some Hurons.

The French force is a raiding party in camp alongside a tributary of the Monongahela River.(The French are deployed and run by the solo system)

The Colonial forces have spotted the French and are moving up to ambush them.
The Battle
After some discussion, the Mohawks decided to scout up the left of the river while the Delawares, accompanied by 3 rifle armed scouts moved up the right, intending to halt near a ford and snipe at any officers.
The (noisy!) rangers were to push up on the Indians right and try to outflank the French position.
If all went to plan, the Mohawks would attract the attention of the French who would pursue down the river and get shot up by enfilade fire from the Rangers and the Delawares. None of the participants thought they could get into proper ambush positions round the French clearing without being spotted!
All the colonial forces began to advance along their planned routes. However, almost as soon as they started, the Mohawks spotted a camped group of Courours de Bois on the hill ahead of them. So much for the plan!
The Mohawks spread out and fired at the French, who, surprised by this sudden assault fell back to some nearby woods.
Alerted by the gunfire, the French and Indians in the clearing began to spread out and probe forward.
Seeing this the Delawares and Rangers moved rapidly towards the river facing the French attempting to seize a ford before the French reached it.
The Delawares ran straight into 2 bands of Hurons guarding the ford,
and after taking casualties fell back to a small hill behind. The Hurons pursued across the ford only to be counter charged by the Delawares and wiped out.
The Rangers reached the river and came under fire from several groups of French. Very quickly the rangers drove the remaining French from the hill and followed up.
On the Colonials left, the Mohawks, having seen off the Courours moved through a wood and attacked several groups of French moving towards them. The speed and ferocity of the attack left the French no time to deploy properly.
Other groups of French and Indians tried to push down along the side of the river, but Mohawk archers shooting from cover drove them off.
The French officers moved forward to try and organise their men only for the scouts to kill one of them with Rifle fire. On this, the mauled French melted away into the woods and retreated back towards Nouvelle-France.
The Colonial force had suffered less than 10 casualties, and having destroyed the French force when they had only wanted to break it up would have expected a very happy and glorious return to their homes!

(Text by Richard (Herkybird), Pictures by Lawrence and Richard, Rules Clubs own)


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