Club News

Jim, Nick & Scott Saved The Day!

Everybody was gone. De duvel en zijn ouwe moer – beautiful Dutch for the whole goddamn crew – was last week at Poldercon, this week at Warcon or next week at the club, or at the next ABB 40K competitive tournament February 23rd. Emptiness all around. Nobody booked. We almost canceled this club day – two tables is more or less a minimum. We’re heading towards 40 members and still – was this Abandonment Day?

But Nick & Scott booked and showed up and played a fun 40K game.

Tanks. Or should Nick say: ‘Thanks?’. Thanks to his tank he won the battle.

Nick joined us last month and today Scott also undersigned a contract in blood, with us devils. Welcome! May you live merrily ever after!

Besides, we had a newcomer, Jim. I played a quick game One Hour Wargames against him, with old 1/72 stuff donated by Rob and others. Excellent introductory game. 6 bases per side, simple rules, smart scenario’s – a fast kind of dice chess with good old soft plastics.

I lost. Did I mention that? I lost against a total newbie. I’ll try to forget this fateful day.

When Jim was gone I started to paint our new Napoleonic club army, cheap HäT 28mm Bavarians, 92 figures for only 30 euro, for the Sharp Practice game day. It’s an upgraded 1/72 set cast in hard plastic, excellent value for money.

Sure, single piece hard plastics are not as finely detailed as the ‘heroic’ 28mm fatboys in resin sold by Warlord etc. Or white metal miniatures. However they can be painted quickly and are useful, cheap playing pieces that look good enough at arm’s length on any table.

Finished examples, courtesy of Scott McPhee

I will speedpaint, quickshade & base them for the Sharp Practice event in March, and publish my own painting review later.

Next club day: upcoming Sunday. don’t forget to book, otherwise we might cancel… 🙁

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Mistletoe Wargaming: Snow On 1st 2020 Club Day

Our New Year Resolution was: to start the year with a bang, a game, big robots and snow on the table! Let It Snow!

The trophy for the best picture today goes to StevenE.

Jingle Bells!

We had a club Dropzone game, with Rob, Rogier, Steven, Jonathan and me as umpire. I robbed the christmas store and added LED’s. Here’s the result.

Mark and Espen had robbed the Albert Heijn and played Flames of War between the AH promo christmas model houses.

The right 15mm size!

Dino, Alessio, Chris and Frank played a big robot game and celebrated that 40.000 is one year nearer.

Robots! Let’s kiss them under the mistletoe! And let many more club days come! Next: 19 january, check the website!

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Best Wishes For 2020!

What will next year bring to our club of wargamers?

  • After Brexit, the pound will crash. Finally, wargaming will become a very cheap hobby.
  • GW invents ‘Auto Paint’. Auto Paint is a new multicoloured wash that automatically and magically paints every part of miniature in the right colour.
  • NATO will be renamed as ‘North Atlantic Tin Soldier Organization’
  • Celebrities like Justin Bieber and Leonardo DiCaprio will publicly declare that they have been wargamers for a very long time. Suddenly, our hobby is not a geek hobby anymore. Beautiful girls will ask you to bring your favorite miniature to their bedroom, and want you to teach them how to paint to wake their ‘orc inside me’. They will abandon their Porsche Cayenne-boyfriend.
  • In Damascus, the world powers, terrorist organizations, and presidents from Middle Eastern countries agree to spare human lives and fight with dice and hard plastic or white metal figures from now on.
  • The first female pope, Scarlett Johannson I, will open the exhibition ‘Mike’s Mighty Miniatures’ in the Sixtine Chapel in Vatican City, thousands of figures secretly painted by Michelangelo in the 15th century.

And the most radical development:

  • You’re going to paint all your miniatures, even the last one. No lead or plastic pile anymore, ever!

Happy New Year and all the best in 2020!

picture: courtesy of the fantasyhammer blog: