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Club Unlocked Again!

Dankzij God, Sigmar, the Emperor en andere leden van het kabinet zijn buurthuizen weer open. Dat betekent dat wargame-bijeenkomsten weer zijn toegestaan.

De bar mag voorlopig nog niet open en mensen moeten zich van te voren aanmelden. Mondkapjes zijn vooralsnog verplicht tenzij een medische uitzondering op je van toepassing is. Publiek kan nog niet langskomen, geregistreerde leden wel. Maximum van 30 mensen. Hopelijk normaliseert de situatie in Nederland snel.


Our government has decided to allow community centers to reopen. So we can meet again for wargames. We scheduled new club meetings for the upcoming weeks. Check the calendar.

Bar is closed until further relaxation. Face masks are mandatory in all public buildings unless you have a medical exception. You must make a reservation in advance. Only registered members are allowed, for the moment. 30 players max.

We hope the whole situation will finally return to the 2019 normal asap, just like everybody in the whole wide world.

Bolt Action Arnhem Memorial Game

Our British friend Chris Brown yearly visits Holland to organize and umpire a Grand Table Bolt Action multiplayer game in the NH Rijn Hotel in Arnhem. We joined a game in 2016. About his annual game in 2021 he wrote us:

We are running another wargame event over the commemorative weekend at Arnhem – 17/18/19th September.  We have set up a Facebook page (link) where you can find more information and/or PM me if you have any questions.

These events are not like tournaments or conventions/shows. We prefer smaller, informal atmosphere so we limit the number of players to 50 at the very most.   Naturally the general theme is Operation Market Garden. The venue is the NH Rijn Hotel which incorporates the old Rhine Pavilion, which was a battle location in its own right in 1944; it is the Art Deco building you can just see behind the Stug, so it is right in the middle of a major axis of the battle. We can arrange rooms at the hotel at a very fair price — where else can you have your breakfast in a former battle site? The general idea is that we will have games in the evening so you can explore the battle areas by day, but if you want to spend the whole time playing that’s OK too – the gaming room will be available from about 1030 each day.
Naturally the theme is Operation Market Garden and there will be a lot of Bolt Action going on. Don’t worry if you do not have a suitable army; we will lend you one.  There will be tables for ‘standard-sized’ BA games, but also a number of large multi-player games too. We also hope to have some Rapid Fire and Battlegroup and also a demonstration of our own company-level fast-play game ‘Fire for Effect’.  The player fee is UKP 70.00, preferably by Paypal, but we can make other arrangements if necessary.  

More on his Facebook page. We heartily recommend this event!

2nd lockdown locks our club down

In het Nederlands: het feest is even over, mannen! Wijkcentra dicht dus Pontania gesloten. We hopen dat de heropening eerder komt dan de herverkiezing van Donald Trump :-).

In English for our expat members:

Clubs that played in pubs or restaurants closed three weeks ago. We Amsterdam wargamers had been lucky so far, because community centers stayed open. But the extra restrictions last week have forced Pontania to close the doors for at least 2 weeks. As you may have guessed already.

We hope that our prime minister will allow community centers to reopen asap. Unfortunately, he’s not a wargamer.

So no club events for the time being and for the next two (?) weeks. We hope for the best.