Sunday, 12 September 2010

Border Reiver - Newcastle

Last week a small group of us from the Yorkshire Coast Wargamers traveled up to Newcastle for the Border Reiver show. There was Tim, Stuart and myself, unfortunately Peeler was unable to come as he had to work. I organised the game which was a fantasy game called Hordes, basically it's a big brutal beasty bash set in a fantasy world. I must say a big thank you to Phil from Forge Games for lending us his gaming board for our games, thoroughly nice guy and it was nice to have our game set up in front of his stall mainly because he sells the figures we were using. Here's a little battle report from one of the games.

The two forces set up in opposing corners of the board. Stuart was commanding the Khador which are the ones in red and I was commanding the Legion of Everblight in blue.

Stuart won the initiative and begins to move his units forward to attack.

Unfortunately for me my beasts spent a number of turns attacking each other due to being frenzied. Then one of my little beasts goes into a frenzy and decides to have a go at one of Stuart's Warmachines which is then backed up by another. Miraculously the little beast survived.

The rest of my army begins to get involved and begins to push the enemy back towards their deployment zone.

I then moved my warlock round to try to eliminate Stuart's Warcaster and win the game

Unfortunately it all seems to be part of Stuart's cunning plan and his warjack breaks away from combat and....well I think you can guess the rest huge mechanical monstrocity vs a human, there was only ever going to be one result.

A little victory shot at the request of Stuart.

Here are some pictures of some of the other games. Was also good to meet up with Norman again.

We set off just before 3:00 as we hadn't had anything to eat (we decided not to pay £3 for a burger) instead we headed off to the Metro Centre for something to eat and jolly nice it was too. We then amazingly managed to go into a model shop there without spending anything (shock horror). We got back to Tim's house and had a chat and cuppa then Stuart and I went home. We all agreed it had been a good day out and are looking forward to the next one.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Sheffield Toy Soldier show

Last week a group of us from the YCW went to the Sheffield Toy Soldier show. There was Tim, Peeler Jordan and myself. On the way through we stopped off at the highwayman on the A64 for our usual morale boosting brekkie :) Fully fed and ready for the day ahead we carried onto the venue for the show only missing it once so it was pretty good going.
The show was really good and was slightly different to your standard wargames show in that there were different stalls selling items other than figures. Our game was set up at the back of the hall.

The food was really good, in my opinion it was much better than the usual stuff you get from other shows. The show was really busy early on but I was amazed how quickly it went quiet. It did allow me to get a good deal on a box of terrain for my fantasy games. I got this whole box of terrain for £7

We left after 3:00 to set off back home after a really enjoyable day, we got back to Tim's just after 5:00 and stopped for a cuppa and a natter. I got home just after 7:00 so I got back in plenty of time for Top Gear, just to round off a really good day. Thanks to Peeler, Jordan and Tim for a great day. I will definately be visiting this show again in the future.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Elvington 2010 show pics

First up I'd like to apologize for the lack of activity on the site lately, have just been too busy to put anything up. Secondly I'd like to welcome all the new followers, thanks for joining and hope you enjoy the site.
Right, onto the main subject of this post. The Elvington show was on the 8th and 9th of May. The YCW bunch went there both days to put on a series of games demonstrating the range of stuff we do.

We started the day off in the usual manner of refuelling ourselves for the day ahead with the traditional "fat boy's breakfast".

We then set about getting the table ready, here's Tim's "Toy Soldiers" game, notice the Briton's cows in the field, a nice little touch I think.

This was an interesting little game near to ours, it aimed to compress the whole of WWII into a tactical map based game, quite nifty.

Here's a few of the other games that were being played in the hanger.

Back on our table we set up a range of other games including, WWI, Colonial, Fantasy and ACW

Here's the backdrop to the show, rather impressive, I can't think of any other shows with a backdrop to match.
To cap off what was already a great day, our group was awarded runner up for the best participation game. Here's Tim accepting the prize.

and finally a close up of the trophy.
Well, I hope you all enjoyed the pictures and I will try not to leave such a large space of time between posts next time lol.
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