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Anonymous
October 30, 2004 9:40:37 AM

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For those in the USA the day following Thanksgiving Holiday
(Thanksgiving is November 25, 2004), is a day when the wife goes
shopping and the less commercially interested attempt to digest that
"low carb diet" -- OK so maybe not so low carb.

The kids are out of school and most of us have the day off.

For those thinking of indulging in your hobby, what's up in your part of
the world?

In Spokane, looks like we will be doing something with 15mm American
Civil War. Rules and Scenario still being discussed.

If you happen to be in town, you are invited to dinner on the 25th and
the game on the 26th. Just drop me a line.

mjc

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Anonymous
October 30, 2004 10:23:35 AM

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We are planning a ww-II 20mm battle. I think eastern front.
Anonymous
October 30, 2004 4:51:10 PM

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"Quid Veritas" <quidveritas@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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> For those thinking of indulging in your hobby, what's up in your part of
> the world?
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Sadly, fitting in actual gaming is rather tricky at the moment.
Toss up between warhammer and sg2 ww2 as my next game.
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Anonymous
October 31, 2004 1:20:18 AM

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Just come back from the Warrior show in Gateshead. 3 cracking games of WAB
and really enjoyed myself.

Lots of old friends - and a couple of new ones - to chat to and get the low
down of what has been happening behind the scenes at GW.

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Justin Taylor
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Anonymous
October 31, 2004 8:26:11 PM

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> Just come back from the Warrior show in Gateshead. 3 cracking games of WAB
> and really enjoyed myself.

The WAB games certainly were very good, with well-painted armies - Mark
Muslek's Trojans were very eye-catching. I did expect a good selection of
cavalry armies to be involved in the tourney as we were allowing any book to
be used, but it seems only one went for a cavalry army (the Hunnic Light
Horse), two had a chariot/infantry mix, and the rest all went for
infantry-based armies, especially Vikings (of which there were 3 out of the
14 armies present).

I'm also pleased that the chat between the combatants was very social too -
giving each other hints/tips, swapping the usual "I would have won my last
game if....." stories, etc. A good example of wargaming at it's best.

Your VVV tape measures certainly went down a treat - a few of the players
were even using them in the games too!! Glad to see your Macedonians doing
well, but it's a shame about your non-performing artillery (did they hit
anything in any of your games??) :-P

With the success of the WAB tourney, us WABites in the club will be pushing
for another one next year at Warrior, with the view of expanding it to get
more players involved. I hope you'll make it for next year - we might even
fight against each other :-)


Jimi
Anonymous
November 1, 2004 3:04:13 AM

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"Glad to see your Macedonians doing
well, but it's a shame about your non-performing artillery (did they hit
anything in any of your games??) :-P"

My artillery failed to hit anything but they are mainly used to keep the
good units heads down. No-one likes putting their elite troops within range
of "no armour save" artillery.

Its the unfortunate thing about WAB that cavalry costs a hell of a lot of
points compared to its effectiveness and since we tend to fight on smallish
tables for 25mm figures, cavalry does not get a chance to really benefit
from its superior mobility. Perhaps if we played in 15mm and halved the
distances cavalry would see a come back.

What were the other competitions and what happened with them - I had my head
down in my own games I am afraid.

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Anonymous
November 1, 2004 4:39:06 AM

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> My artillery failed to hit anything but they are mainly used to keep the
> good units heads down. No-one likes putting their elite troops within
range
> of "no armour save" artillery.

I wish my Vikings had artillery :-(

> Its the unfortunate thing about WAB that cavalry costs a hell of a lot of
> points compared to its effectiveness and since we tend to fight on
smallish
> tables for 25mm figures, cavalry does not get a chance to really benefit
> from its superior mobility. Perhaps if we played in 15mm and halved the
> distances cavalry would see a come back.

My planned AOC armies will have a good number of cavalry in them, so I'll
find out what they can do. I do play Warhammer-ECW in 15mm (because the
armies available to us come via DBR - no need to buy 28mm ones) and it works
quite well. I guess WAB would do as well in 15mm - to downsize WECW from the
normal 28mm to 15mm we use centimetres instead of inches.


> What were the other competitions and what happened with them - I had my
head
> down in my own games I am afraid.

Well, between helping out on the bring 'n' buy stall, manning the door,
grabbing some bargains off said bring 'n' buy stall, buying bits and pieces
from ERM and Pendraken, and watching the WAB games, I totally ignored the
DBM and WRG matches. :-)


Jimi
Anonymous
November 1, 2004 7:25:12 AM

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Quid Veritas <quidveritas@earthlink.net> wrote in message news:<pPFgd.6449$kM.2000@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net>...
> For those in the USA the day following Thanksgiving Holiday
> (Thanksgiving is November 25, 2004), is a day when the wife goes
> shopping and the less commercially interested attempt to digest that
> "low carb diet" -- OK so maybe not so low carb.
>
> The kids are out of school and most of us have the day off.
>
> For those thinking of indulging in your hobby, what's up in your part of
> the world?
>
> In Spokane, looks like we will be doing something with 15mm American
> Civil War. Rules and Scenario still being discussed.
>
> If you happen to be in town, you are invited to dinner on the 25th and
> the game on the 26th. Just drop me a line.
>
> mjc
>
> Please remove the NOSPAM from my reply to address.

I think me and the boys will do some painting and then set up a huge
warhammer battle, maybe a LotR scenario. Is that bad to admit in
historical gaming? Hey, it's just medieval combat with a little magic
on the side ;-)
Guitar (gamer) George
Anonymous
November 6, 2004 5:37:21 AM

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OK sounds good but . . . why did this end up in "finance.groups"????

mjc

Sejanus778 wrote:
> A local gaming con :
> Chicagoland Gamer's Conclave
> website:
> http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/ChigagoGameCon/
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