Here’s an article from Scott Elaurant about how to get the best use out of your heavy tanks for Flames of War.
All of the games at the club were recorded last year (or as best as possible, some may have slipped through). A game was recorded as a single table with a group of players. If the players had another try that was the same game, if the players at the table changed that was a new game.
Over the year the following game records were made (top listed games from the total play list of 51 game types and 313 plays across them):
|Kings of War||48|
|Flames of War||36|
|Clash of Spears||19|
|Chain of Command||12|
|Muskets and Tomahawks||7|
|Victory at Sea||6|
|A World Aflame||4|
|Martian Racing Federation||4|
|Test of Honour||4|
|The Men Who Would be Kings||4|
All details available from the ODS spreadsheet linked above.
The Crows Feast is preparing the fields for battle. Join us on August 28th for a day of Kings of War battles.
Event details are available at Crows Feast
Our first Gaslands tournament is running on July 17.
See Down Under Road Race for details.
Come and join us on Sunday 30th of May for the Group North Historical Wargames Society, open from 10am to 3pm.
There will be demonstration games and our second hand stall. Food available for sale.
The event will run in a COVID-19 safe manner.
This is a friendly tournament with quick games to help both new and experienced players get their armies onto the table and play more fun battles. We will help players who are still learning, and armies are available to borrow if you don’t have a full force yet.
Date:Saturday 1 May 2021, 9am – 6pm
Location: Group North Historical Wargames Society, 22 Woomera Avenue, Edinburgh
Tournament Organiser: Saravan Peacock (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Entry: $10 club members
$15 non members
(entry fee includes regular $5 door fee)
Rules: Version 4 (reprinted late war) rules, and clarified through:
Lessons from the Front (Oct 2020) https://www.flamesofwar.com/portals/0/Documents/Version4/LessonsFromTheFront-V4-NB.pdf
Scenarios are fixed, refer to the revised Missions pack for scenario rules: https://www.flamesofwar.com/Portals/0/Documents/FOWMissionsNB.pdf
More details on the Facebook event
Supporting Wildlife Recovery on Kangaroo Island.
Most people are aware of the devastating fires across south eastern Australia earlier this year. These fires not only caused fatalities and property loss but destroyed thousands of square kilometres of national parks and untouched wilderness areas. The losses in wildlife were catastrophic including many highly endangered species. Local volunteers have been working to locate, recover and heal the injured and to take steps to protect the tiny numbers of surviving animals. In South Australia the fires destroyed 99% of the Flinders Chase national park, and thousands of hectares of private bushland. Tens of thousands of Koalas perished as did millions of other smaller creatures. I recently visited the area and for as far as you could see was black stumps and bare ground where mature trees had grown. No life. Not even a fly or an ant in the worst areas.
So what can you do to help?
So our club, Group North, is calling on wargamers to help us save this tiny marsupial from extinction. All money raised will go the Kangaroo Island Land for Wildlife Inc. group to help in their critical work. We are being supported by a range of sponsors to provide incentives for your help. In late December everyone who has donated will have their name added for every $5 they donate and will be drawn at the club’s end of year function.
Our generous sponsors have provided:
- Cigar Box Battle – a battle mat of your choice and shipping
- Fighting Hedgehog – a hard cover rulebook of Clash of Spears plus shipping in US and Europe
- Barrage Miniatures – 2 x €50 vouchers
- Paint and Glue Miniatures – £60 voucher
- Empires at War – £40 voucher
How do I pay? If you are local payment can be in person at the club or via PayPal, for others use our dedicated PayPal account. Send payments to email@example.com and provide your name (if not obvious in the payment) and country.
For those who were wondering if the Open Day was on (traditionally this weekend) we have delayed it this year due to COVID-19 measures. We are planning on running our Open Day in the first half of next year.
If you want to have a reason to game at the club though the Warrior Kings competition is running on November 14th with the Kings of War 3rd edition rules.
The 2020 Painting Tattoo was held at our AGM on the 30th of September. There were many great displays put out by club members.
We had a great turn out across all the three categories (Individual, Skirmish and Army) and the competition was so tight we had a draw in two categories. Thank you to everyone who put their miniatures up for display.
Thank you to the sponsors for the prizes with Military Hobbies, Table Top Warfare and Dragons Lair Salisbury.
1st Place – Greg H., Teutonic Army
2nd Place – Steve W., Saxon Army
1st Place – Alan S., Arena Rex Morituri
1st Place – Mick F., Fallout Survivors
1st Place – Lance H., Hecate Mythic Battles
1st Place – Steve W., Star Wars Legion
All of the entries can be see on our Facebook Album.
Group North is complying with all of the COVID-Safe plan actioned by the state government. This lets us enjoy our regular gaming nights again. There are a few extra cleaning steps around the club to help keep everyone safe and we currently have restrictions on all day gaming events but otherwise come on in to continue playing game or use some of your free visits to check out the club.
Wednesday nights are still the main gaming night but we are working on bringing back Friday night gaming too.