What did we play last year?

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 War48
Flames of War36
Clash of Spears19
Bolt Action17
Chain of Command12
La Salle12
Team Yankee9
Warhammer 40K9
Cruel Seas7
Muskets and Tomahawks7
Warpath Firefight7
Victory at Sea6
A World Aflame4
Lion Rampant4
Martian Racing Federation4
Medieval Warfare4
Test of Honour4
The Men Who Would be Kings4
Top 22 games from 2021/22

All details available from the ODS spreadsheet linked above.

2021 Open Day, Sunday May 30th

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.

Flames North 2021

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 (flamesnorth@groupnorth.club)

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

Wargamers for Wildlife

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 gnfund@outlook.com and provide your name (if not obvious in the payment) and country.


No Open Day 2020

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.