Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Another new Sponsor

I am happy to announce Brigade Models have given thier generous support to our Raffle
Brigade Models

More details and a list of recieved prizes on Friday

Saturday, 24 September 2011

S&S join our prize sponsers

Proud to add S&S models to our prize list for the 2nd year running .

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Prize teaser

OK seeing as I keep getting asked ....prizes will include of course lots of Force on Force goodies from Ambush Alley  and Osprey ,a magazine subscription from Caliver and a £30.00 gift voucher from the Perry twins that includes free postage as well..Keep Watching

Wargames Emporium

Just a quick one to reply to a couple of emails I have had ,The Raffle tickets are only available from the Sheffield Branch of Wargames Emporium and from there on line shop.The Mansfield branch does not have them (yet) .Plus there appears to be someone advertising as  Wargames Emporium in Bolton this is definately not part of John's empire and is definately NOT selling tickets .A list of Prizes should be up soon.

hind Commander ,First Look

Marcin Gerkowicz ,the very nice chap behind Sturmovik commander has kindly sent me a copy of his new rule set Hind Commander. Although I have not had the chance to play these yet ,I certainly like what I see not only chopper v chopper rules but these incorporate ground units as well I will be buying some new toys to game this, so I thought I would put up a little review based on my first look at the book.

Presentation: a nice looking card backed book nice and eye catching ,leaving no doubt what its there for.

What Do you Get : 100 pages ,not including covers, pages 2-3 are a very concise index ,The next 7 sides are the introduction which not only explains the reasoning behind the rules but also terms used in the rules and what you need to play .pages 17-26 cover the turn sequence explaining each step with nice clear colour photo's and explanations.P27-37 all the additional rules and special rules,The rest of the book is explaining how to determine forces,how long the game should last and how to end it,plus all the stats for most common helicopters and several scenarios which in turn cover all the rules so you slowly build into the game . There are also included with the book 12 full colour card and token sheets ,these are seperate so no awkward photo copying or having to cut your nice new book up &2 summery sheets .

Expansions: there is no mention of expansions ,to be honest I think everything is covered in this book .There is however a great web site and forum with official downloads which are starting to cover the copters and aircraft not in the main rules.

Down Side: none for me really but others might not like the fact that the counters and cards are not perforated so be  careful with those scissors and there are no solo rules but on the forum Marcin has said he will try to develope this at a later date.

Over all : Very Nice with some nice touches that make the game different. 9out of 10

How do you get them : UK caliver books stock them or from the Hind Commander web site which also sells pre made battle boxes to go with the rules ,there is a handy currency convertor on the ordering page and personally I do not think the postage is over the top.
I hopefully will get to do some after action reports soon.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

cold war

As I have been researching for my Cold war project I came across this site ,well worth a look loads of info on 80's British forces. http://www.forces80.com/forces80%20home.htm

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Hind Commander

Just a quick post ,I have just found out that the people behind sturmovik Commander has just published a set of helicopter warfare rules ,I have not yet seen them but if they are half as good as the free Sturmovik rules then they will be worth having. I believe they are available in the UK through Caliver Books and on thier own website  http://www.hind-commander.com/

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Tickets on sale

Tickets are now on sale for our fund raising raffle for the Royal British Legion , They are available through Wargames Emporium,Sheffield Branch and on line at http://www.wargamesemporium.co.uk/ .our pointman team will have tickets available at the clubs and shows we will be visiting .

Our sponsors so far are :
Ambush Alley Games http://ambushalleygames.com/
Baccus 6mm              https://www.baccus6mm.com/index.php
Caliver Books            http://www.caliverbooks.com/
Gripping Beast           http://www.grippingbeast.com/
Mantic Games           http://www.manticgames.com/
Northstar                   http://www.northstarfigures.com/
Osprey                      http://www.ospreypublishing.com/
Perry Miniatures         http://www.perry-miniatures.com/index2.html
Too Fat Lardies        http://toofatlardies.co.uk/
underfire Miniatures   http://www.underfireminiatures.com/
Piers brand               http://www.guildwargamers.com/

Hopefully More to confirm over the next few days.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Raffle Update

Well to add to my recent troubles some sad soul hit my PC with a trojan that totally destroyed my firewall spy ware and anti virus (so much for Norton)before destroying my PC so stuck to doing bits on different pcs and laptops till I get set up again,so little delays expected. So far we have had a definate response from the following offering prize support . Ambush Alley as always still our greatest help , Too Fat Lardies (not only rules this year ,but limited addition figures as well),Osprey Publishing ,Baccus 6mm ,Gripping Beast ,Caliver books ,westwind and Northstar all who suported us last year and new to our sponsers this year Mantic games and Piers Brand the regular contributor to AA Games and forum and of Guild fame ,who is donating a painted limited addition elhiem figure .others have been asked but have not responded yet (or maybe they have and my pc problems have caused meto miss them,sorry if thats the case and I've not mentioned you yet.).I am having a meeting next week about raffle tickets so hopefully these will be on sale by the 17th September.Thanks for reading.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Up Date

Hi back from Scotland and trips to Culloden Moor ,(if you havent been yet you got to go,) Loch Ness and Stirling Castle . I've had the  op and back home now being treated like a proper invalid by Elaine and the Kids and have some updates about the Raffle. Confirmed support from Ambush Alley Games - Too Fat Lardies - West wind -Northstar-Piers Brand and Baccus .Applied to over to over thirty suppliers for support and only had a refusal from one so expecting the amount of prizes to be a lot larger than lasts years amount ,which ws fantastic to say the least. I will post a list of sponsers and prizes later this week and details of how and when you can get the tickets.Plus afew more pics of Culloden .