Continuing the trend of the meetings this year, Croydon had a large turnout on the 2nd March.
A megagame of English Civil War was accompanied by 3 Napoleonic games, The Hobbit, Malifaux and Warmachine. These games covered a variety of scales and rules. Of course, the role player's were having fun as usual.
Click on the "read more" below to see some pictures of these games that were being played at NWA.
English Civil War Mega Game
Lots of players vied for the privilege of being Parliamentarian or Royalist in this English Civil War game.
Stay tuned for photos coming soon.
Napoleonics - Cold Steel
Two Napoleonic games were being played using 25mm figures and the Cold Steel rules.
Napoleonics - Field of Glory Napoleonic (FOGN)
Our President and Treasurer were helping Mike learn how to play FOGN. A Prussian brigade (equivalent to a French corps in size) was attacking a French corps. The centre of the French was holding firmly. The French General thought that the hill on their right wing would be a good defensive position for two regiments of conscripts. However, they struggled to retain cohesion in the face of the concentrated fire of 4 cannon batteries (2 units in FOGN). Two cavalry units were eventually launched at these conscripts. One was counterattacked and pushed back by the French right wing cavalry.
But the other Prussian unit succeeded in breaking one unit of French conscripts and causing the other conscripts to hastily retire, opening up the flank of the French front line. With some further successes against the French left, the Prussians carried the day.
Flight to Freedom - The Hobbit (Lord of the Rings)
Flight to Freedom is a scenario from the Hobbit Strategy Battle Game by Games Workshop. In this scenario, the Dwarves of Thorin's Company has ten turns to recover their weapons, destroy the Goblin King and escape the board.
In our play-through, the Dwarves started off very well by picking up their weapons and cutting through hordes of Goblins. Thorin and Dwalin managed to take down the Goblin King on the third turn, but the Goblin Scribe managed to call in enough re-inforcements to slow the Dwarven retreat. To make matters worse, Gandalf entered play from the wrong side of the board (a wizard is never late). By the time Gandalf caught up with the Dwarves it was all too late.
With another turn, the Dwarves would have escaped; but it was not their day. I look forward to playing again so the Dwarves can get their revenge. Scenery and figures painted by Jeremy.
The forces of Menoth clashed in a small skirmish battle with the attacking forces of Cygnar. In the contested city of Sul/Caspia a small skirmish force lead by the young Coleman striker tries to push the loyal servants of the true faith back. A quick defense based around Servath Reznik and a bodyguard of Knights Exemplar cinerators is organized to repel the unfaithful.
Ultimately Rezniks lack of battle experience cause a defeat and Cygnar claimed the market place for there own, but at the cost of 2 heavy warjacks and a unit of Storm knights.
A small game of only 27 points as that wall all the Menoth that Brendan has "table ready". But still good fun according to Brendan, even if he did lose.
Brian and Danny were battling it out in a game of Malifaux. Brian was using Silurids and Danny's leader was the Witch Hunter - Sonia Cridd. Danny was surprised at how far the Silurids can move in a turn and the match turned into a tough one. Sonia's crew eventually ran out winners 4 points to 2 in a close game.