Tuesday, 30 May 2023

Beaver Dam Creek to Gaines Mill 1862




A few posts ago, I covered the Beaver Dam Creek Scenario from Worthington Publishing’s Seven Days Battles game.


I have since played the Gaines Mill scenario and today I am putting the scenario that combines two the battles into one continuous action, onto the table. There is also a small deviation when a slice of action in the boardgame gets transferred to the figures table.


The game runs from 1500 hours 26th June through to 2000 hours 27th June, with twenty-five hourly turns.


Previous posts (mentioned in the Resource Section below) give detail of the game system, so this replay is really just going to give a fairly quick overview of the two day battle.


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Saturday, 27 May 2023

Noville, Belgium 1944 - celebrating 10 years of blogging.

 



This blog started life on 29th May 2013, ten years ago, with a post looking at the White Star Rising boardgame, published by Lock ‘n Load, covering the Noville scenario in some detail (a link to that post is in the Resource Section below).


The blog offers something of an eclectic mix of boardgames and figure gaming across several periods, with a bit of terrain building and campaigning etc thrown in. 


It has been interesting to revisit the first post and to see the character traits of this blog still reminiscent of those humble beginnings, with fairly long posts highlighting system detail and an inclination for playing games that don’t take up too much space.


As much as I enjoyed that game, it is no longer in my collection (true of many of the things that I have covered here), however, as a celebration of 10 years of blogging, I thought it fitting to get a Noville based boardgame scenario to the table again.


This post also looks at some of the stats of the blog and the direction that it is going in.


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Sunday, 21 May 2023

The Partizan 2023 show (UK)






Here we are again, another Partizan, with last years show being a benchmark of success, post Covid, how does this year measure up?


For those that don’t know, this is one of the U.K. premier shows. It runs twice a year (May and October), held at the spacious George Stephenson Exhibition Hall, at the Newark Showground, which is a fairly central location, certainly within England and do-able within the U.K. as a whole.


Punters can expect a good and wide range of traders, games and plentiful free and easy parking.


With accommodation booked and an early start, the kindly Mrs. Wargamer and I set off early for our destination. I was armed with a shopping list and a suitcase of full cash! and Mrs. Wargamer had a Kindle book reader and some biscuits :-)


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