Thursday, November 30, 2006
Sunday, August 20, 2006
Winner of the best display game was The Last Stand, 1939 by the League of Augsberg. This gorgeous demo was based on the Battle of Lvov, 1939.
In second place were the Iron Brigade with their demonstration Prohibition Wars. Somewhat confusingly this was a demonstration game in the morning but a public participation game in the afternoon.
In third place was this Warring States demonstration from Warhammer Historical.
RAF Leuchars Wargames Association's Bloody Omaha won them the SESWC Trophy and a £50 gift voucher from Osprey.
Urban Mammoth won second prize in this category with their Urban Wars participation game.
Third Prize went to Dingwall Wargames Club with a game which also featured urban fighting, this time on the Eastern Front during WWII.
I will be posting more pictures from Claymore 2006 soon.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Download them, fill in the details of the stuff that you want to sell in the Claymore Bring and Buy and save valuable time on the day.
Saturday, July 15, 2006
Illustrated. Firstly we have our full page add for Claymore, then a
series of pics taken by Derek Hodge of Vietnam troops painted by Angus
Konstam and Dougie Trail. Next in line we have a couple of
pics of the display game that Colin Jack and Dave O'Brien put on at Partizan.
Finally the back page has some lovely Sassanid Persians painted by
Brian Philips, our latest club member.
Friday, July 14, 2006
Several clubs have confirmed that they will be bringing demonstration or public participation games.
Full details are on the Claymore 2006 page of the SESWC website. With any luck this should be the final lineup.
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Friday, June 09, 2006
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Lancashire Games a long time attender at Claymore can't make it this year. S&A Scenics will be bringing a LIMITED stock of Lancashire Games stuff with them.
Saturday, May 20, 2006
It's available here and is just the thing to listen to while painting your WWII Allied figures.
Friday, May 12, 2006
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Friday, May 05, 2006
Grand Armee using Ros Heroics 6mm figures. The game is being played using 2" square bases rather than the 3" squares specified in the rules. This allows you to fight bigger battles on any given size of table and also requires fewer models.
Byzantines from a game of Warhammer Ancient Battles. These rules are very popular in the club at the moment and there's usually at least three or four games every week.
20mm WWII: Company HQ of the Seaforth Highlanders fighting in the Blitzkreig campaign of 1940
There will be display games from Phil's War Cabinet (Seven Year's War 28mm) and Tyneside Wargames Club (Malburian 10mm)
Ainsty have confirmed they will be attending.
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
The following Clubs have accepted invitions to put on games or displays at Claymore 2006. Public Participation Games
Public Participation Games
- Angus Wargames Club - Maori Wars - Storm the Pa - 25mm
Wargames Club - Electronic Summer - 1970s Air War - 1/300 Phoenix
- Royal Air Force Wargamers Association (Leuchars) - Bloody
- WWII - 54mm Omaha
- S.E.S.W.C - Ben Hur - Chariot Races - 25mm
- Wargame Developments - On a Wing and a Prayer - The Battle of the
Ruhr- 1/144 & 1/300 aircraft
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Over 1600 Mp3s of songs and marches from Soviet era, from the Russian Civil War to the collapse of the Soviet Union, and over 500 posters. An essential site for anyone gaming the Russian Civil War, the Eastern Front during WWII or the Cold War.
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
A small but select group of gamers (some even travelling from foreign climes:
The event was set up as a mini-campaign with every player taking part in three games - each game having an affect on the next. All terrain was randomly fixed prior to play. Two army lists, one small 500pt scouting force and a much larger 1500pt main body, were drawn up from just threeWarhammer Historical supplements pertinent to the period: Shieldwall (Vikings, English, Scots, Norman, etc.); El Cid (Christian Spanish, Almoravids, Almohads, etc.); Byzantium, Beyond the Golden Gate (Early, Middle and Late Byzantine, Sassanid Persians, Rus, Steppe Nomads, etc.)
Players were semi-randomly paired up for their first battle: a limited-turn skirmish affair simulating a scouting action in advance of the main body. The winner of this encounter took forward a positive `event' to the second battle.
Points gained (or not in far too many cases) from the scouting clash were used to determine the combatants for the next battle, the coming together of the larger main bodies. This was a standard Pitched battle, though slightly extended to give a more definite result.
After a break for food and some realigning of tables, players were paired up for a two-on-two battle. This was based on their accumulated points score. Each player brought his two army lists together into one force for a mega 4000pt game. The points leader for each pair became overall general, deciding strategy etc. All points gained from this battle were shared equally between allied generals, and then all points were tallied up.
After some eight hours of gaming, drinking, blethering and good- natured ribbing, we finally came to the prize-giving ceremony for the top three players. Our congratulations (and envy) go to them.
- Tim Dagnell (El Cid, Christian Spanish)
- Chris Stone (Shieldwall, Northumbrian Saxons)
- Andy Thomson (Shieldwall, Northumbrian Saxons)
- Julian Evans (Shieldwall, Scots
- Jack Glanville (Shieldwall, Scots)
- Olivier Lepreux (Shieldwall, Breton)
- Darrell Hindley (
, Italo-Norman) Byzantium
(El Cid, Almoravids) Cairns
- Dave Imrie (
, Justinian Roman) Byzantium
- Ross Edmonds (
, Justinian Roman) Byzantium
- John Glass (Shieldwall, Mercian Saxons)
- David Glass (Shieldwall, Normans)
We would like to pass on our thanks to the Royal Navy and Marine Association and Club in allowing us to host this event. We would also like to thank all those who came along and made the day such a great success. Finally, we are indebted to the sponsors of this event for their superb generosity; it ensured that all those taking part went home with something other than just fond memories of a great day playing at soldiers. We are now planning our next campaign day for later in the year.
Note: The main Sponsors of the event were Warhammer Historical, Gripping Beast and Little Big Man Transfers. Other prizes were donated by Perry Miniatures, Magister Militum, Old Glory, Dixons Miniatures, A&A Miniatures, and Newline Designs.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
As things are set up at the moment anyone who knows the address can read what's written there but people wanting to post messages will have to sign up.
To do this you will first have to create a Runboard account for yourself. Go to www.runboard.com click on Register and fill out the form. You will have to provide a valid email address and they will send you an email with a link needed to activate your account.
After doing this you should login to Runboard, go to the SESWC Discusssion Board and then try to make a posting. You will not be allowed to post but you will be asked to fill in a form which will allow a moderator to sign you up. Please tell us who you are in this form as I'm not psychic.
I know this is a bit inconvenient and it would be much easier if access was just free for all, but if I did that we would be battered to death by a ton of spam.
Hope to hear from some of you there soon.
Monday, March 27, 2006
Thursday, March 23, 2006
Gents, once again we have been asked by the Newark Irregulars to put on a
display game at Partizan - this year being held on Sunday 21st May. Colin
and I have already agreed to put on an 8'x6' Freikorps game, but just in case
anyone else wants to put on a display instead then please contact me.
Preferably within the next two weeks.
From Dave O'Brien
- Battle Honours
- Black Lion Games
- Dixon Miniatures
- East Riding Miniatures
- Fighting 15s
- Figures in Comfort
- Gateshead Gaming
- Grand Manner
- Gripping Beast
- Irregular Miniatures
- Magister Militum
- Old Glory
- Outpost Wargames Services
- Stratagem Publications (Wargames Illustrated)
- Worley Publications