Thursday, November 30, 2006

December Meetings

There are lots of special events running at the Royal Navy Club over the festive season so the dates for some of our December meetings have been changed.

Meetings are now as follows.

Tuesday 5th.
Sunday 10th.
Thursday 14th.
Tuesday 19th.
Thursday 28th.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Claymore Competitions

Osprey Publishing generously sponsored the competitions for the Best Display Game and Best Public Participation Game this year, so the winners went home with £50 Osprey gift vouchers as well as the trophies supplied by the South East Scotland Wargames Club.

Best Demonstration Game

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.

Best Public Participation Game

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

Claymore News: 25th July, 2006

I've just put up copies of the Claymore Bring and Buy sheets online here. They're available as either Excel or Adobe PDF files.

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

SESWC in Wargames Illustrated

SESWC features strongly in the August edition of Wargames
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

Clubnight: 13th July

Angus Konstam showed up with these rather nice Pathans for a game of
Back of Beyond.

Colin Jack's Rolls Royce Armoured Car

Dave Imrie has posted some pictures of an ECW game held at the club on the 6th of July on his website.

Claymore News: 14th July, 2006

Ainsty Castings have cancelled and have been replaced by Hersant Military Books and Companion Miniatures. Ellerburn Armies, Scheltrum, Old Crow Models and SHQ have all confirmed that they will be attending.

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

Very Civile Actions

Pictures from an English Civil War game held at the club last week using the Very Civile Actions rules from the Perfect Captain.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Sunday Meeting: June 4th

Some pictures from our meeting on Sunday June 4th. Games being played were Warhammer Ancient Battles, Very Civile Actions, Genestealer and PBI Quick Start. Our Sunday meetings take place on the first Sunday of the month run from 12 until about 5. This gives members a chance to play bigger and longer games than are possible at a normal clubnight.

Claymore News: June 9th

Traders confirmed. Second Chance Games, Museum Miniatures and Urban Mammoth.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Claymore News: May 27th.

Chiltern Miniatures, Command Post (Dave Thomas), Newline Design, S&A Scenics, and Bear's Den Miniatures have all confirmed that they will be attending.

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

Rat Patrol Radio

Whilst browsing round the web looking for stuff about the Desert War in WWII I came across an internet radio station called Rat Patrol Radio which broadcasts music from the 1940's interspersed with the occasional news piece from wartime radio. Great stuff for inspiration.

It's available here and is just the thing to listen to while painting your WWII Allied figures.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Durham Show 10th June

10th June from 10am - 4pm at Vane Tempest Hall, Gilesgate, Durham.

Full details here

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Claymore News: May 11th

Warhammer Historical will be presenting a display game using the forthcoming Art of War supplement for Warhammer Ancient Battles.

Dingwall Wargames Club will be running an Eastern Front WWII participation game.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Clubnight: 27th April

Some pictures from the clubnight on April 27th

Police vs gangsters using the Legend of the Old West rules.

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

Bren Carrier

Second Balkan War: Greek Evzones advance on the enemy.

A Greek General Officer.

Claymore News: May 5th

Bathgate Wargames Club will be presenting a participation game entitled Squires Quest.

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

Claymore News: April 27th

Glasgow & District Wargaming Society will be putting on a display game of the Battle of Peterwardein 1716 using 28mm figures.

Under the Bed Enterprises have now confirmed they will be attending.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Games and Displays at Claymore

The following Clubs have accepted invitions to put on games or displays at Claymore 2006.

Public Participation Games

Display Games

Clubnight: 13th April.

Just a typical night at the South East Scotland Wargames Club. I took along my camera and took pics of some of the games that were going on. A wide ranging selection I'm sure you'll agree.

Vietnamese fighting the French in the 1950s

Baron Sternberg's bodyguard from a game of Back of Beyond.

Bolsheviks defend a village in the same game

Epic Armageddon

A custom built Tyrannid Fleet takes on Chaos in Battlefleet Gothic

Two groups were playing card games. This is Munchkin from Steve Jackson Games.

Four games of Warhammer Ancient Battles

A roleplaying game of some sort. I never did find out which one.

Warhammer Fantasy Battle

Two games of DBM

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Claymore News: April 11th

The Wargames Figures Company have confirmed that they will be attending Claymore.

Nortung Article at Warhammer Ancients

An article describing the events at the recent Nortung campaign day held here at the South East Scotland Wargames Club has been posted on the Warhammer Historical website.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Link of the Week: Tuesday April 4th, 2006

Soviet Music

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

Nortung: a Dark Ages campaign day.

A small but select group of gamers (some even travelling from foreign climes: Fife and Glasgow) gathered at the South East Scotland Wargames Club last Sunday (26th March 2006) for Nortung, a rampage through the Dark Ages.

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.

The results:

  1. Tim Dagnell (El Cid, Christian Spanish)
  2. Chris Stone (Shieldwall, Northumbrian Saxons)
  3. Andy Thomson (Shieldwall, Northumbrian Saxons)
  4. Julian Evans (Shieldwall, Scots
  5. Jack Glanville (Shieldwall, Scots)
  6. Olivier Lepreux (Shieldwall, Breton)
  7. Darrell Hindley (Byzantium, Italo-Norman)
  8. Andrew Cairns (El Cid, Almoravids)
  9. Dave Imrie (Byzantium, Justinian Roman)
  10. Ross Edmonds (Byzantium, Justinian Roman)
  11. John Glass (Shieldwall, Mercian Saxons)
  12. 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.

John Glass

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

I have now set up a Web based discussion board for SESWC members. It's at

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 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

Links of the Week: Monday 27th March 2006

Buy your very own Black Helicopter here. One slightly damaged Apache - a snip at £10 million.

Britney Spears has taken up wargaming. The evidence is all here.

Origami Samurai: an Italian DBA Player with too much time on his hands.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Partizan, 20th May, Newark

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

Claymore traders update

As of today the following traders have confirmed that they will be attending Claymore 2006.