Friday, 17 July 2015


So, we're off on holiday to the USA  tomorrow at 5 o'clock in the morning.

This means I will probably not be blogging for the next two weeks. I may pop up the occasional post, but in general I'm having a break from serious use of computers.

Hope everybody has a good time: don't trash the place while I'm not here and be good to each other.

Thursday, 16 July 2015


Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Dambusters Challenge at the Festival of the Forties

The club will be taking our Dambusters Challenge game to the Festival of the Forties weekend in about 10 days time - July 25-6. It's a great day out, with loads (and I mean LOADS) of reenactment groups and vehicles, live music, trade stands, demos, the works - admission's next to nothing, and it's just five miles out of central Peterborough (postcode PE7 3DR).

You'll find us (not me, as I'll be in the US) in the marquee near the bar - as ever, look for the BIG blue table.... 

Monday, 13 July 2015

Battle Report - 13 July 2015 - Full Thrust

(Yes, my iPhone camera still needs fixing)
A nice simple introductory game umpired by Dan from our club. Initial impressions are that he core rules are elegant in their simplicity, and very very quick to pick up. While Ground Zero Games do produce sets of various factions' ships. there's also a ship design system, which would allow me to customise it for my own nefarious purposes.

In our game, the New Anglian Confederation (me, Dave, Tom) took on the New Schwabian League (Dan, Al, Reuben)- basically a battle of shields and speed (NAL) vs Teutonic brute force (NSL). We lost, largely because I think it took us a critical few early turns to appreciate the way movement worked - it''s very simple but until you've played a few moves you can't always appreciate the effect of your actions.

Good fun, though, and thanks to Dan.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

A busy week....

I swear, I can't decide if the amount of stuff that now happens online for holiday bookings make it easier or harder :D I do know that if I ever find the web developer responsible for the US ESTA site, he and I will have.... words.

So, that's the mother-in-law's 80th over and done with, a mad rush up from London on the M11/A14 for James' Sunday cricket forestalled at about Sawtry by a phone call from the skipper to say "the heavens have just opened and the pitch is a couple of inches underwater".... and a visit to my eye surgeon for new drops, which I'm still adjusting to. And we recorded another Meeples podcast, which you will love :D

Been one of those weeks where I feel like I've done a lot but not achieved much for me on the wargames front. Oh well. 

Saturday, 11 July 2015

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