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Wargame Bloggers Quarterly #4 is now out

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WWII 15mm FOW Germans for sale

brodgers.cell@...
 

Fred has asked me to help him sell off his Flames of War collection.

He dropped off well over $2,000 worth of German figures, vehicles, guns, etc. Even a couple planes.


Most of the figures are painted to a solid 5-6.

Most vehicles are painted to a 6-7.


Have I made a complete list?   Not really. But each bin (9) has a hand-written list of what's in it and what the asking prices are.

Will I make a complete list?   No. I'm not that motivated.

Will I tell you if something you want is in the mix?   Yes.


Most (all?) is late war.

I saw Heer, Fallshirmjagers, and SS troops.

I didn't see any tanks smaller than MK III's.


They will be available for ogling and fondling at Friday's game night.

Fred will also be there if you feel the urge to haggle.

So if you're looking for some FOW Germans, stop by and take a peek.


Bob


Friday Night's Game

brodgers.cell@...
 

Friday night's game will be another practice/learning game to get you all ready for the big Waterloo game in June.

La Bataille de la Colline Putain
Some irreverent British soldiers were rude to the local farmer's daughters on top of a prominent hill in Belgium. The Farmer complained to a passing French officer. Now there's an argument about the daughter's virtue.

Its as good a reason as any for a battle.

15mm Nappys   (Brits & Allies  vs  French)
Rules are:  Age of Eagles
When: May 15th
Where: Bob's War Room
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM





Game Night, Friday, 15 May 2015

Table_Top_Gaming_Society@...
 

"Game Night" reminder
When
Friday, 15 May 2015
07:00 PM to 11:00 PM
(GMT-07:00) Arizona
Where
Bob's War Room
Notes
As always, RSVP's are appreciated.
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Re: Game night this Friday

Mark K
 

the bob…

re waterloo, and my prussian troop counts.

number of bases…      Art.         23
                                    leaders   19  ( inc. blucher)
                                   landwehr  15
                                   res.inf.      12 ( in grey, and can be landwehr in a pinch)
                                   uhlan          8 ( can also be landwehr fav.    many carried lances)
                                    +                3 bases lutyzow freicorps cav. ( essentially landwehr)

On Apr 22, 2015, at 1:57 PM, Bob Rodgers brodgers.cell@... [Table_Top_Gaming_Society] <Table_Top_Gaming_Society@...> wrote:


David,

Do you still have the email I sent you with my troop counts?
I seem to have misplaced it.

Bob

On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 9:22 AM, David Rodgers david.rodgers@... [Table_Top_Gaming_Society] <Table_Top_Gaming_Society@...> wrote:
 


Here is the latest counts I have including: 
Bob 
David 
AL 

I will bring a printout of the spreadsheet with me and the OOB I was working from. 






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Re: Game night this Friday

David Rodgers <david.rodgers@...>
 


Here is the latest counts I have including:
Bob
David
AL

I will bring a printout of the spreadsheet with me and the OOB I was working from.






David Rodgers
MACY*S Credit and Customer Services - West
Facilities / Security
Ph. 480-929-3477
Fax 480-929-3024
Emergency 480-370-0188 (Cel)
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Wargame Bloggers Quarterly - #3

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Game Night, Friday, 17 April 2015

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"Game Night" reminder
When
Friday, 17 April 2015
07:00 PM to 11:00 PM
(GMT-07:00) Arizona
Where
Bob's War Room
Notes
The Bh'a Loni Campaign's first table top conflicts. We will attempt to put two games on the table at once: Game 1 is Heathens vs Infidels or "This Mine is My Mine, This Mine's not Your Mine" A group of plucky American Regulars and Militia have been pinned down at the ancient gold mine by Ottoman forces. The Mutesarif's forces, led by General Iman Amongmen has besieged them for nearly two weeks and now thinks the time is right to assault. Governor Pulasky's flying column is racing to their rescue. A lot of bad blood has been generated. There have been beheadings of captives and dipping of Muslims in pork fat. No quarter is expected. Game 2 is "The Ruins of Zinj-Kilim" French explorers have discerned the location of a ruined ancient city deep in the mountains. The information within could re-write the history books on The B'ha Loni Coast and all African civilization. THe potential for massive treasure could tip the balance of colonial power. But the French expedition is being watched. Can the watchers prevent the desecration of their sacred sites? Rules are "Fields of Honor" in 15mm. Very simple to learn. Even if you are not part of the campaign, there is plenty of action and you are welcome to play! Start at 7:00 PM in Bob's War Room. As always, RSVP's are appreciated.
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Re: Game night this Friday

David Rodgers <david.rodgers@...>
 

I will be there



David Rodgers
MACY*S Credit and Customer Services - West
Facilities / Security
Ph. 480-929-3477
Fax 480-929-3024
Emergency 480-370-0188 (Cel)
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To:        <Table_Top_Gaming_Society@...>,
Date:        04/16/2015 07:44 AM
Subject:        Re: [Table_Top_Gaming_Society] Game night this Friday
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The Bh'a Loni Campaign's first table top conflicts.  We will      attempt to put two games on the table at once:

 Game 1 is Heathens vs Infidels or "This Mine is My Mine, This      Mine's not Your Mine"

A group of plucky American Regulars and Militia have been pinned      down at the ancient gold mine by Ottoman forces.  The Mutesarif's      forces, led by
General Iman Amongmen has besieged them for nearly two weeks and      now thinks the time is right to assault.  Governor Pulasky's      flying column is racing to their rescue.  A lot of bad blood has      been generated.  There have been beheadings of captives and      dipping of Muslims in pork fat.  No quarter is expected.


 Game 2 is "The Ruins of Zinj-Kilim"

French explorers have discerned the location of a ruined ancient      city deep in the mountains.  The information within could re-write      the history books on The B'ha Loni Coast and all African      civilization.  THe potential for massive treasure could tip the      balance of colonial power.
But the French expedition is being watched.  Can the watchers      prevent the desecration of their sacred sites? 

Rules are "Fields of Honor" in 15mm.  Very simple to learn.

Even if you are not part of the campaign, there is plenty of      action and you are welcome to play!


Start at 7:00 PM in Bob's War Room.






Re: Game night this Friday

brodgers.cell@...
 

The Bh'a Loni Campaign's first table top conflicts.  We will attempt to put two games on the table at once:

Game 1 is Heathens vs Infidels or "This Mine is My Mine, This Mine's not Your Mine"

A group of plucky American Regulars and Militia have been pinned down at the ancient gold mine by Ottoman forces.  The Mutesarif's forces, led by
General Iman Amongmen has besieged them for nearly two weeks and now thinks the time is right to assault.  Governor Pulasky's flying column is racing to their rescue.  A lot of bad blood has been generated.  There have been beheadings of captives and dipping of Muslims in pork fat.  No quarter is expected.


Game 2 is "The Ruins of Zinj-Kilim"

French explorers have discerned the location of a ruined ancient city deep in the mountains.  The information within could re-write the history books on The B'ha Loni Coast and all African civilization.  THe potential for massive treasure could tip the balance of colonial power.
But the French expedition is being watched.  Can the watchers prevent the desecration of their sacred sites? 

Rules are "Fields of Honor" in 15mm.  Very simple to learn.

Even if you are not part of the campaign, there is plenty of action and you are welcome to play!


Start at 7:00 PM in Bob's War Room.





Game night

brodgers.cell@...
 

The Battle of Ligny is over.

The Prussians valiantly withstood the French assaults and were able to slip away during the night.


This coming Friday night we are trying to have a couple of the Colonial Campaign battles.

This will depend on how many guys can attend.

So let me know as soon as you can whether or not you can make it Friday night.


I'm also hoping to make some more progress on the Waterloo terrain boards on either Saturday or Sunday.

We usually start around 1:00 PM and go for a few hours.

So, if you're interested in working on the boards, let me know.


Bob


Game night this Friday

brodgers.cell@...
 

I'm not sure why the Yahoo Group notice didn't go out but there "IS" a game tomorrow night (Friday).

7:00 PM.

We are finishing up the Battle of Ligny.




Re: Friday night game

brodgers.cell@...
 

Well, the game is STILL not over.

We only had four players so things moved rather slowly.


The French slammed into the Prussian line just south of St Amand.

The assault has pushed across the river and a deep salient now has formed.

The Prussian defense has solidified and the lines seem to have stabilized temporarily.


The French Young Guard formed assault columns and charged across the bridge at St Amand.

But the Prussian defenders repulsed them soundly.

The French have now begun moving their artillery up closer to  St Amand and are expected to begin bombarding the town soon.


French assaults across the river just north of Ligny met with initial success and destroyed a Prussian Landwehr brigade. However, the attackers were over-extended and lacked adequate supports so the Prussian counter-attack was able to shove them back across the river and the Prussian line solidified.


The French Guard cavalry division's arrival on their left flank was able to shoo the Prussian cavalry away and solidify the flank.


The rest of the line experienced minor skirmishing and long-range artillery fire.


The game is still set up and will resume on April 3rd.



Photos of Napoleon's veterans in their own uniforms - taken circa 1858

JC
 

Check out the following website:

http://mashable.com/2014/10/27/napoleonic-wars-veterans/

Note that the vast majority are ("did you ever see a dead.......") cavalrymen!   Don't be in the infantry if you want a long life!

Having said that, one of the two infantrymen, the sergeant of the Grenadiers of the Guard looks as tough as old rope and also looks as if he could march on parade then and there, no problem.   Not surprising since his years of service ('09 -'15) take in Russia which weeded out anyone of a less than stellar constitution.

And no artillerymen?   Perhaps inhaling all that smoke from the barrages of artillery did in their lungs?   Or perhaps they had too many injuries from pushing around heavy guns?

Actually all of them look pretty robust for men in their 70's and 80's in the mid nineteenth century (pre-antiobiotics, pre-anesthesia, etc. etc.).   I guess a few years campaigning with the Emperor was the equivalent of a lifetime at the gym !!

JC


Check out Holiday at Hougoumont, Waterloo

kochese <kochese@...>
 

Thought the group would like this.
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Friday night game

The Tin Dictator <brodgers.cell@...>
 

​This coming Friday night will see part three of the Battle of Ligny.
I think we will probably finally reach a conclusion.

The French are beginning to make some inroads and they believe that they will soon have the Prussians eating snails with the rest of the empire.
But, the Prussians are bitterly disputing these attempts and have recently ordered more cases of Bratwurst and Saurkraut and have begun singing beer hall songs in their attempts to embarrass Napoleon and his lackeys into realizing that white wine and snails are for wimps.

The truth will be found on the field of battle.

Friday night @ 7:00 PM
Bob's War Room





Battle of Ligny

The Tin Dictator <brodgers.cell@...>
 

We continued the battle last night. However with half the players down with the crud, out of town, or working the fight progressed slowly. 

The Prussians withstood a determined French assault across the river against their right flank. The French initially made good progress but before they could reform the Prussians counterattacked and drove them back with heavy losses. The French were barely able to maintain a toehold on the Prussian side of the river and are facing heavy opposition.

Prussian cavalry was able to severely maul the French cavalry on their far right flank, almost turning the flank. This prompted a transfer of the French Guard Cavalry division to that flank in order to stabilize the situation.

The French pulled back along the remainder of the front and seem to be content to let their artillery pound the Prussian line for the time being.

The battle still rages and will continue on the 20th. There are still plenty of troops to go around so don't be shy about coming out to play. 

I'll post a few more pics later this weekend. 

Bob


Re: Wondering if you had any members near Flagstaff

The Tin Dictator <brodgers.cell@...>
 

Hi Zach,

I don't know of any groups in Flagstaff. I'm copying this message to the two main groups in the PHX area. Maybe someone else will know something.

Bob
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On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, Zach Buhler <zach0007@...> wrote:
Hi I'm looking to move to Flagstaff Arizona for work and was wondering if you knew anyone who played historicals in that area. I mainly play Bolt Action and FLames of war but if you know people in the area who use other rulesets or systems I'd be happy to try those out as well.

I'm moving from over halfway across the country and probably won't even have access to a car for the next few months, so I was hoping there would be some sort of group or store in the city limits of Flagstaff. It doesn't appear that there is anything in the area, but just thought I would ask. Trying to get an idea of what I should bring with me and if there's even a group in the area.

Thanks

Zach Buhler


Battle of Ligny

brodgers.cell@...
 

The battle still rages.

I just posted 14 pics of the situation so far.

They are in the "Battle of Ligny 2" album.

The game resumes next Friday night.

Plenty of room for players if you can make it.


Bob


Magnetic bases for sale

Tom Opalka
 

I have several hundred 25mm x 25mm magnetic bases, a lesser number of 20mm x 20mm magnetic bases, and approximately 50 feet of 1/2 inch wide magnetic strip that I'd like to get rid of.  I used to use these for my 28mm ancients figures, but since I'm switching to 15mm they aren't needed.  The box weighs close to 15 pounds!  These are nice, thick magnets and you don't need to base figures on wood or plastic first like you do with some magnetic bases...these are thick enough to work on their own.
 
Asking $25.
 
Thanks,
Tom 

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