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New schedule

brodgers.cell@...
 

Back by popular demand !

   Games are once again on Saturdays.

   Starting at noon unless otherwise noted.

   Check the Yahoo group calendar for the specific dates.

   Next game is on Saturday, August 13th.




Also Note:  I want to run a 25/28mm Lion Rampant Tournament on October 22nd.

So get your Medieval Retinues in order.


And PLEASE let me know ahead of time if you intend to participate.

(FYI - I hope you will all participate and if you don't I'll mutter bad things about you in dark alleys)


Bob


Re: Game Dates

JC
 

Bob,

I am not able to be a regular attender either way, but Saturday I am much more likely to show than Friday.    After work on Friday is just not really feasible.   I am not free every Saturday  but if I am free on a particular Saturday then I can show up.  

Consider that my 0.01 vote...............

JC



From: "Bob Rodgers brodgers.cell@... [Table_Top_Gaming_Society]"
To: David Rodgers ; Mark Kudelka ; Larry Kochan ; Ed Jones ; Al Revere ; Richard Duarte ; Table_Top_Gaming_Society@...
Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2016 10:55 AM
Subject: [Table_Top_Gaming_Society] Game Dates

 
Gents,

Requests are being made that we go back to having our games on Saturdays rather than on Friday nights.

We’re looking for a consensus......again.

I'm OK either way.
But, I know some of you are having a hard time getting to games on Fridays.

What are your druthers?

Bob




Game Dates

Bob Rodgers <brodgers.cell@...>
 

Gents,

Requests are being made that we go back to having our games on Saturdays rather than on Friday nights.

We’re looking for a consensus......again.

I'm OK either way.
But, I know some of you are having a hard time getting to games on Fridays.

What are your druthers?

Bob


Re: Game Night, Friday, 29 July 2016

David R
 

I will not make it tonight

On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 6:55 PM, <Table_Top_Gaming_Society@...> wrote:
 

"Game Night" reminder
When
Friday, 29 July 2016
07:00 PM to 11:00 PM
(GMT-07:00) Arizona
Where
Bob's War Room
Notes
As always, RSVP's are appreciated.
From
Table_Top_Gaming_Society   Calendar



Re: Game Night, Friday, 29 July 2016

Bob Rodgers <brodgers.cell@...>
 

I'll ask them tonight about going back to Saturday's. It doesn't matter to me.



On Friday, July 29, 2016, Elizabeth Kudelka meevn@q.com [Table_Top_Gaming_Society] <Table_Top_Gaming_Society@...> wrote:
 

the bob…



1st… 3 legations are done. ( GB,Spain,Russia)  the next up is japan.   wouldn’t it be nice if the others could just make 1 legation each..
2nd… are you planning any sat. games?

3rd. i can’t be there this evening.  so far i have nothing on the next game night.

mark
On Jul 28, 2016, at 6:55 PM, Table_Top_Gaming_Society@... wrote:


"Game Night" reminder
When
Friday, 29 July 2016 
07:00 PM to 11:00 PM 
(GMT-07:00) Arizona 
Where
Bob's War Room
Notes
As always, RSVP's are appreciated.
From
Table_Top_Gaming_Society   Calendar



Re: Game Night, Friday, 29 July 2016

Mark K
 

the bob…


1st… 3 legations are done. ( GB,Spain,Russia)  the next up is japan.   wouldn’t it be nice if the others could just make 1 legation each..
2nd… are you planning any sat. games?

3rd. i can’t be there this evening.  so far i have nothing on the next game night.

mark

On Jul 28, 2016, at 6:55 PM, Table_Top_Gaming_Society@... wrote:


"Game Night" reminder
When
Friday, 29 July 2016 
07:00 PM to 11:00 PM 
(GMT-07:00) Arizona 
Where
Bob's War Room
Notes
As always, RSVP's are appreciated.
From
Table_Top_Gaming_Society   Calendar



Re: Game Night, Friday, 29 July 2016

Bob Rodgers <brodgers.cell@...>
 

Let's restart it.
Maybe switch sides?
And maybe boost the American's morale a bit. I think Clark was bored last game.

Come a bit early. 
Remember the Orders of Battle.
The other ones were all cut up and tossed.
Don't forget Fred's Tiger.  😀



On Thursday, July 28, 2016, E Jones ekj2908@... [Table_Top_Gaming_Society] <Table_Top_Gaming_Society@...> wrote:
 

I'll be there.  Do you want to continue/restart the WW2 game?


On 7/27/2016 3:09 PM, David Rodgers rodgersdavid598@... [Table_Top_Gaming_Society] wrote:
 
I will be there



On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 6:55 PM, <Table_Top_Gaming_Society@...> wrote:
 

"Game Night" reminder
When
Friday, 29 July 2016
07:00 PM to 11:00 PM
(GMT-07:00) Arizona
Where
Bob's War Room
Notes
As always, RSVP's are appreciated.
From
Table_Top_Gaming_Society   Calendar


Re: Game Night, Friday, 29 July 2016

Ed
 

I'll be there.  Do you want to continue/restart the WW2 game?


On 7/27/2016 3:09 PM, David Rodgers rodgersdavid598@... [Table_Top_Gaming_Society] wrote:
 
I will be there



On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 6:55 PM, <Table_Top_Gaming_Society@...> wrote:
 

"Game Night" reminder
When
Friday, 29 July 2016
07:00 PM to 11:00 PM
(GMT-07:00) Arizona
Where
Bob's War Room
Notes
As always, RSVP's are appreciated.
From
Table_Top_Gaming_Society   Calendar


Re: Game Night, Friday, 29 July 2016

David R
 

I will be there



On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 6:55 PM, <Table_Top_Gaming_Society@...> wrote:
 

"Game Night" reminder
When
Friday, 29 July 2016
07:00 PM to 11:00 PM
(GMT-07:00) Arizona
Where
Bob's War Room
Notes
As always, RSVP's are appreciated.
From
Table_Top_Gaming_Society   Calendar



Re: Game Night, Friday, 29 July 2016

kochese <kochese@...>
 

Sorry can't make it this Friday.

Larry

On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 6:55 PM, <Table_Top_Gaming_Society@...> wrote:
 

"Game Night" reminder
When
Friday, 29 July 2016
07:00 PM to 11:00 PM
(GMT-07:00) Arizona
Where
Bob's War Room
Notes
As always, RSVP's are appreciated.
From
Table_Top_Gaming_Society   Calendar



Time Commanders - a BBC program which might be revived

JC
 

Saw a news item about a possible resurrection by the BBC of a program called Time Commanders. Below you will find the link to the article.   It includes a further link to a sample battle of the original series.

 

I think I saw one episode way back when.   That one was the battle of Pharsalus - Caesar vs. Pompey.


Each episode featured a different battle.   A team of amateurs (in the case of the sample program from early 2000's below, the team was 4 vicars (in the course of the refight the moderator says one of the ministers should have been a 19th century evangelical preacher, he is so aggressive!!) try to refight a famous battle from history on computer screens.   Two or three historians or military specialists act as expert advisers on how the armies will fight  / judge as to defeat or victory.    The computer battle is based on the game Rome at War.   There are a couple of pauses in the action to allow the team to regroup.


The battle in this sample episode is Teutoberger Wald, the 9 AD massacre of Varus and his legions by Herman and his boys.......   The program lasts about 45 minutes but I think you will find it quite enjoyable.


Here is the article about the possible reappearance of the program:   Obviously for us to see the revived program it would have to show up on BBC America.


JC


The BBC Wants to Bring Back Time Commanders




Re: game?

Bob Rodgers <brodgers.cell@...>
 

Yes, what would you like to play?




On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, E Jones ekj2908@... [Table_Top_Gaming_Society] <Table_Top_Gaming_Society@...> wrote:
 

We doing a game this Friday?

Ed


game?

Ed
 

We doing a game this Friday?

Ed


Painted 28mm American Civil War for sale

Tom Opalka
 

I am moving down in scale to 10mm for my ancient, medieval and horse & musket/black powder era gaming.  As a result of this decision I have the following painted 28mm American Civil War figures for sale:

Confederates - Mostly Sash & Saber with some Old Glory.  GMB flags.  Infantry based 4 to a stand in 2 ranks on a 40mm by 40mm base.
3 rifled guns with 4 crew each
5 mounted command figures
4 officers on foot
7 infantry command stands and 28 infantry stands totaling 140 figures.
Total of 156 foot figures, 5 mounted figures and 3 guns - asking $600

USA - all Sash & Saber with the exception of the zouave unit which is a mix of Sash & Saber and Old Glory.  The 2 regular units are mounted 4 figures to a stand in 2 ranks on a 40 by 40 base, but the zouave unit is 4 stands of 6 figures in 2 ranks on 60 by 40 bases and 1 command stand of 4 figures in 2 ranks on a 40 by 40 base.
3 rifled guns with 4 crew each
1 unit of 28 zouaves with command and 2 units of 28 infantry with command totaling 84 figures
4 mounted command figures
3 officers on foot plus a few individually based musicians
Total of 100 foot figures, 4 mounted figures and 3 guns - asking $400

If you would like to see pictures or have any questions, email me directly.

Thank you,
Tom O


Re: For those with an interest in Ancients.........

Ed
 

John

Thanks for the review.  Got it on DVR but haven't seen it yet.  Saw the ads for it and thought "Wow, history stuff on the History Channel...isn't that odd?"


Ed

On 6/13/2016 9:32 AM, curranjohng@... [Table_Top_Gaming_Society] wrote:
 

The History Channel is starting a series on Barbarian opposition to Rome called "Barbarians Rising".   They cover a pair of Barbarian uprisings in each episode.   The one I saw featured Hannibal and then a resistance leader of the Lusitanians (modern Portugal) whom I had not heard of - Viriatus.  


I thought the part on Hannibal was pretty reasonable for a TV show.   It was a mixture of re-enactors and computer generated imagery together with active maps and interspersed commentary by various academics and military men.  Hannibal was featured as ethnically African - which I think is correct according to current historical views.   The computer generated imagery was used to give a satellite view of the battle of Cannae, which was the only one they covered in any detail.   Also there were close up of lines of Romans and Carthaginians rushing at each other in line of battle - which I presume was a small number of re-enactors on each side multiplied by the computer.   They showed Hannibal fighting in the front rank which I am not sure is correct?   Alexander apparently did that, but not sure about Hannibal.   (Incidentally in case you are wondering why Hannibal features in a series about barbarians, they are using the word "barbarian" in its original Greek meaning which just means non-Greek speaking - or essentially all foreigners - not as a description of the type of society these leaders arose from).  Obviously certain aspects were ignored or simplified such as the lack of siege equipment or supplies to sustain a siege of Rome and other causes of the eventual failure of Hannibal's Italian campaign.

Apparently Viriatus is a national hero in Portugal where there are several statues, etc. of him.    The program indicated Viriatus's campaign was one of the first ever documented guerrilla wars.   He led ambushes against the Romans in the heavily forested Portugal of the time.   Finally he staged a major ambush of a Roman column resulting in the deaths of 4,000 Roman soldiers.   The war lasted 8 years until the inevitable - one of the Roman generals bribed three of Viriatus' men to assassinate him.   With their leader gone the Lusitanian resistance folded in a year or so.

Tonight (Monday) the History Channel is repeating the Hannibal/Viriatus episode at 7 pm, and then showing a new episode featuring Spartacus and Arminius at 9 pm.   Other leaders to be featured in future episodes include Boadicea and Attila.

JC




For those with an interest in Ancients.........

JC
 

The History Channel is starting a series on Barbarian opposition to Rome called "Barbarians Rising".   They cover a pair of Barbarian uprisings in each episode.   The one I saw featured Hannibal and then a resistance leader of the Lusitanians (modern Portugal) whom I had not heard of - Viriatus.  


I thought the part on Hannibal was pretty reasonable for a TV show.   It was a mixture of re-enactors and computer generated imagery together with active maps and interspersed commentary by various academics and military men.  Hannibal was featured as ethnically African - which I think is correct according to current historical views.   The computer generated imagery was used to give a satellite view of the battle of Cannae, which was the only one they covered in any detail.   Also there were close up of lines of Romans and Carthaginians rushing at each other in line of battle - which I presume was a small number of re-enactors on each side multiplied by the computer.   They showed Hannibal fighting in the front rank which I am not sure is correct?   Alexander apparently did that, but not sure about Hannibal.   (Incidentally in case you are wondering why Hannibal features in a series about barbarians, they are using the word "barbarian" in its original Greek meaning which just means non-Greek speaking - or essentially all foreigners - not as a description of the type of society these leaders arose from).  Obviously certain aspects were ignored or simplified such as the lack of siege equipment or supplies to sustain a siege of Rome and other causes of the eventual failure of Hannibal's Italian campaign.

Apparently Viriatus is a national hero in Portugal where there are several statues, etc. of him.    The program indicated Viriatus's campaign was one of the first ever documented guerrilla wars.   He led ambushes against the Romans in the heavily forested Portugal of the time.   Finally he staged a major ambush of a Roman column resulting in the deaths of 4,000 Roman soldiers.   The war lasted 8 years until the inevitable - one of the Roman generals bribed three of Viriatus' men to assassinate him.   With their leader gone the Lusitanian resistance folded in a year or so.

Tonight (Monday) the History Channel is repeating the Hannibal/Viriatus episode at 7 pm, and then showing a new episode featuring Spartacus and Arminius at 9 pm.   Other leaders to be featured in future episodes include Boadicea and Attila.

JC



Switching to Friday nights

brodgers.cell@...
 

Due to requests at the last Saturday game day, we are going to switch back to having the games on Friday nights. At least through the summer.


So next game is Friday, June 17th.

Starting at 7:00 PM


Bob


Miniature War Figures on "How It's Made"

Ed
 

Hi Everyone

An episode of "How It's Made" (Discovery Science Channel) last night did a bit on what they called "Miniature War Figures". They showed the Perry brothers and the process of how they make the the greens, the 3-ups, the vulcanized spin molds, and the metal injection molds. Pretty good stuff and nice to see it on mainstream television.

They showed shots of box art for several Perry box sets. When they showed the 28mm Confederate Infantry box, the censors blurred out the image of the confederate flag. It was pretty obvious.

Just so you know, our hobby may be offensive to some viewers. Perhaps we need to start blurring and bleeping Fred?

Ed


Pictures

brodgers.cell@...
 

I uploaded a few pictures of last Friday's game.

Look in the ECW - Battle of Auldearn album


Battle of Edgehill pictures

brodgers.cell@...
 

I uploaded some pictures (21) of Saturday's game.

Look in the ECW - Edgehill album.


Bob

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