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Re: Event: Romans vs. Carthaginians - Monday, 30 December 2019

Kochese (Larry)
 

I believe the game is on November 30.

On Sat, Nov 16, 2019 at 11:13 PM The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@groups.io Calendar <The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@groups.io> wrote:

Romans vs. Carthaginians

When:
Monday, 30 December 2019
12:00pm to 5:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Phoenix

Where:
Bob's War Room

Organizer: Bob & Larry - figures, terrain, scenario; JC - rules Bob @ Table Top Gaming Society

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

Description:
Ancients Battle - Romans vs. Carthaginians   Will be set up as per number of folks RSVPing.
will have extra figures and expand the board if more players turn up.
If you have 15 mm Romans and/or Carthaginians check with Bob or Larry to see if they need extra figures.

Rules will be Tactica II.  JC is responsible for gamemastering the rules.

Event: Romans vs. Carthaginians - Monday, 30 December 2019

The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@groups.io Calendar <The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@...>
 

Romans vs. Carthaginians

When:
Monday, 30 December 2019
12:00pm to 5:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Phoenix

Where:
Bob's War Room

Organizer: Bob & Larry - figures, terrain, scenario; JC - rules Bob @ Table Top Gaming Society

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

Description:
Ancients Battle - Romans vs. Carthaginians   Will be set up as per number of folks RSVPing.
will have extra figures and expand the board if more players turn up.
If you have 15 mm Romans and/or Carthaginians check with Bob or Larry to see if they need extra figures.

Rules will be Tactica II.  JC is responsible for gamemastering the rules.

Re: Today’s battle

Sylvain
 
Edited

All
It looks like a fun game. Sorry, I won't be gaming for a while. Soccer and my parents coming to town soon, I did not have much time to game,
I should be back into gaming later in December

Sylvain

On Saturday, November 16, 2019, 10:06:09 PM MST, John C via Groups.Io <curranjohng@...> wrote:


Buffed up Coats worked  out despite early skepticism by ill informed louts such as me!

Have to admit grumbling partly caused by Dave R. more or less rolling me under the table ( at one point 3 snake-eyes follow by a "3"!!! - low numbers are bad!).  The dice gods really had it in for me today.  Fortunately my colleague Seth broke the heretics' center and the Covenanters were in decline on their right so the game was called in favor of the good guys, i.e. Montrose's happy few! 

The first 3 photos are of "vignettes" that Bob painted up.  
The one by the pier is of the traditional testing to see if someone was a witch - by repetitive dunking.   If they survived then they obviously were a witch.   If they drowned then apparently they were not a witch - which of course came as a great consolation to the dead non-witch!!

After discussion we are going to try an Ancients game using Tactica II the Saturday after thanksgiving, Nov. 30th.
Romans vs. Carthaginians.   Am going to post it if I can work out how to use the calendar..........

JC

PS Understand Ray had a medical issue.  We all wished him a speedy recovery!

On Saturday, November 16, 2019, 05:07:57 PM MST, Bob <brodgers@...> wrote:


Some of the action in today’s ECW battle.
Montrose’s Royalists trounced the Covenanters.

History repeated. 





























--
JC
"Sophisticated, charming and humble" - all down to his club shirt!

Re: Today’s battle

John C
 
Edited

 
Buffed up Coats worked  out despite early skepticism by ill informed louts such as me!
 
Have to admit grumbling partly caused by Dave R. more or less rolling me under the table ( at one point 3 snake-eyes follow by a "3"!!! - low numbers are bad!).  The dice gods really had it in for me today.  Fortunately my colleague Seth broke the heretics' center and the Covenanters were in decline on their right so the game was called in favor of the good guys, i.e. Montrose's happy few! 
 
The first 3 photos are of "vignettes" that Bob painted up.  
The one by the pier is of the traditional testing to see if someone was a witch - by repetitive dunking.   If they survived then they obviously were a witch.   If they drowned then apparently they were not a witch - which of course came as a great consolation to the dead non-witch!!
 
After discussion we are going to try an Ancients game using Tactica II the Saturday after thanksgiving, Nov. 30th.
Romans vs. Carthaginians.   Am going to post it if I can work out how to use the calendar..........
 
JC
 
PS Understand Ray had a medical issue.  We all wished him a speedy recovery!
 
 

Today’s battle

Bob
 
Edited

Some of the action in today’s ECW battle.
Montrose’s Royalists trounced the Covenanters.

History repeated. 




























Upcoming Event: GAME DAY - The Battle of Inverlochy - Sat, 11/16/2019 12:00pm-5:00pm, Please RSVP #cal-reminder

The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@groups.io Calendar <The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@...>
 

Reminder: GAME DAY - The Battle of Inverlochy

When: Saturday, 16 November 2019, 12:00pm to 5:00pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Phoenix

Where:The War Room

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

Organizer: Bob

Description: Battle of Inverlochy. (Feb 2, 1645)
The Marquis of Montrose’s royalist forces are attacking roughly twice their number of Parliamentary Covenanters and Highlanders under the command of Sir Duncan Campbell. 

Montrose’s force has a large contingent of MacDonalds, blood enemies of the Campbells. So the situation is ripe for some arse-whuppin’.

Period: English Civil War
Rules
: Bibles & Buff Coats
Scale: 28mm

With love from Paraguay

Ed
 

Here are some pics of the game last Saturday.  A really fun game with a lot of variety of units, breechloading rifles vs guys with pointed sticks, etc.  And dragoons that forgot to bring their guns!


Upcoming Event: GAME DAY - The Battle of Inverlochy - Sat, 11/16/2019 12:00pm-5:00pm, Please RSVP #cal-reminder

The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@groups.io Calendar <The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@...>
 

Reminder: GAME DAY - The Battle of Inverlochy

When: Saturday, 16 November 2019, 12:00pm to 5:00pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Phoenix

Where:The War Room

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

Organizer: Bob

Description: Battle of Inverlochy. (Feb 2, 1645)
The Marquis of Montrose’s royalist forces are attacking roughly twice their number of Parliamentary Covenanters and Highlanders under the command of Sir Duncan Campbell. 

Montrose’s force has a large contingent of MacDonalds, blood enemies of the Campbells. So the situation is ripe for some arse-whuppin’.

Period: English Civil War
Rules
: Bibles & Buff Coats
Scale: 28mm

Re: 37th Seven Years War Convention

Don L
 

The other option is Indianapolis and a rental car. May be cheaper than Chicago. Last year I played in a WSS, Great Northern War, an India scenario and F&IW with some great people. Also ate and drank well.

On November 11, 2019 at 12:22 PM "John C via Groups.Io" <curranjohng@...> wrote:

 
I have gone for many years and can also attest to being a fine convention.   All 18th century  (WSS to FRW) but the majority of the games are Seven Year's War.

Fly into Chicago and rental car to South Bend (Flying direct to South Bend is expensive, although Allegiant apparently has flights, but not every day).

JC

On Saturday, November 9, 2019, 12:05:01 PM MST, Sylvain via Groups.Io <sylvainnc@...> wrote:


Team
It is a great convention. Lots of good games and good people. I might go there this year as most of my gaming friends from Chicago go there. 

Sylvain

On Nov 8, 2019, at 8:45 AM, Don L <dleuenbe@...> wrote:

I attended for the first time last year although I have friends who were founders. It was great fun, great games and conversation--and South Bend has some very nice food and drink establishments.
Don
<2020 37th ANNUAL SEVEN YEARS WAR CONVENTION.pdf>
 

--
JC
"Sophisticated, charming and humble" - all down to his club shirt!

 

Re: Upcoming Event: GAME DAY - The Battle of Inverlochy - Sat, 11/16/2019 12:00pm-5:00pm, Please RSVP #cal-reminder

El Rolando
 

Was just scolded for forgetting that my daughter's birthday party is on the 16th. (Her birthday is the 4th) so I won't be able to make it next Saturday, but will be available on the 23rd for whatever event there shall be!


Reminder: GAME DAY - The Battle of Inverlochy

When: Saturday, 16 November 2019, 12:00pm to 5:00pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Phoenix

Where:The War Room

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

Organizer: Bob

Description: Battle of Inverlochy. (Feb 2, 1645)
The Marquis of Montrose’s royalist forces are attacking roughly twice their number of Parliamentary Covenanters and Highlanders under the command of Sir Duncan Campbell. 

Montrose’s force has a large contingent of MacDonalds, blood enemies of the Campbells. So the situation is ripe for some arse-whuppin’.

Period: English Civil War
Rules
: Bibles & Buff Coats
Scale: 28mm

Upcoming Event: GAME DAY - The Battle of Inverlochy - Sat, 11/16/2019 12:00pm-5:00pm, Please RSVP #cal-reminder

The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@groups.io Calendar <The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@...>
 

Reminder: GAME DAY - The Battle of Inverlochy

When: Saturday, 16 November 2019, 12:00pm to 5:00pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Phoenix

Where:The War Room

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

Organizer: Bob

Description: Battle of Inverlochy. (Feb 2, 1645)
The Marquis of Montrose’s royalist forces are attacking roughly twice their number of Parliamentary Covenanters and Highlanders under the command of Sir Duncan Campbell. 

Montrose’s force has a large contingent of MacDonalds, blood enemies of the Campbells. So the situation is ripe for some arse-whuppin’.

Period: English Civil War
Rules
: Bibles & Buff Coats
Scale: 28mm

Re: 37th Seven Years War Convention

John C
 

I have gone for many years and can also attest to being a fine convention.   All 18th century  (WSS to FRW) but the majority of the games are Seven Year's War.

Fly into Chicago and rental car to South Bend (Flying direct to South Bend is expensive, although Allegiant apparently has flights, but not every day).

JC

On Saturday, November 9, 2019, 12:05:01 PM MST, Sylvain via Groups.Io <sylvainnc@...> wrote:


Team
It is a great convention. Lots of good games and good people. I might go there this year as most of my gaming friends from Chicago go there. 

Sylvain

On Nov 8, 2019, at 8:45 AM, Don L <dleuenbe@...> wrote:

I attended for the first time last year although I have friends who were founders. It was great fun, great games and conversation--and South Bend has some very nice food and drink establishments.
Don
<2020 37th ANNUAL SEVEN YEARS WAR CONVENTION.pdf>

--
JC
"Sophisticated, charming and humble" - all down to his club shirt!

Re: Happy Veterans Day

Sylvain
 

Glad you learnt it at school

Soon, Kids will have to memorize Beyonce songs...

On Sunday, November 10, 2019, 12:45:30 PM MST, Ray Levesque <raylev3@...> wrote:


A classic. We had that memorize this when I was in junior high.

Ray


Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "Sylvain via Groups.Io" <Sylvainnc@...>
Date: 11/10/19 12:28 PM (GMT-07:00)
To: The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@groups.io
Subject: [The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society] Happy Veterans Day

In Flanders Fields
BY JOHN MCCRAE

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
        In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
        In Flanders fields.



Re: Happy Veterans Day

Kochese (Larry)
 

We had to memorize Tennysons Charge of The Light Brigade.
Half a League, Half a League, Half a League onward,
Into the Valley of Death rode the Six Hundred.
Guns to the Left of them, Guns to the Right of them, Volleyed and Thundered,.
Into the Valley of Death rode the Six hundred. Etc....

To all who served, Thank you. Enjoy your day tomorrow... Go march in a Parade!


On Sun, Nov 10, 2019 at 12:45 PM Ray Levesque <raylev3@...> wrote:
A classic. We had that memorize this when I was in junior high.

Ray


Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "Sylvain via Groups.Io" <Sylvainnc=yahoo.com@groups.io>
Date: 11/10/19 12:28 PM (GMT-07:00)
Subject: [The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society] Happy Veterans Day

In Flanders Fields
BY JOHN MCCRAE

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
        In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
        In Flanders fields.



Re: Happy Veterans Day

 

A classic. We had that memorize this when I was in junior high.

Ray


Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "Sylvain via Groups.Io" <Sylvainnc@...>
Date: 11/10/19 12:28 PM (GMT-07:00)
To: The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@groups.io
Subject: [The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society] Happy Veterans Day

In Flanders Fields
BY JOHN MCCRAE

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
        In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
        In Flanders fields.



Happy Veterans Day

Sylvain
 

In Flanders Fields
BY JOHN MCCRAE

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Re: 37th Seven Years War Convention

Sylvain
 

Team
It is a great convention. Lots of good games and good people. I might go there this year as most of my gaming friends from Chicago go there. 

Sylvain

On Nov 8, 2019, at 8:45 AM, Don L <dleuenbe@...> wrote:

I attended for the first time last year although I have friends who were founders. It was great fun, great games and conversation--and South Bend has some very nice food and drink establishments.
Don
<2020 37th ANNUAL SEVEN YEARS WAR CONVENTION.pdf>

Re: Upcoming Event: And Now For Something Completely Different: The Great Paraguayan War (also known as the War of the Triple Alliance) - Sat, 11/09/2019 12:00pm-5:00pm, Please RSVP #cal-reminder

Mark K
 

bob


i’ll be there

mark


Reminder: And Now For Something Completely Different: The Great Paraguayan War (also known as the War of the Triple Alliance)

When: Saturday, 9 November 2019, 12:00pm to 5:00pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Phoenix

Where:Bob's War Room

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

Organizer: Michael Machell madmachell@... 785-550-4050

Description: This is a fairly obscure South American conflict occurring around the same time as the American Civil War, ultimately resulting in the utter annihilation of the Paraguayan nation.  The megalomaniac dictator of Paraguay, Francisco Solano Lopez, took on the combined armies of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay over a territorial dispute involving the two larger countries. The Paraguayan army outnumbered the armies of the other combatants at the start of the war and enjoyed some initial successes, but after a naval defeat by Brazil on the Parana River at the Battle of the Riachuelo, was very much on the defensive for the majority of the war.  Despite being outnumbered, the Paraguayan soldiers - mostly indigenous Guarani -  were incredibly tenacious fighters and wholly loyal to Lopez.  As an additional "incentive", Lopez threatened the old Roman practice of "decimation" (killing one of every ten men) for any unit that retreated in battle.  As a result, there was only one recorded instance of a routed Paraguayan unit running away from battle during the war.  This war is an interesting mix of Napoleonic and American Civil War-type weapons and tactics with some of the Paraguayan units even fighting with spears!  The figures are 15mm scale.  I plan to use rules adapted from Neil Thomas "Wargaming 19th Century Europe" although "Black Powder" works very well for this conflict.  There are also versions of rules for this period using "Fire and Fury" and "Principles of War" although I have not played those.


37th Seven Years War Convention

Don L
 

I attended for the first time last year although I have friends who were founders. It was great fun, great games and conversation--and South Bend has some very nice food and drink establishments.
Don

Upcoming Event: And Now For Something Completely Different: The Great Paraguayan War (also known as the War of the Triple Alliance) - Sat, 11/09/2019 12:00pm-5:00pm, Please RSVP #cal-reminder

The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@groups.io Calendar <The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@...>
 

Reminder: And Now For Something Completely Different: The Great Paraguayan War (also known as the War of the Triple Alliance)

When: Saturday, 9 November 2019, 12:00pm to 5:00pm, (GMT-07:00) America/Phoenix

Where:Bob's War Room

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

Organizer: Michael Machell madmachell@... 785-550-4050

Description: This is a fairly obscure South American conflict occurring around the same time as the American Civil War, ultimately resulting in the utter annihilation of the Paraguayan nation.  The megalomaniac dictator of Paraguay, Francisco Solano Lopez, took on the combined armies of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay over a territorial dispute involving the two larger countries. The Paraguayan army outnumbered the armies of the other combatants at the start of the war and enjoyed some initial successes, but after a naval defeat by Brazil on the Parana River at the Battle of the Riachuelo, was very much on the defensive for the majority of the war.  Despite being outnumbered, the Paraguayan soldiers - mostly indigenous Guarani -  were incredibly tenacious fighters and wholly loyal to Lopez.  As an additional "incentive", Lopez threatened the old Roman practice of "decimation" (killing one of every ten men) for any unit that retreated in battle.  As a result, there was only one recorded instance of a routed Paraguayan unit running away from battle during the war.  This war is an interesting mix of Napoleonic and American Civil War-type weapons and tactics with some of the Paraguayan units even fighting with spears!  The figures are 15mm scale.  I plan to use rules adapted from Neil Thomas "Wargaming 19th Century Europe" although "Black Powder" works very well for this conflict.  There are also versions of rules for this period using "Fire and Fury" and "Principles of War" although I have not played those.