Wednesday, 2 November 2016

BIG IS GOOD! Club Meeting - 30 October

Sometimes we just do some seriously awesome stuff here at TCOW and its bloody awesome! This week's club meeting was a single game affair....Flames of War and the German defence of Berlin. 3 6x4 tables joined together to form the centre of the German capital with the Reichstag, Tiergarten and Hitler's Bunker all awaiting its fate. On the Western flank, the American and British approach to be the first into the capital while in the East, the Soviet hordes approach.

Mike has been super busy in creating the spectacular terrain you see here including the floor plan of the Reichstag itself.

The Fuhrerbunker with waiting Kubel...

The Soviet approach from the rural East....

While the British and Americans arrive from the West.

And so, with the stage set, the combatants deployed and readied themselves for battle. The German generals led by Feldmarshal Von Carryer would have to hold the capital and destroy the invaders at the gates to win while the Allies must take the Reichstag itself.

And at any point, the Fuhrer may decide to make a (slow) run for it. From turn 3 onwards, von Carryer would roll and on a 5+, Adolf is off in his Kubel to board a flight to Buenos 4" a turn.

No more words...just regale in the glory of the TCOW MEGA BERLIN BATTLE!!!!

Some absolutely amazing shots here.

After 3 hours of the game, we still dont have a result either so we've all agreed to a smaller Part 2 game in a month so watch this space!

Massive thanks to the man himself, Mr. Mike Haught, for organising and running this awesome event! We're really lucky to have him as a TCOW alum!

So, roll on the next MEGA BATTLE!!!

Monday, 10 October 2016


Looks like George rolled a FUBAR to me....

This weekend saw the second annual Rumble at the Jungle Bolt Action event hosted by those awesome peeps at Mighty Ape  . This year's event was a 1000 point affair and was played under the recently released second edition rules.

14 players in total turned up early on Sunday morning to start rolling dice and seeing what's working and not working under the new regime. There was a reasonable spread of forces across the 14 players. Nationalities counted were American, British, German, Japanese and French (yes, French!). We played 4 missions in total; No Man's Land, Key Positions, Point Defence and Meeting Engagement. All the tables had a great mix of dense terrain with great lanes of fire for all to use.

And of course, the beautifully painted armies on display as well! There were some absolutely gorgeous paint jobs, including Monkey's spiffing Dad's Army force. Here are a heap of photos I took of the action and the army parade as well.

French.....French everywhere!!!

Who would burn a bus....?!

I don't like cricket...oh no...I love it!

Steve's British
Monkey's Dad's Army
Dan's the snow.
Matthew's Germans, complete with horse-drawn cart for the Neb!
Andrew's Brits
Michael G's Brits
Ryan's Yanks.
And my Yanks, led by George S. Patton himself!

And now to the winners....

Best General: Saul

There was a 4-way tie for 1st place and it came down to attrition points to split them.
Best Sport: Joel
Best Painted: Monkey

The Rumble Bunch.

A massive thanks to Dave from Mighty Ape for hosting us and the event. It was an absolute blast and one well worth repeating!!