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Sunday 4th August

August 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

Tonight’s club saw an Infinity game set in a ruined city, Haqqislam face Yu Jing.as we continue to learn the rules.

Grey Knights and Orks fight in a 40K game.

The Millenium Falcon gets a scrape from flying too close to the asteroids.

Operation Market Larden

June 9, 2013 in Club Nights

Yesterday was Operation Market Larden! A day of gaming with the Toofatlardies presented by our club. Over 30 gamers along with Rich Clarke of TFL fame, played various games during the day and then finished if off with a curry and beer.

In this game, by club member Paul, British forces challenge French infantry for supply wagons in Sharp Practice.

An IABSM game based on a historical action, presented by another club member Ade.

The very popular Chain of Command demo run by Rich Clarke, This game was very popular and will doubtlessly get played at the club once it is released later this summer.

Nick Hawkins brought his ‘Diesel Punk’ air combat game which is being developed as part of the Lard Approved scheme.

Another possible Lard Approved game Tin Star by Geoff Bond.

Nick Overland presented I Ain’t Been Nuked Mum, his cold war adaptation of IABSM for the cold war.

Stuart and Mark, fellow Wyvern members put on a Russo Japanese war game using the Mud and Blood rules.

There was also a Dux Britaniarium demo table who saw some Saxons getting a brutal thrashing – some things don’t change.

Wyvern Wargamers on the road

April 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

In the last couple of months, club members have run games at the WMMS show in Wolverhampton and at Salute in London Docklands. The games were put on in conjunction with Kallistra who produce the Hexon terrain system as well as a number of figure ranges.

At Wolverhampton the game was a Dark Age battle between Britons and Saxons, we were very pleased to receive 3rd place in the “Best Display Game” category.

More recently this Saturday, members were up in the middle of the night to travel down to London Docklands, the home of the Excel centre. Arriving on site before 8am gave us plenty of time to set up our two games and do a bit of sneaky shopping before the doors open and the public arrive.

We played through the Dark Age game again as well as a fantasy game and had a great time chatting to the public about the rules, figures and terrain. A very long day left us all tired but we all agreed, a great day out.

Saga Tournament 2013

February 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

Last weekend was our 2nd Saga Tournament, 28 players playing 4, 90 minute 6 point games. Thanks as last time to our friends at Gripping Beast for providing prize support.

Overall winner of the day was our very own John Phillips Jr.

All the players in front of our great new club banner.

Some stats from Chris our Tournament Organiser.

Once again, to all those that attended this event, thank you for making the day a very enjoyable time.
As 56 games were played during the day, the statistics of the event may be of interest to some of you. And here they are….

The Factions used:
Vikings 6 players
Anglo Saxons 5 players
Irish 3 players
Anglo-Dane 3 players
Scots 3 players
Welsh 2 players
Norse Gaels 2 players
Jomsvikings 2 players
Strathclyde Welsh 1 player
Normans 1 player

No faction type dominated the Wining positions. For example the top 5 were…

1st – Irish
2nd – Normans
3rd – Vikings
4th – Welsh
5th – Norse Gaels

The scenarios: With 28 players, each of the scenario’s was played 14 times with the following results:

Clash of Warlords: Victory points ranged from 3 to 34 with an average of 17.7
In 7 games a Warlord was killed and in 7 games no warlord was killed.

The Escort: Victory points ranged from 10 to 37 with an average of 23.7
The defender scored more points in 5 games. The attacker scored more points in 8 games.
In 4 games more baggage was escorted successfully by the defender than destroyed.
In 8 games more baggage was destroyed by the attacker than escorted off the table.
Note: As the games in the tournament were time limited, the defender was not able to hold back the baggage till he had destroyed the attacker using the benefit of SAGA dice generated by baggage.

Battle at the Ford: Victory points ranged from 0 to 31 with an average of 11.6

Homeland: Victory points ranged from 6 to 35 with an average of 20.9
The defender scored more points in 11 games. The attacker scored more points in 3 games.
In 6 games the attacker failed to clear any buildings.
In 6 games the attacker cleared 1 building.
In 1 game the attacker cleared 2 buildings.
– See more at: http://studiotomahawk.freeforums.org/saga-campaign-day-west-midlands-uk-23rd-feb-2013-t2522-30.html#sthash.lFAF8845.dpuf

February 17th

February 18, 2013 in Club Nights

Another good turn out for the club, while we finished off our preparations for next weekends Saga tournament, we saw more Saga, Warhammer 40k, Malifaux, Rules of Engagement WW2 Pacific  and Muskets and Tomahawks.

Come and see at WMMS 2013, Aldersley Leisure Village, Wolverhampton – March 10th 2013. Full details can be found at http://www.alumwellwargames.co.uk/

Wyvern in Wargames Illustrated!

February 5, 2013 in Club Nights

At last Wargames Illustrated have published the article on the “Death of the Prince”, along with the forthcoming Saga tournament, this is great publicity for the club. Pop to WHSmiths and buy yours now!


No bad weather got in the way of our club night this week, we had a bumper turnout with seven games, some new and returning faces. Games this week including Warhammer, Warmachine / Hordes, Saga, Rules of Engagement, Squad Leader and the club début of Muskets and Tomahawks.


British Vs Germans in Rules of Engagement WW2 action


French and their Indian allies fend off the British in America

Full House – 2nd December

December 4, 2012 in Club Nights

We had a full house tonight and another new member, welcome Seb.

We saw the new factions for Saga get a run out whilst some other club members had their first run through a Saga game, a large 28mm ACW took up one side of the room whilst we had two games of Warmachine and two games of Warhammer Fantasy. Seven games in total. Coming next club a multi player Boxer Rebellion game.

Saga day, 15th September

September 17, 2012 in Saga

After much preparation we held our Saga tournament on Saturday, we had 22 players and the prizes were kindly donated by Gripping Beast. We had a good mix of players and their armies and fun was had by all.

Alas we were all to busy to take lots of photos during the day, but here’s a shot of our very own Stu, playing against the eventual winner Matt, known as ‘Grasshopper’. We also had a talk from Mike Hobbs, a member of the rules development and playtest team, where we got some insights in to future releases which has got us going through our ‘lead piles’ for suitable miniatures.

Full results can be found on the Saga forum here.

Even the Olympics has to stop for wargaming

August 8, 2012 in AAR, ACW

With the country in thrall to the Olympics and the great efforts of our sportsmen, we all still found time to gather at the Village Hall for an evening of gaming. Tonight we welcomed John and John, who had come down to have some first games of Saga, with our Saga day coming soon we needed no encouragement to put on some games for them to learn the rules. Elsewhere we had Warmachine and another game in our ongoing ACW campaign game.

It had been a little while since we’d played a game in our Sharp Practice ACW campaign so we thought we drag the figures from our boxes and have a game. This was going to be the fifth game in our ongoing campaign, the 79th had been reduced to 73 rank and file, more importantly Captain Cook was still recovering from a wound sustained in the last game.

After rolling up the scenario, Marching, the Confederates rolled and ended up having to march across the table and off for victory. Seemed simple, a few good rolls and it would all be in the bag. In the photo below, the Confederates were moving from left to right and the Union players, Dane and myself, choose to attack from the top.

We knew that the trees would give us plenty of cover, our blinds unhampered by the terrain could advance to the road quickly.


The leading bases of the Texas, had reached the junction, coming off their blind after being spotting by Dane’s zoauves. The zouaves opened fire giving first blood to the Union.


The Union blinds continue to advance, cutting off the Confederates from their exit.


The first groups of the 79th reveal themselves as they prepare to open fire.


The Confederates will be in danger of being enfiladed. The Zouaves fire again.


After some desultory fire from the Texans, the New Yorkers return their fire creating such as black powder cloud that fire from anything but short range becomes near impossible.


Some of the Confederates are driven off routing whilst others take cover behind their countrymen.


During the exchange of fire Burnham is badly wounded and will play no part in the next game.


The remaining Union troops deploy from the blinds cutting the Confederates off from their table edge. The Union enfiladed the rebels and they began to retire to save their numbers for another day.


In the middle of the table the Confederate skirmishers are driven off and the zouaves draw themselves up for a tremendous volley., with the Texans retiring the Union win the game and with it the two victory points. Points are spent to improve leaders and musketry, alas the losing side receive no points to spend to improve their troops.


The next club night is going to be a SAGA practice session.

Is it summer yet?

July 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

We have had quite a wet summer so far, we still managed a good turnout and five games.

Menoth are beaten by Cygnar in a Warmachine game.

Beastmen fight Orcs and Goblins in Warhammer.

Anglo Danes fight Scots in Saga.

In another Saga game, Welsh are beaten by Irish (using the Welsh list).

Once again North fights South in the American Civil War.

Finally Orcs just manage a win against the Iron Dwarfs in Uncharted Seas.

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