The South Bay Game Club
2006 Club Meetings
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Take a look at the games we played in
by Chris Roberts. Come join the veteran squadron of the Historical
Miniature Game Club of Sunnyvale Middle School as they sponsor a
morning in the air. South Bay Game Club members have come to
Sunnyvale to teach and encourage kids playing games. This is their
turn to give a little back. These high school and college (yes it
has been that long) students are all experienced pilots but that
shouldn't stop you from putting a few shots into their tail
feathers. We look forward to seeing you.
Bentonville - "Last Stand in the Carolinas" March 1865
by Richard Henkus. At a small plantation near Bentonville, Joseph E.
Johnston and what is left of the Army of the Tenessee, along with
Hoke's North Carolinians fresh from R.E. Lee's Army of Northern
Virginnia, plan a trap to destroy Sherman's advancing XIC and XX
Corps. A 15mm American Civil War game using Fire and Fury rules. 4
hours, 2 to 4 players.
The Napoleonic Wars
by Ix Nichols. The GMT boardgame that covers the whole of the
Napoleonic Wars in one sitting. A great game, and very engrossing.
Up to 5 players.
This year our meeting coincided once again with
historical miniatures gaming convention, and since we're all historical
miniatures gamers in this club, we met there.
Normans vs. Vikings
by Bob Burke, Doug Lange, and Chris Salander. Another Tactica
playtest by the gang.
by Chris Salander. Try out the big new color Seven Year's War board
game from Germany. Russia, Austria, France, Bavaria and Sweden try
to bring down Prussia and Hanover, who are backed up by Britain.
Hidden army strengths, random political events. 18th century map
The Battle for Belleau Wood, 1918
by Chris Salander. As the Germans pressed on towards Paris, the
American command threw into the front line the only experienced
troops they had, including the U.S. Marines. The first sergeant to
reach the area encountered a retreating Frenchman who encouraged him
to do the same. His reply? "Retreat, Hell! We just got here." Later,
General Ludendorff said of the US Marines: "I would rate them as
Stormtroopers." This game will be played using the rules
Contemptible Little Armies, with variable movement and ranged fire,
and 20mm figures. If there is enough time and interest, the game
will include both the US attack and the German counter attack.
by Eric Lindberg.
A 15mm Renaissance Tactica scenario for the last battle of the
Italian Wars, between France and Spain. The battle saw the
introduction of modern tactics, including integrated pike and shot
formations, as well as the last appearance of older formations in
Italy, including French lancers and Swiss pike. This is a playtest
of a KublaCon SF game.
Days of Knights Rides Again
Curtis Wright (AKA half of ChipCo) returns from self-imposed exile
to host a Hundred Years War game using the ChipCo rules "Days of
Knights". At that time you can talk to Curtis about the
soon-to-be-released Early Medieval and Dark Ages expansion to DoK.
Well known for their ability to represent full metal lancers riding
down hapless peasants, the DoK rules will consider such issues as
shieldwalls, burning churches, and that constant problem, "Where did
you park the longboat?" Scale: 15mm
Sortie from Ferrol
In 1797 Spain sides with France in its war against Britain. In
early 1800 a British squadron stages a landing to try and seize the
northern Spanish port of Ferrol and compromise the Spanish ships
moored there. The raid fails, but this scenario envisions that the
Spanish discover their cahones and the larger and more heavily armed
Spanish squadron sails out to drive off the British squadron. Will
the vaqueros de la mare blast the limeys to oblivion, or will it be
adios to the cream of the Spanish fleet? Scale: 1/1200 Rules:
"74" Chris Salander
by Curtis Wright. A game of Days of Knights depicting the last battle of the
Wars of the Roses.
by Gary Price. This will be a refresh-your-memory and
polish-your-skills trial game as we prepare to kick off a new
Warhammer Fantasy campaign. Grudge Wars (also known as Porridge
Wars) will be an easy-play campaign in which Warhammer Dwarf armies
do battle to settle once and for all the best way to prepare
porridge, either Hot, Cold, or Nine Days Old. No tedious
bookkeeping, although keeping a Book of Grudges is strongly
recommended. Participants will not be required to appear for every
game -- the goal is to have fun with dwarven armies, not enforce
mandatory behavior. If you'd like to participate, regularly or just
when the mood strikes you, drop by for a chat. In the end, there can
be only one -- one way to prepare porridge, that is.
Vistula Bridgehead, 1944
by Richard Henkus.
Soviet Tank Corps seeks to protect river crossing and execute
break-out towards key road junctions.
Elements of a German Panzer will attempt to contain the break-out
and and re-take the river crossing. A 15mm Division/corps level game
for 2-3 players, using Richard's computer-assisted rules
Active Armor, about 4 hours long.
by Lawrence Goslinowski. Beta version of Mr. Stan Kubiak's
Aerodrome off shoot for WW2. Learn basic mechanics of the game, be
rewarded by shooting your enemies or your friends, aircraft will be
provided. Scale 1:144. Participants, please bring your enthusiasm!
Encounter Battle at the Spielplatzgrund
by Stan Kubiak. Remember Napoleonics? Forgotten how to play In The
Grand Manner? Here's a chance for a bit of a light refresher. French
and Prussian forces - primarily infantry, possibly a little
artillery and (maybe, only maybe) some light cavalry - meet in an
encounter battle while debouching into a smallish valley more or
less at random. Is that the Prussians? No, it's Grouchy. Or is it?
25mm Napoleonics; In The Grand Manner rules; all figures
supplied by gamemaster. Minimum 2, maximum 6+ players, we'll see
what we can do.
Fire and Fury
by Ix Nichols. The boys in blue mix it up with the guys in gray, in
a surprise American Civil War scenario. Any number of players
welcome, everything provided (in 15mm scale). Wear a hat of the
appropriate color/style and receive a generalship bonus (you'll have
to bring your own hat).
Days of Knights
by Curtis Wright. Probably a Hundred Years War scenario.
The Napoleonic Wars
by Ix Nichols. This is the card-driven, strategic board game by GMT
that covers the whole of the Napoleonic Wars from beginning to end.
It typically takes 2-4 hours to play to completion, and supports
2-5 players. The game will be taught if you don't know how (or just
forgot how) to play.
Since Paradox Playground suddenly closed, this meeting was at Game Kastle
in Santa Clara.
Vitebsk: Someone Say Luftwaffe? 1944
by Manny Granillo.
On the hard fought eastern front lines lies a town that has seen
more than its share of fighting: Vitebsk. Holding this seemingly
indefensible sector are some of Herman Goering's finest...or so it
would seem. A couple of Luftwaffe Field Divisions have been given
the task to hold! Well... they will try... A WWII odyssey expressed
in 20mm using Manny's own Panzer Korps rules, for up to 5 players.
by Eric Lindberg. A 15mm Tactica game for 2-6 players depicting the
last battle of the Italian Wars, between France and Spain in the
Once again, we met in the gaming room of
Game Kastle in Santa Clara.
Hundred Years War
by Chris Salander.
Will the French knights run down the invasive English, or will the
Longbow be a Weapon of Mass Destruction? Come find out. Tactica II
Playtest. 15mm Figures provided. 6 players max.
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