ALY MORRISON'S "BUTTERFLY" ADVENTURES IN THE WORLD OF WARGAMES AND TOY SOLDIERS

Monday, 24 June 2019

The Wild Geese Wargamers weekend 2019

Greetings...
Once again The Wild Geese flocked to Kenilworth for our now annual wargames weekend...


And a splendid time we had... Beer...Food...Wargames...and Good Company... What's not to like...


Here are some images of the games that I played over the weekend...




First up we have an 18th Century A Gentleman's Wargame put on by Steve Metheringham using 40mm Prince August Miniatures...






Sadly that's not one of my die rolls that you can see in front of the guns










Next up a lovely big Great Northern War game from Paul Robinson...















This is a nice little Blood and Plunder game that Lee Brewster and Gavin Winspear put on, on the Saturday evening...
I sat as an observer while I drank a very nice Gin Concoction... Rum would probably have been more appropriate ...








This is a Peninsular War skirmish game put on by Tony Dillon...















There were two games that I didn't play in...


Somehow I managed to only take one picture of Alan and Michael Perry's AWI game...





Sadly I managed to get no photo's of Wills Harley's SYW Imaginations game...
Here however are a couple kindly supplied by Chris Gregg (http://notjustoldschool.blogspot.com/)







It should surprise no one that I won this...




That's me that is...


A really lovely weekend with some lovely old and new friends...


Many many thanks to Colin and Katherine for all the hard work that they did to make this happen and also a big thank you to everyone who contributed prizes...


Colin has also posted his account of events here... http://www.carryingsonupthedale.com/




Here's to next year...


Oh!...
I have also managed to get some painting done...




Four WSS units waiting to be flagged and based...


All the best   Aly

38 comments:

  1. Lovely looking set of games 🙂

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    1. They were indeed... and a lot of fun...:-)

      All the best. Aly

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    2. It seems that the wife of the blockhouse commander arrived safely and remains unaware of his dalliances. Your discretion is appreciated and you will surely be awarded with becoming the luckiest general next year.
      Signed

      A friend

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    3. I will settle for the least unlucky general...;-)

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  2. Great stuff Aly - nice to see the old Prinz August figures - brings back fond memories of melting down old lead pipes circa 1976 to create hundreds of tricorn hatted figures! Mark and I are on our final countdown for our own equivalent wargaming event at Lake Tarawera, Rotorua from 23 - 27 July - cant wait!

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    1. I am very fond of the Prince August figures...
      I have just as much fun casting them as I have painting them...
      I look forward to reading your reports... ;-)

      All the best. Aly

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  3. Really good to see you again Ally. The weekend is always something special and this year was no exception. Glad that more of the WSS are rolling off the workbench as well.

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    1. Yes an excellent weekend Paul...
      I am hoping to have a game at the end of August... even if it’s a small one.

      All the best. Aly

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  4. Great photos of some top draw toys there Aly. Well an award is an award I suppose, and like me you are in a well served category :~)

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    1. I feel that I have been justifiably rewarded for all my hard work... getting all these ones doesn’t come easy... ;-)

      All the best. Aly

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  5. Jeez Aly that really IS wargaming! And 40mm figures! You could have hired actors rather than use minis...though I bet they wouldn't have looked so good.

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    1. It was all great fun...
      You need to remember that 40mm figures are just the same as 6mm... only closer!

      All the best. Aly

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  6. Those Prince August models are better than I remember from years ago, have they re-sculpted or something?
    Great series of games from what looks like a fun gathering.
    Best wishes,
    Jeremy

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    1. There are a whole new range of Prince August moulds... a lot more detailed than the originals...
      It was indeed a fun gathering.

      All the best. Aly

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  7. Super photos of a lot of excellent looking games. This must have been a fun weekend.

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    1. It was indeed an excellent weekend.

      All the best. Aly

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  8. Gorgeous pictures Aly, what a pleasure to look at such beautiful games!

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    1. Thank you Phil...
      It was also a pleasure to play in such beautiful games.

      All the best. Aly

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  9. A lovely range of games, excellent :-)

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    1. They were indeed...
      I am looking forward to the next one.

      All the best. Aly

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  10. Glad you enjoyed your weekend! Perhaps I might make it next year?

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    1. It was great fun... I am sure you would enjoy it...

      All the best. Aly

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  11. Great pictures - very enjoyable post!

    Beer? - just a minute...

    Beer! - I knew there was something missing in my games.

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  12. Thank you Tony...
    A nice glass of wine is also recommended... ;-)

    All the best. Aly

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  13. Aly,
    Nice to see you maintained a consistency in your dice rolling. Unfortunately I couldn't get there this year and missed the good company!
    Looks like next year is off as wellđŸ˜© As the dates coincide with my hols!
    It is indeed though a great weekend

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    1. I believe there is a group of scientists who are doing research into the ‘Morrison effect’ and the possibility of a ‘Morrison wave’... they are trying to work out whether I actually cause bad dice throwing in others and at what range....;-)
      You would certainly have enjoyed yourself here... have said that , you did go to see Pink...
      I suspect your holiday will be as much if not more fun...

      All the best. Aly

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  14. It all looks splendid. Nevertheless, I find myself strangely distracted (and impressed) at the trophy. Lovely figures and table dressings aside, this sort of thing is an indicator (to me) of a good day out.

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    1. Definitely a good day out Ed...
      I am very proud of my trophy... it has taken many years of hard work and bad dice to get to get to this level of luckless-ness.

      All the best. Aly

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  15. Lovely set of photos Aly and you got good ones of the games I didn't. Super to see you and game against you again. You are not really unlucky it's just a bluff!!
    Cheers Chris http://notjustoldschool.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Chris...
      I am afraid it is no bluff... I am actually that unlucky with my dice...
      Fortunately I am lucky with my friends ...

      All the best. Aly

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  16. Lots of great looking games and look you won an award!
    Best Iain

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    1. The games were lovely... and the award was certainly justified.

      All the best Aly

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  17. Lovely armies and tables there, thanks for putting the pictures up.

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    1. It was a pleasure Norm...

      All the best. Aly

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  18. What a wonderful collection of games Aly. As Keith alluded to we are preparing for our annual weekend (well it is only one day shy of a full week nowadays rather than a weekend). It is always intensely anticipated and it passes so quickly. Lovely award you won...I have a similar idea for our time way.

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    1. I certainly think that an away weekend/week of wargaming is far more relaxing and fun than the hectic nature of a wargames show... its very much a social event.
      The awards add a nice touch of humour to the proceedings...
      I hope you enjoy your annual outing as much as I enjoyed mine.

      All the best. Aly

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