Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Ramillies - the refight

The Grimsby Wargames Society will be pleased to present a magnificent staging of the Battle of Ramillies on Saturday August 27th.

We have fought this famous battle of the War of the Spanish Succession before but this time it will be even bigger.  To press we estimate some 5,000 28mm figures on the tabletop - our largest ever game.  

Doors open at 09:30 with the signal guns firing for the battle to commence at 10am.

We plan to halt at around noon for the traditional fish & chip lunch.

There are plenty of commands available so please let me know if you'd like to come along and take part.

Entry fee will be £1 + lunch (approximately £5) - a quid for a full day of playing with some lovely toys!

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Black Powder ACW.

While the Four Days naval battle raged upstair Danny and myself enjoyed a game of American Civil War in 15mm using the Black powder rules set. A close game but a victory for the rebs . All the Reb figures are my own and the Union Dan's. Terrain supplied by the club.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

The Four Days Battle

Last weekend the Grimsby Wargames Society saw members refight the Four Days Battle of 1666 between the English and Dutch navies.  With over a hundred and fifty model ships on the table it was a magnificent sight.
Al the models are from the collections of Steve & Andy and every ship present at the engagement has been represented.
The decision was to refight the battle as a single refight rather a series of staged encounters representing each day.  However, there were surprises in store for some ships captains (such as finding sand banks and running aground).
Some captains even found themselves under fire from ships within their fleet.  Other commanders were caught preparing broadsides aimed at ships within their own flotillas.
The engagment was declared a draw with each side gaining equal victory points with the English forcing more Dutch ships to retire through damage, but the Dutch capturing more of the enemy fleet including one of the English flagships.
A superb day and well worth playing.
This game will be at "The Other Partizan" at the Newark showground in August if you'd like to come along and take command of a ship for a while.

Monday, 30 May 2016

Grimsby Wargames Society at Partizan - Number ONE

A very big thank you to Steve and Andy for helping the Society bring home the trophy for the Best Demonstration game at the Partizan show on May 22nd.  The sheer amount of hard work that went into that game was impressive.

Also thanks to Tony for his hard work behind the scenes in providing the support materials that were so appreciated by the judges.  Thank you to the guys who helped in making the event such a success - Mike, Andy B, Malc, Mark, Andy S, Chris and John.

Monday, 4 April 2016

Congratulations to Club member's Steve Mercer and Andy Hamilton for being awarded the above certificate at Triples, Sheffield. A well deserved award for all their skill and hard work  in putting on this beautiful demonstration game. It looked great on the weekend and was much admired at the event. Well done lads.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Anglo - Dutch War

The poster for Steve Mercer and Andrew Hamilton's Anglo - Dutch Naval Battle at Triples, Sheffield over the weekend in 1/200 scale representing every ship known to be at the Battle. Not to be missed.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

"Listen carefully I will say zis only once"!

Some pictures of a Cold War Commander game played recently at the club. The French belong to Rob, the Soviets are mine and the terrain my own and the clubs.

A close game but eventually a Soviet victory.