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Little Wars Adelaide 11/7/2015

Post by Captain Darling » Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:30 pm

From Alan the brave soul who organises it for us all...

Hi Lads,

I recently got back from the Melbourne Little Wars show all fired up for our event and have started updating various websites and whatnot - it's a one man band though and I don't have vast amounts of time to keep everything up to date. But stick with me and I promise there will be movement in that space.

We're less than a month to go until the event and it's going to be pretty tight in the hall with the traders and games on offer.

We're looking at about 9 or 10 trade stands at the moment:

Battlefield Accessories
Eureka Miniatures
Military Hobbies & Bruce MacDougall
Mick's Metal Models (maybe not this year, unconfirmed)
THMXcessories
The Hobby Matrix
Nerdvana Games
Leadbear's Tufts (maybe, again, not confirmed)
Minotaur Miniatures

I've invited a few others, but haven't heard back from them. But we're full now anyway, so it doesn't matter.

Plus I've arranged for the event to be better catered than last year, with tea. coffee and hot food available in the hall and I'm exploring the option of having a gaming club run the Sausage Sizzle this year.

The Plastic Modellers will be back again with more amazing models to show, as well as the Adelaide Regiment re-enactment group. I have heard a rumour there may be some cybermen coming, but I can't say for certain yet.

The Bring and Buy table will be back though with the redoubtable Ishtar in charge once again, so spend a bit of time over the next few weeks sorting out your surplus lead and plastic for cash redemption.

Approximately 25 games will be in the hall on the day.
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Re: Little Wars Adelaide 11/7/2015 - Update!

Post by Dropbear » Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:46 pm

Typical - I was returning from SA when the Vic little wars was on, and now I am in Vic, I wont be able to get to SA for the Adelaide one!

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Re: Little Wars Adelaide 11/7/2015 - Update!

Post by Captain Darling » Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:28 pm

You were in Adelaide Dropbear you should have let me know there would have been a beer to two on the cards!
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Re: Little Wars Adelaide 11/7/2015 - Update!

Post by Dropbear » Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:37 pm

Well, not exactly Adelaide - I went through it twice - once on the way to Cultana and once on the way back.

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Re: Little Wars Adelaide 11/7/2015 - Update!

Post by straylight » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:53 am

good news Darling, the test came back positive....

sorry, couldn't resist.

Excellent news, catching up next week with the club reps to confirm games. The biggie looks like Waterloo in 54mm, 8+ tables in the middle of the venue. Massive game. Plus 6mm ACW and lots of other goodies.

looking forward to it. Littlewars website will be updated shortly

http://www.tabletopwargaming.com/littlewars/

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Re: Little Wars Adelaide 11/7/2015 - Update!

Post by Captain Darling » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:12 am

Hey Stu,

Yeah the meetings on the 18th not sure I'll be able to make it, a friend is thinking of getting out the SPI classic game Waterloo (from the Napoleons last Battles Quad) and the plan is to play it while the movie Waterloo plays as a back drop (that movie is best seen while not actually watching from memory :D ). I wondefr if any others have similar 'loser' plans for that night?

I suggested to Alan to move the venue to the 'Wellington Pub' in North Adelaide if its on the 18th.

6mm ACW I think there are two this year, mine (probably the lonely table) and some one elso doing Gettysburg...

Cheers!

NB the 'loser' inference was inserted on the behest of my partner Kathryn....
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Re: Little Wars Adelaide 11/7/2015 - Update!

Post by Captain Darling » Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:14 am

Hey All,

The Little Wars Adelaide site is getting updates with game details for this year...

http://www.tabletopwargaming.com/littlewars/

Also this year there are forms available online for the Bring & Buy table here to make this easier for all...

http://www.tabletopwargaming.com/little ... age_id=425

I will be trotting out my 'Battle of Olustee' game this year, it'll be interesting to see if there's interest or if I'll spend the day twiddling my thumbs... :) ...

I notice there will also be a second day of Gettysburg game being held on the day also in 6mm combined that'll mean close to 10,000 6mm ACW figures in the same room.

I've set up my game and had another solo run through to ensure I'm across the Longstreet rules...

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Anyone from the board planning on attending?

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Re: Little Wars Adelaide 11/7/2015 - Update!

Post by straylight » Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:13 pm

great game that Darling, i can vouch that it plays out very well.

you won't be twiddling your thumbs :)

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Re: Little Wars Adelaide 11/7/2015 - Update!

Post by Captain Darling » Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:03 pm

So beside Straylight and myself anyone else who frequents the Rum Corps heading to Little Wars Adelaide this Saturday?

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Re: Little Wars Adelaide 11/7/2015 - Update!

Post by Barry S » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:40 am

I will be there!

Cheers,

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Post by jacksarge » Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:53 am

Man, wish I could be there, haven't been to a wargaming show in years :(

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Re: Little Wars Adelaide 11/7/2015 - Update!

Post by Captain Darling » Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:22 pm

Good Man Barry! Are you associated with any of the games or coming along to have fun! :wink:

Jacksarge if you book a ferry ticket and start driving now you'll make it! :D
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Re: Little Wars Adelaide 11/7/2015 - Update!

Post by Barry S » Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:14 pm

I will be there selling my Tufts. Fortunately my wife has volunteered to help out so I will be free to wander around and have a look and hopefully a chat to a few familiar faces.

Cheers,

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Post by Captain Darling » Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:15 pm

Ah right tuft Barry cool, I hope you sell heaps on the day...it'll be warm and dry in the hall!
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Re: Little Wars Adelaide 11/7/2015 - Update!

Post by Captain Darling » Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:56 am

Hi All,

I would like to thank Alan for the effort he put into organising and running the day, and also thanks to the others who assisted him.

I ran a game on the day after being a punter last year not sure which was better fun. I did find more people were interested in asking about rules, figures and terrain I had set up than actually playing, but I was the same last year I suppose, I played a couple of the quick games and spent more time looking, learning and shopping.

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Post by Captain Darling » Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:18 am

Hi All,

As I was 'tied' to the Longstreet table I was running for the day I didnt take too many photos...

Here's the table before play started not sure who snuck in the picture but there was a lot of interest in the Longstreet rules, the Baccus 6mm figures and the terrain on the table...
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I have never heard Alan mention any links to divinity in his family history but when I took this shot of a pivotal moment of the day, ‘the sausage sizzle announcement’ I couldn't help notice Alan is engulfed in a heavenly glow :shock: ...
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I still have some more pictures to sort through of the day so I may be able to adds ome more here.

I hope others will post up some pictures!

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Post by Captain Darling » Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:22 am

I found two more okay pictures from the day on my camera...rest are way too blurry the lights in the hall were too much for the cheapie digital...

The Union left on turn 5 is holding the Rebels after seeing off their attacks and inflicting heavy losses on them! To the left of the picture are the CSA they have had two rgts removed from the board (64th & 19th Georgia) leaving the 6th Florida with Gambles artillery to their left by the pond, meanwhile the USA 7th Connecticut Infantry rgt is retiring with only two bases behind by the 8th USCT rgt. Both sides have come to a halt awaiting reinforcements, more Rebs are just out picture to the left with more Yankees about to enter the board from the left edge...
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The Union right also on turn 5 the 7th New Hampshire rgt in line with the 47th New York rgt moving up behind them face off with the 19th Georgia rgt, the 32nd Georgia rgt moving up to the front from the woods!
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Re: Little Wars Adelaide 11/7/2015

Post by Captain Darling » Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:25 pm

Anyone seen any more pictures from LWA 2015 posted up on thee net anywhere?

I saw lots of pictures being taken on the day and I've searched but got nothing.

There's not even any pics up on the Little Wars site.

All a bit strange as there was a lot going on....
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Post by Captain Darling » Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:52 pm

Here's a Facebook link with lots of pictures of the show!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 261&type=3
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Re: Little Wars Adelaide 11/7/2015

Post by oozeboss » Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:37 am

This whole thread has moistened the eyes of this ex-pat Croweater, especially as it was held at Goodwood - I was a coach at Forestville (basketball) stadium when it was located under the tramline/ railway line intersection (before it burnt down) and lived last at Plympton before making my exodus eastwards. I was also a very long term member of the old SAHWS (South Australian Historical Wargaming Society - although my first campaign there was set in the Lord of the Rings) before it, like Forestville Stadium, was reduced to smoke and memories.

*sigh*

I'll have to get a demo game together in the next year or so as a pathetically transparent excuse to return to the cradle of antipodean civilisation, even for a single weekend.
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