Arnhem/Nijmegen super-size game

Plush chairs, maps , light tables and sand trays, efficent WAAFs and crusty Admirals , curtained windows and scrambled phones...the place to talk about the annual big game and those sort of events...and all the recruiting and planning of such

Would you want to take part in this game in Goulburn?

Poll ended at Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:30 pm

Yes - in Goulburn (the cost of the hall is covered there already!)
6
43%
Yes - in Goulburn (the cost of the hall is covered there already!)
6
43%
Yes ... if it was somewhere else
1
7%
Yes ... if it was somewhere else
1
7%
No
0
No votes
No
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 14

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Arnhem/Nijmegen super-size game

Postby arnhem_chris » Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:30 pm

OK, hopefully by now, u have either seen the actual game of pictures of the Arnhem game I put on at MOAB (if not see the WWII gallery), I am now thinking of adding a 'Nijmegen' table, scratchbuilt in a similar fashion (and with a whole RF US Para division) and eventually a table for the area between Arnhem and Nijmegen .... while speaking with BlueWillow regarding this, he came up with the idea of running a complete game of this at the Goulburn club, with a Fee to participate (the plan would be for an entire weekend of it) .... so my questions are:

1. Would people (you! gamers!) firstly be willing to travel to Goulburn, to participate in a game like this?
2. What do you think would be a fair price to pay to take part in a game like this (I know we'ed all like it to be free, but please be sensible with your comments on this ..... depending on the results of these questions, would possibly be the fate of the Nijmegen+ table)?

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Re: Arnhem/Nijmegen super-size game

Postby Bluewillow » Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:56 pm

All terrain and figs supplied for the weekend, in aircon comfort, and I thought around the anniversary :!:

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Re: Arnhem/Nijmegen super-size game

Postby Cardinal Biggles » Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:23 pm

actually I shall redirect these threads to the correct area..

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Re: Arnhem/Nijmegen super-size game

Postby arnhem_chris » Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:50 pm

whoever answered somewhere else ...... where were you thinking (sensibly)?

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Re: Arnhem/Nijmegen super-size game

Postby saltykov » Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:52 pm

Sydney,

think of your northern brothers-in-arms.

We can get cheap flights to Sydney but Goulburn means hire cars, etc.

There are quiote a few of us who play Rapid Fire up here who might be interested if at the right place.
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Re: Arnhem/Nijmegen super-size game

Postby Cardinal Biggles » Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:10 pm

trouble is you couldn't afford to put it on in sydney soooo expensive..

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Re: Arnhem/Nijmegen super-size game

Postby Cardinal Biggles » Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:12 pm

actually that could be part of the package..car rental..the motorway is right next to the airport..it is a very easy two hour drive motorway all the way.. cram the car?

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Re: Arnhem/Nijmegen super-size game

Postby Bluewillow » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:54 pm

Canberra is closer, 1hr drive where as sydney is a neat 2hrs, also the bus from the terminal to the hire cars is a killer for domestic flights! Canberra right at the door!

Flights from bris to Canberra on sale now cheaper than Syd!
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Re: Arnhem/Nijmegen super-size game

Postby Cardinal Biggles » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:33 pm

good point..

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Re: Arnhem/Nijmegen super-size game

Postby arnhem_chris » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:12 am

Saltykov,

I used to live up on the north shore, and drive down to Southern Battlegamers every week, and then there was MOAB, I had some North shore gaming buddies (you know who you are), who as a general rule couldn't even be bothered (when I offered them a lift) to go to MOAB (and the one time they did accept, it was a complete disaster .... I won't go in to that but I think Akula can back me up! ;) ), It amazes me, just how slack some Aussie gamers can be, there are 2/3 decent shows near-enough/in Sydney to attend every year (MOAB/Cancon/Leviathan), and yet they can't even be assed to cross the city! or drive for a few hours! or even accept a lift from others !

Rant over

Chris ;)

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Re: Arnhem/Nijmegen super-size game

Postby Cardinal Biggles » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:36 am

ah well that is the North Shore, another world indeed..

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Re: Arnhem/Nijmegen super-size game

Postby saltykov » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:43 am

A_C,

I understand your frustration, we have a simialr problem here in Brisbane at times.

I take everyone's point on Canberra v Sydney for flights, so Goulburn may be an options after all.
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Re: Arnhem/Nijmegen super-size game

Postby Cardinal Biggles » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:52 am

actually has a ring to it..you blokes coud come down and do some Koenig Krieg demos..

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Re: Arnhem/Nijmegen super-size game

Postby Bluewillow » Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:04 am

ah well that is the North Shore, another world indeed..
ah well that is the North Shore, another world indeed..

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Saltykov,

I used to live up on the north shore, and drive down to Southern Battlegamers every week, and then there was MOAB, I had some North shore gaming buddies (you know who you are), who as a general rule couldn't even be bothered (when I offered them a lift) to go to MOAB (and the one time they did accept, it was a complete disaster .... I won't go in to that but I think Akula can back me up! ), It amazes me, just how slack some Aussie gamers can be, there are 2/3 decent shows near-enough/in Sydney to attend every year (MOAB/Cancon/Leviathan), and yet they can't even be assed to cross the city! or drive for a few hours! or even accept a lift from others !



the same happens in Canberra for club meets, the north will not go south and the south will not go north, its just plain laziness!

The Arnhem event will be a total arnhem event no other periods I think.

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Re: Arnhem/Nijmegen super-size game

Postby arnhem_chris » Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:07 am

BW

Arnhem ..... & Nijmegen and the bit inbetween ;)

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Re: Arnhem/Nijmegen super-size game

Postby saltykov » Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:39 pm

Cardinal Biggles wrote:actually has a ring to it..you blokes coud come down and do some Koenig Krieg demos..

Happy to do that as well.

We are also thinking about a tournamanet at CanCon 2009, there is a thread in the KK lounge in the directories forum.
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Re: Arnhem/Nijmegen super-size game

Postby Cardinal Biggles » Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:31 pm

saltykov wrote:
Cardinal Biggles wrote:actually has a ring to it..you blokes coud come down and do some Koenig Krieg demos..

Happy to do that as well.

We are also thinking about a tournamanet at CanCon 2009, there is a thread in the KK lounge in the directories forum.

hmmm :D :D :D that would be interesting, all things said and done..

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Re: Arnhem/Nijmegen super-size game

Postby wargameroz » Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:23 am

so just that I am right about this, is it planned for this year or next
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Re: Arnhem/Nijmegen super-size game

Postby Cardinal Biggles » Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:59 am

as I understand it it hasn't been actually planned yet, this is just the sounding out process..

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Re: Arnhem/Nijmegen super-size game

Postby arnhem_chris » Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:03 pm

Wargameroz

This is just the sounding out process, but I have already gotten out my Nijmegen/The Island books and drawn up rough plans for the boards ... coming south of the Arnhem Bridge, is (primarily) the elevated highway, this is on a table about 9' by 5' (Long side is N-S_.... the Waal will be right at the bottom end of this table, with the road and railway bridges :) off the base of this will be the Nijmegen/Groesbeek table about 3m x 2m (E-W) ..... I'm also thinking of adding another table off to the western side of the Bettuwe Highway table (thus forming a T on its side) which can then be used so that the 101st fight for Opheusden in October (when 101st garrisoned the Island) can be refought, also at the same time, the 10th SS (Frundsberg) was putting pressure on the British Infantry to the North and East of the Elevated highway ;) ... this way ALL the tables get some serious play/usage one way or another ;) ..... I have to be careful here though, its kinda working in my head, and its just a matter of time until I extend the Nijmegen table to include Grave Bridge .... and then Hells Highway ... Veghel.... Best .... Son ..... Eindhoven ..... Valkenswaard ..... and errr ... Joes Bridge ... My guessing is this would stretch even my building collection and could end up well over 30m of table .... its a worry, even to me, and you know what a megolomaniac I am!

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Re: Arnhem/Nijmegen super-size game

Postby wargameroz » Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:06 pm

aren't we both :twisted: :roll:
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Re: Arnhem/Nijmegen super-size game

Postby wargameroz » Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:07 pm

but i might be able to be persuaded to help out, i have few buildings as well as u know.
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Re: Arnhem/Nijmegen super-size game

Postby arnhem_chris » Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:14 pm

If (or maybe that should be when!) I move on to areas south of Nijmegen, I'll grab some off of you, if I may, ta

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