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Military Miniatures Game Day

Join us at Game Nite for a Military Miniatures Game Day on February 19st, 2017! Be sure to check out this month's variety of historical miniatures games and possibly join in!

 General

Game Day Event Details

  • Date: Sunday, February 21st, 2016
  • Start Time: 11:00 am (Runs all day)
  • Entry Fee: FREE!

Come out to check out the miniatures, watch the demonstration games, or even possibly learn the basics and be able to play in the game!

Planned Games:

Game One - Chris Fawcett is presenting - “Just an Old-Fashioned Dogfight,” February 13, 1940 - On this day of the Winter War between the Soviet Union and Finland, all nine of the available Gloster Gladiators of Lentolaivue 26 were in the air.  Soon after taking off and forming up, they met nine Polikarpov I-15bis biplanes from 49 Aviaciónnyj Polk head-on and a large dogfight developed.  Six of the Russians tried to form a defensive circle; one Gladiator managed to break up the formation but the plane was shot down and the pilot killed.  A general melee then followed in which three I-15bis were claimed by the Finns for the loss of a second Gladiator.  Despite the skills of the Finnish pilots, the Gladiator provided no significant advantages over these newer versions of the sturdy Russian biplane.
The game is a portion of that dogfight, (up to) three Finns against (up to) three Russians, using a streamlined version of JD Webster’s Air Power/Fighting Wings system.  The game has been smoothed off a bit (a lot) for convention-style play, and paper tracking has been replaced by magnetic “control panels” that help players to more easily grasp how to “fly” their planes within the rules (my motto: “fight the battle, not the rules”).  Bring your goggles, leather helmets, and your silk scarves!  The game starts at 11:00 and can take 4-6 players.

Game Two - Adam Jones will host - "Thrust and Counterthrust" - Six months after the conclusion of the Six Day War, PLO attacks along the Israeli-Jordanian border had increased to intolerable levels.  Command decided to launch an armored strike into Jordan to eliminate the PLO bases supporting these terrorist raids .  The strike was successful and destroyed the PLO bases while also gathering much needed intelligence from the camps.  A local Jordanian infantry unit was also engaged as part of the raid to prevent its interference. Now the armored force is racing back to Israel, and is headed to an important bridge being held open by an Israeli infantry unit.  Reports have been received that the Jordanians are quickly reacting to the strike, and that their armored forces are headed to that bridge area to interdict the withdrawal!!!!  The game will use the Fistful of Tows III rules, and starts at 11:00, for 2-6 players.

A third game will be available as a back-up, if the above two fill up!

Military Miniatures Game Day - "Great Guns of August"

Join us at Game Nite for "Great Guns of August" Military Miniatures Game Day on Sunday, August 21th! Be sure to check out the variety of historical miniatures games and possibly join in!

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Game Day Event Details

  • Date: Sunday 08/21/2015
  • Start Time: 11:00 am
  • Entry Fee: FREE!

Come out to check out the miniatures, watch the demonstration games, or even possibly learn the basics and be able to play in the game!

Planned Games:

28mm Heart of Africa skirmish action!

Nyama! Nyama!" - the war cry - "Meat! Meat!"  Prepare yourself for the battle ahead, as cannibals, askari, and Arab slavers clash along a steamy tributary of the Lomami river, Eastern Congo 1892. Colonial Adventure rules – GM: Dave Schaffner

25/28mm Napoleonic Land battle action!

Russian Assault in the North. The French have turned away the Russian offensive and are in pursuit of the defeated foe. The Russians are preparing for another defensive stand. BONAPARTE rules – GM: Mark Johnson

28mm Old West skirmish action!

DEAD MAN'S HAND is the 28mm skirmish game by Great Escape Games. Bands of tough and wily Cowboys, stoic Lawmen, ruthless Outlaws and crazy Desperados fight for fame and respect in the Old West. DEAD MAN’s HAND rules – GM: Bill Gaynor

Military Miniatures Game Day - Air Wars Extravaganza

Rise to the occasion this Sunday, March 20th, 2016 at 11:00am for our monthly Military Miniatures "Air Wars Extravaganza" Game Day with the battles waging all afternoon! Come out to check out the miniatures, watch the demonstration games, or even possibly learn the basics and be able to play in the game! Don't miss this high flying action! 

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Game Day Event Details

  • Date: Sunday, March 20th, 2016
  • Start Time: 11:00 am (Runs all day)
  • Entry Fee: FREE!

This Sunday we're having a fly-in at Game Nite, with two big air combat games planned, offering player slots for lots of pilots.  The rule systems for both games are fast playing, easy to learn, and very fun!  If air combat is not your cup of tea, we've got tactical sailing ship action with the new Post Captain rules too. 

Here's the specifics on what's up for this month's action:

Planned Games:

  • "Desperate Times, Desperate Measures"
    • It's April 1945, and the Luftwaffe is trying anything to stem the waves of US bombers attacking Germany!!!
      • By: Adam Jones III 
      • Rules: Luftwaffe 1946
      • # Players: 2-8 players
  • "Twin Guns and Frostbite"
    • It's 1918 dogfighting high over the Western Front.
      • By: David Schaffner
      • Rules: Blue Max WWI
      • # Players: 2-10 players
  • "Try Post Captain"
    •  Return to the High Seas and man a tall ship!
      • By: Ray Runge Sr.  
      • Rules: try out the new Post Captain naval rules
      • # Players: ?
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