Friday, February 6, 2015

Catching up with pictures of WW2 games..In three scales?

Five months? Ouch, I didn't realise it was that long since I posted anything here.
Well, apart from the first year this blog has never been been updated very regularly and I decided to just continue and to resurrect it once in a while . So I will just continue to throw something up the blog whenever I feel like it :)

First for the Dutch readers a quick word on Poldercon next Sunday in Utrecht. I'm sure you are all aware of this new event but in case you somehow managed to miss all the announcements here is the info from Not sure if it's sold out or not by now. I will be attending so might see you there.

PolderCon is the newest wargaming event in the Netherlands, that does everything a bit differently from the rest. At PolderCon, you can play in participation games, make new friends, meet up with old ones, learn to play new games, get better at playing games you already know, participate in workshops, game, shoot the breeze over your hobby, game... and had we already mentioned chatting with your friends? And yes, gaming of course.

So today a couple of pictures of games from the past months. We had quite a few games but taking pictures is another thing. I often forgot to bring the camera or the lighting was that poor you could not shoot proper pictures.
But anyway, we tried the campaign system from TFL and did a series of 28mm Desert games. Huge succes, while we only used the simple ladder system to start with it certainly added something to the games. You have to think just a bit harder on your tactics as this will have an impact on the next game and you calculate your risk in a broader perspective. No more 'all in' charges because we are running out of time but quick withdraws losing ground to save men. Simple example maybe but it played different, more realistic if you will. Another nice side effect was people start to think different on their support options and after each game I noticed them ordering and painting new stuff hoping that would save their next day...Not a chance BTW, British had four or five straight wins in a row.

Another fight lost for Feldwebel Von Vugt. Now Pay attention at the workshop next Sunday Marc!

Next up a game of Battlegroup Overlord. In our search for a company level ruleset (15mm and 20mm) for multiple players to use we have tried two games of BGO now. For us the most important feature this game needs is that it has to be relatively simple and fast playing. With six easily distracted gamers chatting over the next painting project we don't want to overcomplicate things. So far, BGO seems to meet our requirement while still offering good variety and concepts for a WW2 game.

Finally a 20mm game set in Normandy as well. We recently rediscovered the 20mm scale for WW2 after we started and never finished it fifteen years ago. So what do you do? You just go for it and realise you are painting the same period in yet another scale.


  1. Great looking games all around.

  2. Great looking games and Teddy Bear fur cloth looks great! Reminds me that I need to work on mine.


  3. Great modeling and photos of the battlefield actions!

  4. Very nice mike! Hope to see more soon!

  5. Wow, great looking game, beautiful pictures!

  6. Three great looking games. Though the 20 mm is my fav.

  7. Some really fantastic looking games! Especially the Africa game caught my attention.

  8. Great stuff! The North Africa game looks especially nice! I'm working on some DAK myself!