27/09/2017 at 22:33 #72534
We travelled north from Stroud to Grimsby for a weekend of 6mm Cold War Commander gaming
The AAR is on my blog27/09/2017 at 22:46 #72536
Very impressive. 🙂
The minefield markers look great, never seen mines done that way before.28/09/2017 at 00:42 #72543
Very impressive!28/09/2017 at 07:26 #72549
Splendid stuff as usual from you chaps.
I really wish that there was something like this for us ‘Fistful of TOW’s’ players – maybe I’ll have to try and get along to one of these one day?
One question: What is the mat used for the game? Is it a roll of carpet? Looks really good.
28/09/2017 at 13:59 #72585
- This reply was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by Iain Fuller.
I think it is mat of war or something like that
The lads at the Grimsby club have several tables ranging from 15 to 20 feet long by 5 feet wide and they are all covered in this stuff
I’ll ask on the Cold War Commander site
The campaign is based on General Hacketts WW3 book plus a few other stories of a similar nature
The next series of battles is called Artic Strike and is based in Norway – these will take place in Slimbridge Gloucestershire sometime in March and Grimsby in September – defintely worth coming to28/09/2017 at 17:38 #7260229/09/2017 at 12:57 #72672
The table coverings are Mat O War
Alan29/09/2017 at 13:42 #72677
Cheers again Alan.
Right shame they seem to be out of business as I’m in charge of getting some new scenery for my club and I fancied some of them, unless anyone knows any different?29/09/2017 at 15:35 #72684
I recommend Cigar Box Battles as an alternative. Or Tinywargames. Also excellent.
And that battle looks like it was super-supreme, man. Glad to see NATO held its own – the tendency in a lot of games is to stack the deck against the West but it looks like it was a proper battle! Love the town especially – just great!05/10/2017 at 22:28 #73239
Nice report Alan, been on here for ages and always forgotten about it. Must remember to start posting on here as well. It was a great weekend and we are all looking forward to next years game when the theme is Arctic Strike – Norway 1985.
I seem to remember a Fistful of TOWs game was done a few years ago in Oxford I believe. Never did it again as far as I know.
Please check out my blog for more pictures of the weekend and also pictures of some of our previous events.
Richard P06/10/2017 at 13:18 #73290
I have heard about those Oxford games Richard and tried getting in touch with the organiser through the Yahoo site but had no luck. I do follow your blog as well, always good to see some large scale 6mm Cold War action. I did get to chat to a few of you chaps at Joy of 6, we were putting on the smaller Cold War game, and I was tempted to try and get involved maybe one day as you did look like you have fun doing those games.06/10/2017 at 16:34 #73303
Iain, you would be more than welcome if you fancy a trip up to Grimsby next year. Or alternatively I think we are planning an event in Slimbridge earlier in the year. Loved your game at Joy of Six and busily working on converting some H&R stuff into civilian trucks etc just like you chaps have done.
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