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hasty1066 Inactive Member25 Sep 2017 7:01 p.m. PST

Little Wars Canberra 2017 will be held at the Lanyon Vikings Club Heidelberg Street Lanyon on Sunday 12th November from 10.30am to 4.00pm.

Nic Robson Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Sep 2017 7:28 p.m. PST

Eureka Miniatures will be attending.
If anyone would like to see anything in particular from our ranges, please tell us, so we can make sure we bring them along.


McWong7325 Sep 2017 9:39 p.m. PST

Thanks for the heads up!

trailape27 Sep 2017 2:53 a.m. PST

I'll be there with my SHARP PRACTICE Participation Game:
Check it out here:




hasty1066 Inactive Member28 Sep 2017 1:30 a.m. PST

Here are details of the participation games being put on at Little Wars Canberra,

Game Name: Strife in Zumbanda
Game System: Fistful of TOWs
Game Description
6mm Modern warfare in the African Imagi-Nation of Zumbanda. Government forces battle militias, insurgents and rebels. Western forces intervene to stop the unrest spreading beyond Zumbanda's borders.

Game Name: Shattered Lances at Knechtsberg
Game System: TBD
Game Description
Hooves thunder, lances shatter, and armour will be dented. Welcome to the exciting world of the premium sport of the medieval era – the world of the knightly tournament.

Lead your knights through a three day tournament featuring jousts, a foot melee, and then face off against the kings champion. Can you survive to be declared the greatest knight in the Kingdom?

Game Name: Wakey, Wakey, Rise and Shine: Wake Island, 23 Dec. 1941
Game System: (Simultaneous) Battlefront
Game Description Can you defeat the Japanese landing force or will history be repeated.

Game Name: Stalingrad
Game System: Home Rules "Fire & Movement"
Game Description
Skirmish game using 54mm figures on 6 foot by 4 foot terrain.
Demonstrating that wargaming with figures can be cheaply achieved with plastic figures and home- made card buildings and still represents an enjoyable and interesting game especially for younger players.

Game Name: Battles of the Normans
Game System: Osprey's Lion Rampant (LR)
Game Description
The Normans were descendants of the Norsemen (or North Men/Vikings) who invaded and settled in the part of northern France called Normandy. Famously, the Normans invaded England in 1066 under the leadership of Duke William and defeated the Anglo-Saxon King Harold at the Battle of Hastings, resulting in the Norman occupation of England. However, the Normans invaded other countries, as well, including Ireland, Sicily and the Holy Land. Skirmish actions in these latter settings will be covered by the LR scenarios to be presented at Little Wars 2017. The actions will employ 28mm war game figures and will be quite varied in type. The rules emphasise the chaotic nature of early mediaeval combat and the critical importance of high quality leadership.

Game Name: Pirates near the Caribbean
Game System: Blood and Plunder
Game Description
Blood & Plunder features an innovative initiative system with simple and intuitive rules. This fast paced, skirmish game is set in the 17th Century Caribbean during the golden age of piracy. The rules can be used to play out battles on land, sea or both simultaneously.
Blood & Plunder was also produced with consultation from historian and author Bennerson Little to ensure that all models, scenarios and strategies accurately reflect the period.

Game Name: Battle of Cannae 216 BC
Game System: Command and Colors Ancients
Game Description
Command and Colours Ancients is a popular hex based board game, designed by Richard Borg, which allows players to fight the classic battles of the ancient world. While it can be played as a board game it has greater visual appeal when played with miniatures. The game mechanics although simple, require strategic card play, historical tactics, timely dice rolling and an aggressive yet flexible battle plan, to achieve victory.

The Battle of Cannae, fought on 2 August 216 BC, was one of the worst defeats in Roman history. Hannibal with an army of about 50,000 inflicted a crushing defeat on a much larger Roman army of about 86,000. Can you change history?

Game Name: U-Boat Railway Station Board
Game System: Bolt Action
Game Description
The Demogamers invite you to join in an amazing game of Bolt Action. We have developed a board and a variety of armies so everyone can play a great game of World War II whether a short game or longer. Play as one of a variety of national forces and everything is supplied. If you have ever wondered about World War II gaming or Bolt Action jump in and join is for our Bolt Action Boot Camp.

Game Name: Assault on La Haye Sainte
Game System: SHARP PRACTICE Version 2
Game Description
In this game you will command the French attackers, the 13th Legere or the defenders, a mix of men from the King's German Legion (1st and 2nd Light Infantry Battalion and 5th Line Battalion) and Nassau Light infantry.
Both sides can expect support from other troops in their vicinity in the form of additional Infantry or even Cavalry, Engineers and Artillery throughout the day!
Players must aid in achieving overall victory for their side AND achieve personal goals which might include settling Ďan old debt or carrying off the pretty milk maid!

Game Name: Only you can stop the Rad Zombies
Game System: This is Not a Test (post-Apocalypse skirmish rules)
Game Description
New Hope was one of the most successful settlements in the wasteland, what was left of the Earth after the Great Atomic War. Success brings its own perils and when New Hope attracted the attention of a local warlord things started to get rough. What no-one could predict was that in the fighting the mineshafts under the areas would be exposed and, over the century since the missiles flew, the folk who sought shelter inside and their descendants have mutated into ravenous radioactive zombies.

You and your closest friends have volunteered to hold off the glowing cannibal horde while the citizens of New Hope evacuate. The longer you fight your rearguard the more successful your mission. Can you hold off the rad zombies long enough for the good folk of New Hope to escape without ending up on the menu.

Each session is anticipated to take approximately an hour to play. This game will pit players against increasing hordes of rad zombies. Players must hold off the zombies for as long as possible before escaping the table. The This is Not a Test rules are an straightforward and fun set of post-apocalyptic skirmish rules which offer interesting gameplay and challenging decisions.

Game Name: American Civil War
Game System: Home grown
Game Description
Fight the American Civil War using simple rules using 54mm Figures.

hasty1066 Inactive Member27 Oct 2017 10:58 p.m. PST

Two weeks to go. All welcome.

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