Club meetings

Our next meetings will be Sunday the 25th of September.

We meet at the Masterton Croquet Club, next to the mini-golf at Queen Elizabeth Park, on the second and last Sunday of each month, 1pm to 5pm.

Our other web presences are:

Twitter: @mastermarauders


Facebook Group: Masterton Marauders

For more information contact James on 022 691 6511 or email

Hope to see you there, playing a game or just coming in to talk toy soldiers!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

September Round-up

Another good month for the Marauders, with decent turnouts at both the Thursday and Sunday meetings. Wills' Necrons are becoming quite a force to be reckoned with, and Ghazkhull Thraka (ably commanded by Simon) and the grand companies of the Space Wolves (Jacob) are also sweeping the galaxy. Jakes Chaos Marines are wantonly spreading disease and destruction through the galaxy, Toms Dark Angels are striking from the shadows, and Jonathons various armies of doom are also doing their best to set the galaxy ablaze.

In the Warhammer world, things are a little bit quieter, but from next week I will be running a short campaign (until the end of November). It's very simple to get involved - make a 1200pt list, complying with all the usual rulebook restrictions (50% troops, 25% heros, etc) and play some Warhammer! Then email me the results (or even better, play them at the club and I'll just write them down), and at the end I'll add up your points, divide them by the amount of games you've played, and announce the winner!

My Warriors of Chaos are looking for opponents, so dust your armies off and bring them down!

I would also like to thank Vince for bringing along his DBA armies and rules to the last Sunday meet. DBA is a surprisingly simple, and also extremely tactical historical wargaming system. It allows you to pit either historical opponents (or anachronistic armies from different time periods) against each other in a very balanced manner where your tactics on the field decide the entire game (rather then your selection of magic items or the size of your wallet, as it seems sometimes in the other games we all play!).

Vince made up some very nice handouts, and was patient enough to teach both myself and Harley to play, and was also kind enough to let us both win! We both really enjoyed the games, and I cannot recommend trying them out enough! Vince has said he will bring his armies back next time, and I encourage everyone to try this system out - it's not going to replace the whizz, bang, crash of Warhammer and 40K for me, but it surely is a hell of a lot of fun!

Until next time, may your dice always roll sixes!


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