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!

Monday, February 6, 2012

ValleyCon 2012

The Hutt Valley Wargaming Club hosted its annual ValleyCon on January 28-29. About 28 people played War Machine (, 20 played early war World War 2 using the Flames of War rules (, and 11 played Ancients using Wargames Research Group's DBMM 2 rules. I ran the Ancients competition and the results were:

1. Richard Foster (Thames), Wars of the Roses English, 70 points
2. Andrew Bennetts (Auckland), Marian Roman, 63
3. Alastair Duncan (Wellington), various armies, 60
4. Vince Cholewa (Carterton), Early Imperial Roman, 59
5. Dirk Heinsius (Hong Kong), Early Achaemenid Persian, 55
6. Gary Lewis (Upper Hutt), Russ, 51
7. Brent Senior Partridge (Ming Chinese), Wellington and Craig Ellison
(Wellington) Marian Roman, 49*
8. John van den Hoeven (Upper Hutt), Pre-Feudal Scots, 44
9. Mark Pickup (Wellington) Marian Roman, 43
10. Paul Graham (Wellington), Middle Imperial Roman, 5.
* Brent and Craig played as a team, with Brent playing the morning games and Craig playing in the afternoons.

Best sport: Paul Graham
Best army: Andrew Bennetts
Et tu Brutแบป (most generals killed): Mark Pickup, 3
Patrick McGoohan Special Award (first to register is, clearly Number 1 - anyone else remember The Prisoner TV show?): John van den Hoeven

Macks Track sponsored the convention and had a stand of their products.

The DBMM 2 prizes, sponsored by Wargames Supply, including the coveted horses a***e awarded to the last player. The acetate measuring sticks were made by Dopey Dog ( and given to each player.


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