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!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sunday September 30

As reported by Simon.

Craig brought along boxes of his Hordes of The Things (HoTT) armies. HoTT is a simple system for fun fantasy and science fiction games. They're here as a free download, scroll down to the bit about HOTT for the link:

Simon used Tomb Kings, Craig used French Napolenic and 1930s American Gangsters, Ross used Generic Fantasy, Ross' frend (sorry, Simon didn't get his name) used Orcs, and Aaron ued Goblins.  Lots of fun was had over several games trough the afternoon.

Aaron and James also played Warmachine.

Various others dropped in through the day to catch up with buddies, see what was happening and talk toy soldiers.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Rundown of the last Friday meeting

Hey chaps, how goes it?  Our last Friday meeting went quite well, with five of us gaming, plus a couple of bystanders.  Neil and Simon had a good, old-fashioned beat down between Dwarfs (Simon) and Warriors of Chaos (Neil), with both of them trying out rather savage armies in preperation for the Warhammer Fantasy tournament season.  The Dwarfs were soundly thrashed, thanks to some rather clever tricks in Neils army list, good tabletop tactics, and terrible dice rolling on Simons part.

On the other table, we were having a War machine/Hordes smash-fest.  After hearing that Peter had assembled a Skorne army, I quickly (and rashly) dusted off my Menoth starter box and challenged him to a game.  Ben has also been thinking about Warmachine for some time, and decided to get a Khador army.

The first fight between me and Ben was looking pretty bad for me, until Ben got his general a bit too close to mine - with a cry to Menoth, Kreoss knocked Sorscha to the ground and gave her a good stomping, leaving me with a victory.  I then took on Peter, and had the ignominy of watching the mighty Kreoss have his battle group dismantled, and then get nickel-and-dimed to death by Morghul and his special ability - even if he can't beat his opponents armour he still
causes a single point of damage. Very nasty!  Then Ben and Peter played, adding a few more models to their armies.  Peter showed the tabletop skill that put him in 4th place at Call to Arms in the WarmaHordes tourney knocking Bens army around the table, but like any good game it could have gone either way up until the last turns when Peter managed assassinations on Sorscha, Bens battlegroup commander.

A good night had by all!

Monday, September 10, 2012

New goodies for Dystopian Wars

It seems that Spartan Games are at it again. Some of you may have seen Craig's tiny steam punk ships at previous games days, and some of us have been lucky enough to play with them, and fall in love with the Dystopian Wars naval combat (my Covenant of Antarctica fleet is sitting on the painting table now!).

Anyway, I spotted this on TMP this morning - looks like Spartan aren't content with the plundering of my wallet so far! I present to you, Victorian SciFi in 28mm:

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Wargaming in Italy

Photos from Lorenzo Mele's excellent website Wargaming has quite a following in Italy. Italian wargamers don't react like Anglo Saxons! LOL