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, August 28, 2013

Giving voice to thousands of dead soldiers: WWI memorabilia to go online The diaries, photographs and records of thousands of New Zealand soldiers are being placed online to mark the centenary of World War I.

Henrietta Bollinger, 20, from Wellington, looks at the diary of WWI soldier George Wallace Bollinger, her great-great uncle who was killed in 1917.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sunday August 25

Four tables were being used today, with 13 people playing and several others dropping in through the afternoon. Everyone is welcome. Feel free to bring any rules, any scale, any period.

Neil, Peter, Andrew and Craig played World War 1 aerial, using the Wings of War rules. 
Craig had his new toys, the bombers, which were a real handful. 
Gary and James played Descent. This looks a very cool game with excellent quality tiles and counters.

Warren (Germans), Simon (Canadians), and Jacob (USA) played two games of  late war World War 2 using Flames of War. They clearly had fun as one of the boys got loud! 
David, John, Vince and David played 15mm Ancients, using the DBMM 200 rules.

David brought his Mayans, which are very nice. Here are a couple more pics.

If you click on the pictures you should get a better idea of the shield patterns on these boys.
Remember, these are 15mm.

Vince brought his early Slavs - proto-Polish.
 Next month, probably on the last Sunday, John and David are planning to bring their Ancient Britons and Early Imperial Romans. I Claudius!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Sunday August 11

A rainy Sunday in the Wairarapa seemed the perfect excuse for a day of wargaming. We had three tables being used, all for historical games. 

It was great to see James able to drop by, escorted by Katrina. On Wednesday he had been taken into hospital and on Thursday they whipped out his appendix. He was certainly feeling tender but keen to catch up on some wargaming reading while off work for a couple of weeks of recuperation.

Warren (late World War 2 Germans) came up from Featherston and was helping Jacob (USA) learn Flames of War

Neil brought along Puerto Rico a game for up to five players, developing the economies of islands in the Caribbean. Neil, Peter, Ben, Gary and Vince (taking the photo) played.   

Harley and Craig played a game of Napoleon's Battles. I am sorry, I did not note the armies but I think they were British in India and French.

Next meeting we are hoping to play some Ancients, using the DBMM 200 rules. Come by to see what is happening and you are most welcome to bring toy soldiers (any and all periods and rules welcome), planes, boats and board games.