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!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Media release to Times-Age

Armies march on Wairarapa

More than 20 armies from all over the ancient (and some from the renaissance) world are marching on the Wairarapa.

On Saturday, March 29 thousands of toy soldiers will be battling it out at Chanel College. Local wargaming club, the Masterton Marauders, is hosting the inaugural Wairarapa One Day International (ODI) for ancient and renaissance armies.

Sixteen gamers from Palmerston North, Dannevirke, Wairarapa, the Hutt Valley and Wellington are bringing their armies for a day of gaming.

It is well-known that an army marches on its stomach, so the day is starting with breakfast at the Corner Café in Greytown. Gaming starts at 9am in the Chanel College Hall, stops for lunch at 1pm and resumes at 1:30pm.

A photographer is most welcome to attend.

Media contacts

For information about the inaugural Wairarapa ODI:
Vince Cholewa
(w) 04 495 6835
(h) 06 379 6107
(m) 027 344 1073

For information about the Masterton Marauders
James Trotman
(m) 022 691 6511

The Masterton Marauders meet regularly at the Masterton Croquet club at Queen Elizabeth Park on the second and last Sunday of each month, 1pm to 5pm.

Click on the images below for pictures of some of Vince's collection

My toy soldier cabinet

Thracian peltasts from about 400 BC. The Thracian tribes lived in what is now northern Greece, european Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania.

A Greek mercenary general from my Thracian army. Greek mercenaries were highly regarded by the Thracians. Xenophon was one of the most famous mercenary commanders.

Late 17th Century Polish winged hussars.
Late 17th Century Polish reiter (pistoliers).

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