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, August 18, 2014

Marauders at Call to Arms, 16-17 August 2014

Six Marauders made the trip over the hills at the weekend, responding to the Wellington Warlords annual Call to Arms. We were: (back) Simon, Vince, Phil. (Front) Neil, Warren, Peter.
Here is a sample of some of the games being played and models being used. There was lots more on too.

A view of the hall at St Patrick's College, Wellington.
Three pics above from a game somewhere in Egypt, inspired by Indiana Jones.

And these two are obviously from somewhere in Japan.

There was a big Napoleonic game, modeled on Leipzig.

There was a 25mm Ancients competition - these pics are from Andrew Bennetts' (Auckland) Breton army. Vince did not win :-(
Gorgeous Warmachine models.

A big Dystopian Wars game.
And the guys in action ;-)
Phil deep in thought.

Simon recovering from Saturday night. 

Peter - confident.
Warren mate, you need glasses!

Neil wondering what the hell is that?!
Not Vince but, instead, part of his Early Imperial Roman army. Ave Caesar!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Six Marauders competing at Call to Arms this weekend

This weekend the Masterton Marauders will be well represented at the Wellington Warlords'annual convention, Call to Arms.

Our super six are, in alphabetical order:

  1. Neil, Warhammer Fantasy Battle, Tomb Kings
  2. Peter, Warhammer Fantasy Battle, Wood Elves
  3. Phil, DBMM Ancients, Mithridatic
  4. Simon, Warhammer Fantasy Battle, Chaos Dwarfs
  5. Vince, DBMM Ancients, Early Imperial Roman
  6. Warren, Flames of War, World War 2, SS Infanterie Kompanie
Photos and a convention report will be posted after the event and I can assure we will all come back with our shields or one them!~


Sunday, August 10, 2014

August 10 meeting

Two tables were being used today, one for Napoleonics and the other for Ancients. It was great to see new faces coming along, Aarron who is into World War 2 and Napoleonics and his friend, Andy. Aarron is keen to come along and play. Oh, and Ross made a new friend.

Club President James playing 25mm Ancients with Vince. They used WRG's almost published DBA v.3 rules. After years of development the third edition must be nearly finished.  This game was a historical between two of the successors to Alexander the Great, Ptolemaic (based in Egypt) and Seleucid (based in Palestine, Syria and Persia). 

Rex and Craig played Napoleonics using the Hordes of the Things (HoTT) rules. HoTT are actually quick play, fantasy and science fiction rules but they have been used successfully for several different periods.

Ross met Violet, who is the best kind of girl. She thinks it is cool when boys say, "I paint toy soldiers, roll dice, and say 'your're dead!'." 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Cracks Call Tournament!

Alright folks, our very own Neil Williamson is running an awesome sounding Warhammer Fantasy tourney at the end of September.  Registration ends in the next couple of days, but's it's taken me a few days to work out how to actually let other people see the flyer, so I'm sure Neil will let some late registers in if you ask nicely!  Check out the link to our Google Drive to see the details: