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, March 30, 2015

Sunday March 29

Yesterday's meeting turned into something of a "show and tell" with Alex bringing the 1/72nd scale Lancaster bomber he is working on and other, finished models, Carl brought along some of his large and growing 28mmm Napoleonic collection, and, in alphabetical order, Ben, Ceilidh, David, Harley and Rex brought along the 54mm ANZAC diorama figures they had been painting. Neil and Vince have also been painting ANZAC figures. Good to see James at the meeting too, especially as he had the keys!

Games played were: Craig and Andrew playing a Marlburian battle using the Horse, Foot and Guns rules; Ceilidh, Harley and Vince played using the quick play ancient and medieval rules, DBA 3; and Ross and Vince played the card game Mythos.

Alex working on his 1/72nd scale Lancaster bomber
Alex and Rex talking turkey :-)

Rex finishing off the last of his 54mm Turks for the  ANZAC diorama
David, Ceilidh and Rex with some of the 80 54mm ANZAC diorama figures painted in the Wairarapa.
Carl's boxes of 28mm Napoleonics being checked out by David, Andrew and Craig.  Carl and Rex are planning to play using the Playable Napoleonic Wargames rules.

Some of Carl's boxes of Napoleonics.
French hussars.
Polish lancers.
Napoleon and friends.

Ceilidh and Harley getting a game of DBA 3 underway. Early Byzantines vs Sub-Roman British. 

View from the Byzantine table edge.

View from the Sub-Roman British table edge.

Ceilidh doing it!

Ross getting Mythos organised. 

Andrew  and Craig getting their Marlburian game under way. Horse, Foot and Guns work at a very large scale, each element or stand of figures is a brigade.  

Some of Craig's figures.

A view of the meeting. James, Ben and Vince are not in this pic.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Wairarapa Times-Age article about the Marauders

A nice pic and a good write up about the club in the Wairarapa Times-Age, Tuesday March 10. Big thank yous to Ceilidh for agreeing to be photographed and interviewed, and to Times-Age editor, Andrew Bonallack, for coming along to our meeting on Sunday.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

March 8 meeting

Yesterday saw painting and gaming at the club, a new face - welcome to Alex who is into scale modelling - and the editor of the Wairarapa Times-Age, Andrew Bonallack, came along. Andrew's story and photos should be in the paper within a day or two. We will post them on the blog when they are published.

The early arrivers getting themselves set up.Others came later in the afternoon after the heavy lifting had been done!

Callum and Rex with their paints.
Rex is all concentration as he works on 54mm figures for the ANZAC diorama.
Jonathan brought along some of his bad boys to show off his work.
Harley reading from "The Book of Phil". Ceilidh, Jonathan, Ross and Harley at the DBA table. DBA are quick play Ancient and Medieval rules.
Ceilidh and Jonathan playing DBA.

Callum admiring Ross' Dystopian Wars fleets - Ottoman Turks and French. Dystopian Wars are fun rules for Steampunk games. That is, Victorian science fiction. 

Neil setting up his boardgame History of the World. He, Peter, Ross, James and Vince played.

Peter and Craig playing Craig's Wings of War, a World War 1 aerial game. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Sunday March 8, come and paint toy soldiers, and play games

After we sent a message that we will be painting 54mm ANZAC figures at the club Sunday afternoon we were asked if people could bring other figures to paint. The answer is, "of course, the more the merrier!" If you want to paint at the club at this or any meeting please feel free to bring along any of your figures and paints.

Everyone is also most welcome to bring along toy soldiers and boardgames to play, instead of painting.

Here are some pics of club members recent efforts in different periods and scales.

Carl's 25mm Napoleonic French and Prussians

Jonathan is making progress on his 15mm Vikings. He has bought them to play quick play Ancient and Medieval rules, DBA

Some of the 54mm Kiwis for the ANZAC diorama

54mm Turks for the ANZAC diorama