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 31, 2015

Sunday August 30

Many thanks to Craig for the photos and the notes from yesterday's meeting.

Ross taught Peter and another young lad [Aidan] whose name escapes me for the moment Dystopian Wars, as they fought a French Civil War.  I'm not sure if a decision was reached, but there seem to have been some dramatic events prior to packing up.

Rex, Neil and Andrew played a naval card game from the days of sail - Enemy in Sight - again I'm not sure who won, but I think Andrew had the upper hand.

Young James played Ed at DBA using Ed's armies - James was using middle Saxon but exactly what Ed was using I'm not sure.  James cam away with the win, giving him bragging rights at Chanel for most of the next week or so.

I fought Jim at HFG Napoleonic and managed to get to the win, holding off his cavalry on my left while turning his line on my right.

Peter with one of Ross' Dystopian Wars French fleets.

Aidan with another Dystopian wars French fleet

Neil, Rex and Andrew playing the age of sail game, Enemy in Sight

Ed and James playing DBA.

Craig and Jim's Napoleonic game using the Horse Foot and Guns rules.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Marauders win at Call to Arms!

Two Wairarapa wargamers, Neil Williamson and Vince Cholewa, won their competitions at the Wellington Warlords annual Call to Arms at the weekend. Neil won the GW Fantasy competition and Vince won the DBMM Ancient and Medieval competition. Here are some pics of Neil and Vince. More shots from Call to Arms are on the club's Facebook group

Neil and his army, Orcs and Goblins. smile emoticon

From left to right and front to back: Da Ugg Uggs (Savage Orcs), TweedleDee and TweedleDum (wold riders), StikU riding Nanarama (gigantic spider), SuzyQ (purple arachnorok spider), Pointy sticks (goblins and 3nasty skulkers), To yah (Orange arachnorock spider), Gorbad (general and battle standard), Turkey tail (savage Orc great shaman), and Da Slimeez (trolls).

Grinnie Vinnie! Vince used Maurikian Byzantine ("Maurikian"after the Emperor Maurikios).
From left: me, first; Brent Senior-Partridge (Wellington) half of team Brent/Alastair, third and Alastair had the best presented army, Western Sudanese; Richard Foster (Thames) third; John van den Hoeven (Upper Hutt) photo bomb LOL; Jim Morton (Lincoln) best opponent.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Meeting Sunday August 9

Many thanks to Craig who provided the meeting report and to James for the photos. The games played were:
  • Craig played Jim - Horse Foot and Guns,  Napoleon's army of the Orient 1800 vs Austrians 1796.
  • Harley & Ceiledh (British & Prussians) played Karl & Rex (French) using the Blackpowder Napoelonic rules. 
  • Ross play young James at Hordes of the Things (HoTT) - Ross used the Army of Minas Morgul and James used the Roaring 20s army (John Dillinger, Elliott Ness, etc)
  • Ross then played young Peter at HOTT again with the Army of Minas Morgul - Peter had Space Marines (Warhammer 40K).
  • Alex was also present - his game fell through so he occupied himself painting Orks for Warhammer 40K.

Harley, Ceilidh, Rex and Carl getting their Napoleonic game underway. Jonathan is watching.
Some of the figures used in the Blackpowder game, with a back drop.

Jim and Craig with their Napoleonic game

Peter and Ross playing Hordes of the Things

Alex painting Orks.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

New stuff: tables and Facebook

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