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, December 16, 2015

Historical-fantasy" campaign - come and join in

Craig and Jim are planning a simple "historical-fantasy" campaign based loosely on Italian city states. Come to the club on Sunday January 10 to join in the planning meeting.

You can use your own Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance or Fantasy armies but you do not need to have your own army. Loan armies will be available. Armies do not have to be Italian but should be "Italian-like", an enemy of, or  "traditional" fantasy armies (Dwarfs, Elves, Undead, Empire, etc. and you could say Horsemen of Rohan are sort of like Lombards).

The starting idea is that all campaign moves and battles would be at club meetings with minimal book-keeping required. The rules will be simple enough for several campaign moves and two or three battles to be played at a meeting. The battle rules will probably be either DBA 3 or Hordes of the Things. Respectively, these are fun, quick-play Ancient and Fantasy rules.

Come to the meeting on January 10 to find out what the campaign will be about, join in the discussion and find out how you could get involved. The meeting will, of course, be an ordinary gaming day too, and you are welcome to bring your armies to play games.

December 13 meeting - World War 1 dogfights

The last meeting of the year saw Craig bring squadrons of his World War 1 planes and the Wings of War rules. Three multi-player games were played.

Game 1: Craig, Andrew and Jim (Allies) vs Peter, James and Ross (German)
Game 2: Jim Andrew and Peter (Allies) vs Rex, Craig and James (German)
Games 3: Jim and Andrew (Allies) vs Rex and Craig (German)

The Germans won all three games.

Carl, Jono and big James also came along.

Monday, December 7, 2015

December 13, last meeting of the year

The last club meeting of the year will be this Sunday, December 13, at the Masterton Croquet Club, 1pm to 5pm. I understand Craig is bringing Wings of War and his large collection of aircraft for multiplayer dogfights. Others will be there too with their games. So, come along, join in or just catch up and talk toy soldiers.

Please note there will not be a meeting on the last Sunday of the month, December 27.

Meetings will resume on the second Sunday next month, January 10.

And remember, if you don't hear Snoopy's Christmas at least once, it isn't really Christmas!