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, February 29, 2016

February 28 meeting

A good turn out of players on Sunday, most getting themselves organised for the start of Craig's and Jim's Historical/Fantasy campaign using the Hordes of the Things rules. More from Craig on that shortly, including the start day.

Welcome to Gregory Batchelor who was at the club for the first time and is interested in the campaign.

The Hordes of the Things games played included:

Craig (the army of Hos Hostigos from the H.Beam Piper Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen novels) vs Jim (Goblins); Neil (Bretonnians) vs Ross (Minas Morgul) and then Neil vs Andrew (Tyrannids); and James was there sorting through boxes and boxes or Dwarfs to organise his army for the campaign. Peter and Rex were also there getting information they needed to get their armies ready.

Callum (Space Marines) and James (Orks) played Warhammer 40K.

Thank you to Craig for the notes, any errors are my misunderstandings. Sorry there are no pictures, on Sunday Mim and I were in Marton looking at a dog.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

January 31 meeting

Craig and Jim organised a series of practice games to help people learn the Hordes of the Things rules that will be used in the club campaign. A good number of people turned out and Craig provided these notes, with David taking the photos.

  • Craig using Lizardmen (attacker) (just) beat Jim using Goblins (defender).
  • Dave using Lord of the Rings Goblins (attacker) beat John using Early Imperial Romans (defender) - John lost his general.
  • John using Early Imperial Romans lost to Rex also using Early Imperial Romans, despite Rex losing his general.
  • Ross using a double-sized Army of Minas Morgul (defender) beat the Graham brothers, Peter and James (attackers).  Peter used  Goblins, and James used Lizardmen.
  • Craig using the Army of Hos-Hostigos (from the novel Lord Calvin of Otherwhen by H Beam Piper) (attacker) lost (badly) to Dave using Lord of the Rings  Goblins (defender).
  • Rex using Early Imperial Romans (defender) beat Jim also Early Imperial Romans, killing Jim's general along the way.
Rex and Jim, both using Early Imperial Romans

Jim, Early Imperial Romans

Rex, Early Imperial Romans

James (Goblins) and Ross (Minas Morgul)