Summer is defiantly here now, the sun seems to be doing a weird thing and staying with us, so why not come and do the British thing and moan about the “good weather” in good company.
The hall will be open again for club from Monday the 13th
August is a quieter month for us events wise due to having the summer hall closures but the 40k league is still continuing
But that doesn’t mean we haven’t got new things to tell you about
Once we are back we will be announcing the start of our plans for our big apocalypse game this year (October 6th-7th) Including prices, build up game plans, how we are doing teams and maybe a few other things
Plans are also underway to start getting ready for our next round of leagues and events as well with necromunda and saga both seeing something coming or them as well as starting to already look forward to next years leagues
As Some of you may be aware there is 2 weeks every summer that we are closed as the hall is taken over for 2 weeks by an art show
This year the 2 Mondays the hall will be closed are 30th of July and 6th of August
So last Monday for games at the hall is 23rd of July
First Monday back is 13th of August
So we have a couple of events continuing and coming up in July so thought it would be good to let everyone know whats going on
Firstly on normal club nights we have our first pairings for our 40k league getting underway as well as our next batch of blood bowl games in their league
For our MTG players the 16th of July will see our draft for core set 2019, tickets of which can be bought from our store or on a club night, full details can be found on the event page here https://www.facebook.com/events/590481758081267/
As for external events on Saturday the 21st we have our Shroud of the reaper event our first Kings of War tournament being run by some of our members with some great prize support and Sponsorship from companies. At the time of posting this there is still currently 1 spot left in the tournament all details can be found here https://www.facebook.com/events/2001912936744684/
Last weekend saw the clubs second large scale bolt action weekend take place with 8 players coming down to play a 12,000 pts aside game, the sides were split with British and Russian forces on one side and a combination of German, Finish and Japanese forces on the other.
The first 2 turns of the battle took place at night leading to both sides taking advantage of the limited visibility to get into position
Once night broke the frighting got alot more frequent with control of some objectives seeing multiple units try to claim them over the course of the game
This is probably most true for the Finish and British forces fighting over one of the objectives that took heavy casualties from an artillery strike early into the game
One objective saw very little action in the early part of the game but came to be crucial in the final few turns was the battle in the middle of the bridge, with a force of bamboo spearmen sailing to it to try and lay claim to it first at the mid point of the game very few of any of the units sent to it survived fro long out in the open
At the other end of the table despite the German’s tank brigade of panthers and even a king tiger the objective spent almost the hole game under the control of the British with their own support from the Russian tanks
As the game came to its close on the Sunday at the end of the 6th turn the score’s were close (66-60) but it was a victory for the British and Russians
Plans are already underway for next years game with ideas for what the scenario and objectives will be
As some of you may know as a club we are currently working away hard on our salute board for this year a zombie invasion board of salute itself, in contacting various companies for use of the logos and images Micro art studio nicely sent us a set of their Wolsung zombies to use on the stand as well
The box they sent us was 7 multi-part resin zombies, 3 with guns, 3 melee and 1 in a phone box with rules cards for the models. Each model came in its own little baggie
All the models came in 3 parts with the torso and heads being all 1 piece and the arms separate and required a small amount of cleaning before assembly
Cleaning the models for assembly was very easy, the larger sections of flash were easy to remove and it was nice and obvius what needed trimming and there were no noticeable mold lines either meaning assembly was very quick and easy
The models themselves are all nicely sculpted wand capture the movement of a zombie well, they have some nice details as well that makes them stand out from other zombie models as well and should make a nice addition to our board
All in all these are nicely detailed easy to clean and assemble models, and the whole Wolsung range looks to have some nice characterful models that i would definitely consider looking to get more of
So 2017 is here and with it many people will be making resolutions about making changes, as a club I’m sure we will be no different as we are always trying to find ways to make things the best we can for our members, but at the heart we will always be that laid back club that cares most about all our members having fun.
Continue reading New year same club
As some of our older regulars will know we are always closed for a period over the Christmas holidays.
Monday 19th December will be our last club night of this year and we come back for the new year on Monday January 2nd (only a 1 week closure this year)
For those of you that we don’t see on our last night of the year on behalf of the club we hope you enjoy your time celebrating in what ever way you chose and look forward to seeing you all in the new year
As some of you may know from talking at club (or having played with it) the club has recently purchased a set of the planechase anthology for use on club nights for our MTG players. If anyone wishes to use this set then either chuck a message onto the FB page or ask one of us on the night and we can sort it out for you.
For those of you who don’t know what this is or for those of you who haven’t had a chance to see it yet I thought it would be worth doing a post about everything that is in this box
Continue reading Planechase
Spread before you are the icy ruins of a once magnificent city. Others eke out a meager existence combing through the trash, but that’s not good enough for you. You want it all and you know how you’re going to get it!
This isn’t a grisly prediction of the fall of London, but the setting of Frostgrave, a relatively new tabletop skirmish game created by Osprey Publishing. Many of us at Bexley Reapers are keen to try it out and with this in mind, we’re going to be starting up an ongoing campaign that will have us conjuring demons, grabbing treasure and taking the odd arrow to the knee.
Continue reading Getting frosty in Frostgrave
Thanks to the Bank Holiday weekend here in Britain, we were able to get some extra games in; So here’s Round 5’s round-up sooner than you’d think!
Continue reading Bolt Action Normandy 2.0 Map Campaign, Round 5