Sunday, May 27, 2012


Battle of Rork's Drift - 28mm

Little Wars Melb 2012 ran for only one day (Sunday) this is probably Melbournes largest Game convention, which isn't very big by international standards, but is still a good enough game convention to go too, and is the only game convention in my area (beggers cant be chooses), it was held in a German club, club Tivoli, a nice place with a full eating facility and bar, but unfortunately the big hall they had the convention in was dark and dingy, no climate control, so hot and stuffy and too top it off it had shitful lighting, ah well what can you do.... 
I adjusted my camera settings and started to snap away  (apologies about the photos)

Sword Beach, D-Day - 15mm FOW WWII

Command & Colors Board game conversion
Romans vs Gauls - 28mm

Many Teddy bears were hurt in the making of this terrain.

Battle of Waterloo - 15mm FOG Napoleonics
Charge of the Ice brigade - 28mm Wings of War rules

Cast of Thousands - 28mm Pulp gaming

Home Brew rules (no one dies ! WTF ?!)

Force on Force Afghanistan - 28mm

I took the time to participate in a Force on Force game, and really enjoyed it, but found that the realism factor was lacking big time, while I was there the US troops radio failed to work like 4-5 times, we (Afghanies) shot 5 US troopers only to have them revived by one of their team mates, and I couldn't help but feel that the game favoured the US heavily, even though in this game the Afghanies put the smack down on the US.

I even managed to score an invite with this local gaming group, well see how that goes.  


Clint said...

Thank you for sharing. It is always good to see shows from other parts of the world.

I especially like the Afghanistan layout. As it is something I am working on at the moment.

Cheers Clint

The Angry Lurker said...

Still sounds like a good day, I liked your description of the force on force rules. Good pics by the way!

Zabadak said...

Love the piccies, some very high standards of games there.

Simon Quinton said...

Nice pictures as said already its nice to see things from across the globe.

What was the theme of the 'homebrew rules' game it looked a bit pulpish?

Ray Rousell said...

Looks like it was a lot of fun!!! Great pics!

lrqan said...

Seems like you had a good day. Pics are good gives a real flavour of the whole thing. Thanks for the post.

The Extraordinarii said...

@Clint - Thanks, I look forward to what you produce for Afghanistan.

@Angry - Yes, I found force on force a little unbalanced, but I need to play more games to be and get a more complete picture.

@Zabadak - Thanks mate.

@Brummie - It was a pulp game, the premise was that you sneak into a movie lot where you have to try to herd all these actors onto different movie sets and make as many different movies as possible.... I asked him where the conflict was...there was none, not really my cup of tea, lol!

@Ray - Thanks Ray.

@Irquan - Cheers, it was a good day.