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Squarebashing day 2- Epilogue
« on: June 25, 2017, 09:36:31 AM »


The 2nd Squarebashing day was held on 24th June at Battlefield Hobbies in Daventry. We had 14 entrants in total travelling as far south as Weymouth  and north from Bakewell. The theme for this years event was 1917, marking the 100th anniversary. Armies could be taken from any theatre as long as they were from 1917. The competitors were drawn into 2 pools - Central Powers and Allies , and over 2 games we played a Swiss style draw. The modus operandi is not one of competition but of like minded gamers who can play games against opponents they donít normally play against. The emphasis is on having a jolly day!

On a warm - but not too warm - Saturday morning the troops gathered and started deploying their troops



The Draw for the first round -


1st round of games



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Pasha Gregory and Sir Ray Boyles-Smythe displaying camaraderie before their Palestinian dust up.



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Chris B and Dene - Lawrence of Arabia vs more Turks



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Martin's Russians fighting Simon W's Turks in the Caucasus


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Stewart and Paul getting to grips with the gritty action on the Western front


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More Western front action with Chris C's French vs Sean's Germans


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Jon's Germans and Col Kilgore's Brits


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Rob's Brits vs Bob's Germans

After the first round it was a close run thing with the Central Powers shading the results 4 games to 3

Round 2





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Rob drawn against Jon - Western Front Brits and Germans


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Stewart drawn against Bob - Western Front Brits and Germans


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Dene and Sean - Lawrence up against the might of the Kaiser. Chris B and Martin - Turks v Russians


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Ray's British in Palestine vs Simon W's Turk. I notice that Ray has lost his hat when he realises a trophy is at stake ;-) Top table clash


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Pasha Gregory feeling the brunt of gas and rolling barrage against the scurrilous British.



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Games in full flow


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Only a scoundrel resorts to gas attack - or at least this is Seans excuse :-)

Results of the day


Ray taking first place for the Allies with 2 magnificent crushing wins.



Chris B taking first for the Central powers - sneaking to the top with solid results with bonus points of taking a poorly rated army



The allies won the 2nd round 4-3. But overall while a draw of 7 victories each, the allies did shade the total points totals 1100+/- to just 980+/- to the Central Powers.

Shout outs

Big thanks to Ray and Dene for helping with the table setup
Battlefield hobbies is a great, central located venue , and they lay on a super buffet!  Thanks to Jack for help in putting that on
Thanks to all who travelled far and wide making this day a great success


hope to see you next year for the next one!

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Re: Squarebashing day 2- Epilogue
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2017, 10:26:59 AM »
Terrific report.  thanks!

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Re: Squarebashing day 2- Epilogue
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2017, 04:58:54 PM »
A big thanks to Mr Lurkio for organising this fantastic event, all held in a very friendly spirit and - as last year - in a great venue (that doubled as an irresistible Aladdin's cave of gaming ware in the front shop...).

It was good to meet both new and familiar faces, and to see the high standard of figures and terrain in use.

Roll (ha!) on next year: 1918-themed, presumably [Brit infantry get double shooting points for having oodles of Lewis guns...]?

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Re: Squarebashing day 2- Epilogue
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2017, 02:02:34 PM »
Those games look amazing.  Well do to everyone.

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Re: Squarebashing day 2- Epilogue
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2017, 03:21:00 PM »
Looks like it was a really good day.

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Re: Squarebashing day 2- Epilogue
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2017, 07:59:51 PM »
Sounds like you all had some excellent games, with the day in Weymouth used as good revision those who don't play Square bashing quite so often.

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Re: Squarebashing day 2- Epilogue
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2017, 11:06:10 PM »
Thoroughly enjoyed.my day even though I was.somewhat rusty on the rules. Two great games and terrific company. I'll post my own pictures up at the weekend.

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Re: Squarebashing day 2- Epilogue
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2017, 02:50:34 PM »
I think i will learn the rules too!
Had a game with Miles today.  in his new Man house. Really good game. Possibly too tough on the Brits as it is really difficult to kill Germans in trenches.
Think i would prefer the support squares to be 2 or more infantry/cav bases??  Otherwise field guns start backing up infantry assaults.