Keeping the theme going on the AMerican Civil War, here are some more of the photos from recent games!

Attacking the Angle at Gettysburg.

Custers Brigades charge the Rebel lines!

Union reserves moving up on tiles

Union Brigades advance into the teeth of the Rebel Lines.

Confederate concentration mean't the Rebs were thin down at the Devils Den, the Union attacked off the Roundtops in support of Sickles, completely different Gettysburg.

Georgians adavncing into the flank of the Union army!

I hope you enjoyed the images, more to come tomorrow.

At the end of June we have the anniversary of Gettysburg, so in order to present something of a build up for this I present some of the images of the games over the last few years.

Taken during our Chancellorsville game.

Some very nice looking Zouaves.


These were converted and painted by Doug Mason. Doug is still churning out the figures so give him a call if you want an especially nice looking “unique” unit to add to your army, he’s well worth it!

You’ll notice no doubt that we use a lot of templates on our tables. These are all made from roofing felt and denote the area of the wood. Whenever you look into the interior of a wood the canopy creates a dark carpet generally, this then leaves no argument as to whether a unit is in the cover or out of it!

General Jackson arrives in the rear of the Union army!

This was taken from one of our Gettysburg games.

The rules we use are a mix of the Fire and Fury Regimental and Brigade, the battles are fought using the Brigade manoeuvre and the weapons and ranges are all from the regimental set. This allows us to play the BIG games with the full order of battle while retaining individual realism using the specific weapons.

Hope you liked it…..

A few more of our WWII scenes from recent games. We intend to run a few single day games later in the year, along with the weekend games.

Here is the opening stages of the game last year, with a few of the players checking their setup.

Sturmovik searching for a target.


Some of our Trump Cards are visible here, these offer the formation size, and full stat line for convenience.

I look forward to each and every game on the Russian Front. Stay tuned for the new collection coming from Plastic Soldier Company. Over one hundred and forty of their T34’s…

Hi Guys,

Here at the Wargames Holiday Centre we are running our first Warhammer 40K Doubles Tournament on Saturday the 26th October 2013, from 08.00 til late. I have enlisted the help of Nick Jenkin, Mark Waple and a few of the other tournament refs and veterans to assist, so the event should be great fun and hopefully the first of many.

This will be slightly different to the normal tournies given that each of the tables will be 6′ x 6′. This opens the game up to a whole new range of possibilities, we have play tested the scenarios and are very pleased with the results, the tournament is a doubles with 16 team places. There’s all the usual aspects of the tournaments, food, drink, parking etc.

Send me a message here or contact me on info@wargameshc.co.uk for details.

Recently I received the latest copy of the Wargames Illustrated magazine this has an article on the 15mm figure extravaganza that was re-played here using the General de Brigade rules. The battle was Leipzig at 15mm scale it made our 500 square feet 2/5ths bigger yet again in scale! Loads of room for manoeuvring and getting thousands and thousands of figures on the tables!

Why 15mm, well the guys that come along to the Centre once a year have huge collections of their own, all beautifully painted and based and as Dave Brown said, “imagine how much space it will create dropping a scale from the usual 28mm”!

Well the article has encouraged me to post some of the pictures that were missed out from the magazine. The articles this month are excellent, several focussing on the 1813 battles. Pictures are also superb, so well worth a look!

Here are a few of the pictures that were omitted, just to wet your appetite.

I hope you have enjoyed them.

I run a number of events here at the Centre which are never advertised due to cubs booking the facilities to re-enact their own periods or use their own rulesets. I offer club discounts and am flexible on what you use, whether it be all the facilities, some or just the table space, give me a call if you always fancied playing Marston Moor at a 10:1 scale or Agincourt!! for example. I will be happy to help.

Here’s some snap shots of the Marlburian games, this one in particular is Oudenarde.

The Garde Francais deployign to exchange volleys.


More of our Foundry collection.

Here's the French line attempting to stop the advancing British infantry.

Hanoverians from the Wargames Foundry range.


We have a large amount of the old Foundry figures in our collection.


The game in full swing.

One of the many beautifully painted Command stands we have here.


The command figures are a mix of figures from Wargames Foundry.


Figures are from the old Strategem miniatures Range

The Bavarians advancing onto the fray.


More Strategem figures.

We have a lot of Front Rank Cavalry as well, which are superb looking models.

Danish Cuirassier from Front Rank Miniatures.

I hope you have enjoyed the piccies. More tomorrow.