WSWA Open Day 28-May-05

The big event for our friends at Western Suburbs Wargames Association (WSWA) each year is their open day. Well worth a trip to the other side of Melbourne.

Lots of displays including the reappearance of some old favourites plus the trade stands of stout supporters of the hobby including Eureka Miniatures (Nic Robson), Military Simulations (Colin Turnbull), Quality Wargames Supplies (Wayne Eaton) and Hall of Ancient Warriors (Brian Hall). Congrats to Brian Hall and the gang who organised the event. My apologies to those whose displays I did not get to photograph or those I did not mention.


28-May-05 What Was There

Western Suburbs Wargames Association

Medieval jousting

Napoleonic Prussians defend the village . . .

. . . while the French are ready to pillage

Defending the fort was a common theme throughout the games on display

The board game Aztec with figures

Atop the pyramid the human sacrifice takes place to appease the gods

Warhammer 40K Kill Team is a fast and fun scenario

There was also "Learn to Play 40K" with different races including Orks . . .

. . . and Valhallan Imperial Guard

World War 2 German armour . . .

. . . being harrassed by the allied air force

A group of WW2 troops

All is quiet at the Alamo . . .

. . . as the sun rises . . .

. . . until a mass of Mexicans . . .

. . . are ably led . . .

. . . in the assault upon the walls . . .

. . . while Davey Crockett rallies the defenders

The warbands of the Gauls are waiting to surge forward with support of their leader in a chariot

NWA's own Julian Donohoe displayed 25mm DBA on behalf of the club. DBA is a fast play game of Ancient and Medieval warfare.

Traditional enemy of the Gauls are the Roman legions, ably supported by their cavalry.

Superbly painted figures of middle eastern battles . . .

. . . from an earlier era

The hilarious defence of the fort against the ants was another fun multiplayer game displayed by Nic Robson of Eureka Miniatures

Entrenched troops support . . .

. . . a Vauban star fort as they await . . .

. . . the attack by the enemy fleet

Mulgrave Wargamers displayed their wares with another game based on the Picquet system where a pack of cards help determine which troops are allowed to be moved each turn.