Monday, 8 June 2015

KWC Open Day 2015: Photos from an Exhibition

Open Day 2015: Kapiti Wargames Club

Sunday saw KWCs 4th annual open day. We had quite a good turn-out, with many enthusiasts and members of the public turning up.

Display games included Warhammer Fantasy, Flames of War, 40K and X-Wing, Warmahordes, Infinity and Black Powder

We also had a mini diorama celebrating KWCs involvement with Sir Peter Jackson's Great War Project:

Vignette of Chunnuk Bair. Mortal Combat: Turks and ANZACs in hand-to-hand Combat
(Photo: Roly Hermans)

Soviet Forces being deployed by Bruce. Jayden and Matt giving advice. 
Flames of War in 20mm

Finalists in the Golden Griffon Painting Compatition

Judge David in Action

Best of Show

Senior Winner: Sam Campbell

Roly's amazing NZ Maori Wars display

The Pa (Maori Fortfied Village)

Defense of the Church

Settler Homestead under attack 

Skirmishers in the long grass

Even the Royal Navy got involved

Spectres from the forest: A nasty surprise coming

From the past to the future: X-wing

And Warhammer 40K


All in the family: The Campbells walking off with all the prizes:

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

KWC Open Day 2015 On again!

Reminder of our club's open day this Sunday

I will be doing a FoW 20mm Defense of the Reich German Panzer vs Soviet Guards Demo Game

Kapiti Wargames Club to have open day after recent collaboration with Sir Peter Jackson

Table-top strategy games with miniature models have led to a number of Kapiti wargamers and modellers working with Sir Peter Jackson and the Weta Workshop on his World War 1 Battle of Chunuk Bair diorama project. The club has enjoyed local and international media exposure following their involvement with Sir Peter’s Gallipoli project. They offer the public the opportunity to come see for themselves how it is done:

The Kapiti Wargames Club (KWC) have their annual Open Day on Sunday 7 June from 10 am at the Paraparaumu Community Centre (Ngahina Street, Paraparaumu). This annual event (open to the public) showcases the modelling and painting talents of local figure painters and wargamers. The event offers the public an opportunity to try their hand at table-top strategy games.

Demonstration and display games this year will include a Maori Pa Battle Display, World War 2 Eastern Front (Attack on Germany) Tank Battles, Fantasy and Futuristic Science Fiction battle displays.

There will also be a display on the club’s involvement with the WW1 diorama at the Great War Exhibition.

The range of games played include those based on historical fact, fictionalised fact, fantasy and futuristic games. Popular genres currently include Warhammer, Warhammer 40K, Flames of War, Lord of the Rings, Warmachine, Firestorm Armada and Star Wars X-Wing. Many other genres feature from time to time. The club also offers strategy based board gaming and card-based strategy games, such as Magic, The Gathering.

The KWC is a youth friendly environment, with supervised introductory gaming activities for younger players from 4pm; and a session for more mature or experienced players from 7pm. Players of all grades, new and experienced alike are welcome to come try their hand.
The Open Day will run from 10am to 4pm on Sunday 7 June 2015. Entry is free.