Historical Miniatures Game Day, Saturday, 6 May, 2023

Wicked Gaming Center, Peterborough, New Hampshire


    The next in our series of bi-monthly historical miniatures game days. We're a couple of days early for VE Day, but we had to celebrate it! Veterans and newcomers alike can spend a day in good company, killing toy soldiers with other toy soldiers! The event will start at 10 AM and run until 5 PM, with games in two sessions, covering a range of historical periods. Gamers of all ages and skill levels are welcome!

    Wicked Gaming Center is located at 70 Hancock Road, Peterborough, NH 03458. They can be contacted at (603) 933-9948. Queries regarding the event should be e-mailed to the organizers at ilg21@yahoo.com.

    Game Schedule

    Below is the tentative game schedule (more games may be added). We will allow players to reserve spaces in particular games, but walk-ins will also be welcome. Admission is free! Reservations for specific games should be directed to the organizers at ilg21@yahoo.com.

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST

      [GA01] Stukas, Sailors, and Sabers at Stalingrad: The Cossacks Ride!: Lead a charge of mounted Cossacks - or the countercharge by the Savoia Cavalleria - as the Red Army throws everything from machine-gun armed chariots (yes, the kind drawn by horses) to attack boats carrying Naval Infantry (in their pretty striped shirts) in a December offensive to crack the Fascist grip on Stalingrad.

      No experience is necessary; rules will be taught. Tweens and teens welcome.

      Rules: Flames of War
      Scale: 15mm Miniatures
      Number of Players: 2-6
      Game Master: Mark McLaughlin
      Game Length: 3 hours

      [GA02] Cape Finisterre: July 1805 - England is under threat of invasion. "The Oceans are battlefields." A combined Fleet of 20 French and Spanish is destined for Breast to join up with more French ships, to secure a crossing of the channel. Fifteen ships of the Royal Navy have moved to intercept them... outnumbered and out of position to leeward, the English must close and do enough damage to force the Allied fleet to turn back. The English public expects nothing less than an overwhelming victory. Can you deliver?

      Rules: Black Seas (Modified)
      Scale: 1:700 Naval Miniatures
      Number of Players: 2-6
      Game Master: Adam Carriere
      Game Length: 3 hours

      [GA03] Crossing the Lines: It is 1691. The French king Louis XIV has been at war with the Holy Roman Empire for his entire life, and one of the battlefields is in northern Italy. One of his most able opponents is Prince Eugene of Savoy. Having pushed back the French offensive into Piedmont, he is now conducting an invasion of France itself. In this scenario, the Imperialists and their allies attempt to force the entrenched "lines" the Sun King's troops have built to stop them.

      Rules: More Like Foxes than Lyons (Computer-Assisted)
      Scale: 28mm Miniatures
      Number of Players: 2-4
      Game Master: Arofan Gregory
      Game Length: 3 hours

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST

      [GA11] (Kampfgruppe Commander): TO BE DETERMINED

      Rules: Kampfgruppe Commander III
      Scale: 15mm Miniatures
      Number of Players: 2-6
      Game Master: Dave Soucy
      Game Length: 3 hours

      [GA12] The Approach to Sarajevo: In 1878, a large Austro-Hungarian army launched a two-pronged invasion of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Although little opposition was anticipated, they were faced by more than 70,000 tribesmen and (illegally) a portion of the Turkish army stationed in the area. This scenario depicts a minor action on the approach to Sarajevo, where a desperate battle was fought during the campaign. Here, the defenders attempt to keep an Austro-Hungarian column from moving into position on the lead-up to the attack on the castle at Sarajevo.

      Rules: Republic & Empire (computer-assisted)
      Scale: 25mm Miniatures
      Number of Players: 2-4
      Game Master: Arofan Gregory
      Game Length: 3 hours

      [GA13] Battle of the Denmark Strait: HMS Hood and Prince of Wales intercept Bismark and Prinz Eugen while the German ships attempt to break out into the Atlantic on 24 May, 1941, through the Denmark Strait.

      Rules: Naval Theater (homebrew)
      Scale: 1/2400
      Number of Players: 2-4
      Game Master: Frank Shepherd
      Game Length: 3 hours