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Battle of Villinghausen

Last night we did a battle in KonegsKrieg. It is a funny set of rules in as, after a certain amount of turns you roll the dice of doom. A six on a 6d sider says the battle is too hot for you and y0ur army goes home. The Battle of Villinghausen has an all infantry French force vs a British combined arms army on the defensive in good terrains and the French must attack. I had just painted up a Genoese force of Militia supported by a 4 battalions of Spanish to bring to the game. I have an eerie fondness for bad troops. I was on the French right flank, right in front of Villinghausen, and a French attack all along the front began! The French left got swarmed by light cav. and stalled up, the French center of guards and grenadiers charged 12 lbers on a hill and got blowed up! The entire plan was to make 1 British brigade rout so we could at least get an attempt at them running away. The French center was very French like and with terrible losses put to route 1 British Brigade. The Genoese on the right flank we advance, having the only artillery in the entire army and assaulted the town of Villinghausen. Through amazing series of great and bad die rolls we succeeded in taking 2 / 3′s of the town! Then the die of fate would have it ‘s turn. The British were ready to smash the center and the French right flank in one huge attack. The French rolled a 4 …we stand! The British roll a 6….silence……more silence….they retire ! French win, French win….omgosh the French win:) What a set of rules !

Highlanders and 12lbers on the High ground

 

British Lights defend Villenghausen

 

The French Advance!

 

The Genoese Attack!

 

The Great Charge!

 

M4 Schedual

1/26 Seven Years War 15mm Koenig Krieg: The Battle of Vellinghausen 1761. Hosted by Fitz.

2/2 Groundhog Day Special- We offer a “re-run” of a favorite event, The Battle of Lake George. 15mm FIW Wilderness Wars. Hosted by Charley.

2/9 A Very Berserkistan Civil War- The brothers from different mothers struggle for control of our favorite mythical Central Asian country! 28mm Early 20th Century warfare using Brigadier ’38 rules. Presented by Brent.

2/16 George Washington’s Birthday- In honor of the Father Of Our Country, we’ll enjoy a large 15mm AWI Wilderness Wars game. Details TBA.

Two Games, Two Battles, Lundy’s Lane and Battle of Gaugamela

Battle One: Lundy’s Lane, 15mm, Empire V rules…yes we did it in Empire V! This is a great meeting engagement between 2 similar forces. there are 4 commands, all very small in Empire scale. 2 gun batteries and 4 figure battalions were the norm. The British had their commands divided enough that they were not in supporting positions, but if it worked right the left flank would be able to descend on the USA forces. The US forces attacked on a broad front against 1 British brigade. With remarkable precision the US forces decimate and route the British brigade in a fierce hour of combat. The second hour found the British commander successively ordering break off and stand down, while the US forces looked on as the British retire in poor order. This hour also brought the 2nd British brigade attacking with good force and making good head way. At this point the battle ends because of time but… all 4 brigades would be at it in the 3 rd hour. It was a very good fight and all commanders fought with good morale and well thought out moves! Great good times

Our 2nd fight was 28mm Ancients using Command and Colors as the rule set. The battle is the one where Darius ”makes the field perfect” for is army to deploy in. There were many hoots and hollers from that end of the room and It looked like they fought each other out with no units one either side left.

Both sides advance in line formation …. no reserves

 

The closing of the lines

 

2nd hour the charge…a full strength British Battalion oops that left a mark!

 

Alex’s Phalanxes

 

 

Ahhh Elephants…or the Ancient equivalent of Atomic hand grenades

 

The Battle for St Louis and the Martian Roundup!

All Quiet on the Martian Front…well, not so much. Humanity gets swamped in Tripods again! We humans fight to the death, which is too bad for us. In my final blow my command stand kills an assault walker! To bad is was the Martian’s only walker casualty. Great figs and a great time…but I need to figure out how to get a human victory..it looking bad for the earth.

Walker Rampage

 

Walker Carnage

 

Martians with their Human Drones

 

Massed armor

 

The Tesla Tank, Humanities only hope...but there is only one...

The Tesla Tank, Humanities only hope…but there is only one…

 

Up Coming M4 Schedual

1/12 All Quiet On The Martian Front: The Battle of St. Louis. 15mm War of the Worlds fun as the US Army defends the Gateway City from tripods and other alien horrors! Hosted by Brent

1/19 M4 Double Header: Command & Colors 28mm Ancients with Ray and Empire War of 1812 teaching game with Bob and Todd.

1/26 Seven Years War 15mm Koenig Krieg: The Battle of Vellinghausen 1761. Hosted by Fitz.

2/2 Groundhog Day Special. Something exactly like what we’ve done before.

A Crazy Day in Berserkastan….and the Lost Libaray of Ivan the Terrible.

It was Gaslight in 28mm. We had Chinese, Brits, Belgians, Americans, Germans, Austrians and crazy steam fed War Machines of all kinds. A three for all, all going for the mountain castle to gain the riches of the Library of Ivan the Terrible. It was king of the mountain and there would be only one!

It starts out Col. Todd of the 7 Cav. His steam Tank decides to commit suicide by jumping off the table and literally exploding into all the bits it has! It spent most of the game glum and out of steam until the end where it killed off my Rocket gun gal and my mine dog operator…argh….yes we have rocket guns and mine dogs…you wanna play now right …. right!

Many fights to the death and all kinds of calamity ending with Charles’s Hero and my Hero fighting it out….I lost … Charlie was king of the Mountain!

7th Cav USA, lead my no other than George Custer…who got blown up by a Mine Dog..

 

Japan supports the 7th Cav

 

The Love Gun!!

The Love Gun!!

 

the Brits have a Martian Death Ray…on a Mechanical Spider…woopin great scrap build!

 

British line up.

 

Here it is Christmas….Gota Do Trenton! The Remix!

It is the Christmas Season, so that means a fight of the Battle of Trenton. It shows the caliber of the group when, you are refighting Trenton, the Hessians are not going to win this, We have a gathering of 16 gamers to play! Right away we get volunteers to be the Hessians, and this time to give them a fighting chance they are awake and sort of ready. The American’s are having none of it and after a couple of hours the Hessians that are not rounded up are in full flight. Huge good game, run and played by great gamers! Such a good time.

As always we used Wilderness Wars Rules, with 15mm figures, a great thanks to all~!

Continental Right Flank

Continental Left Flank

Heavy Street Fighting

American Charge!

New Comics Jan 7th ready at 10am if the trucks are running!

NEW COMIC BOOKS – AVAILABLE AT 10AM WEDNESDAY 01-07-15

ACTION COMICS #38

ALL NEW X-FACTOR #19

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12

ANGEL AND FAITH S10 #10

ANGELA ASGARDS ASSASSIN #2

ANGRY BIRDS #7

ANT-MAN #1

AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS #9

ARCHIE #663

ARCHIE COMICS DIGEST #257

ARMY OF DARKNESS VOL 4 #2

AVENGERS NO MORE BULLY #1

BATMAN ETERNAL #40

BETTY & VERONICA #274

BIRTHRIGHT #4

BRAINSTORM #5

B BARNES WINTER SOLDIER #3

C VICTORY & GAL RANGERS #4

CHAOS SMILEY PSYCHOTIC BUTTON OS

CROSSED BADLANDS #69

DEADLY CLASS #10

DOW WEAPON X PROGRAM #5

DETECTIVE COMICS #38

EARTH 2 #30

EARTH 2 WORLDS END #14

EDWARD SCISSORHANDS #3

ELEPHANTMEN #61

EPOCHALYPSE #2

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #2

ETERNAL WARRIOR DOS #3

EVIL WITHIN #3

FADE OUT #4

FAIREST #33

FEATHERS #1

FICTION SQUAD #4

FLASH SEASON ZERO #4

GARFIELD #33

GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #106

GFT TALES OF TERROR #6

GHOST #11

GHOST FLEET #3

GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #5

GOD IS DEAD #26

GREEN ARROW #38

HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL #4

HELLBOY AND THE BPRD #2

HINTERKIND #14

HULK #10

HUMANS #3

I PLAY THE BAD GUY #2

IRON FIST LIVING WEAPON #8

IXTH GENERATION #1

JOHN CARPENTERS ASYLUM #9

JOHN CARTER WARLORD #3

JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000 #13

LADY KILLER #1

LEGENDARY STAR LORD #7

 

LEGENDS DARK KNIGHT 100 PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #5

LOBO #4

MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #10

MARVELS AVENGERS #2

MAXX MAXXIMIZED #15

MEN OF WRATH #4

MIRACLEMAN #14

MUST READ VALIANT G HITS #2

MY LITTLE PONY FF #13

NAILBITER #9

NAMES #5

NEW 52 FUTURES END #36

NEW VAMPIRELLA #8

ODYC #2

OPERATION SIN #1

PUNISHER #14

RED SONJA VULTURE CIRCLE #1

ROBOCOP 2014 #7

ROCHE LIMIT #4

SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #8

SEPARATORS #2

SHADOW SHOW #3

SHAFT #2

SHINOBI NINJA PRINCESS #5

SINERGY #3

SIP KIDS #2

6TH GUN DAYS OF THE DEAD #4

SKYLANDERS #4

SONIC BOOM #3

SPIDER-MAN 2099 #7

STEAM TALES #1

STORM #7

SWAMP THING #38

TECH JACKET #7

TERMINAL HERO #5

TREES #8

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #1

UNCLE GRANDPA #4

USAGI YOJIMBO SENSO #6

V-WARS #9

WAR STORIES #4

WEIRD LOVE #5

WOLF MOON #2

WOLVERINES #1

WOODS #9

X-MEN #23

A VERY ZOMBIE XMAS REGIFTED

ABSOLUTE BATMAN INC

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 02

ARCHIE 1000 PG MEGA DIGEST

ARMOR HUNTERS BLOODSHOT

ARMOR HUNTERS HARBINGER

BLEACH 3IN1 TP VOL 10

CASANOVA COMP HC VOL 02

DEATH OF WOLVERINE HC

DEATHBLOW DELUXE ED

 

DR WHO BLOOD OF AZRAEL

DR WHO GUIDE TO TIME LORD

DRUG & DROP TP VOL 01

FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 45

I AM JACKIE ROBINSON YR HC

INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US V2

JACO GALACTIC PATROLMAN

JUDGE DREDD (IDW) TP VOL 06

KINGDOM OF THE WICKED HC

KISS OF THE ROSE PRINCESS V2

LBX GN VOL 03

LEGEND OF THE MANTAMAJI B1

LEGENDERRY S PUNK ADV TP

LONE WOLF & CUB OMNIBUS V7

MAKESHIFT MIRACLE HC VOL 02

MAMMOTH BOOK CULT COMICS

MARVEL 75 YRS CHARACTERS

MARVEL SEC WARS PROSE NOV

METEOR PRINCE GN VOL 01

MY LITTLE PONY FIM TP VOL 06

MY LOVE STORY GN VOL 03

NARUTO 3IN1 TP VOL 10

NISEKOI FALSE LOVE GN VOL 07

ONE PIECE GN VOL 73

PARIAH TP VOL 03

POKEMON ADV B&W V6

POKEMON ADVENTURES V26

POSTER PACK MANGA ART OF OSAMU TEZUKA VOL 01

PUNISHER TP VOL 02

SAY I LOVE YOU GN VOL 05

SHOWCASE UNKN SOLDIER  V2

SINESTRO TP VOL 01

SONIC HEDGEHOG SELECT V10

SONS OF ANARCHY HC

STORYVILLE PROST MURDERS

SUNGLASSES AFTER DARK

SUPERBOY TP VOL 05

SUPERMAN THE POWER WITHIN

SWAMPMEN MUCK MONSTERS

TECH JACKET TP VOL 03

THE RAGE HC VOL 02

TMNT ANIMATED TP VOL 05

TMNT CLASSICS TP VOL 09

TMNT N ANIM ADVENTURES V4

TOM SUTTON CREEPY THINGS

TREAS VICTORIAN MURDER V2

UNCANNY AVENGERS HC V5

VALENTINE FOR C BROWN

WHAT DID YOU EAT YESTER V6

WORLD TRIGGER GN VOL 02

ALTER EGO #130

COMIC SHOP NEWS  #1438

DOCTOR WHO FIG COLL #34

HEAVY METAL #272

JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR #64

RUE MORGUE MAGAZINE #152

SCARY MONSTERS MAG #95

SLEEPY HOLLOW OFF MAG #1

SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAG #13

 

ALIENS XENOMORPH QUEEN ULTRA DLX AF

ATTACK ON TITAN SCOUTS PLASTIC TRAVEL MUG

BATMAN ARKHAM ORIGINS PLAY ARTS KAI JOKER

BATMAN ARKHAM ORIGINS PLAY ARTS KAI ROBIN

CFSP MSGU NAHEL ARGAMA FIG

DC HEROES BATMAN CANDY BOWL HOLDER

DC HEROES JOKER CANDY BOWL HOLDER

DEADPOOL BUST BANK

ENGINEERED BY FIREFLY BELT BUCKLE

GAME OF THRONES DROGON BABY DRAGON RESIN STATUE

GAME OF THRONES IRON THRONE BOOKEND

GAME OF THRONES RHAEGAL BABY DRAGON RESIN STATUE

GAME OF THRONES STARK WOLF SCULPTED MUG

GAME OF THRONES VISERION BABY DRAGON RESIN STATUE

GHOSTBUSTERS STANTZ DLX TALKING MOTION STATUE

GHOSTBUSTERS VENKMAN DLX TALKING MOTION STATUE

GODZILLA 12-IN LONG 1985 AF

MARVEL HEROES IRON MAN CANDY BOWL HOLDER

MLP PINKIE PIE VINYL FIG

POCKET POP JON SNOW VINYL FIG KEYCHAIN

POP GOTG DANCING GROOT VINYL FIG

SAILOR MOON CUTIE MOON ROD PROPLICA

WALKING DEAD FISH TANK LED PAPERWEIGHT

WALKING DEAD TV SERIES 6 AFs

WONDER WOMAN ART OF WAR STATUE BY CLIFF CHIANG

 

 

 

And so much more !!!

News Letter Dec 23rd Correction we will be closing at 5pm on Dec 24th Xmas Eve

News Letter Dec 23rd Correction we will be closing at 5pm on Dec 24th Xmas Eve

NEW AT THE SOURCE THIS WEEK
Black Sciience #11

MAGIC THE GATHERING @ THE SOURCE!

Tuesday, Friday & Special Event Schedule!

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MAGIC THE GATHERING @ THE SOURCE!

Tuesday, Friday & Special Event Schedule!

Tuesday Night Magic at the Source! Lots of great tournaments are coming up this Fall at the Source. We are now running Friday Night Magic every Friday night so you don’t have to travel far anymore for chance at those exclusive foil prizes.

TUESDAY NIGHT MAGIC AT THE SOURCE

Tuesday, December 2nd – Booster Draft – 5:30pm – $15.00

Tuesday, December 9th – Standard – 5:30pm – $5.00

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Friday, December 12th NO FNM nor LATE DRAFT

Friday, December 19th – Standard – 6pm Start – $5.00

Friday, December 26th – Booster Draft – $15.00

Friday Late Night Booster Draft

Every Friday Night @ 10pm- $15.00

NEW THIS WEEK AT THE SOURCE!!
All New X-Men Annual #1

Tyranny of Dragons OP Event

Month Two Thursday, January 22nd at 6pm

NEW AT THE SOURCE THIS WEEK
Conan the Avenger #9
D&D ENCOUNTERS @ SOURCE! Wednesdays @ Source Starting at 6PM – FREE!
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NEW THIS WEEK AS THE SOURCE!!
Penguins of Madagascar #2

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Warhammer and Warhammer 40k Armies
They make great gifts
And we still have a few Shield of Baal : Exterminatus HC $74.25 while supplies last
Remember we are open til 5pm on Christmas Eve

NEW THIS WEEK AT THE SOURCE
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #26

MILITARY MINIATURE MONDAY NIGHTS – 6PM!
Hosted By Jim, Todd and our very own Bob!

You’re invited to participate to growing, regularly scheduled event, here at the Source Comics & Games. Every Monday night a group of dedicated military miniatures game players assemble for a night of comradery, revelry and table top miniature fun! Themes change week to week and they’re open to game suggestions as well. Bring your stuff if you have any, if you don’t, show up anyway and we’ll get you in the game. All players and skill levels are welcome! Here’s the general schedule for the next upcoming few weeks.For More Info: ToddWO@aol.com

NEW AT THE SOURCE THIS WEEK
Zoohunters #2

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Battle of Valverde…American Civil War..”I would give you my horse for another ford”

It would be another Brent spectacular event on Monday Military Miniature Madness!   He painted, based and labeled all the troops used and there was plenty of them.  Enough for 15 substantial commands!

It is New Mexico and the Confederates have advanced north for a shot at Colorado gold mines and California ports. The battle included not more than 3000 Union and 25oo Confederate troops, so the unit sizes were companies. Field of Honor rules were used and the scale was 15mm.

The Battle started with a small Union force holding the River Fords and strong Confederate forces advancing along the whole front. The fly in the buttermilk here is that the river (Rio Grande), is unfordable all along the line but for two small fords on the far Confederate right flank. It was a mini Fredericksburg. We had sharp battles of charging cav, columns of Infantry and massed 12lbers! Quite a fight!

 

Camby’s Advance. Note the small fords.

Camby’s Advance. Note the small fords.

Rebel Cav on far left flank

Rebel Cav on far left flank

Rebel Charge!

Rebel Charge!

More Yanks

More Yanks