Sunday, May 31, 2009

Saturday - June 6th

This upcoming Saturday the Centurions will be hosting a 15mm Seven Years War gaming using Koenig Krieg at the Levee Café in Hastings Minnesota. We will not be using the new edition of the rules as they aren't readily available yet.

We will be setting up Friday Evening and Saturday Morning, with the games to start at 11 AM Saturday Morning.

Our current intention is to have players command two infantry Brigades, one Cavalry Brigade and a two units of Light Troops. However we will be making some adjustments once the exact number of players is determined Saturday Morning.

The game will be divided into three (or more) table tops representing the left wing, center and right wing of a typical Seven Years War battle. Each table top will be a separate game interconnected by the use of reserves.

We will be making a couple of minor rules adjustments for our game. The most notable will be brigades in line (three units or more in a fairly straight line) will be considered in command even though the end unit(s) will be out of command range. This is being done to represent the multiple lines of battle used in the period of brigades rather than the stacking of units two or more deep (too Napoleonic).

As usual we are paying for the space be eating off the menu. We as a group have committed to $300, so if you can please stop down and have a meal and a few drinks during the day.

In addition to the game we will be discussing the upcoming Centurions Gaming Schedule for the summer and into the fall.

Upcoming Games
June 20th - 10mm Napoleonic Command – Elliot
July 4th – No Game
July 18th – 25mm English Civil War – Fitz
Aug 1st – TBD
Aug 15th – 25mm Napoleonic – Fitz’s Birthday Celebration
Sep 5th – TBD
Sep 19th – 15mm World War II Spearhead- 65th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden Special – Jeff J
Oct 3rd – TBD
Oct 17th – TBD

Fall Recon – Date and Game TBD
Fall Centurions Levee Café Game – Date and Game TBD
Sep 25-27 - Gamer's Reunion, Rochester MN
Oct 23-25th - Rockcon, Rockford IL
Feb 5-7th 2010 - Con of the North, St. Paul MN

Schedule is subject to change.

Jeff Johnson

June 6th Game at the Levee Cafe

Hey gang, come on down to the Levee Cafe in Hastings for our next outing. Jeff Johnson has cooked up a monster Koenig Krieg game that'll be fun for all.

The forces of the Sarcastic Alliance, supported by the troops of Freddie the Adequate, will be taking the field to defend the rights and dignities of the potentates of the Reich from the depredations of the Empire. The forces of the Self-Elector and von Knight will be taking the field against the dread Feldmarshal Erzherzog Johann and General Johnson of the Swedish Crown.

It is rumored that Don Giuseppe, il Duce di Vermiccelli, will be marching north from Neapolis and that the French forces are even now marshalling under the Marechal le Comte du Lac d'Ours Blanc. And of course all eyes turn south to see if the mighty Pasha Beybey will be on the march.

Come on by the Levee Cafe on Saturday and join us in the festivities. There will be plenty of commands for everyone who wants to play and you can always bring your own forces, we'll make them fit into the scenario. Setup will start at 10:00 and we will go until we drop.

See you there!

May 16th Follow Up

I realize that this is a little late, but I have been suffering through computer issues and have not had a chance to post anything about the game on May 16th.

First, I would like to sincerely thank Elliott for taking the time and effort to set up such an interesting scenario. He put a lot of effort into the figures and terrain and, as a result, put on a beautiful scenario for which my pictures do no justice. To be sure it was a challenging scenario and I, for one, look forward to another replay so that I can try it from the Austrian side.

Second, I want to thank all of the players who attended. We had a good turnout of six players for the scenario and could have handled a couple more. I'd also like to mention that the Source employees were helpful and attentative to our needs.

Elliott has offered to run another scenario on June 20th. Stop by and play, it'll be a good time!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Saturday - July 18th


Fitz has volunteered to run a 25mm English Civil War game using Forlorn Hope on Saturday July 18th.


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Saturday - June 20th

Hi gang,

I've volunteered to run the game on June 20th.

Rules - Napoleonic Command
Scale 10mm

I'm not sure if it will be 1809, or 1813. If I'm really evil, or there is demand for the option, it will be Austrians versus Neapolitans in 1815.

Posted on Behalf of Elliott.

Monday, May 18, 2009

May 16th - Post by the Minnesota Gamer

The Minnesota Gamer, a blog about gaming in general, published a post about Saturday May 16th's 10mm Napoleonic Command game run by Elliot James at the Source Comics and Games.

Check it out here.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Saturday - May 15th's Game

Hey gang,

Just a reminder, Elliott James has graciously volunteered to run a 10mm Napoleonics game using Napoleonic Command this Saturday at the Source. Setup will start around 10:00 and the game will follow. As always figures will be provided and all experience levels are welcome. Hope to see you there.

Saturday - June 6th

I would like to remind everyone that the Centurions' Game on Saturday June 6th will be at the Levee Cafe' in Hastings for a over-sized "Koenig Krieg" battle fought on several fronts, I mean tables.

Breakfast and Setup will begin at 9AM with the game to hopefully start at 11AM.
Our goal for this game is to have each player push approximately Two brigades of infantry, One Brigade of horse and a couple of light units, plus associated Artillery units.
Please let me know if you are planning on attending so that I can plan out the scenario accordingly.

Jeff Johnson

Friday, May 1, 2009

An Introduction

The Centurions are a loosely confederated group of miniature war gamers in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area who run a variety of miniature games throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

While we are organization has no official organization we selected Jim Fitzgerald as Claudius for life or our dedicated point of contact for many of our events.

Members of the Centurions volunteer to put on and run miniature games. Typically the games put on by the Centurions are historical in nature occasionally a Sci Fi or Fantasy games also make the rotation. The only requirements to put on a game is to provide enough figures for six to ten players and for the you to know the rules fairly well. If you are interested in running a game please contact our Claudius, Jim Fitzgerald for more information.

On the First and Third Saturday of each month the Centurions generally run an open game at the Source Comics and Games in Falcon Heights. These games are open to all players and no experience or figures are required to play. Stop on by and see what we are up to.
Recently the Centurions have run a series of larger games at the Levee Café’ in Hastings, MN approximately two or three times a year. Those of us that make up the Centurions attempt to run a game or two at the MMGA ReCon which occurs about once a quarter in Coon Rapids, MN, and at Con of the North an annual Gaming Convention in St. Paul generally held in Late February or Early March.