Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Open Monumentendag/Nationale Figurendag

In the Weekend of September 8th was the so called "Open Monumentsday " in the Netherlands in which a lot of historical buildings are open to the public.
logo open monumenten dag






On the same day was held the National Tin Figures day at the fortress of Vechten in which also the Dutch Waterline Museum has opened its doors some years back.
The Open day was partly in the exhibition rooms, partly in other rooms of the fortress. Some (older) pictures of the fortress of an earlier visit.








We, with another group (who were demoing 1940; the bridge of Rotterdam), were asked to give a wargames demonstration on the figures day on Saturday but we were also invited to give a wargames  demonstration  to some groups of schoolchildren who also got a tour through the fortress and museum on Friday.
We had our 1692 game with us, made up some easy rules for the kids and after giving first a short intro, let them play. We, and hopefully the children also, had a great time.

Saturday, the figures day, was a succes. A lot of people came and for the first time saw tin figures and also our wargames. Maybe we convert some to our hobbies.

Some pictures of Friday. Please don't think we played with criminals but the s.....d privacy rules forced us to block the childrens faces; what a shame.
A big thanks to Yvon, Anne-Marieke en Terry for all their work before and on this day.














And pictures from saturday





















Of the pictures of the Rotterdam bridges only one was suitable to show. But don't hesitate; come to Crisis  Antwerp -first weekend of November 2018, have a look at their demo which will be bigger again, and buy May 1940 figures which are the only correct 1940 Dutch 28mm figures around.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Overloon, Militracks

In Overloon, eastern Netherlands, there is the National War Museum Overlooon,  which is on the original location where in 1944 heavy fighting between German, British and American forces took place with a lot of casualties on both sides but also great losses in lives to the population of this region. And of course a lot of their properties were also destroyed, be it houses, farms, cattle,etc ,

In the museum, yearly a day is reserved for German vehicle, be it trucks, personal carriers and tanks. An impression in pictures underneath.






the King Tiger came from the French Cavalry museum at Saumur. It took ages to get this beast to Overloon. And it was the great attraction of the day.


Monday, June 25, 2018

MonkeyCon has passed

The Alde Garde visited MoneyCon for the first time and, based on our experience, it will not be the last time.
Nice and friendly atmosphere, some good games, a lot of people to chat to and all the members of the organising club were very helpfull.
So just great and a well meant "thank you" to all the members of the club; you did a good job.

First of course some pictures of games that were on that day allthough sadly we haven't written down the clubs which presented the games and our remembrance is lacking but the pictures speaks for themselves we hope.
At the end, some pictures of our 1692 game which only got on in a very slow space due to the lot of talking we did.




 Worean game in the ACW










TSoA's "Family Robinson" game.
As they were next to our table we noticed everybody loved it. So a great participation game (and they won a prize at Salute they told us , ....twice, thrice...) but really, it was very nice.

Some pictures of our 1693 game