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Canucks Amuck Monthly Wargaming Meet-up

  • Aug 17, 2013 · 11:00 AM
  • Forest Hill United Church

August theme is "Tanks, Tanks, Tanks!" - August 23, 2013 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Kursk, one of the most titanic battles of world history. The Battle of Prokhorovka (which actually took place in July, 1943) is generally accepted as the largest armoured engagements ever. To commemorate this massive conflict, August's theme encompasses games which involves armoured fighting vehicles at any scale, from the skirmish level to the grand strategic, from 1916 to 2013.

Candidate games include: Panzer 2nd. Ed (GMT), MBT (AH), Fighting Formations (GMT), Advanced Squad Leader (AH/MMP), Band of Brothers (WG), Landships! (CoA), Dawn's Early Light (LnL), LnL: Heroes of the Gap (LnL), PanzerBlitz/Leader (AH), Panzer Grenadier (AP), WWII: Barbarossa to Berlin (GMT), Cobra (TSR/SPI), FAB: Bulge (GMT), MechWar '77 (SPI), Into the Bastards! (BM)

You need not play a game related to the theme; the idea behind the theme is to get people to play games or explore eras or systems that they might not otherwise.

Remember to pre-arrange your games and opponents on our message board in this

Newcomers are always welcome. You don't need to bring a game if you don't have one; other members usually bring far more than are necessary.

We will be playing in the parlour of Forest Hill United Church, located at 2 Wembley Road, just north of Eglinton on Bathurst Street. Look for paper signs posted on the doors to guide you to the room. When you approach from the parking lot, go to the doors on your left, not the main doors into the sanctuary.

IMPORTANT ROOM LOCATION NOTE: Due to ongoing church renovations, we have been asked to occupy a slightly smaller new space which is in a room to the right when coming up the stairs. I will post signs to assist people in finding the new space. There is plenty of space for gaming; it's just a little more 'compact' than our current space.

The lighting in the space is somewhat less than our current space and may be inadequate for -ahem- 'more experienced' eyeballs. If anyone has small floor lamps or table lamps which they can bring to light up the space a little, it would be appreciated.

Some parking is available in the streets nearby the church and you may also park in the lot if there are spaces available - many spaces clear up right around 11 AM. There is another event happening at 5:30, so we have been asked to move vehicles out of the parking lot by 5 PM where possible. If you are able to park a little further away offpremises, you will be able to stay the entire day until 6 PM without moving.

To get to the church by TTC, take the #32 bus east (if coming from Eglinton West station on the University line) or the same bus going west (if coming from Eglinton station on the Yonge line). Both buses run frequently. Get off at Bathurst and walk one (short) block north on the west side of Bathurst. There is no admission fee, but a small donation to the church's property committee is appreciated.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey everyone! I'm new to the group and I'd like to play. I'm just wondering if there is a theme for this one yet?

    August 1, 2013

    • Kozure

      Hi Matthew - sorry for the delay - was trying to figure a theme out. The theme is "Tanks! Tanks! Tanks!", but as always, you don't have to play a game related to the theme - it's just intended to help inspire choice of games.

      August 13, 2013

  • David

    Family matters, hope to come out in September.

    August 13, 2013

  • Ken H.

    Looking forward to it.

    August 11, 2013

  • Mark

    Hi Theo,

    I just received Bomber Command. I can prep the game for Aug 17 if you are still interested.


    August 8, 2013

    • Theo

      Ok. will bring mine. BTW, for the purposes of reading rules, we'll play the Berlin scenario. No advanced rules unless you want them.

      August 9, 2013

    • Mark

      Sounds good to me, let's keep it simple for a learning game. See you next Saturday.

      August 10, 2013

  • Kozure

    Hi David - yes, the date shift is correct. I'm going on holidays at the end of August so I had to move it up. I was intending to send a reminder/notification today or tomorrow. Sorry for the confusion.

    August 8, 2013

  • Theo

    Oh, also, Unhappy King Charles.

    August 6, 2013

  • Theo

    Looking to table any of the following:

    C&C Napoleonics
    Elusive Victory
    Bomber Command
    Next War: Korea
    Band of Brothers : Screaming Eagles
    FAB: Bulge

    Note: I am new to pretty much all of them, though I have played Band of Brothers once.

    August 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm interesetd in playing some of the FFG X-Wing miniatures at the next Canucks Amuck Meetup on Aug 17. Is anyone else interested - bought a bunch of the stuff but haven't really played much.

    August 4, 2013

  • DavidB

    Hi Kozure, is this date correct? Usually, CA is the 4th Saturday of the month but this is the 3rd Saturday instead. Just wanted to confirm so I can plan on attending this event.

    August 1, 2013

  • Derek P.

    Hi Kozure (and everyone), haven't forgot about you and I had a great time back in Feb when I went, will try to make the next one! Take care :)

    July 26, 2013

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