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 Post subject: CWC became a Section of the Woolston Club 20 years ago
PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:36 pm 
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Thanks to Andre Evers a handful of us from the ( about to be defunct ) Christchurch Wargaming Society joined the Woolston Club in 1997 and formed the Wargames Section of the Woolston Club.
Thanks Andre for 20 years of much fun and many games.
We should organise a Xmas Dinner at the Woolston before the end of the year.

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 Post subject: Re: CWC became a Section of the Woolston Club 20 years ago
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Hi Brain,

I will bring this up at the next meeting, not sure if we can something organised before the end of the year.

What about looking at something early next year?


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 Post subject: Re: CWC became a Section of the Woolston Club 20 years ago
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Brian

I was trying to remember the incorporation date for the original CWS... 1973? 1974? Certainly the genesis of organised 'gaming in ChCh was 5 of us in Barry Taylor's garage in Hills Rd in 1971 LOL
Pete Noble,
Barry Taylor
Dave Crawford (who left early on IIRC)
Malcom Dennis
Errol Hooker

...and me

Phew .. feeling dated!!!
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 Post subject: Re: CWC became a Section of the Woolston Club 20 years ago
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And Peter Noble is still winning Wargames tournaments over 40 years later. One of 3 players I was unable to beat no matter how hard I tried.
We both used Classical Indians for a while. Mine were proper Hinchcliff metals, his were Airfix Robin Hood figures with paper skirts, but he still beat me every time.


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 Post subject: Re: CWC became a Section of the Woolston Club 20 years ago
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awesum4 wrote:
And Peter Noble is still winning Wargames tournaments over 40 years later. One of 3 players I was unable to beat no matter how hard I tried.
We both used Classical Indians for a while. Mine were proper Hinchcliff metals, his were Airfix Robin Hood figures with paper skirts, but he still beat me every time.

By goodness, I remember that army... wonderful stuff.
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 Post subject: Re: CWC became a Section of the Woolston Club 20 years ago
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Barry Taylor and Dave Crawford have both pasted a way in the last 2-3 years RIP.

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Tony M Ormandy wrote:
Barry Taylor and Dave Crawford have both pasted a way in the last 2-3 years RIP.

Tony


Yep ...
https://wargamingnz.blogspot.co.nz/2014 ... sings.html

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 Post subject: Re: CWC became a Section of the Woolston Club 20 years ago
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Steve Ladanyi wrote up a history of the Club for the 30th Anniversay ( I think )I read this out at the meeting and handed the paper to the Club Secretary at the time. Somewhere in the club files this History lies.
I have searched my old computers but can not find it. I think it was on the one that blew all the capacitors, was unrepairable and I dumped it.
From my notes recently found on an old 3.5" floppy I found the following info which was an intro to a Natcon I convened.

CWS inc was formed in 1974, 3rd Official Wargaming Club in the country.
The Club originated with a Public Demonstration of Wargaming by the late David Crawford ( aka David St Clair ) & the late Barry Taylor in 1971.
A core of 5 Members was formed, Barry Taylor, Dave Crawford, Malcom Denise, Robin Sutton and Peter Noble.
The original committee of the CWS inc in 1974 was Errol Hooker, President, Gary Stocker, Vice President, Steve Ladanyi Secretary/Treasurer. I joined in 1975.
Over the years the CWS inc went through many sets of Committees and Locations ( including the Christchurch Horticultural Centre, Cambridge Tce.) and hosted public display games ( mainly Ancients and WWII games ) around shopping malls and other prominent Christchurch venues, brought out to New Zealand the God of Wargaming, Phil Barker and his wife Sue Laflin-Barker, to a couple of Natcons, and consumed much beer and wine along the way.

In 1997 the Club was saved by Andre Evers ( who was a member of the Woolston Soccer Section I think ) who organised the remains of the CWS inc to form the Wargames Section of the Woolston Club when the Cashel St Club Room was no longer available. There were only a handful of us, Andre, Brent, Tim, myself and a couple of others names of which elude me today.
Membership grew to over 100 at one stage.

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Before he passed away Barry told me of the story of the first day - He expected maybe one other person people to arrive and was pleasantly surprised. Though he was given a scolding by his mother or wife about how many pople turned up.

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Barry Taylor and Dave Crawford organised an "open day" in a garage on Hills Road that a number of us attended. I think I picked up an advertising leaflet from Hobday's Cycles. On the day they had a sheet of linoleum as a "terrain mat", under which they had blocks of wood to create undulations. By today's standards the terrain was pretty dire but it was all very novel to us youngsters. 1/72 scale Sherman and Tiger tanks prowled over the linoleum as Barry and Dave explained the rules to us newbies.

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