South London Warlords is a Wargames
Club. This means that we meet as a group and play games with - usually - a military,
historical or conflict orientated theme. These games are sometimes based on
historical events or on fantasy situations. We play them in various different
ways. These might include:
"Figure" games. These feature
miniature representations of real life items, in metal, plastic or other materials,
usually in a reduced scale. This means 'toy soldiers', tanks, spaceships, dragons
or whatever. These tend to be, built, assembled and painted by their owners.
These items are manoeuvred over terrain to a set of rules by one or more players.
Board Games. These are much the same as
figure games, but tend to use pre-manufactured playing pieces, often on a printed
'board' instead of "3D" terrain.
Role Playing Games. These can involve either
of the first two game types but - in addition - require players to almost 'act
out' roles of individual characters.
Role Playing Games. These usually mean - at the Warlords at least
- a combination of amateur dramatics and simulated violence played out in 'real
environments' rather than with a number of players sat around a table top.
The Warlords usually uses a system called Laser
(or Lazer) Tag for these games
Computer Games. Bearing in mind the thing
you're looking at while you read this, you probably know what a computer is.
At the Warlords we use them individually to play games on and as groups to moderate
games we play in other styles. Typically we use a computer to help in the employment
of some of the more complex rule systems we might use in a 'figure' game.
Some games are competitive, some are played 'just for fun'