Miniature Wargaming Club Leuven
Schild & Vriend
'Historical' Chapter

'Schild en Vriend' is an old Flemish battlecry, used in the rebellion of the city of Brugge against the French, May 18, 1302. Legend tells that it was used to differentiate between the French-speaking (who could not pronounce 'schild') and Flemish-speaking citizens. Nowadays, historians tell us that it was probably 'Des Gilden Vriend'.

Schild en Vriend members
'Historical' group

Some of the usual suspects which can be seen lurking around our gaming tables are...

Bart Dils
Bart has just worked himself through a pile of Foundry ACW figs for Brother vs. Brother and is now focusing his attention towards various arab hordes (including flying carpets). Other ever-ongoing projects are Full Thrust, Napoleonic naval (Age of Sail), a second pile of ACW Foundry figs aaaaaarg, Seljuk Turks etc. etc.. He's also involved in the annual terrainbuilding frenzy which precedes the Crisis convention in Antwerp.
Phil Dutré
Honorary ex-member. Phil was a main driving force behind Schild en Vriend, but he has recently moved to America, so will not be directly involved with us anymore (although we will try to tempt him into an email campaign). Phil was the mastermind behind such off-the-beaten-track ideas as the Aquazone game and using plastic toy turtles as behemoths. He (and his figures (-: ) will be missed.
Alan Huyton
Alan found us through this page. He owns several DBM armies, in 15mm, but we're edging him in the direction of 25 mils by slow and subtle indoctrination, so there's still hope for him (-:. He's also building several 1/300 Napoleonic armies, as well as being involved in the Darkest Africa game.
Maarten Logghe
He of the many-lichen-woods. Maarten is currently building a Marian Roman DBA army, and is branching out into Full Thrust, a period somewhat dissimilar from Caesar and his friends.
David van Dijck
The lost son. Used to be shopkeeper of the Lonely Mountain and has taken a temporary step back from miniature wargaming. David has more painted King Tiger models than painted infantry figures, so he easily qualifies as our local panzermonger. He also built a complete modular set of western European terrain boards.
Bart Vetters
Nobody, not even the man himself, knows what exactly is stocked in his basement. The list is endles and I'm almost certain that one needs an environmental permit to stock these vast quantities of lead. He is also the second victim of the annual Crisis convention preparation frenzy, but until now he has survived every edition. He's currently working on a Dwarven army, 1/300 Napoleonic Bavarians for NPOW, 15mm Early Saxons and EIR, and 25mm Early Dark Ages in Britain.
Frank Vleugels
He of the lightning quick painting. No email yet, not surprisingly as he works in the civil services (-:. Frank has an ever growing collection of WWII 20mm stuff.

...and count yourself lucky I didn't include any pictures of us. Although, if you really insist, there is a photograph proving once and for all some of us are of alien origins. To protect the innocent, it is somewhat difficult to get hold of - it is in this directory, with the name of x.jpg, where x is the first name of the Lake Walfriede area's colonial administrator. And, no, we won't tell who it is on the photograph (-:.

This page is maintained by Bart Vetters
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