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Title: Warfare, Reading - Sat/Sun 18th/19th November
Post by: Leon on 30 October 2017, 11:28:19 PM
Our next outing sees us head south for the last time this year as we head along to the Rivermead Leisure Centre for the 2-day Warfare show.  We'll need pre-orders for this one sending through by Friday 10th please and you can place them either through our website (choosing the Collect at Show postal option) or by email.

More info on this show can be found here: https://www.wargamesassociationreading.co.uk/warfare-55.html


Title: Re: Warfare, Reading - Sat/Sun 18th/19th November
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 October 2017, 08:00:53 AM
See you there


Title: Re: Warfare, Reading - Sat/Sun 18th/19th November
Post by: Leman on 31 October 2017, 08:38:28 AM
Can't make it this year but hope to be back in 2018.


Title: Re: Warfare, Reading - Sat/Sun 18th/19th November
Post by: sunjester on 31 October 2017, 08:50:37 AM
I'll be there, running a demo for the Tring Wargames Club. It's a rematch of my 1912 Balkans War game, but this time using The Men Who Would be Kings.


Title: Re: Warfare, Reading - Sat/Sun 18th/19th November
Post by: Chris Pringle on 31 October 2017, 09:19:40 AM
BBB will be represented by not one but two clubs - Oxford Wargames Society and Dunstable Generals - with not one but two tables, and not two but four different games.

Simon Dunsterville of The Dunstable Generals will be laying on what looks to be a very fine Gettysburg game with custom terrain. The scenario covers all three days of Gettysburg. It can be normally be played in about four hours, so they should get through the whole battle twice even allowing for newbie players and chatting with passersby.

OWS will run two small games on Saturday and one big one on Sunday:
Nagy-Sallo (1849) - a ding-dong scrap from the Hungarian War of Independence, showing off Pendraken figures and a printed battlemat;
Montebello (1859) - an established favourite BBB starter scenario;
Mars-La-Tour (1870) - epic Franco-Prussian War mayhem!

We can't guarantee to save you a place, but if you want to express interest in any of these games, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Chris

Bloody Big BATTLES!
https://uk.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/BBB_wargames/info
http://bloodybigbattles.blogspot.co.uk/


Title: Re: Warfare, Reading - Sat/Sun 18th/19th November
Post by: Leman on 31 October 2017, 11:05:47 AM
Bugger! Just a  bit short of readies currently.


Title: Re: Warfare, Reading - Sat/Sun 18th/19th November
Post by: Leon on 31 October 2017, 03:17:21 PM
BBB will be represented by not one but two clubs - Oxford Wargames Society and Dunstable Generals - with not one but two tables, and not two but four different games.

Excellent, I'll have to come by and get some pics of those!


Title: Re: Warfare, Reading - Sat/Sun 18th/19th November
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 November 2017, 02:51:53 PM
My 10mm Samurai will be in inaction this weekend, come and say hello chaps!


Title: Re: Warfare, Reading - Sat/Sun 18th/19th November
Post by: Steve J on 17 November 2017, 04:12:48 PM
Catching up with family this weekend as SWMBO has been away all week on a school trip. Hope you all have a great show.


Title: Re: Warfare, Reading - Sat/Sun 18th/19th November
Post by: kustenjaeger on 21 November 2017, 06:44:58 PM
Greetings

A good show I thought.

I saw the BBB Gettysburg, Montebello and Nagy games and took a couple of photos. Everyone seemed to have their heads down!  I still prefer 10mm for BBB over 6mm. 

I had a brief chat to Leon - great to see him as ever - and discussed moulding progress.  I floated vague ideas of future SCW orders (my son is living in Oviedo (Northern Spain) at the moment and I have been researching the local combat operations in 1936-37).

Regards

Edward


Title: Re: Warfare, Reading - Sat/Sun 18th/19th November
Post by: Chris Pringle on 21 November 2017, 10:19:49 PM
I saw the BBB Gettysburg, Montebello and Nagy games and took a couple of photos. Everyone seemed to have their heads down! 
Hi Edward, sorry if I was busy GMing and ignored you! I'd have liked to have a chat but we were a bit short of team members and overrun with eager participants, so I was constantly in action, ran the Montebello game three times in succession on Saturday, couldn't even take a 10-minute lunchbreak. Which was great, of course! But it would have been nice to be able to talk to more of the passing spectators as well as those actually playing.

Anyway, smashing day, thanks to WAR for organizing the show, and thanks to all who GMed or participated or just came by to say hello.

Chris

Bloody Big BATTLES!
https://uk.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/BBB_wargames/info
http://bloodybigbattles.blogspot.co.uk/


Title: Re: Warfare, Reading - Sat/Sun 18th/19th November
Post by: Leon on 22 November 2017, 12:25:32 AM
Whereabouts was the Montebello game?  I saw the 10mm ACW game near the front of the hall and it looked great but I didn't manage to find the others unfortunately.


Title: Re: Warfare, Reading - Sat/Sun 18th/19th November
Post by: Chris Pringle on 22 November 2017, 07:39:08 AM
We were in the same hall as Gettysburg but tucked away in the furthest corner.


Title: Re: Warfare, Reading - Sat/Sun 18th/19th November
Post by: kustenjaeger on 22 November 2017, 11:08:49 AM
Chris

No problem - doubtless will see you somewhere next year.  Is there any intent of doing another BBB games day?

Where did you source your Montebello railway line from?  I reckon this would work for 10mm as well.  I keep being tempted to try Montebello in 10mm but I'd have to buy and paint Austrians and still have loads of 1870 Germans and French to paint!

Regards

Edward


Title: Re: Warfare, Reading - Sat/Sun 18th/19th November
Post by: Leman on 22 November 2017, 11:16:02 AM
Join the club Edward. Austrians in both 6mm and 10mm to complete, but now dealing with Prussians, Bavarians and Garde Mobile.


Title: Re: Warfare, Reading - Sat/Sun 18th/19th November
Post by: Shedman on 22 November 2017, 11:47:17 AM
Montebello certainly does work well with 10mm

http://twomarshals.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/montebello-1859-using-bloody-big-battles.html

Alan


Title: Re: Warfare, Reading - Sat/Sun 18th/19th November
Post by: Chris Pringle on 22 November 2017, 11:58:30 AM
My railway is from Irregular Miniatures.

The two BBB Bash Days so far were both great fun and I'd love to do another one. However, the format takes quite a lot of effort to organize, and unfortunately various other commitments mean I don't have the time right now. Nobody else has picked up the baton, so unless someone steps forward very soon, I think we'll give it a miss for 2018 and maybe focus on doing more games at shows instead.

Montebello is a great scenario and is popular for good reason. It is easy terrain to set up, only needs 4'x4', and is quick to play (we completed it three times in 5 hours with total novice players); the contrast between French quality and Austrian quality, in terms both of troops and of commanders, is really brought out well by the rules; and the scenario special rule that lets the outnumbered French delay the Austrian reinforcements by assaulting boldly makes for a good ding-dong scrap.

You should try it, even if you just use proxy armies.

Chris

Bloody Big BATTLES!
https://uk.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/BBB_wargames/info
http://bloodybigbattles.blogspot.co.uk/


Title: Re: Warfare, Reading - Sat/Sun 18th/19th November
Post by: Leman on 22 November 2017, 01:21:20 PM
That's what I'm looking to do - planning on First Bull Run at Joy of Six in Sheffield next July. May also look at a FPW scenario at Phalanx in June.


Title: Re: Warfare, Reading - Sat/Sun 18th/19th November
Post by: Leon on 22 November 2017, 02:41:35 PM
We were in the same hall as Gettysburg but tucked away in the furthest corner.

Nobody puts BB in the corner!


Title: Re: Warfare, Reading - Sat/Sun 18th/19th November
Post by: Leman on 22 November 2017, 03:26:13 PM
Leon the film buff? Ian will be telling you not to waste so much time.  :d


Title: Re: Warfare, Reading - Sat/Sun 18th/19th November
Post by: ianrs54 on 22 November 2017, 04:22:45 PM
No - just work faster......