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Title: Warfare 2018, Reading UK, 17-18 November 2018
Post by: Chris Pringle on 21 September 2018, 01:14:47 PM
Make your plans now to attend the Warfare convention in Reading UK on the weekend of 17-18 November. I and a few other members of the "Bloody Big BATTLES!" gang will be there both days, flying the flag for BBB and for Oxford Wargames Society.

https://www.wargamesreading.co.uk/warfare/

Outline plan is to have one big game on Sunday when it tends to be a bit quieter, probably Antietam; but on Saturday when the crowds are bigger and people are in more of a rush, we'll run two small games repeatedly. The candidate small games are probably Langensalza (1866) and Inverkeithing (1651) using an ECW variant of BBB. (No, I hadn't heard of the battle of Inverkeithing either.)

All the games will be participation games in our usual format where folk can play a whole game if they want, or just drop in and out to push a few troops around for 30 minutes if that's all the time they have. If you're going to Warfare and you'd like to join in one of the games, do let us know, or if you won't have time to play, at least say hello Ė it's always a pleasure to meet y'all at shows.

Chris

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


Title: Re: Warfare 2018, Reading UK, 17-18 November 2018
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 September 2018, 06:54:25 PM
See ya there


Title: Re: Warfare 2018, Reading UK, 17-18 November 2018
Post by: Leman on 22 September 2018, 02:42:59 PM
All being well I would love a crack at Langensaltza.


Title: Re: Warfare 2018, Reading UK, 17-18 November 2018
Post by: Chris Pringle on 23 September 2018, 06:51:36 PM
All being well I would love a crack at Langensaltza.

We should be able to oblige!

Chris


Title: Re: Warfare 2018, Reading UK, 17-18 November 2018
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 September 2018, 07:43:36 PM
Should br doable in a weekend...
Google maps says it's 10h 24 from Reading to Langensaltza, but there are major roadworks on the B24...

Oh...


Title: Re: Warfare 2018, Reading UK, 17-18 November 2018
Post by: Chris Pringle on 23 September 2018, 08:18:33 PM
Should br doable in a weekend...
Google maps says it's 10h 24 from Reading to Langensaltza, but there are major roadworks on the B24...
Oh...

But you do have to be careful on German roads. By some bizarre coincidence I was actually in Hannover last week and literally on my journey there I read about this:
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23931964-100-feedback-elf-and-safety-officer-tackles-germanys-troll-roads/

Chris


Title: Re: Warfare 2018, Reading UK, 17-18 November 2018
Post by: Dave Fielder on 29 September 2018, 05:51:33 PM
Langensalza is a great scenario to try out the rules, very well balanced: http://wwiiwargaming.blogspot.com/2015/12/langensalza-bloody-big-battles-intro.html


Title: Re: Warfare 2018, Reading UK, 17-18 November 2018
Post by: Chris Pringle on 30 September 2018, 12:00:17 PM
Langensalza is a great scenario to try out the rules, very well balanced: http://wwiiwargaming.blogspot.com/2015/12/langensalza-bloody-big-battles-intro.html

Apparently even Fijian jockophobes like it.  ;)

Chris


Title: Re: Warfare 2018, Reading UK, 17-18 November 2018
Post by: lentulus on 02 October 2018, 12:30:37 AM
So if I can only make one day, is Saturday or Sunday best?  I will be in London but I am not sure what else I might be up to.


Title: Re: Warfare 2018, Reading UK, 17-18 November 2018
Post by: lentulus on 02 October 2018, 12:37:25 AM
And should I trust the websites that say it's only an hour from Paddington by train?


Title: Re: Warfare 2018, Reading UK, 17-18 November 2018
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 October 2018, 07:37:44 AM
It's about that


Title: Re: Warfare 2018, Reading UK, 17-18 November 2018
Post by: T13A on 02 October 2018, 08:48:29 AM
Hi

Re. Paddington to Reading by train, it is actually only about 30 minutes baring any railworks, delays etc. The venue is about 20 minutes brisk walk from the station.

Cheers Paul


Title: Re: Warfare 2018, Reading UK, 17-18 November 2018
Post by: Shedman on 31 October 2018, 06:15:33 PM
Leon  - when's the order deadline for Reading?


Title: Re: Warfare 2018, Reading UK, 17-18 November 2018
Post by: Leon on 01 November 2018, 12:41:10 AM
Leon  - when's the order deadline for Reading?

7 days in advance, so midnight on Friday 9th.


Title: Re: Warfare 2018, Reading UK, 17-18 November 2018
Post by: Leman on 01 November 2018, 06:53:25 AM
All being well I would love a crack at Langensaltza.
All is not well; with various things happening at home I have had to abandon all trips away for at least the next four months.


Title: Re: Warfare 2018, Reading UK, 17-18 November 2018
Post by: Ithoriel on 01 November 2018, 09:48:22 AM
All is not well; with various things happening at home I have had to abandon all trips away for at least the next four months.

That doesn't sound good. Hope things go as well as possible.


Title: Re: Warfare 2018, Reading UK, 17-18 November 2018
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 November 2018, 01:10:13 PM
Hugs Leman


Title: Re: Warfare 2018, Reading UK, 17-18 November 2018
Post by: Westmarcher on 01 November 2018, 01:33:08 PM
I think it's OK, folks (I hope) (see link below).

http://rulesforcommonman.uk/smf/index.php?topic=1396.0 (http://rulesforcommonman.uk/smf/index.php?topic=1396.0)

 #:-S  :)


Title: Re: Warfare 2018, Reading UK, 17-18 November 2018
Post by: Leman on 01 November 2018, 03:19:01 PM
Yes, itís a slightly tricky situation involving my son having to move back in, me being willing to give up my wargames room to give him some private space, having then to carry out a reorganisation and clearing of the house, and finally doing some redecorating. Atop that lot I have spent a fair bit of cash lately, so wargames shows that involve hotel bookings are off the menu. Hope to make Abingdon in the late winter.


Title: Re: Warfare 2018, Reading UK, 17-18 November 2018
Post by: Orcs on 01 November 2018, 08:39:21 PM
Yes, itís a slightly tricky situation involving my son having to move back in, me being willing to give up my wargames room to give him some private space, having then to carry out a reorganisation and clearing of the house, and finally doing some redecorating. Atop that lot I have spent a fair bit of cash lately, so wargames shows that involve hotel bookings are off the menu. Hope to make Abingdon in the late winter.

I know how you feel.
We just had my 28 year old stepdaughter move back in, so have had to move furniture around and which makes the guest bedroom very cramped, Adjust what we do at Christmas for my children staying etc,

On top of all that she thinks she can make a living sitting on the computer all day streaming games to Twitch !!!!!!