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Title: BBB Bash Day 2020, Oxford UK, Saturday 13 June
Post by: Chris Pringle on 11 February 2020, 12:40:51 PM
[Posting on behalf of Colin Wilcock]

We are pleased to let you know that the next BBB "Bash Day" will be on Saturday 13 June 2020.

Where - Wolvercote Village Hall, Oxford OX2 8AB.  Wolvercote is in the very north of the city and the Hall is about 1/2 mile from the A34 and A40 (& A44, for that matter!)

Time - games run from 10.00 to 17.00
Cost, per person, payable on the day, will be 7.50.

Format: similar to the previous Bash Days.
http://www.oxfordwargamessociety.org.uk/bigbash.html
Gamemasters will provide a range of participation games.  Some tables will run two games, one in the morning session and another in the afternoon (possibly as linked battles in a mini-campaign). Other tables may just run one longer game. Most games are likely to be 19th century historical battles, but previous Bash Days have seen earlier or later wars represented as well. If there is a particular war or even a particular battle that interests you, by all means let us know, as we will try to adjust the programme to provide what people want.

Tea and coffee will be provided. For lunch, please bring a packed lunch or there is an excellent local pub, the Plough, just down the road.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for further details, if any of the above is not clear or if you want more information.

I trust that this has whetted your appetite, I look forward to hearing from you soon.  Last year was a really fun day - I look forward to renewing old acquaintances and to welcoming new players to the ruleset where you can achieve the HQGE (High Quality Game Experience, see Chris Pringle's BBB Blog http://bloodybigbattles.blogspot.com/  ) and learn a bit of history along the way.

Cheers

Colin

Colin Wilcock
dogboat202@yahoo.co.uk


Title: Re: BBB Bash Day 2020, Oxford UK, Saturday 13 June
Post by: Chris Pringle on 04 March 2020, 07:17:41 AM
The schedule of participation games for the BBB Bash Day in Oxford on Saturday 13 June is coming together. Players are invited to join in and fight historical battles from a diverse and colourful array of conflicts, including:

English Civil War
Napoleonic Wars
Austro-Prussian War (Nachod & Skalitz, 2-game micro-campaign)
American Civil War
Franco-Prussian War (Sedan - 150th anniversary game!)

plus others to be confirmed. If your favourite war isn't on the list, let us know and maybe we can lay it on for you!

See the Bash Day announcement on the Oxford Wargames Society website here:
http://www.oxfordwargamessociety.org.uk/bigbash.html

Chris

Bloody Big BATTLES!
https://groups.io/g/bloodybigbattles/topics
http://bloodybigbattles.blogspot.com/



Title: Re: BBB Bash Day 2020, Oxford UK, Saturday 13 June
Post by: Chris Pringle on 04 March 2020, 12:02:54 PM
Also on the agenda:

Crimean War: The Alma & Inkerman

To be run by Matt Bradley, whose Pushing Tin blog
https://pushingtinwargames.blogspot.com/
shows we can expect these to be gorgeous games.

Chris


Title: Re: BBB Bash Day 2020, Oxford UK, Saturday 13 June
Post by: mmcv on 04 March 2020, 06:20:56 PM
Looking forward to reading the reports after wards! Some interesting games on.


Title: Re: BBB Bash Day 2020, Oxford UK, Saturday 13 June
Post by: paulr on 04 March 2020, 06:35:56 PM
Seconded :)


Title: Re: BBB Bash Day 2020, Oxford UK, Saturday 13 June
Post by: Techno on 05 March 2020, 06:51:57 AM
Thirded !  :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: BBB Bash Day 2020, Oxford UK, Saturday 13 June
Post by: Chris Pringle on 05 March 2020, 11:50:27 AM
Thanks, chaps! Another addition to the schedule, some Mexican Adventure action:

Puebla (1862), run by Alan Millicheap and his crew.

Check out Al's 'Two Marshals' blog
twomarshals.blogspot.com
to see the beautiful games he runs.

Chris


Title: Re: BBB Bash Day 2020, Oxford UK, Saturday 13 June
Post by: Chris Pringle on 02 April 2020, 11:58:44 AM
[Posting on behalf of Colin Wilcock]

Dear All

It is with deep regret that I have decided to postpone the BBB Bash Day, scheduled for 13 June 2020, to a more suitable future date.

This is not a decision I have taken lightly, but it seems the appropriate response to increased social distancing and the uncertainty over how long it will be before we get back to "normal".

I, for one, will be using this time to get scenarios ready and appropriate troops painted.

Wishing you all the best of health

Colin Wilcock
aka Colin the Wargamer


Title: Re: BBB Bash Day 2020, Oxford UK, Saturday 13 June
Post by: paulr on 02 April 2020, 07:54:16 PM
A difficult but sensible decision

Keep well & carry on


Title: Re: BBB Bash Day 2020, Oxford UK, Saturday 13 June
Post by: Techno on 03 April 2020, 08:00:02 AM
A difficult but sensible decision
Keep well & carry on

Hear, hear !

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: BBB Bash Day 2020, Oxford UK, Saturday 13 June
Post by: ianrs54 on 03 April 2020, 08:54:13 AM
Not unexpected I think, but defo he right one atm.