The BHGS Challenge 5-6 April 2014

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Re: The BHGS Challenge 5-6 April 2014

Post by CLAVDIVS » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:23 pm

Do I need to bring my boat with me by the way
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Re: The BHGS Challenge 5-6 April 2014

Post by davidandlynda » Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:40 pm

Should be ok Colin, next months heat wave will take care of the excess water currently sloshing around Oxfordshire :D
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Post by madaxeman » Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:33 pm

Don't forget to book for the 2nd most romantic weekend of the year - 15 signed up so far, so make sure you are not left out in the cold...
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Re: The BHGS Challenge 5-6 April 2014

Post by TimChild » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:07 am

Numbers are building nicely, but please can you get your entries in a.s.a.p. as we have to book the tables etc so we need to know how many players to expect.

The venue will be available to us from the Friday 4th April from about 4pm, when we will start putting up tables and clothing up, and will then be open until late for pre-tournament practice, fun and frivolity. In past years, as well as the usual friendlies and camaraderie, we have had large-scale games (an 8-hander refight of Chalons, for example), demos (introduction to FOG N) and mini tournaments (DBMM100). I am delighted to be able to say that Chris Hanley will be coming on the Friday with his ever-popular "Biggles Flies Unzipped", which is a highlight of my wargaming year, and makes running the event worthwhile all on its own. :o)

Oh, and just to confirm, there's plenty of parking!

Cheers,

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Re: The BHGS Challenge 5-6 April 2014

Post by nigelemsen » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:55 pm

Well isn't it about time we start the pre-tourney banter :) after a few days gaming with alasdair this week, I've got my army planned... It's almost as big as my britcon scots, but poor troop free.. Still, just as silly :)

(Ps: those scots will of course appear for the oxford 1 day ecw event)
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Re: The BHGS Challenge 5-6 April 2014

Post by quackstheking » Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:49 pm

nigelemsen wrote: those scots will of course appear for the oxford 1 day ecw event
and disappear as quickly towards their own baseline as they did at Britcon!!!!!! :D :D :D :D

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Re: The BHGS Challenge 5-6 April 2014

Post by nigelemsen » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:23 pm

quackstheking wrote:
nigelemsen wrote: those scots will of course appear for the oxford 1 day ecw event
and disappear as quickly towards their own baseline as they did at Britcon!!!!!! :D :D :D :D

Don
Arrrgh.. But they are wiser and not so poor any more... So will take a bit longer :p
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Re: The BHGS Challenge 5-6 April 2014

Post by david53 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:52 pm

Any idea how many entries there is now.

How is the first draw by date like Burton or pure swiss draw?

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Re: The BHGS Challenge 5-6 April 2014

Post by kevinj » Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:00 pm

We're up to 20 so far.

The first round draw is normally random, avoiding clubmates.

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Re: The BHGS Challenge 5-6 April 2014

Post by madaxeman » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:13 am

Right, my list is in.

Now just waiting for it to come back for corrections!
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Re: The BHGS Challenge 5-6 April 2014

Post by kevinj » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:24 am

You'll be waiting until the end of the week at least :(

I'm away from home for a few days and now I know I need to give it extra scrutiny! :twisted:

But Congratulations on being the first.

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Re: The BHGS Challenge 5-6 April 2014

Post by TimChild » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:44 pm

I've had some queries about food at Challenge this year.

The venue is open late, but unlike previous years we aren't allowed to provide a buffet for you. You can bring your own food and drink. However, we have booked the Starbucks in the building opposite ours, so coffee etc, snacks and sandwiches will be available from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm (possibly later?) and 8.30 to 2.30 Sunday. There is a cost to us if there isn't a minimum sales level, so please do avail yourself of teas, coffees, sandwiches and all the rest from there.

David Fairhurst (who as the local lad has been lead contact with Oxford Brooks this year - much appreciation is due) has also suggested to them that it may be a good idea for them to come over and provide a waiter service. No idea whether they'll be able to do it, but it would be nice if it happens!

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Re: The BHGS Challenge 5-6 April 2014

Post by nigelemsen » Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:12 am

Alasdair's, paddy's and mine are in. No Byron this year... He has other things going on that weekend...
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Re: The BHGS Challenge 5-6 April 2014

Post by urbanbunny1 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:53 pm

My list is in.

four keils and cuirassiers, here we come.

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Re: The BHGS Challenge 5-6 April 2014

Post by urbanbunny1 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:54 pm

nigelemsen wrote:
quackstheking wrote:
nigelemsen wrote: those scots will of course appear for the oxford 1 day ecw event
and disappear as quickly towards their own baseline as they did at Britcon!!!!!! :D :D :D :D

Don
Arrrgh.. But they are wiser and not so poor any more... So will take a bit longer :p

Three turns then?

:D

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Re: The BHGS Challenge 5-6 April 2014

Post by daveallen » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:37 am

urbanbunny1 wrote:My list is in.

four keils and cuirassiers, here we come.

Simon
Lightweight!

It hardly seems worthwhile bring the can opener.

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Re: The BHGS Challenge 5-6 April 2014

Post by nigelemsen » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:46 pm

urbanbunny1 wrote:those scots will of course appear for the oxford 1 day ecw event

and disappear as quickly towards their own baseline as they did at Britcon!!!!!! :D :D :D :D

Don

Arrrgh.. But they are wiser and not so poor any more... So will take a bit longer :p

Three turns then?

:D[/quote]

Come on... Be realistic.... 2 turns :)
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Re: The BHGS Challenge 5-6 April 2014

Post by TimChild » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:15 pm

I am very sorry to have to report that Biggles is grounded this year!! Sadly, Chris Hanley has had an unavoidable commitment arise, and passes on his apologies to everyone who (like me) was looking forward to this annual highlight.

Chris promises a triumphant return in 2015!

The venue itself will still be open on Friday night (we'll be in there setting up form c.4pm) , so if anyone has anything that they would like to try out on us in lieu of Biggles, please shout! It could be board games (probably not time for a full run through of Civilisation, sadly) or figure games or whatever takes your fancy. Get together 3 or 4 of the armies intended for the weekend and play a huge multi-hander?

For those desperate for a WWI aviation fix, and this year of all years it is virtually de rigeur, I bought Wings of Glory (Wings of War as was) and a 4-pack of planes at Warfare this year and so far haven't had a chance to play it. I'd welcome a chance to be taught how! If anyone else is coming who has WWI WoW planes, perhaps we could muster a mass dogfight of our own - it's bound to be a pale imitation of Chris's masterpeice, but should still be fun.

Cheers,

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Re: The BHGS Challenge 5-6 April 2014

Post by davidandlynda » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:38 am

I'll dig ours out Tim, we may be a bit busy to play but you never know.
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Re: The BHGS Challenge 5-6 April 2014

Post by MarcP » Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:15 pm

Tim - I've played and got the Wings of War set, so if you fancy some games in any spare time on Saturday or Sunday, let me know - I can bring some planes (SE5, Fokker D VII)

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