Derby Teams Venue Change

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Derby Teams Venue Change

Post by titanu » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:55 pm

Big news at Derby Worlds 2017!
There has been a change in the venue due to the Donington Exhibition centre being taken over and the new owners wishing to take Donington in a new direction. As such Derby Worlds will instead be held at Hangar 42 at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, LE17 5QS. See the link below. All the plans we have in place for Derby Worlds 2017 are still in place and we will keep you informed as we progress.
This revision only happened over the past 2-3 weeks and trade forms have gone out this week with the new details on them, and it is great to report that overall there is positive support and bookings are already in place for some of the trade stands We will keep you updated on them as they come in.
The derbyworlds website updates will follow shortly, the huge effort involved with finding the new venue impacted the time available to make those updates so we are a little behind at the moment on them.
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Re: Derby Teams Venue Change

Post by madlemmey » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:53 am

Can we stop calling it Derby yet! :lol:

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Re: Derby Teams Venue Change

Post by kevinj » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:20 am

This may explain why I've heard nothing from the new organisers.

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Re: Derby Teams Venue Change

Post by christophe » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:27 am

Hi everybody.
What's new for the fog-r tournament ? :mrgreen:
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Re: Derby Teams Venue Change

Post by madaxeman » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:11 pm

I'm hoping to find out more soon, however based on current takeup levels for FoGR events in the UK it's hard to see any that 2-day event could expect to attract the minimum of 18 players who would be needed to make the current 3-player-team format viable I'm afraid.

Looking at the list of people who attended last year I can easily see as many as 10 of the 24 from 2016 choosing to play in other events, or not returning at all:

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Anyone here who participated last time care to comment?
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Re: Derby Teams Venue Change

Post by charles » Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:00 pm

The team France it's ok for return.
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Re: Derby Teams Venue Change

Post by kevinj » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:01 am

If we're going to have Fog R at Derby, as Tim has pointed out, we'd need a minimum of 18 players for a viable team event. So far only the French team has indicated it would come (Thank you Denis!) and I've had one individual enquiry.

So, who would be up for this? If we can get 6 teams I believe I can run it. Individuals can also show interest as we can combine people into teams.

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Re: Derby Teams Venue Change

Post by RonanTheLibrarian » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:22 pm

I shall see if I am free that weekend, and my son Patrick. Do we know what the themes will be? Neither of us has a 25mm army.
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Re: Derby Teams Venue Change

Post by quackstheking » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:38 am

Hi Kevin,

Myself, Jim G and John M will form a multinational alliance for the worlds!

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Re: Derby Teams Venue Change

Post by viking123 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:45 pm

Don,

While you have managed to take J Munro from my team I still hope to sort out a team for Derby (Lutterworth). So that will be 4 teams.

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Re: Derby Teams Venue Change

Post by viking123 » Mon May 01, 2017 10:30 am

At the Oxford Round of the Southern League I raised the question of the World's Team competition Derby (Lutterworth). In addition to the Wessex, French, Misfits, Multinational Alliance there will also be a October/Burton team. making 5 teams. There is a Derby based team playing at Campaign next weekend plus there are some players looking for a team including Andy Kitcher. Lets get the details out of the competition so that other players can indicate their desire to play.

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Re: Derby Teams Venue Change

Post by madaxeman » Mon May 01, 2017 3:36 pm

It definately looks like the event is going to reach 6 teams or more, so we can safely say that we're on for the same 3-player/team format as before - as soon as the Derby people give us the go-ahead we'll get something out about it.
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Re: Derby Teams Venue Change

Post by steads » Mon May 01, 2017 8:13 pm

I need a team but want to play

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Re: Derby Teams Venue Change

Post by kevinj » Tue May 02, 2017 9:12 am

OK, in preparation for official go ahead, let's get some thoughts together on pools/themes.

1) Do we want to retain a 25mm Pool? If so it probably has to be ECW/30YW as that's what most people have in that scale.

We normally have a Western Pool in 15mm and something from the hairy fringes. Last year we had an Early (Pre 1560) period and an Americas theme. So:

2) The choice here would seem to be a mid (post Italian war/Pre Musket) period or a late one. Last time we had a period it was dominated by Swedes, although the proposed updates would change the viability of a number of armies. Or we could do something Tercio based.

3) I fancy something Elephant based.

Does anyone have any other suggestions?

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Re: Derby Teams Venue Change

Post by RonanTheLibrarian » Tue May 02, 2017 11:43 am

1) With no dog in the 25mm fight, I would say keep it in, it does seem quite popular from all the "chat" at Oxford on Sunday.

2) There is a Southern League Italian Wars round in Southampton on Sunday 24th September and a fair few Derby attendees will be playing in that - do people want to run the same armies out again, or not? Otherwise, I would like 1680s/1690s.

3) Elephants sounds good.

Our team would need to borrow armies for 1) and 3); 2) we have covered either way.
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Re: Derby Teams Venue Change

Post by christophe » Wed May 03, 2017 7:28 am

Few army contain elephants, this reduces the choice.
For what not to make a list "rest of the world" with only the arquebusier options (no musket).
I am sure there are African armies, see Amerindians who only ask to get out of the cabinets
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Re: Derby Teams Venue Change

Post by kevinj » Wed May 03, 2017 7:57 am

For Derby we like to run tighter themes than normal because each team only has to provide one of each. Each pool will only have 6-8 players, so there's plenty of scope for variety even with a restricted theme. Last year we had an Americas theme, so we're looking to do something different this year. I don't think many people have African armies other than West Sudanese and Tuareg.

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