Britcon 2018

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Britcon 2018

Post by nikgaukroger » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:52 am

Posting this just so we have something in the announcement section for it :)

10th to 12th August at UMIST, Manchester as usual.

I am currently assuming 15mm, 800 points open as usual.
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Re: Britcon 2018

Post by urbanbunny1 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:08 pm

Tickets booked!

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Re: Britcon 2018

Post by nikgaukroger » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:28 am

From the BHGS website:
Britcon - Field of Glory: Renaissance

At Britcon this year there will be one FoG:Renaissance period comprising:

15mm Renaissance

800 points - any army

72" by 48" tables

We V2. incorporating feedback from recent competitions. These will be played at the event, and can be downloaded here - http://www.bhgs.org.uk/uploads/9/3/2/3/ ... 072017.pdf

All players will play all 6 games, and all 6 games will be scored towards the final results

Games will be 3 hours 20 mins plus a 1-10 min(s) variable

Friday 1800 (earliest start), 2030 hours (latest start) - 2330-ish close
Saturday 0815-1145, 1230-1600, 1630-2000
Sunday 0830-1200, 1300-1630

The BHGS FoG:R tournament rules can be found here - http://www.bhgs.org.uk/field-of-glory-renaissance.html

Umpires: Kevin Johnson

List Checkers: Kevin Johnson - mailto:Kevinj@btinternet.com
List Deadline: 1st August
Britcon - FoG Renaissance Entry Ticket - £50

Book now via the Britcon Booking page - http://www.bhgs.org.uk/britcon---how-to-enter.html
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Re: Britcon 2018

Post by RonanTheLibrarian » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:44 am

Does anyone else keep reading this as "Bitcoin"?
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Re: Britcon 2018

Post by madaxeman » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:33 pm

RonanTheLibrarian wrote:Does anyone else keep reading this as "Bitcoin"?
Credit card payments accepted only I'm afraid...
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Re: Britcon 2018

Post by nikgaukroger » Fri May 25, 2018 10:04 am

Despite my dislike of open comps I am thinking about the possibility of Britcon this year for the first time since I was part of the org team :shock:

Just wondering who else is going for FoG:R?
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Re: Britcon 2018

Post by madaxeman » Fri May 25, 2018 11:47 am

Simon LRM, Keith Spedding and Andy Kitcher so far.
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Re: Britcon 2018

Post by nikgaukroger » Sat May 26, 2018 12:41 pm

Found the lead for a bit of a ropey army I could use which is also tempting me :lol:
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Re: Britcon 2018

Post by urbanbunny1 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:32 pm

Elephants last ear.

What crazy and different can I do this year?

Hmmmmm

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Re: Britcon 2018

Post by RonanTheLibrarian » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:48 pm

Giraffes - believe me, they're gonna be big.

Well, tall at least.
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Re: Britcon 2018

Post by urbanbunny1 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:53 pm

Would that be Determined Giraffes or Light Giraffes, Impact/Sword?

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Re: Britcon 2018

Post by madaxeman » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:44 pm

Current R players signed up for Britcon:

Simon LeRay-Meyer
Keith Spedding
Andrew Kitcher

Booking via: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/britcon-20 ... aff=update

We are on 121 players overall, plus a record-breaking trade show with a host of new traders

Trader list at: http://www.bhgs.org.uk/britcon-2018-traders.html
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Re: Britcon 2018

Post by nikgaukroger » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:12 am

I may struggle making this after all - just realised it starts the Friday after I will have just come back from a 10 day living history event in Denmark with the Company of St George. May just not work :(
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Re: Britcon 2018

Post by urbanbunny1 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:51 am

Come on everyone!

Lets not see FoGR die

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Re: Britcon 2018

Post by quackstheking » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:14 am

Maybe we shouldn’t have changed the rules and points so much!

Without a new book (now not viable) and obsolete Army List books, you can’t attract new players and the rule and list changes have split the existing small player base, many of whom have moved to other (non Renaissance) rules. Shame as they were a great set of rules!

Much as I love FoGR, I think that ship has sailed :(

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Re: Britcon 2018

Post by jonphilp » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:40 pm

Unfortunately, they are migrating to a certain Polish set of Renaissance rules, if they remain wargaming this period. At least this rule set treats dragoons in a sensible way.

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Re: Britcon 2018

Post by Vespasian28 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:44 pm

Not so sure of that. Indeed some people are at our club who are really interested in Eastern Europe but the majority are still using FOGR. My feeling is that the rules will continue very nicely at club level, albeit in different forms depending on your opinion of the changes, but seems to be slowly dying a death at the competition level.
I still think it is the best set of renaissance rules to date.

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Re: Britcon 2018

Post by madaxeman » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:18 pm

The latest edition of the FoGR rankings have been published, with Ben Jones claiming the top spot of the 66 FoGR players who have appeared on the UK circuit in the last 12 months.

With an active player pool of 66, FoGR is currently the #4 most widely played "pre-WW2" competition gaming system in the UK right now (or technically #3 if you count FoGAM V3 as a separate system to V2).

With a dozen (and still growing) signed up for Devizes as well, I suspect rumours of FoGR's demise are somewhat overstated!
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Re: Britcon 2018

Post by nikgaukroger » Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:30 am

madaxeman wrote: With a dozen (and still growing) signed up for Devizes as well, I suspect rumours of FoGR's demise are somewhat overstated!
Also Attack have provided extra spaces for FoG:R due to demand.

Britcon's lack of entries seems to be rather the exception than the rule at present. Not sure what the cause is.
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Re: Britcon 2018

Post by madaxeman » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:14 pm

Two more bookings today taking us up to 5 so far.
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