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Britcon 2011 - FoG competition rules

Post by nikgaukroger » Wed May 18, 2011 11:53 am

Please note that there have been some amendments to the FoG competition rules for this year.

The competition rules can be found at http://www.bhgs.co.uk/Nationals/rules/FOGrules.htm

The most material change is:

"When time is called, play will continue until the end of the current phase regardless of which player’s turn it is."

This has been introduced in order to avoid delays in processing the draw between rounds.



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Post by philqw78 » Wed May 18, 2011 12:48 pm

Why can't the chariots period contain any arny before 700BC?
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Post by timmy1 » Sat May 21, 2011 10:45 am

because arny was caught with his trousers down and therefore be unlikely to leave America, perhaps?

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Post by philqw78 » Sat May 21, 2011 3:12 pm

timmy1 wrote:because arny was caught with his trousers down and therefore be unlikely to leave America, perhaps?
Or China?
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Post by CLAVDIVS » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:26 pm

HI All,

Documentary Film of UK National Wargames Championships at Britcon 2011- Manchester.


M60 TV a prominent video production company is making a documentary film of Britcon and the table top Miniatures War Gaming event to be held in Manchester this August. The film will be released on DVD and iTunes later in 2011. We are grateful to the British Historical Games Society and in particular to JD McNeil who has been principal organiser of this event for the past 15 years.



Jon Chappell, Managing Director of M60TV says “we are indebted to JD for all his help and support in making this happen, we are well aware he is also a Director of Matrix Games and Slitherine who are leading players in the Wargaming video games market, so he knows a thing or two about this topic and we are looking forward to working with him and his team at the event.”



We are now looking for ideas from all of you who have attended in the past or who are coming along this year. We want to know what aspects of miniature gaming you would most like to see featured in the DVD. What drives your passion for these games? E.g. painting armies, tactics, creating terrain, brilliant game play or is it just the camaraderie of like minded individuals. We will also be going behind the scenes at the event, joining you in the bar and we want to interview as many of you as we can, star players, champions in the making, overseas players, the convention team or YOU. Have you got something to say about this fascinating hobby? M60 TV will also be filming examples of good tabletop gaming, interesting situations and top quality terrain and models. In fact anything that catches our eye at the show.



We are also interested in learning about video clips that you may have found on YouTube or other resources that you feel might enhance the quality of the film. With help from you we hope to produce a war gaming video that anyone can watch and enjoy and that explores and explains this fascinating pass time.



In fact M60 TV is offering to take your advice and on how this should be filmed, so the person who puts forward the best filming idea will be given the opportunity to help direct that particular scene at the event in Manchester. This will involve suggesting angles and shots to the cameraman so that we don't miss the details that will make the film a success.

The film will be directed and filmed by cameraman, Jon Chappell, who has been making TV documentaries for 24 years. His experience includes filming the civil war in Chechnya and a number of filming trips to Afghanistan where he was embedded with British forces. Jon has recently become interested in tabletop war gaming and had the idea to make this film after watching some YouTube clips and discussing the possibilities with JD. He says “the detail in the figures, the terrain, tactics and the personalities involved make these games ideal filming material. I can't understand why no one has made a serious documentary about such a photogenic subject before”.



JD says “Jon and I have been planning this for some months now and it truly is an exciting opportunity for us all to become part of this movie and to promote wargames in the best possible light. Who knows there may be some agents out there looking for new star material for their next Hollywood Blockbuster, I am sure there are opening s for even the more rotund stars”


Filming will start on Thursday 11 August and continue till Sunday night. Clips from the film will be available to view on a special Facebook page and at the show where you will be able to pre-order the DVD at a special event price.



You can contact M60 TV www.m60tv.co.uk at; info@cameraskills.tv with ideas and links for the video or for any other information JD McNeil at; jdm@slitherine.co.uk
Yours in the Hobby "CB"

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Post by spike » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:44 pm

CLAVDIVS wrote: ......
The film will be directed and filmed by cameraman, Jon Chappell, who has been making TV documentaries for 24 years. His experience includes filming the civil war in Chechnya and a number of filming trips to Afghanistan where he was embedded with British forces.
.....
He will fit in well between the factions then!

:lol:

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Post by timmy1 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:16 pm

I doubt that the Chechens can hold a grudge like us wargamers...

and I bet we have more factions...

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days and hours

Post by domblas » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:58 pm

hi guys, can't find the days of the games and the hours to prepare my flights if i come.
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Post by davidandlynda » Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:46 pm

Hi Edward
You will find the info on the BHGS web site /events/Britcon/delegate info.
Basically the first game is Friday evening starting anytime from around 5.00pm up to 9.00pm as people arrive and finishing no later than 12.00pm,3 games Saturday and 2 Sunday.
Hope that helps
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Post by nikgaukroger » Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:14 pm

http://www.bhgs.co.uk/Nationals/Delegat ... teInfo.htm

As long as you are there by late Friday afternoon you'll be fine.
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Post by ribwar » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:23 pm

Weyhey ! a rule that actually takes into consideration the poor sod slaving over a hot Laptop , enduring the dpredations of JD , in order to ensure that wargamers can grumble about who they are playing next and are we sure the draw is right etc , thank god for Alcohol !
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Post by nikgaukroger » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:55 pm

ribwar wrote:Weyhey ! a rule that actually takes into consideration the poor sod slaving over a hot Laptop , enduring the dpredations of JD , in order to ensure that wargamers can grumble about who they are playing next and are we sure the draw is right etc , thank god for Alcohol !

Shush or they'll twig it was to give us more drinking time ...
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Post by ribwar » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:03 pm

bum , forgot about that LOL , still I will be able to work more on my new Osprey title in between games then ;)
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Post by andy63 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:39 pm

Warning Warning!!!!! JD is on the war path there is still 25 or so FOG lists still outstanding he is asking me to name them to impose penalties!!!! The deadline as passed so please the players who as yet not submitted their lists do so ASAP please. They want to work out the Seeds and Runners and riders but im getting p***ed off comp after comp of late lists. Im refusing to give the names of armies for the runners and riders until their in. So if theres no publised runners and riders for Britcon you no why!!!!

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