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Britcon runners and riders

Post by ney63 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:45 am

Here they are chaps have a great competition see you all soon.

Steve Brown Late Medieval Scot (continental)
Paul Robinson Muromachi Japanese
Phil Powell YI Korean
Graham Briggs Mamluke Egyptian
John Patrick Free Company
Dave Morrisson Tibetan
Dave Ruddock Medieval German city States
Pete Dalby 100years English(continental)
Steve Murton Early Scots
Paul Longmore Later low Countries
Paul Bartlett Swiss
Duncan Thompson Seljuk Turk
Peter Card Imperial German
Terry ShawLater Ottoman Turk
Jon Akers Later Low Countries
Martyn Simpson Ordannonce Burgundian
Graham Evans Later Medieval Scots(continental)
Dino Monticoli Feudal Catalan
David Bannister Late Byzantine
Chris Tofalus Later Low Countries
Graham Roberts Anglo Danish
Chad Pillinger Later Scots Isles and Highlanders
Brian Espie Later Scots Isles and Highlanders.

Andy :D

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Re: Britcon runners and riders

Post by philqw78 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:22 am

Where have all the knights gone?
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Re: Britcon runners and riders

Post by dave_r » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:21 am

philqw78 wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:22 am
Where have all the knights gone?
Been munched by the porridge.
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Re: Britcon runners and riders

Post by petedalby » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:01 pm

Looks like we may have David Cutner on board to take us up to 24 players.
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Re: Britcon runners and riders

Post by madaxeman » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:46 pm

With only a week to go until Britcon 2018 at the Barnes Wallis Building, Sackville St, Manchester (UK) we've now reached a milestone of having almost 50% more trade space than last year, more demo games and the UK launch of a whole new WW2 ruleset as well – plus the usual bar, bring and buy and of course a FoGv3 competition!

If you are dithering about coming along next weekend, here's a quick heads-up about our some of the Ancients (and non-Ancients)-related things going on around the Britcon Trade Show this year, and some highlights and offers for you to look out for:

In our biggest show for years, our new traders this year include:

Footsore Miniatures – exhibiting under their own steam for the first time this popular 28mm manufacturer has a host of highly thought of ranges for the "Saga" eras – which has now been extended with the recent release of a brand new Samurai range as well.
Footsore will also be bringing the War Banner team to demo their "the new hotness" Gangs of Rome game at the show, giving you a chance to engage in a spot of old school toga-wearing street violence in between browsing the other stands at the show if you want to see how the system works on the tabletop.

GS Miniature Workshop – on Saturday George will be exhibiting his range of modular forests, roads and hedges along with other scenic items suitable for every scale from 6mm up to 28mm.

West Wind / Forged in Battle are exhibiting this year for the first time under their own banner, and with more than half of our competitors playing in 15mm "Ancients" competitions their "post-kickstarter" War and Empire ranges are sure to be very popular. There is also a Britcon special offer running across Forged in Battle & War & Empire ranges of "buy 5 blisters get one free".

Iron Gate Scenery are one of the new wave of 3-D printed terrain makers, with bespoke items for 28mm Fantasy, Pirate, Aztec & Roman eras as well as 15mm World War II/Modern War. Their range is constantly growing so there may be even more by the time Britcon comes around

Mantic Games are the company behind Dreadball, Kings of War and TV tie-in zombine-fest The Walking Dead and will be at Britcon this year with a full trade stand and their games system demo team, allowing you to add a quick spot of zombie-splattering or sci-fi sport into your visit to the show – just say hi to the team at the demo table or on their stand and they'll be happy to give you a run-through of the games.

Ministry of Buildings have a unique concept in that their MDF ranges come ready assembled and painted – so no fiddling around with PVA glue and the smell of burnt wood, you can just pop their buildings straight onto your tabletop and start playing

Sleeping Dragon Hobby Shop have a vast range of scenic modelling materials and hobby supplies for painting miniatures, decorating bases and dioramas, constructing terrain or even building whole gaming boards.

We also have offers and new releases from our regular traders, including:

The Pit gaming store have a phenomenal offer of 20% off RRP of all their our stock that is priced £10GBP and above – including FoW/TY, Star Trek, Star Wars and a host of modelling and hobby supplies!

Lesleys Bits Box will have brand new Games Workshop boxed models at 15% off RRP, as well as a large collection of Epic models which will be onsale at the show this year

Colonel Bills have their 10% pre-order discount running for anything booked in through the pre-order facility in their online shop for Britcon collection (select "pre order and collect at a show") or by email or phone. This offer includes any of the 4Ground, Flags of War, the Xyston Miniatures 15mm ancients ranges which The Colonel now carries in unit packs, and the AB 15mm Napoleonic packs which again are in units or 24 foot, 12 cavalry or 3 guns & crews…..how good is that?? Contact Colonel Bills via their website for more details and to place your pre-order

Instant Armies will again be attending Britcon, which they tell us is one of their favourite shows of the year. This year they have 28mm figures both painted and unpainted from various manufacturers, and for the 15mm historical gamers their stand will have literally thousands of 15mm figures again painted and unpainted.

Andy at Ainsty Castings will be at the show both playing in the Saga event and also exhibiting the full Ainstry range, as well as Gripping Beast Saga, Footsore Miniatures and the North Star ranges as well.

Dave Lanchester will have 100's of Osprey books on sale, all priced from just £5GBP and some at 5 for £20.GBP

Donnington/Ancients & Modern are continuing their relentless release schedule for their new ranges, with a host of New Era medieval figures having their first Britcon outing together with baggage tents and figures to support the Armies of Islam range, and a Zoroastrian Fire Temple for those of you who either have, or are thinking about getting a Sassanid army in 15mm (which is probably like, all of you really…).

They now also stock "mousemat" battle mats in a range of designs as well as the FoG v3 and MeG rulesets.

Magister Militum will have a number of new releases, with their very comprehensive 10mm Fantasy range fully on show, as well as some brand new 10mm Biblical armies hitting the shelves for the first time this year

All Rolled Up have their normal range of dice bags and gaming accessories, which this year includes a special BHGS Dice Tray which is only on sale at the Britcon show.

They have also kindly provided a set of trays for prizes in our competitions

There are details and links to all of our traders websites on the BHGS website Britcon Trade Show Page http://www.bhgs.org.uk/britcon-trade-show.html

Britcon also has a well stocked Bring & Buy – Britcon is great for a Bring and Buy, as many of the players bring loads of stuff secure in the knowledge that they will definitely be there to the end of the weekend giving maximum time for you to see and buy their stuff when you visit.

You are also welcome to add your own items to the B&B – you can even complete your Bring & Buy entry form in advance – download it here http://www.bhgs.org.uk/britcon---bring--buy.html to save time and see if you can cover the costs of your weekend's shopping by clearing out some long unused figures and models!

** SPECIAL NOTICES **
We have 5 very different demo games this year, including the worldwide launch of a new set of WW2 rules from Si Hall and Mark "Micromark Lists" Bevis, which will be on display on a table in front of the bar area. For full details of all the demos see our website http://www.bhgs.org.uk

Entry is free, and the show is open from 10-5 on Saturday and 10-3 on Sunday.


If you are in the North West, we'd love to see you next weekend - whether you are playing or not!
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Re: Britcon runners and riders

Post by Caliph » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:36 pm

What's wrong with porridge.
That list is incorrect, I am using Early Scots Isles & Highlands.

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Re: Britcon runners and riders

Post by AlanCutner » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:20 pm

Any results being posted?

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Re: Britcon runners and riders

Post by philqw78 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:57 pm

Briggs, Bartlett, Dalby
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Re: Britcon runners and riders

Post by madaxeman » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:53 pm

The BHGS site now has all of the results we have been sent from the various umpires and tourney teams - so you can see where you and your clubmates ended up in your event

http://www.bhgs.org.uk/britcon-2018-results.html

We posted loads of photos of the event on our Facebook Page throughout the weekend, and we've now also consolidated them all onto a single page on our website too so you may be able to find a few shots of your own army on there - or maybe yourself picking up a trophy - if you look carefully!

Looking at the various forums and facebook pages for the gaming systems which were represented it appears that pretty much everyone enjoyed the weekend, both gamers and traders, which is fantastic. Even the Mancunian drizzle wasn't too bad - and let's face it, if the long spell of hot weather hadn't broken just before Britcon it would have been a lot worse ..

Next up for the BHGS is the Ancients Doubles on the weekend of 22/23 September, with events for L'Art de la Guerre, FoGAM, Mortem & Gloriam and DBMM at Battlefield Hobbies in Daventry.

Next year Roll Call will return to Cranfield over the weekend of 27th & 28th April (we should have the website set up to take bookings in the next few weeks) and also The BHGS Challenge will again be back at UK Games Expo at the NEC on the weekend of 31st May-2nd June.
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Re: Britcon runners and riders

Post by petedalby » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:30 am

I've posted 7 battle reports on the AAR section of the site following Britcon. Just wanted to record my thanks to Tim & Kevin for another very well organised and enjoyable event.

Thanks to all of my opponents, Chris, Daves M & R, Steve, Brian & Paul for 6 games played in an excellent spirit.

I was one of the designated umpires and had very few calls all weekend so thanks also to everyone else who took part and to Messrs Briggs & Ruddock for fielding some of the queries.

See you soon for the next one!
Pete

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