Any more Southern League rounds coming up?

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Any more Southern League rounds coming up?

Post by RonanTheLibrarian » Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:31 pm

Just noticed that the Northern League seems very active at the moment, which made me wonder if there will be any more SL rounds in 2015? From memory, the last (only?) one that has actually taken place this year, was the Oxford/ECW round in April.

Also, have any 2016 rounds been scheduled yet? I sincerely hope the Oxford round is on again, as all three of us Wessex Wargames Soc. lads really enjoyed our day out (another ECW theme would be nice, too :D ).
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Re: Any more Southern League rounds coming up?

Post by Paulkit0 » Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:10 pm

Likely that there will be a London round in 2016. I'm currently discussing with Tim P running the London Round at the Ilford Club where we have good premises, & parking and are unlikely to have any particular issues caused by other bookings (or if we do we'll know well in advance). Pencilled in date at this stage is Sunday 31/7 which I think misses most of the other comps and might allow one or two to get in some practice prior to Britcon. I'll start a separate thread as soon as I have clearance from the club.

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Re: Any more Southern League rounds coming up?

Post by RonanTheLibrarian » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:28 pm

Thanks - that's good news. We now have Oxford (April*), London (July), Southampton (September*), and Milton Keynes (December). [* = confirmed]
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Re: Any more Southern League rounds coming up?

Post by timmy1 » Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:20 pm

Very interested in the London round.

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Re: Any more Southern League rounds coming up?

Post by Paulkit0 » Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:12 pm

We should not have too many problems getting the premises (Redbridge Social Centre) sorted for the date - there are only two regular users on a Sunday though there is the odd event on a Saturday evening. We do however need to ensure we avoid the ballroom dancing as that could make the event `quite interesting'.

We can accommodate 20 without too many problems, parking is easy (and we are near the A406/M11 junction), and it's about 1/3 of a mile from a tube station for those travelling by public transport. If anyone wants to avoid an early start there is a travel lodge 200 yards away. So most bases are covered. Just waiting on the booking. Any general thoughts on period?

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Re: Any more Southern League rounds coming up?

Post by viking123 » Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:29 pm

What was last year's?

Alternately use late as we have few competitions using the later period.

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Re: Any more Southern League rounds coming up?

Post by RonanTheLibrarian » Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:10 pm

I think this year and last were both Thirty Years' War, weren't they?

(Take your point though, Bob, the D&G lists - my personal favourite - don't get as much of a run out as T&T or WoR. But perhaps post-1660 isn't most people's first thought when you say "Renaissance"?)
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Re: Any more Southern League rounds coming up?

Post by Paulkit0 » Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:46 pm

Bob knows I'm a fan of the late armies & so long as we are content with morphing from TYW that is a definite possibility. We can sort it out when I have the venue confirmed which won't be for a week or two at the earliest. I am of course extra motivated to run this as I can't do either Britcon or Challenge this year :-)

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Re: Any more Southern League rounds coming up?

Post by madlemmey » Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:55 pm

I would go for late myself Paul.

There could also be a round in Daventry at Hammy and Nobby's new establishment one I talk to Hammy and find his plans or I could run one at my school in Leighton Buzzard if people wanted?

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Re: Any more Southern League rounds coming up?

Post by Paulkit0 » Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:19 am

How about this for a working concept?

From Restoration to Revolution Charles 2 to William III. I.e. Europe 1660-1690, plus possibly late Ottoman.

Leighton Buzzard (maybe early Nov or perhaps half term) might work?

I was wondering - (float this with Hammy as an idea) how about bringing the players together from N, S (and Scottish League for an invitation league of leagues bash)? January `17 perhaps?

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Re: Any more Southern League rounds coming up?

Post by kevinj » Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:05 pm

I'd be interested but I suspect the 17th January could be too soon to organise.

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Re: Any more Southern League rounds coming up?

Post by hammy » Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:11 pm

madlemmey wrote:I would go for late myself Paul.

There could also be a round in Daventry at Hammy and Nobby's new establishment one I talk to Hammy and find his plans or I could run one at my school in Leighton Buzzard if people wanted?
I am sure we could find a way to incorporate a Southern League round in Daventry. It might be part of a mixed period event but we have a venue which I think people would appreciate.

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Re: Any more Southern League rounds coming up?

Post by Paulkit0 » Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:19 pm

I was thinking more a sort of finals concept for the 2016 leagues so I was thinking Jan 2017.... Am I allowed to mention 2017 yet :)

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Re: Any more Southern League rounds coming up?

Post by Paulkit0 » Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:20 pm

I was thinking more a sort of finals concept for the 2016 leagues so I was thinking Jan 2017.... Am I allowed to mention 2017 yet :)

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Re: Any more Southern League rounds coming up?

Post by RonanTheLibrarian » Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:37 pm

Paulkit0 wrote:Bob knows I'm a fan of the late armies & so long as we are content with morphing from TYW that is a definite possibility.
The late 16th Century and TYW tend to feature in a lot of "national" competitions, so a 1650-1700 theme would be good.
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Re: Any more Southern League rounds coming up?

Post by Paulkit0 » Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:40 pm

OK - I'll work on the basis that it's late C17th. When I have premises confirmed I'll open a new thread.

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Re: Any more Southern League rounds coming up?

Post by madlemmey » Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:39 pm

Give or take public liability insurance, my school is hireable, plus Hammy has also costed out a round at his.
This looking good.
I like the Restoration to Revaluation/Revolution idea, what does everyone else think?

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Re: Any more Southern League rounds coming up?

Post by Paulkit0 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:27 am

I can confirm that we can get the venue for July 31st. I updated the Ilford Wargames Group website last night so the basics are now on the competitions page. More info to follow.

IWG website www.ilfordwargamesgroup.co.uk

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Re: Any more Southern League rounds coming up?

Post by viking123 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:32 am

Great, but the website says 31st May.

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Re: Any more Southern League rounds coming up?

Post by Paulkit0 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:02 pm

I was updating it at midnight... :-) Will correct tonight .

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