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Britcon 2016 12-14 August 2016

Post by madaxeman » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:46 am

Britcon ...

... is the UK's biggest multi-period, multi-ruleset wargames competition
... has events in over a dozen different rulesets and periods for you to take part in
... offers onsite Student accommodation and an onsite bar
... includes one of the North West's largest 2-day wargames tradeshows
... is held in Manchester only steps away from from Piccadilly Station

Yes, the largest event in the BHGS calendar will be returning (yes, we are in the same place for another year) to the now-familiar surroundings of UMIST in (always-sunny) Manchester over the Friday-Sunday of 12-14th August 2016.

At Britcon this year there will be two Field of Glory periods:

15mm Ancients: 800 points, armies up to 1035 AD (safely excluding Knights), 800 points on around 60" by 40" tables (so we can fit 5 games in on a 24 foot run of tables if we need to basically)

15mm Medieval armies from 1077 AD, on proper sized tables

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

Friday 1800 (earliest start), 2030 hours (latest start) - 2300ish close
Saturday 0815-1145, 1230-1600, 1630-2000
Sunday 0830-1200, 1300-1630

All players will play all 6 games, and all 6 games will be scored . (This is following several years of very low takeup for the "drop a round" option, some low-level muttering about the impact on final scores, and a dawning realization that mine and Kevin's lives would be made easier by using the standard BHGS software to manage the draw)

Umpire: TBC
List Checker: Andy Ellis
List Deadline: 20th July

Booking link : http://www.bhgs.org.uk/britcon---field- ... ieval.html
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Re: Britcon 2016 12-14 August 2016

Post by madaxeman » Mon May 02, 2016 11:11 am

With this being a particularly uninspiring bank holiday weather-wise, equally unsuitable for DIY or going to the seaside, and with - unusually - Zulu not playing on any terrestrial channel either - many of you may be indoors browsing t'internet... in which case the time is ideal to book into Britcon (and the BHGS Challenge...!)

Players entered so far for Britcon are:

First Name Surname Ticket Type Booking date
David Putt 15mm FoG Ancients 18/01/16
Peter Dalby 15mm FoG Ancients 22/01/16
Peter Card 15mm FoG Ancients 23/01/16
Andrew Ellis 15mm FoG Ancients 28/01/16
Graham Briggs 15mm FoG Ancients 09/02/16
Steve Murton 15mm FoG Ancients 22/02/16
Philip Jelley 15mm FoG Ancients 04/03/16
John Patrick 15mm FoG Ancients 07/03/16
David Morrison 15mm FoG Ancients 08/03/16
Martyn Simpson 15mm FoG Ancients 15/03/16
Marco Baroni 15mm FoG Ancients 26/03/16
Paul Johnston 15mm FoG Ancients 27/03/16
Derek Bartlett 15mm FoG Medieval 17/03/16
Peter Butler 15mm FoG Medieval 21/03/16
Lynda Fairhurst 15mm FoG Medieval 30/03/16
David Fairhurst 15mm FoG Medieval 02/04/16

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Re: Britcon 2016 12-14 August 2016

Post by peteratjet » Fri May 20, 2016 6:21 pm

.. and the Trainline coughs up the cheap advance tickets. Up lads, now's your time...

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Re: Britcon 2016 12-14 August 2016

Post by madaxeman » Fri May 20, 2016 7:58 pm

David Putt 15mm FoG Ancients
Peter Dalby 15mm FoG Ancients
Peter Card 15mm FoG Ancients
Andrew Ellis 15mm FoG Ancients
Graham Briggs 15mm FoG Ancients
Steve Murton 15mm FoG Ancients
Philip Jelley 15mm FoG Ancients
John Patrick 15mm FoG Ancients
David Morrison 15mm FoG Ancients
Martyn Simpson 15mm FoG Ancients
Marco Baroni 15mm FoG Ancients
Paul Johnston 15mm FoG Ancients
Steve Brown 15mm FoG Ancients
Chad Pillinger 15mm FoG Ancients
Graeme Carroll 15mm FoG Ancients
Derek Bartlett 15mm FoG Medieval
Peter Butler 15mm FoG Medieval
Lynda Fairhurst 15mm FoG Medieval
David Fairhurst 15mm FoG Medieval
Dave Ruddock 15mm FoG Medieval

as of today...
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Britcon 2016 12-14 August 2016

Post by madaxeman » Sat May 28, 2016 1:20 pm

With just over 10 weeks to go, we're pleased to be able to report that tickets for Britcon 2016 are flying off the shelves (erm..?) at an unprecedented rate, with competition entries running almost 70% ahead of last year so far (107 vs 64)!

With a host of new periods and themes on offer, including a record-breaking 7 (yes, seven!) different Ancient & Medieval gaming competitions, plus all of the regular favourites this year's Britcon is shaping up to be our biggest so far this decade!

Over the next few weeks you'll also see regular posts on our Facebook page listing all of the traders who will be taking part in the Britcon Trade show, and highlights of some of the massive demo games that we will be hosting as well.

Periods which will be on offer at Britcon this year include a host of NEW events!
Blucher Napoleonic 6mm (New Period for Britcon after it's successful introduction at Roll Call 2016)
DBA (New Period for Britcon - one-day event, Saturday only)
L'Art del la Guerre 15mm (New 8-game period at Britcon for this internationally-popular Ancients set!)
Mortem et Gloriam (First public event for this new ruleset due to be published in July!)

We also have our regular favourites:
Bolt Action 25mm - supported by Warlord Games
DBMM 15mm
Epic Armageddon
Field of Glory: Ancients & Medieval 15mm - 2 separate pools
Field of Glory: Renaissance 15mm
Flames of War 15mm
Guildball (32-player 2-day event supported by Steamforged Games)
Saga 25mm - The Northern Melee
Warhammer 40k

Spaces at all events are still available for booking via the booking site:
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Re: Britcon 2016 12-14 August 2016

Post by dave_r » Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:13 pm

How many points is the fog am mecieval period please?
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Re: Britcon 2016 12-14 August 2016

Post by petedalby » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:36 pm

I believe it will be 800 AP as in previous years but it is not specified.
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Re: Britcon 2016 12-14 August 2016

Post by philqw78 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:52 pm

dave_r wrote:How many points is the fog am mecieval period please?
600 points for you Dave
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Re: Britcon 2016 12-14 August 2016

Post by madaxeman » Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:24 am

We now have 5 demo and participation tables confirmed:

​Austerlitz – refight on a 16' x 6' table from our regular demo team from Mailed Fist Club in Manchester

Hunt the Tiger – Justin Taylor from Veni Vidi Vici will be demoing a scenario for the "Action All Fronts" WW2 rules, based on the film Fury, where one Tiger ambushes four Sherman tanks, destroying three of them before itself being destroyed.

Spartan Games Demo team – showcasing Dystopian Wars and Dystopian Legions, Firestorm Armada, Halo: Fleet Battles and Halo: Ground Combat (These games are all available from Magister Militum at the show)

HOMABOD "Hordes of Models and Buckets of Dice – Gunpowder Period" Quick-play rules demo from author Nigel Emsen, with an 8x6 foot 54mm "1815" demo and participation game

The Lance & Longbow Society present the Battle of Baugé, 22nd March 1421 in 28mm. This battle took place during the Hundred Years War after Agincourt. Henry V's eldest brother Thomas, Duke of Clarence (at the time the heir to the English throne) took on a Franco-Scots army and was killed. The game will be a "Join In Demo Game" where passers-by are encouraged to join in and take a command (there are 6). Rules are a cut down version of Lion Rampant with the rules on one side of an A5 sheet and the units and their stats on the other.

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Re: Britcon 2016 12-14 August 2016

Post by spotteddog » Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:24 pm

Looking forward to watching Nigel play FOG R and do his demo at the same time!
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Re: Britcon 2016 12-14 August 2016

Post by titanu » Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:59 pm

dave_r wrote:How many points is the fog am mecieval period please?
Dave was/is the list 'checker' for the Northern League. Last year the first round was 850 points and he passed a 900 point list :shock:
So keep your eye on him :D

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Re: Britcon 2016 12-14 August 2016

Post by Robert241167 » Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:45 pm

Only 1 place left in ancient & 15 places left in medieval.

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Re: Britcon 2016 12-14 August 2016

Post by madaxeman » Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:19 am

Oops - I've tweaked it so there are more spaces in Ancient now (the Eventbrite system needs an upper limit of tickets, and I always try to set it at something vaguely sensible so people can get an idea as to how many players might actually enter any given theme).

Currently we are on 23 & 9 players respectively for Ancient & Medieval FoG, so both are now over the minimum viable threshold - more Medieval players would be welcome (and more likely to pick up a prize!)
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Re: Britcon 2016 12-14 August 2016

Post by madaxeman » Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:55 am

FoG Ancients:
Peter Dalby
Jacques Destremau
Dino Monticoli
Chad Pillinger
Graham Roberts
Graeme Carroll
John Patrick
David Morrison
Andrew Ellis
Christopher Proudfoot
Paul Longmore
Chris Tofalos
Phil Powell
Tony Parkin
Peter Card
Philip Jelley
Steve Brown
David Putt
Graham Briggs
Steve Murton
David Bannister
Martyn Simpson
Marco Baroni
Paul Johnston

FoG Medieval:
Derek Bartlett
Robert Taylor
Anthony Leroy
Peter Butler
Dave Ruddock
Jon Akers
Lynda Fairhurst
David Fairhurst
Paul Bartlett

Last year we had 27 & 19 players respectively, however so far Ancients is proving significantly more popular than Medieval this year ...
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Re: Britcon 2016 12-14 August 2016

Post by philqw78 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:45 pm

Smaller tables
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Re: Britcon 2016 12-14 August 2016

Post by philqw78 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:43 pm

Army list in already. I'll start trying to guess everyone else's tomorrow
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Re: Britcon 2016 12-14 August 2016

Post by philqw78 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:38 am

Here Goes:

Peter Dalby - Alex Mac
Jacques Destremau - Han
Dino Monticoli - Dailami
Chad Pillinger - Han
Graham Roberts - Palmyran
Graeme Carroll - Late Republican Roman
John Patrick - Later Mac
David Morrison - Bactrian
Andrew Ellis - Later Mac
Christopher Proudfoot - Principate Roman
Paul Longmore - Seleucid
Chris Tofalos - Pyrrhic
Tony Parkin - LRR
Peter Card - North African
Philip Jelley - Seleucid
Steve Brown - Kofun Nara
David Putt - Han
Graham Briggs - Seleucid
Steve Murton - EAP
David Bannister - Tibetan
Martyn Simpson - Han
Marco Baroni - Seleucid
Paul Johnston - Late Republican Roman
Graham Evans - Dominate Roman
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Re: Britcon 2016 12-14 August 2016

Post by philqw78 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:40 am

Derek Bartlett - Portugese
Robert Taylor - Ottoman
Anthony Leroy - Catalan
Peter Butler - Spanish
Dave Ruddock - Serbian
Jon Akers - Oirish
Lynda Fairhurst - Swiss
David Fairhurst - Javanese
Paul Bartlett - Portugese
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Re: Britcon 2016 12-14 August 2016

Post by navigator » Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:14 am

Well that generated loads of comments Phil.... perhaps because the list is nonsense!

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Re: Britcon 2016 12-14 August 2016

Post by philqw78 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:58 am

Or perhaps they are playing their cards close to their chest, or need to write a new list now
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