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PM ChrisBBB
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Sign up for BBB Bash Day, Saturday 18 February 2017!
ChrisBBB
13th Jan 2017 05:10:35

Well it's not in the same league as Joy of Six, but there will still be plenty of beautiful Baccus and other 6mm goodness on display: the second Bloody Big Battles Bash Day will be held on Saturday 18 February 2017 in Wolvercote Village Hall, Oxford UK.

 

This is an opportunity to play historical battles, using the Bloody Big Battles (BBB) rules.

Scheduled participation games include:

 

Sikh Wars (1845-1849) (exact scenario to be confirmed)

Hungarian War of Independence (1848-1849): Tápió-Bicske, and either Kápolna or Isaszég or possibly both

2nd Italian War of Independence: Montebello (1859)

Austro-Prussian War: Königgrätz (1866)

American Civil War: Shiloh (1862), Spotsylvania (1864) & possibly Gettysburg (1863)

Franco-Prussian War: Mars-la-Tour and Gravelotte (1870), and either Coulmiers (1870) or St Quentin (1871)

Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905 (exact scenario to be confirmed)

WWII: (exact scenario to be confirmed), using Bob Mackenzie’s WWII variant of the BBB rules

 

Game masters are asked to arrive by 9am to set up.

Games to start at 10am.

Most games will be played twice, so players will have the chance to play at least two games, possibly three.

We have the hall all day, so play can continue until 6 or 7 or beyond if need be.

Post-battle rendezvous in The Plough is encouraged (they serve good food).

 

£5 entry on the door.

Tea/coffee and biscuits provided.

Bring a packed lunch or go to The Plough.

 

To read about what a great day the first Bash Day was, see these AARs:

http://twomarshals.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/bloody-big-battles-bash-day-2016.html
http://wwiiwargaming.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/bloody-big-battles-bash.html
http://bloodybigbattles.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/bash-day-2016-bloody-good-show.html

 

To sign up, just email me and Crispin Matson:

bbbchrisp@yahoo.co.uk

crispin.matson@btinternet.com

Let us know which battles you are most interested in playing, and we will do our best to allocate you suitable slots.

 

It’ll be a lot of fun, and we’d love to see you there!

 

Chris

 

Bloody Big BATTLES!

https://uk.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/BBB_wargames/info

http://bloodybigbattles.blogspot.co.uk/


PM pushing.tin
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pushing.tin
13th Jan 2017 09:05:50

How easy are the rules to pick up? I'm fairly local so may come along if I'm free


PM ChrisBBB
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ChrisBBB
15th Jan 2017 10:09:45

The rules are pretty easy to grasp. At the participation games we've run at conventions, players generally get the hang of them within a couple of turns. Take a look at some of the reviews linked to here:

http://bloodybigbattles.blogspot.com/2016/10/collected-reviews-of-bbb-bloody-big.html

Come on down!

Chris


PM pushing.tin
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pushing.tin
17th Jan 2017 09:42:59

ok thanks, I may well  sign up


PM ChrisBBB
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ChrisBBB
17th Jan 2017 04:47:29

Well that would be good. While we'll do our best to fit in folks who just turn up on spec, ideally if you're serious about joining in it would be helpful for our planning to know for sure and what games you're interested in.

Chris


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dourpuritan
25th Feb 2017 02:28:27

Really good time had at the Bash day last week. Some lovely C19th games on, some of which were in 6mm. Very enjoyable and worth the trip down to Oxford from Liverpool.


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