Baccus goes on Holiday

2017-08-03 00:00:00

It's been a gruelling few months for us folk at Baccus Towers and we've decided to take a Summer break.    To that end, we will be closed from 4th August until 14th August.

While we are away sampling the hedonistic delights of the fleshpots of somwhere or other, (that translates as sheltering from a force 10 gale behind a windbreak on a forlorn seafront), no phone calls or emails will be answered.   The site shopping cart will still be functioning and we'll pick up the orders upon our return.

Right, I'm off to pack my bags...

 

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The Joy of Six 2017 – part 2

2017-08-01 00:00:00

 

With the dust settling on the first part of this report, it is now time to dive back into the depths of Sheffield Hallam’s stunning Heartspace atrium and have a look at the other games on display.  Thanks again to Nick Johnson for the photos.

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The Joy of Six 2017 part 1

2017-07-26 00:00:00

Sunday 16th July saw the annual gathering of 6mm gamers from all over the country (and the world) to make their pilgrimage to the Joy of Six 2017.  I would like to thank Nick Johnson for doing sterling work in taking the photographs that makes this report possible.

Once again we were able to make use of the wonderful Heartspace atrium giving the whole event a light and spacious feel while offering great opportunities for panoramic photographs and top-down shots of some of the wonderful wargames tables in evidence.

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New Releases: Great War Turks, WEC Cavalry and a bag. (Yes, a bag..)

2017-07-12 00:00:00

All the preparations for the Joy of Six has left us with little room to get new additions to the ranges out and on sale.  We haven’t been idle behind the scenes, and so here are some new offerings for your delight and delectation…

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JOS Featured Games - Lessies Moor and Salford 1642

2017-07-10 00:00:00

 

In this final preview of what to expect at the JOS17, we present, not one but two English Civil War actions.    To start proceedings we have what looks to be a wonderful Archers-themed offering from Andrew Brentnall:

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For those who have not yet seen the light...

2017-07-06 00:00:00

Regular visitors cannot really have avoided the fact that there is  a funny little show in Sheffield coming up in July called the ‘Joy of Six’.   Yes, a show all about 6mm miniatures.    Most of you reading this will be quite happy with the concept, but I'm sure you all know fellow wargamers who will be saying to themselves,  ‘So what?   How is that going to help me find the exact Vallejo paint needed to add the highlights on the eyebrows of my 1807 Vistula legion elites’?

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JOS17 Featured Games: Lesnaya 1708 and Lechnagha 708

2017-07-03 00:00:00

One of the highlights of every Joy of Six is Per Broden’s annual exploration of his Swedish heritage as he stages wonderful games with a distinctly Scandinavian feel.  At the Joy of Six 2016 he went one further and produced two games.    He is repeating this feat this year, with two very different offerings in scope and subject matter. 

Here is what you can expect to see this year in Per’s own words:

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JOS17 Featured Game - Montelimar 1944

2017-06-26 00:00:00

This year at the Joy of Six, we have something of a first, as there will be a game being staged by someone flying over from the USA.   Daniel Shaw is staging the Battle of Montelimar 1944 using his own Brigadier General Command rules, and it's going to be a cracker!

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JOS17 Featured game - Waterloo 1815 by Dan Hodgson

2017-06-19 00:00:00

Dan has staged some wonderful games at the Joy of Six over the years. His contribution of not one, but two spectacular Star Wars games was a highlight of the show in 2016 , but this time round he has decided to come back to Earth with a large historical bump!  Over to Dan…

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New WEC range - First releases now avaialble

2017-06-12 00:00:00

It’s taken a little longer than anticipated, but I am delighted to be able to announce the release of the first batch of our new ECW/TYW range.

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