The Big Baccus weekend is getting nearer!

24th Jun 2015

The countdown has started.  Less than a month to go to the annual 6mm extravaganza in Sunny Sheffield!

The weekend starts on Saturday 18th July with the ever popular Baccus Open Day workshop tours.   We still have places available for the afternoon session, so if you fancy having a peek behind the scenes of your favourite maker of 6mm men, then get in touch by phone on  0114 2724491 or by email at

This is followed by the pinnacle of the social calendar and gourmet experience that is the Baccus Beer and Curry night.  This is your chance to rub shoulder with the glitterati of the 6mm wargaming world imbibe fine ale and partake of the Steel City's choicest curries.   It's a great way to spend the Saturday night if you are staying over in anticipation of attending the Joy of Six.   Please let us know if you wish to attend - the contact details are above.

Which brings us nicely to...

...yes, it is almost here. The 6mm wargaming world's answer to, well, just about everything.   The final list of traders has been confirmed, the layout of the hall is being finalised and around the country games are being prepared, travel plans sorted and excused to other halves rehearsed.  

This year will be bigger and of course, better than ever before.  Here are just a few things you can expect:

  • Trade stands from most of the major suppliers of 6mm suppliers.  (Baccus, Heroics & Ros, Leven, Rapier, TBM, Timecast, Wargames Emporium.)
  • Superb demo games
  • A range of participation games for you join in
  • A demo of the new Polemos app in action
  • Rolling seminars throughout the day
  • Dr Mike's wonderful hands-on painting clinic
  • Food and snacks at reasonable places from a menu designed with the wargamer in mind.
  • Lots and lots of like-minded wargamers.
  • Something new - a crafts activity area for children and for those who really aren't interested in toy soldiers but would really value some quality chill time!

The venue is Sheffield Hallam University and doors open at 10.00am. Entry will be £2.00 per person.  You can find more details at

If all goes well, we will be releasing shedloads of new Great War codes and quite possibly the first of our much anticipated Second World War releases.  As one or two of you have been a tad inquisitive about the latter, it's yet another reason to want to say that, 'I was at the JOS15!'