Monday, 15 August 2016

Britcon 2016

This weekend we attended BRITCON in Manchester and put on the Bauge game we ran at the Rage event at the Armouries in April .  The show was quite well attended and seemed pretty busy, especially when the competition gamers had a break.  There was a good range of traders and the bring and buy had plenty on offer (particularly if you were a fan of the Ancient period).

We managed to run through the game twice and on each occasion the English prevailed, but at the cost of losing the vast majority of their mounted troops, "it was the archers what won it!" as they say.

The end for the Duke of Clarence, leading his knights across the bridge

Salisbury takes on the Scottish pikes

The French knights attack
Our pitch was in the entrance hall and a good number of people stopped to chat to us about the game and the rules.  There were other games on offer, mainly Napoleonic.  A large (16' x 6') 15mm Austerlitz game by the Mailed Fist group caught my eye

A Waterloo game used far larger (54mm) figures to represent the attack on La Haye Sainte

A demonstration game promoting the "Hordes of Models and Buckets of Dice" set of rules was on the adjacent table

Many thanks to Steve and Dave for organising the Lance & Longbow attendance at the show and Gary, John and Will for helping run the game.


  1. Looks like a nice show David. I'm going to Partizan this coming weekend... Will you be there?

    1. Hello Phil, afraid I won't be at Partizan this coming weekend, I have a prior commitment. Look forward to seeing your report on your blog


  2. I liked the look of your game and enjoyed our chat about your rule mods for the Lion Rampant (proximity lost and out of arrows added).

    Your table inspired me to go and buy a box of Norman Knights and a box of foot by Conquest Games from PE2 Collectables. Thank you for taking the time to put this game on and being so engaging with enquirers. Norm.

    1. Thanks for the comments Norm. As you found at the show, we do like to talk about our game ! Glad you found it interesting

  3. Superb looking games...and pictures!