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2016 Squarebashing Day
« on: September 11, 2016, 08:07:40 PM »


With a drum roll....! The date for this is Sat 10th December 2016.

The venue is now Battlefield Hobbies in Daventry.

http://www.battlefieldhobbies.co.uk

Hopefully the centrally located venue will help those on the periphery of the country. The entry fee is 10 per player. This includes lunch :-)

The theme will be "up til the guns of August". The period will from 1900 up to, and including 1914. It will be a team event (entries permitting). The armies are divided into 2 Pools, grouped by conflict. Each team must pick a pair of armies from a single conflict.

The allowed lists are -


There will be 2 games, Team against Team (As vs Bs). For each game he sum of each team score will be added to the team total. To encourage using under valued armies the sum total of army rating will be deducted from final score.

The terrain will be pre set , other than its RAW. All painted figures please, we want it to look nice!

If you want the full experience there is a t-shirt accompany the event. Profits from which help to finance the RFCM forums (2)

https://shop.spreadshirt.co.uk/rfcm?noCache=true

thanks
Simon

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Re: Squarebashing day - Dec 10th - Battlefield Hobbies
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2016, 05:20:52 PM »
Sorry Simon, bit far for me from Weymouth, hope you have a good day

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Re: Squarebashing day - Dec 10th - Battlefield Hobbies
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2016, 05:46:09 PM »
We have so far

Dene Green
Peter Gregory
Paul Freeman
Ray Boyles

& Me

so as it stands we will just make it singles rather than paired event. Hopefully early days

anyone else interested?

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Re: Squarebashing day - Dec 10th - Battlefield Hobbies
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2016, 04:16:56 PM »
Unfortunately I won't be able to attend this event, but it has spurred me to at last have a go at the Boer War using 10mm figures.

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Re: Squarebashing day - Dec 10th - Battlefield Hobbies
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2016, 08:08:48 PM »
Hopefully me too!

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Re: Squarebashing day - Dec 10th - Battlefield Hobbies
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2016, 07:55:54 PM »
Love to but... its a long drive from Auckland,

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Re: Squarebashing day - Dec 10th - Battlefield Hobbies
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2016, 08:32:32 PM »
I had a bit of a recce at Battlefield hobbies this weekend (at the BHGS doubles). We've got the small room, as we are likely not to break double figures. Its nice and comfortable



They will lay on a buffet (so it will be 10 per head rater than 5), they have a 2 mug hire (bottomless tea and coffee) , so should all be very pleasant. I do need to confirm numbers by mid November so please let me know if you are interested.

As we are looking at lower numbers, we'll probably drop the theme and just keep it open (and handle the draw appropriately)

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Re: Squarebashing day - Dec 10th - Battlefield Hobbies
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2016, 03:03:32 PM »
It looks a nice venue, hope it all goes well for you

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Re: Squarebashing day - Dec 10th - Battlefield Hobbies
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2016, 06:05:26 PM »
Yes, it does sound good, but currently I have too many commitments to fit it in.

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Re: Squarebashing day - Dec 10th - Battlefield Hobbies
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2016, 07:22:17 PM »
I'll try to get it fully documented. I'd like to repeat it in the new year on a larger scale  - if successful

We need a PP event in the Midlands

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Re: Squarebashing day - Dec 10th - Battlefield Hobbies
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2016, 10:39:09 PM »
Lurkio

We do need an event in the Midlands. I did try a few years ago to get a Ak47 thing going at the Stoke TA  centre competition day but never got it off the ground. More my fault really.

There are certainly players out there. I remember Kevan Gunn drove down to Bournemouth  and Bristol from Scotland for PBI days. So there are people prepared to travel.  I know Tim Porter (aka Madaxeman) tried to get something on at Britcon too.

I think PBI/AK47/Sqaurebashing are the best bets unless we had a generic RFCM day with people bringing along any RFCM  game to showcase the  rules.

And I am still intending to get down to Burton for a game one week.

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Re: Squarebashing day - Dec 10th - Battlefield Hobbies
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2016, 02:45:24 PM »
I would be prepared to give a Squarebashing Day in Stoke a whirl. So easy to get to from Liverpool on the train.

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Re: Squarebashing day - Dec 10th - Battlefield Hobbies
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2016, 05:17:41 PM »
The generic RFCM day that Sean mentions is basically what the Weymouth games weekend is.
We normally have 5 or 6 sessions with up to 4 games running.
This year we have a host for each game who run/umpire the game with up to 3 others joining in.
It's a good chance to try a new period or sort out rule questions you may have.
If anybody wants to come it is 15 for the weekend but if not local you will need accommodation, the hotel we are in is fully booked but I might be able to find a room locally, the date is 25-27 Nov.

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Re: Squarebashing day - Dec 10th - Battlefield Hobbies
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2016, 09:03:55 AM »
The venue looks great a shame I can't attend but unfortunately I'm working that weekend. I would have been nice to get out my WW1 figures for a couple of games of Square Bashing and would have encouraged me to finish of those LW French. Looking forward to seeing some pictures of games and seeing what is more popular 1914 or 1918, Western, Eastern or Far East fronts.

Good luck.

Chris

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Re: Squarebashing day - Dec 10th - Battlefield Hobbies
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2016, 04:23:43 PM »
Yes I'm looking forward  to this. Probably early war French for me?