The 2015 BHGS Challenge, June 20/21st

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The 2015 BHGS Challenge, June 20/21st

Post by madaxeman » Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:20 pm

At The BHGS Challenge 2015 there will be one FoGR "Late" Period, "The Age of Montecuccoli and Turenne"
Games : 3 hours 20 mins plus a 1-10 min(s) variable
Saturday 0900-1230, 1315-1645, 1730-2100
Sunday 0900-1230, 1330-1700

Period details and permitted lists
The Age of Montecuccoli and Turenne - Post TYW (ie 1648) until the retirement of the former and the death of the latter both in 1675.

Later Imperial Spanish
Early Louis XIV French
Early Restoration Portuguese
Later Dutch (Requirement for Poor horse is removed))
Hapsburg Austrian Imperial
Later German States
Later Spanish
Later Restoration Portuguese
Later Louis XIV French
New Model Army
Scots Covenanter
Confederate Irish
ECW Parliamentarian (no Eastern Association horse allowed)
Restoration British
Covenanting Rebels
Later Swedish
Later Danish
Later Russian
Later Polish & Lithuanian
Hungarian Kurac Rebellion
Later Ottoman Turkish
Cossack
Tatar
Later Venetian Colonial
Savoyard

6 Battle foot bases (not Dragoons or LF) must be taken for each Medium or Heavy artillery base fielded.
This theme should allow TYW troops to be used as sensible morphs, as well as the frilly cuff Louis XIV figures.

List Checkers and Umpires
The list checker and umpire is Kevin Johnson - kevinj@btinternet.com. List Deadline: 7th June 2015

Current (as of 19.4.15) FoGR players registered for The BHGS Challenge this July:

Alasdair Harley Oxford
Keith Spedding October
Simon Leray-Meyer Central London
Paul Kitcher Ilford
Stephen Stead Reigate
Marc Roberts None
Robert Medcraft Oxford
Nigel Emsen Solent
James Gibson CJSS
Benedict Jones Oxford
Don Avis Mkws
Adrian Steer Halifax

The venue for 2015 is again the Wheatley Campus of Oxford Brookes University, (Wheatley Campus Oxford OX33 1HX) just outside Oxford. Accommodation is available at this venue, with single en-suite rooms on offer with Bed & Breakfast or Full Board rates being offered - ideal for the late finish on Saturday ! The rates we have negotiated with the University are highly competitive, at;
£32/night for Bed & Breakfast
£42/night for full board (lunch and dinner as well as breakfast)
You will be given the option to book accommodation for Friday and/or Saturday night as part of the booking process for booking your entry to the competition.

http://www.bhgs.org.uk/the-challenge.html
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Re: The 2015 BHGS Challenge, June 20/21st

Post by madaxeman » Sat May 16, 2015 3:01 pm

Current players entered:
Alasdair Harley
Keith Spedding
Simon Leray-Meyer
Paul Kitcher
Stephen Stead
Marc Roberts
Robert Medcraft
James Gibson
Benedict Jones
Don Avis
Adrian Steer
David Allen
David Parish
Kevin Johnson
Nigel Emsen
Bruce Rollett
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Re: The 2015 BHGS Challenge, June 20/21st

Post by madaxeman » Tue May 19, 2015 10:11 pm

We now have the details for the onsite catering at the BHGS Challenge:
(Prices are approximate, and are for those who have not booked B&B/Full Board as part of an accommodation package - if you are B&B/Full Board you will be picking from this same menu as part of your accommodation package)

Friday dinner - Served 6:00pm to 9:00pm, £9 per head for
Pizza made to order with three topping from a choice of six toppings
Salad bar
Dessert option
Tea and coffee

Saturday breakfast - 7:30am to 9:30am, £5 per head
Full English breakfast
Cereals and toast
Tea and coffee

Saturday lunch - 12:00pm to 2:00pm, £7.50 per head
Grilled pork steak with chimichurri and chips
Spaghetti Carbonara
Mushroom pilau rice (crispy bacon if required)
Bread and salad bar
Fruit
Tea and coffee

Saturday dinner - 5:00pm to 7:30pm, £9 per head
Lamb Biryani with onion bhaji and naan bread
Sausages with a rich onion gravy, roasted carrots, peas and roast potatoes
Vegetable Lasagna with garlic bread
Bread and salad bar
Apple crumble with custard
Tea and coffee

Sunday breakfast - 7:30am to 9:30am, £5 per head
Full English breakfast
Cereals and toast
Tea and coffee

Sunday lunch - 11:30pm to 1:30pm, £7.50 per head
Roast chicken with roast potatoes, vegetables and gravy
Steak and vegetable pie with roasted carrots, roast potatoes and gravy
Vegetable pie with roasted carrots, roast potatoes and gravy
Bread and salad bar
Fruit
Tea and coffee

The University Coffee bar will be open continuously from 7:30am until 7:30pm on Saturday serving Starbucks drinks, beer and a range of snacks. On Sunday it will be open continuously from 7:30am until 3:00pm

Sample Bar list:
Becks Bottle - £3.20
Peroni Bottle - £3.20
Boddingtons Bottle - £3.70
Guinness 440ml - £3.70
Magners Bottle - £3.50

Still time to book ! http://www.bhgs.org.uk/the-challenge.html

Most "list deadlines" for periods where lists are required in advance are June 7th.
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Re: The 2015 BHGS Challenge, June 20/21st

Post by madaxeman » Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:19 pm

We also have 17 players as of today... therefore any final solo late-bookers are welcome, especially if you can find an even number of friends o bring along too ...
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Re: The 2015 BHGS Challenge, June 20/21st

Post by kevinj » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:02 am

The list deadline is fast approaching. It's this weekend.

So far I have lists from 7 people. I'm going to be away for most of next week, so unless I get them all by Saturday, I won't be able to produce R&R until the following weekend at the earliest.

I have received lists from:
Bob Medcraft
Bruce Rollett
Alasdair Harley
Paul Kitcher
Adrian Steer
Marc Roberts
(The 7th is mine)

If your name isn't included and you've sent me a list please send it again. If you haven't sent me a list yet, please do so ASAP. If you've sent more than one, please let me know which one you want to use.

Cheers,

Kevin

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Re: The 2015 BHGS Challenge, June 20/21st

Post by TimChild » Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:13 am

Hi guys,

As always, the BHGS Challenge is open for your entertainment from Friday afternoon. David and I could do with a few early arrivals, as we will have approximately 150 tables to set up and dress, as well as welcome you all to the event, get you booked in etc. If you are around from mid-afternoon, please can you let me know (private email - no need to reply on list).

Of course, we are only asking for a little help as part of the fun:-

Chris Hanley has promised to be there with the highlight of my wargaming year - Biggles. Beautiful planes, a fantastic game and laughs-a-plenty.

Added to which, Nigel Emsen is going to set up his Napoleonic version of his new ruleset Hordes of Models and Buckets of Dice (HOMABOD), for you all to take part in Waterloo-vignette using 54mm figures! Should be great, and I hope that he will have plenty of eager try-outs. :lol: The rules cover all scales, from 6mm to as big as you like, so if you get a taste for it, they will suit your current collections. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hordes-Models-B ... 1511581999

And, of course, once the tables are up you can get going on those grudge matches and last-minute practice sessions, or maybe set up a few mini- or maxi-games?

There will be lots of us there on the Friday night (we currently have 43 booked), so I am looking forward to plenty of social fun before the "serious business" (!) starts on Saturday morning.

Cheers,

Tim Child

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Re: The 2015 BHGS Challenge, June 20/21st

Post by kevinj » Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:28 am

Lists now received from:

Bob Medcraft
Bruce Rollett
Alasdair Harley
Paul Kitcher
Adrian Steer
Marc Roberts
Dave Allen
Stephen Stead
Keith Spedding

Quite a wide spread of armies too!

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Re: The 2015 BHGS Challenge, June 20/21st

Post by TimChild » Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:06 pm

The full list of entrants for FOGR are:-

Kevin Johnson
*Dave Parish
*Dave Allen
Adrian Steer
*Don Avis
*Ben Jones
*Jim Gibson
Marc Roberts
Stephen Stead
Bob Medcraft
Paul Kitcher
*Simon LeRay Meyer
Keith Spedding
Alasdair Harley
*Nigel Emsen
Bruce Rollett
*Christopher Marston
*Ray Boyles

If you have a * by your name, you need to send your list to Kevin please. :)

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Re: The 2015 BHGS Challenge, June 20/21st

Post by TimChild » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:31 pm

Hi all,

We have lots of people staying over at the Uni on the Friday and Saturday nights, and it is great to have Challenge back on a residential footing again.

If anyone still wants to book accomodation we do need to finalise numbers. You can do it at the moment by booking the "Accomodation only" option on Eventbrite (which is just a freebie marker to tell me you're "in") and emailing me with what you need (Fri/Sat, B&B/Full Board). I will then email payment details back to you.

However, in order to do that I need your bookings and email by Thursday please - we will not be able accept late accomodation bookings after that.

Friday, as always, is your practice and fun-time. I hope we'll have banter and battles going on all over the shop, as well as plenty of interest for Nigel Emsen and his HOMABOD Waterloo.

For Saturday night, we are all usually too knackered for anything serious, but do bring along something fun and get some light-hearted boardgames or whatever in the company of the 80-ish overnighters on Saturday.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Tim Child

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Re: The 2015 BHGS Challenge, June 20/21st

Post by madaxeman » Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:28 pm

Just to clarify ...
TimChild wrote:However, in order to do that I need your bookings and email by THIS Thursday please - we will not be able accept late accomodation bookings after that.
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Re: The 2015 BHGS Challenge, June 20/21st

Post by kevinj » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:06 am

Gents, here are the Runners and Riders for this year's Challenge:

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Re: The 2015 BHGS Challenge, June 20/21st

Post by madlemmey » Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:00 pm

Interesting choice Nigel! ;)

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Re: The 2015 BHGS Challenge, June 20/21st

Post by nigelemsen » Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:06 pm

Dooooomed :)
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Re: The 2015 BHGS Challenge, June 20/21st

Post by madlemmey » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:42 pm

You lost yet Nigel? ;)

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Re: The 2015 BHGS Challenge, June 20/21st

Post by daveallen » Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:59 pm

madlemmey wrote:Interesting choice Nigel! ;)
Sort of Border Reivers, but without the high moral tone. Eh, Nigel?

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Re: The 2015 BHGS Challenge, June 20/21st

Post by nigelemsen » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:28 pm

daveallen wrote:
madlemmey wrote:Interesting choice Nigel! ;)
Sort of Border Reivers, but without the high moral tone. Eh, Nigel?
Might be :) but without xbow for that juicey armoured mounted....
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Re: The 2015 BHGS Challenge, June 20/21st

Post by urbanbunny1 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:06 pm

Nigel, Nigel, Nigel!

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Re: The 2015 BHGS Challenge, June 20/21st

Post by madlemmey » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:21 pm

Interesting Eastern section in that pool, 2 Russians (from the same club, is this a club bet, take the same army, who will come highest), a Pole, Cossacks, Hungarian and a Swede. Could either be a competition by itself or the start of a massively racially inappropriate joke!
Have fun all!

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Re: The 2015 BHGS Challenge, June 20/21st

Post by nigelemsen » Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:09 am

urbanbunny1 wrote:Nigel, Nigel, Nigel!
And bring a boring army :)
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Re: The 2015 BHGS Challenge, June 20/21st

Post by daveallen » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:19 am

madlemmey wrote:Interesting Eastern section in that pool, 2 Russians (from the same club, is this a club bet, take the same army, who will come highest)
Central London Wargames Club collected results clearly demonstrate that any suggestion that members are in any way competitive (either with each other or with the rest of the world) is risible. :lol:
madlemmey wrote:Have fun all!
Central London Wargames Club collected results clearly demonstrate that any suggestion that members are in any way inclined to have fun (either with each other or with the rest of the world) is actionable. :evil:

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