Southern League FOG R 2016 at Oxford

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Southern League FOG R 2016 at Oxford

Post by viking123 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:53 pm

Decided to give everyone plenty of time to sort themselves out and put the date in the diary for 2016.
The details of the Oxford round are: -

“The Great Rebellion”

Date: - Sunday 24th April 2016

Venue: - Near the King’s Capital during the Civil War - Wolvercote Village Hall, Wolvercote Green, Oxford, Oxon, OX2 8BD

Format: - Three x 2 hours 40 minute games on pre-set terrain.

Set-up Rules: - There will be the following modifications to the normal set-up rules -
1) light troops will deploy up to 18" and battle troops 13" in from the owning players the base line.
2) light and medium artillery can deploy up to 18" in from the base line as will limbered heavy artillery.
3) Unlimbered heavy artillery would still only be able to deploy at 15".
4) Any heavy or medium artillery must be in the first BG's to be deployed.
5) Medium and Heavy artillery cannot be deployed such that they could fire into either flank zone.

Any artillery captured will be removed from the table during the JAP phase, after all auto routing troops have been removed.

Points: 800 points

The games will be played using the following starting times: -
1st Round 9.00am to 11.30am

15 minute break

2nd Round 11.45am to 2.15pm

15 minute break

3rd Round 2.30pm to 5.00pm

Prize giving

Car parking is tight as it is on public roads so it is advisable to get there early.

We are setting the tables up Saturday evening and will be there from about 8:00 am on Sunday morning.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available for £1 for the whole day

Most of the Oxford team will bring their own Sandwiches.

The local BP garage near the large roundabout above Wolvercote has a M&S as a shop so you can get sandwiches there. There is also a small Waitrose shop as part of the Services at the Peartree interchange at the A34 junction. In addition there is a small local shop in the village that is usually open at lunchtime.



Cost: £15.00 per player, payable on the day.

Period: The Great Rebellion 1642–1651: - Early Caroline English, Scots Covenanter, Scots Royalist, Confederate Irish, Early ECW Royalist, ECW Parliamentarian, Later ECW Royalist, New Model Army.

Army lists: - Army lists emailed no later than 10th April 2016 to Tom Elsworth (t.elsworth@btopenworld.com)

Spaces: - Maximum number of players is 30.

Bob
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Re: Southern League FOG R 2016 at Oxford

Post by madlemmey » Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:30 pm

I'm up for this.
Will try and drag Pete Simpson and A.N. Other...

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Re: Southern League FOG R 2016 at Oxford

Post by RonanTheLibrarian » Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:39 pm

I suspect that the Wessex Wargames Society will be turning up mob-handed for this; put us down for three places (David Hewkin, Paul Marsh/Vespasian 28, and me) for sure. We might even have a fourth if our chairman is up for a post-Salute drive in the countryside.

If I may be permitted a personal observation (based on my one and only visit so far), I would suggest you recommend that everyone bring a packed lunch. We couldn't find the service station last year, and the village shop seemed to be firmly closed; but in any event, once you've packed your army away for the move to the next table and found out how everyone else did, 15 minutes really doesn't give enough time to get out and buy something - you need to have foraged successfully before you arrive.

Also, I'd be very grateful if someone could give me a tip on what to bring this year that won't leave me playing all three games against exactly the same army as my own..... :oops:
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Re: Southern League FOG R 2016 at Oxford

Post by Vespasian28 » Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:37 pm

I think RtL that if you bring Royalists to an ECW themed comp that might be an issue :D "It's a Civil War Jim, but not as we know it!"

From my observation 15 mins doesn't give you time to eat let alone go shopping. I aim to bring an IV drip to provide nourishment after all we are there to game and I could do to lose a few pounds :(

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Re: Southern League FOG R 2016 at Oxford

Post by gulliver3060 » Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:51 pm

mark me down as going. Pete Simpson

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Re: Southern League FOG R 2016 at Oxford

Post by RonanTheLibrarian » Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:18 pm

Vespasian28 wrote:I think RtL that if you bring Royalists to an ECW themed comp that might be an issue :D "It's a Civil War Jim, but not as we know it!"
Well, yes ok, Bones, but I was hoping I'd meet something different in at least one game. Incidentally, why does the Irish Confederate list not include the Louisiana Tiger Zouaves? Surely they were the most famous Irish Confederate unit of the entire Civil War? :? (I could use the version I painted up when I was at school, made from converted Airfix Commandos.)
From my observation 15 mins doesn't give you time to eat let alone go shopping. I aim to bring an IV drip to provide nourishment after all we are there to game and I could do to lose a few pounds :(
It's certainly a rare event when I bring a packed lunch that can be eaten in under 15 minutes. :shock:
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Re: Southern League FOG R 2016 at Oxford

Post by Vespasian28 » Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:59 pm

To make a change from the usual requests about army composition can we help Ronan out with suggestions for
a packed lunch that can be eaten in under 15 minutes. :shock:

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Re: Southern League FOG R 2016 at Oxford

Post by kevinj » Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:20 pm

One advantage of alternating turns is that you can eat While your opponent is moving.

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Re: Southern League FOG R 2016 at Oxford

Post by madlemmey » Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:11 am

Not sure about eaten in 15 minutes, but I find a pot noodle does wonders for lunchtime hunger pains...
One look at one and I think 'nah, not hungry!'

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Re: Southern League FOG R 2016 at Oxford

Post by RonanTheLibrarian » Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:45 am

kevinj wrote:One advantage of alternating turns is that you can eat While your opponent is moving.
Excellent point, but at my age that option tends to be trumped by the need for a nap. :D

Especially after a large packed lunch. :(
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Re: Southern League FOG R 2016 at Oxford

Post by Vespasian28 » Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:50 pm

Nodding off and slumping over a Pike and shot army can be hazardous to your health with those nice, sharp brass wire pointy things :(

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Re: Southern League FOG R 2016 at Oxford

Post by madlemmey » Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:45 pm

Back in the 90s, we used to play above a doctors surgery in Lancaster.
A mate once sat on a 28mm Lanschneckt army. Which had sharpened pikes! Really sharpened!!!
The howl shook the building! Took a good ten minutes for someone to remove the army from his posterior.
The doctor took the poor unfortunate downstairs with the line 'tetanus jab for you, one more spike won't hurt!'

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Re: Southern League FOG R 2016 at Oxford

Post by RonanTheLibrarian » Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:37 pm

Clearly a lack of scouting cost him the initiative. Three important questions:
1) Were the figures ok?
2) Did you recruit the doctor?
3) Who lost the "saving throw" and had to suck out the poison?
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Re: Southern League FOG R 2016 at Oxford

Post by madlemmey » Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:09 pm

It was the Doctor's club!
He did wash the figures, no figures were physically harmed, but they did receive counselling for many years!!!

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Re: Southern League FOG R 2016 at Oxford

Post by spedders » Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:23 am

Put me down for a place please.

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Re: Southern League FOG R 2016 at Oxford

Post by viking123 » Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:58 am

Keith ,

Already have and also Ray.

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Re: Southern League FOG R 2016 at Oxford

Post by Zanoni » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:10 pm

Can you put me down for this too Bob

Thanks,

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Re: Southern League FOG R 2016 at Oxford

Post by viking123 » Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:38 pm

Geoff,

Your on the list.

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Re: Southern League FOG R 2016 at Oxford

Post by DavidofRowlands » Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:21 pm

Hi,

New to this but really interested in taking part. If there are spaces left how do I get involved/register?

Cheers

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Re: Southern League FOG R 2016 at Oxford

Post by viking123 » Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:37 pm

David,

I have put you on the list. If you PM with details of which club you belong and your full name that would be great.

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