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2 Years of BIG

Postby JWall » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:21 pm

I'm back again,

This time with less spam this year (IE, none at all)
I learned a lot last year while organizing this event last year. Jim asked me if i was willing to do it again and i had been thinking about it for a while. so now its down to business.

Bristol Independent Gaming (BIG) will be 2 this October, cue party poppers, and as a local who goes almost regularly i want to put on a birthday event, weekend being the 29th/30th. The event will run like last year with volunteers hosting demo games in the warehouse area. For those who have not been to BIG, its will be a good time to check it out and the local community who go there often.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1065933626847437/?notif_t=plan_user_joined&notif_id=1473079525802931

If anyone is willing to spread the love of their favorite games, i am looking for Volunteers to host demo games. You can do it for one day or the weekend. Its up to you.

There isn't a dedicated cost for this event. The only charge will be £4 which allows you to play as many games as you like for the a whole day, but that is the standard store charge. Those doing Demos will not need to pay, but only if you stick with the game you are demoing. If you plan to play other games then please pay the £4 charge.

Confirmed Games:
    Dust 1947
    Bolt Action
    X-Wing
    The Woods - Celtic RPG
    Cretacea - dinosaur wargame
    Infinity (Saturday 29th)
    Flames of war (Saturday 29th)
    KR 16 6mm SCI-FI (Saturday 29th)
    American Civil War (Sunday 30th)
    Silent Death (Sunday 30th)

TBC games:
    War and conquest
    Oscar Sierra Charlie
    Muzzel Flash

Any questions please comment or send me a private message. Below is the poster in picture format. If anyone would like the actual file i am happy to share it, just PM me your email and i can email the poster across to you.

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please share this around, want it to be bigger than last year.
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Re: 2 Years of BIG

Postby Demenzia » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:28 pm

I can do Dust 1947 demos this year as well ;)
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Re: 2 Years of BIG

Postby JWall » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:30 pm

Demenzia wrote:I can do Dust 1947 demos this year as well ;)


Thank you again Jose, we can organize tables again later on.
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Games I wage war in:
Bolt Action - British Paratroopers
Saga - Normans/Milities christi
Board Games - I have backed many via kickstarter and am dieing to play them

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Re: 2 Years of BIG

Postby Sceleris » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:32 pm

Depending on dates I'm sure we can get some Kings Of War going
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Re: 2 Years of BIG

Postby JWall » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:34 pm

Would love to see Kings of war there, just send me a PM if things work out.
James (Mr Bolt Action and king of Birthday Spam)!! :D

Games I wage war in:
Bolt Action - British Paratroopers
Saga - Normans/Milities christi
Board Games - I have backed many via kickstarter and am dieing to play them

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Re: 2 Years of BIG

Postby Lavallin » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:27 am

I'd provisionally be happy to play some Flames of War as a demo or teaching - but I'd need another volunteer as I'm afraid I can't provide both forces.

We also have a decent amount of 15mm terrain at the Duke which I suspect we could borrow some of if we ask nicely and enough ahead of time.
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Re: 2 Years of BIG

Postby JWall » Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:21 am

If you are able to find another willing volunteer and make it. send me a PM :)
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Games I wage war in:
Bolt Action - British Paratroopers
Saga - Normans/Milities christi
Board Games - I have backed many via kickstarter and am dieing to play them

"War is always the answer to finding your lost pen..." - JWall
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Re: 2 Years of BIG

Postby Stu's Idle » Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:31 am

Lavallin wrote:I'd provisionally be happy to play some Flames of War as a demo or teaching - but I'd need another volunteer as I'm afraid I can't provide both forces.

We also have a decent amount of 15mm terrain at the Duke which I suspect we could borrow some of if we ask nicely and enough ahead of time.

It's the weekend immediately after my Sister's Birthday so I may have family commitments. If not I'd be happy to come along (but may need a lift).

Even if I can't make it you're welcome to borrow the terrain and one (or both) of my armies (US or Soviet).
Flames Of War: Soviets
Team Yankee (6mm and 15mm): Soviets
Bolt Action: Soviets
DUST: SSU aka Soviets (anyone spotted the theme yet?)
Star Wars Armada: Imperials (Space Soviets, a long, long time ago)
Epic Armageddon: Imperials (Space Soviets, in the grim, far future)
Frostgrave: Dwarves (Short Soviets)
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Re: 2 Years of BIG

Postby Badrott » Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:33 pm

Sceleris wrote:Depending on dates I'm sure we can get some Kings Of War going


Dave, I am planning HALLOWEEN WORLDWIDE FANCY DRESS CAMPAIGN DAY that day.

So if anyone wants to get involved with that please let me know, more than happy to tie in the Bristol bit with this celebration.
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Re: 2 Years of BIG

Postby JWall » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:36 am

The Event will be 2 days but if anyone comes along in Hallowen costume, you'll get bonus points for effort.
James (Mr Bolt Action and king of Birthday Spam)!! :D

Games I wage war in:
Bolt Action - British Paratroopers
Saga - Normans/Milities christi
Board Games - I have backed many via kickstarter and am dieing to play them

"War is always the answer to finding your lost pen..." - JWall
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Re: 2 Years of BIG

Postby JWall » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:52 pm

Just a ping to bump the post, if anyone is thinking about hosting a demo. please comment or send me a PM.

If you are hosting demo games, Jim has asked that they are participation games. People must be able to par take in the games.

please share this in any FB groups you are apart of. will be great to support the store as much as possible.
James (Mr Bolt Action and king of Birthday Spam)!! :D

Games I wage war in:
Bolt Action - British Paratroopers
Saga - Normans/Milities christi
Board Games - I have backed many via kickstarter and am dieing to play them

"War is always the answer to finding your lost pen..." - JWall
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Re: 2 Years of BIG

Postby JWall » Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:19 pm

Just a post to remind people of the event. still looking for more demo games if anyone wishes to be a willing volunteer.
James (Mr Bolt Action and king of Birthday Spam)!! :D

Games I wage war in:
Bolt Action - British Paratroopers
Saga - Normans/Milities christi
Board Games - I have backed many via kickstarter and am dieing to play them

"War is always the answer to finding your lost pen..." - JWall
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Re: 2 Years of BIG

Postby JWall » Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:25 pm

Evening wargamers,

List of games above is a expected but not confirmed list of games attending. still looking for more games to be demoed.
Any of the space games might be a good catch. X-wing, Armada.
Their is a large historical community at BIG, so any historical games will defo be a hit.

I have also set up a Facebook event of the event but can only invite friends. you should be able to find me on the FB group for Vanguard so ping me a friend request if you want an invite.

Cheers
James (Mr Bolt Action and king of Birthday Spam)!! :D

Games I wage war in:
Bolt Action - British Paratroopers
Saga - Normans/Milities christi
Board Games - I have backed many via kickstarter and am dieing to play them

"War is always the answer to finding your lost pen..." - JWall
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Re: 2 Years of BIG

Postby JWall » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:30 am

A good number of people have volunteered their time to host a demo at this event so far. Lots of games for the weekend.

Games confirmed:
X-Wing
Bolt Action
Flames of war
Silent death (Sunday only)
Longstreet (American civil war)
Cretacea - a dinosaur table top game
Infinity
Dust 47
The woods - Celtic narrative RPG

More are in the pipe line to being confirmed but it's been a great response. Come along an check it out, check the Facebook event for more information.
James (Mr Bolt Action and king of Birthday Spam)!! :D

Games I wage war in:
Bolt Action - British Paratroopers
Saga - Normans/Milities christi
Board Games - I have backed many via kickstarter and am dieing to play them

"War is always the answer to finding your lost pen..." - JWall
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Re: 2 Years of BIG

Postby JWall » Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:22 am

Changed the information again with all games attending this event. If you still wanted to demo a game, plenty of room for both days.
James (Mr Bolt Action and king of Birthday Spam)!! :D

Games I wage war in:
Bolt Action - British Paratroopers
Saga - Normans/Milities christi
Board Games - I have backed many via kickstarter and am dieing to play them

"War is always the answer to finding your lost pen..." - JWall

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