BBB BASH DAY IS BACK!
The fourth Bloody Big Battles* BASH DAY will be held in Leeds on Saturday, 1 July. This is deliberately planned to be in conjunction with the Joy of Six** show run by Baccus in Sheffield on Sunday, 2 July. (Our thanks to Peter at Baccus for his kind blessing for this plan, and to Leeds Wargames Club*** for making their fine premises available.)
The format is entirely participation games based on historical battles and using the Bloody Big Battles (BBB) rules. For the best chance of playing the game that interests you most, please sign up in advance. However, we will do our best to accommodate walk-in participants on the day. For an idea of what to expect, see reports of Bash Day I, Bash Day II and Bash Day III.
Games offered will include Napoleonic, American Civil War, Franco-Prussian War, Sikh Wars, and other C18 or C19 conflicts. The intention is that players should be able to play an entire game in the morning and/or another entire game in the afternoon. A post-battle team curry is also on the agenda. I will try to keep the list here up to date. Provisional planned games at time of posting include:
- Napoleonic (Linz-Urfahr? TBC)
- Second Sikh War (Gujrat)
- Crimean War (Inkerman)
- American Civil War (Gettysburg, or 2nd Manassas, and/or Chancellorsville - TBC)
- Austro-Prussian War (Kissingen - Bavarians vs Prussians)
- Franco-Prussian War (exact battle TBC - maybe Sedan?)
- Zulu War (Nyezane or Isandhlwana)
- and maybe a BBB Q&A/discussion session over lunch.
Invitations have been sent to our existing list of potential gamemasters, but we welcome proposals from others interested in running games at Bash Day IV.
Go on, treat yourself to a wargaming weekend in Yorkshire - come to BBB Bash Day IV and Joy of Six on 1-2 July!
Colin & Chris
Bleeding Big Bash Day Team
Contact us by PM on Facebook, write a message on the bloody big battles io group (see below) or put a comment on this BBB or Colin the wargamer blog.
Here are some pictures taken at previous bash days and of other BBB games. Thanks to Matt Bradley, Crispin Matson, Alan Millicheap, Chris Pringle and Colin Wilcock for their kind permission to use these.
*Bloody Big Battles
**Joy of Six announcement
***Leeds Wargames Club
Leeds Wargames Club - Hicks Hall, 60 Bankfield Terrace, Burley, Leeds LS4 2JR
Date – 1st July 2023 - 09.00 - 17.00
It’s a residential area, so free, but there’s a lot of housing, so expect to spend a few minutes finding a space and walking to the club.
Tea & coffee will be provided but please bring your own lunch.
Other details will be added in due course – watch this space!
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