About Us

About Essex Warriors

Black Powder 19 JulThe Essex Warriors Miniatures Wargames club is a club where a variety of battles and wars from all periods of history – and outside of history from science fiction and fantasy – can be played in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. Our aim is to have fun enjoying the hobby.

We meet at Writtle Village hall near Chelmsford on Sundays (with the occasional Saturday) usually twice a month. On meeting days we open at 9:30 am and close at 5:00 pm. The club has been in continuous existence for some 25 years and our membership currently stands at around 40 members, including gamers from a wide area of Mid-Essex.

The club provides a number of facilities to members such as scenery, cloths and an ever growing number of club armies and games. We publish our own club magazine on a quarterly basis, with monthly newsletters.

Annual membership is £40, with a reduced rate available for concessions, and the first 3 meetings are free – so come and see us soon!

Historical Miniatures

The historical periods being played at the club include Ancients, Medieval, High Renaissance, English Civil War, Napoleonics, American Civil War, Colonials, Spanish Civil War, WW2 and Moderns. Players are using all scales and many different rules, with popular rule sets being Age of Eagles, Black Powder, Hail Caesar, Saga, Muskets and Tomahawks, Field of Glory, Ronin, Bolt Action, DBM, DBA, Shako, Cold War Commander and Principles of War.

Sci-Fi and Fantasy

We have a large number of sci-fi and fantasy players playing games such as Warhammer 40K, 7TV, 7th Voyage, Judge Dredd, Warhammer Fantasy, Hordes of the Things, All Quiet on the Martian Front, Robotech, Rivet Wars, Empire of the Dead, Warmachine, Malifaux, Dystopian Wars, Hordes, Dropzone Commander, In Her Majesty’s Name, Song of Blades & Heroes, X-Wing and Galaxy Fleet Wars.

Board Games

Another regular feature is board-gaming, covering titles like Mansions of Madness, Zombicide, Dark Darker Darkest, Sedition Wars, 7 Wonders, Last Night on Earth, Fluxx, Munchkin, Mice and Mystics, Evil Baby Orphanage, Agricola, Zooloretto, Ticket to Ride, Memoir 44, and Zpocalypse.

In short, whatever your table-top gaming tastes, there’s a good chance that someone at the club will share them!


If you are interested in coming for a look around and hopefully even an introductory game, contact:

Peter Grimwood on 01245 265274.

Or E-Mail committee@essexwarriors.org

Check out our Yahoo group and the Essex Warriors Facebook page. (You will need to request approval to join either, but this is quickly handled by the committee.)

Wargaming and Boardgaming in Essex