All posts by Peter Hockaday

Essex Warriors Reopening Postponed

Since the new restrictions prohibit more than six people gathering indoors, we have decided to delay reopening the club until the situation improves. The Village Hall Management have been advised by their national association that six people is the limit for groups.

It is simply uneconomic for us to open for just six players at a time when we have well over forty members. We are sure that members will appreciate that we need to conserve our funds for the future. As we have already stated in a previous update, we will be offering a significant discount on next year’s membership fees for those members who paid for a year’s membership in 2020.

We are aware that the new law makes provision for certain activities to be excluded from the restrictions. However, wargames clubs do not appear on the list and, with the best will in the world, we can hardly be considered a youth club! That said, we are continuing to explore possibilities with the Village Hall Management and hope to give you a further update in the next week or so.

For now, however, the club will remain closed until further notice.

Essex Warriors Committee

Essex Warriors 2020 Dates Update

A small change to Essex Warriors 2020 dates. Caesaromagus 2020 will now take place on the weekend of 5th/6th December instead of 14th/15th November and the Essex Warriors 6th December meeting has been shifted back to 15th November. The 8th November meeting has been cancelled to avoid having three meetings on consecutive Sundays.

The website calendar has been updated. For convenience the revised schedule is also listed below



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Essex Warriors Open Day 2019

Essex Warriors are pleased to announce their Open Day event will take place at Writtle Village Hall CM1 3DU between 10am and 4pm on 29th September 2019. Admission is free and free parking is available in the village car park nearby. We will have a number of games running, several of which will be participation games, a Table Top Sale and Refreshments

Games include:
• Bronze Age using adapted Lion Rampant rules (28mm)
• What a Tanker: Eastern Front (20mm)
• Fantasy Tail Feathers (28mm)
• Sci-Fi Starship Troopers (28mm)
• WW2 aerial combat using Blood Red Skies
• ,Franco Prussian Wars (10mm)
• What a Tanker: Desert War(28mm)
• Seven Years War (28mm)
• Condotta Wars Florence v Milan (15mm using DBM)
• WW1 in 28mm

Table Top Sale
In place of the usual Bring and Buy, we will have a do-it-yourself tabletop sale on the day. So if you have any surplus items to get rid of please bring them along marked clearly with the price and your name so people can find you on the day to pay.

Caesaromagus 2019

Essex Warriors and the BHGS present

CAESAROMAGUS 2019 – 15 mm DBM 400 AP Singles competition

Any army up to 1500 AD may be entered, using either the DBMv2 or DBMMv2 (revised) army lists but not both together. The competition will use DBM v3.3 rules (available at www.jglwargames.com/house-rules) and will consist of four rounds, each game lasting up to 3.5 hours.

Saturday – check in from 8.30am. 1st round 9.30am – 1pm, 2nd round 2pm – 5.30pm.

Sunday – 3rd round 9am – 12.30pm, 4th round 1.30pm – 5pm, prize giving 5.30pm.

Entry Fee £25.00 – cheque or PayPal bhgspayments@yahoo.co.uk.  Juniors free but they MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. Remember to put your name and competition details in the payment notes field.

Entries by 13th October 2019

Contact Drew Jarman for further details and enquiries andrewjarman@ntlworld.com

Essex Warriors 26th October meeting moved to 3rd November

The club meeting originally scheduled for Saturday 26th October has now been moved to the following Sunday 3rd November. The meeting will take place in the Main Hall only.


The Committee have noted that the trial Saturday meeting held on 27th April was not well supported and we understand that members have other calls on their time on Saturdays.Since the Hall costs more to rent on a Saturday there seemed little point in extending the experiment and we were happy to swap dates with the Caesaromagus competition which will now take place over the weekend of 26th/27th October.


The remaining dates for 2019 are listed below for your convenience. (Main Hall only except where marked)


Remaining Essex Warriors Dates for 2019 plus Caesaromagus

4 Aug 19
18 Aug 19
1 Sep 19
15 Sep 19
29 Sep 19 (Both Halls)
13 Oct 19
Caesaromagus 26 Oct and 27 Oct 19 
3 Nov 19 
10 Nov 19 (Both Halls)
17 Nov 19 
8 Dec 19
22 Dec 19 (Both Halls)