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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


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 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  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

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)

Updated 2019 Meeting Schedule

Essex Warriors usually meets in the Main Hall at Writtle Village Hall. However, this year we have arranged to have access to the Small Rear Hall in addition to the Main Hall on six occasions. To achieve this we have moved two Sunday meetings to a Saturday; so the meeting on Sunday 28th April has been moved to Saturday 27th April and the meeting on Sunday 27th October has been moved to Saturday 26th October. Four Sunday meetings have also been expanded to include the Small Hall; these are 2nd June, 29th September, 10th November and 22nd December.

An updated schedule of meetings is available here: Essex Warriors Meetings 2019

Essex Warriors DBM Tournament 2019

Entries are invited for Essex Warriors DBM Tournament 2019. The tournament is being organised by this year’s winner, Drew Jarman, and will be played over four rounds using the 32-0 BHGS scoring system with each round spread over three months starting immediately on or after the AGM, which takes place on 6th January 2019.

Players should be aware that entering the tournament commits them to playing four games of DBM using their chosen army during 2019. Entrants should submit one 400 point army list, taken from either the DBM 2nd Edition Lists or the DBMM Revised lists up to 1500 AD. Players may not chose from both list versions in the same army selection, e.g. if using the DBM list they can’t take a DBMM ally contingent or vice versa. Players must also specify the exact date of their chosen army along with list version and book number, its Aggression Rating and Geographic Region to avoid any confusion.

Entries are required by the 16th December 2018 meeting with the lists submitted to Drew by email over the Xmas holiday up to and including the 31st December 2018. Drew has already contacted those who took part in this year’s contest. If you have not already received an invitation and are interested in entering, please contact Drew Jarman direct at