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A Writtle Bit Of Lard – a Lardie Day at Essex Warriors

As announced earlier this month, this year Essex Warriors are ‘resting’ their traditional Open Day. Instead we are putting on A Writtle Bit Of Lard, a day long extravaganza of games using Two Fat Lardies rules on 30th September.

Games will be presented by Essex Warriors and guests from other clubs. The gathering will be graced by the presence of Mr Richard Clarke of the Two Fat Lardies.

The event will take place from 9:30 am to 5 pm on Sunday 30th September at Writtle Village Hall 18, The Green, Writtle CM1 3DU (free parking in the Village Car Park). Admission to the event will be free.

To book your place at the event (there will be no turn up and play), please send your name to Essex Warriors president, Les Mills at lkm1000@ntlworld.com

A list of games available to play will follow in due course, for you to then choose which you wish to play. It is envisaged there will be a morning and then afternoon session.

If you wish to organise a game, please email Les Mills at lkm1000@ntlworld.com, with game details and number of gamers you can accommodate. Once the number of gamers are known, then games can be chosen.

Intending players and game organisers may also wish to join the Facebook Group set up for this event: A Writtle Bit of Lard Facebook Group

This year there will be no Bring and Buy but attendees are free to bring wargaming items for sale on their own account. Free teas and coffees will be provided but there will be no formal canteen.

A Writtle Bit of Lard – Lardies Day at Essex Warriors

Instead of our traditional Open Day this year Essex Warriors are putting on A Writtle Bit Of Lard, a day long extravaganza of games using Two Fat Lardies rules.

Games will be presented by Essex Warriors and guests from other clubs. The gathering will be graced by the presence of Mr Richard Clarke of the Two Fat Lardies.

The event will take place from 9:30 am to 5 pm on Sunday 30th September at Writtle Village Hall 18, The Green, Writtle CM1 3DU (free parking in the Village Car Park). Admission to the event will be free. *

This year there will be no Bring and Buy but attendees are free to bring wargaming items for sale on their own account. Free teas and coffees will be provided but there will be no formal canteen.

*Edit: When this event was originally announced  on 11th June, it was planned that admission would cost £3. However, Essex Warriors Committee have since agreed to change the event to a free one. Intending players will still have to book their place though. See next post for details.

Essex Warriors Open Day 2017

ESSEX WARRIORS OPEN DAY takes place on Sunday 24th September 2017 at Writtle Village Hall, 18, The Green, Writtle, Essex, CM1 3DU (opposite the duck pond). Doors open at 10 am and the event will close at 4 pm. Entrance is FREE.

See the ‘How To Find Us‘ page for directions.

As usual, in addition to the various games, we will be running a Bring & Buy and a Refreshments Stall. For the Bring & Buy, a Bring and Buy Form and Booking-in Instructions can be accessed by clicking the highlighted links. For those who wish to complete the Form on their own PC, a MS Word version of the Bring and Buy Form is available.

Essex Warriors at Salute 2017

The Essex Warriors ‘Battle of Prague’ game at Salute was very well received with loads of pictures and even videos taken so watch out for coverage online and in the wargaming press.

Many thanks to Rafael for organising the game and to Allan, Jason, Peter G & Les for their help in playing the game and talking to spectators all day. Also thanks to the other Warriors who dropped in on the day to lend their  support and give the main team a break.

We certainly reached a world wide audience this year with two residents of Prague who are actually re-fighting the battle on the battlefield in a couple of weeks time being very impressed. We also had visitors from Australia, Spain, USA, Colombia, France and the Netherlands to name but a few.

Essex Warriors at SELWG

Many thanks to Les, Richard and Andrew for organising the game, figures and terrain for SELWG this year. Also thanks to Peter, Jason and Richard for their help running the game on the day.

The game  was well received and everyone had a good time.

Open Day Thanks

Many thanks to everyone who helped out at the Open Day this year. We would particularly like to thank Joyce, Bob and Peter Latter for their help with the canteen and those members who brought home made treats including Sue and Andrew. Thanks also to Tim, Peter Kemp and Dave for their sterling work on the Bring and Buy.

We also had some great games that showcased the club and what we can do.

Apologies if I have missed anyone out, but my thanks to all involved

 

Peter Grimwood

Secretary Essex Warriors

Essex Warriors Open Day 2016

ESSEX WARRIORS OPEN DAY is rapidly approaching and we hope to see you there. The event takes place on Sunday 25th September 2015 from 10am to 4pm at Writtle Village Hall, 18, The Green, Writtle, Essex, CM1 3DU (opposite the duck pond)

See the ‘How To Find Us‘ page for directions.

Entrance is FREE. As usual, in addition to the various games, we will be running a Bring & Buy and a Refreshments Stall. For the Bring & Buy, a sales form and instructions are available