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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 andrewjarman@ntlworld.com

Upcoming Large Games

We have two large games taking place  over the next couple of months.

First up, we have a 28mm English Civil War game on 18th November using To The Strongest rules and presented by Martin Gilling.  With eight players already signed up it should be an impressive spectacle.

Then on 16th December Club President Les Mills is planning a game using What A Tanker rules with 15mm vehicles. Again the game is designed for eight players. Please contact Les if you are interested in playing.

Latest News on A Writtle Bit of Lard 30th September 2018

A Writtle Bit of Lard is an Essex Warriors’ event showcasing Two Fat Lardies rules. The event will take place on 30th September 2018 at Writtle Village Hall, The Green, Writtle Essex, CM1 3DU. There is Free parking across the road from the club

Admission is free. We are open from 9am to 5 pm for general visitors. Games will be setting up from 8.30am.

Free Tea and coffee will be available. The club will not be providing any catering services but there is a Co-op store nearby, as well as a number of pubs, cafes and restaurants.

We have invited a number of other clubs to  put on a number of, “Two Fat Lardies “ games. Richard Clarke of TFL will grace us with his presence.

Clubs attending

Wigmore Warriors “What a Tanker “20mm Normandy 1944

Nantwich, “What a Tanker”

Loughton Strike Force, “General D’ Armee” 15mm Quatre Bras

Gravesend Wargames Club, Chain of Command, Belgium 1940

Richard Clarke, of Lardies fame: He will Surprise us on the day…..

From Essex Warriors

Henry Dennis, putting on, “I Ain’t Been Shot Mum”15mm WW2

Richard Lewis, “What A Tanker” 28mm Western Desert 1941

Tony McVaddy, “General D’ Armee” 15mm Bautzen

Steve Dix, “Sharp Practice”, 28mm Napoleonic

Free flat table sale: We have a stage area which we have put over the sale of private goods. This will be the sole responsibility of seller, and the club can not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage. Goods should be priced with the owner’s contact details and where to find them on the day.

We will also be taking photos and video during the day for use on our Website and Facebook pages. If you don’t want to appear on screen  please advise our camera lady.

If you want to sign up in advance for a game please e-mail awrittlebitoflard@gmail.com  but if you just want to drop in please do and we will see if we can sort you out a game.

Above all please enjoy the day

Update on A Writtle Bit of Lard – Lardie Day at Essex Warriors

Update on A Writtle Bit Of Lard 30th September 2018

We are now at a point where many of the games for the day have been confirmed

Sharp Practice: 28mm Peninsular war; 4 players per game (Morning and Afternoon)

Chain of Command 28mm Belgium 1940; 3 players per game (Morning and Afternoon)

General d’Armee 15mm Napoleonic Bautzen; 4 to 6 players per game (Morning and Afternoon)

What a Tanker (Wigmore Warriors) 20mm Normandy; 2 players per game(morning only)

What a Tanker (Essex Warriors) 28mm 1941 Desert War; multiplayer (Morning and Afternoon)

I Aint Been Shot Mum (Essex Warriors) 15mm WW2; 3 players per game (Morning and Afternoon)

General d’Armee (Loughton) 15mm Napoleonic; multiplayer (Morning and Afternoon)

We are still waiting to hear what game Richard Clarke (One of the Lardies) will be bringing but will let you know as soon as it’s confirmed

If you would like to register for any of the games to ensure you get to play what you want on the day please e-mail us at awrittlebitoflard@gmail.com

List your 1,2,3 of preferred games.

Some games like the What a tanker games will be run multiple times during the day but space in others will be limited so don’t miss out. For details of the venue please visit www.essexwarriors.org

We look forward to seeing you on the day

Essex Warriors

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.