Bristol Big'Uns
Welcome to our forums. The Bristol Big'Uns are a group of people who enjoy fantasy, science fiction and historical wargames. We tend to play mostly table-top wargames but you will sometimes see CCGs, CMGs, RPGs or board games. If this sounds like a hobby you currently enjoy then why not come along. The club is based at Iron Acton, between Bristol and Yate, in the recently refurbished Parish Hall and is held Sunday evenings from 6 pm until 10 pm. There are tables and chairs available plus various sized scenic mats and terrain for table-top wargames. There is a 'tuck shop' happily providing crisps, chocolate and fizzy drinks plus tea and coffee at a reasonable price.

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Wanted/For Sale » new North Star order - cowboys, discounts etc etc » 17/6/2021 8:17 PM

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going to put a North Star order in, so as usual club discount applies of 15%, more if I get enough orders in (which includes my stock order)

Plastic cowboys are due out, plus more plastics for oathmark

Already got a couple of orders but there's a few days left before I submit the order

thanks

rOB

Club Discussion » Let it rain » 13/6/2021 3:53 PM

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6mm??

Blimey not sure my eyes could do those
 

Club Discussion » Club Opens » 25/5/2021 5:10 PM

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And it was nice to see you as well John!

Hope we can get a game in sometime

 

Arranging Games » 23rd May Game » 11/5/2021 5:42 PM

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I do understand there has been some games arranged, although as yet, I haven't whilst I check other commitments.
 

Club Discussion » A Billion Suns » 02/3/2021 9:14 AM

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I (as in Scarab Miniatures) have been asked by a fellow club mate to get him a copy so if anyone else wants a copy let me know - there will be a 15% discount off RRP, possibly more depending on how many orders I get. - the only 'space' ships I have are the drop ships from the old space marine game!

Arranging Games » Return of Dice Rolling » 22/2/2021 9:18 PM

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Could be, but there's a few hurdles to vault and hoops to jump through first..

Fingers crossed

Hope all is well

Club Discussion » Getting rid of stuff » 04/1/2021 4:04 PM

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Kevin
As I posted on your Facebook page fi there's anything we can do as some form of game or activity then let us know. I appreciate that due to the timescale you have some other priorities on the list and I hope you Gert as many ticked off as you can.

I will run some fund raisers for the charities you noted on your webpage once its practical to do so. Did a few things similar in the past and want to do so again. 'Wargamers Against Cancer'  

I might take an interest I the Carnevale stuff but I best take a proper look at the rulebook you let me have first

Thanking of you.

Club Discussion » Merry Christmas and Happy New Projects for 2021 » 16/12/2020 5:49 PM

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JordanOfWessex wrote:

My main project will be to complete a full company of WWII British infantry in 28mm, already working on my second platoon.

If I get anywhere with these then I’ll start a WWII Wehrmacht platoon for CoC.

Note one of my distractions is WW2, I do have painted Germans in 28mm, if you have a platoon list I would be interested to see if my models and the list match up - if yes, there's a game in the bag and an easy victory for you

Club Discussion » Merry Christmas and Happy New Projects for 2021 » 16/12/2020 5:46 PM

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JordanOfWessex wrote:

After that, I will resume my original project since coming back into the hobby and that is my Saxon army of Wessex. .

Excellent - Attention Simon and Ed, with Jordans Saxons and my Vikings we can play a doubles game..

I need to add to my list - finish the weapons and basing for my vikings https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png


As for beasts for the Saxons, mammoths may be on the cards, and some form of wyrm/ dragon
 

Club Discussion » Merry Christmas and Happy New Projects for 2021 » 16/12/2020 5:43 PM

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Dobin wrote:

Does that mean it’s all Ectar’s fault when I don’t have a fully painted Saxon army in 2022?

Possibly - but he might blame you - share and share alike

Club Discussion » Merry Christmas and Happy New Projects for 2021 » 14/12/2020 6:40 PM

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Ectar - match Ed unit for unit on the Viking vs Saxon front, once we get a game in you will be more motivated... Probably best idea you use my Vikings against Ed and I will help

Ed - more rats .. no surprise

Look forward to playing with and against you both during 2021
 

Club Discussion » Merry Christmas and Happy New Projects for 2021 » 14/12/2020 11:10 AM

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Well the title is self explanatory

In 2021 I am focused on the following projects - I accept other new ones might arrive or distract me

The Siege of Troy - this is the big one and may not finish in 2021, circa 1000 infantry and 72 chariots all in 28mm. Its around 50% painted, plus I have 5 buildings and 5 ships to paint and terrain boards to repair plus a beach section to build (The walls of Troy and other building were completed a long time ago). The game last had an outing in 2002 using mainly other peoples figures (Alan Perrys and mine to be exact!)

Persian army - in 28mm to fight my Greeks. I have most of the models, its just about getting on with it.

Harry Potter game - again, got it, started actually painting the models, trying a game via Skype soon. Then it will either be a focus for 2021 or on eBay

Middle Earth - once covid restrictions get lifted there's a campaign to continue with Andy Graham and other battles to fight and painting to continue

War & Conquest/ Sorcery - lots of fun here to be had - looking forward to clashing against Andy Phillips Orcs again plus as many WAC games as possible!

Distractions - WW1 WW2 and Project X plus whatever else I may have forgotten - there's also a number of nice models I have found while clearing the loft which will drop on the painting table - I am definitely trying to avoid Star Wars Legion even though we are enjoying the Mandolorian on Disney

Arranging Games » NO CLUB THIS SUNDAY 13th September 2020 » 12/9/2020 8:33 PM

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Club will be running this Sunday

I will be there just before 6 to open up and we will be out by 9pm

thanks

Rob

Arranging Games » NO CLUB THIS SUNDAY 13th September 2020 » 12/9/2020 2:43 PM

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I just put a post on Facebook offering to open up and close then saw this post from Steve, so if thats not the wishes of the big guns committee thats ok, let me know via Facebook 

(and me opening depends on enough interest anyway
 

Wanted/For Sale » Order from North Star. » 10/9/2020 12:14 PM

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Next order about to go in for North Star. Check their website if you need anything.
Normal club and friends discounts of 15% applies and if I get enough orders (including my own) to make £250 retail that will rise to 20%

Lots of new stuff out recently
Oathmark
Frostgrave 2.
Infamy infamy and various plastics.
Note I stock wargames Atlantic plastic sets. This are £20 per box to club and friends at the moment Saving £5 a box
Feel free to share and get in touch via email phone or text
Rob Broom
Scarab Miniatures (.com)

Arranging Games » Greetings Big 'Uns » 09/7/2020 5:34 PM

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Hey ho!

Nice to hear from you and hope all is well with your folks

Looks like hall will reopen on the 19th, 

Arranging Games » UPDATE: Hall reopening » 09/7/2020 5:32 PM

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Thats a good question which would also include the mats, - and possibly we may need to bring our own kit for a period of time.

I am sure Dreads will secure an answer

Arranging Games » COVID19 Discussions » 04/7/2020 3:56 PM

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If the club finances allow - I would formally propose the first one or 2 weeks the club is open be free, so that members can return, we can ensure procedures are being followed and then get games organised etc etc.

Accessing the club terrain store will need to be thought about, perhaps bring our own for a while or limit those contacting it?

Members who haven't seen this thread or pick up on us being open via word of mouth then have an opportunity to find out what's going on

Then we can start paying for Daves next army, whoops I mean paying the club fees

In all seriousness, many thanks to Dave, Steve and John for posting information and generally doing stuff.

Arranging Games » COVID19 Discussions » 23/6/2020 6:16 PM

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Re starting again - once we start, we have a hall to pay for on a weekly basis
 

Arranging Games » COVID19 Discussions » 23/6/2020 6:15 PM

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At £3 per session, £15 buys you 5 sessions so probably best to pay in some form of multiple or a PayPal or some other variation that works for Steve

Club Discussion » New Lion Rampant Rules » 21/6/2020 11:31 AM

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It does sound interesting

Arranging Games » IMPORTANT INFORMATION Covid 19 » 21/6/2020 11:20 AM

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Read

With the likely change to 1m social distancing - we should be good to go once a majority of the membership feel ready to return.
It would be worth adding to our risk assessment if you feel ill - don't come to club and let members know you are feeling ill in case contact was made previous week - this will help 'track and trace' - and also if its not covid - then also follow up and let us know as well

We should have a discussion about wearing face masks while at club and adding that to our risk assessment as compulsary. While I have not worn one as part of my job (and I am still out there working every day - I do have a mask in case I need it), the fact we are inside for several hours and close to one another makes it essential - we should remember we are not just protecting ourselves, its about protecting our families and the wider social group and slowing down and spread of the infection.

As a club we will need to work together regarding cleaning at the end of the session rather than just leaving it to one or two as I suspect the cleaning will need to be done with surgical precision.
I would suggest an earlier finish time to accommodate this and ensure we can have a team effort to get the job done.
As we need to provide cleaning materials we best agree with IAPHC what we are providing in case theres some preference or rules regarding brands used

Once there's some more guidance we can start a conversation about when we return but I don't think we should jump straight back in. With all thats going on currently the chance of a second wave is about 50 50 in my opinion possibly higher.
 

Club Discussion » Replacement For Yahoo Group » 28/3/2020 5:51 PM

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yes sign me up John please pm on the way

Club Discussion » Iron Acton Parish Hall Closed » 22/3/2020 2:51 PM

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See everyone once it is all over!

Club Discussion » Social distancing » 22/3/2020 2:50 PM

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Club is now closed for gaming until further notice

Time to get those projects completed!

Club Discussion » BIG eBay » 22/3/2020 2:49 PM

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Good spot,

worth supporting the store if you can,

Scarab Miniatures are still in action, discount for club as normal, although some additional logistics required for getting items into your hands

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Some questions answered:
Q: Where is the club?
A: It is at Iron Acton Parish Hall. The postcode is BS37 9UH.

Q: Is there an age limit?
A: Persons under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Q: This club sounds great, how much does it cost to join?
A: There is no membership fee. The club runs a play and pay system whereby you only pay subs if you have a game.

Q: Wow! How much are subs?
A: Subs are £3.00 per night.

Q: I'd like to play but don't have any stuff. Does the club provide this?
A: No. You must bring any models, cards, board games, books, dice etc that you need. The club provides tables, chairs, various sized scenic mats and terrain for table-top wargames plus a bunch of like-minded individuals.