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. Please bring with you any drinks or snacks that you require.

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Club Discussion » Parish Hall Hire Cost Increase. » 22/9/2022 8:12 PM

AndyT
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Fair enough. Its been £3 for a very long time

Wanted/For Sale » Plastic 28mm Castle » 24/4/2022 5:06 PM

AndyT
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Posting here for a friend of a friend...
Selling a hard plastic castle undercoated in black, suitable for 28mm figures. 70cm square. Four square towers, one at each corner, and a gateway. Pictures available on request. Open to offers.

Cheers, Andy

 

Club Discussion » Dragon Rampant FAQ and House Rules » 20/3/2022 7:36 PM

AndyT
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Bit of a hefty document but this tidies up and clarifies and lot of things for one of my favourite sets of rules. It also House Rules out the infamous "gun line" of multiple magic users.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/e14g82bdyrbxduh/HWC___Dragon_Rampant___House_Rules___v8-3-0.docx?dl=0
 

Club Discussion » Whatever Floats Your Boat - a bit of a Teaser » 01/3/2022 4:28 PM

AndyT
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The same author as "Men Of Bronze"

Club Discussion » Alternative to 40K » 15/12/2021 1:24 PM

AndyT
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Unsure whether to put a force together for this using 28mm plastics or use the large number of 15mm sci fi figures that are in my painting queue...

Club Discussion » Getting spammed a lot here lately » 01/11/2021 9:53 PM

AndyT
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Can we block the spammer RTRal ??

Club Discussion » Whatever Floats Your Boat - a bit of a Teaser » 22/10/2021 6:54 AM

AndyT
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Always been curious about this type of game, partly because of the chance of using some of the great small scale buildings that are available as terrain. I have the old Aeronef rules tucked away somewhere.

Club Discussion » 2nd Edition Lion Rampant. » 05/8/2021 5:12 PM

AndyT
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Ouch, and then more supplements, card decks and dice afterwards. No thanks i will stick with Star Breach

Club Discussion » Man puts Hand in Pocket » 24/7/2021 9:25 PM

AndyT
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Looking forward to seeing them.
I made a start on my Brits from Irregular today. A few new casts but mostly figures bought ten years ago and never painted, until now

Club Discussion » Let it rain » 15/6/2021 11:55 AM

AndyT
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Sadly my painting output has been reduced by having to drink lots of beer whilst relaxing in the hot tub on my hols

Club Discussion » ​So, What were you doing Sunday Evening? » 07/6/2021 5:59 PM

AndyT
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Having skimmed the rulebook a little more I see that my light cavalry should not have received an extra D6 when charging. Apart from their lower cost I am not sure why I would pick them over line cavalry.

I think I should have made use of the evade rule to avoid my cavalry being charged so often.

Early days and it is good to learn a new set of rules.
 

Club Discussion » Let it rain » 30/5/2021 8:01 PM

AndyT
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Did I see something in the advanced rules about one Light (Infantry) Division being allowed for the Brits?

Club Discussion » Let it rain » 30/5/2021 8:29 AM

AndyT
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So having had an extremely quick scan through the Absolute Emperor rulebook I've been totting up my painted 6mm stuff in terms of points,

Assuming that most units are "Seasoned" but obvious things such as Grenadiers are veteran and Landwehr are conscripts I only have about 100 points worth of Austrians.

Assuming one or perhaps two Corp Commanders my painted Prussians come to around 170-200 points. Still short of the 250 points suggested in the book for competition level play.

My painted French might just about get to 250 points, again depending on the number of CCs and artillery.

My unpainted British might get to 200 points. Its odd that the cost of British artillery is out of line with the other nationalities.

Cheers, Andy
 

Club Discussion » Let it rain » 29/5/2021 8:31 PM

AndyT
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At 6mm my rubbish painting skills only allow me to create units that look vaguely recognisable from a distance, with names written underneath the base just in case i forget whats what

Club Discussion » BIG Reopening... » 12/5/2021 4:30 PM

AndyT
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BIG is moving?
 

Club Discussion » 2nd Edition Lion Rampant. » 23/4/2021 5:12 PM

AndyT
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I am looking forward to the sci fi "Xenos Rampant" so that i can use the ton of 15mm figures i have

Club Discussion » A Billion Suns » 09/4/2021 3:41 PM

AndyT
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These MDF spaceships look like a cost effective alternative to regular miniatures:

https://www.iliadagamestudio.com/space-fleet?page=2

Club Discussion » A Billion Suns » 02/3/2021 6:35 AM

AndyT
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There is an interesting article on Billion Suns website about suggested ship sizes which includes this advice:

"Having your ships mounted on pegs or magnets so that you can temporarily remove the ship allows you to leave the base and flight peg in play, but remove the bulk of the miniature until it can again fit. Having a marker on the base that identifies the heading of the ship allows you to rotate the ship to a place it can fit without losing game state information"

(In case of physical clashes during the battle)

http://abillionsuns.space/what-size-spaceships/

Club Discussion » A Billion Suns » 01/3/2021 9:57 PM

AndyT
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My order from Brigade arrived today. Nice miniatures

Club Discussion » A Billion Suns » 28/2/2021 5:30 PM

AndyT
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I know very little apart from watching a couple of Youtube videos  but the general message seems to be that any models will do and utility ships and tiny fighters are just as important as larger ships,  even more so in smaller games.

I have an old fleet from Firestorm Armada and have ordered merchant ships plus fighters from Brigade

Club Discussion » Alternative to 40K » 22/2/2021 9:33 PM

AndyT
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There are some excellent 15mm sci fi ranges available too

Club Discussion » Alternative to 40K » 22/2/2021 9:32 PM

AndyT
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Fantastic news !!

Club Discussion » A Billion Suns » 20/2/2021 11:08 PM

AndyT
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My book arrived. Seems i need fighters and merchant ships.

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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 £4.00 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.