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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22/7/2020 2:36 AM  #1

Cyber Wars 2020 (23 to 26 July)

As COVID has caused the US to cancel almost all the wargaming shows this year, the US Historical Gaming Society have arranged a virtual convention starting this Thursday.  The event will include a variety of online participation  games, a virtual vendor hall and a series of talks.   Most of the details are on Facebook but gives an overview.   

The only downside is that many of the events appear to be in the evenings US time so this is one for the night owls but Saturday and Sunday have events from 0800EDT (1300BST) including talks from people in both the US DoD “professional” wargaming community and the Canadian DND talking about a Vassal based wargame they created to educated their politicians and senior officials about coping with COVID.  There are also talks from published authors as well as game company reps (Warlord, PSC, Firelock Games and others) giving “sneak previews” of their plans for the rest of this year and next.

Heard on a podcast that they intend to record most of the talks so might be available later via YouTube.


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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.