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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24/8/2020 8:31 AM  #1

Dragon & Lion Rules

Although I’ve achieved little on the gaming front over the past few months I have been exchanging emails with long time London mate Will & I’ve managed to get him to share his hard work on both Lion & Dragon Rampant. The fruits of his labors are preserved for posterity in files section of our IO group; here:

One thing that took me by surprise was his mention of siege warfare, in relation to Lion Rampant, which was apparently the subject of an article in the August 2017 of WI. Thanks to eBay I’ve secured a copy of issue 358 & will (when I’ve sussed out how to use my printer to scan) will load the article to the IO group.

Cheers for the moment.

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24/8/2020 9:09 AM  #2

Re: Dragon & Lion Rules

Great stuff!

Thanks John.



24/8/2020 10:05 AM  #3

Re: Dragon & Lion Rules

There was also an article in WI 374 December 2018 ‘Bedford Beseiged - A Lion Rampant Seige Campaign’ by Dan Mersey. This gives a variety of forces for both Beseiged and Beseigers and a number of scenarios. The action takes place outside the castle walls so no large castle is required to play.

There was also a Dark Age adaptation by Dan Mersey - ‘Landwasters and Raven Feeders’ in an earlier WI but I don’t remember which one.




25/8/2020 2:00 PM  #4

Re: Dragon & Lion Rules

Mike, it may be worth scanning & adding the WI 374 article to the IO files, if possible.

Well the scanning went better than could be expected from a confirmed Luddite and the WI article is in the uploaded to the IO group’s Files section, here:

I felt the handlings of many units by dividing your force into ‘Battles’ and dicing for the number of ‘fails’ a Battle may sustain that round has some legs. This is described on LR59.

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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.