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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14/6/2020 11:47 AM  #1


A Billion Suns

Bit of a longshot but thinking ahead for when Billion Suns is published...

Does anyone here have any Relthoza ships from Firestorm Armada that they want to get rid of? I have half a fleet and would like to bulk it out a bit.

Cheers, Andy

 

18/6/2020 1:14 PM  #2


Re: A Billion Suns

Looks like this is launching 23 February 2021. See https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/A_Billion_Suns.html?id=4vOvDwAAQBAJ&source=kp_book_description&redir_esc=y

Cheers

Last edited by Old g*t (19/6/2020 6:24 AM)


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18/6/2020 2:29 PM  #3


Re: A Billion Suns

I have asteroids (painful) and a part-painted planet ready for terrain https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/cute.png

 

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01/7/2020 12:28 PM  #4


Re: A Billion Suns


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19/7/2020 5:37 PM  #5


Re: A Billion Suns

Back to February 2021, now 25th...


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02/11/2020 12:35 PM  #6


Re: A Billion Suns

It's now out 18 Feb (possibly)...


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07/2/2021 8:14 AM  #7


Re: A Billion Suns

Seemingly this can be had from Wordery's eBay store at a discount:
[url=https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/A-Billion-Suns-Interstellar-Fleet-Battles-by-Mike-Hutchinson-9781472835659/353280241392?hash=item524124aef0:g:nqwAAOSwidZfstjK]A Billion Suns Interstellar Fleet Battles by Mike Hutchinson 9781472835659 | eBay

Cheers[/url]
 


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09/2/2021 8:42 AM  #8


Re: A Billion Suns

It's cheaper here:
[url=https://www.booksetc.co.uk/books/view/-9781472835659]A Billion Suns :: Mike Hutchinson, Paolo Puggioni books :: BOOKS etc

Enjoy[/url]
 


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10/2/2021 6:18 PM  #9


Re: A Billion Suns

Ordered my copy today, it's been mailed, and should be with me shortly.

Cheers


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12/2/2021 12:08 PM  #10


Re: A Billion Suns

My copy arrived today.

Looking forward to having a good delve.

Cheers


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13/2/2021 10:40 AM  #11


Re: A Billion Suns

Looks like a delay on Amazon orders

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13/2/2021 5:45 PM  #12


Re: A Billion Suns

Looks like Amazon are respecting the publication date of 18th.

Liking what I'm reading in the rules.

Cheers


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13/2/2021 6:17 PM  #13


Re: A Billion Suns

I have some painted ships but no transports, small fighters or merchant ships which i imagine are required

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14/2/2021 11:03 AM  #14


Re: A Billion Suns

I've been awaiting the rules before considering what to do regarding toys. I have none atm.

Cheers


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15/2/2021 6:11 PM  #15


Re: A Billion Suns

I see Plastic Soldier Company do bags of space ships for £10. See 34 x ASSORTED PSC GAMES SPACE SHIPS GRAB BAG!! – The Plastic Soldier Company
 


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15/2/2021 10:26 PM  #16


Re: A Billion Suns

A random selection apparently. Someone commenting on Facebook got 34 of the same ship ha ha

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20/2/2021 11:08 PM  #17


Re: A Billion Suns

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

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28/2/2021 4:29 PM  #18


Re: A Billion Suns

I’ve got and skim read my book.  Was wandering about models.  Looked at brigademodels.co.uk and getting a fleet bag fro there range or using my old xwing or drop zone models. ANy thoughts from you pros?


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28/2/2021 5:30 PM  #19


Re: A Billion Suns

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

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01/3/2021 8:46 AM  #20


Re: A Billion Suns

Any toys will do Ken. I've been contemplating using top down paper ships...


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01/3/2021 10:01 AM  #21


Re: A Billion Suns

Thanks for the tips.  I’m fending off the urge to buy more toy, especially when they look as good as the brigade models ones.  I’ll try and watch some YouTube vids.  It looks like a 3 way game (post lockdown) is very doable too.


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01/3/2021 9:57 PM  #22


Re: A Billion Suns

My order from Brigade arrived today. Nice miniatures

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02/3/2021 6:35 AM  #23


Re: A Billion Suns

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/

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02/3/2021 9:14 AM  #24


Re: A Billion Suns

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!


Kind regards
Rob
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www.warandconquest.co.uk
 

09/4/2021 3:41 PM  #25


Re: A Billion Suns

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

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

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10/4/2021 9:54 AM  #26


Re: A Billion Suns

Most exciting models. Great spot.

Cheers


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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.