13:00 - 18:00 (Free)
Due to the popularity of last years event Simon Kennedy is back for the attack on Normandy.
One of the most critical moments of the attack in June 1944 in Normandy was the British Paratrooper capture of Pegasus bridge. It was essential as this would have allowed the German Armour to counter attack.
Despite tenacious German defense the Paratroopers fought doggedly later reinforced by by British Commandos. The Commandos were lead by Lord Loveat accompanied by his piper Bill Millen who while under German fire piped his way fearlessly across the bridge during the British commando attack. For both sides this bridge was essential on D- Day.
The Gathering are pleased to announce a public participation game will be run over the weekend. All are welcome to try this free to enter game using the Bolt Action rules. This is sure to be informative and fun.
For more information contact Simon @ firstname.lastname@example.org
“On the one road from Mons to the Marne” - August 23rd 1914
Public Participation Game
Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of June from 12:00 on into the day
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War 1 in which many thousands of Irishmen from both the North and South gave their lives. The Gathering Gaming Club from Limerick and the Wee Gamers from Belfast have come together to re-enact this the first action of the great war in a public participation game.
The Battle of Mons was the first contact between the British Expeditionary Force and the German Imperial Army. This action and the following retreat culminates in the Battle of Mons. This has gone down in the annals of military history. A history in which the following regiments took part;
2nd Munster fusiliers, 2nd Connacht Rangers, 1st Irish Royal Guards, 2nd Royal Irish Regiment, 2nd Royal Irish Rifles, 1st Royal Irish Fusiliers, 2nd Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 2nd Iniskillen Fusiliers, 5th Royal Irish Lances, 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, 6th Iniskillen Dragoons, North Irish Horse and the South Irish Horse.
Most of these units played a prominent role with other British army regiments I halting the German army at Mons and providing the rear guard in the retreat that followed.
This public participation game will focus on the Battle of Mons itself and several of the action that’s followed. This is sure to be pleasing to the eye as a scale model of the battlefield is being reproduced by
The Gathering Games Club while models of both sides are being painted by the Gathering and the Wee Gamers.
We would like to encourage everyone to try this game and take a chance to immerse yourself in a great game and a shared history.
For more information contact the Wee Gamers or the Gathering @ https://www.facebook.com/ConclaveLimerickGamingConvention
We have to unfortunately announce the postponement of our Battle of Mons event. Due to unforeseen circumstances & uncompleted orders we are not going to be able to hold the Battle of Mons at Conclave 2014, & instead we will hold the event during Heritage week in August (which is actually a more accurate date for the Battle centenary). However the Wee Gamers are going to be running some Alternative Battle of Mons Events which will give the recreation a bit of a twist...
Saturday 21st and Sunday 2nd of June from 12:00 on into the day
DBA played ona 2 foot by 2 foot table requiring usually no more than 50 and 20-30minutes game time. This game puts to the field such amies as Alexander, Hannibal and Henry the Fifth.
This game is a staple in The Gathering Games Club, DBA is cheap easy and intuitive.
Demos will be run throughout Saturday and Sunday.
Fields of Glory
Saturday 21st of June
Registration 10:00 - 11:00
Round 1 11.00 - 13:30
Lunch 13:30 - 14:30
Round 2 14:30 - 17:00
Round 3 17:00 - 19:30
Hosted and run by the Fields of Glory Celtic League Champion George Dicks.George organizes and runs the highly successful Schiltron historical wargames convention and has decided just like Edward the Bruce to lend his expertise here in Ireland.
For those of you who don’t know what Fields of Glory is a visually spectacular wargame fought between the armies of Ramses II to Red Hugh O'Neill.
Fields of Glory debuts this year at Conclave we are sure to see many players and armies from across the world attend this one.
For anyone who would like to know more about Fields of Glory or the tournament contact George Dicks or as he is more well known “Big George”.
Rules will be FoG-AM v2.
Period is open.
Each round will consist of three games, each lasting a maximum of 2hrs 30min.
Maximum army size is 650pts.
Table size is 5'x3'.
Scoring is the usual 0-25 system.
Play will stop at the end of the current phase being played.
Amended terrain rules will be used.
Each player’s choice is reduced to 2 or 3 optional pieces
No piece can be bigger than 9MU in any direction
No double size pieces may be used
No terrain piece can be placed (prior to adjustment) closer than 3MU’s to any other piece except as listed in the rules on page 140
If a 5 or 6 is rolled for placing a terrain piece, the distance from the appropriate edge is reduced to 6MU rather than 8MU
FoG-AM deployment is at 10MU and 12MU inches rather than the usual 12MU and 15MU.
Draws will be swiss chess with following restrictions