Dreadball Irish Nationals

One Day event the 21st of June


Registration 09:00 - 11:00

Rules pack tba

for more information 


Ladies, gentlemen and children of all ages I am proud to present for the second time ever!

To be held right here in the heart of Irish Rugby and the sporting home of true determination, Thomond Park.
Under the historical banner of the Conclave Gaming Convention.
To be officiated by Mantic Games (The kickstarter success that has brought you games like Dreadball, Deadzone and much much more)

The Dreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeadball Irish National Championship!

To find out more contact our good friend Mark at Mantic mark.wallace@manticgames.com


Pegasus Bridge

Bolt Action

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 @ simonkennedy@eircom.net



X wing

X - Wing Tournament

Saturday 21st of June



X Wing is the fastest growing game in the shop and it’s not hard to see why with furiously fast dog fighting, precise strategy and all combined under a unique intuitive system.
Then you add this to the massively popular Starwars universe. 
Take up Rebel or Imperial forces and crush your enemy with all your favourite ships and characters. 

Registration 10:00 - 11:00

Round 1       11.00 - 12:00
Round 2      12:00 - 13:00
Lunch          13:00 - 14:00
Round 3      14:00 - 15:00
Round 4      15:00 - 16:00
Round 5      16:00 - 17:00

We will be using the standard rules pack provided below.

For more information on the tournament or X - Wing contact Kevin @ kevstronach@gmail.com


Video Tutorial


Official Rules

Squad List

Tournament Sheet

Board Games


We are proud to announce all board gaming at Conclave will be organized and run by the Limerick Knaves.
The Knaves are a long running boardgaming group situated in Limerick. They organize and run their own very successful boardgaming convention Knavecon in Limerick every year!
The knaves themselves are a varied group with 500 years of gaming experience between them you are sure to find some game that captures your interest. It may be a hoop with a stick, a set of dice or a board with some pieces!

With a biblically large catalogue of games to choose from between them for requests or more information you can contact the knaves HERE

Alternatively you can open your window and listen to Dec.


“On the one road from Mons to the Marne” - August 23rd 1914

Pubic Participation Game
Saturday 21st and Sunday 2nd of June from 12:00 on into the day 


To commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War 1in which many thousands of Irishmen both 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


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.