What are Wargames?
Games are games and human beings have invented games to play since the dawn of time, whether it was moving rocks around, throwing sticks or the simply footrace. Games make use of what we have and a system of rules, football is a ball some lines and a bunch of rules.
Wargames are a game where in it's most simplistic form you use toy soldiers (highly detailed miniatures), dice and measuring tapes to battle against one another. The toy soldiers might change from power armour wearing super soldiers who stand 11 feet tall defending man against alien onslaughts that seem to have fallen straight from the nightmares of H.R Giger, the diverse characters of the fellowship of the ring battling against the dark opaque forces of Middle Earth or taking control of Darth Vader and a handful of Tai Fighters to defend your borders against the incursions of rebel scum!
The dice might change from having 4 sides, 6 sides, 8 sides, the measurements could be in inches or cm.
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You move models around, look at charts occasionally, there is strategy, there is chance and a whole lot of friendly banter and yelling as you toss dice across the table at one another. Think of a computer game without a computer, you make units, equip them, lead them into battle and give them orders but instead of there being a computer handling all the calculations and computation it's down to the dice in your hands and maybe the difference between being two inches away or three! The other aspect is the artistic side which comes in before the game, models in many cases have to be glued together, under coated and painted by hand these models really become works of art as I'm sure you will agree to find out more about this side of things drop by our modelling tables where we will have competitions purely based on modelling and painting.
L'Art De La Guerre - Conclave Championship
ADLG Tournament at Conclave
Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd June
Start of Round 1: 9.30
Registration PRIOR to Event ONLY via the T/O Richard, his contact details are listed below
Entry: €25 Including Weekend Pass
Scale: 15mm armies
Armies from the Classical and Roman periods – no list restrictions.
Army Numbers: 38 to 124 inclusive – any allies also have to be from those lists
5 games – x3 on the Saturday; x2 on the Sunday
Standard Table Size – 120cm by 80cm
Contact: Richard Aynsley:
Please Contact Richard to register your participation in this event
www.madaxeman.com – game reports, army lists and plenty of hints and tips. The Madaxeman himself is also taking part in this competition
http://artdelaguerre.fr/ - website for the rules, forum and FAQs
Warhammer Fantasy Battle: 9th Age Tournament
Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd June
A 2-Day Warhammer Fantasy Battle Tournament using the 9th Age Rules set
Entry: €10 (+ €20 Weekend Convention Ticket)
2.5 hour games
Registration at 9.30
Round 1 Starting at 10am
Scenarios out of the book
Army's don't need to be painted
T/O & Contact: Vivion Grisewood
Sign-ups & questions:
Control the most advanced starfighters and outstanding pilots in the galaxy! In X-Wing Miniatures Game, you take the role of squad leader and command a group of merciless Imperial or daring Rebel pilots in furious ship-to-ship space combat.
Play for all the goodies held within a Fantasy Flight Games Organised Play Store Championship! & for the winner: the Honour of being the finest Star Fighter Pilot in all of the Conclave system! (& maybe a snog from your twin sister...)
Sunday 23rd June
FFG Organised Play “Attack Run” Kit Tournament
X-Wing 2.0 Tournament - Extended Format
Registration: 09:00 - 10:00
* Extended Format
* List built using FFG X-Wing app
* Round Time Limit: 75 minutes
* Points: 200
* No Proxies (equipment or ships)
* Check your opponents list is valid in round 1
* Bring your own equipment: dice; range rulers & damage deck
10:30-12:00 round 1
12:00-13:30 round 2
14:00-15:30 round 3
15:30-17:00 round 4
TO: Craig McInnes
Star Wars Armada
FFG Organised Play Kit Tournament
Saturday 22nd June
Registration: 10.00 - 10.45
Format: Swiss Draw
Round Time Limit: 2 hours 15 minutes
Physical copy of your list required
Bring your own equipment: dice; range rulers & damage deck
Contact/TO: Tom Cole
Contact Tom via the Facebook Event set up for the Conclave Armada Tournament (link below)
For more than a hundred centuries the Emperor has sat immobile on the Golden Throne of Earth. He is the Master of Mankind by the will of the gods and master of a million worlds by the might of his inexhaustible armies. To be a man in such times is to be one amongst untold billions. It is to live in the cruellest and most bloody regime imaginable. This is the tale of those times. Warhammer 40,000 is a vast, rich universe full of epic heroes, monstrous villains and a host of unique characters in between. Here, you’ll learn more about the forces vying for power, territory, and glory across the galaxy.But the universe is a big place and, whatever happens, you will not be missed…
The Gathering Games Day will play host this year to a x3 Round 1-Day Warhammer 8th Edition 40K Tournament
Saturday 22nd June
Registration: 9.00 - 10.45
Warhammer 40K 8th EDITION TOURNAMENT
A Matched Play Tournament
Armies must be Battle-Forged
3 Detachments Max
Maximum 3 Datasheet Entries (This rule does not apply to Troop Choices)
Must use latest Codex possible
No Titanic Units
No Primarch Units
No Forge World Units
Warhammer 40k Rule Book, FAQ's, Chapter Approved and Current Beta Rules will be in effect.
The Tournament will consist of Three Rounds
2 Hours Per Round.
There will be a 30 Minute Lunch break after First Round
Missions and Deployment will be decided on the day.
Contact/TO: Eoin McNamara
- Contact Info.: email@example.com
Date: SUNDAy 23rd June
Bolt Action Tournament
Registration: 09.00 - 10.00
Start/First Round: 10.30
2.5 Hour Game Limit
- The Army construction will be limited to "The Armies of… lists"
- NO Theatre Selector units allowed:
- NO Proxies - WYSIWYG
- Consisting of one or more Reinforced Platoons (page 124 of the Rule book)
- Maximum of 12 Order Dice
- 2.5 hour matches, with the game ending automatically after this at the end of the current turn
- Printed Army Lists must be brought (for viewing by TO & opposition)
- Documents/Army Book that your List is based on MUST be brought for rules checking etc
The Points Cost of enemy units destroyed will be recorded as a secondary tie-breaking scoring system - Casualty Points
Win: 3 Points; Draw: 1 Point; Loss: 0 Points
Scenarios will be announced on the day
please have your army lists emailed into the contact address by SATURDAY 15th JUNE to aid smooth running of the Event on the day & to ensure your REGISTRATION to the Tournament.
-PDFs please in case the software is incompatible
In addition: Could players sign up to the Warlord Games D-Day Campaign please - that way we can enter all the battle results in for the Campaign & make the Tournament one HUGE Campaign day also!