BADCON 2020

The Town Hall, King Edward Pl, Burton-on-Trent, DE14 2EB

22nd & 23rd February 2020

You are invited to come and join in our 25th annual competition weekend and play one of the following


DBMM Doubles

500 points any book 3000BC—500BC. £35.00 per team.

Any army legal during these dates may be chosen.

All armies must have 4 commands. 1 Ally-General can be nominated in the submitted list as auto-reliable. He (and his command) is treated in all ways as an Ally-General (including AP) but is reliable from the outset of the game. Also if flank marching or a delayed arrival his command will not count as lost and will continue to dice for arrival even from the 8th bound.


FOG Renaissance Doubles

900 points any book 1660—1698AD. £35.00 per team.

Amended rules and points as per the Slitherine forum.

Any heavy artillery used must be the first battlegroup(s) deployed, followed immediately by any medium artillery used.


Art De La Guerre Doubles

325 points any army 500BC—500AD. £35.00 per team.

Army list minimums/maximums as per 300 points.


Mortem Et Gloriam Singles

10000 points any army 500BC—500AD. £17.50 per person.


Entries and lists for all competitions to denegreen64@gmail.com

Cheques payable to BURTON AND DISTRICT DBM
To D. Green
19 Rosecroft Gardens
Swadlincote
Derbyshire
DE11 9AF

Online tickets available here – BADcon tickets

Online entry has a surcharge that will be added at the point of sale

Registration on the day from 8.30am

Games on both days are

  • 9.30am—1.00pm
  • 2.00pm—5.30pm

The size of the venue means we can accommodate 64 teams, please book early to avoid disappointment.

Battle of beech hill 1862

This is an an account of an action fought using Simon Clarke’s innovatory battle system for the horse and musket era.

NEW BURTON HERALD 

November 10th  1862

Battle of Beech Hill

“Only Godless Yankees would attack in Winter “ commented Gen. Gregory Beauregard after his reverse at Beech Hill.

Federal General Achilles Clarke 3rd   had set off in the early hours from his base at Bass Springs to seize the railhead at SmallHopes with some 6000 men by surprise. Frantic efforts by Gen Beauregard enable him to get some 4000 troops  to make a stand at the Beech Hill Bluffs  to defend the Small Hopes railway. His troops were exhausted especially the Tarheels of Groves brigade who had made a particularly hard route march to shore up the flanks of the force.

An initial cannonade by the Confederate batteries was ineffective but this was answered by a furious bombardment of the hill,  throwing Coopers Brigade into disarray  and dismounting several guns in Joshua’s battery. The Union forces came on and started a steady firefight with the grey ranks which were wavering. Cooper’s brigade fell back from the crest of the hill and rallied behind it. On the right the Tarheels essayed a firefight and were repulsed while on the left their fellows dug in to face the Union onslaught. 

Coopers brigade   returned to the fight but were driven back and their compatriots to their right broke and fled. Some confederate stragglers   were joining the battle and tried to establish  a line on the crest  but were once again driven off. 

With darkness falling , the Confederate centre was  retiring   and it was proving impossible to control the troops on the flanks A general retreat was sounded. Due to the failing light and the absence of cavalry most of Beauregards command escaped though hopelessly disorganised.

The railhead fell to the Yankees

Badcon results

Another successfully year with close to 50 teams competing. The results are as follows

ADLG results
FoG:A results
DBMM results
FoG:R results
Mortem et Gloriam results

Best Army Jason Scott – Aztecs

Best baggage – Peter Kershaw  French Ordonnance