Some pictures of the one day game
Squarebashing 2020 is to be held on Saturday 13th June 2020, at Battlefieldhobbies in Daventry.
It will be a team event (entries permitting). The armies are divided into 2 Pools. In each team – one player plays allies, the other central powers. Game pairings will ‘historical’ were possible, and avoid ‘same club’ where possible
There will be 2 games, Team against Team (Allies vs Central Powers). For each game the sum of each team score will be added to the team total. The army points are 620pts (standard game)
To encourage using under valued armies the sum total of army rating will be deducted from final score.
The terrain will be pre set , other than that, its RAW. You have the option to use the ‘Rays Stick’ method for countdown to battle. There will be no trench, canal or fort games. All painted figures please, we want it to look nice!
Any questions can be raised to me at Simon@rocketsix.co.uk or via the RFCM forum
Tickets can be purchased using here
Can you please purchase tickets promptly , just so the venue has an idea on the lunch requirements.
Tickets: £12.50 including lunch
Date: Saturday 13th June 2020
Location: note – new location
09.00-09.25 – Players arrive, welcome.
09:30-12.30 – Games One.
12.30-13:30 – Buffet lunch supplied.
13.30-16.30 – Game Two
To join the fun you can buy the t-shirt on the RFCM shop
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheques payable to BURTON AND DISTRICT DBM
To D. Green
19 Rosecroft Gardens
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
The size of the venue means we can accommodate 64 teams, please book early to avoid disappointment.
Merch is now available here https://shop.spreadshirt.co.uk/badwargamers
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
Another successfully year with close to 50 teams competing. The results are as follows
Best Army Jason Scott – Aztecs
Best baggage – Peter Kershaw French Ordonnance