Meadowside Leisure Centre, High Street,
Burton upon Trent, DE14 1TL

23rd & 24th February 2019

You are invited to come and join in our 24th annual competition weekend and play one of the following

DBMM Doubles

500 points any book 1071—1525AD. £35.00 per team.

FOG Ancients Doubles

900 points. Version 3 rules, new army lists book 1. £35.00 per team.

FOG Renaissance Doubles

900 points any book 1494—1569AD. £35.00 per team.

  1. Amended rules and points as per the Slitherine forum.
  2. Any heavy artillery used must be the first battlegroup(s) deployed, follow immediately by any medium artillery used.
  3. No musket or musket* armed troops allowed

Art De La Guerre Doubles

300 points any book 1251—1500AD. £35.00 per team.

Mortem Et Gloriam Doubles

12000 points, The Punic Wars 264—146BC. £35.00 per team.

Armies allowed;

  • Siciliot Greek
  • Sardinian
  • Syracusan
  • Later Campanian
  • Apulian
  • Bruttian
  • Lucanian
  • Later Carthaginian
  • Mid Republican Roman
  • Highland Gallic
  • Lowland Gallic
  • Iberian
  • Celtiberian
  • Lusitanian
  • Illyrian
  • Numidian or Moorish

Entries and lists for all competitions to

Online tickets available here – BADcon tickets

Online entry has a £3.32 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.

Merchandise now available here –


Lurkio News!


Two Simons have teamed up: TheWargamesZone (TWZ) to take Lurkio Figurines forward

Simon Clarke is delighted to announce that his range of figures is to be taken over and developed by rule writer Simon Hall under his TheWargamesZone umbrella.

Simon Clarke comments, “after putting a lot of work into the figure ranges, I am delighted that a friend is picking them up. The figures make a fine complement to Simon’s excellent Mortem et Gloriam rules, and as a core member of the MeG team I can stay involved from the wings. Some of the range is a great fit for his forthcoming Renaissance rules as well”

Simon Hall adds, “I love the range, and earlier this year bought a painted version of the Sassanid range, using it at Britcon2018 – where it was much admired (see below). I was about to order a Hunnic army when I was approached to buy the business instead. It’s very exciting to have our own figure range and we have two new ranges to launch for Xmas – 15mm Chinese Three Kingdoms, and 28mm Moguls including a fantastic armoured elephant. It is great to keep Lurkio “in the family” and to be able to keep Simon C close to the range as it evolves.”

The website will re-open on Friday October 19th, with a NEW START SPECIAL OFFER – watch the FB page, magazines, forums and blogs for more news.

Lurkio Announcement


After our extended break over the summer, it is with heavy heart, that I am announcing the closure of Lurkio. The reasons for this are manyfold, but primarily a change in personal circumstances means will I not not have the time to devote to running the store and provide the service that is expected. My commitments are now to look after my family, and Lurkio is unfortunately just too much effort for me to continue with.

Lurkio has been running for just over 10 years now. Starting with the Sassanid Persians to over a dozen ranges now – including some that never saw the light of day 🙁 Over those 10 years I have met a lot of new friends, and I thank you all for your support over this time. I hope that the ranges we have brought to light do not fade away, and I am looking to find someone to take over the ownership of Lurkio. I will leave the store running in browse mode while i try to find a buyer, or at least liquidate the stock.
If you , or know anyone, that might be interested in purchasing Lurkio , then please do drop me a line at

Until then many thanks for all of your support over the years and good luck to you all.


Breaking the Hindenberg Line by the 46th (North Midland) Division September 1918


In response to Andy Dumelow’s initiative “Marking 11/11/11”,

‘The publication of the IWM volume on 1918, complete with jacket cover depicting the 137 Brigade on the banks of the St Quentin canal , has firmly placed in the reading public’s mind the 46th Division’s breaking of the Hindenburg Line as the epitome of the revival of British Arms at the end of the war. It also provides a central plank in the revisionist arguments in favour of a “learning curve”. As Brian Bond has argued, the “learning curve” has become an orthodoxy for military historians whilst public perceptions remain fixed on the Somme. The breaking of the Hindenburg Line is important to revisionists because, unlike at Amiens, the key breakthrough was achieved by an ordinary English “county” division not one of the elite formations, such as the Canadian Corps, that had spearheaded the assault of 8 August.’ #

We have an opportunity to recognise this important contribution by units local to the catchment area of our club; 137 Brigade North & South Staffs, 138 Brigade Lincs & Leics & 139th Brigade Sherwood Foresters.  I am prepared both to sort out a Square Bashing scenario and to put together suitable memorial words, including a note on this local division at the Eleventh Hour.

As to timing, we have at least two choices:
1) To re-enact the SB scenario on club night Thu 27th September 2018.
2) To re-enact a larger /longer scenario on Sat 10th November, subject to room availability.
Either way I propose that some of us at least attend the Stretton War Memorial; if on a Thursday perhaps just before the start of club night.

Responses, commitment & ideas please.

# [Simon Peaple, Mud, Blood & Determination: The History of the 46th (North Midland) Division in the Great War. 2015 p146]