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West Country L’art de la Guerre Competitions- Scrumpyfest 2016 Parte Une et deau

They may not be able to pronounce it, but the wargames rules that are sweeping the nation have caught the imagination of the West Country. Not since the anti-tithe riots of the late nineties have such scenes been witnessessed. Armies and Keith McGlynn have been dusted down, long neglected DBM armies are restored to their proper place on the green cloth of dreams.

On the weekend of the 18th and 19th June, Andy Unwin😑 is organising the first competition. Held in the Tudor Arms, Slimbridge the venue is famous for its hospitality ( and the 1979 Thornbury Witch trials- case suspended)

   DBM comp. late 90s
Controversially, Andy regards 15mm as the “spawn of de deville” so it will be 25mm 300points, doubles. Four commands are permissible, any period. There will be four games over the weekend, 3.5 hours each game. 

  Hopefully, the photos above will give you just a flavour of what Keith McGlynn has in mind for Thornbury Modelling Show on the 7th August. This is a one Dayer, 25mm. My regular reader will remember the joy and heart break that this rip-roaring beauty of a comp has to offer. 

 Now for the bad news, die Fuhrer went and got herself born on the 19th June, and my father in law has organised his retirement holiday in first week of August. I hope these maxims give you some flavour of my feelings. Nevermind poor old me, you youngsters go off and enjoy yourselves. But if you see an empty pack of Quavers blowing across the car park, or else see an empty seat near the umpire’s naughty step, you know I shall be with you in spirit…..

   Thanks for reading, see the regulars at Big Don’s Bristol mashup in May! Farewell…….don’t spare me a thought,……I’ll survive. Entries to Andy or Keith on Facebook, or via despertaferres comments.

Keith and Andy at Thornbury Modelling show 2015.😰😰😨😣😞😀😚πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜₯πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£πŸ‘£

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The wild ramblings of an infamous wit and wargames guru. One of nature's true gentlemen who devotes his time to the care of his two sons, i.e. watching episodes of Peppa Pig together, and recreating great moments of military history using toy soldiers. Currently a leading light in The Collectivo Despertaferres wargames and duelling association who meet regularly at Firestorm Games ( formerly Ali Baba's Carpet Warehouse). Find me also on Facebook "Despertaferres"!


    • Do you buggers have a complete list of events I can’t attend? Gutted not to be going! Don’t even think of me, you enjoy yourselves……


    • Colin C

      Chris, could be, fortunately my other half got born early in June so I’ll not use her birthday as an excuse not to go!


      • Chris Jackson

        Glad to hear it mate:)! Want to use same armies or different:)?


    • Colin C

      Trying to get my head round the format! Is it similar to Usk where we each fielded a force or what!
      Anyway I can do Byzantium, WotR, French Ordinance and Triumvirate Romans


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