Britcon is a multi-day residential event for competitors, with more than enough opportunity for gaming to satisfy the most ardent wargamer! Competitors are welcome from Thursday onwards, trade show visitors on Saturday & Sunday. I've been going for the past decade or so, and there are many legendary battle reports on this site about my DBx and FoG exploits, often referring to (alledged) alcohol fuelled incidents as well.
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The Britcon Schedue is available here
Britcon includes a full suite of competitions covering many of the major rulesets and historical (and fantasy!) periods. For 2009 competitors can enter any one of the following periods. All competitions run over 6 games, starting with a game on Friday evening, 3 on Saturday and 2 more on Sunday.
- Flames of War - Mid War, 1750 pts from any published book (Ostfront & Afrika supersede previous lists), no special characters, preset terrain, missions from FOW rulebook
- Flames of War - Late War, 1750 pts (Ostfront & Afrika supersede previous lists), no special characters, preset terrain, missions from FOW rulebook
- Warhammer - Warhammer Players Society Format competition with some amendments. See BHGS website for details, 2750 pts
- Warhammer 40k - 5th Edition, Warhammer Players Society format with some amendments. See BHGS website for details, 2000 pts, all current lists using most recent codex for each.
- Warhammer Ancient Battles v1.5 - WAB 1.5, Warhammer Players Society format, 2000 pts from Alexander, Hannibal, Spartacus, Arthur, Shieldwall, El Cid, and Beyond the Golden Gate
- Field of Glory - Dark Ages to the Renaissance - 15mm. 800AP armies drawn from the army list books Storm of Arrows, Eternal Empire, Swords & Scimitars, Wolves from the Sea
- Field of Glory - From Chariots to Rome's Successors - 15mm. 800AP armies drawn from the army list books Swifter than Beagles, Immortal Fire, Rise of Rome, Legions Triumphant, Decline & Fall (no post 1040AD options allowed in any list)
- Field of Glory - All lists - 25/28mm. 800AP armies drawn from any published book
- DBM - All lists - 15mm. DBM 3.1, 400AP armies drawn from DBM lists 1-4.
- DBMM - All lists - 15mm. 400AP armies drawn from DBMM lists 1-3 and DBM List 4 (as modified in the DBMM rules).
- Armati 2nd Edition - Antiquity & Age of Empires - 15mm. Army lists +75 Bonus points, lists drawn from the A2 booket plus any published on www.warflute.org.
- Principles of War - The French and Austrian 1809 campaign. Terrain & figures will be supplied by the organiser (Tom Penn)
- Blood Bowl - LRB 5.0, using 1,000,000 Gold Crown value teams, from those listed in the LRB
- Epic Armageddon 1st Edition - Warhammer Players Society format
Periods with 6 or less entrants will not be staged without the agreement of all players. Should your period be cancelled for lack of numbers the BHGS will offer either a full refund or entry to another competition period.
For full details, entry fees and additional rules covering all periods see The BHGS Website.
Ancient & Modern Army Supplies
Lodge Cottage, Toll bar,
Ph: 01633 450 686
Suppliers of high quality fully painted miniature armies and battle groups. Let us take the pain out of getting your new army onto the table top, just give us an army list and we'll do the rest. Don't forget to order your Baggage Camp too!
Artizan Design is a UK based manufacturer of 28mm high pewter figurines. Ranges include Dark Ages, WW1, WW2, Pirates, Wild West and Thrilling Tales (Pulp Gaming). Artizan Designs are available at Britcon from Dave Thomas
Casemate UK is fast becoming the leading military history publisher and distributor in the UK. Working with the best military history publishers in the business including Greenhill Books, Helion & Company and Chatham Publishing, together with our own highly acclaimed publishing Casemate UK is the one-stop-shop for all your military history needs.
PO Box 9298,
Mark Copplestones Copplestone Castings produce high quality 28mm ranges for various periods including Future Wars, Gangsters, "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang", Darkest Africa, WW1, "The Back of Beyond" Central Asia 1918-26, and "High Adventure" ranges. Copplestone Castings are available at Britcon from Dave Thomas
Crusader Miniatures produce an extensive range of 28mm figures for Ancient, Dark Ages, Medieval, 7YW, WW2 and other periods. Crusader Miniatures are available at Britcon from Dave Thomas
1 Ada Street
Ph: 0775 337 8684
Cuirassier Books - HISTORY AND MORE. Cuirassier supply second hand & out-of-print books, and are specialists in military and general history, classic fiction, JRR Tolkien. I also offer a sourcing service for rare books. Find me at Huddersfield Open Market (Tuesday), Hebden Bridge Antiques Centre, and regional Book and Antique Fairs
Curteys Miniatures / 1st Corps
Ph: 01405 860094
Curteys 28mm (25 mm toe to eye) pewter and resin cast models for gamers and collectors. Our current ranges include Sung Dynasty Chinese, Mongol conquest, The "Terracotta Army" of Chin (Qin) China, Early Han Chinese, Shang/Zhou Chinese, Tibetan and Samurai. We now also have a range of resin fortifications and buildings.
Dave Lanchester Books
Dave Lanchester Books supply a range of military themed books for wargamers and collectors.
We will be exhibiting ranges from Perry Miniatures, Crusader Miniatures, Artizan Designs, Wargames Foundry (limited range), Great War Miniatures, Immortal Miniatures, Rif Raf Miniatures, Copplestone Castings, Woodbine Design Co plus a full range of the latest plastic figures from Perry, Wargames Factory, Warlord Games, Victrix Games and Valiant. Contact us by email for advance orders or to reserve stock for collection at the show.
The Dice Shop Online
Europes largest volume retailer of dice, wherever you live, whatever games you play, we have what you need and you should expect nothing but the best service from our team. From Roleplaying to Wargaming, no one has a bigger range of dice. Visit us at www.thediceshoponline.com today!
Donnington MiniaturesLodge Cottage, Toll bar, Llangybi, Usk NP15 1PG
Ph: 01633 450 686
Check out our recently launched Donnington 'New Era' ranges, a collection of high quality 15mm metal miniatures for the connoisseur. Current releases include 100 Years war, Swiss, Low Countries and Baggage Camp. The much loved 'Original' Donnington ranges are also on display. Please pre-order for "post free" collection at the show.
Unit 1, Shannon Center
Ph: 01268 510151
We design and manufacture a vast range of 15mm and 25mm miniatures on-site at our factory/store in Essex to a very high standard as well as stocking the latest and greatest games & rulesets and gaming accessories, including terrain and paints.
Great War Miniatures
A range of highly detailed 28mm wargames miniatures depicting soldiers of the Great War by Dave Andrews and Aly Morrison. Great War Miniatures are available at Britcon from Dave Thomas.
PO Box 9713
Immortal Miniatures is a new company based in Nottingham producing 28mm metal figures designed by Stephen May and focusing on the Persian empires that dominated the Ancient Near East and Greece. Current ranges include Greeks & Persians 499-479BC, Assyrians & Babylonians 668-627BC. Immortal Miniatures are available at Britcon from Dave Thomas.
Instant Armies & Veteran Miniatures
Wayne Ph: 07758 451853 web: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dene Ph: 01283 214891 web: email@example.com
New and 2nd hand figures, most scales and periods. Painted and unpainted. 50,000 figures always in stock. Buildings, terrain and a selection of books and magazines. A comprehensive range of flags in 15mm & 25mm. Official stockist of Flames of War range. Painting service available
Kerr & King
Kerr&King are a well-established company specialising in high detail resin castings for miniature war gamers. Perhaps best know for their often copied but never bettered FoW style scenic bases they also produce an excellent range of buildings in a range of scales as well as range of Fantasy and SF bases
Lesleys Bits Box
We are pleased to announce our 3rd year at Britcon. This year adding Wings of War and Sgts Mess to our present range of New and Secondhand Games Workshop products. Our New Games Workshop products remain at 15% off RRP. To avoid disappointment e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your pre-orders.
Unit 4 The Business Centre
Morgans Vale Road
Home of over 8,000 products! Ranges include 10mm Napoleonic & Ancients, 15mm Biblical to Napoleonic (FOG battlegroups and armies available), 25/28mm Ancients, 1:285 GHQ, Hallmark & GHQ ships, JR Miniatures scenery and accessories such as bases, rules, shield transfers & paints. Feel free to pre-order to ensure you get what you need at the show.
49 Ryle Street,
Selling highly detailed flags from 14 different conflicts and dozens of countries in either plain or effect print, and printed onto either plain or self adhesive paper on a colour laser printer in 3 different sizes, 6mm, 15mm, or 25mm. Also quality card scenery buildings and a small selection of military books.
Pireme Publishings flagship product is Miniature Wargames magazine, a colour monthly packed with articles on wargaming historic battles, practical tips for gaming and all the latest hobby news. The magazine is available from branches of WH Smith nationwide and all good hobby shops but you can save a substantial sum on the cover price by subscribing. Miniature Wargames are Sponsors of Britcon 2009
Osprey Publishing is the leading publisher of illustrated military history books. With a library of over 1,500 titles covering conflicts from ancient times to the modern day, Osprey continues to cover interesting and eclectic military topics for wargamers, modellers and historians. Come by our stand to see our latest releases
Perry Miniatures is run by well known 28mm sculptors Alan & Michael Perry. Formely with Foundry the Perry brothers day job is with GW. They currently offer 12 ranges, Samurai, AWI, Agincourt to Orleans, Border Reivers, ECW, Napoleonic Brunswick, Napoleonic Dutch/Belgians, Napoleonic Peninsular( 40mm),ECW Scots, Crusaders & Muslim Armies. Perry Miniatures are available at Britcon through Dave Thomas.
Products for Wargamers
2 Church Street,
Ph: 07878 877619
Products for Wargamers provides quality wargames products. Ranges include pre-made terrain, figure carrying cases and foams,'NEW' MDF bases, plastic and steel bases, dice and counters, measuring sticks, magnetic basing, trees, palm trees. We offer discounts for pre-orders to be collected at the show.
Rif Raf Miniatures Limited.
72 Oswald Avenue
Rif Raf are a manufacturer of quality 28mm white metal figurines for collectors and wargamers alike. Our premier range/period covers the Spanish Moroccan Rif War in the 1920s.The sculptor is the highly regarded Richard Ansell. We also have on board Griffin Moulds Ltd, a specialist in the field of mould and casting production. Rif-Raf Miniatures are available at Britcon from Dave Thomas.
Skytrex's high quality white metal 15mm & 1/200th WW2 vehicles will be available at Britcon 2009 to "order in advance and collect at show" from Essex Miniatures. For a complete listing of WW2 vehicles and to place your advance order visit the "Accessories" catalogue on the Essex Miniatures website at www.essexminiatures.co.uk
Slitherine is a privately funded publishing and development company delivering history-based products to the widest possible audience. Slitherine's main focus is it's videogames, however Slitherine is also involved with book publishing, internet, and consultancy. Slitherine works with partners including HISTORY, MILITARY HISTORY, Horrible Histories, Osprey, Scholastic, Casemate Publishing and many others delivering the best blend of historical accuracy and entertainment.
Valiant Miniatures produce high quality 1/72 scale injection moulded plastic figure sets for gamers, modellers and collectors. They are hard plastic figures, manufactured in polystyrene, allowing the figures to be easily glued and painted. Additional heads, optional arms and equipment (such as backpacks and weapons) are provided for simple conversions and adding variety. Valiant Miniatures are available at Britcon through Dave Thomas
See entry for "Instant Armies & Veteran Miniatures"
Cumbria LA9 5DT
Ph: 01539 724415
Victrix manufacture 28mm hard plastic British and French Napoleonic figures for the Peninsular & Napoleonic Wars. By engaging sculptors and toolmakers at the top of their profession we are able to manufacture authentic and highly detailed plastic figures using traditional tooling methods to ensure the detail is crisp and well defined. Victrix Figures are available at Britcon through Dave Thomas
Wargames Factory produce a range of hard plastic 28mm figures in multi-part kits to allow collectors a vast choice in assembling and converting their models. The figures are designed to combine quick and easy construction with many choices as to pose and equipment. Wargames factory are available at Britcon through Dave Thomas.
24-34 St. Marks Street,
Covering almost all periods, Foundry offer a vast range of high quality 28mm tall hand cast metal models in a traditional lead-tin alloy, for modellers, gamers, collectors, diorama builders and painters. Foundry are available at Britcon through Dave Thomas.
28mm Imperial Romans, Barbarians, 30YW and ECW in hard plastic, Bolt Action Miniatures 28mm WW2. With over 40 years worth of experience in the wargaming industry between us we think we know great games and miniatures when we see them, and we think you won't be disappointed with what we are bringing you! Warlord Games are available at Britcon through Dave Thomas.
29 Biggin Street
Leics LE 11 1UA
Ph: 01509 235 505
We are a friendly games shop specialising in wargames and boardgames. At Britcon we will be stocking WW2 from Battlefront (Flames of War), and ECW ad other historical ranges from Renegade Miniatures, Victrix, Warlord Games and Perry Miniatures. Advance orders for collection received before 10/8/09 qualify for a 10% discount
The Woodbine Design Company
Unit 8, Briar Close Business Park
The Woodbine Design Company (TWDC) is a brand of Gripping Beast, and release figures that you wouldn't necessarily associate with GB. TWDC ranges are either 'sponsored' by GB, such as the WW1 Gallipoli & Palestine ranges, or 'championed' by a sculptor, such as Rob Baker's SciFi Marines. TWDC figures are available at Britcon through Dave Thomas