Wednesday, 25 May 2016

The Joy of Wargaming and a Date For The Diary

After such an enjoyable weekend devoted to wargaming with like minded people it takes a bit of time to get it out of your system, I think we would all turn up again this weekend if asked even if it involved a forced march.

For many years I played one vs one games with WRG rules and after organising my game for the next Saturday I would peruse lists and dream up tactics every day until I met my opponent across the table, there was always an excitement and a slight tenseness in the stomach as I watched his army come out of the box and set up, wondering if I had chosen the right counters or put the terrain down to my advantage. I do play multiplayer games and this is normal for my ACW games or at the club, I also enjoy them, but with one on one you have no crutch to lean on and it is all down to you and how good a wargamer you are to get that elusive victory.

There are many reasons I enjoy the WAC gaming weekends, I get two days off to myself, no cares, no worries, I meet up with other players and I meet new people and old friends, I also get a chance to fight new armies all in a glorious full on two day bash, and above all I get a laugh and good comradeship while doing it.

The battles are always full of high drama, I have been ground into the dust by superior tactics and at times lost out to lucky or unlucky dice, or sent my opponents troops fleeing for the rear because they made a mistake or it was my turn to feel the love of the dice gods. Each game begins and ends with a handshake and is discussed with others, as they float by in between a quite period or later at the bar.

The next Gaming Weekend is already recruiting and the details are below, you can also find out about the group here.

War & Conquest Wargaming Weekend

Saturday and Sunday 12th – 13th November 2016

Coddington Village Hall
Main Street
Notts NG24 2PN

The themes of the weekend are the armies of the Dark Ages in the West, The Age of Warlords, The Armies and Enemies of Rome and the World of the Greeks  

·         2500 point armies from any Dark Age army that fought in Western Europe

·         2500 point armies from any Age of Warlords army

·         2500 point armies from any of the Republican, Caesarian or Early Imperial Roman armies or any of their enemies.

·         2500 point armies from the Greek City States, Spartans, Armies of Philip and Alexander or any of their enemies.

As long as 6 people want to play a particular campaign, we can run it. If you’ve got an idea for a different period, please let us know.

If you fancy a weekend of gaming and good company or just come along for the day, please get in contact with us via email at or telephone 07794908204.

Lunch is provided on both days.

The cost is £12.50p for the day or £25 for 2 days, payable in advance via Paypal to  


  1. My problem is that I never play one set of rules enough to learn them (or, perhaps, I am too stupid to understand them) let alone having anything close to any tactics (I am not really a gamer- I don't enjoy board games, for example). I used to get stressed going to Guildford Wargames club as the people there played every week and some even wrote rules (I think the author of Fields of Glory was a member). I much prefer the more relaxed atmosphere at Eric the Shed's!

    1. I also have given up with the stress although that is not the right word for me and my choice of games and my attitude now reflects that. I played Sharpe Practice last night and it is a non starter for me, more on that anon.