Is there a Blitzkrieg weekend being planned?

Is there a Blitzkrieg weekend being planned?

Postby MadAboutArmour » 02 Aug 2017

I was wondering if another Blitzkrieg weekend game was being planned in the Uk this year?

Any info gratefully received as they are so much FUN.

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Re: Is there a Blitzkrieg weekend being planned?

Postby Greebs » 03 Aug 2017

I heard Andy Tutton muttering about something Blitzkrieg themed before Christmas during the Bovvy weekend - I assume that'll be down at Entoyment in Poole, based on past events...
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Re: Is there a Blitzkrieg weekend being planned?

Postby Piers » 03 Aug 2017

I'm going to run a campaign weekend in Ireland next year... just need to sort a venue.

Will be either Blitzkrieg or Overlord.
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Re: Is there a Blitzkrieg weekend being planned?

Postby Chris S » 03 Aug 2017

Piers wrote:Will be either Blitzkrieg or Overlord.


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Postby jfariahitech » 03 Aug 2017

Piers wrote:I'm going to run a campaign weekend in Ireland next year... just need to sort a venue.

Will be either Blitzkrieg or Overlord.


Hummmm!
Sounds interesting, maybe!...
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Re: Is there a Blitzkrieg weekend being planned?

Postby Piers » 03 Aug 2017

Chris S wrote:
Piers wrote:Will be either Blitzkrieg or Overlord.


:-(


Or Hungary... ;)
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Re: Is there a Blitzkrieg weekend being planned?

Postby Greebs » 03 Aug 2017

I'm okay with... all three of those.

Will need a bit of notice for Blitz though. Hopefully avoid repeating the disaster that was my DAK project for Bovvy >_>
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Re: Is there a Blitzkrieg weekend being planned?

Postby Piers » 03 Aug 2017

Oooo... desert...
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Re: Is there a Blitzkrieg weekend being planned?

Postby Ray » 03 Aug 2017

Piers wrote:I'm going to run a campaign weekend in Ireland next year... just need to sort a venue.

Will be either Blitzkrieg or Overlord.

Myself and Phil hope to be at this one when we know the dates.
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Re: Is there a Blitzkrieg weekend being planned?

Postby Chris S » 03 Aug 2017

Piers wrote:
Chris S wrote:
Piers wrote:Will be either Blitzkrieg or Overlord.


:-(


Or Hungary... ;)


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Re: Is there a Blitzkrieg weekend being planned?

Postby Piers » 03 Aug 2017

It's finding a venue that doesn't cost a fortune that's the issue... :(

Hobbyden don't have space for 10 tables.
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Re: Is there a Blitzkrieg weekend being planned?

Postby Greebs » 03 Aug 2017

I don't think there are many hobby stores that don't cater strongly for the CCG market that do...
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Re: Is there a Blitzkrieg weekend being planned?

Postby ColonelBob » 05 Aug 2017

Here in Luxembourg I could organize a room for at least 10 tables for no cost.
But you all would have to come to Luxembourg.
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Re: Is there a Blitzkrieg weekend being planned?

Postby Fire at Will » 05 Aug 2017

We have a venue in Chester that is already booked for the first weekend of every month. Given it's a hangar we can easily fit you in and we now have quite a number of battlegroup players.
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Re: Is there a Blitzkrieg weekend being planned?

Postby MadAboutArmour » 07 Aug 2017

Sounds a good idea. How would we go about setting one up?
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Re: Is there a Blitzkrieg weekend being planned?

Postby Brodir » 08 Aug 2017

the venue is a good start, but you still need 10-15 tables (6 x 4 usually) and then the terrain to fill them. Hence we could do the desert and eastern front, but western front is far harder. Players can bring stuff, but most struggle to get forces ready, let alone terrain as well. If players are bringing it, then you need set-up time, which is usually friday before, but would end up being saturady morning (it takes a while to do 10+ tables).

It's the logistics of getting everything together.

We'll defo do another at Bovvy next year, maybe desert again (but later, Tunisia maybe). Up to Andy on that though.
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Postby Piers » 08 Aug 2017

My problem in Ireland is the opposite... :grin:

We have the terrain to do ten Normandy tables, but no venue!

A venue also needs to be close and secure to the players location. I've been looking into hotels out of season rates and it would require a player to stump up at least €200 to cover their hotel room and room hire. That's without food, travel, extra night stay... or any charge for the event.

So it gets quite pricey fast. :cry:
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Re: Is there a Blitzkrieg weekend being planned?

Postby Ray » 08 Aug 2017

We found the exact same up North as well mate, it was impossible to get a venue for the club we had,let alone a place for a show.we had to take a table at thhe Railway modelling show,they had the money to rent a hall for two days and still do. The problem is Hotels are all geared up for Weddings and as such their prices are based on that as well,so the costs do mount up very fast. Scout halls are almost non existent,there are some but not as many as in England. The culture in Ireland is totally different than in England and so everything is ran differently. That makes getting large venues for wargaming events very difficult,unless it is small. :roll:

It is ok for myself and Phil to travel down it will only take a couple of hors as we live in the North,but with flights etc ouch,the costs will soar.
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Re: Is there a Blitzkrieg weekend being planned?

Postby MadAboutArmour » 08 Aug 2017

Fire at Will wrote:We have a venue in Chester that is already booked for the first weekend of every month. Given it's a hangar we can easily fit you in and we now have quite a number of battlegroup players.


Is there any terrain available, and if so, how many 6 * 4 tables would it cover?

thanks

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