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Britcon 2013, 9-11 August, UMIST, Manchester

The British Historical Gaming Society

Friday, 9 August 2013 at 18:00 - Sunday, 11 August 2013 at 17:30 (BST)

Britcon 2013, 9-11 August, UMIST, Manchester

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Bolt Action Tournament
The Bolt Action tournament is being supported by the team at Warlord Games, who will be including Britcon as one of the "qualifying" events in the national series of Bolt Action Tournaments, culminating in a very special Bolt Action event to be held at Warlord Games Towers later in the year. The basic format is as follows: - Friday Night - Short format "pickup" games - Saturday - 4 full games (mixed points sizes) - Sunday - 3 full games (mixed points sizes) See the Competitor Entry pack on the BHGS website for more details. Lists and any questions to Gary at gazbetts@gmail.com
2 Tickets Ended £50.00 £0.00
15mm FoW (Late War)
LW 1750 points (Details TBC) 72" by 48" tables This competition is a stand-alone event but also forms the third leg of the 2013 BHGS Early/Mid/Late War three-parter running across The Challenge and Roll Call. List Checker James Hammy Hamilton, hammy@the-rivebank.net
1 Ticket Ended £50.00 £0.00
Saga - "The Epic Saga"
Bring 1 or 2 warbands (your choice!), there will be single and multiplayer games using scenario's published prior to the date of the event, plus maybe some extra's brand new bespoke "Britcon Special's" as well... Be warned... ! See the BHGS website for some of the units who might end up joining your faction, and which you could end up taking home! Organiser, Tom Frankland tfrankland@gmail.com
Sold Out Ended £50.00 £0.00
15mm FoG Medieval
15mm Medieval: FoG V2.0, 800 points, armies after 1066 AD, 60" by 40" tables. List Checker Andy Ellis andyellis.ellis@gmail.com
Sold Out Ended £50.00 £0.00
15mm FoG Ancients
15mm FoG V2.0, armies up to 1066 AD, 72" by 48" tables. List checker Andy Ellis, andyellis.ellis@gmail.com
Sold Out Ended £50.00 £0.00
400 AP Open DBMM Competition. List checker Jonathon Smith, jon.smith_uk@yahoo.com
Sold Out Ended £50.00 £0.00
15mm FoG Renaissance
FoG Renaissance, plus any clarifications/corrections published on the Slitherine website prior to the event. 800 AP armies, period TBC Umpire/List Checker - Richard Bodley-Scott rbs@byzant.demon.co.uk
Sold Out Ended £50.00 £0.00
FoG Napoleonic
15mm Napoleonic 900 points (corrected here from 800 on 9/7/13) - All published books, 72" by 48" tables List Checker/Organiser/Umpire Terry Shaw terryshaw@btinternet.com
Sold Out Ended £50.00 £0.00
Epic Armageddon
4000 points from any list on http://www.epic-uk.co.uk/wp/army-lists/ List Checker/Umpire Steve Gullick / Dave Bartley : Lists to tournaments@epic-uk.co.uk
1 Ticket Ended £50.00 £0.00

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Event Details

The largest event in the BHGS calendar will be returning to the now-familiar surroundings of UMIST in Manchester over the Friday-Sunday of 9-11th August 2013

Accommmodation in the University is now available to book via this link

This booking form is for booking the Britcon Competitions.

You can book advance tickets for the Britcon Trade Show here 

What To Look Out For in 2013? 

New Periods - including a 10+ game "Epic Saga" competition for the runaway success that is the Saga ruleset, as well as the debut of  "Bolt Action" 

 New 5- or 6-game option - we've listened to your pathetic whining, sorry, feedback about how unwelcome Britcon's two late night games can sometimes be, and so in 2013 you can choose to drop the Friday or Saturday night's game in the larger gaming periods, or still play all 6 rounds. You just need to let us know when you book how many rounds you are planning on playing in, but we are sure many of you will just be grateful to have the choice this time around


Prices Frozen - we know there is a recession out there, so through careful negotiation with the venue there will be no increase in entry fees in 2013. The Britcon entry fee also remains the same no matter how many games you choose play, 


Accomodation still optional - We've negotiated some great rates at UMIST for a variety of standards of rooms - all still in stumbling distance of the venue and bar as usual. To be honest we'd like as many people to stay in UMIST accommodation as it helps keep the venue happy with us as tenants, but you are totally free to book and stay elsewhere if you wish. There is a separate booking portal to book the UMIST rooms that you will be taken to once you confirm your Britcon entry. 


No "2nd Class Gaming Rooms" We will keep everyone in the two main gaming rooms - and if we sell out, we will only go into the nice rooms, not the pokey impossible to find ones upstairs ... so no-one gets to feel like they are treated as a 2nd class citizen this year. This may well mean we end up turning people away if we sell out, so make sure you book early as places are limited! 

(and here's the technical small print stuff)


Entry to the competition is regarded as acceptance of the BHGS’s competition rules (available on this website). Admission to any BHGS tournament is at the sole discretion of the organisers and their decision on all matters is final. If any entrant breaches these rules, causes disruption during the competition or causes or threatens to cause damage to property at the venue, the BHGS’s representative on the day will be entitled in his or her absolute discretion to require that player to leave the competition and the venue immediately, without any refund.

Do you have questions about Britcon 2013, 9-11 August, UMIST, Manchester? Contact The British Historical Gaming Society
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When & Where

Barnes-Wallis Building
University of Manchester
Altrincham Street
Manchester England, M1 3NL

Friday, 9 August 2013 at 18:00 - Sunday, 11 August 2013 at 17:30 (BST)

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The British Historical Gaming Society

 The British Historical Games Society was created in 1996 to act as a body to further the advancement of the historical wargaming hobby. The BHGS runs several national competitions, assists with organising many others and has international links with other national and international wargaming organisations.

We are here to serve the tournament wargaming community as a whole. We are a ruleset agnostic, non-profit organisation and any surpluses made from our activities are ploughed back into facilitating and encouraging tournament wargaming wherever and whenever we can.

We organise the Challenge, Roll Call, Britcon and the BHGS Doubles each year and support a number of other events. For more details visit our website at www.bhgs.org.uk 

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Britcon 2013, 9-11 August, UMIST, Manchester
Manchester England Events Expo
The BHGS is registered with the Data Protection Agency and we hold details of our members and those who enter our events on a computerised database. By registering for Britcon you are giving the BHGS permission to use your details to provide you with information about Britcon 2013 and notify you of future BHGS events. Contact the BHGS if you do not wish us to use your contact details in this manner. If you are not already registered as a BHGS member, which is free, we invite you to do so now. We also provide free and / or subsidised entry to our events for under 18's and students to some of our events - contact the BHGS for specific details

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