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The largest event in the BHGS calendar returns again to UMIST in Manchester over the Friday-Sunday of 8-10th August 2014
This booking form is for booking the Britcon Competitions. You can book advance tickets for the Britcon Trade show now as well (Competitors are already "in")
What To Look Out For in 2014?
Prices Frozen - astonishingly yes, after a solid 2013 we are now able to keep the entry prices for 2014 flat, for the third year running.
"this was a brilliant and really well run tournament" - Bolt Action player on wwpd
The return of the Britcon Fiver - we again are in a position to hand back £5 per player in the form of the very popular "£5 off any £10 purchase with any trader" deal we first introduced last year.
"Next year's Britcon is already on the calendar!" FoGAM player on Slitherine Forum
More Space -after a very well received 2013 edition we are adding one more room to Britcon, which will allow us to grow all of the existing periods including those which were new in 2013 "Saga" and "Bolt Action"
"Really friendly group of players made the weekend a lot of fun" -
FoW player on the Battlefront Forum
Retaining the 5- or 6-game option - admittedly not many people dropped a game, but those that did seemed to really appreciate it so we've retained options to drop either the the Friday or Saturday night's game in the larger gaming periods, and extended the principle to some of the others. You can confirm when you book how many rounds you are planning on playing in.
"Dropping 1 score from 6 worked well and unless I'm mistaken had the added benefit of nullifying submarining." -FoGAM player on Slitherine Forum
"Drop a Score" returns - This seemed to produce more decisive games, and a more relaxed atmosphere as well in 2013 so in the periods where players are able to drop a round we will again be working out the winners on the basis of their best 5 scores out of 6.
"all went well, a great event, which was smoothly run, so thanks to all. I'm definitely planning to be back next year" - DBMM player, Yahoo Group
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, but you are totally free to book and stay elsewhere if you wish - if you are prepared to walk 10 minutes we heard of hotels with rates as low as £17/night last year, so look around. If you do want to stay onsite there is be a separate booking portal to book the UMIST rooms which is on the BHGS website and live now
(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.
When & Where
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