The latest set of official amendments for the V3 lists for Field of Glory: Ancients and Medieval, as well as an updated set of playing aids have now been uploaded to the BHGS website.
The end of year global MeG Rankings have now been posted on the BHGS website.
After its launch onto the competition scene at the 2016 BHGS Challenge, 2017 saw the first full year of MeG tournaments, during which 65 players took part in 13 ranked events held around the world, with 47 of these players being UK based.
At the end of the year, Alasdair Harley was the world's top-ranked MeG player with a maximum-possible ranking score of 85/85 and winning 8 out of the 9 events he entered - much to the relief of the UK FoG:R community !
The MeG Rankings are hosted on the Draco Standard website, where they are updated on a regular basis by Paul Cummins. The 9 ranking events held in the UK included all of the BHGS competitions, including 23 players at Britcon representing the largest MeG field of the year.
The end-of-year FoG:R Rankings have now been published on the BHGS website.
In 2017 there were 13 FoG:R competitions across the UK, attracting 72 players, including 13 with no 2016 ranking.
Thirty of these attended more than one event (some of them managing as many as 10!). In all there were 167 entries across all the competitions, making FoGR the 4th most widely played mass-battle ruleset featured in the BHGS roster in 2017.
Competition was fierce with the 17 first podium positions (when taking doubles and multi-pool events into consideration) split between 12 different players.
Congratulations to Keith Spedding for topping the rankings and Stephen Stead and Simon LeRay-Mayer for taking the other podium places.
The BHGS L'Art de la Guerre rankings have been updated to include results from all 27 events held across the UK in the last 12 months.
This includes Warfare, Virtus in Cardiff, The Scottish Open and the CLWC Invitational all of which took place in the last month.
The UK ADLG rankings now include 160 players, representing an increase of +60% over the course of 2017. More than 50 different clubs now have representatives in the rankings.
146 of these players also appear in the International ADLG Glicko-type rankings, as an ever-increasing number of UK events are now submitting their results to the international rankings system. Entrants to UK events now make up around 15% of the 957 currently active players worldwide listed in the L'Art de la Guerre International Ranking system.
(Main photo from Virtus in Cardiff, December 2017)
We've now kindly been supplied the results for a number of the historical periods played at Warfare this year, meaning that the 121 players of DBMM, L'Art de la Guerre, FoGAM, FoGR and MeG who took part can now find out their final standings on the BHGS website.
With only a couple of weeks to go before the "Knights in Shining Armour"-themed event at Warfare 2017, the almost-year-end FoGAM rankings have been released.
From the beginning of next year many of the events in the FoG calendar will start to morph into V3.0 competitions - the rankings will however continue uninterrupted irrespective of version played at each individual event.
Whether that will mean someone new usurps Dave Ruddock at the top of the pile is anyone's guess .. but probably many more people's fervent hope.
The latest L'Art de la Guerre UK rankings have just been released ahead of the record-breaking 46-strong field for the upcoming event to be held at Warfare in a couple of weeks time.
The past 12 months has seen 145 players take part in a grand total of 26 different L'Art de la Guerre competitions across the UK, including 13 overseas players from France, Spain Italy and the USA all participating within that total.
Almost all of the UK-based players now also appear in the rankings as part of the global Glicko-based system for ADLG.
V3.0 of the FoG AM rules is being published in September and will come with a new set of army lists,and revised costings for many troops types.
An updated excel-format army list builder has been released to support the new version, which is now available to download from the BHGS website
Both FoGAM and L'Art de la Guerre seasons run to Britcon each year, and we now have the final standings for both sets for the 2016-17 seasons.
Here's a picture of Dave moving faster than the eye can see at Britcon this year...
With the Britcon show just around the corner, we've picked out some highlights and offers for you to look out for from our traders this year:
Peter Dennis, author and artist for Helion Publishing's acclaimed range of "Battle For Britain" 19th century paper soldier books and games will be running an AWI demo game from the Helion stand on Saturday only. Peter's artwork has featured in many Osprey titles over the years, so no doubt you have some of his work on your bookshelf, so make sure to drop in and say "hi" and see the new AWI game in action as well.
Lesleys Bits Box will have brand new Games Workshop boxed models at 15% off RRP, as well as a large collection of Epic models which will be onsale at the show this year
Colonel Bills now stock the full range of the near-legendary AB Figures 18mm scale Napoleonics – unit packs only at the show I'm afraid, but still, wow! They also carry the complete EMP Games figure ranges – some extremely eclectic sci fi, fantasy and historical figures included as well as 4Ground, Flags of War, D'Arlo and Belt Fed Gaming items too…..how good is that??
KR Multicase will be running some show special offers – buy 3 or more Standard Card Cases – £1 GBP off of each one, 5 or more Standard Card Cases – £2 GBP off of each one. Buy any Kaiser or Aluminium Case and get a Standard Card Case for £15 GBP (Usual price £26.50 GBP).
Alan at Hoka Hey Wargaming will be launching another Border Reiver family and promoting their new range of resin terrain models.
Instant Armies will again be attending Britcon, which they tell us is one of their favourite shows of the year. This year they have 28mm and 15mm figures again painted and unpainted, as well as Team Yankee and FoW at great prices
Andy at Ainsty Castings will be at the show both playing in the Saga event and also exhibiting the full Ainstry range, as well as Gripping Beast Saga, Footsore Miniatures and the North Star ranges as well.
Dave Lanchester will have 100's of Osprey books on sale, all priced from just £5 GBP and some at 5 for £20. GBP This year Dave will also have a number of boardgames (vintage) dating from the 70/80s, as well as lots of rules (vintage/retro) from just £3. GBP
Asylum Wargaming are back agains this year, and sell West Wind Forged in Battle and War and Empire ranges. A great chance to buy yourself a new army with these new and existing ranges with a Britcon special offer of "buy 5 blisters get one free" (blisters at £10 GBP per pack).
Donnington/Ancients & Modern will be offering the Mortem et Gloriam ruleset at a discounted price of just £40 GBP at Britcon this year, with every purchase also getting a FREE MeG Card Holder as well!
Britcon also has a well stocked Bring & Buy – Britcon is great for a Bring and Buy with almost 200 players there all weekend giving maximum time for your stuff to be seen, and sold.
We also help you out by giving you the chance to complete your Bring & Buy entry form in advance – download it from our website to save time and see if you can cover the costs of your weekend's shopping by clearing out some long unused figures and models!
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