Whilst we can't claim to be quite as ambitious in our planning for the new campaigning season as Alexander was, the team here at BHGS Towers have been hard at work, with both Britcon and The BHGS Challenge now officially open for bookings.
This year The BHGS Challenge features tournaments for ADLG, DBMM (both in 15mm & 25mm) as well as FoGAM and MeG in 15mm, and again runs alongside UK Games Expo at the NEC over the weekend of 1-2 June. UKGE also features over 40 other miniatures and boardgame tournaments this year, including X-Wing, Blood Bowl and Star Wars Armada as well as a huge trade show, so there's plenty of opportunity to make this a weekend excursion for your entire club, whatever systems they are currently playing.
Britcon returns again to Manchester from 9-11th August, and continues to get bigger and better each year. For 2019 we have already locked-in competitions for ADLG, DBMM, FoGAM, MeG, MeGR, Epic Armageddon, Bolt Action, Sharp Practice and DBA and we hope to be confirming details of our first To The Strongest! and X-Wing events soon as well.
Finally we have exciting advance news of a brand new (mostly) team-format event we will be hosting this coming September in North London - the BHGS Historical Events @ The London GT. As those of you with interests outside the purely historical may already know the London GT is a large multi-ruleset event which has previously focused exclusively on GW-authored game systems. In 2019 the event expands into a great new venue, which has allowed us to add in some historical events to the LGT gaming roster. The majority of events staged under the BHGS banner will be for multi-player teams, in the process bringing back team-format competitions to their traditional autumn slot on the UK competition calendar.
This brand new event will take place over the weekend of 14th and 15th September at the Lee Valley Indoor Athletics Centre, in Edmonton, London N9 - the venue has over 500 free parking spaces on site, with rail connections nearby at Ponders End station, and the Underground to Tottenham Hale.
We will be running team events for FoG A/M, L'Art de La Guerre, Mortem et Gloriam, DBMM as well as individual competitions for Bolt Action and To The Strongest!, and the weekend will also play host to the inaugural Saga World Team Championship. We already have Tournament Packs available to download for many of the competitions on the BHGS website - full details and tickets will be released shortly, however this is another great opportunity to bring the historical and non-historical members of your club or group together for a weekend of gaming action.
As well as organising events ourselves, The BHGS website also features a comprehensive calendar of competitions, events and shows for the historical gaming community in the UK, which we endeavour to keep as updated as possible - it can be found online here. If you are running an event or show which is of interest to the UK historical gaming community and would like us to include it on the calendar please get in touch and we'll be happy to do so.
We look forward to seeing you across a gaming table - somewhere in the UK - in 2019 !
The BHGS Events Team
(PS - the full results from the recent Godendag 2019 event are now published on the BHGS website as well)