Show Games for 2017

In 2017, Tring Wargames Club hopes to run a mix of Demo and Participation games at several local shows. This will be a bit of an adventure for most of us, as we have plenty of experience with demo games, but rather less with participation games. However, a couple of our members have hosted participation games for Lance and Longbow for many years, so we have plenty of advice at hand.

Confirmed Bookings and Games

Arnhem Bridge 18th Sept 1944 – Frost vs Graebner

This will be a participation game based on the first German assault on the north end of Arnhem Bridge on the morning of 18th Sept 1944, after its initial capture the afternoon before by British paratroops, during the opening phase of Operation Market-Garden.

It will feature the forces of Hauptsturmführer Viktor Gräbner’s 9th Reconnaissance Battalion of the 9th SS Panzer (Hohenstaufen) Division, and Lt. Col. John Frost's 2nd Battalion of the Parachute Regiment.

We ran this game on :
  • Sunday March 5th 2017 at the Overlord show, in Abingdon.

A Viking Raid on an Irish Village

This was a game that we first ran a few years ago, and was popular enough that we have decided to give it another airing. Although last time we ran this as a demo, we had people coming up and literally demanding to be allowed to play, so this time we will be running it as a participation game.

We ran this game on :
  • Sunday 28th May 2017 at the Vanquish show, in Bourne End, Bucks.

An American Civil War Skirmish Game

This will be a participation game.  The game is a skirmish scenario set on the early morning of July 2nd 1863, at the Sherfy Farm on the Emmitsburg Road, a couple of miles south of Gettysburg, using 54mm figures and a home-grown rule-set.

We ran this game on :
  • Saturday 6th May 2017 at the Campaign show, in Milton Keynes, Bucks.
  • Saturday 3rd June 2017 at the Ragnarok show, in Borehamwood, Herts.
  • Saturday 18th November 2017 at the Warfare show, in Reading, Berks.

We will add more information here as our show bookings are confirmed, so check back here later for details.

A Napoleonic Skirmish Game

This will be a participation game, using Osprey's Chosen Men rules.

We ran this game on :
  • Saturday 21st October 2017 at Gamesfest in Tring.

A Balkan Wars Skirmish Game

This will be a demonstration-cum-participation game. We have demonstrated this game at earlier shows, but this time we will be using the Osprey "The Men Who Would Be Kings" rules, which are proving themselves popular at our club.

We ran this game on :
  • Sunday 19th November 2017 at the Warfare show, in Reading, Berks. See a write-up of the occasion here.

We decided not to attend Colours at Newbury for 2017, as a club, although several individual members did visit. Since this is realistically well outside our catchment area, the club has decided that it would be more sensible to put the effort into our local shows, at  Vanquish and GamesFest.