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WD3 in East Anglia 2014.

Postby Tim Hall » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:50 pm

Ok chaps, the venue is booked and deposit paid.

Dates: Friday 3rd October to Sunday 5th October 2014. Usual drill Friday we meet and have a curry, and play starts on Saturday morning.

Venue: The Crown Hotel Framlingham, in the Old Stables, their refurbished function room.

We have access to the venue room from 0700 onwards, on both Saturday and Sunday. There is a possibility of access on Friday evening on the proviso that there is no function booked that day. The room has plenty of light, and sufficient tables for our needs and can be secured. (Friday access for getting tables up etc can be confirmed nearer the date). I have reserved 3 twin and 3 double rooms, and the 1 single. Although there are other rooms available. (If people wish to share I will leave it to you to sort out your various roommates.)

These will be held for me until 6 weeks before the dates of the weekend or until they are booked by players coming to the event. The rooms are reserved for the three nights. Cost of the function room will be £300.00 for the weekend to be divided equally amongst those attending, so obviously the more of us there are the cheaper it will be.

I am posting links for the hotel and holiday cottage very close by as follows:

http://www.framlinghamcrown.co.uk/

http://www.thecottageatfram.co.uk/

Link to Caravan site for Levied Troop:

http://www.outandaboutlive.co.uk/campsi ... p6286.html

I will post any other accommodation info as I get it, and if required.

As to games or game, well, I thought we could debate that on this thread.

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Re: WD3 in East Anglia 2014.

Postby levied troop » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:49 pm

I’ll start the games debate (dons melon helmet and renews the tin foil).

The possibilities are:
One big game for everybody; or,
A largish game for most and 2-3 small games; or,
4-6 smallish games
Tim – you may need to state the size of the room?

I think it might need to be done in a couple of stages – but all comments welcome.

First phase – what’s feasible? Potential organisers need to PM a responsible adult with details – to wit:
Period
Scale
Basing – single figure/multiple figure/doesn’t matter options
Rules
Number of players possible – minimum to maximum
Length of play – will it take half a day, full day, both days?
Figures – provided or paint your own – how many/size of unit?
Size of table - 4x4, 30x6 or Suffolk?

By ‘organiser’ I’m assuming it’s someone who:
A. can set a scenario – it might be a detailed, complex, pre-game map-based system or it might be ‘you start on that side and they’ll start on this side’,
B. has sufficient figures/terrain to get the game started - we can do a game where the organiser provides all figures, or where there are some start-up figures and everyone else who volunteers to play brings their own units. Terrain is perhaps more important for the organiser - we can probably find enough suitable terrain between all of us, but organisers should identify how they are going to source the terrain before putting forward their idea,
C. can act as umpire – this probably depends on the type of game, in my view organisers can be players but someone will need to resolve disputes/handle hidden moves/surprise units. However WD3’ers are gentlemen enough to handle their own rules decisions generally,
D. herds the cats for their game.

There’s nothing to stop organisers offering more than one game, but need to bear in mind that they might only be able to handle one game on the day.

So, I’d suggest we collate these, we can then run a poll with descriptions of the games and people can vote for what they’d play. I think we might need several rounds of voting to arrive at the final selection. For example, if 10 games are offered and the venue only handles 6, then the last two in the poll are dropped and we go to a second round, where the last two are dropped again and we are left with 6. That at least allows people to shift their vote around according to their preference (there you go Peeler, you wanted AV :d ).

Equally, an organiser might offer three potential games but only be able to run one on the day, the voting round then aims to eliminate the least popular games. I suspect we might need moderator help to make the rounds clear without clogging up the threads.

I’ll volunteer for ‘responsible adult’ role as long as no-one invokes the Trades Description Act. But before we get down to that, any comments on the approach?
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Re: WD3 in East Anglia 2014.

Postby Essex Boy » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:51 pm

You're a fine fellow Mr Hall and no mistake.

I've nabbed the single room already.

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Re: WD3 in East Anglia 2014.

Postby Buff Orpington » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:57 pm

Billy No Mates
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Re: WD3 in East Anglia 2014.

Postby Essex Boy » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:02 pm

Well done LT.

You are sooooooo going to regret volunteering. I give it a week before your hair turns grey.

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Re: WD3 in East Anglia 2014.

Postby Buff Orpington » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:08 pm

Many thanks Tim, thanks also to LT for volunteering to knit fog.
While my own preference would be to join in a big Imagi-nations (18th or 19th century would work) I could put together a simple Warmaster Ancients campaign. People would need their own armies though.
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Re: WD3 in East Anglia 2014.

Postby Essex Boy » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:09 pm

Buff Orpington wrote:Billy No Mates
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That's as maybe, but at least there's no chance I'll have to share a room with Peeler's WMD.
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Re: WD3 in East Anglia 2014.

Postby Essex Boy » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:10 pm

Buff Orpington wrote:Many thanks Tim, thanks also to LT for volunteering to knit fog.
While my own preference would be to join in a big Imagi-nations (18th or 19th century would work) I could put together a simple Warmaster Ancients campaign. People would need their own armies though.


Would that be 20mm ancient?
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Re: WD3 in East Anglia 2014.

Postby goat major » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:11 pm

Well the cottage has gone already :-(
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Re: WD3 in East Anglia 2014.

Postby Essex Boy » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:17 pm

Blimey, you've got to be quick haven't you! I think the hotel has a family room if that helps.

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Re: WD3 in East Anglia 2014.

Postby Tim Hall » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:34 pm

goat major wrote:Well the cottage has gone already :-(



Simon there was another cottage on the website which is in Wickham Market, which is only a ten minute drive from Fram.
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Re: WD3 in East Anglia 2014.

Postby Tim Hall » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:45 pm

Right regarding the venue. With the tables at our disposal and the space available I would think that there is the possibility of one largish game and two to three smaller games. The tables are in fact dining tables of varying sizes, for example there is one table there that could be used on it's own for a game. The ground space is not as large as Ayton granted, but is more than adequate to our needs.

As for games I can offer a menu of a large American Civil War game, but no imaginations element to it, I fancy doing a pure ACW battle. A British Colonial adventure, I'm thinking along the lines of a British Field Force advancing along a river line to encounter nasty natives, rescuing missionaries and possibly thwarting the machinations of dodgy foreigners from the other Great Powers, a good sized Normandy WWII scenario in 1/72, and various smaller skirmish games in 54mm.

I would like to play but would be quite happy to sort out the logisitics for my menu, might need some extra natives and people could supply the dodgy Euro trash for the colonial game, but otherwise I can manage the rest of that lot. The two larger games, namely the ACW and Colonial could easily last two days, and the others would fill a day quite happily.
Alternatively, I for one am quite drawn to the idea of a VBCW game where we each make up our own contingents on a play with what you bring basis.
There, thats my ten pennys worth.
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Re: WD3 in East Anglia 2014.

Postby Peeler » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:11 pm

EB, be aware that I can deploy a delayed WMD outside your door ....

All good ideas above, happy to play whatever is popular, I can offer a contingent for 18thC, 19thC, or can put on a self contained DBNapoleonic game for others to join in, could be a day long game or a half day game.
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Re: WD3 in East Anglia 2014.

Postby levied troop » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:31 am

Oi!

levied troop wrote:
I’ll volunteer for ‘responsible adult’ role as long as no-one invokes the Trades Description Act. But before we get down to that, any comments on the approach?


So, before the games get offered up, any comments on the approach (like need to know the game/s before I book now)? Give it until Monday and if it still stands, then I'll invite games suggestions by end of next week, then we'll get to the vote.

Look, I've got a project plan and everything :-)
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Re: WD3 in East Anglia 2014.

Postby Essex Boy » Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:20 am

I intend to approach from the south.

Edit - oh, I see, yes, I'm happy with your suggested approach.
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Re: WD3 in East Anglia 2014.

Postby goat major » Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:43 am

i vote for the cat's approach. Its the best approach i've seen so far.
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Re: WD3 in East Anglia 2014.

Postby world2dave » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:01 am

Good approach LT. Tim's game suggestions are already quite mouthwatering, and I look forward to EB's proposed 22mm extravaganza too. :-)
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Re: WD3 in East Anglia 2014.

Postby goat major » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:40 am

Essex Boy wrote:I intend to approach from the south.



which means you'll arrive from the east by landing craft
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Re: WD3 in East Anglia 2014.

Postby world2dave » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:45 am

You mean from the north west by kindly trucker who charitably stopped for his raised thumb when he overshot and got lost near Widnes.
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Re: WD3 in East Anglia 2014.

Postby Buff Orpington » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:53 am

Essex Boy wrote:
Buff Orpington wrote:Many thanks Tim, thanks also to LT for volunteering to knit fog.
While my own preference would be to join in a big Imagi-nations (18th or 19th century would work) I could put together a simple Warmaster Ancients campaign. People would need their own armies though.


Would that be 20mm ancient?

Well, I do 10-12mm on 40x20 bases. Would look a bit odd against 20mm.
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Re: WD3 in East Anglia 2014.

Postby Buff Orpington » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:56 am

LT's approach isn't quite a leopard crawl but I'll go with it.
Whatever the games I intend to be there as long as it isn't Superhero Cosplay.
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Re: WD3 in East Anglia 2014.

Postby Paul » Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:22 am

goat major wrote:
Essex Boy wrote:I intend to approach from the south.



which means you'll arrive from the east by landing craft


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