Please note I will not be hosting any Public events from 31st January 2023. Nothing too drastic from our side, just need a break.

I’ll be providing updates when we’re back, here and on my social media platforms.

Thank you for all the custom and friendship this has brought me to date.

I look forward to seeing you all again soon, both new and old customers.

Calling all Generals, in the year of 2013 there will be a lot of activity concerning 1813 and it’s relevant anniversaries. However in 2014 there will also be a series of anniversaries and in preparation I wanted to offer an introductory campaign week. As this is an introductory it will all be offered at an introductory price. £250.00 for the whole week. That’s five and a half days gaming for the price of just over two and a half, so twice the value.

Prussian Horse Artillery deploy for action.

Figures by Connoisseur Miniatures available from Bicorne Miniatures.

If you fancy joining us just drop me a line on the contact forms or call me on 01256 323332 or 07867 943169 to reserve your Generals bivouac.

I will arrange the hotel for you, which is in addition to this offer and will be at the Hilton Basingstoke. This will lend only lend to the experience, relaxing with the other commanders as you discuss your strategy.

There are already bookings for this so don’e delay, it is on a first come first served basis!

Last weekend I had a bunch of Guys turn up to play “Modern” they used an adaptation of the Rapid Fire rule set, which was a great deal of fun! Over the course of the day, (they only played Sunday) they managed over 20 turns and a good deal of action. This ranged from the initial insertion of the airborne troops to destroy the two missile bunkers (to allow the air arm to support the attack), to tank to tank action and bayonet charges!

Set in the early 80’s as the USSR begins to fragment and Poland looks for independence the fighting involves “Free ” Polish, Nato, Peoples Polish Republic as well as their Russian supports. I won’t spoil it for now as the lads are going to do their own write up! Just for now here is a sample of what you can expect!

There will be a report from the guys very soon, I just couldn’t resist providing you all with a little snippet!

Here are some pictures from a game played here at the Wargames Holiday Centre earlier in the Year. The guys playing the game come from all around the country and meet at the Centre as it is a convenient spot and it allows them to play their favourite hobby!

As before I have all the photographs with titles if you hover your cursor over the image. Pictures paint a thousand words and all that stuff.


Nice figures from the Connoisseur Miniatures Range


Lovely Connoisseur and Bicorne Figures here predominantly.


Some of the best Connoisseur Figures.


Old Glory Limited edition from a long time ago!


More Connoisseur…


The above Portuguese have all been painted and tweaked by Doug Mason. The flags are all hand painted by the man as well!

This sees the Battle of Mockern and the neighbouring areas. The Russo Prussian forces under Blucher and the Army of the North take on the French Armee Corps with the opportunity of reserves coming out of the City. Can the French hold out against the aggressive attacks of the Allied commanders.

In late August 1813, Napoleon decided to order a general offensive to take Berlin, the Prussian capital, with the overall goal of knocking the Prussians out of the war. Marshal Oudinot’s corps advanced towards this objective along three separate roads. The fighting that took place on 23 August was essentially three isolated actions at Blankenfield, Grossbeeren, and Sputendorf. In each case the Allies prevailed and Oudinot retreated to Wittenberg. At this point Napoleon appointed Marshal Michel Ney to command.

Here is another 1813 – 2013 anniversary battle. A real hum dinger of an encounter Battle with Marshal Ney squaring up to Crown Prince Charles of Sweden (Marshal Bernadotte). Can you smash your way through or hang on as the Allies.

Here is a great opportunity to change or repeat the course of American history, the last time we played this at the Wargames Holiday Centre there was a resounding Confederate Victory.

So come one, come all to this most glorious of ACW battles, will you lead Hoods boys up and over the roundtop or will you play it out as George Meade and hold the Confederates off!