Historical gaming - 'The times they are a changing.'

2017-09-20 00:00:00

Bit of a change of tack with this entry.  No new items to pimp or updates to give.  No, I’m going to have a bit of a ramble about the state of the wargaming hobby as I see it.   It might go on a bit, but I hope that you’ll stick with it and let me know what you think on the Baccus forum.

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Some 20thC bits and pieces

2017-09-18 00:00:00

We've been filling in a few small gaps in the 20thC ranges ahead of the next full scale releases.   First off, we have a meaty 8" Howitzer for the Great War British:

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More Thirty Years War flags and some new scenic items

2017-09-04 00:00:00

Carrying on from where I left off last time I'm pleased to announce that we have four new Thirty Years War flag sheets on offer.

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What I did on my Holidays. Oh, and some TYW flags...

2017-08-15 00:00:00

I got wet, got whirled around, and got poorer.  On the other hand, had a great time with a very excited five year old let loose on a theme park.   There you go.

So back to work and it really is a case of landing with feet running as The Other Partizan show is coming up this weekend..   We'll be in our usual spot and be showing off some new items in the shape of the first releases from our new TYW flag sheets.


 

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Baccus goes on Holiday

2017-08-03 00:00:00

It's been a gruelling few months for us folk at Baccus Towers and we've decided to take a Summer break.    To that end, we will be closed from 4th August until 14th August.

While we are away sampling the hedonistic delights of the fleshpots of somwhere or other, (that translates as sheltering from a force 10 gale behind a windbreak on a forlorn seafront), no phone calls or emails will be answered.   The site shopping cart will still be functioning and we'll pick up the orders upon our return.

Right, I'm off to pack my bags...

 

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The Joy of Six 2017 – part 2

2017-08-01 00:00:00

 

With the dust settling on the first part of this report, it is now time to dive back into the depths of Sheffield Hallam’s stunning Heartspace atrium and have a look at the other games on display.  Thanks again to Nick Johnson for the photos.

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The Joy of Six 2017 part 1

2017-07-26 00:00:00

Sunday 16th July saw the annual gathering of 6mm gamers from all over the country (and the world) to make their pilgrimage to the Joy of Six 2017.  I would like to thank Nick Johnson for doing sterling work in taking the photographs that makes this report possible.

Once again we were able to make use of the wonderful Heartspace atrium giving the whole event a light and spacious feel while offering great opportunities for panoramic photographs and top-down shots of some of the wonderful wargames tables in evidence.

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New Releases: Great War Turks, WEC Cavalry and a bag. (Yes, a bag..)

2017-07-12 00:00:00

All the preparations for the Joy of Six has left us with little room to get new additions to the ranges out and on sale.  We haven’t been idle behind the scenes, and so here are some new offerings for your delight and delectation…

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JOS Featured Games - Lessies Moor and Salford 1642

2017-07-10 00:00:00

 

In this final preview of what to expect at the JOS17, we present, not one but two English Civil War actions.    To start proceedings we have what looks to be a wonderful Archers-themed offering from Andrew Brentnall:

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For those who have not yet seen the light...

2017-07-06 00:00:00

Regular visitors cannot really have avoided the fact that there is  a funny little show in Sheffield coming up in July called the ‘Joy of Six’.   Yes, a show all about 6mm miniatures.    Most of you reading this will be quite happy with the concept, but I'm sure you all know fellow wargamers who will be saying to themselves,  ‘So what?   How is that going to help me find the exact Vallejo paint needed to add the highlights on the eyebrows of my 1807 Vistula legion elites’?

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