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on: February 24, 2019, 15:51
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Guy's

Anyone interested?
Drop me a note on the forum and I can help Steve and Keith Manage numbers.
Cheers

Stu

Hi Stu,
please see below info for this years 'It Never Snows in September' wargaming get together. You can drop Keith a line if you fancy putting on a game or just to let him know you'd like to attend. I'll be putting on a version of Bob Cordery's 'The Portable Wargame' which I hope will be of interest to some. Hope to see you there.
TTFN,
Steve J.

I just wanted to confirm to you all that CWD 2019 is on, and planned for 1st September. Apologies to some of you on the mailing list with whom I have already been in touch, and for whom this is old news.

Cotswold Wargaming Day
10.00 - 17.00
Sunday 1st September 2019
Westwoods Community Centre
Northleach GL54 3QJ

I want to expand things a bit this year, and get more wargamers through the door and more games set up. I reckon we can fit in up to 10 games, but we need the attendees to play them! So I hope you will all be able to come back again, and please spread the word amongst your wargaming friends. This is an open invitation, so don’t hold back. This year it would be great to have a bustling hall full of friendly and enthusiastic gamers. Plus there will be plenty of chairs for grumpy and tired old gamers such as myself.

Those who might want to put on a game, let me know when you can. At the moment there is clearly no rush, but of course I will eventually need to know who wants what so I can plan the day.

Stuart Asquith is fully intending to be there again, and once again the Stuart Asquith Trophy will be presented to the best game. Most of you will know the name Phil Olley, and he is also planning to be there and put on a game. Once again I intend to have some side tables so that an exchange of wargaming goods and books can take place.

Put the date in your diaries. As last year, expect a few updates and reminders as spring and summer wear on.

With best wishes, Keith.

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on: February 24, 2019, 18:22
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Stuart, is it the sort of event we can put on a cruel Seas game. If so I could be interested.

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on: February 25, 2019, 19:31
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It might do.
Here's a couple of links.
https://keefsblog.blogspot.com/2019/02/cotswold-wargaming-day.html

A review of last year.
http://notjustoldschool.blogspot.com/2018/09/classic-collections-do-battle-at.html

I have not been before but STeve came to the first Lardy day and we have been in touch over e-mail for a number of years.
They look to be quite a traditional bunch 🙂

Regards
Stuart

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on: March 3, 2019, 08:33
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Morning all.
I will drop keith and the gang down at the Cotwolds and say yes to a game and around 4 of us.
Cheers
Stu

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Talk to you Sunday about it.
Regards
Chris.

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Guy's the latest update from the Keith at the Cotswold Gaming day.
I have volunteered to run a Haiti game - any takers to come along and I will drop Keith a line with numbers.
Cheers
Stu

Subject: Cotswold Wargaming Day 2019

Hi everyone,

Cotswold Wargaming Day
10.00 - 17.00
Sunday 1st September 2019
Westwoods Community Centre
Northleach GL54 3QJ

An update for you all on the above event. Some new gamers have come forward, so my plans for an expanded event in 2019 appear to be bearing fruit. At the moment I have offers for 8 games:

Roy - 19th century action in Mexico
Jon - WW2
Willz - SYW
Bruce - something interesting!
Steve J - WW2 Steve? or SYW?
Shaun - ‘Liberdy’, a Wild West game
Phil - 'Sawmill Village'
Stuart S - Haiti 1792

Firstly, if I’ve got any of the games wrong, or those listed don’t want to put on a game, etc., just let me know. 8 games seems a nice round number and should be plenty to keep us occupied, but if anyone else has a burning wish to put a game on, let me know as well.

A number of folks have mentioned they will be bringing along friends - thank you all. Please continue to spread the word and feel free to give out my email address to anyone who might be interested.

Last year we had 5 games amongst 18 gamers - that’s 3.6 gamers per table. I think a higher ratio would be better, at least 4 gamers per table, and more if possible. In my opinion, more gamers per table would give a more fluid and easy-going event, where you wouldn’t find yourself tied to one game all morning or all day, and people could find time to circulate and chat rather than just play. Only yesterday it was suggested to me we could have a kind of ‘speed dating’ thing going - 30 minutes at a game then change over! Anyway, this year, it’s ‘the more the merrier’. With 8 games I’d like to get at least 30 gamers along.

Those who attended last year will remember the side room, which remained unused. This year I intend to use this space for the book/figure/wargaming stuff exchange that was so popular last year, along with Chris Gregg’s display of military art. Not any kind of formal bring and buy, of course, but a chance to clear some space from your wargaming storage, and refill it with someone else’s stuff.

As last year, expect free tea and coffee and plenty of biscuits. I recommend you bring your own picnic/sandwiches/packed lunch as the cafe in Northleach isn’t open on Sundays, and the town centre is a good 15 minutes walk away. Bruce, I’m looking forward to some more caviar this year. A glass of something bubbly would be great to go with it. No pressure.

Keep in touch everyone.

Best wishes, Keith.

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on: June 14, 2019, 21:06
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I'll be up for that Stu.

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on: August 11, 2019, 16:07
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Gents here's the latest from Keith?
I shall be hosting a game, but it reads like people are free to move around games during the day.
I can cover up to 4 people.
Can I get numbers so I can go back to them?
Cheers
Stu

COTSWOLD WARGAMING DAY
The Westwoods Centre
Bassett Road
Northleach
Gloucestershire GL54 3QJ

Sunday 1st September 2019, 10.00 - 17.00
(Doors open from 08.30)

Hi again everyone,

Not long now until the 1st September, so this is a final reminder with details of the arrangements.

The Games
No change to the games as per the last email:

Roy - 19th century action in Mexico
Jon - WW2 Battlegroup Panzergrenadier
Willz - SYW
Bruce - Air Wargame, ‘Bombing Berlin'
Steve J & Dave - Crimean War, Bloody Big Battles
Shaun - ‘Liberdy’, a Wild West game
Phil - 'Sawmill Village'
Stuart S - Haiti 1792

Thanks to all these gentlemen for bringing over their games. Let me know if I have the wrong info, and gents, if you could confirm your attendance and how big a table you need that would be very helpful. The usual 6’ x 2’ folding tables will be available, along with a full size table tennis table if anyone wants to use it. The centre will be open from 08.30 for the setting up of games.

The Centre
Unfortunately the side room I wanted to use is not available, as it will be dressed for filming by the BBC on Monday - a new series of ‘This Country’ is being prepared. Nevertheless, there is plenty of room in the main hall for all the games, and we have permission to use the entrance hall if we need it for the ‘wargame exchange’. The latter will be a set of tables for any stuff (books, figures, terrain) you want to give away, sell, swap or generally get rid of. All very informal. Gregg, there will of course also be room for your artwork display.

The kitchen will be fully available, with microwaves and conventional ovens, washing up facilities, etc. Free tea and (instant) coffee plus the all-important biscuits will also be provided. I recommend you bring along your own lunch, as the cafe in the town is closed on Sundays and getting to the shop and back will be a half-hour expedition.

I request a voluntary £5 contribution to cover costs. People were very generous last year and I was able to donate a £25 cash excess to the Children’s Air Ambulance, which is based at my place of work (Oxford Airport).

Directions
The centre is located at the east end of the town, serving an area of modern housing. Please note that the Cotswold Hall located in the town centre is not the venue.

Coming into the town from the west, drive through the market square and carry on until you reach the modern housing at the east end of the town. Just before the houses run out take the right turn into Bassett Road. Carry on down the hill for a couple of hundred yards until the road bends to the right, and the centre is on your left.

Coming into the town from the east, pass the town sign and after a small development of new houses take the left turn into Bassett Road.
Carry on down the hill for a couple of hundred yards until the road bends to the right, and the centre is on your left.

Parking is free and there are plenty of spaces.

Prizes!
Once again there will be 5 prizes of wargaming-related books on offer (Best Game, Best Scenario, Best Figures/Models, Best Terrain and Most Gentlemanly Wargamer), plus Roy and Matthew will be passing on the Stuart Asquith Trophy to the 2019 winner of Best Game. This year there should be 8 games so competition will be intensified!

Other Stuff
I give the opening time as 10.00 so as not to scare off those sensible people who like a lie in on a Sunday. This allows for everything to be got ready, but anyone who wants to pitch up from 08.30 onwards is very welcome to do so. Get a tea or coffee, have a chat and maybe help out with setting up if you feel able.

Last year we had 18 gamers present. This email is going out to 25 people, and I believe there are a number of friends and associates coming who are not actually on the list. The event has been advertised on the BHGS website so we might get some people just turning up. I reckon 25-30 people should be there, and if we get over 30 in attendance I will be every pleased indeed. Keep putting the word out - anyone interested in wargaming is welcome.

On the day, I encourage everyone to circulate, have a good chat with as many people as possible, and experience as many games as you can. If you are putting on a game, please be inclusive and invite others to join in if you feel at all able.

Don’t forget to bring along that wargaming stuff that you want to dispose of.

I am very much looking forward to seeing so many old friends on the day, and to meeting a whole lot of new faces as well. See you soon!

All the best, Keith.

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on: August 23, 2019, 21:58
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After a run through on Sunday we are good to go for the Cotswold game.
Room for 4 players but ready Keith's note it feels like we can all move around on the day 🙂
Cheers
Stu

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