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Game Reports 2020

Gift of the Nile, February 2020 The theme for this year’s invitational competition was New Kingdom Egypt, featuring Bronze Age armies from Egypt and Syria.  The winner was Gavin Pearson, who took over the Early Libyans as a reserve when … Continue reading

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First Competition

FIRST COMPETITION –THE OTHER SHIELDWALL, 1997 Russ King and I decided to get into competitive DBM in late 1997; for some years I’d been completely immersed in work (you know, that stuff one has to do to bring in the … Continue reading

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Game Reports 2019

Vexillum, 19/20 October 2019 This competition featured 21 players in 12 teams, all with armies dated later than 1071 AD. Our army was one of three Anglo-Norman ones: Henry II commanded, with the Earls of Hertford and Norfolk and the … Continue reading

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Game Reports 2018

Vexillum 2018 The final round of the Doubles League took place in Frome on 13/14 October. The theme was Early Medieval, so all the armies were from the same era. Russ King and I again used Charlemagne’s army with Saxon … Continue reading

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Game Reports 2017

CLIMB BRITISH CAMP 2017 Fewer players than usual at Gavin Pearson’s 25mm competition in Herefordshire – we had eight lined up, but unfortunately one was taken ill and couldn’t play. To even the numbers, Duncan Thompson and Russ King teamed … Continue reading

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Game Reports 2016

CLIMB BRITISH CAMP 2016 For Gavin Pearson’s 25mm competition in the Herefordshire hills, I decided to take an army that would look nice but would probably not be very effective – Later Crusaders, 1191 AD.  Richard the Lionheart (the figure … Continue reading

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Game Reports 2015

CLIMB BRITISH CAMP, 28/29 NOVEMBER 2015 The 25mm competition organised by Gavin Pearson in Colwall, Herefordshire attracted ten players, two more than last year.  For the third successive year I took a Roman army, Marians led by Lucullus so all … Continue reading

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Pete Haines Reminisces

Pete Haines reminisces about the first SW Doubles League season, 1995 Thinking back to 1995 is getting to be quite a struggle but I remember a little about the doubles league. Teaming up with Neil Parsons was a natural really, … Continue reading

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Game Reports 2014

Climb British Camp 2014 Eight players for Gavin Pearson’s 25mm competition at Colwall in the Herefordshire hills. Six of the armies were dated between 300 and 50 BC, the outliers being Later Sargonid Assyrians and Later Swiss. I took Polybian … Continue reading

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Game Reports 2013

Climb British Camp, 2/3 November 2013  The second UK 25mm competition of the year was organised by Gavin Pearson at Colwall, nestling in the depths of the Herefordshire hills, and was very successful.  Eight players took part. I took Late … Continue reading

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