Everything which the enemy least expects will succeed the best. - Frederick the Great, Instructions to his Generals


Wycombe Warband is the wargaming club serving the High Wycombe and Beaconsfield area in south Buckinghamshire. We play all sorts of historical wargames, from ancient to modern periods, in different scales and using a wide variety of rules sets. If you're new to wargaming, but think you might be interested, click on on the left to find out more about what it's all about.

What's Going On Right Now?

The club is running a Saga dark age campaign. We're blogging the battle reports that players write so please read and enjoy!

After two rounds, standings in the campaign so far are as follows:

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Leader Chart Renown/Arm Rings at each Campaign Round
#PlayerWarlord NameFaction123456789
1Bruce BrownThorvald HeldigsonAnglo-Danes1/013/223/4
2Jon HouchinEinar JonatanssonVikings1/010/121/3
3Andy BascombeRobert EpongeBretons1/02/017/3
4Andrew CooperFlash NormanNormans1/013/210/2
5Allan SaulAlain le RouxNormans1/07/110/1
6Howard BishopUyggene SigurdssonNorse Gaels1/00/08/1
7Neil HumbyGuffer Aeg-StankAnglo-Danes1/06/08/0
8Rob GibsonFinn Mac BlathaIrish1/08/16/0
9John RandallAarold SteptoesonAnglo-Danes1/00/04/0
10Bill MitchellAngus MacOatupScots1/00/03/0
11Jon Houchin (2)Caradog ap LlewellynWelsh1/02/02/0
12Mark SawyerEinar 'The Chinny'VikingsN/A1/01/0
13Tom FisherUbba 'The Unready'Vikings1/00/00/0


While construction works are going on at NFTS there is no access from the main entrance and car parking is limited. Jon has made special arrangements for us, though, so wargaming continues as usual. To access NFTS you will need to use the back entrance from Candlemas Lane (see map above!) and if you are coming by car please ensure that Jon has your car registration as parking is very limited. Thanks!

For up to date information about what's planned for this week, topics we're currently discussing, and general banter take a look at our email list and message board at Wycombe Warband on Yahoo! Groups, and join us if you would like.

We also have an increasingly active group on Facebook so you can also catch up us there if you wish.

To find out what club members are up to, see The Front Line for links to all our recent blog pages.

What Do We Do?

We try our best to make sure that a range of different games is always available so that people can play something they enjoy. If you have a game and want to play it then there is sure to be someone willing to give it a go or more likely already a fan. We're currently playing a lot of Saga, Flames of War and X-Wing, but we like to play a lot of games and will have a go at almost anything.

Above all, we set out to make our games enjoyable for everyone to play, and encourage people to take part. Whether you're a new recruit or a seasoned veteran, whether you're young or old, you'll always be welcome to join in, so come along. Have fun pushing some figures around and rolling some dice!

Where and When Do We Meet?

We meet every week on a Thursday night from 7.00pm onwards, and occasional Saturdays from 11.00am onwards. Making a day of it allows us to host big battle games, play several different games, or run shorter games several times throughout the day. In addition, we also have occasional wargames evenings and other fixtures. See our calendar of events for up to date details of what's planned over the weeks ahead.

We meet at the National Film & Television School, Station Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 1LG. Tel. 01494 671234. PLEASE NOTE CHANGED ACCESS ARRANGEMENTS DURING CONSTRUCTION WORKS ABOVE! If you can't find where we are in the building tell the security guard you're a wargamer and they'll give you directions.

The school is easy to find, has plenty of space for games, free car parking and a subsidised bar that is open most evenings.

I'm Interested - Who Do I Contact?

You can contact us at wycombewarband@yahoogroups.co.uk or HQ@wycombewarband.org if you want to get more information. You're very welcome to just turn up one night but if you've not been before and intend to use the car park please let us know in advance so that we can make sure a space is available.