"When I lost my rifle, the Army charged me 85 dollars. That is why in the Navy the Captain goes down with the ship." - Dick Gregory

Saga Iron Man Some of the games from the club's Saga: Iron Man day


Thursday 15th March 2018


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. If you're thinking about joining us, read on to find out more about the club.

Eye of the Raven Update [16-02-18]

Just as Season 4 of the club's Saga: Dark Age Skirmishes campaign was about to begin our friends at Gripping Beast released the new version of the Saga rules earlier than expected. Because the whole purpose of the Campaign was to get more people playing the game, we've decided to put Season 4 on hold for the time being and kick it off in a few weeks time using the new rules and battle boards. We've revisited the Campaign rules and Scenarios in the light of v.2 and issued these to all the players for feedback. In the meantime, you can catch up with the stories of each of the Factions on their own web pages.

Season 3 of Eye of the Raven Map showing action during Campaign Season 3 of Eye of the Raven

Saga: Iron Man [05-02-18]

Massive thanks to Saga-meister Rich Keenan who visited the club to run a one-day Saga: Iron Man event for us on Saturday 3rd February. Twelve players got the chance to use unfamiliar warbands from The Crescent & The Cross and Aetius & Arthur with everything - terrain, armies, dice, the lot! - all provided by Rich for the day. Congratulations to Bruce for a perfect scoring win, Jon for second place and Mick who claimed the winning spoon by a (beard) hair's breadth. Overall a fantastic day and something we will do again later in the year when the Saga v.2 rules are released.

Blood Bowl [31-01-18]

The club's Blood Bowl League is now in full swing. Blood Bowl banter continues as usual on Facebook. It's not too late to join in if you're interested!

AGM News [25-01-18]

The club's finances are looking very healthy and so following a decision at the AGM we are keeping subscriptions at a bargain £5.00 per year. By popular request we have added a box at the top of the page showing planned games for the coming Thursday. Please make sure you let people know via the mailing list what games you will be playing so that we can keep it up to date!

Frostgrave [20-01-18]

Distant rumblings have been heard from enthusiastic players that an occasional Frostgrave campaign may also be on the cards. Early days yet but if you're interested in playing please let Andy know so that you can be included!

Vanquish 2018 [01-01-18]

It's time to think about what we are going to do at our local show Vanquish 2018, in May at Bourne End Community Centre. We're looking forward to participating again!

Join in the fun!

For more 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. You can also join our mailing list by sending an email to wycombewarband-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

We have an active group on Facebook so you can also catch up with us there as well.

To find out what club members have been up to, see The Front Line for our most recent blog posts.

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!

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

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Where and When Do We Meet?

We meet every week on a Thursday night from 7.00pm onwards, and occasional Saturdays. 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. 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.

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.

Nick the Quartus Dominus The late Nick Slope, immortalised as Quartus Dominus for Footsore Miniatures' Gangs of Rome

Special Tribute to Nick

Club member Nick Slope, who sadly passed away in December last year, has been immortalised in white metal in the form of a 28mm figure of a Roman Senator, brilliantly sculpted by the talented Paul Hicks, cast by Footsore Miniatures and included in their Gangs of Rome game. Few wargamers ever receive this kind of accolade and if anyone deserved it, it is Nick.