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VigilanteNerd Inactive Member11 Jan 2018 11:12 a.m. PST

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Hi all, I am new to wargaming (although slightly less new to painting miniatures). Bolt Action has taken my fancy and I've started putting together a small LRDG force. Only problem is, I have no idea where to play. I'm gently pestering a friend who used to play 40k to get involved, but I am hoping there is a public group around where I might be able to try the game alongside some more experienced players?

I am in Sheffield, South Yorkshire and only have public transport available to me. Thanks in advance.

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johnbear4411 Jan 2018 12:29 p.m. PST


MajorB11 Jan 2018 12:36 p.m. PST

but I am hoping there is a public group around

Not sure what you mean by "public" group? Most wargame clubs will welcome a newbie for at least a couple of meetings as a guest. Even then club subscriptions are not exactly expensive …

Try the Sheffield Wargames Society:

Martin Rapier11 Jan 2018 11:07 p.m. PST

Sheffield Wargames Society, quite a few of the guys are playing Bolt Action.

We meet every Wednesday at Woodseats Working Mens club (just off Chesterfield Road, so near major bus routes). Kick off around 7pm.

Basha Felika14 Jan 2018 6:54 a.m. PST

There's also the Sheffield & Rotherham Wargames Club that meets on a Thursday.

Might be worth enquiringly at the Wargames Emporium in the city centre about any other groups in the area.

Or, if weekend gaming suits you better, hope on a train to Barnsley; the Barnsley Association of Wargamers meets in the town centre (about 10 min walk from the interchange) on a Saturday afternoon as well as Monday evenings – plenty of BA (and other WW2 rules) being played there.

VigilanteNerd Inactive Member14 Jan 2018 7:28 a.m. PST

Thank you very much for all the replies everyone. My Google-fu isn't as strong as I thought, I never saw the SWS anywhere. Wednesday nights are perfect for me so I'll definitely be contacting them in the near future.

I did see the Sheffield and Rotherham group, but unfortunately their schedule doesn't mesh well with mine.

I've got a Chevy truck on order in Wargames Imporium so I'll be sure to ask there when I go to pick it up.

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