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paul in rhb12 Jun 2018 4:52 a.m. PST

Waterloo (Yet again) A 15mm refight
York, 22-24 March 2019

Yorkshire gamers, Paul Dawson and Paul Johnston are looking for players to join them in yet another 15mm refight of that old favourite, Waterloo. The game will be run in the centre of York, close to the railway station, on 22-24 March 2019.
The two Pauls ran the game in May this year and such has been the interest that they have decided to run it again. The purpose built terrain is 12 feet long and 5 ft wide, with the L for Plancenoit adding a further 5 ft down one side. Every battalion, cavalry and artillery regiment will be represented.
Shako II rules will be used. But to speed up play, special house rules providing for Grand Tactical Movement (similar to Empire rules) will be used. These ensure an emphasis on spending the maximum time on close action fighting rather than on marching and manouvering!
Location will be St Olaves Church Hall, off Marygate Lane, within walking distance of the railway station, and with extensive parking nearby.
Timings are approximate but are expected to be; Friday 22 March evening . Set up, order dissemination and first grand tactical actions. Saturday 9am-8pm.Gaming all day and lunch will be eaten ‘in game' to minimise down time. Sunday 9am – 4pm. Gaming.
The Pauls will act as umpires and are looking for around 6 other players to join them in the game. Players will control Corps sized commands so a working knowledge of Shako is preferable. The emphasis will, however, be on playing in a good spirit rather than on rules one upmanship.
Anyone interested in taking part should contact Paul Johnston on or call 07974 686 556. Ideally players will be available for the Friday night through to Sunday late afternoon but some flexibility can be shown. (Sat and Sun attendance is ideal)
The game was run this year with around a dozen players taking part throughout the weekend and £200.00 GBP was raised for Bright Future Foundation a small charity which funds adult and children's education in Malawi.

Issued 12 June 18
Further details from Paul Johnston 07974 686 556

Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2018 5:25 a.m. PST

A bewildering bit of information from on how to get to York:

How long does it take to travel from London Kings Cross to York by train?
The average journey time between London Kings Cross and York is 1 hour 59 minutes. The fastest journey time is 2 hours 2 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 108 trains per day travelling from London Kings Cross to York. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

How can the average time be quicker than the fastest time?!

holdit13 Jun 2018 6:47 a.m. PST

£79.00 GBP return…wow. That + 50% got me a return flight to Italy later this month.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2018 7:43 a.m. PST

Book your ticket in advance…..not an open ticket. That train only……travel cattle class………far cheaper than that.

Heartbroken I missed this year's. I had been watching out for it especially! Did not see any notice of it.

paul in rhb14 Jun 2018 2:47 a.m. PST

£16.00 GBP single london to york if you book in advance…

The game flowed really well with lots of action and not much standing around etc

Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2018 4:05 a.m. PST

I was impressed to see it can be done in 2 hours flat. What I was bemused by was the claim that the average journey time is somehow faster than the fastest!

paul in rhb14 Jun 2018 4:54 a.m. PST

you missed the 108 trains a day bit… assuming no trains run from midnight to 6am thats 18 hours with 6 trains an hour.. one every ten minutes…really?

Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2018 9:42 a.m. PST

Yes that is pretty weird, and it's not like the trains are dropping off and picking up a lot en route because they hardly stop at all!

deephorse30 Jun 2018 3:25 p.m. PST

On an average weekday, there are 108 trains per day travelling from London Kings Cross to York.

That's complete rubbish. I just checked via the National Rail app and there were only 45 trains running that route on the weekday I chose. Perhaps they are including freight and engineering trains too? The fastest journey time I saw was 1hr 51m.

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