The GREAT BIG 6mm WEEKEND
9th May 2016
Right, Salute out of the way, Easter a fading memory, the buds of May doing what they normally do all over the place. Yes, it’s the time of year to start thinking about the 6mm fest that is the Great Big Fat Baccus Weekend!
It all kicks off on Saturday 16th July with our World Famous Baccus Open Day. This is your chance to get a behind the scenes look at just what makes Baccus tick. Because we are limited for space we run two sessions, morning and afternoon, and we ask that you reserve your place. The tours really are great fun – here’s the experience of one man who was never quite the same again after attending one such event.
Bookings are now being taken – you can contact us via email or by phone on 0114 2724491.But even I’d have to admit that this is merely the curtain raiser to the Main Event which is of course the infamous JOY OF SIX.
Building on last year’s brilliant show, we are making the JOS16 bigger and of course better. As well as our usual combination of spectacular games, hands on workshops and seminar programme, we’ve got more room, so there’ll be more to see and to do. As of today, the following games will be attending:
Commission Figurines Napoleonic
Matthew Clark/Leicester Wargames Napoleonic (P)
Leeds Wargames Club WW2 Aerial (P)
Tim Rogers/David Elks Napoleonic - Break the Line (P)
Cold War Commanders Kjrushchev's Gambit (P)
Per Broden Saga in 6mm (P)
Russ Fewtrell/Ian Taylor Bridge at Remagen (P)
Dan Hodgson Echo Base Retreat (Star Wars) (P)
Dan Hodgson Endor Attack (Star Wars) (P)
Roger Dunlop Vimy Ridge
Seabee games Operation Bagration (P)
Mailed Fist Britannia
Baccus Old Puttees (P)
Legion of Blokes Battle of Wilton (P)
RAF Cranwell Skalitz
Andrew Brentnall Pharsalus (P)
Ian and Lee The Assault on Hougoumont (P)
Luton Lancers Battle for Ponyri
Daniel Bird Gotterdamrung - Alt WW2 (P)
With over half of the games classed as Participation there will be plenty to do as well as plenty to see on the day. Some of these games will be very special indeed and I will be bringing you some previews over the coming weeks.
GS Miniature Workshop
In addition to all of this, and for the very first time at the JOS, we’ll also be having a Bring and Buy.
This all adds up to what will be one of the very best wargames shows you can attend. The games cover subjects right across the hobby and there will always be something to see and to do. The JOS is also one of those shows that generates its own air of excitement.
There will be some of you reading this who are thinking, ‘6mm? What’s in it for me? Can’t even see the little buggers and there won’t be anyone selling plastic 28mms!’ Well… why not take the chance to have a look at an aspect of the hobby that may have passed you by for the last few years? Let’s face it you obviously won’t have to worry about having your wallet lightened and you may just find a show that is real antidote to the jaded format that has been the staple fare for all too many events over the last few years.
The Joy of Six 2016 will take place on Sunday 17th July in the Heartspace Atrium at
Sheffield Hallam University
Entrance fee will be just £3.00, so there really is no excuse for not coming along.
Judging by the reaction of customers at Salute and the empty boxes we took home, these will prove to be extremely popular. The instant feedback that we've had is that you really like the single base approach we have adopted for the MGs and mortars and we certainly intend to continue and refine this system.
There are still a few gaps, notably in the US range, but we are well on with these and they will be turning up in the next few weeks.
Work is already well advanced on more releases in this range, with artillery and more infantry and support weapons already sculpted with more being planned.
More new releases for another period coming up next week, but I'll finish off with a quick note on the Joy of Six 2016.
We have two new traders coming this year, and there will be even more games on show than 2015 with applications arriving daily. There'll be a much more detailed update very soon, so if you are going to only get to one show this year, make it a good one and book your day off for July 17th!