Bounding Fire Blackpool - 2022 (copy of my circular email I've just sent out)

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Afternoon all. I trust you are all keeping well.

Bounding Fire Blackpool will take place again this year from Wednesday 16th to Sunday 20th November at the Headlands Hotel in Blackpool.

A straw poll if I may - We're tired of the Sunday round and prize giving being a bit of a lacklustre affair (as 80% of the attendees have buggered off home). What are people's thoughts on bringing the Main Tournament start forward to Thursday pm, and finishing the tournament on Saturday pm? Prize giving on Saturday evening for the entire event?

We're likely to opt for this (as we feel almost all Main Tournament entrants arrive by Thursday) unless there is significant outcry agin it (although there has been nothing decided/finalised yet).

An alternative consideration would be playing three smaller scenarios on Friday (Morning/Afternoon/Evening). But that would probably be too much?

Would appreciate any/all feedback on this.

A reminder also that Double One down at Writtle Agricultural College, takes place next month from 23rd to 26th June.

More to follow in due course...

Best wishes

Martin
 

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I'm fine with a Thursday start as long as it is a "one evening" scenario. We are generally getting down about 6 and need to decompress for an hour before the start.
 

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The Bounding Fire blog has been updated with all the current details of the 2022 tournament and can be viewed at www.boundingfireblackpool.blogspot.com

We look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible to Blackpool in a couple of months time

Entries are now invited for the Minis, see the specific page on the blog of what is running over the weekend and how to enter

Thanks all

Simon
 

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Unfortunately I'm going to miss the minis - probably arrive 10.30 - 11.00 on the Thursday.

I'm looking for an opponent on the Thursday to help me with my long term project to play all the Blood&Jungle scenarios (which will hopefully be a VFTT article at some point).

I've played 39 out of 47, with 8 remaining;

BFP-32 Slaughter at Nanyaun
BFP-45 BIA's First Battle
BFP-47 Seizing Viru Harbor
BFP-49 Just a drive along the beach
BFP-58 San Manuel Melee
BFP-63 Typhoon of Steel
BFP-64 Fighting with the devil
BFP-69 Fuchin Fortified

Happy to play any of these.
 

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As long as the scenarios on Friday are actually small and short...it shouldn't be too bad.
 

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Question. Originally Berserk, then Heroes and now Bounding Fire ( from Bornemouth). Correct? I remember the early days fondly.
No. Heroes is still very much an annual event. Heroes remains in Blackpool, NW England. And still runs annually in March.

Bounding Fire replaced Intensive Fire, formerly held in Bournemouth (but moved to Blackpool because everyone within a 100 mile radius of Bournemouth stopped attending, although that did not stop them complaining about it being moved away from Bournemouth of course). Held annually in November.
 

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No. Heroes is still very much an annual event. Heroes remains in Blackpool, NW England. And still runs annually in March.

Bounding Fire replaced Intensive Fire, formerly held in Bournemouth (but moved to Blackpool because everyone within a 100 mile radius of Bournemouth stopped attending, although that did not stop them complaining about it being moved away from Bournemouth of course). Held annually in November.
That's why old, hard core wargamers are called Grognards (or grumblers).
 

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Hi all, a quick reminder that I’m now taking entries for the Minis to be run in November

Full details of what’s available and how to enter can be found at:-

https://boundingfireblackpool.blogspot.com/p/battleschool-minis.html

Looking forward to welcoming as many as possible for some early competitive gaming ahead of the main tournament

Cheers

Simon
 

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Blog updated with confirmed hotel room rates for November

 

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That’s a fine haul of prizes, guys, even more than last year if I’m not mistaken. Kudos to Simon and Martin for organising this 👍

Superb as always Ian, thank you

These and many of the other great prizes available to players in Blackpool are now uploaded on the Blog at


See you next week
 

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I just hope that I do not win those.........they'd be tough to sell on eBay :D

Given the people who are attending - I should be OK on that front.

Looking forward to the tourny - Simon and Martin look like they have done another great job again.
 
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