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April 23, 2021

Llardiff – October 15th at Firestorm Games

On October the 15th one of the UK’s most respected gaming companies; Too Fat Lardies will be visiting the South Wales Gaming Center at Firestorm Games to host a series of participation games showcasing some of their most popular rules.

There will be 6 games on offer with each one being played twice starting around 10.30 am and 2.30 pm, the games on offer are :-

  • Sharp Practice – covering the black powder era this is a large skirmish game is ideally suited for 15mm to 28mm figures with forces of around 50 figures. There are 2 games on offer that people can play
    1. Viva Ras Begus, Head Lardy Rich Clarke will be hosting his award winning game set in the Horn of Africa in 1840
    2. Martian Practice, Matt and Ralph from the Forest of Dean club will be running their brand new (also award winning) Sharp Practice game set on Mars on the eve of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee
  • Chain of Command – this highly respected WWII game allows players to take on the role of a platoon commander and is perfect for players with existing WWII armies looking for a new challenge, again we have 2 games on offer
    1. 1944 Normandy, local gamer Geoff Bond will have a game set in Normandy just after D-Day
    2. 1944 North West Europe, Nick Skinner will show you how to play Big Chain of Command with multiple platoons after the break out of Normandy
  • I Ain’t Been Shot Mum – the original Lardy game and now in its 3rd edition, this WWII game is company level and perfect for 15mm gamers, Robert Avery will be on hand to guide you through combat in Russia during Operation Bagratian
  • Dux Britanniarum – Jason and Nathan from the Devon Wargames Group are coming along to show off this great Dark Age game


Entry to this event is completely free, all you need to do is turn up, speak to one of the Too Fat Lardies crew and we’ll get you playing on a first come first served basis. If you are interested in learning more about the games but don’t want to play a whole game, then just turn up any time during the day and one of us will take you through the rules and answer any questions you have.

This event has been arranged to take place on the Autumn Bring and Buy day at Firestorm games so you might be able to pick up a bargain as well as play some of the best games out there

Details on how to get to Firestorm games can be found here http://www.firestormgames.co.uk/location-opening-times

Information of Too Fat Lardies can be found here http://toofatlardies.co.uk/

Please feel free to share this information with anybody who might be interested, it’s a completely free day of gaming in a friendly environment

See you in October

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