Southbourne Tabletop and Boardgamers is an active and friendly wargames club based in the Bournemouth area. We meet on the first and third Sundays of the month at the Tuckton Social Club (BH6 3AA).
Times for the meetings are 10.00am – 6.30pm on the first Sunday of the month, 1.00pm – 6.30pm on the 3rd Sunday. We usually pack up and finish around 5 pm or just after. Free tea and biscuits are (usually) available.
There are normally a number of games organised and visitors are welcome to participate. We practice a first come first served policy on tables; if you can’t put on a game then we usually share tables/games. If you contact us beforehand, we’ll arrange a place in a game for you or set up a table so you can put on your own game. Either way, you’ll always receive a warm welcome and a cup of tea!
We game all periods of history, fantasy and sci-fi for those who enjoy wargaming socially with miniatures, strategy games, and role playing games. Wargaming covers a variety of games creating historical and fictional battles on the tabletop.
New members are always welcome, including beginners and juniors of secondary school age. No equipment or experience is necessary, just arrive at a club meeting. Membership fees are £20.00 per year with an additional £1.00 per attendance. Alternatively, the annual membership fee can be paid as a lump sum of £35.00. A £3.00 single attendance fee applies to Non-members .
Periods and rulesets currently ‘in vogue’ with the club are;
American Civil War (Fire and Fury and Civil War Battles)
Ancients, Dark Ages and Medieval (Hail Caesar, War & Conquest and SAGA)
Sci-Fi (Warhammer 40,000, Dystopian Wars and Full Thrust)
WW2 (Bolt Action and Poor Bloody Infantry)
Cold War/Modern (Force on Force)
We play in various scales: 6mm, 15mm, 20mm, 25/8mm and 54mm to name a few. However, we’ll play anything at least once. So if you’ve got a particular period in mind with armies and terrain sorted bring them down and you’re sure to find someone interested!