LoA 'WATERLOO WEEKENDER in DERBY OCTOBER 2015' -Now booking

Info and chat about wargaming weekend events arranged by LEAGUE OF AUGSBURG in both England and Scotland
Post Reply
Blucher
Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Posts: 283
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:09 pm
Location: Grimsby

LoA 'WATERLOO WEEKENDER in DERBY OCTOBER 2015' -Now booking

Post by Blucher » Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:51 am

Gents

After Barry floated the idea of us running something a little different in 2015, I am pleased to announce the first confirmed Waterloo 2015 Weekender - 16/17/18 October 2015 in Derby. We hope to have at least 1 more date for a 'Waterloo' in Scotland/Scottish Borders (around April/May) and we are looking for suitable locations as we speak. Once we are able to announce further dates you will be the first to know.

With this being such an iconic battle and anniversary, we are making the Waterloo Weekenders a little different than previous weekenders.

I will be sculpting the battlefield and based on the fact that we (Adrian's Walls) have just produced 2 bespoke builds of the battlefield - I'm sure next years terrain will surpass anything you have seen at previous weekenders! All the usual buildings will be there - Hougoumont, La Haye Sainte etc

I said we are adding something a little different and memorable to these particular weekenders and the first of these is that each guest will get a painted 28mm command figure representing their actual commander - to use over the weekend and keep as a momento of the weekend.

The second thing that we have added is that all guests of the Waterloo weekenders will be entered into a Free Prize Draw on Sunday 18th October where the prizes will be the sections of the terrain itself. Anyone attending any Waterloo Weekenders will automatically be entered into the draw.

We may also have a few other little surprises, but will keep these under wraps for the time being.....

The Weekend comprises of a full residential package with 2 nights stay and full meals covered (breakfast, lunch and diner, tea/coffe/biscuits 'on tap' during the day). Mein hosts will be there for all your requirements and entertainment...( ...LIFTGATE...!) and to make your weekender a memorable one.

The cost of the Waterloo Weekender is £300pp. A deposit of £75 is required upon booking with the balance payable 10 weeks prior to the weekender date (booking forms and T & C's available).

With regards to booking - the 'office' is now open. However, as a thank you to previous guests for the support and input they have given to make the weekenders as successful and popular as they are, we are giving 'Priority Booking'. Up to 20th December 2014, priority booking is available to any previous guests of any of our other weekenders. After this date any remaining places will be available for any new potential attendees. We are happy to take 'reservations' now, from any potential new people wishing to attend and any remaining places will be allocated/offered on a 'first reserved/first served' basis after 20th December 2014. Please PM me so that I can compile names etc.

For further details or queries, please PM me or post on this thread. Either Barry, Toggy or myself will keep updating you with 'intel'.

Cheers


Adrian
Last edited by Blucher on Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:34 pm, edited 2 times in total.
User avatar
Friedrich August I.
General of the Army
General of the Army
Posts: 2108
Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:23 am
Location: Vienna, Austria

Re: LoA 'WATERLOO WEEKENDERS 2015' - Now booking....

Post by Friedrich August I. » Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:06 am

To the ABB-Team!

Please book a place for me so I can use a solitary Saxon Officer :D

Looking forward to a great weekend in Oct. 2015

"It is all about to be present!" (Olympic principle)

Cheers,
Günter
„Macht Euch Euren Dregg alleene“

"Sort your filth out by yourself!" The King of Saxony Friedrich August III., at his abdication 1918, referred to the quarrels in the parliament and the squabbling within the provisional government.
Cookie68
Private First Class
Private First Class
Posts: 24
Joined: Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:22 pm

Re: LoA 'WATERLOO WEEKENDERS 2015' - Now booking....

Post by Cookie68 » Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:02 pm

Hi Adrain
Please can you put two places for me and andy for the waterloo weekender in October in Derby next year.

Would. You still like me to send up the model of la haye saint farm.

Many thanks shaun

P.s would you like another quiz
Blucher
Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Posts: 283
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:09 pm
Location: Grimsby

Re: LoA 'WATERLOO WEEKENDERS 2015' - Now booking....

Post by Blucher » Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:41 pm

Gents

Thanks for your bookings - Gunter, Andy and Shaun, you are booked on. I'll contact you privately to confirm details etc.

I'll liase with Barry about getting a new Waterloo 2015 Weekender booking form on the site for downloading for anyone who would need to complete one to complete their booking.

Cheers


Adrian
PaulPatrick
Sergeant Major
Sergeant Major
Posts: 95
Joined: Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:22 am
Location: Ireland/Havana,Cuba

Re: LoA 'WATERLOO WEEKENDERS 2015' - Now booking....

Post by PaulPatrick » Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:13 pm

Yep, all sounds wonderful, book me in please. Paul.
Holywell Hill
Private
Private
Posts: 14
Joined: Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:28 pm

Re: LoA 'WATERLOO WEEKENDERS 2015' - Now booking....

Post by Holywell Hill » Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:10 am

Hi Adrian,

Great stuff. Please book myself and Paul Allen in. Love all the incentives and additional 'goodies'! Looking forward to it.
User avatar
Russian James
Colonel
Colonel
Posts: 357
Joined: Mon May 28, 2012 11:43 am
Location: Glen Clova, by Kirriemuir, UK
Contact:

Re: LoA 'WATERLOO WEEKENDERS 2015' - Now booking....

Post by Russian James » Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:10 pm

Regret I'll have to pass on this one.

Double booked, and have to confess napoleonics just don't float my boat...

I'm sure it will be up to the usual superb standard! Enjoy!
Blucher
Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Posts: 283
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:09 pm
Location: Grimsby

Re: LoA 'WATERLOO WEEKENDERS 2015' - Now booking....

Post by Blucher » Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:45 pm

Guys

I forgot to put in that the number of commands/guests for the Waterloo Weekenders is a maximum of 16 players per weekend. The first weekender date has only been up a few days and we are already 'half full' in priority bookings.

Those of you posting 'booking requests' on the thread and personally to me, I will get booking and payment details to you next week (after 'Smoggycon').

Cheers


Adrian
User avatar
18th Century Guy
Brigadier General
Brigadier General
Posts: 491
Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2005 10:47 pm
Location: Atlanta, GA U.S.A.
Contact:

Re: LoA 'WATERLOO WEEKENDERS 2015' - Now booking....

Post by 18th Century Guy » Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:14 pm

This is my first time for a Weekender, but please put me down for a slot if one is still open after the priority people have their pass at it. Thanks so much.
Greg
Blucher
Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Posts: 283
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:09 pm
Location: Grimsby

Re: LoA 'WATERLOO WEEKENDERS 2015' - Now booking....

Post by Blucher » Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:17 pm

Greg

Don't think we have conversed previously on the site - so 'hello'...

You are on the list and we will keep you informed once the priority bookings period is up. I would like to say that you maybe the furthest travelling attendee...but we have had someone from The States over previously. We may have to get the map out and do some calculations!

Nearer the time, if you require any 'local input' about where you are heading etc, there are plenty of helpful guys on the site (and of course Barry, Toggy and myself!).


Cheers


Adrian
User avatar
18th Century Guy
Brigadier General
Brigadier General
Posts: 491
Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2005 10:47 pm
Location: Atlanta, GA U.S.A.
Contact:

Re: LoA 'WATERLOO WEEKENDER in DERBY OCTOBER 2015' -Now book

Post by 18th Century Guy » Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:58 pm

What is the best or nearest airport to fly into for Derby? Is there more than one Derby and if so which one are we gaming in? I see a Derby to the west of Nottingham but I want to make sure that's the correct one. Next question is a bit different, when does the Premier League start up? My son watches that all the time and he'd love to attend a game.
Greg
Blucher
Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Posts: 283
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:09 pm
Location: Grimsby

Re: LoA 'WATERLOO WEEKENDER in DERBY OCTOBER 2015' -Now book

Post by Blucher » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:00 am

Greg

Thanks for your PM to me with your personal email address - I'll be droping you a line to your email when were over 'the New Year' festivities.

With regards to your queries (above) I will help you with info/intel about your trip over to the Weekender...but for now:

1) The Derby you want is the one you've highlighted - just west of Nottingham.
2) East Midlands Airport is the nearest (15 miles away) - but not sure if it is big enough to take direct flights from The States - you'll have to check it out.
3) The hotel is very close to Derby Train station if you are planning to travel by train (once in UK).
4) Premier League will be into its new season when you are over here - so you should be able to take in a game or 2.

Hope this quick update helps.

Cheers

Adrian
User avatar
Friedrich August I.
General of the Army
General of the Army
Posts: 2108
Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:23 am
Location: Vienna, Austria

Re: LoA 'WATERLOO WEEKENDER in DERBY OCTOBER 2015' -Now book

Post by Friedrich August I. » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:48 am

Greg,

Eventually You ask Bob from Le Roi Soleil aka conflans how he went over the big pond to attend to the Show in Derby two Years ago.
Even as he traveled from an a bit larger distance to the UK :wink:

IMHO it would be also a posibility for you to take a flight to Birmingham International Airport (BHX). From there with the Train in about 40 minutes to Derby.
You will have to change the train twice as there is no dirct connection from the Airport to Derby.

Looks as if direct flights are available if Greg lives in Atlanta and Vicinity...
had just tried the following booking:
http://www.expedia.com/Flights-Search?m ... Search-All


Hope that helps
Günter
„Macht Euch Euren Dregg alleene“

"Sort your filth out by yourself!" The King of Saxony Friedrich August III., at his abdication 1918, referred to the quarrels in the parliament and the squabbling within the provisional government.
Blucher
Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Posts: 283
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:09 pm
Location: Grimsby

Re: LoA 'WATERLOO WEEKENDER in DERBY OCTOBER 2015' -Now book

Post by Blucher » Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:10 pm

Gents

There are just 2 places left for our Waterloo Weekend 'mega-game' left.

With the unfortunate cancelling of the Scotland event in March (see Scotland Weekender thread) - we are nearly fully booked!

If you are interested let us know soon as possible - once we start promoting it at show events (starting at York 1st Feb).... we don't think it will take long to be booked up.


Cheers


Adrian, Toggy & Barry
Blucher
Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Posts: 283
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:09 pm
Location: Grimsby

Re: LoA 'WATERLOO WEEKENDER in DERBY OCTOBER 2015' -Now book

Post by Blucher » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:09 am

Gents

Just an update to say we have just one command/place left for this event.

If anyone is interested in this last spot - please let us know ASAP as we will be promoting/advertising it on the show circuit - starting this weekend at the York show.

Cheers


Adrian
Post Reply