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Our American friends seem to be graced with a good helping of conventions such as CSW expo, GMT Warehouse weekend etc., but do we have equivalents in Europe? I am very much interested in playing a monster game for a couple of days in a row, but wouldn't even know where to look for such an experience. Could anybody give me some pointers?
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Hi,
have you seen 'Erftkongress'? As far as I understand it, it is a 5-day wargame convention organized by Udo Grebe Gamedesign (http://ugg.de/UGG/erftkon1.html).
Maybe your google-foo is better than mine to find out more details - all I know is that in august it will be held for the 3rd time.

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Hi

we've got at least 15 good wargame conventions in France each year. All of them have 20-45 players attending. The biggest one is in Paris in march each year with 300 participants. This year we had players from Spain, Belgium, Germany, US, England. We have conventions in each part of France, the nearest for you would be in the East and the next one is in Metz july 14-17. here is an idea of some of the games that will be played.

if you need any informations about the french conventions please let me know by gm.
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Order wrote:
Could anybody give me some pointers?


http://grogheads.com/?p=9657

Includes a few UK listings (Hammerhead, Battleground), plus Essen. Now, some of them are already passed for this year, but you can start planning for some of those for next year. If folks have others they want to send us, we'll include them for the next calendar
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also

http://www.sanmarinogame.com
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Alpha Ares convention Barcelona 22 October 2016

http://www.alphaares.com/es/actividad/jornades-alpha-ares-20...
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Hexacon is a wargame convention held each spring in Braunfels, Germany. It's hosted by the German gaming club, GHS. It's definitely worth attending.

http://www.ghs-kosim.de/index.php/hexaconmenu
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Making it over to Europe for a gaming convention that includes some quality wargames is definitely on my bucket list, but will have to wait until I have a bigger travel budget.
 
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Those are some great hints already, thank you everybody! Anything easily reachable from Belgium would of course be particularly useful. :-)
 
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Order wrote:
Our American friends seem to be graced with a good helping of conventions such as CSW expo, GMT Warehouse weekend etc., but do we have equivalents in Europe? I am very much interested in playing a monster game for a couple of days in a row, but wouldn't even know where to look for such an experience. Could anybody give me some pointers?


You could Always bring your sleeping bag along when you come over to my place

Eddy told me once that there was one in Belgium to, Crisis in Antwerpen, but it is more focused on miniatures. I wouldn't mind visiting it but miniatures is not really my thing.

Will keep following this topic. I sure would like to go rather to a wargaming convention than visiting Essen once more

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This thread is painful to read now my freedom of movement is being threatened.
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moujamou wrote:
This thread is painful to read now my freedom of movement is being threatened.


Eh?
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Hanami wrote:
moujamou wrote:
This thread is painful to read now my freedom of movement is being threatened.


Eh?


Brexit.
 
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De Bello Ludico – il Raduno 2016 from the 10:00 of Friday 25 November to the 18:00 of Sunday 27 November.
 
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maybe not exactly what your looking for, but a nice way to spend a Sunday
https://boardgamegeek.com/guild/778
 
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Westie wrote:
Hanami wrote:
moujamou wrote:
This thread is painful to read now my freedom of movement is being threatened.


Eh?


Brexit.


Please let me come and live in your European wargame paradise.
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Antebellum in Almeria (Spain). Usually in April

http://labsk.net/index.php?topic=164644.0
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Westie wrote:
Hanami wrote:
moujamou wrote:
This thread is painful to read now my freedom of movement is being threatened.


Eh?


Brexit.


Don't see how that stops you going to a convention in Europe
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Hanami wrote:
Westie wrote:
Hanami wrote:
moujamou wrote:
This thread is painful to read now my freedom of movement is being threatened.


Eh?


Brexit.


Don't see how that stops you going to a convention in Europe


He just being a Drama Queen
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moujamou wrote:
This thread is painful to read now my freedom of movement is being threatened.

Besides you must explain us which kind of threat you see, I don't allow you to consider it to exist till you will have passed in Rome at least another time to meet me and Ruben Rigillo/Qwirz. We'll both attend at the De Bello Ludico – Il Raduno.
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vins wrote:
Antebellum in Almeria (Spain). Usually in April

http://labsk.net/index.php?topic=164644.0

From a microbadge that I saw arround ( mb ) I guess that in Spain exists a convention named La Collonera Russa, can you confirm?
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I think it isn't exactly a convention but a meeting of a group of friends.
 
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moujamou wrote:
This thread is painful to read now my freedom of movement is being threatened.


Dont worry, it wont be, we will have to agree to it.
 
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vins wrote:
I think it isn't exactly a convention but a meeting of a group of friends.
Oh, we don't mind. We are almost sure that after some minutes they won't be able to see any difference between who wasn't a friend and who was.
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