Community: The British Historical Games Society

This past week, the British Historical Games Society got in touch with us to discuss plans for this October’s Derby World Wargames Event –


The British Historical Games Society was created in 1996 to act as a body to further the advancement of the historical wargaming hobby. The BHGS runs several national competitions, assists with organising many others and has forged strong international links with other national and international wargaming organisations.

We support a variety of different rules and periods from the first biblical battles through to modern warfare.

The BHGS compiles the UK National Rankings for several periods and publishes them over on their website. These are used to determine annual champions in the major periods. The current positions and past winners may all be found on the website.

The BHGS is now registered with the Data Protection Agency and hold details of all members on a computerised database. If you are not already registered as a BHGS member, which is free, we invite and encourage you to do so now.

They are happy to receive comments on any of the above, and ideas for their developing role. They are here to serve the tournament wargaming community as a whole. They are a non-profit organisation and any surpluses made from their activities are for the benefit of tournament wargaming and are ploughed back into wargaming, facilitating and encouraging tournament play where and whenever they can.

BHGS Bolt Action organisation team

Gary Betts : Organiser for Britcon and all BHGS Bolt action events, wargammer for over 20 years, having played various systems.

Colin Betts : Organiser for all BHGS Bolt action events, also designer of some of the most lush tables to be seen of the Bolt Action front, both in terms of quality and flow. Wargamer for over 40 years, having played in various competitions around the world in many different systems.

Derby 2015 Flyer

For this year’s Derby World Wargames event – the BHGS are organising a Bolt Action tournament – the Player’s Pack for which can be found at this link

Tickets for the tournament are very limited, and are due to go on-sale this Friday morning priced at £25.00 – with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place as well as prizes for the best painted army!