Competition and Tournament Honours

This page comprises all the October Wargames Association Competition and Tournament Honours.

Black Powder Friendly Ladder Winner: Runner-Up: 3rd Place
Mike Wright Stephen Crighton Ryan Green
2014 Mike Wright Stephen Crighton Ryan Green
2015 Christophe Finnegan Mike Wright Ryan Green
World War II League Champion: Runner-Up:  
as Operation Squad      
2012 Alex Hickman John Hollyoak  
2013 Mike Wright John Hollyoak  
as Bolt Action Escalation League      
 2014 Mike Wright Mark Hall Robert Vince 
 2015 Ashley Turner Martin Duffy Mike Wright
Bolt Action Escalation Offensive    
 2015 Mike Wright Mark Croft Simon pope
Board Game Tournament      
Pete Heatherington Lindsey Harrison  
Fire & Fury ACW Campaign Challenge (sponsored by M. Wright)    
Ryan Green Mike Wright  
Christophe Finnegan Mike Wright  
2015  Christophe Finnegan Mike Wright  
Warhammer 40k League Winner: Runner-Up: 3rd Place:
2011 - Autumn
Ben Evans Carl Hirons Mike Leach
2012 - Spring
Harry Allen Paul Haycock Daniel Moody
2012 - Autumn
Leon Smith Daniel Moody Ben Evans
2013 - Spring
Harry Allen Leon Smith Carl Hirons
2013 - Autumn
Ben Evans Daniel Moody Allen Lo
2014 - Spring Daniel Moody Gareth Donnelly Leon Smith
2014 - Autumn Daniel Moody Ben Bourbarino-Brooks Haida Kubba
Warhammer 40k Combat Patrol      
2015 Daniel Moody David West Mark Croft
2015 Leon Smith Aaron Clarke Steve Norman
Warhammer Kill Tournament      
2013 (Autumn)
Ben Babourina-Brooks Gareth Donnelly Daniel Moody
2014 Daniel Moody Victor Koh Paul Haycock
Warhammer Fantasy Battle      
2012 - Winter Alistair Wright Paul Haycock  
2013 - Summer Johannesburg Mohr Paul Haycock  
2013 - Winter Rich Starkey Johannesburg Mohr  
2014 - Summer Paul Haycock Andy Holmes  
W/Hordes Journeyman League      
David Miles    
David Miles    


A Brief History of the October Wargames Association

The October Wargames Society was founded in October 1976 as a result of a restructure within the Birmingham Wargames Society, and the name October was a result of this rather than a commemoration of the October Revolution in Russia as some people believe.

Founder members of the club included John Westwood, Karl Farrell, Greg Higgs, and David Constable. After meeting at various venues in the first few months, the clubs first long term meeting venue was at the Matador Pub within the Bullring complex, where they stayed until the early 1990's. During this period the membership of the club was restricted to 20 due to lack of space at the venue and this resulted in membership of the club being by election.

The club meeting night was Monday and it was therefore generally known as the Monday Club and at that time it was almost exclusively a club playing Ancients. Eventually the club decided to start competing in various competitions which culminated in winning three Worlds Ancient Team titles and leading club and leading team at the British 15mm competitions held at Roll Call and also making large contributions to the successful West Midlands Regional team at the Nationals (now called Britcon).

Individual members of the club have won many trophies from that period right up to the present day although entry is now on an individual basis rather than as an official club entry. With the redevelopment of the Bullring imminent with the consequential loss of the Matador, the club moved firstly to the Post Office Club and then to the Bull Ring Tavern, where we were resident for the next 12 years, a period when the club diversified from the traditional figure gaming and started to have more board and role playing games on its weekly agenda.

Following a change of landlord at the Bullring Tavern the club decided to once again move, eventually ending up at our current venue and this has seen our membership expand from around 15 members weekly to the current level of around 108.

Current Committee:

Chairman: Mark Croft

Secretary: Ashley Turner

Treasurer: Mike Wright


Welcome to the home of the October Wargames Association.

The Club meets weekly, every Tuesday evening (except for two weeks at the end of December) at Ladywood Social Club, Ladywood Middleway, Birmingham B16 8SY between 6:00pm and 11:00pm.

This site is constantly being updated. We are adding information all the time so please keep returning to the site.

You can still view our Blog and our Facebook pages. See below for what game categories we play.

LATEST NEWS - Bolt Action Grows!
Bolt Action Escalation League under way - The latest Escalation League is under way now and entrants grow year on year.
Any questions on the above then please please feel free to visit the October Facebook Bolt Action Community page or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or see me at the club on Tuesdays.



We run several in-house competitions:
a Bolt Action World War II Escalation League, Bolt Action Offensive and Campaigns; Black Powder League; ACW Fire & Fury Campaign Challenge, amongst others.

Sc-fi / 40K

We run a 40K League twice a year, a Kill tournament and Combat Patrol.


We run a Warhammer Fantasy Battle League. 


We also run a Board Game League, a Necromunda Campaign, Warhammer/Hordes Journeyman League and In Her Majesty's Name. We also play Frostgarve, amongst others.










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