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The RINIWA League is an annual themed event that is usually run in two stages: a provincial group stage which takes place in local clubs and games are played once a month during the spring/summer, a finals stage that is usually played on one day between the winners of the group stages.
This competition no longer runs, it had a novel format whereby players played in teams of 2 and brought a pair of historically matched armies.
This competition was started by Arnaud Marmier in 2001 and is now named in memory of Alan Neill, a vital member of the gaming community in Belfast and Ireland. It has always been held as part of the Q-Con games convention (http://www.q-con.org.uk/) and is traditionally on the last full weekend in June. The format has typically been a 2-day, 4-round, open event.
A 1-day wargames event in Dublin during August.
The Historical Strongbow
Our competition is named after Strongbow or Richard fitz Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Pembroke (1130AD - 1176AD). Our logo features his seal.
Who was this guy?
The short answer is that he was the leader of the Norman expedition to Ireland in 1169-1170AD and so he fills a role similar to that of William the Conquerer in Irish eyes.
An annual ancients wargames competition in Dublin held since 2005, usually in March.
An annual ancients wargames competition held in Dublin and hosted by RINIWA.
It is normally themed. Past themes include:
2011: The Roman Republic
2010: The Ancient & Classical Egyptians
2009: The Vikings
2007: Canceled to make space for IWF European Individual Championships
2006: The Franks
2005: The Byzantines
2004: The Mongols
The Celtic Championship competition was inaugurated in 2003. It is designed to be a roving premier event which will encourage communication between Ancients wargames players on the fringes of the thriving English scene. It also aims to provide the opportunity to organise a larger annual event than would be sustainable by the small player communities present in the individual countries of the "celtic fringe". Each year the event will take place in a different one of the hosting regions - the Republic of Ireland , Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales (who have yet to host).
No details yet.
Probably FOG on Sat or Sat+Sun and 200AP DBMM on Sunday only.
Contact: David Houston
This is the planned date for 2013 but no details have been announced.
A call has gone out for ideas for new events at this year's show: http://www.iworg.com/node/245
The idea is to see if we can broaden then event a bit, as well as having a small DBMM competition, probably a 200AP Open, as in previous years.
this year I am looking for your ideas about games to play or run at Strongbow's Shield on August 3rd.
* In the past we have run 1-day DBM, DBMM and FOG competitions - but what if we broadened the event?
* Is there another period or type of game (historical battle, mini-campaign, demo or participation game, ...) that would get you into Dublin city centre on that day to play some wargames and meet fellow wargamers?
* Is there a type of game that you'd like to put on or run?
* Does your club have a favourite system or demo that you'd like to share with others?