Wyre Forest Gamers
Wargaming in the Kidderminster area for over 40 years
Wyre Forest Wargames Club is a small club dedicated to all forms of wargaming. Originally we were based in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, although nowadays our members come from all over the surrounding area. We have members from all parts of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire. Including Bewdley, Bromsgrove, Droitwich, Hereford, Ledbury, Stourport, Redditch, Worcester and Wolverhampton.
We meet once a month, the 3rd Sunday of the month normally, but occasionally there are two meetings in the same month. We meet at St. Ambrose Parish Hall, Leswell St., Kidderminster, WORCS, DY10 1RP. Our alternative venue is Holt Heath Village Hall, Holt, Worcestershire, WR6 6NE.
The next club meeting will be on 20th June 2021 at Holt Heath Village Hall - the meeting scheduled for 13th June has been cancelled
See below for more details. To view a summary of the games played at our most recent meeting please click here
IMPORTANT NOTICE 1 - the club AGM was held online on Thursday 18th March. Minutes of the meeting can be found on the group email.
IMPORTANT NOTICE 2 - latest update on our proposed meetings for 2021.
Update on 31st March - assuming the government plan holds we believe we will be able to hold 'Rule of Six' games from May. In theory the first games day will be Sunday 23rd May. The venue for these meetings will be Holt Heath Village Hall as St Ambrose Parish Hall will not be open. The 'Rule of Six' games will be run weekly and attendance will be determined on a 'priority' basis. Members are advised to check the group email for further details. Again in theory we should be able to hold larger/'normal' games days from late June, i.e. 'Unlimited' games days. The first potential date for this is Sunday 27th June. We have received confirmation that both Holt Heath and St Ambrose will be open by this date.
The first unrestricted games day will be at St Ambrose Parish Hall on Sunday 27th June From then on, the plan is to hold two club Sundays per month: -
1st Sunday of the month at Holt Heath, near Worcester.
3rd Sunday of the month at St. Ambrose, Kidderminster.
Please check the Diary and Events page for details of currently confirmed bookings. All dates are subject to change and members are requested to check regularly the group email for any revision of plans.
After Action Reports for games played in May begin with Operation Five Hills and continue with Operation Wooden Bridge, courtesy of Ian, and on the final Sunday of the month the Battle of Little Known Ford was recorded for posterity by Darren. After Action Reports for June start with Ian's Chain of Command campaign The 175th in Normandy and Tom's Principles of War 1866.
A new section has been added to the website as of January 2021. "Club Members' Pages" allows members of the club to add their own content for subjects in which they have a special interest - historical periods, specific conflicts, rules, figures, etc. Grateful thanks go to Stephen who has created the first contribution, a section on the Spanish Civil War which you can view here. If any members would like to add content of their own, please contact Neil W through the group email.
Locations and Contact Details
Directions to Holt Village Hall
The hall is situated on the main A4133 between Ombersley and Little Witley. Approaching from Ombersley, the building is about 50 yards on the right past the mini-roundabout at School Lane.