Welcome To Our Club Site

This is the web site for the Deeside Defenders Gaming Club. A wargames, board games and general gaming club based at Broughton in North Wales, near to Chester.

Please have a look around. Information about the club can be found by following the links on the left.

New members are always welcome! If you are new to war gaming and board gaming and would like to have a go or if your an experienced gamer looking for new opponents, please feel free to pop along to a club night. Please note all children under age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Club News & Announcements

4th February 2015 by Adrian Firth - webmaster

Boardgamegeek Guild!

I have decided to post our club as a guild on BoardGameGeek. The following link will take you straight to the guild

  • BoardGameGeek DD Guild
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    What this means is that you will be now able to join the guild as a member showing your support for our club. You will be able to upload pictures, submit reviews, session reports etc. I know we have the Yahoo Group to do this but we can now do it on a wider scale (Globaly). There are thousands of members on boardgamegeek that will eventually get redirected through the boardgamegeek guild to our website. Just imagine what this can do for us. Imagine somebody from another country visiting the North Wales area and they want to visit our club! All because of what they have seen on boardgamegeek. Please could all members already a part of boardgamegeek join to show your support. The link is in this description. If your not part of boardgamegeek I urge you to join and become part of the guild. There is an insane amount of entertainment, news etc to be read. We can even have a calender of yearly events so the whole world knows.

    23rd January 2015 by Adrian Firth - webmaster

    Gauntlet and Open Gaming Weekends

    First off.....Gauntlet.....the dates for Gauntlet will be held on the 5th and 6th of July. Events, competitions and traders to be confirmed. Once confirmed this space will be updated, along with a facebook announcement.

    We also have some dates for open gaming weekends. The hall upstairs has been booked out for the weekends so feel free to come along. The usual help yourself to a table from the cupboard downstairs will apply and please remeber to tidy up after yourself. The dates are:

  • 7th,8th February
  • 18th,19th April
  • 23rd,24th May
  • 12th,13th September
  • 25th to the 27th - Cold War Commander (Ian Shaw) Most tables booked. A few possible tables left but TBC.

  • Cold War Commander game - Hanover 1985

    Cost currently will be 20 - for evening snacks on Friday and Saturday and Saturday and Sunday lunch (Chilli or Curry).

    There could be more to follow but these dates are 100% confirmed so far.

    1st January 2015 by Adrian Firth - webmaster

    A New Year for Gaming!

    So......2014.......what a great year for gaming. Lots of new members, lots of new games to play and plenty of events. Thankyou to all who have continued to attend the club nights and show there support. 2015 will be a great year.

    28th November 2014 by Adrian Firth - webmaster

    Christmas Meal confirmed for 11th November.

    If you have attended the club at least 7 times in the past 4 months then the xmas meal this year will be free of charge otherwise it will be 5.50. The meal planned is a curry buffet with raffle tickets and prizes available on the night.

    14th September 2014 by Adrian Firth - webmaster

    Gaming Weekend events upcoming!

    A quick update for upcoming gaming events at the club. We have two weekends where the hall upstairs has been booked. The dates are Saturday and Sunday 20th/21st September and 25th/26th October. Times for Saturday are 9 till late. Times for Sunday are 10 till 6. 1 per day.

    27th June 2014 by Adrian Firth - Webmaster

    Gauntlet 2014 Show - 5th & 6th July - Confirmed

    The club is pleased to annouce that Gauntlet 2014 will be held on Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th of July.

    WRG 6th Edition Tournament. Dystopian Wars Tournament. 1944 D Day, Flames of War
    Various Boardgames and Card Games by members.

    Painting competition - 50p entry - categories to be determind on the day.

    Tea/Coffee available (self service) upstairs. Snacks, dinner and bar downstairs.

    Trade stands listed below :-

    Free bring and buy tables. Raffles and prizes!

    ***Please note that currently there are no further table bookings available***

    Running Since 2004, the Gauntlet Wargames Show is a two day player event focused around playing wargames and board games. Usually held the first weekend in July each year.

    Where other shows can focus toward trading and retail, Gauntlet is designed to be an open gaming weekend, with room for tournaments and traders alike. So if you don't decide to sign up for a tournament, why not simply come along and observe this wonderful hobby
    Other games will be held by club members for people to observe in a friendly show environment.

    The venue traditionally has been the Airbus Dining Hall, up stairs above the Wings Social Club, which previously served as part of the Avro Lancaster engine production line during WW2 and gives us a large and spacious venue, with licensed bar and beverages downstairs and a tea and coffee bar in the main hall run by the club. Some info on previous events can be found here: Previous Events.


    WRG Tournament 40K Tournament

    WRG Tournament in play SOTCW Boxer Rebellion Game

    The Gauntlet Wargames and Gaming Show has been run by the club since 2004 as a friendly player based open event focused on actual gaming, competitions, participation and demonstration games. The club invites players from across the country to join us for our event! If you have any questions about the event, please contact us.

    Gauntlet 2011 SOTCW Boxer Rebellion Game

    Photo from Gauntlet 2011 Boxer Rebellion by SOTCW

    New Members Always Welcome - Why not come along?

    2nd April 2013 by John Woolley - Webmaster

    We are the largest regular wargaming and gaming club in Wales. If you are new to wargaming or gaming in general or a seasoned player new to the area then we are always pleased to have new members. The links on the left will give you more details about the club.

    If you have never played a wargame before and are a bit bewildered where to start, and which periods or scales may take our fancy, then why not come along and talk to our members. The club is always keen to help people discover our great hobby.

    • Club Night Every : Thursday 6.30pm till 10.30pm.
    • Venue has a licensed Bar selling drinks and snacks.
    • Free Carparking.
    • Wargames, Boardgames, Roleplaying Games.

    Contacting Us:

    *** Details - here ***