Redditch Tabletop Gamers was formed in April 2011, as Redditch Wargaming Society, in response to a few like-minded individuals stumbling across an old Internet forum thread enquiring as to whether there were any clubs in the area.
At that time Redditch, despite being a large town of more than 100,000 residents, lay in something of a gaming black hole with no clubs to speak of within 30 minutes drive. From the response on the forum it sounded like there were at least a handful of people who were interested in getting something going. So we arranged an informal meeting at a local hostelry and came up with a plan to hire a hall for an evening and see what happened.
We found a small meeting room locally and booked it a week or so in advance, keeping our fingers crossed that more than 3 of us would turn up! To our surprise around 10 individuals turned up, almost entirely from word of mouth having heard about the club from those who had seen our updates on the original forum post.
From those humble beginnings we expanded very quickly as word spread via various mediums (newspapers, Internet forums, word of mouth, etc.) and after just a few weeks we had to move into a larger hall to accommodate our swelling numbers. The club had by this point reached a critical mass and was well and truly established. Even after more than two years we were still regularly attracting new members and have continued to grow and expand to other tabletop gaming formats.
In a nutshell, we’re a bunch of tabletop gamers who have been meeting weekly in Redditch for almost 7 years now.
You probably have questions, and that’s understandable, and you can probably find most of the answers in our Frequently Asked Questions.
Redditch Tabletop Gamers run a successful weekly tabletop gaming club in Redditch, Worcestershire with over a 245 registered website users. We play a variety of war games including:
- American Civil War
- Blood Bowl [GW]
- Bolt Action [Warlord Games]
- Dropzone Commander [Hawk Wargames]
- Dropfleet Commander [Hawk Wargames]
- English Civil War
- Epic 40,000 [GW]
- Guild Ball [Steamforged Games]
- Keyforge [Fantasy Flight]
- Lord of the Rings [GW]
- Malifaux [Wyrd]
- Magic the Gathering [Wizards of the Coast]
- Necromunda [GW]
- SAGA [Gripping Beast]
- Warhammer 40,000 [GW]
- Warhammer Age of Sigmar [GW]
- Warhammer Underworlds
- Warhammer Warcry
- Warmachine [Privateer Press]
- X-Wing [Fantasy Flight]
Our members also play a vast number of board games from various publishers.