Originally known as the ‘Retford and District Peasants and Heathens Guild’ and founded by school friends during the early ’80’s, we used to meet at Ordsall village hall to participate in role-play, board games and Ancients on a Tuesday evening. Some of the original members were Steven Vickers, Simon Quambro, Mark Nicolson, Ivan Annable and Mark Hunter. By the mid 80’s some of the original members had left but a new wave of younger players joined and the club was now at its peak at over 30 members. However after being forced to move to a new venue,work commitments, college/University placements and the rise of computer games, numbers dwindled until it finally ceased gaming in the mid 90’s. Some of its old membership are now members of Retford Wargames Group and Newark Irregulars, who fondly remember those early days.
Although we have a small membership today of a dozen or so members, we do have many years of experience in travelling up and down the UK and attending Wargames events over the past 30 years.
Retford Wargames Group meet on an informal basis having no permanent club venue. We roughly meet once per month at members houses. A wide selection of miniature games are played covering most periods from 3000BC to modern day warfare.
We run an event called CANNON held annually in March at Retfords town hall.