Set in ten acres of beautiful Surrey woodland and only a stone's throw from London and its major airports, The Shed Wars Experience
is your opportunity to participate in some fantastic tabletop action.
The Experience is brought to you by the well-known blogger Eric the Shed, who for the past 10 years has excited numerous followers with his epic battles and skirmishes on the wargaming table.
Eric the Shed (aka Giles) along with Katie (his understanding wife) recently upped sticks from the suburbs to combine their dream of running a holiday business, keeping chickens and his ambition to develop a premium wargaming experience.
Eric the Shed has been wargaming since the early eighties. In that time, he has painted thousands of figures, crafted hundreds of terrain pieces and has staged several iconic battles on the tabletop across Britain’s illustrious military history.
11 years ago, Giles launched his Shed Wars blog to document and catalogue his adventures in the world of wargaming. With nearly 2 million hits, this blog is followed by hundreds of like-minded gamers across the world and read by countless others.
More recently Eric has been writing for the leading hobby magazine, Wargames Illustrated, and posts regularly on the various forums and Facebook pages tied to the hobby.
Having only recently moved to their new home, Giles & Katie still have plenty that needs to be developed but 'The Shed' has taken a priority.
In time, The Shed Wars Experience will be able to offer onsite accommodation.
The new Shed is a centrally heated, 700 square foot wooden cabin with Wi-Fi, comfortable seating, catering, and toilet facilities. Space aplenty for gamers to relax and wield those dice.
Most importantly, it features a custom built 18ft x 6ft table that can be reconfigured to meet the needs of each specific battle or engagement.
It is our goal to give wargamers across the globe a memorable opportunity to both refight iconic historical battles and rewrite history with new engagements and skirmishes. All this can be done with friends or new acquaintances in the comfort of a custom-built wargames room.
Finally, we want to encourage those who have never played a game to take part and participate in this wonderful hobby.
Hundreds of 28mm hand painted figures on the beautiful hand built and commercial terrain bring together a spectacular visual treat.
Each game will feature no more than 6 participants, ensuring everyone gets a full role to play.
Giles has personally devised each battle and will be your umpire and host for the event.
A range of widely used rules will be in play including Hail Caesar, Black Powder, Pike and Shotte, Never Mind the Bill Hooks and plenty more.
This will be a Wargaming Experience that will be remembered for a long time.
• Imperial Roman Britain
• The Dark Ages
• The Third Crusade
• The Wars of the Roses
• The English Civil Wars
• The French Indian Wars & Pirates
• The Peninsular War - Napoleonic's
• The late British Colonial Wars – Anglo Zulu Wars, The Sudan, Afghanistan
• A Very British Civil War
Over the past 10 years, Eric has documented his recreations of the following Iconic Battles - all these are available to play and include...
Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana
Fulford, Stamford Bridge, and Hastings,
Edgehill, Cheriton and Newbury
Abu Klea, Ginnis and El Teb
& Every Battle from the Wars of the Roses !
In the future we will be able to offer onsite accommodation but sadly that work isn't finished yet. However, there are plenty of hotels and Airbnb to sort all pockets in the immediate vicinity.
If unsure or you need advice, please use the Contact Page so we can help you find what is right for you.
Refight Fulford, Stamford Bridge and Hastings.
A mix of games ranging from the Sudan to the Land of the Zulus.
A mix of an ECW Battle, a battle from the WOTR and rounded off with a bit of fun from the Very British Civil War.
A big Peninsular war engagement (20+ battalions/side) rounded off with the adventures of Captain Richard Sharpe.
Follow the first steps of Roman Legionairies on Britain's shores, to the Norman Conquest. Throw into the mix the antics of Dads Army.
Saracens versus Crusaders, Dervish versus the Thin Red Line and an appearance of Indiana Jones.