Thursday, March 10, 2011

Australian Napoleonic Congress 2011

"Australian Napoleonic Congress"

All things Napoleonic

Saturday and Sunday 19th and 20th November

Goulburn Soldiers Club

Cnr Market and Sloane Street

Goulburn NSW

Well time travels fast and the Australian Napoleonic congress is back again in 2011. This year we are returning to the original format with guest lecturers, wargaming , re-enactors and a period dinner.

The committee of the Australian Napoleonic Congress will be meeting in the coming weeks to flesh out the details and come up with a short list of guest speakers to be approached. Invites to clubs and individuals will be sent out to the wargaming and the re-enactors who have already shown interest in the bi-annual event. The consulates of all of the major and minor players will be invited to the dinner along with the local dignitaries.

At this early stage we would welcome anybody who wishes to conduct a lecture to contact me, we are planning to pay the lecturer a speaking fee and provide refreshments for them. The lectures are planned for forty five minutes in length, with five lectures per day.

We are also seeking quality Napoleonic games to grace the event as in the past the Goulburn Wargames club will conduct three games, one Grand game (General de Brigade), one skirmish game and one naval game, I suspect a number of the games will revolve around the 200th anniversary’s of the 1811 campaigns.

This year the Goulburn Tourist Information centre will be helping with advertising and ticket sales for the dinner and lectures. We plan to advertise on all general media and some targeted media.

Further Information will be available after the 20th of March 2011

Our Goal is to achieve a well rounded event that will satisfy all Napoleonic enthusiasts, I hope to see you all there!