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War College and Wargy

Friday February 2nd, 2018 to Sunday February 4th, 2018
Gustine, California

Great News the National Weather Service is currently stating Friday 2/2/18 will be sunny with a high of 54, Saturday 2/3/14 mostly sunny with a high of 52, and Sunday mostly sunny with a high of 62.  This is going to be an amazing weekend – perfect fighting weather!
The clock is ticking and there are still some prime areas of the map available for groups who wish to hold their own piece of the kingdom. The deadline has been extended so RSVP to the Wargy event steward, Lydia Britannica, "” ASAP. Locations are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Please see previous post or Page copy for requirements for each group.
We have classes set up – and if you are still wanting a specific class contact William of Effingham, War College coordinator -
There will be a Lunch fundraiser Saturday with Amazing food by the Baron and Baroness of the Westermark, Balin & Alys, and their renowned partner in crime, Balthazar. The menu will be: Chili with Cornbread Muffins. Add-ins will be Jalapeños, Onions, Sour Cream and Cheese. They will also have Cookies!
We are still looking for a host for the Lunch fundraiser for Sunday. Please contact as well.  To volunteer contact Lydia Britannica, Event Steward,
For Sunday - Treasure has been pouring in since November. There will be some amazing items and interest in the contests has been high. If you have treasure but may need it transported, please contact the Wargy event steward, to arrange transport.


The time has come again for the War College / Wargy 2-day event!  Experience amazing classes on Saturday to hone your skills as a war unit, and increase your fighting prowess.  Informative classes are planned for both fighters and non-fighters.

But wait, there’s more!! Wargy Sunday - enjoy the now legendary all-day Res battle where you can put these new skills to good use.  As always using a layout of the Bay Area, each group that reserves a space will be assigned a piece of land to defend.  At the end of the day treasure will be awarded to each group who has one or more of the many treasure chests from the field, combined with their score in the noncombatant challenges.

Extra points will be awarded to the groups who enter, and even more points to the groups that win any of the following challenges to be judged during the Wargy:
    1. Food in the period style - that could have been carried into battle.
    2. A useful Fighter’s favor.
    3. A heroic poem composed onsite about the day’s fighting.
    4. Best Mercenary Pay offered at the event – (While physical items such as jewelry or armor will be returned, please bring sufficient food item samples for judging and to pay your Mercenaries.)
    5. A written explanation of a medieval science – minimum 2 pages – maximum 4.

Items can be dropped off with the Event Steward starting @ 5 p.m. Friday 2/2/18 thru 11 a.m. Sunday 2/4/18.

Each group who wishes to hold their own piece of the kingdom MUST have their commander RSVP to the Wargy event steward, Lydia Britannica, by the end of the 2 nd week of January midnight 01/13/18.  Locations will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Each group claiming land also MUST bring the following things to the event:
    • Troops, hired or native – each team must have at least 5 heavy/missile fighters.
    • A war banner.
    • A treasure chest filled with fortunes worthy of the “pride” of the group.
    • Payment if you wish to hire troops!! (Mercenaries have been hired on site the day of at previous Wargies.)
    • War support by supplying the equivalent of at least 1 all-day marshal, and 1 all day support staff – gate work/hydration support etc., it can be broken up however you wish.

The WARGY Commanders will meet Sunday morning with the MIC at 9:15 a.m. Listen up will be at  9:30 a.m. SHARP.  The war will start at 10 a.m. on the dot and go for a maximum of 3 hours.

Not attached to a group or RSVP? No problem Mercenaries are period!!!  Saturday night groups with reservations will have the opportunity to vie for your services.

We are planning donation fundraiser lunches each day – to benefit the Kingdom new Crowns fund and Napa and Sonoma County fire relief.

Important notes –

This site has water, flush toilets, showers, and hotels nearby.  

This lovely site is just under 2 hours from – The Bay Area, Sacramento, and King City.

Is there a special war fighting class you’ve been wanting to teach? Contact William of Effingham, War College coordinator, for information and to volunteer to teach war- and combat-related classes on Saturday.
For information and to volunteer to teach non-fighting classes on Saturday or Sunday contact the Event Steward, Lydia Britannica.

Event Steward: Janet Hatch (Viscountess Lydia Britannica)
Phone: 408-605-7014

Start Time: 
Site Opens: 12pm Friday, Site Closes: 3pm Sunday
Site Fee: 
Adult Event Registration: $25; Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $20; Children (Ages 17 and under): Free (covers BOTH War College AND Wargy! It's a 2fer!!)

DO NOT FOLLOW GPS DIRECTIONS. They will take you to the Ranger’s Admin building which is on the south/west side of 152. The part of the park we are using is on the north/east side of 152.

From Bay Area: Take best route to Gilroy California. Exit at 10th Street and drive East. 10th Street Becomes Highway 152. Proceed on 152 for 37.5 Miles. Make a left turn onto San Luis Reservoir State Recreation area.

From Sacramento: Take I-5 South 115 Miles. Exit at Highway 152 and drive West. Stay on 152 for 5.8 miles. Make a right turn onto San Luis Reservoir State Recreation area

From the South: Take I-5 North to Highway 152. Exit at Highway 152 and drive West. Stay on 152 for 5.8 miles. Make a right turn onto San Luis Reservoir State Recreation area