‘Our poor fellows dropped around us in every direction. In the activity of the officers to keep the men firm, and to supply them with ammunition of the fallen, you could scarcely avoid treading on the dying and the dead. But all was firm… Tho’ alone, our fire never slackened, nor were the men in the least disheartened… Our colonel, major, every captain and 11 subalterns fell; our King’s Colours were cut in two, our regimental ones had 17 balls through them.’
– Ensign Benjamin Hobhouse, 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment, at Albuera, 1811
Basic Information and Concept
The Forlorn Hope is a game set during the Peninsular War, firmly based in the real world, but featuring a fictional scenario that could have occurred during that conflict.
The game will run over three days, from Friday Evening to Sunday Lunch, and will be fully catered by our on-site chef for those who purchase a meal ticket, who will be producing thematic and immersive meals handpicked for this game. This is not reenactment; we will not be critiquing the authenticity of your belt buckle! Costume is aspirational, however the aesthetics of the Napoleonic period are very striking and thus should be thought of as equally important to the name and traits of the character you wish to play. While primarily a game focused around combat roleplay, there will be several plotlines aimed at non-combat players, playing into themes of intelligence-gathering and intrigue, as well as Bridgerton-esque politics, social deduction and Austen style ballgowning.
The game will run from the 26th to the 28th of May, 2023. The Forlorn Hope is inspired by media such as Sharpe, The Monuments Men, Master and Commander, Hornblower, Waterloo (1970), and Holdfast, as well as the historical background of the Peninsular War.
Date: May 26-28th 2023
Location: Gunman Airsoft Eversley – Camp Alpha, The Welsh Drive, Eversley, RG27 0QB.
Price: £85; £45 part payment to secure ticket + £40 balance on the Friday of the event.
Tickets available at feastyoureyes.events/the-forlorn-hope from the 15th February 2023
Tickets: Capped at 50 players and 30 crew
Food: Meal tickets are available for an additional £30, this covers breakfast served on both Saturday and Sunday before time-in, and lunch and dinner on Saturday, served in-character. We cater for Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten-free dietary requirements as standard, and do our best to cover other requirements on request.
Design document available here!
This includes information about character creation and game rules.