South Bay Gaming Club (SBGC)

The South Bay Gaming Club (SBGC) is a loose association of friends, acquaintances and guests playing miniature wargames in the southern San Francisco Bay area. Members are military history buffs and generally play historical miniatures with figures, although all genres of games, including science fiction, fantasy, and board games are played also.  Land, naval and sea war games are played and some games are a mix of the genres.

Membership discussions include many aspects of the gaming hobby besides just the games.  Interests include painting figures, building custom terrain, DIY model making, trading tips on collecting armies, etc.  There is a market place for buying, selling and trading.

Guests and drop-ins are welcome to visit the club, look around, meet the members and play a game.

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*** The pandemic has impacted everyone including our club/, but state, county and church rules are easing. We are required wear masks, if not vaccinated.

Sometimes, meetings need to be cancelled or moved to a new date due to changes in the church schedule.

We meet one Saturday a month from 10 am to 5 pm at the Prince of Peace church in Saratoga, California:
Fellowship Hall - Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
12770 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA
10 AM to 5 PM

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Upcoming Events

Members may submit a new event (or update/cancel an existing one) by sending an email to with the hashtag "#game" in the title. Please keep it short, and list the date, title, rules, description (brief), number of players, GM's name(s), and any special requirements (e.g. number of tables, please RSVP, etc.). Full instructions on this wiki page.


(Eight - 8 x 2.5 foot tables available.  Two - 6 x 2.5 foot tables available) (Also, many 4 foot round tables)
Note - With the pandemic/apocalypse situation, access to additional 6 x 2.5 tables may be available across the court yard)

August 7

Battle Of Yvior, Belgium, May 12 1940. Fireball Forward, 15mm.  Aufklärungs Abteilung 8 of 31st Panzer regiment, 5th Panzer Division (seconded to Rommel's 7th Panzer) attempts to seize the Meuse River bridge at Yvior in a Coup de Main from the Chassures Ardennais and French 5th Light Cavalry.  2-4 players GM: Greg Guth
(Outdoors - no masks required)
Dice and measuring devices needed (no sharing of materials):  Separate dice provided, Players should bring measuring devices.
(two 8 x 2.5 foot tables reserved)

15mm game of To the Strongest set during the 2nd Punic war.  4-6 players GM- Jeff Grein
Please RSVP for the game so I have an idea of the number of commands
(two 8 x 2.5 foot tables reserved)

1st Carlist War - Battle of Oriamendi, Spain 1837.  Rules Black Powder. British Auxiliary Legion and Royal Marines aid the Isabelinos against the Carlist forces.  Up to 6 players.  GM: Nick Stern
(Outdoors - no masks required)

Dice and measuring devices needed (no sharing of materials) Please bring your own D6s and measuring devices.
(two 8 x 2.5 foot tables reserved)

Sept 3 - 6 PacifiCon 2021 (at the San Mateo Marriott Hotel)

Sept 3 - 5 Enfilade! 2021 (in Olympia WA)

September 18
The Village, Poland, late 1944. Rules: GMT’s Panzer converted for miniatures, Both the Germans and Soviets are advancing on a village at the convergence of a strategic road net with the armor leading the way. This is a vehicle only scenario as a continuation to evolve the conversion of GMT’s Panzer board game. Players: Up to 6. GM: Greg Wong
(two 8 x 2.5 foot tables reserved).
Players should bring a measuring device in inches and at least 2 D10s of different colors. Please RSVP.

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