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.

Our newsletters are located in the files section:

*** The pandemic has impacted everyone including our club. We are required to play outdoors, wear masks, maintain social distancing and not share materials (e.g. dice and rulers).  We're also not allowed to sing [we play at a church community center :-)].  ***

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.

Sept 12 (Cancelled - moved to Sept 19)

Sept 19

Inkerman - The Soldier's Battle.  Black Powder Rules.
In an effort to break the siege of Sevastopol, the Russians launched a massive infantry attack on the British weak spot. The role of troops fighting mostly on their own initiative due to the foggy conditions during the battle has earned the engagement the name "The Soldier's Battle".
6 Players. Nick Stern. 20mm Scale (Surprise!)
(2 x 8 foot table reserved)
Bring your own D6s and Rulers/Tape-Measures


Napoleonic Naval Battles “Form on the Admirals’ Wake” (modified by Bob Bergman)
2 to 8 players each commanding a 3 or 4 ship squadron. GM Bob Bergman
Everything provided.  If you can, bring your own dice:  8 X d6,  1 X d12.    No rulers or tape measures required.
For those who don’t have dice, I will bathe sets in sanitizer before the game.

(No tables requested)

( 6x 8 foot tables available.  2 x 6 foot tables available)

Oct 10
No games scheduled.

Nov 14
No games scheduled.

Dec 12
No games scheduled.

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