St. Crispin's Irregulars

The Club

Our meeting hall

We are St. Crispin's Irregulars, the band of brothers and sisters who host Hobby Day and Hobby Night in Anaheim. We attend hobby related events all over the Southland and invite others to join us for fun and friendship. St. Crispin's Irregulars meet on the weekend of second Saturday. We build scale models, paint, play games or just spend time with friends and talk. The games we play cover a gigantic range from family standards like Clue to Eurogames, historical miniature wargames, Role Playing Games and just about anything else you might find at your local hobby shop. Many of our Irregular members are also regular members of the Historical Miniatures Gaming Society/ Pacific Southwest, although membership in either group is not mandatory to attend our events.

We have been getting together since 2004, so we have been active for seventeen years. We have hosted hundreds of fun events. Interests have changed over the years and active tables from the past are still going strong while new tables of friends have been added. Here is a short list of games and activities that you can find almost every month:

Our Mission

4 Lines about Hobby Day
It doesn't matter what rules you use, as long as your friends can explain them.
It doesn't matter what scale you use, as long as your friends have an extra army.
It doesn't matter how long it takes, as long as your friends have the time.
What matters is, the friends.

In today's world there are too many people whose interpersonal relationships are constantly filtered through electronic devices. Manners and common courtesy are hardly commonplace and many people have trouble with the most basic interpersonal skills. At our events we slow down the pace of our ever changing world and leave the electronic devices at home. We encourage you to attend for as long as you wish. Sit down with some friends over an old fashioned boardgame, roll some dice, mark a pad with a pencil and talk between turns. You might rediscover something you did not know you were missing.

A few words about having a creative hobby:
There are those who only view content that others produce. Then there are those who produce that content. Every week, learn what you can to produce something. If nothing else, you become a more educated consumer.

The Name

Why St. Crispin’s Irregulars?
St. Crispin’s Day falls on 25 October each year. It is a day famous for the battles that occurred on it: the Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Pacific theater in 1944, the Battle of Balaklava (Charge of the Light Brigade) during the Crimean War, and the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, dramatized by William Shakespeare's "Henry V" which contains the famous "Band of Brothers" speech. So the St. Crispin part of the name encompasses the arts as well as history, and the time spans of those three battles are rooted in more ancient days, but connect to our modern age. The Irregular part of the name reminds of Sherlock Holmes’s Baker Street Irregulars and that serves to symbolize the importance of youth, while also serving as a reminder that we all have lives, and games are just, games. We support hobbies and games of all types, we are family oriented and dedicated to fun, with a dash of chivalric honor thrown in. Off the top of my head, here is a short list of movies that I remember have a St. Crispin's Day reference.
Tombstone 1993
Henry V 1989
Rough Riders 1997

How St. Crispin's Day was Shakespear's Master Class on Giving Speeches