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Title: Battleground 2016!
Post by: Leon on 25 August 2016, 12:16:26 AM
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It's getting close to that time of year again, as Battleground 2016 takes place on Saturday November 26th, at the Queen's Campus Sports Hall in Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 6BH, running from 10am until 3pm.  

This show is organised and run by Pendraken Miniatures with help from Middlesbrough Gamers Club.

Entry to the show is only £3 for adults, with free entry for the rest of the family.

Currently we're looking to have 37 traders attending, but there may be one or two changes to last year's lineup.  We'll have all of the traders confirmed by October and we'll update at that point.  A current list of the expected traders can be found here: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/#!traders/c24i2 (http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/#!traders/c24i2)

This year we're expanding the games section of the show, as well as increasing the number of participation games on offer.  We're waiting on the final details of some of our games, so we'll keep updating the lists here: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/#!games/c19qp (http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/#!games/c19qp)

We've always enjoyed having living history groups at our event, with the Durham Pals and 68th DLI returning for 2016.  We've also added the Lonestar re-enactment group to this year's event, bringing a selection of 8th Cavalry equipment for people to look at and try on.

Last year's Tabletop Sale was a great success and was fully booked up all day long.  For only £1 per half hour slot, you can sell as much as you like, with no commission at all!  You can deal directly with the buyers, answer any questions they may have, and also keep an eye on your goods. Once your time is up (or better still, you’ve sold everything!), you can walk away, cash in hand, and enjoy the rest of the show!  This year we'll try and add a couple more tables, but please make sure to book in early if you can.  Bookings can be made through the contact section of the website: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/#!contact/cn3p (http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/#!contact/cn3p)

As well as the main Battleground website here: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/ (http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/) you can also follow our Facebook page for the latest updates: https://www.facebook.com/BattlegroundShow?ref=hl (https://www.facebook.com/BattlegroundShow?ref=hl)

Don't forget to tell your friends about the event and we hope to see you there!


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: mart678 on 25 August 2016, 07:08:25 PM
Hi Leon

No to bad only 314.2 Miles and 6hours and 24 minutes to get there and same to get home  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: jimduncanuk on 25 August 2016, 07:14:52 PM

No to bad only 314.2 Miles and 6hours and 24 minutes to get there and same to get home  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

A mere 157.8 miles for me and just under 3 hours on the road.

Where are you coming from? The Moon?




Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: Westmarcher on 25 August 2016, 08:52:33 PM
So. We'll see you there, Mart?

[3 Hours 26 minutes by car for me. 10 hours 5 minutes by train and bus. Nearly December .... er ..... probably no ...... still, if I can persuade Mrs Westie ...... ]


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: mart678 on 26 August 2016, 12:33:38 PM
Sorry just been informed by the Boss I mean darling wife I will be doing what all Welshmen should Selling Sheep  ;D ;D ;D ;D








As you can see my wife could sell sand to the Arabs also spot the imposter  :-\ :-\


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: Leman on 26 August 2016, 02:11:42 PM
You'll have to have a word with Mr. Maahyor about that. [Sorry folks - meaningless if you weren't around in the fifties]


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: ianrs54 on 26 August 2016, 02:54:07 PM
Sorry just been informed by the Boss I mean darling wife I will be doing what all Welshmen should Stealing Sheep  ;D ;D ;D ;D

IanS


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: ianrs54 on 26 August 2016, 02:55:30 PM
You'll have to have a word with Mr. Maahyor about that. [Sorry folks - meaningless if you weren't around in the fifties]

No they repeated the survivors on 7/4Extra fairly recently.

IanS


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: RoyWilliamson on 27 August 2016, 09:57:38 AM
Definitely going. My favourite show of the year, if I'm honest. Not too big, nor too small. Good venue with good facilities. Good selection of games and traders. Also it doesn't hurt your feet to walk around the place as the floor is wooden and it being all in one place there's no trekking around to find things. The organisers are easy to find and willing to help you out, should you need them, too.


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: Leon on 20 September 2016, 12:25:11 AM
The games for this year's show are filling up nicely, so far we've got the following booked in:

PARTICIPATION

Consett Tabletop Gamers Society
Chase the Exec-Wing: A fast paced multi-player game based on Fantasy Flight's popular X-Wing, where a squadron of Ties is tasked with hunting down a single X-Wing flown by one of our team.

AND

Great Escape - Based on the current Warhammer 40k system, this game puts players in charge of a handful of survivors as they await extraction to a new safe haven.  The human survivors will have to hold on to their extraction point for a set time with only limited ammo against random squads of alien/daemon/traitor/undead enemies.

Durham Raiders
Something To Do With Dice - Spaghetti Western inspired Wild West skirmish game.

Guisborough Gamers
Sands of the Sudan - A good dusting in the Sudan, can you relieve the garrison in time?

Malifaux
Based in an alternate Earth, Malifaux uses gothic, steampunk, and victorian horror with a dose of the wild west to inject fun and depth into the magical lawlessness of a world rife with monsters, necropunks, man-machine hybrids, gunslingers, and powerhungry politicos. Actively using character-driven stories to define the world of Malifaux, seek your fortune in this fast paced and brutal 32mm tabletop miniature skirmish game. Assemble your crew and stake your claim!

Redcar Ironbeards
Capture the Port - WW2 game using Rapid Fire rules.  The Americans are deployed in a layered defence setup with the objective of stopping the opposition breaking through the defences and capturing the bridge linking the town to the port facility.

Society of 20th C. Wargamers
Rif War 1921 - Visitors take on the role of a Spanish Colonial officer tasked with completing randomly chosen missions in the Rif mountains.  Played in a Pony Wars style against a randomly generated enemy, suitable for multiple players.

Wargames in the Dungeon
Find the Halfling: Lord of the Rings game using Dragon Rampant rules.  Based on the Battle of Amon Hen.

Westerhope Wargames Group
A WW2 participation game as a US carrier tries to survivie a Japanese air attack!


DISPLAY

Brompton Bankers
Toy Town Wars - A HOTT game using Eureka Toy Town soldiers range.  Queen Gertrude IX with guards, infantry and cavalry armies, will be defending her realm against the French, German and Russian armies.

Durham Wargames Group
1866 in Bohemia - Large 28mm reconstruction of one of the battles of the Austro-Prussian was to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the battle.

Independent Wargames Group
Blood on the Nile - A 10mm Sudan game using Black Powder rules.

Stafford and District Wargames
A 10mm Marlburian game using Pendraken figures!

Tyneside Wargames Club
Battle of Cannae - Using 10mm figures!


More details to come, so keep an eye out for further details: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/games (http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/games)


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: paulr on 20 September 2016, 03:04:02 AM
Impressive looking list :)

Particularly when compared to our colonial fare ;)


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: FierceKitty on 20 September 2016, 06:01:51 AM
A mere 157.8 miles for me and just under 3 hours on the road.

Where are you coming from? The Moon?




You think you've got it tough?


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: Techno on 20 September 2016, 07:21:08 AM
Where are you coming from? The Moon?

According to the map, Techno Towers is 294 miles from Middlesbrough.......Mart lives another 20 or so miles further away.  :(

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: fsn on 20 September 2016, 07:44:02 AM
Well don't turn left as you go out the house.

 :P


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: Techno on 20 September 2016, 08:13:22 AM
I turn left 99% of the time when I leave the house.

The right turn is a really horrid wiggly-windy' road which I avoid, as much as possible.
Only go that way, to meet the library van, once a month.  :D

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: RoyWilliamson on 20 September 2016, 11:26:26 AM
 =D> <:-P

Looks a good selection of games.
Though I'm now dreading being roped into playing in a few, since I know people running them. Totally ruins my miserable sod image  [-(

I'm going to be a normal show-goer this time, so I s'pose I'll have to pay this year to get in  :'(

 :)


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: fred. on 20 September 2016, 06:23:00 PM
I turn left 99% of the time when I leave the house.

The right turn is a really horrid wiggly-windy' road which I avoid, as much as possible.
Only go that way, to meet the library van, once a month.  :D

Cheers - Phil

I turn left 100% of the time when I leave the house, otherwise I fall over the fence into next door.


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 September 2016, 07:18:51 PM
I turn right, or I'm in my garage, which only has one door!


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: ianrs54 on 21 September 2016, 07:51:29 AM
I always turn left - it's a one way st.

IanS


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: fsn on 21 September 2016, 07:56:43 AM
I turn left 99% of the time when I leave the house.

Well there's your problem right there!



Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: toxicpixie on 21 September 2016, 09:24:19 AM
Having been sent round some very tiny wriggle roads down your end Techno, I can sympathise! The sat-nav had a habit of deciding we wanted to see "scenic" routes and sending us either along coastal routes you couldn't get a moped down, or through the firing range at awkward times of the day ;)

Nice views and cool rally driving mind ;)


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: Techno on 21 September 2016, 10:43:02 AM
When Meirion popped over to see me.....I sent him 'non sat-nav' instructions how to get to Techno Towers.
From where he was staying, it's a fairly straightforward drive......As long as you don't take the 'short cuts' the sat-nav will give you.

Those are OK(ish) if you know the area.....But if not..... ;D ;D ;D ;D (I certainly don't use the short cuts.....They take longer, anyway.)

Rallying ?.......We get one of those past us, every year, early morning, late in Autumn (They always warn us though.)

It's surprised me that there's never been a bad accident. Though they very occasionally take a lump out of the stone walls that border the roads.

Cheers - Phil







Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: toxicpixie on 21 September 2016, 11:09:22 AM
It was more ME rallying than other drivers, all felt a bit like I'd stepped into a very realistic and awkward driving sim :D

After the first years visit you get to know which is the bad route and avoid them ;)


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: Shutuphippie on 22 September 2016, 08:15:59 PM
Am really looking forward to the show. The stafford and district crew will probably travel up on the Friday. Any good hotels close by? Any recommendations of a good curry house as well? 😀


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Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: Leon on 22 September 2016, 08:52:41 PM
Am really looking forward to the show. The stafford and district crew will probably travel up on the Friday. Any good hotels close by? Any recommendations of a good curry house as well? 😀

There's a Premier Inn only a mile away, where a lot of the traders stay: http://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/county-durham/stockton-on-tees/stockton-on-teesmiddlesbrough.html?cid=GLBC_MIDTAL  The prices are usually quite reasonable, around £30-£35 per night.  There's a restaurant next door to it, or there's a whole variety of restaurants just over the A66 in Teesside Park.


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: Shutuphippie on 24 September 2016, 12:10:12 AM
There's a Premier Inn only a mile away, where a lot of the traders stay: http://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/county-durham/stockton-on-tees/stockton-on-teesmiddlesbrough.html?cid=GLBC_MIDTAL  The prices are usually quite reasonable, around £30-£35 per night.  There's a restaurant next door to it, or there's a whole variety of restaurants just over the A66 in Teesside Park.


Thx leon


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Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: Leon on 23 October 2016, 11:39:33 PM
We've just launched the Event page for this year's show on Facebook, so please share it around your friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/111918869279580/ (https://www.facebook.com/events/111918869279580/)

And in other news, the entry wristbands have arrived!

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http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/ (http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/)
https://www.facebook.com/BattlegroundShow/ (https://www.facebook.com/BattlegroundShow/)


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: Womble67 on 23 October 2016, 11:54:48 PM
They look good. Wish i could attend

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: Leman on 24 October 2016, 07:28:38 AM
I am promising myself a visit next year. Unfortunately finances won't take the strain this year as it will mean a couple of nights overnight.


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: Leon on 24 October 2016, 07:06:04 PM
I am promising myself a visit next year.

We can fit you in for a game as well if you'd be up for it?


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: Leman on 24 October 2016, 09:05:08 PM
Oh, most definitely.


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: Leon on 24 October 2016, 10:09:43 PM
Oh, most definitely.

No worries, I'll make a note to contact you about that closer to the time.


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: Leon on 01 November 2016, 10:56:13 PM
There's a little over 3 weeks to go before Battleground 2016, so not long now!  If anyone would like to book in to the tabletop sale, drop us an email using the Contact form on the website and we'll get you booked in: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/contact

More updates coming soon, including the last few games and details of our living history groups.

http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/BattlegroundShow/


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: RoyWilliamson on 05 November 2016, 04:19:39 PM
 :-\ Just been watching a video-thingy from Crisis 2014 (fair enough, a few years too late, but first time I'd seen it!) and just wondered about strapping a camcorder to Leon, setting to record, and as he's walking around the show - checking everything's okay - there'd be a video of the show to show-off later.

I won't suggest the official show photographer do the video, as she's busy all day as it is, and its always a case of Leon never looking very busy on the day  :d ;D

 ;)


-- Just made my first 'pick-up at show' order, today, with KRMulticases / Lesley's Bits Box.
Got me name down to play in two games, also.  


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: FierceKitty on 05 November 2016, 04:59:04 PM
Can't make it. Please don't feel bad - it's not personal.


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: fsn on 05 November 2016, 05:52:01 PM
Last time they attached a camera to Leon ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UowkIRSDHfs



Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: Leon on 06 November 2016, 03:46:16 AM
:-\ Just been watching a video-thingy from Crisis 2014 (fair enough, a few years too late, but first time I'd seen it!) and just wondered about strapping a camcorder to Leon, setting to record, and as he's walking around the show - checking everything's okay - there'd be a video of the show to show-off later.

I think it would be pretty boring for everyone, just me moving tables, carrying trader stock, checking exit doors and closed, wandering about aimlessly...  :D

I won't suggest the official show photographer do the video, as she's busy all day as it is, and its always a case of Leon never looking very busy on the day  :d ;D

She's not here this year unfortunately, so it'll be down to me to do the photo honours this time.


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: FierceKitty on 06 November 2016, 05:00:34 AM


I won't suggest the official show photographer do the video....


  

By Golly, a real subjunctive! There ARE literate wargamers on this planet!


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: RoyWilliamson on 06 November 2016, 11:24:41 AM
Last time they attached a camera to Leon ...

Where the heck was the camera? Attached, strapped, to the base of the tail?

By Golly, a real subjunctive! There ARE literate wargamers on this planet!

What's a subjunctive?  :-\ ;D (I know now, after googling it!)


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: RoyWilliamson on 06 November 2016, 11:33:22 AM
She's not here this year unfortunately, so it'll be down to me to do the photo honours this time.

Let me in early and I'll photograph everything and everyone, throughout the day! I can even provide my own camera - though you'd need to provide any lights, if wanted?

Quite happy to forego playing games, and my camera is capable of taking well-lit and good images, with a good ability to photograph 'macro' close-ups. Pictures could be emailed, or transferred via USB connection to computer at your unit after the date.

So if you do require a hand, with camera duties, I'm very willing to offer my services.



Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: Leon on 06 November 2016, 11:41:55 PM
I think we'll be OK but I'll give you a shout if I find we're short.  Once the doors open at 10am, I should be able to grab 45 minutes or so to have a run around the games.  If you'll be taking pictures anyway, we can always point people towards your blog after the show, more photos is never a bad thing!

 8)


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: Nick the Lemming on 07 November 2016, 02:43:32 PM
By Golly, a real subjunctive! There ARE literate wargamers on this planet!

Careful, that's just asking for it. You know that someone will say that a passive periphrastic must be used next.


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: Leon on 08 November 2016, 12:32:22 AM
We've finalised the games for the show now, with the following all booked in for the event:

PARTICIPATION

Border Reivers
Cross of Iron - WWII game.

Captain Jack's Locker
Frostgrave demonstration games, so come along and have a go!

Consett Tabletop Gamers Society
Chase the Exec-Wing: A fast paced multi-player game based on Fantasy Flight's popular X-Wing, where a squadron of Ties is tasked with hunting down a single X-Wing flown by one of our team.

AND

Great Escape - Based on the current Warhammer 40k system, this game puts players in charge of a handful of survivors as they await extraction to a new safe haven.  The human survivors will have to hold on to their extraction point for a set time with only limited ammo against random squads of alien/daemon/traitor/undead enemies.

Cozzmic Cakes
Cupcake Wars! - The perfect participation game!  Jump in, roll some dice and you might win yourself a cupcake!  What's not to like?!

Durham Raiders
Something To Do With Dice - Spaghetti Western inspired Wild West skirmish game.

Guisborough Gamers
Sands of the Sudan - A good dusting in the Sudan, can you relieve the garrison in time?

Malifaux
Based in an alternate Earth, Malifaux uses gothic, steampunk, and victorian horror with a dose of the wild west to inject fun and depth into the magical lawlessness of a world rife with monsters, necropunks, man-machine hybrids, gunslingers, and powerhungry politicos. Actively using character-driven stories to define the world of Malifaux, seek your fortune in this fast paced and brutal 32mm tabletop miniature skirmish game. Assemble your crew and stake your claim!

Redcar Ironbeards
Capture the Port - WW2 game using Rapid Fire rules.  The Americans are deployed in a layered defence setup with the objective of stopping the opposition breaking through the defences and capturing the bridge linking the town to the port facility.

Society of 20th C. Wargamers
Rif War 1921 - Visitors take on the role of a Spanish Colonial officer tasked with completing randomly chosen missions in the Rif mountains.  Played in a Pony Wars style against a randomly generated enemy, suitable for multiple players.

Wargames in the Dungeon
Find the Halfling: Lord of the Rings game using Dragon Rampant rules.  Based on the Battle of Amon Hen.

Westerhope Wargames Group
A WW2 participation game as a US carrier tries to survivie a Japanese air attack!


DISPLAY

Brompton Bankers
Toy Town Wars - A HOTT game using Eureka Toy Town soldiers range.  Queen Gertrude IX with guards, infantry and cavalry armies, will be defending her realm against the French, German and Russian armies.

Durham Raiders
The Horus Heresy - An expansion of the Warhammer 40,000 rules, set in the 31st millennium in the legendary era of the Horus Heresy, as Space Marines fight Space Marines for control of the galaxy.

Durham Wargames Group
1866 in Bohemia - Large 28mm reconstruction of Skalitz, one of the battles of the Austro-Prussian wars, to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the battle.

Generals & Kings
WWI - A 28mm WWI game showing the final German offensives of 1918.

iacta alea est
Steer Two Points Closer to the Enemy! - Showing the Battle of Jutland on 31st May 1916, using the 1966 Avalon Hill game which was released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the battle.

Independent Wargames Group
28mm American Civil War game, using the new 'Glory Hallelujah!' rules.

Independent Wargames Group
Blood on the Nile - A 10mm Sudan game using Black Powder rules.

Old Guard Wargames Club
A 28mm Roman Civil War game, using 'To The Strongest' rules.

Stafford and District Wargames
A 10mm Marlburian game using Pendraken figures!

Tyneside Wargames Club
Battle of Cannae - Using 10mm figures!


It's not long until the show now, so we hope to see some of you there!

http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/BattlegroundShow/


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: paulr on 08 November 2016, 06:18:37 AM
Very very jealous of all the attendees

Best of luck to all


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: Womble67 on 08 November 2016, 10:52:11 PM
Looks like a good line up. Wish i could attend

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: Leon on 09 November 2016, 12:08:22 AM
We've got a great group of re-enactment groups attending Battleground this year, including:

Durham Pals
The Durham Pals are a group that portray the 18th Battalion Durham Light Infantry in the Great War.  Their primary aim is to commemorate the current 100th anniversaries of World War One.  They are involved with events at locations like Beamish Open Air Museum, giving talks regarding various aspects of the War and also participating in commemorative events.  The group is locally based but has membership across the country. 
More information can be found at their website www.durhampals.org.uk

Lonestar Group
An 1876 era 8th Cavalry display group featuring original items from the period.  People can handle original weapons and try on some of the kit, whilst learning about left with the US cavalry during the era.  We talk about the Battle of Little Big Horn and the wider 1876 campaign.  For 2016 we have added a full US Cavalry saddle, complete with tack, equipment and personal kit. 
More info about what we do can be found on our website: http://thelonestar.yolasite.com/

Vanguard
Led and founded by William Mckenzie, a seasoned re-enactor, the group ‘Vanguard’ are a North-Eastern based medieval battle re-enactment group, operating out of Hartlepool but enjoying battle events throughout the UK.  The group re-enacts the battles and combat of the medieval period, primarily taking up the arms and armour of 13th century England. However, with the group meeting and practicing every week – and due to the style of medieval weapons and armour – the group is physically equipped to adapt and enjoy participating in battle events set from early 11th century to mid-14th century. 
More info can be found on our website: http://vanguard-reenactment.wixsite.com/home


http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/BattlegroundShow/


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: paulr on 09 November 2016, 03:24:38 AM
Very very very jealous of all the attendees

Best of luck to all


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 November 2016, 04:27:04 PM
Sounds like a good lot


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: RoyWilliamson on 09 November 2016, 07:08:37 PM
Quote from: Leon
We've finalised the games for the show now, with the following all booked in for the event:

PARTICIPATION

Ah, quite the few games I want to play. Might have to make a list to remind myself  :-\

Quote from: Leon
Wargames in the Dungeon
Find the Halfling: Lord of the Rings game using Dragon Rampant rules.  Based on the Battle of Amon Hen.
Priority Level 1. My mate Matt's game. Play this first, as it only take 30mins.

Quote from: Leon
Redcar Ironbeards
Capture the Port - WW2 game using Rapid Fire rules.  The Americans are deployed in a layered defence setup with the objective of stopping the opposition breaking through the defences and capturing the bridge linking the town to the port facility.
Priority Level 2. Didn't know you were doing a participation game Skywalker. I'll pop over and throw some dice with you gents for a time.

Quote from: Leon
Guisborough Gamers
Sands of the Sudan - A good dusting in the Sudan, can you relieve the garrison in time?
Priority Level 3. Dave Doc' has my name down already for a playing spot, but I played this at Shildon last month so am willing to let others play at this show. Recommended Game!

Quote from: Leon
Westerhope Wargames Group
A WW2 participation game as a US carrier tries to survivie a Japanese air attack!
Priority Level 4. I was meant to play Bill's and Co. game at the earlier Stockton show, but with our van being scrapped I never got. Best make the effort to play it this time.

Quote from: Leon
Consett Tabletop Gamers Society
Chase the Exec-Wing: A fast paced multi-player game based on Fantasy Flight's popular X-Wing, where a squadron of Ties is tasked with hunting down a single X-Wing flown by one of our team.
Priority Level 5. Fancy mucking about with some spaceships, and it should be a quick game.

Quote from: Leon
Society of 20th C. Wargamers
Rif War 1921 - Visitors take on the role of a Spanish Colonial officer tasked with completing randomly chosen missions in the Rif mountains.  Played in a Pony Wars style against a randomly generated enemy, suitable for multiple players.
Priority Level 6. If I've the time, this game sounds interesting.

Quote from: Leon
DISPLAY

Old Guard Wargames Club
A 28mm Roman Civil War game, using 'To The Strongest' rules.
My assistance isn't required, as far as I know. John and Pete are running the game on the day.

Quote from: Leon
Stafford and District Wargames
A 10mm Marlburian game using Pendraken figures!
Looking forward to seeing those Tricornes!

I'd best print all this out to remind myself  ;D

Shopping list:
KR Multicase order to pick up.
Vallejo paints from Pendraken - to replace ageing Foundry 'Flesh-colour' paints.
Paintbrushes from Warlord Games


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: Leon on 09 November 2016, 07:18:42 PM
All sounds good to me Roy!

 :-bd


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: skywalker on 10 November 2016, 12:21:41 PM
Me too Roy.
You are always welcome to join us  :-bd >:<


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: Leon on 17 November 2016, 11:38:39 PM
We're only a week away from Battleground 2016 now, so for anyone unsure of where the venue is, here's the directions!

By Road:
Coming down from the North on the A19 (Sunderland, Newcastle, Scotland, etc.) - http://www.pendraken.co.uk/FileBin/BattlegroundDirectionsNorth.pdf (http://www.pendraken.co.uk/FileBin/BattlegroundDirectionsNorth.pdf)
Coming from the East on the A66 (Middlesbrough town, Whitby, Scarborough, etc.) - http://www.pendraken.co.uk/FileBin/BattlegroundDirectionsEast.pdf (http://www.pendraken.co.uk/FileBin/BattlegroundDirectionsEast.pdf)
Coming up from the South on the A19 (York, Harrogate, Leeds, Sheffield, etc.) - http://www.pendraken.co.uk/FileBin/BattlegroundDirectionsSouth.pdf (http://www.pendraken.co.uk/FileBin/BattlegroundDirectionsSouth.pdf)
Coming over from the West on the A66 (Darlington, Cumbria, etc.) - http://www.pendraken.co.uk/FileBin/BattlegroundDirectionsWest.pdf (http://www.pendraken.co.uk/FileBin/BattlegroundDirectionsWest.pdf)

By Bus:

Regular services run from Stockton and Middlesbrough to Teesdale and X1 services from Newcastle, Durham, Sedgefield and Middlesbrough stop outside the Holliday Building on University Boulevard.  There are several bus stops on the campus, the closest ones for Battleground being either the Holliday Building stop, or outside the Stockton Riverside College.

By Train:
East Coast Main Line operate high speed services from London, York and Edinburgh to Darlington, with a connection to Thornaby Railway Station.

The Transpennine Express provides a direct approximately hourly service from Manchester Airport, Manchester, Leeds and York to Thornaby.

Northern Rail operate a regular service from Saltburn to Newcastle and Bishop Aukland that stops at Thornaby and Durham.

Once you arrive at Thornaby Station, climb the steps and turn right onto the footbridge.  Walk over the footbridge and turn right along Station Street.  At the roundabout go straight over onto Harvard Avenue, signposted 'University Campus', with the glass fronted buildings on your right.  Continue down this road, past the entrance to Stockton Riverside College, until you reach another roundabout.  Turn right here, signposted 'University of Durham'.  As you reach another roundabout, the venue will be to your right, a white and grey building with the curved sports hall roof visible and 'Durham University Sports' written on the side.

(http://www.pendraken.co.uk/ImageBin/QueensMap.jpg)

If there are any queries at all on getting there, just get in touch and we'll point you in the right direction!


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: Leon on 22 November 2016, 12:29:01 AM
We're only a few days away now, so here's the layout for Battleground 2016!

(https://static.wixstatic.com/media/5e7f9e_c9589a4131284d4b956ed2b36a8fc850~mv2_d_2362_1675_s_2.jpg/v1/fill/w_777,h_551,al_c,q_85,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/5e7f9e_c9589a4131284d4b956ed2b36a8fc850~mv2_d_2362_1675_s_2.jpg)

Please share our Event page around if possible, there's no such thing as too much coverage!  https://www.facebook.com/events/111918869279580/

http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/BattlegroundShow/


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: Techno on 22 November 2016, 07:08:09 AM
Hope it's a great success !  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 November 2016, 07:35:19 AM
Good luck all


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: Steve J on 22 November 2016, 07:53:12 AM
Good luck with this and wish I could attend as the re-enactors look to be interesting as well as some of the games.


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: Leon on 26 November 2016, 02:06:32 AM
Only a few hours now before Battleground 2016!  Thanks for putting up with all my posts and we hope to see some of you at the show!

We'll be posting on Facebook through the day for anyone who can't make it: https://en-gb.facebook.com/BattlegroundShow/


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: jimduncanuk on 26 November 2016, 06:04:26 AM
Just de-icing the car now.


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: skywalker on 27 November 2016, 06:58:23 PM
Had a great day at Battleground. Leon and the team did us wargamers proud.
It was good to meet and chat with some of the people I know from this site.  :-bd :-bd =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>


Title: Re: Battleground 2016!
Post by: paulr on 27 November 2016, 07:59:33 PM
Good to hear it well :)

Still very jealous  ;)