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« Reply #45 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/
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« Reply #46 on: 09 November 2016, 03:24:38 AM »

Very very very jealous of all the attendees

Best of luck to all
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« Reply #47 on: 09 November 2016, 04:27:04 PM »

Sounds like a good lot
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« Reply #48 on: 09 November 2016, 07:08:37 PM »

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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  Undecided

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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  Grin

Shopping list:
KR Multicase order to pick up.
Vallejo paints from Pendraken - to replace ageing Foundry 'Flesh-colour' paints.
Paintbrushes from Warlord Games
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« Reply #49 on: 09 November 2016, 07:18:42 PM »

All sounds good to me Roy!

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« Reply #50 on: 10 November 2016, 12:21:41 PM »

Me too Roy.
You are always welcome to join us  Thumbs up Big hug!
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« Reply #51 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
Coming from the East on the A66 (Middlesbrough town, Whitby, Scarborough, etc.) - 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
Coming over from the West on the A66 (Darlington, Cumbria, etc.) - 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.



If there are any queries at all on getting there, just get in touch and we'll point you in the right direction!
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« Reply #52 on: 22 November 2016, 12:29:01 AM »

We're only a few days away now, so here's the layout for Battleground 2016!



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/
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« Reply #53 on: 22 November 2016, 07:08:09 AM »

Hope it's a great success !  Thumbs up

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #54 on: 22 November 2016, 07:35:19 AM »

Good luck all
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« Reply #55 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.
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« Reply #56 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/
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« Reply #57 on: 26 November 2016, 06:04:26 AM »

Just de-icing the car now.
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« Reply #58 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.  Thumbs up Thumbs up Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause
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« Reply #59 on: 27 November 2016, 07:59:33 PM »

Good to hear it well Smiley

Still very jealous  Wink
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