10/10/2017 at 21:10 #73558
Battleground 2017 takes place on Saturday November 25th, at the Queen’s Campus Sports Hall in Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 6BH, running from 10am until 3pm. Our big news is that this is our 5th year running the event, so we’re offering FREE ENTRY for everyone!
We’ve currently looking to have 37 traders attending the show, with a few changes from last year’s lineup. We should have them all confirmed by early October but you can see the expected list here: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/#!traders/c24i2
We’ll once again have a fantastic selection of display and participation games on offer, with 25 games expected at the moment. We’re still collected the game info from a lot of our clubs, but we’ll keep updating the lists here: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/#!games/c19qp
The living history groups have always been a popular attraction and this year we’re hoping to have the Durham Pals, Lonestar and Vanguard all returning for 2017.
Our Tabletop Sale is always busy and we might be expanding the number of tables for this year, depending on demand. 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
All of the show info can be found on either the Battleground website here: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/[/url] or our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/BattlegroundShow?ref=hl
Don’t forget to tell your friends about the FREE ENTRY and we hope to see you there!
www.minibits.net - Stocking MDF bases, Vallejo paints, I-94 decals, Crossover Miniatures, MDF buildings, and more!10/10/2017 at 21:11 #73559
With the Not-Derby show out of the way, we’ve just about confirmed all of the traders for this year’s show!
We’ve got some new companies attending this year, including:
Barwell Bodyworks – Bringing their ranges of airbrushes and paints.
Dave’s Wargames – Dave had attended the show previously on the tabletop sale, so this year he’s got a proper stand!
Helion & Company – A book publisher with an excellent selection of titles.
Marching in Colour – Excellent painting service covering a variety of scales.
Newline Designs – Various ranges in 10mm, 20mm and 28mm scales.
Rapier Miniatures – Excellent 6mm ranges and also some 28mm figures as well.
1 Ainsty Castings http://www.ainsty-castings.co.uk/
2 Baccus http://www.baccus6mm.com
3 Barwell Bodyworks www.barwellbodyworks-shop.com – NEW FOR 2017!
4 Beanie Games http://www.beaniegames.co.uk
5 Colonel Bill’s http://www.colonelbills.com/
6 Cozzmic Cakes http://www.facebook.com/CozzmicCakes
7 Crann Tara http://www.cranntaraminiatures.co.uk/
8 Crooked Dice http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk/wp/
9 Daruma Productions http://daruma.productions/
10 Dave Lanchester http://www.davidlanchestermilitarybooks.co.uk/
11 Dave Thomas http://stores.ebay.co.uk/The-Dave-T-Shop
12 Dave’s Wargames https://www.facebook.com/Daveswargames/ – NEW FOR 2017!
13 Eagle Figures http://www.eaglefigures.co.uk
14 Four A http://www.fouraminiatures.com/
15 Gaming Figures http://www.gamingfigures.com/
16 Games of War http://www.gamesofwar.net/
17 Graham’s Wuerkshoppe
18 Grubby Tanks / Britannia http://www.grubbytanks.com
19 Helion & Company http://www.helion.co.uk/ – NEW FOR 2017!
20 Hoka Hey Wargaming http://www.hokaheywargaming.co.uk/
21 Ironclad Miniatures http://www.ironcladminiatures.co.uk/
22 Last Valley https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Last-Valley/156158031109215?fref=ts
23 Lesley’s Bits Box http://www.lesleysbitsbox.co.uk/
24 Leven Miniatures http://www.levenminiatures.co.uk/
25 Marching in Colour http://marchingincolour.blogspot.co.uk/ – NEW FOR 2017!
26 Midlam Miniatures http://www.midlamminiatures.co.uk
27 Minibits http://www.minibits.net/
28 Newline Designs http://newlinedesigns.co.uk/ – NEW FOR 2017!
29 Pendraken Miniatures http://www.pendraken.co.uk/
30 Rapier Miniatures http://www.rapierminiatures.co.uk/ – NEW FOR 2017!
31 Reiver Castings http://reivercasting.wordpress.com/
32 Tumbling Dice http://www.tumblingdiceuk.com/
33 Warbases http://www.warbases.co.uk/
34 Warlord Games http://warlordgames.com
35 Waugh Games http://www.waughgames.co.uk/
36 Worley Books
And don’t forget, it’s free entry this year!
www.minibits.net - Stocking MDF bases, Vallejo paints, I-94 decals, Crossover Miniatures, MDF buildings, and more!18/10/2017 at 22:44 #74290
We’ve got 13 participation games for you to take part in!
> Imperial Ambition – Napoleonic battle set during the Leipzig campaign. Visitors are welcome to participate!
Consett Tabletop Gamers Society
> Details to be confirmed.
> Cake Wars returns, have a go and see if you can win yourself a cake!
Harrogate Wargames Club
> The Bells of St Maria – Sharp Practice game set during the early 16th Century Italian Wars. Can the Italians get to the Abbey of St Maria and ring the bells to alert their main army to the location of the French and Swiss, and at the same time recover the experimental Leonardo tank captured by the Swiss.
Iacta Alea Est
> ‘Load, Load, Load!’ – The Battle of the Denmark Straits, 1941.
> Steampunk Fantasy skirmish game set in an alternative world of magic, zombies and corruption.
Monty’s Wargaming World
> Adventures in Lardest Africa – TooFatLardies’ Sharp Practice 2 variant for Darkest Africa.
> Blood and Plunder – A 28mm miniatures wargame set in the New World during the 17th century. Featuring an innovative initiative system and simple and inituitive ruleset. Brandish your cutlass and musket and prepare for high adventure on the Spanish Main.
> WW2, Pt 2 – 100 days after the end of the war in Europe, Stalin had promised to attack Japan. Instead he changed his mind and decided to attack his former allies.
Scarborough Games Society
> WW2 in 28mm using Bolt Action rules
Something to do With Dice
> Something To Do With Dice 2: La Noche De Los Vampiros – Inspired by From Dusk Til Dawn 3 and featuring a new town. Rules will either be Dracula’s America or Curse of Dead Man’s Hand.
> Wild West Exodus – A dynamic, fast-paced semi-skirmish game pitting a cast of brutal characters against each other in a world very much like our own, but twisted by the forces of deepest evil. Characters are balanced upon the edge of a knife, a horrible death waiting patiently on either side.
Wargames in the Dungeon
> Sealion 1940 – A fast play game using Bolt Action rules.
We’ve got 13 display games on show!
> Large 28mm game showing Quatre Bras!
> Samurai – Details to be confirmed.
Carrying On Up The Dale
> Somewhere in Flanders 1676 – An action set during the French-Dutch War of 1672-78.
Durham Wargames Group
> 1848-49 Hungarian War of Independence – 42mm game complete with a railway!
Durham Wargames Group
> Port Republic – Stonewall Jackson Valley campaign refight from 1862 in 28mm.
Generals and Kings
> American War of Independence – 1777 Philadelphia Campaign
Independent Wargames Group
> 28mm ACW game using the new Pickett’s Charge rules.
> An 18th Century imaginations siege game using Spencer Smith 30mm figures.
Old Guard Wargames Club
> ‘A House Divided’ – 10mm ACW game!
Stafford and District Wargames
> War of Spanish Succession – 10mm game of Oudenarde (to be confirmed)
Tyneside Wargames Club
> 10mm Trojan War!
Westerhope Wargames Group
> 28mm Wellington in India!
Yorkshire Coast Wargamers
> A 28mm DBNapoleonic game!
And once again, it’s free entry this year!
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MikeKeymaster05/11/2017 at 03:07 #75615
Bookings for the Tabletop Sale are now open!
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! The Tabletop Sale will be open for bookings from 9:30am on the day, giving you time to get set up before the doors open.
Selling slots can booked in advance by contacting us using the Contact page on our website: https://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/contact
Free Entry for 2017!06/11/2017 at 23:47 #75768
The entry wristbands have arrived today, not long to go now!14/11/2017 at 23:42 #76259
We’re only 10 days away from Battleground 2017 now, so for anyone unsure of where the venue is, here’s the directions!
Coming down from the North on the A19 (Sunderland, Newcastle, Scotland, etc.) – https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/5e7f9e_38479f1826624292916622adc3eb771f.pdf
Coming from the East on the A66 (Middlesbrough town, Whitby, Scarborough, etc.) – https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/5e7f9e_4215fec80b9a4679b88a76fbd47dccd5.pdf
Coming up from the South on the A19 (York, Harrogate, Leeds, Sheffield, etc.) – https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/5e7f9e_fe742b2455d2415a8b69f127123efb95.pdf
Coming over from the West on the A66 (Darlington, Cumbria, etc.) – https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/5e7f9e_4ebde97496d845fb910f019b04f20ae0.pdf
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.
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!
Free Entry for 2017!16/11/2017 at 23:19 #76372
With little over a week to go, here’s the layout for the day so you can plan your purchases and decide which games you’d like to play!
Free Entry for 2017!25/11/2017 at 00:00 #76901
One last update for everyone before the big day! We’ve got 37 traders for all of your Christmas shopping, 25 games to look at and get involved in and a packed Tabletop Sale with all kinds of goodies on it. And of course, there’s Free Entry as well! We hope to see some of you here tomorrow (today?!)25/11/2017 at 00:39 #76903
MikeKeymaster26/11/2017 at 19:20 #77068
This year’s Battleground show was a cracking day out and the feedback so far has been very positive. We’ll have a report done later tonight and we’ve uploaded all of the photos to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BattlegroundShow/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1061388890670031 Hre’s a selection as well:28/11/2017 at 00:02 #77186
After a day to recharge, we’ve put together our show report on this year’s event, so head over and have a look! http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,16853.0.html We’ve already got some ideas for next year’s event so it would be great to hear any feedback from the visitors.28/11/2017 at 09:13 #77201
Now that is how to publicise your show!
Excellent, all the information you are likely to need in one place. I would have loved to go but circumstances precluded that 🙁
I have not been for quite a few years unfortunately, I went to a couple of the early ones.
Some other show organisers should take note and copy this great approach.
I hope the show was a great success.
Outstanding!!28/11/2017 at 14:15 #77227
I took the train down from Edinburgh to the show and felt it was a trip well worth making. Some great games, lots of traders I wanted to do business with, busy but with enough room to move about and a chance to catch up with old friends and make a few new ones.
All in all a great day out!
Some pictures here, for those interested
Growing old is mandatory, growing up is entirely optional!28/11/2017 at 21:22 #77277
Now that is how to publicise your show! Excellent, all the information you are likely to need in one place. I would have loved to go but circumstances precluded that 🙁 I have not been for quite a few years unfortunately, I went to a couple of the early ones. Some other show organisers should take note and copy this great approach. I hope the show was a great success. Outstanding!!
Thanks for the reply, hopefully we’ll see you next year!
I took the train down from Edinburgh to the show and felt it was a trip well worth making. Some great games, lots of traders I wanted to do business with, busy but with enough room to move about and a chance to catch up with old friends and make a few new ones. All in all a great day out! Some pictures here, for those interested https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10155073607291398.1073741832.593771397&type=1&l=a5a6ad4cf0
Good to see you this weekend Mike!03/12/2017 at 22:24 #77755
We’ve had a load of positive reviews of this year’s show, along with a lot more photos, so feel free to have a browse through these blogs:
Carryings On Up The Dale blog: http://www.carryingsonupthedale.com/2017/11/battleground-show-and-battle-of-seneffe.html
Ithoriel’s photos: https://www.facebook.com/ithoriel/media_set?set=a.10155073607291398.1073741832.593771397&type=3
Never Mind the Jankers blog: http://nevermindthejankers.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/battleground-show-2017.html
Another Slight Diversion Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AnotherSlightDiversion/posts/1856957640985005?pnref=story
Herkybird’s blog: http://herkybird-richardbradley.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/battleground-2017.html
Renko’s blog: https://twtrb.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/battleground-2017-pleasantly-surprised.html
Wargames in the Dungeon blog: http://wargamesinthedungeon.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/battleground-2017-report-attack-on.html
Mad Tin Hatter’s blog: https://themadtinhatter.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/aar-battleground-wargames-show-battle.html?spref=fb
One Man and His Brushes blog: http://onemanhisbrushes.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/batteground-acw-game-and-stash.html
Zabadak’s blog: https://zabadakszombieworld.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/battlegorund-2017.html
Rubbsalot blog: http://rubbsalotsmancave.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/battleground-wargames-show-2017-stockton.html
Ilkley Old School blog: http://ilkleyoldschool.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/battleground-show.html
Independent Wargames Group blog: https://independentwargamesgroup.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/battleground-2017.html?
Exiled Fog blog: https://exiledfog.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Battleground%202017
Westerhope blog: http://westerhopewargames.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/battleground-2017-show-report.html
Marching in Colour trader blog: http://marchingincolour.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/battleground-show-my-after-action-report.html
Hunwickian blog: http://slimreidy1.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/acw-demonstration-game-at-battleground.html
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