Battleground 2014 will be taking place on Saturday November 29th, at the Queen's Campus Sports Hall in Stockton-on-Tees, running from 10am until 3pm.
Hosted by Pendraken Miniatures along with Middlesbrough Gamers Club, this show was formerly known as Smoggycon, but for 2014 we've got both a new name and a new venue!
Confirmed Traders for 2014:
1 Ainsty Castings
2 Baccus - NEW FOR 2014!
3 Beanie Games - NEW FOR 2014!
4 Caliver Books
5 Colonel Bill's
6 Cozzmic Cakes - NEW FOR 2014!
7 Crann Tara - NEW FOR 2014!
8 Crucible of Lead
9 Dashing Dice
10 Dave Lanchester
11 Dave Thomas
12 Eagle Figures
13 Figures in Comfort
14 Games of War
15 Gateshead Gaming
16 Graham's Wuerkshoppe
17 Hawk Wargames - NEW FOR 2014!
18 Hoka Hey Wargaming
19 Ironclad Miniatures
20 Last Valley
21 Lesley's Bits Box
22 MBM Scenery / Northumbria Painting Services
23 Midlam Min / Rathbone
24 Miniature Men & Comps
26 MTFG Hobbies
27 Northumbria Games
28 Old Glory
29 Pendraken Miniatures
30 Reiver Castings
32 Wargames Emporium - NEW FOR 2014!
33 Warlord Games
34 Waugh Games
35 Worley Books
With it being a new venue for this years show, we want to make sure we don't lose anyone in the move! To that end, we've put together pdf's for travelling by road, along with basic directions for those coming by bus/train as well.
Coming down from the North on the A19 (Sunderland, Newcastle, Scotland, etc.) CLICK HERE
Coming from the East on the A66 (Middlesbrough town, Whitby, Scarborough, etc.) CLICK HERE
Coming up from the South on the A19 (York, Harrogate, Leeds, Sheffield, etc.) CLICK HERE
Coming over from the West on the A66 (Darlington, Cumbria, etc.) CLICK HERE
Further directions for those travelling by Bus or Train can be found on the website here
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’s anything we can help with, just get in touch!