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  • #119790
    Leon Pengilley
    Leon Pengilley
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    This year’s Battleground show takes place on Saturday 30th November at our usual venue of the Queen’s Campus Sports Hall in Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 6BH. The event runs from 10am until 3pm and once again running it’s FREE ENTRY for everyone! After the success of last year it made sense to keep this in place so we hope you will support us and head along!

    As usual we’ll have a few new traders for this year, so keep an eye out for more information on those. We’re hoping to have close to 40 traders in total and you can check who’s coming on the Battleground website here: https://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/traders

    We always have a fantastic selection of display and participation games on offer, usually around 25 games in total. We’ll be sending the booking forms out to the games clubs in the next fortnight so keep checking the games lists here: https://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/games

    Our Tabletop Sale sells out every year so for this year we’ve had to limit bookings to only 4 slots per person (2 hours total). So for only £1.50 per half hour slot, you can sell as much as you like, with no commission at all! You deal directly with the buyers, answer any questions they may have, haggle over prices and get those unwanted goodies sold! 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 bookings for the Tabletop will be open from September and they can be made through the contact section of the website: https://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/contact

    Last year we had some fantastic talks from Phil Philo of the Battlefields Trust and we’re hoping to have another selection for folks to enjoy. This year we might have some other guest speakers so keep an eye out for more updates on that.

    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 If you’ve got any questions about the event, just let us know.

    So, don’t forget to tell your friends about the FREE ENTRY and we’ll see you there!

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    #125823
    Leon Pengilley
    Leon Pengilley
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    This is the list of traders that will be attending Battleground 2019! We might have one or two last minute additions, but we’ll announce those separately if so!

    1 1525 Miniatures http://www.1525miniatures.net
    2 Ainsty Castings http://www.ainsty-castings.co.uk/
    3 Baccus 6mm http://www.baccus6mm.com
    4 Beanie Games http://www.beaniegames.co.uk
    5 Bow and Blade http://www.bowandblade.co.uk
    6 Colonel Bill’s http://www.colonelbills.com/
    7 Cozzmic Cakes http://www.facebook.com/CozzmicCakes
    8 Crann Tara http://www.cranntaraminiatures.co.uk/
    9 Crooked Dice http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk
    10 Dave Lanchester http://www.davidlanchestermilitarybooks.co.uk/
    11 Dave Thomas http://stores.ebay.co.uk/The-Dave-T-Shop
    12 Dave’s Wargames
    13 Eagle Figures http://www.eaglefigures.co.uk
    14 Four A Miniatures http://www.fouraminiatures.com/
    15 Galloping Major http://www.gallopingmajorwargames.com/
    16 Gaming Figures http://www.gamingfigures.com
    17 Graham’s Wuerkshoppe
    18 Grubby Tanks / Britannia http://www.grubbytanks.com
    19 Hoka Hey Wargaming http://www.hokaheywargaming.co.uk/
    20 Ironclad Miniatures http://www.ironcladminiatures.co.uk/
    21 Iron Gate Scenery http://www.irongatescenery.co.uk/
    22 Last Valley http://www.worgaimz.karoo.net/gbsd/
    23 Lesley’s Bits Box / KR Multicase http://www.lesleysbitsbox.co.uk/
    24 Marching in Colour http://marchingincolour.blogspot.co.uk/
    25 Mighty Lancer Games https://www.mightylancergames.co.uk/
    26 Minibits http://www.minibits.net/
    27 Newline Designs http://newlinedesigns.co.uk/
    28 Northumbrian Painting Services https://www.paintinghistory.co.uk/
    29 Oathsworn Miniatures http://www.oathsworn.net
    30 Pendraken Miniatures http://www.pendraken.co.uk/
    31 Sarissa Precision http://www.sarissa-precision.com
    32 Scotia Grendel
    33 Warbases http://www.warbases.co.uk/
    34 Warlord Games http://warlordgames.com

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    #125902
    Leon Pengilley
    Leon Pengilley
    Participant

    DISPLAY GAMES

    Battlefield Trust
    Battle of Guisborough 1643 – The Battle of Guisborough recreated as a 2mm/1:800th scale model, as part of the Battlefield Trust stand. There will also be a display of weapons and equipment.

    Border Reivers
    Battle of Plum Creek – A (highly) fictional engagement set during the American Civil War where a British Intervention Force is sent to help out the Confederate States. A 28mm game using Pickett’s Charge Rules.

    Brompton Bankers
    Poland 1939!

    Carrying On Up The Dale
    The Battle of Ferozeshah, 21st December 1845: Set during the 1st Anglo-Sikh War, the Sikh army (the Khalsa) have crossed the river Sutlej and invaded British India. General Sir Hugh Gough (Commander-in-Chief of India) and Sir Henry Hardinge (Governor General of India) are in command of an impressive army of Queen’s and East India Company troops. After an untidy victory at Mudki on 18th December the army is posed to attack the Sikhs in their entrenched encampment at the village of Ferozeshah.

    Durham Wargames Group
    To commemorate the 500th anniversary of Cortes’ conquest of Mexico, set around the lake in the Valley of Mexico. This was one of the actions Cortes undertook prior to the siege of Tenochtitlan, played out using Sword and Spear rules.

    Generals & Kings
    Battle of Kursk – in 20mm using Battlegroup rules!

    Grimsby Wargames Society
    The Battle of the Dnieper was a military campaign that took place in 1943 on the Eastern Front of WWII. It was one of the largest operations of the war, involving almost 4,000,000 troops and stretched across a 1,400km front.

    Iacta Alea Est
    Restaging the last day of the Battle of Leipzig, between France & Allies vs Russia, Austria and Prussia! In 10mm, using Pendraken figures!

    Independent Wargames Group
    A large English Civil War battle in 25mm, representing a ‘What If’ scenario circa 1642.

    Lancaster Cellarmen
    Vintage 20mm Russo-Japanese War using Jacklex figures!

    Old Guard Wargames Club
    Bolt Action: Western Desert 1942. The Afrika Korps, supported by the Italians, attack the 8th Army at Gazala.

    Prince Bishop Wargames Club
    El Cid Raiding Parties – Spanish and Christian allies trying to fend off Moorish raiding parties.

    Redcar Ironbeards
    WWII German invasion of the island of Leros on 12th-13th November 1943. Played using 15mm figures and Rapid Fire rules. Visitors are encouraged to take part if you wish!

    Stafford and District Wargame Club
    Operation Camargue – A Croissant for Uncle Ho! Indo-China – Viet Minh v French Colonial forces using 10mm figures and pendraken’s blitzkrieg commander iv ruleset

    Westerhope Wargames Group
    The Battle of the Little Big Horn and Reno’s Retreat in 25mm!

    PARTICIPATION GAMES

    Cozzmic Cakes
    Cupcake Wars! – Always one of the most popular games of the event, come and have a go and win yourself a cupcake!

    Nate Zettle
    Blood and Plunder! Brandish your cutlass and musket and prepare for swashbuckling adventure on the Spanish Main! Whether you’re marching your pirate army across the Isthmus of Panama as legendary pirate Henry Morgan or terrorizing the Jamaican coasts as the infamous Captain Rivero, Blood and Plunder is a game that is guaranteed to evoke thrills and capture the imagination of miniature gamers.

    Scarborough Games Society
    Details TBC!

    Something to do With Dice
    Tomb of Blood! Vampire hunting in Victorian Durham using In Her Majesty’s Name Gothic rules!

    Tyneside Wargames Club
    Operation Barbarossa! A nice big game using 10mm figures!

    Vince Usher
    Carnevale! – The year is 1795, A great Rent has torn open reality and sunk most of Europe beneath the waves. Only one place stands untouched by the calamity: Venice. Gangs stalk the canals looking for blood, the clandestine secret societies making themselves known, fighting to carve out their own territories. A 32mm skirmish game

    Yorkshire Coast Gamers
    A 15mm Napoleonic game using DBN rules!

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    #125939

    OB
    Participant

    That sounds like a fun day out.  Lot’s of things to see and to buy.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #125946
    deephorse
    deephorse
    Participant

    Went to this show for the first time last year.  It’s in my diary to go again this year.  Looking forward to it.  I do note that there is no mention of catering for 2019.  Will there be some?

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    #126004
    Leon Pengilley
    Leon Pengilley
    Participant

    Went to this show for the first time last year. It’s in my diary to go again this year. Looking forward to it. I do note that there is no mention of catering for 2019. Will there be some?

     

    Catering will be the same as last year, no worries there!

     

     

    In 2018 we were very pleased to have the Battlefields Trust at our event, giving talks on local battles from the English Civil War. These were received extremely well, as was the fantastic Piercebridge model brought along by Mark Hornsby, so we’re hoping to keep these as a feature in our future shows. For 2019 we’ve got:

    Civil Insolencies
    The Battlefields Trust are pleased to announce the launch of the publication Civil Insolencies; poetry by Bob Beagrie. Civil Insolencies explores the events and characters involved in the lead up, conflict and aftermath of the Battle of Guisborough (16th January 1643).

    To accompany this, Phil Philo (Chair of the Battlefields Trust) will give a talk on the Battle of Guisborough, while the Battlefields Trust’s Model maker in residence, Mark Hornsby, will also be revealing his latest model for the Battle of Guisborough downstairs in the main hall.

    ​Ready to Bleed
    Arran Johnston (Director of the Scottish Battlefields Trust) will be attending Battleground to speak on both the armies of the Scottish Covenant and the Battle of Newburn Ford. He will be promoting his latest publication, Ready to Bleed: The Armies of the Scottish Covenant (1639-47) which describes the formation of the Covenant army, its campaigns, strengths and weaknesses, and will be released in December. He will also have copies of Essential Agony: The Battle of Dunbar available to purchase (available through Helion here: https://www.helion.co.uk/essential-agony-the-battle-of-dunbar-1650.html )

    Useful Links
    Battlefields Trust website: http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/
    Scottish Battlefields Trust: http://www.scottishbattlefields.org/
    Helion Books: https://www.helion.co.uk/browse-title-series-more/century-of-the-soldier-c-1618-1721/books-in-series/ready-to-bleed-the-armies-of-the-scottish-covenant-1639-47.html

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    #127075
    Leon Pengilley
    Leon Pengilley
    Participant

    Please share this around! We’re now less than 7 days away from Battleground 2019!

    We’ve got:
    35 traders bringing a huge assortment of wargames and gaming goodies!
    22 different games for you to look at and play!
    Tabletop Sale to offload any unwanted items and raise some money for new purchases!
    – 2 talks by the Battlefields Trust for you to enjoy!
    – 4 different Living History groups to chat with!

    With free parking, catering onsite and most importantly FREE ENTRY to all, make sure to get yourself along to the Battleground show in Stockton-on-Tees, 10am until 3pm on Saturday 30th November!

    All of the info, times, directions and more can be found on the Battleground website here: https://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/

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    #127083
    deephorse
    deephorse
    Participant

    Looking forward to it.  Drawing out my life’s savings on Thursday.

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    #127122
    Leon Pengilley
    Leon Pengilley
    Participant

    Looking forward to it. Drawing out my life’s savings on Thursday.

     

    That sounds promising!

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    #127399
    deephorse
    deephorse
    Participant

    A good little show and well worth going.  My only disappointment was a lack of 20mm WWII on offer besides Grubby, but I guess that you only get the traders that want to come.  Nice to meet Leon and put a face to the forum posts.

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    #127500
    Mike Headden
    Mike Headden
    Participant


    Just back from a trip to Durham that incorporated a visit to Battleground 2019.

    I really enjoyed the show and took the chance to chat to traders and fellow gamers.

    Came away with large amounts of MDF, paint and resin terrain plus a few metal pieces (the latter all from Pendraken, naturally   )

    If you get the chance to visit Battleground 2020 I heartily encourage you to do it.

    There are some (88 apparently!) pictures on Imageshack, here:

    https://imageshack.com/a/iGqA7/1

    Many cracking games in progress but I feel special mention must go to the Grimsby club for the inclusion of a German film show that included actual film footage on screen!!

    The gent in armour choosing which box set to get, a knight choosing knights, too meta to miss 🙂 Thank you sir, whoever you were, for agreeing to pose.

    Imageshack seems to enjoy messing up the order images should appear in but hopefully the signposts for games and the images thereof are close enough for you to work out what you are looking at.

    Growing old is mandatory, growing up is entirely optional!

    #127503
    Norm S
    Norm S
    Participant

    Thanks Mike, I enjoyed that.

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    #127674
    Leon Pengilley
    Leon Pengilley
    Participant

    Our Battleground report can be found here: http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,19238.0.html

    And all of the pictures have been uploaded onto the Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BattlegroundShow/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1615308681944713

    And here’s a selection of the excellent games we had on show:

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