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  • #177064
    Avatar photoLeon Pendraken
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    This year’s Battleground show will be taking place on Saturday 26th November in our usual venue of the Queen’s Campus Sports Hall in Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 6BH.  The show is open 10am until 3pm and entry is completely FREE!

    The trader forms have all gone out and we’ll start confirming those soon.  There will be some new faces coming along this year so keep an eye out for those and we’ll be updating the website as we receive the bookings: https://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/traders

    The games booking forms will be going out this coming weekend and we’re expecting the usual fantastic selection of display and participation games to be available.  As with the traders, we’ll be updating the game details as we receive the bookings: https://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/games

    The Tabletop Sale will be running as usual and we expect it to be fully booked once again.  We’ll open the bookings for this in September so keep an eye out for an announcement for that.  You can book a table at £1.50 per half hour and sell off any unwanted goodies you might have.  You can deal with the customers directly, offload some kit and then go buy something new from the traders!

    All of the show info can be found on either the Battleground website here: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/ 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!

    www.pendraken.co.uk - Now home to almost 6000 products, including over 4200 products in 10mm, plus MDF bases, Vallejo paints, I-94 decals, Red Vectors MDF buildings, Raiden Miniatures, Militia Miniatures and much, much more!

    #177124
    Avatar photodeephorse
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    Great!  See you there.

    Play is what makes life bearable - Michael Rosen

    #180261
    Avatar photoLeon Pendraken
    Participant

    Our confirmed trader list for this year’s event:

    1 ABC Brushes http://www.abcbrushes.com/
    2 Baccus 6mm http://www.baccus6mm.com
    3 Beanie Games http://www.beaniegames.co.uk
    4 Bow and Blade http://www.bowandblade.co.uk
    5 Colonel Bill’s http://www.colonelbills.com/
    6 Cozzmic Cakes http://www.facebook.com/CozzmicCakes
    7 Crooked Dice http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk
    8 Dave Lanchester http://www.davidlanchestermilitarybooks.co.uk/
    9 Dave Thomas http://stores.ebay.co.uk/The-Dave-T-Shop
    10 Eagle Figures http://www.eaglefigures.co.uk
    11 Galloping Major http://www.gallopingmajorwargames.com/
    12 Gaming Figures http://www.gamingfigures.com
    13 Gelatinous Cute http://www.gelatinouscute.etsy.com
    14 Graham’s Wuerkshoppe
    15 Grubby Tanks / Britannia http://www.grubbytanks.com
    16 Helion and Company http://www.helion.co.uk
    17 Ironclad Miniatures http://www.ironcladminiatures.co.uk/
    18 Iron Gate Scenery http://www.irongatescenery.co.uk/
    19 Irregular Miniatures http://www.irregularminiatures.co.uk
    20 Keelmen Miniatures http://www.keelmenminiatures.co.uk
    21 Kore Gaming
    22 Last Valley http://www.worgaimz.karoo.net/gbsd/
    23 Mighty Lancer Games https://www.mightylancergames.co.uk/
    24 Pendraken http://www.pendraken.co.uk/
    25 Sarissa Precision http://www.sarissa-precision.com
    26 Sheppey Models http://www.sheppeymodels.co.uk
    27 The Pit Gaming Shop https://thepitgamingshop.co.uk/
    28 Warbases http://www.warbases.co.uk/
    29 Wargames, Etc.
    30 Warlord Games http://warlordgames.com

    www.pendraken.co.uk - Now home to almost 6000 products, including over 4200 products in 10mm, plus MDF bases, Vallejo paints, I-94 decals, Red Vectors MDF buildings, Raiden Miniatures, Militia Miniatures and much, much more!

    #180428
    Avatar photoLeon Pendraken
    Participant

    One last nudge towards Battleground this weekend! We’ve got 30 traders, 24 games, 5 living history groups, 2 historical talks and a tabletop sale! And it’s FREE ENTRY as well, so no excuse not to pop along and stock up on some goodies in time for Christmas.

    All of the details can be found on the Battleground website: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/ or on our Event page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/5349279418483502

    www.pendraken.co.uk - Now home to almost 6000 products, including over 4200 products in 10mm, plus MDF bases, Vallejo paints, I-94 decals, Red Vectors MDF buildings, Raiden Miniatures, Militia Miniatures and much, much more!

    #180430
    Avatar photowillz
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    A bit too far from Devon, would love to attend.  Good luck it has all the makings of a wonderful show.  If anyone from the forum goes some photos would be greatly appreciated.

     

    #180443
    Avatar photodeephorse
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    Bar some unforeseen event I will be there.  However, in the 40+ years that I’ve been attending shows I have yet to take a photo at one!  I’m a shopper really.

    So, I’ll try to remember to take my ipad, and then try to remember to take some photos once I’m there.  Don’t expect a show report though ☹️

    Play is what makes life bearable - Michael Rosen

    #180457
    Avatar photoLeon Pendraken
    Participant

    Bar some unforeseen event I will be there. However, in the 40+ years that I’ve been attending shows I have yet to take a photo at one! I’m a shopper really. So, I’ll try to remember to take my ipad, and then try to remember to take some photos once I’m there. Don’t expect a show report though

    We’ll definitely have some pics from the show, I’ll probably get them uploaded and sorted on Sunday evening.

    Bar some unforeseen event I will be there. However, in the 40+ years that I’ve been attending shows I have yet to take a photo at one! I’m a shopper really. So, I’ll try to remember to take my ipad, and then try to remember to take some photos once I’m there. Don’t expect a show report though ☹️

    Come and say hello if you see me about (Pendraken shirt / Battleground hoodie), always good to put a face to an online name…!

    www.pendraken.co.uk - Now home to almost 6000 products, including over 4200 products in 10mm, plus MDF bases, Vallejo paints, I-94 decals, Red Vectors MDF buildings, Raiden Miniatures, Militia Miniatures and much, much more!

    #180505
    Avatar photodeephorse
    Participant

    I’ve spoken with you at the show before Leon, but you must meet so many people that you really won’t remember.  I’ll say hello again tomorrow, but your stall is always busy!

    Play is what makes life bearable - Michael Rosen

    #180506
    Avatar photodeephorse
    Participant

    And a photo for wilz, stolen from Facebook 🤣

    Play is what makes life bearable - Michael Rosen

    #180507
    Avatar photowillz
    Participant

    Cheers mate.

    #180551
    Avatar photodeephorse
    Participant

    Well that was a great show, the best Battleground I’ve been to.  But that’s purely from the shopping point of view though.  There were some great deals to be had at the tabletop sales, and Grubby took all my monthly pension.

    On the journey home I realised that I hadn’t taken any photos of the various games.  Sorry wilz.  It’s just not in my wargame show ‘muscle memory’, as previously explained.  I had a quick look at most of them, but only one took my attention.  So I stood there for several minutes but no-one took any notice of me, and it seemed rude to interrupt their focus on their game.  It appeared to be an opportunity for them to play something bigger, and for longer, than they could at home or at their club.  Disappointing really.

    Anyway wilz, hopefully Leon will put up some photos for us as promised.  And I had better start saving up for next year.

    Play is what makes life bearable - Michael Rosen

    #180552
    Avatar photowillz
    Participant

    No worries Deephorse I do the same if gamers do not interact with me at wargame shows I don’t take photos either.  If you put on public displays at shows I am a firm believer that it is your duty to interact and explain what you are displaying or gaming.  Totally agree I find it rude that some gamers use shows as their own personal gaming club.

    #180554
    Avatar photoSteve Johnson
    Participant

    Glad to hear you had a good show on the shopping front. I’m not sure if it’s a trend, but pre-Covid I had noticed some games seeming to be an excuse for free entry to a show and to put on a big club game, with precious little interaction with the punters: the same seems to be the case this year too. Fortunately many games and gamers are happy to explain, discuss engage etc.

    #180557
    Avatar photoMike Headden
    Participant

    Personally, I am more than happy to break in to games that seem to be absorbing all of the participants attention. If I want to know who makes the figures/ how they made that terrain/ what the rules are/ etc then I’ll target one player and ask my question(s). The only problem I tend to encounter is escaping the torrent of enthusiasm unleashed!

    There are 100 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who can work from incomplete data

    #180558
    Avatar photowillz
    Participant
    #180575
    Avatar photodeephorse
    Participant

    Glad to hear you had a good show on the shopping front. I’m not sure if it’s a trend, but pre-Covid I had noticed some games seeming to be an excuse for free entry to a show and to put on a big club game, with precious little interaction with the punters: the same seems to be the case this year too. Fortunately many games and gamers are happy to explain, discuss engage etc.

    As I’ve already posted, I’ve been going to these shows for 40+ years now, and my memory tells me that twas ever thus.  A minority, yes, but there’s always one.  And Leon now knows what I look like!

    Oh, and I met a very nice chap on the Spanish Civil War display table.  I got a potted history and was allowed to hold the Mauser C96 (Broomhandle).  Appearance wise, this has long been my favourite handgun.  As a child I had a toy one that came in a Man From UNCLE suitcase set, despite the show never featuring one, to the best of my knowledge.  Alas it disappeared decades ago, along with all my pristine Corgi and Dinky toys.  I blame my younger brother!

    Play is what makes life bearable - Michael Rosen

    #180577
    Avatar photoGuy Farrish
    Participant

    I had the Man from UNCLE broom handle Mauser set too, with skeleton stock and telescopic site (optimistic I always thought!). Mine’s disappeared as well. I wish I had a sibling to blame!

    #180620
    Avatar photoLeon Pendraken
    Participant

    I’ve spoken with you at the show before Leon, but you must meet so many people that you really won’t remember. I’ll say hello again tomorrow, but your stall is always busy!

     

    Good to see you yesterday, I must admit that sometimes the faces disappear quite shortly after the event!  So if I ask who you are again next year just refer me back to this thread…!

     

     

    www.pendraken.co.uk - Now home to almost 6000 products, including over 4200 products in 10mm, plus MDF bases, Vallejo paints, I-94 decals, Red Vectors MDF buildings, Raiden Miniatures, Militia Miniatures and much, much more!

    #180627
    Avatar photodeephorse
    Participant

    I had the Man from UNCLE broom handle Mauser set too, with skeleton stock and telescopic site (optimistic I always thought!). Mine’s disappeared as well. I wish I had a sibling to blame!

    One of the best toys a boy could have.  Apart from a Johnny Seven that is.  Though sadly I never had one ☹️

    Play is what makes life bearable - Michael Rosen

    #180635
    Avatar photoNorm S
    Participant

    Johnny Seven ….. oh my! I used make my mg nest on the square bit at the top of the staircase and recruit my sister to run up the stairs to assault my position. Johnny Seven at the ready, white bullets, green grenade off the launcher, a green bomb in the muzzle and a lipstick read rocket in the launcher on the side. Happy days! and she still talks to me 🙂

    #180685
    Avatar photoLeon Pendraken
    Participant

    All of the photos from this year’s Battleground event can be found on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.587729560023609&type=3  and we’ve put up a brief report on the Pendraken Forum too: https://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,22126.0.html

    www.pendraken.co.uk - Now home to almost 6000 products, including over 4200 products in 10mm, plus MDF bases, Vallejo paints, I-94 decals, Red Vectors MDF buildings, Raiden Miniatures, Militia Miniatures and much, much more!

    #180688
    Avatar photowillz
    Participant

    Wonderful photos Leon, thanks for posting.

    #180689
    Avatar photowillz
    Participant

    Johnny Seven ….. oh my! I used make my mg nest on the square bit at the top of the staircase and recruit my sister to run up the stairs to assault my position. Johnny Seven at the ready, white bullets, green grenade off the launcher, a green bomb in the muzzle and a lipstick read rocket in the launcher on the side. Happy days! and she still talks to me 🙂

    As it was we were only discussing Johnny Seven on the “Fife and Drum” forum last week.  I never got one.

     

    This the toy that started the debate.

     

    This is a good watch

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s17bA1mVzog

    #180690
    Avatar photowillz
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    #180691
    Avatar photowillz
    Participant

    For those of you who want to become international spies.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DkYTRYB6tU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kb9_0N3g5bw

    #180693
    Avatar photodeephorse
    Participant

    Johnny Seven ….. oh my! I used make my mg nest on the square bit at the top of the staircase and recruit my sister to run up the stairs to assault my position. Johnny Seven at the ready, white bullets, green grenade off the launcher, a green bomb in the muzzle and a lipstick read rocket in the launcher on the side. Happy days! and she still talks to me 🙂

    Grrrrrrrr …….

    Play is what makes life bearable - Michael Rosen

    #180694
    Avatar photoGuy Farrish
    Participant

    I suspect modern ways of accessing music have put a crimp in the Agent Zero radio/gun’s plausibility. Difficult to fold down a decent calibre weapon into an mp3 player (do they still exist?) or a Smartphone.

    I did ‘join’ U.N.C.L.E. though – kept my yellow ID card for years; Section 5 Communications (cunningly altered to Section 1 Operations). I’d most certainly alter it back to comms if I still had it. All that running around? Far too energetic.

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