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  • #32084
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator
    #32087
    DM
    Participant

    Toying with some ideas for a new game for 2016….

    #32091
    willz
    Participant

    I will be there, so count me in.

    #32092
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Great news. I’m already planning some form of KR-16 gaming fun, so even with my slow rate of work, have nearly a year to get my act together!

    #37053
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    New Traders confirmed, and this year we have a competition being run, stay tuned for details!!

     

     

    #37087
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    In Her Majesty’s Name is a popular Victorian Science Fiction skirmish game. One of the authors, Craig Cartmell, shall be on hand to introduce newcomers to the game and to chat about the game and its future with the many players already out there. (He will also be happy to answer questions about his other games Daisho and Blood Eagle.)

    The participation games will be fast and furious and take no more than half an hour of your time.

     

    https://inhermajestysname.wordpress.com/

    #37088
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Great to hear that he will be at the show.

    #37628
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    I have added a PDF to the show page that is a simple sheet of flyers if anyone out there wants to print them off to hand out to friends/work colleagues/gamers/customers/ random people… etc to help promote the show.

     

    🙂

    #37757
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator
    Kirton Games are attending Blast-Tastic!
    #40542
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Two More Traders At Blast-Tastic!

    SHOW PAGE

    #40803
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator
    #41077
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    More updates, check it out>>>

    CLICK ME!!!

    #41539
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Currently

    **13 traders**

     

    **8 sci-fi games**

    KR 16 – 6mm sci-fi skirmish by Steve Johnson

    In Her Majesty’s Name – Victorian Science Fiction skirmish game by Craig Cartmell (co-author)

    Gruntz – 15mm sci-fi by Lincombe Barn Wargames Society

    Beyond the Gates of Antares – 28mm sci-fi by Lincombe Barn Wargames Society

    XCOM – 28mm sci-fi by Steve Jones

    Martian Empires – 18mm Victorian Science Fiction by Mike of Black Hat Miniatures

    My Little Pony – The Time Wars (mad plans and vague ideas here)

    All That Remains – 28mm Post Apocalypse by Sebastian Reid

     

    **1 great tournament**

    X-Wing Dogfight Tournament!

     

     

    BLAST-TASTIC!

     

    #41838
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Spartan Games are coming to Blast-Tastic! with their currently unreleased Halo Ground Command game!

    #43309
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    TRADERS

    Angel Barracks

    Grekwood Miniatures

    Space Vixens From Mars

    Icarus Miniatures

    Brigade Models

    The Scene

    Oakbound Studio

    Kirton Games

    Precinct Omega

    Little Ninja Painting

    Reinforcements

    The Wargaming Trader

    EZ Painter

     

    GAMES

    KR 16 – 6mm sci-fi skirmish by Steve Johnson

    In Her Majesty’s Name – Victorian Science Fiction skirmish game by Craig Cartmell (co-author)

    Gruntz – 15mm sci-fi by Lincombe Barn Wargames Society

    Beyond the Gates of Antares – 28mm sci-fi by Lincombe Barn Wargames Society

    XCOM – 28mm sci-fi by Steve Jones

    Martian Empires – 18mm Victorian Science Fiction by Mike of Black Hat Miniatures

    My Little Pony – The Time Wars (mad plans and vague ideas here)

    All That Remains – 28mm Post Apocalypse by Sebastian Reid

    Halo Ground Command – 15mm ground warfare set in the legendary Halo universe by Spartan Games

    Horizon Wars – 6mm Combined-Arms Wargaming by Robey Jenkins (author)

    Infinity – 28mm sci-fi skirmish by The Wargaming Trader

    Aren’t You A Little Short For A Space Vixen? – Space Vixens From Mars

    #43339
    DM
    Participant

    I must admit I was feeling a bit guilty that so far I hadn’t stuck my hand up and volunteered to run a game this year but seeing that excellent list of games there I don’t think I need have worried 🙂

    #43887
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    I must admit I was feeling a bit guilty that so far I hadn’t stuck my hand up and volunteered to run a game this year but seeing that excellent list of games there I don’t think I need have worried

    I kind of thought you had:

    Toying with some ideas for a new game for 2016….

    #48617
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Not long now!!!

    16 days.

    #48906
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Just 11 days to go!!

    If you want to buy any of my stuff, please see the news announcement posted a few days ago HERE

    #49451
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    3 DAYS!!!

    I have been messing about with the floorplans for BT16 and have found space to set aside some tables and chairs in the main hall for people to gather and chat, and check out their loot without having to go to the restaurant to do it.

    You can all be geeky in the same room if you want.

    #49656
    willz
    Participant

    Due to family and work commitments I could not make the show today, how did it go.

    Did anyone take photo’s.

     

     

    #49660
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Door attendance was poor, half of what we got last year.
    I think this year is the last Blast-Tastic! in its current format.
    It is an awful lot of work doing a show, especially without the weight of an entire games club behind you.
    To then have decreasing attendance despite plenty of games and traders being there is discouraging, not only for me but also for the people that paid to have the trade stands if they don’t get many customers.
    As a trader I know how important it is for the day to be financially viable.

    Initial feedback is that the gamers all had fun though, the social aspect seemed great, with everyone I spoke to wanting to come back next year to put on more games, however a venue like that relies on the traders to cover the hire cost, if the traders don’t come due to falling attendance it is time to re-think how to keep the show going.

    My initial thoughts for next year is to make it games only and move to a cheaper venue, with a small fee to help cover the hire costs and just make it about the playing and the social side.
    That means a lot less cost as the venue can be smaller, and hired for less hours, it also means less stress for myself and Samantha and no disappointed traders.

    I will start looking at smaller venues and see about making it a games only event for next year.
    Stay tuned…

    #49668
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Some pics and a report on the day can be found on my Blog below:

    http://wwiiwargaming.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/blast-tastic-2016.html

    #49670
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    Sorry to hear turnout wasn’t great, but you seem to be taking it in stride so that’s reassuring.

    Wish I could have supported this and other UK shows by attending but, you know, the North Sea gets in the way 

    #49679
    willz
    Participant

    Thanks for you post Steve, it looked like a good day out.

    Sad to have missed it, well done everyone who help to set up the show.

    #50291
    greg954
    Participant

    Sorry I missed it. I was really looking forward to it for a while. Was planning to have a game or too, had some things in mind which I wanted to get from the traders. Then I was ill all weekend and have to have the Monday off work.

    So suffice to say I was very grumpy. Still am, haven’t had much chance to get out and do something and when I do. I ruddy well fall I’ll.  Anyway, have I moaned enough?

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