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!
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!
Musketeer Miniatures long standing Bill Thornhill business will be incorporated completely into BAD Minis LLC and Footsore Miniatures.
The new company will have production, sales and shipping facilities in both the US and UK. The parent company BAD Minis LLC is owned by Bill Thornhill who is bringing the artistic talent, Andrew Chesney who is bringing the business talent and Donald Hauser with no real discernible talent, but a passion for wargaming and pretty minis and the voice to represent the gamer and collector in this business.
Look for new and older re-releases to follow.
We are confident that the hobby world is going to be happy.
This Saturday the long anticipated wargame show Blast-Tastic! is happening in Bristol in the UK.
The show is a new venture specialising in science fiction wargaming. We had planned to attend the show but due to circumstances beyond our control (other meetings we had scheduled on the near thousand mile round trip pulled out on us!) we have had to cancel.
This has upset us greatly, so instead of attending, we are extending a weekend offer instead.
If you are in the UK and near enough to consider attending please do so.
To this end we are offering a code to get 15% off any and all online orders with us valid from now until 12 Noon GMT on Monday 6th October 2014. This offer is open to all customers across the world. Since we cannot get to the show its only fair that you all benefit. This code covers all of our products from Science Fiction (15mm and 6mm scales) to Fantasy to Historical miniatures as well as army packs, rulebooks and everything else (with the exception of our paid for PDF downloads sorry!). Expand your forces, treat yourself or just pick up some samples for future consideration. This discount is ON TOP of those offers already on our Deals and Offers page. It also is on top of the offer we make on every pack where if you BUY THREE YOU SAVE 10% already, so well worth checking it out.
Use the code 'blast15' as it appears here during the checkout process on page two of the process (that is after you fill your cart, proceed to checkout and then enter your payment details) on same page page as your postage choice in the DISCOUNT box and your product total will automatically reduce 15% on screen. You can learn more about promo codes on THIS page of our website.
We wish Mike and Blast-Tastic! all the very best for this weekend.