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Battleground Wargames Show - Sat 28th Nov 2015

Posted by Leon Pendraken on 06 Aug 2015, 02:42

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Battleground 2015 will be taking place on Saturday November 28th, at the Queen's Campus Sports Hall in Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 6BH, running from 10am until 3pm.
Hosted by Pendraken Miniatures along with Middlesbrough Gamers Club, this show was formerly known as Smoggycon, but from 2014 became Battleground!

Entry to the show is only £3 per person, and we'll be keeping our successful free entry policy for SWMBO (She Who Must Be Obeyed) and free entry for the kids as well (Under 14's)!

We've slightly increased the trader selection this year, with 37 companies currently pencilled in, covering a huge variety of genre's and scales. New traders for 2015 include:
- Grubby Tanks / Britannia - Bringing a huge selection of 20mm goodies and filling a definite gap in our previous trader selection: http://www.grubbytanks.com/catalog/
- Studio Miniatures - 28mm Zombies, Sikh Wars and Northwest Frontier, plus more: http://www.studiominiatures.com/
- Cozzmic Cakes - After they were unable to attend last year, Cozzmic will be bringing their sugary fun to the day with some cool themed cakes: https://www.facebook.com/CozzmicCakes?fref=ts

All of the traders can be found here: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/#!traders/c24i2


We'll also have a fantastic selection of display and participation games lined up, encompassing wargaming, modelling and RPG'ing, which we'll be announcing closer to the date.

And as another addition to this year's event, we've added the 68th Durham Light Infantry living history group to the show, bringing a selection of the 68th's incarnations throughout their history.

The Flea Market is always a great option for any unwanted goodies, where for only £1 per half hour slot, you can sell as much as you like, with no commission at all! You can deal directly with the buyers, answer any questions they may have, and also keep an eye on your goods. 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 Flea Market will open for bookings soon, so keep an eye out for that!

For all of the info on the traders, games, flea market and more, head over to the Battleground website: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/ or Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BattlegroundShow?ref=hl

Don't forget to tell your friends about the event and we hope to see you there!
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Posted by Leon Pendraken on 18 Aug 2015, 00:29

We've got the first batch of replies back from the clubs/individuals running the games, so here's the first update!

DISPLAY

Brompton Bankers - The Moventes Digito of St Bromptius - Dark Ages game using Lion Rampant rules where the defenders are preventing a holy relic from being stolen.

Durham Wargames Group - Giant 54mm Pancenoit display game!

Generals and Kings - A WWII game, Germans vs French, using the Battlegroup Blitzkrieg rules.

Lancaster Cellarmen - A 6mm brigade level game featuring a 100 Days battle and Blucher rules.

Tyneside Wargames Club - The Battle of Waterloo in 10mm on a rather large table!


PARTICIPATION

Monty's Wargaming World / TFL - Red Dawn, the upcoming Cold War supplement to the Too Fat Lardies' Chain of Command rules.


More to come soon, we'll keep you posted!

Website: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BattlegroundShow?ref=hl
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Posted by Leon Pendraken on 29 Aug 2015, 01:12

We've got a couple more games confirmed for the show now:

Loose Association of Wargamers - 54mm skirmish game, set in 1944 Normandy.

John Reidy - John and company will be bringing along a 10mm Napoleonic game, set in 1809 using the Blucher rules.

More to come very soon!

Website: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BattlegroundShow?ref=hl
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Posted by Leon Pendraken on 21 Sep 2015, 02:41

The wristbands have now arrived!

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And we've got another game booked in as well:

DISPLAY

Redcar Ironbeards - Holding the Bridge, Holland 1944 - American paratroopers are attempting to prevent a German Kampfgruppe from capturing a vital river crossing.


Website: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BattlegroundShow?ref=hl
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Posted by Leon Pendraken on 09 Oct 2015, 02:48

After the trader deadline last weekend, this is the confirmed trader list for this year's show, with only a couple of additions still to be announced:

1 Ainsty Castings www.ainsty-castings.co.uk/
2 Baccus www.baccus6mm.com
3 Beanie Games www.beaniegames.co.uk
4 Colonel Bill's www.colonelbills.com/
5 Cozzmic Cakes www.facebook.com/CozzmicCakes - NEW FOR 2015!
6 Crann Tara http://www.cranntaraminiatures.co.uk/
7 Dave Lanchester www.davidlanchestermilitarybooks.co.uk/
8 Dave Thomas http://stores.ebay.co.uk/The-Dave-T-Shop
9 Eagle Figures www.eaglefigures.co.uk
10 Figures in Comfort www.figuresincomfort.net/
11 Games of War www.gamesofwar.net/
12 Graham's Wuerkshoppe
13 Grubby Tanks / Britannia www.grubbytanks.com - NEW FOR 2015!
14 Hawk Wargames www.hawkwargames.com
15 Hoka Hey Wargaming www.hokaheywargaming.co.uk/
16 Ironclad Miniatures www.ironcladminiatures.co.uk/
17 Last Valley https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Last ... 15?fref=ts
18 Lesley's Bits Box www.lesleysbitsbox.co.uk/
19 Leven Miniatures http://www.levenminiatures.co.uk/ - NEW FOR 2015!
20 MBM Scenery / Northumbria Painting Services www.paintinghistory.co.uk
21 Midlam Miniatures www.midlamminiatures.co.uk
22 Miniature Men & Comps http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Miniature-Men-and-Components
23 Minibits www.minibits.net/
24 Northumbria Games www.northumbriagames.co.uk/index.php
25 Old Glory http://www.oldgloryuk.com/
26 Pendraken Miniatures http://www.pendraken.co.uk/
27 Reiver Castings http://reivercasting.wordpress.com//
28 Studio Miniatures www.studiominiatures.com - NEW FOR 2015!
29 Tor Gaming www.torgaming.co.uk - NEW FOR 2015!
30 Tumbling Dice http://www.tumblingdiceuk.com/ - NEW FOR 2015!
31 Warbases http://www.warbases.co.uk/
32 Wargames Emporium http://www.wargamesemporium.co.uk/
33 Warlord Games http://warlordgames.com
34 Waugh Games http://www.waughgames.co.uk/
35 Worley Books

Unfortunately Crucible of Lead, Dashing Dice and MTFG Hobbies won't be joining us this year.

Website: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BattlegroundShow?ref=hl
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Posted by Leon Pendraken on 30 Oct 2015, 02:04

This is the confirmed list of games attending the Battleground show this year!

DISPLAY

Brompton Bankers - The Moventes Digito of St Bromptius - Dark Ages game using Lion Rampant rules where the defenders are preventing a holy relic from being stolen.

Durham Wargames Group - Giant 54mm Plancenoit display game!

Generals and Kings - A WWII game, Germans vs French, using the Battlegroup Blitzkrieg rules.

Independent Wargames Group - 30mm SYW Battle of Rossbach game, using Black Powder rules.

Lancaster Cellarmen - 28mm English Civil War, the Battle of Rounday Down, using paper soldiers!

Pendraken Miniatures / Steve Hardy - Demo game of our new Warband rules, with Pendraken figures!

Redcar Ironbeards - Holding the Bridge, Holland 1944 - American paratroopers are attempting to prevent a German Kampfgruppe from capturing a vital river crossing.

Reidy & Son! - 10mm Napoleonic game, an 1809 scenario using the Blucher rules.

Tyneside Wargames Club - The Battle of Waterloo in 10mm on a rather large table!

Westerhope Wargames Group - Fast moving, colourful Colonial Sudan game in 25mm.

Yorkshire Coast Gamers - A 28mm Waterloo game using the DBN rules!


PARTICIPATION

Border Reivers - A Mexican Revolution participation game where you can take your chances and see if you can survive!

Consett Tabletop Gamers Society - Spaghetti Western inspired skirmish games, using Dead Man's Hand rules! Games take around 45 minutes.

Cozzmic Cakes - Cupcake Wars! The aim of the game is to shoot one of the cupcakes using only your trusty tank, a blast template and dice. Some cupcakes are more than meets the eye with special additional prize stickers on the bottom. But you don't know what you get until you have blown it up!

Guisborough Gamers - Shoot out in 'Serenity City' - Old West Shoot-'Em Up!

Monty's Wargaming World / TFL - Red Dawn, the upcoming Cold War supplement to the Too Fat Lardies' Chain of Command rules.

River Horse - Terminator Genisys: The Miniatures Game! The desperate mission to protect Sarah Connor may be well documented, but the War against the Machines has its own heroes. Tell their tales with the Terminator Genisys Miniatures game! Lead the resistance force of Humanity's last and most stubborn rebels or a cadre of remorseless killing machines to vie for control of the world!

Scarborough Games - Participation games of Lord of the Rings!

Scarborough Games - Participation games of Warhammer 40k!

Website: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BattlegroundShow?ref=hl
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Posted by Leon Pendraken on 08 Nov 2015, 22:00

We're getting closer to the event now, so just a quick reminder for anyone wanting to book into the Tabletop Sale! The slots are almost half full already so if you'd like a table on the day, drop us a line through the Contact page on the website and we'll get you booked in: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/#!contact/cn3p

Website: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BattlegroundShow?ref=hl
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Posted by Leon Pendraken on 12 Nov 2015, 22:47

We've got the layout finalised now:

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...and we've also got the catering menu for the day which can be viewed here: http://media.wix.com/ugd/5e7f9e_964e584e47ae49eca97a4c1b7b4938ba.pdf

Not long left now!

Website: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/
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Posted by Leon Pendraken on 16 Nov 2015, 22:51

Battleground is the perfect opportunity to grab some Christmas goodies, so to help everyone in that endeavour we've added a page for all of the deals and bargains available from our traders! We'll be updating this right up to the event, so keep checking the new Battleground 'Offers' page here: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/#!offers/c1hjf

So far we've got:

Pendraken Miniatures - Buy any 2 Warband armies and the rulebook for £65! Multipack WWII vehicles discounted by 10%!

Minibits - Any '5 for £9' on all Vallejo paints! MDF bases at £1 per bag! I-94 decals are 'Buy 4 Get 5th Free'!

Ironclad Miniatures - 10% discount on any pre-orders! Orders can be placed through their website or by email.

Ainsty Castings - 10% discount on any pre-orders, placed by email to sales@ainsty-castings.co.uk! 30% off all Crooked Dice Miniatures & books (while stocks last!) Free LBMS Shield decal sheets with all Gripping Beast SAGA starter armies!

Asylum Wargaming - Buy any 2 Relics starter armies and the rulebook for £70, saving £12 off RRP!

Old Glory - '6 for 5' on all scales, ranges, and periods, buy 6 packs and only pay for 5! Or buy 12 and only pay for 10! Offer available on pre-orders as well.

Colonel Bill's - 10% discount on any pre-orders, either by email or through the website, using the 'Cash on collection' and 'Collect at show' options!

Eagle Figures - 10% discount on any pre-orders! Plus 'Buy 4 packs, get 5th Free!' on all figure packs!

Crann Tara - 15% discount on all pre-orders over £30! Plus various special offers on the day!

Warbases - 10% discount on all pre-orders placed through the website (at least 7 days in advance)!

Dave Thomas - Wide variety of discounted stock, details to be confirmed!

Figures in Comfort - 10% discount on all Forged in Battle products!


As always, keep up with the latest info on the website: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/
Or 'Like' us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BattlegroundShow?ref=hl
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Posted by Leon Pendraken on 25 Nov 2015, 02:50

Just a final reminder to everyone that Battleground is this Saturday! With Christmas looming, this is the perfect opportunity to grab some last minute bargains and fill that empty spot under the tree!

We've got:
- 37 top traders, bringing a huge selection of products, scales and genres: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/#!traders/c24i2
- 18 excellent games, providing both eye candy and participation: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/#!games/c19qp
- A Tabletop Sale where you can hire a table and offload any unwanted goodies: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/#!tabletop-sale/c1nf9
- 3 Living History groups covering a range of periods: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/#!livinghistory/c1m7q
- Special offers, some of which are exclusive to Battleground: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/#!offers/c1hjf

The show takes place this coming Saturday, 28th November, at the Queens Campus Sports Hall in Stockton-on-Tees. There are full directions and information over on the website here: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/ and if you can't make it along on the day, why not 'Like' our Facebook page where we'll be posting all the pictures from the day: https://www.facebook.com/BattlegroundShow

We hope to see you there!

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Posted by Leon Pendraken on 28 Nov 2015, 00:54

All set up at the venue, hope to see everyone tomorrow!
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Posted by Leon Pendraken on 02 Dec 2015, 01:28

We've just put up a short report on the show here: http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,13246.0.html

And we've also uploaded all of the pictures from this year's event to our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.669492246526366.1073741832.388912817917645&type=3, but here's a selection to tempt you!

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Posted by Peter on 02 Dec 2015, 20:54

Great pictures, here and on FB! Thanks for sharing! :thumbup:
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Posted by Leon Pendraken on 03 Dec 2015, 02:48

Peter wrote:Great pictures, here and on FB! Thanks for sharing! :thumbup:


Glad you like them!

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Posted by Peter on 03 Dec 2015, 21:04

Leon Pendraken wrote:
Glad you like them!

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Yep! I was wondering what happend with the cakes? Very original wargame! :mrgreen:
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Posted by Leon Pendraken on 04 Dec 2015, 02:18

Peter wrote:Yep! I was wondering what happend with the cakes? Very original wargame! :mrgreen:


I've had a lot of people asking about that! You had to roll a couple of dice to see if the Titan could shoot one of the cakes on the table. Some of them had stickers underneath as well which corresponded to extra prizes from their stand.

It was an extremely popular game for most of the day!
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Posted by Peter on 05 Dec 2015, 11:58

That's a very Original game indeed! :thumbup:
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