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Battleground Wargames Show - Sat 26th November

Posted by Leon Pendraken on 25 Aug 2016, 00:22

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It's getting close to that time of year again, as Battleground 2016 takes place on Saturday November 26th, at the Queen's Campus Sports Hall in Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 6BH, running from 10am until 3pm.

This show is organised and run by Pendraken Miniatures with help from Middlesbrough Gamers Club.

Entry to the show is only £3 for adults, with free entry for the rest of the family.

Currently we're looking to have 37 traders attending, but there may be one or two changes to last year's lineup. We'll have all of the traders confirmed by October and we'll update at that point. A current list of the expected traders can be found here: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/#!traders/c24i2

This year we're expanding the games section of the show, as well as increasing the number of participation games on offer. We're waiting on the final details of some of our games, so we'll keep updating the lists here: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/#!games/c19qp

We've always enjoyed having living history groups at our event, with the Durham Pals and 68th DLI returning for 2016. We've also added the Lonestar re-enactment group to this year's event, bringing a selection of 8th Cavalry equipment for people to look at and try on.

Last year's Tabletop Sale was a great success and was fully booked up all day long. 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! This year we'll try and add a couple more tables, but please make sure to book in early if you can. Bookings can be made through the contact section of the website: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/#!contact/cn3p

As well as the main Battleground website here: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/ you can also follow our Facebook page for the latest updates: 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 20 Sep 2016, 00:28

The games for this year's show are filling up nicely, so far we've got the following booked in:

PARTICIPATION

Consett Tabletop Gamers Society
Chase the Exec-Wing: A fast paced multi-player game based on Fantasy Flight's popular X-Wing, where a squadron of Ties is tasked with hunting down a single X-Wing flown by one of our team.
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Great Escape - Based on the current Warhammer 40k system, this game puts players in charge of a handful of survivors as they await extraction to a new safe haven. The human survivors will have to hold on to their extraction point for a set time with only limited ammo against random squads of alien/daemon/traitor/undead enemies.

Durham Raiders
Something To Do With Dice - Spaghetti Western inspired Wild West skirmish game.

Guisborough Gamers
Sands of the Sudan - A good dusting in the Sudan, can you relieve the garrison in time?

Malifaux
Based in an alternate Earth, Malifaux uses gothic, steampunk, and victorian horror with a dose of the wild west to inject fun and depth into the magical lawlessness of a world rife with monsters, necropunks, man-machine hybrids, gunslingers, and powerhungry politicos. Actively using character-driven stories to define the world of Malifaux, seek your fortune in this fast paced and brutal 32mm tabletop miniature skirmish game. Assemble your crew and stake your claim!

Redcar Ironbeards
Capture the Port - WW2 game using Rapid Fire rules. The Americans are deployed in a layered defence setup with the objective of stopping the opposition breaking through the defences and capturing the bridge linking the town to the port facility.

Society of 20th C. Wargamers
Rif War 1921 - Visitors take on the role of a Spanish Colonial officer tasked with completing randomly chosen missions in the Rif mountains. Played in a Pony Wars style against a randomly generated enemy, suitable for multiple players.

Wargames in the Dungeon
Find the Halfling: Lord of the Rings game using Dragon Rampant rules. Based on the Battle of Amon Hen.

Westerhope Wargames Group
A WW2 participation game as a US carrier tries to survivie a Japanese air attack!


DISPLAY

Brompton Bankers
Toy Town Wars - A HOTT game using Eureka Toy Town soldiers range. Queen Gertrude IX with guards, infantry and cavalry armies, will be defending her realm against the French, German and Russian armies.

Durham Wargames Group
1866 in Bohemia - Large 28mm reconstruction of one of the battles of the Austro-Prussian was to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the battle.

Independent Wargames Group
Blood on the Nile - A 10mm Sudan game using Black Powder rules.

Stafford and District Wargames
A 10mm Marlburian game using Pendraken figures!

Tyneside Wargames Club
Battle of Cannae - Using 10mm figures!


More details to come, so keep an eye out for further details: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/games
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Posted by Leon Pendraken on 18 Oct 2016, 02:56

This is the full list of companies confirmed for the 2016 Battleground show this year.

1 Ainsty Castings www.ainsty-castings.co.uk/
2 Asylum Wargaming http://asylumwargaming.tictail.com/
3 Baccus www.baccus6mm.com
4 Beanie Games www.beaniegames.co.uk
5 Colonel Bill's www.colonelbills.com/
6 Cozzmic Cakes www.facebook.com/CozzmicCakes
7 Crann Tara http://www.cranntaraminiatures.co.uk/
8 Crooked Dice http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk/wp/ - NEW FOR 2016!
9 Daruma Productions http://daruma.productions/
10 Dave Lanchester www.davidlanchestermilitarybooks.co.uk/
11 Dave Thomas http://stores.ebay.co.uk/The-Dave-T-Shop
12 Eagle Figures www.eaglefigures.co.uk
13 Figures in Comfort www.figuresincomfort.net/
14 Four A http://www.fouraminiatures.com/ - NEW FOR 2016!
15 Gaming Figures http://www.gamingfigures.com/ - NEW FOR 2016!
16 Games of War www.gamesofwar.net/
17 Graham's Wuerkshoppe
18 Grubby Tanks / Britannia www.grubbytanks.com
19 Hawk Wargames www.hawkwargames.com
20 Hoka Hey Wargaming www.hokaheywargaming.co.uk/
21 Ironclad Miniatures www.ironcladminiatures.co.uk/
22 Last Valley https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Last ... 15?fref=ts
23 Lesley's Bits Box www.lesleysbitsbox.co.uk/
24 Leven Miniatures http://www.levenminiatures.co.uk/
25 MBM Scenery / Northumbria Painting Services www.paintinghistory.co.uk
26 Midlam Miniatures www.midlamminiatures.co.uk
27 Miniature Men & Comps http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Miniature-Men-and-Components
28 Minibits www.minibits.net/
29 Northumbria Games www.northumbriagames.co.uk/index.php
30 Pendraken Miniatures http://www.pendraken.co.uk/
31 Reiver Castings http://reivercasting.wordpress.com/
32 Studio Miniatures www.studiominiatures.com
33 Tumbling Dice http://www.tumblingdiceuk.com/
34 Warbases http://www.warbases.co.uk/
35 Warlord Games http://warlordgames.com
36 Waugh Games http://www.waughgames.co.uk/
37 Worley Books

Website: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BattlegroundShow
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Posted by Leon Pendraken on 23 Oct 2016, 23:40

We've just launched the Event page for this year's show on Facebook, so please share it around your friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/111918869279580/

And in other news, the entry wristbands have arrived!

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http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/BattlegroundShow/
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Posted by Leon Pendraken on 02 Nov 2016, 00:01

There's a little over 3 weeks to go before Battleground 2016, so not long now! If anyone would like to book in to the tabletop sale, drop us an email using the Contact form on the website and we'll get you booked in: http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/contact For only £1 per half hour you can offload all of your unwanted goodies and then go shopping around our traders!

More updates coming soon, including the last few games and details of our living history groups.

http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/
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Posted by Leon Pendraken on 08 Nov 2016, 01:35

We've finalised the games for the show now, with the following all booked in for the event:

PARTICIPATION

Border Reivers
Cross of Iron - WWII game.

Captain Jack's Locker
Frostgrave demonstration games, so come along and have a go!

Consett Tabletop Gamers Society
Chase the Exec-Wing: A fast paced multi-player game based on Fantasy Flight's popular X-Wing, where a squadron of Ties is tasked with hunting down a single X-Wing flown by one of our team.

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Great Escape - Based on the current Warhammer 40k system, this game puts players in charge of a handful of survivors as they await extraction to a new safe haven. The human survivors will have to hold on to their extraction point for a set time with only limited ammo against random squads of alien/daemon/traitor/undead enemies.

Cozzmic Cakes
Cupcake Wars! - The perfect participation game! Jump in, roll some dice and you might win yourself a cupcake! What's not to like?!

Durham Raiders
Something To Do With Dice - Spaghetti Western inspired Wild West skirmish game.

Guisborough Gamers
Sands of the Sudan - A good dusting in the Sudan, can you relieve the garrison in time?

Malifaux
Based in an alternate Earth, Malifaux uses gothic, steampunk, and victorian horror with a dose of the wild west to inject fun and depth into the magical lawlessness of a world rife with monsters, necropunks, man-machine hybrids, gunslingers, and powerhungry politicos. Actively using character-driven stories to define the world of Malifaux, seek your fortune in this fast paced and brutal 32mm tabletop miniature skirmish game. Assemble your crew and stake your claim!

Redcar Ironbeards
Capture the Port - WW2 game using Rapid Fire rules. The Americans are deployed in a layered defence setup with the objective of stopping the opposition breaking through the defences and capturing the bridge linking the town to the port facility.

Society of 20th C. Wargamers
Rif War 1921 - Visitors take on the role of a Spanish Colonial officer tasked with completing randomly chosen missions in the Rif mountains. Played in a Pony Wars style against a randomly generated enemy, suitable for multiple players.

Wargames in the Dungeon
Find the Halfling: Lord of the Rings game using Dragon Rampant rules. Based on the Battle of Amon Hen.

Westerhope Wargames Group
A WW2 participation game as a US carrier tries to survivie a Japanese air attack!


DISPLAY

Brompton Bankers
Toy Town Wars - A HOTT game using Eureka Toy Town soldiers range. Queen Gertrude IX with guards, infantry and cavalry armies, will be defending her realm against the French, German and Russian armies.

Durham Raiders
The Horus Heresy - An expansion of the Warhammer 40,000 rules, set in the 31st millennium in the legendary era of the Horus Heresy, as Space Marines fight Space Marines for control of the galaxy.

Durham Wargames Group
1866 in Bohemia - Large 28mm reconstruction of Skalitz, one of the battles of the Austro-Prussian wars, to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the battle.

Generals & Kings
WWI - A 28mm WWI game showing the final German offensives of 1918.

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Steer Two Points Closer to the Enemy! - Showing the Battle of Jutland on 31st May 1916, using the 1966 Avalon Hill game which was released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the battle.

Independent Wargames Group
28mm American Civil War game, using the new 'Glory Hallelujah!' rules.

Independent Wargames Group
Blood on the Nile - A 10mm Sudan game using Black Powder rules.

Old Guard Wargames Club
A 28mm Roman Civil War game, using 'To The Strongest' rules.

Stafford and District Wargames
A 10mm Marlburian game using Pendraken figures!

Tyneside Wargames Club
Battle of Cannae - Using 10mm figures!


It's not long until the show now, so we hope to see some of you there!

http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/BattlegroundShow/
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Posted by Leon Pendraken on 09 Nov 2016, 01:09

We've got a great group of re-enactment groups attending Battleground this year, including:

Durham Pals
The Durham Pals are a group that portray the 18th Battalion Durham Light Infantry in the Great War. Their primary aim is to commemorate the current 100th anniversaries of World War One. They are involved with events at locations like Beamish Open Air Museum, giving talks regarding various aspects of the War and also participating in commemorative events. The group is locally based but has membership across the country.
More information can be found at their website www.durhampals.org.uk

Lonestar Group
An 1876 era 8th Cavalry display group featuring original items from the period. People can handle original weapons and try on some of the kit, whilst learning about left with the US cavalry during the era. We talk about the Battle of Little Big Horn and the wider 1876 campaign. For 2016 we have added a full US Cavalry saddle, complete with tack, equipment and personal kit.
More info about what we do can be found on our website: http://thelonestar.yolasite.com/

Vanguard
Led and founded by William Mckenzie, a seasoned re-enactor, the group ‘Vanguard’ are a North-Eastern based medieval battle re-enactment group, operating out of Hartlepool but enjoying battle events throughout the UK. The group re-enacts the battles and combat of the medieval period, primarily taking up the arms and armour of 13th century England. However, with the group meeting and practicing every week – and due to the style of medieval weapons and armour – the group is physically equipped to adapt and enjoy participating in battle events set from early 11th century to mid-14th century.
More info can be found on our website: http://vanguard-reenactment.wixsite.com/home


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Posted by Leon Pendraken on 18 Nov 2016, 00:39

We're only a week away from Battleground 2016 now, so for anyone unsure of where the venue is, here's the directions!

By Road:
Coming down from the North on the A19 (Sunderland, Newcastle, Scotland, etc.) - http://www.pendraken.co.uk/FileBin/BattlegroundDirectionsNorth.pdf
Coming from the East on the A66 (Middlesbrough town, Whitby, Scarborough, etc.) - http://www.pendraken.co.uk/FileBin/BattlegroundDirectionsEast.pdf
Coming up from the South on the A19 (York, Harrogate, Leeds, Sheffield, etc.) - http://www.pendraken.co.uk/FileBin/BattlegroundDirectionsSouth.pdf
Coming over from the West on the A66 (Darlington, Cumbria, etc.) - http://www.pendraken.co.uk/FileBin/BattlegroundDirectionsWest.pdf

By Bus:

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.

By Train:
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.

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If there are any queries at all on getting there, just get in touch and we'll point you in the right direction!
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Posted by Leon Pendraken on 22 Nov 2016, 01:30

We're only a few days away now, so here's the layout for Battleground 2016!

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Please share our Facebook Event page around if possible, there's no such thing as too much coverage! https://www.facebook.com/events/111918869279580/

http://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/BattlegroundShow/
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Posted by Leon Pendraken on 26 Nov 2016, 02:58

Only a few hours now before Battleground 2016! Thanks for putting up with all my posts and we hope to see some of you at the show!

We'll be posting on Facebook through the day for anyone who can't make it: https://en-gb.facebook.com/BattlegroundShow/
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Posted by Leon Pendraken on 29 Nov 2016, 01:25

Thanks to everyone who came along to Battleground 2016 this past weekend, we hope you enjoyed your day! We've put up our show report here: http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.p ... 159.0.html

All of the photos from our 2016 event can be seen on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.848800305262225.1073741833.388912817917645&type=3 and here's a selection as well:

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