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Re: Triples....

Postby Bronshtein » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:54 pm

Sad.
When I was based in the north I went to Northern Militaire (long gone), Triples, Fiasco and one in Liverpool (Dragoon?), and one in Stockport. Seems the 'Northern Powerhouse' conurbation can only support one major wargames show now. There must be wargamers up there still. Why no shows?
Or are all shows across the country apart from Salute dying off?
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Re: Triples....

Postby --- » Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:26 pm

Bronshtein wrote:Why no shows?


York, Stockton, Newcastle, St. Helens, Leeds; all in the North and viable. Plus 2 good shows in Scotland, Derby and 3 in Newark (all North to me!) and numerous in the Midlands.

The problem with Sheffield wasn't the North, it was the wanker organising it.
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Re: Triples....

Postby Bronshtein » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:13 pm

I mentioned the one in Leeds- Fiasco - as the one show, but I was thinking of the Liverpool, Manchester Sheffield, Leeds arc as the main conurbation with just the one.
York isn't in it, Newcastle is Scotland South, and Derby and Newark are soft Midlanders.
Just wondered why that arc could only keep the one big show going. Maybe there are lots of smaller ones. Being a wanker is probably a good reason too.

As for St Helens, no offence but I used to play rugby against Caldy and Liverpool St Helens and Merseyside Police and they were all raging psychopaths. I'd rather walk down the Springfield Road wearing Rangers kit and singing the Sash than go to a social event in St Helens.
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Re: Triples....

Postby Levied Troop » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:08 am

One door closes, another opens:

http://www.wargamesevents.co.uk

There's also 2 in Leeds, Pudsey being the other one - usually get good teddy bear fur at that one.
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Re: Triples....

Postby --- » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:21 am

Pudsey sells Microwaved pork pies for lunch :puke:

Forgot, there's Britcon in Manchester next month
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Re: Triples....

Postby Bronshtein » Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:12 pm

I've heard of Britcon.
I thought it was mainly a competition weekend but I apologise if it is more than that.
BHGS?
Hmmm.
Ignore me, I was probably in a nostalgic phase brought on by some dodgy prawns or something. I have no doubt that wargaming is alive and well amongst the 7.6 million people of greater Pennineland.
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Re: Triples....

Postby madaxeman » Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:03 pm

The 2016 Britcon Trade Show does run alongside the competitions in Manchester.

The Britcon Trade Show will be returning to the now-familiar surroundings of UMIST in Manchester over the weekend of 13th-14th August 2016, alongside the BHGS Britcon Convention. Its free to get in. Directions and stuff are at http://www.bhgs.org.uk/britcon-2016-traders.html

We now have 5 demo and participation tables confirmed:

​Austerlitz – refight on a 16' x 6' table from our regular demo team from Mailed Fist Club in Manchester

Hunt the Tiger – Justin Taylor from Veni Vidi Vici will be demoing a scenario for the "Action All Fronts" WW2 rules, based on the film Fury, where one Tiger ambushes four Sherman tanks, destroying three of them before itself being destroyed.

Spartan Games Demo team – showcasing Dystopian Wars and Dystopian Legions, Firestorm Armada, Halo: Fleet Battles and Halo: Ground Combat (These games are all available from Magister Militum at the show)

HOMABOD "Hordes of Models and Buckets of Dice – Gunpowder Period" Quick-play rules demo from author Nigel Emsen, with an 8x6 foot 54mm "1815" demo and participation game

The Lance & Longbow Society present the Battle of Baugé, 22nd March 1421 in 28mm. This battle took place during the Hundred Years War after Agincourt. Henry V's eldest brother Thomas, Duke of Clarence (at the time the heir to the English throne) took on a Franco-Scots army and was killed. The game will be a "Join In Demo Game" where passers-by are encouraged to join in and take a command (there are 6). Rules are a cut down version of Lion Rampant with the rules on one side of an A5 sheet and the units and their stats on the other.

Highlights and offers for you to look out for this year:

Donnington/Ancient & Modern have a brand new range of their 15mm "New Era" figures, this time covering the Armies of Islam' to complement their existing Crusades era ranges. These new ranges have been drawing rave reviews ever since their release, so the addition of the Arabs to the mix is sure to be welcome. The full range will be available at the show for the first time this year

Lesleys Bits Box will have brand new Games Workshop boxed models at 15% off RRPP

KR Multicase have some Britcon Offers. First up when you buy any Aluminium or Kaiser case you will also get a Standard Card Case for just £15. GBP In addition, if you order 3 or more Card Cases you get £1 GBP off of each, and order 5 or more Card Cases it's £2 GBP off of each one.

Colonel Bills now stock the full range of the popular Coat d'Arms paints and will have the full set at the show this year. They also have an ever-increasing range of "Depot Batallion" unique figures, including plenty of crew to go with 4Ground's ranges of MDF carts and baggage. Colonel Bills also are hoping to have three new ECW civilian sets from the 28mm Depot Battalion range ready for Britcon. These are:
4 x Drinkers, Pub Landlord, Landlady. This set also includes a table and two benches.
Musicians and dancers. Violinist, penny whistle player, mand and woman dancing
Villagers – 2 x Pedlars, begger, Puritan husband with wife in scold, middle class man and woman, and a village idiot.
They also are working through a vast amount of 15mm 2nd hand castings, bagging them up aand prepping them for the stand – the plan is to have all these available for Britcon, so if you need some new (old) 15mm stuff to round out that army, The Colonel is the man to see
Finally, if you pre-order anything through the pre-order facility in their online shop for Britcon collection you will automatically receive a 10% discount on any pre ordered item. This offer includes any of the 4Ground, Flags of War, D'Arlo and Belt Fed Gaming items too…..how good is that????. Contact Colonel Bills via their website for more details and to place your pre-order

For 15mm historicals players we also have news from Colonel Bills who have just got the first tranche of the Fighting 15's range of figures in stock and will have them available at the Britcon Trade Show.

Stu and the lads will have the full range of their 1410 period Tannenberg Medievals – Teutonics, Poles and Lithuanians at the show initially, and it's still not too late to pre order via their website and get a 10% discount on the order price

Alan at Hoka Hey Wargaming is now the proud owner of Timeline Miniatures (MDF) Laser cut products, buildings and bases and will have them all on show at Britcon 2016. He has also expanded the rather nice Border Reivers range with a new family set and some extras for your baggage – such as sheep, cows and dogs. New for the show will be a full resin Border village (presumably this is where the figures to do their "Reivering" ?) which will be shown for the first time at Britcon 2016 – so head over to have a look!

Battle Foam are running a show offer, with a hefty 25% off for all Britcon pre-orders (with Britcon Pick Up) – simply place the order via their website at uk.battlefoam.com/, and when you are adding items to the shopping cart enter the Coupon Code BRITCON16 and the 25% Show Discount will be applied at check out (as long as you also select "Pick Up at Battle Foam attended Convention" for delivery too!

This cannot be combined with any other discount, and does not work for Custom Design and "Don't want to wait – Ship Now" orders. If you have any questions contact them at infouk@battlefoam.com

Instant Armies will again be attending Britcon, which they tell us is one of their favourite shows of the year. This year they have 28mm figures both painted and unpainted from various manufacturers, and for the 15mm historical gamers their stand will have literally thousands of 15mm figures again painted and unpainted.

Asylum are a new trader for us this year, and sell the Mantic games range with everything from Dungeon Saga & Deadzone to Kings of War. They also major on the West Wind ranges (mainly their historical figures) with a lot of the ranges at 20% off RRP.

Britcon exhibitor All Rolled Up have recently released a range of compact folding neoprene dice trays to complement their award-winning wool felt dice tray range perfect for keeping those menacing dice in order that knock over your models. As well as dice trays and dice bags, they have an ever-increasing range of game accessories – including dry wipe-able cards and pens, printable howlite stone skull counters, card boxes, and plastic card stands.

If you need anything, they can bring it along. Just check out the range of In Stock items and pre-order through their online shop – and you will qualify for a 10% discount on combined purchases completed for £10 GBP or more. No need to pay in advance – just state you're making a Britcon Pre-order in the Where Should We Send Your Order? box, then complete the purchase at the event.

Britcon also has a well stocked Bring & Buy – Britcon is great for a Bring and Buy, and we want to help you out by giving you the chance to complete your Bring & Buy entry form in advance – see if you can cover the costs of your weekend's shopping by clearing out some long unused figures and models

Full Trader List:
Ainsty Castings
All Rolled Up
Ancient & Modern / Donnington Miniatures will have their new Armies of Islam range on show, and on sale
Asylum Wargaming
Battle Foam pre show orders with Britcon pickup get 25% off! Enter the Coupon Code BRITCON16 at the checkout on their website
Colonel Bills now carrying Coat d'Arms paints, and will be launching some some new 28mm ECW civilians at the show
Daves Wargames (a new MDF terrain maker)
Dave Lanchester Books
Dave Thomas (stocking Perry Miniatures, Crusader Miniatures, Artizan Designs, Northstar's '1644, Africa and IHMN ranges, Warfare Miniatures, Dead Mans Hand, Saga, Musket and Tomahawks, Great War Miniatures plus a near-full range of the latest plastic figures from Perry, Wargames Factory, Warlord Games, Victrix Games, Fireforge and Valiant).
Footsore Miniatures (with Ainsty Castings)
Hoka Hey Wargaming (including Timeline Miniatures MDF terrain
KR Multicase
Lesley's Bits Box 15% off RRP GW goodies
Magister Militum
Open Combat / Second Thunder
PE2 Collectibles
Sarissa Precision
The Pit
Warlord Games

Hope that helps...
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Re: Triples....

Postby Jotunn » Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:35 pm

Very sad news about Triples. I haven't been to visit Sheffield for a few years, now.

I noticed (from the Triples link) that the club doesn't meet at the Polish Catholic Centre any more, but somewhere in Woodseats. I have fond memories of carrying a 2' square terrain board for DBA on the buses. I used to carry it in a black bin bag and the other passengers would think that it was a picture.
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Re: Triples....

Postby MartinR » Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:44 pm

We are up at Woodseats WMC now, the Polish Club decided they didn't want wargamers there any more.

I have to say the new venue is great, the lighting is good enough to actually see the toys now.
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Re: Triples....

Postby Jotunn » Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:51 am

MartinR wrote:I have to say the new venue is great, the lighting is good enough to actually see the toys now.


That is one good thing. I used to like the Polish Club, but I admit that the light could have been a little brighter, particularly for the smaller scale toys.
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