Tabletop Sale

Some of you have probably seen this on our site and gone ‘what’?

As per last year, we have elected not to run a bring-and-buy sale, but instead provide table space for people to book for an hour to sell their unwanted stuff. It’s an idea we borrowed from the good folks at Hammerhead (among other places), and in general shows seem to have found that it reduces admin overhead (and also theft).

We have four tables in each one hour slot, starting on the half hour at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, and 1:30. You’ll find the tables at the far left as you enter, up on the low stage. Bring your cash (there’s an ATM outside the Cresset by the BP garage), and snap up some bargains from the folks who have already booked a slot. If you want to book, we still have two tables left in the 1:30-2:30 slot at the time of posting.

Gripping Beast figure

Harold_Hardradda_32265Thanks to our sponsors Gripping Beast, the firs 250 attendees at the show will each receive one of their gorgeous “Harold Hardradda, Viking Hero” 28mm figures (yours will be unpainted, though :D). Those who made it to the show last time will be able to add it to their Hereward The Wake figure from 2015, and we just might have a few of those left at the club’s Hereward game if you missed out last year.

We’ll be setting aside figures for folks who have paid for advance admission, whether on its own or as part of another ticket type, so to make sure, you might just want to book ahead 😀 (We’re sorry, but if you book and then don’t make it to the show, we can’t guarantee to save you one.)

Once again, our thanks to Andy and the team at Gripping Beast, who have been supporters and headline sponsors of the show since its inception (who else would you ask with a name like ours?). Don’t forget to say “hi” to their demonstrator Richard, who will be running SAGA demos all day, or you can pop up and admire the SAGA tournament players’ armies (or heck, why not sign up!). And if you want some more of GB’s figures,  regular stockist Ainsty Castings will be at the show with a full range.

Trader News

Here is the full list of traders signed up to attend Hereward this year. Make sure you get any orders for collection in to them ASAP!

Asylum Wargaming –
Black Pyramid Gaming –
Brigade Models –
Colonel Bills –
Crooked Dice –
Daruma / SLA –
David Lanchester Military Books –
Diplomatist Books –
Emperor Toad’s Emporium –
Grubby Tanks / Britannia Miniatures –
Ironclad Miniatures  –
Lesley’s Bits Box –
Leven Miniatures –
Mantic Games  –
Miniaturemen –
Original Laser Designs –
Second Thunder  –
Sgts’ Mess
The Rift –
Too Fat Lardies –
Twisted Pinnacle –
Wargames Foundry –
Wargames Ilustrated –
Warlord Games –
7th Heaven Games –


Entry pages for all our tournaments are now up, including the Magic: The Gathering and X-Wing events. It’s definitely not too late to enter, and we can (at a pinch) accept entries on the day for most of the tournaments, but it’s much easier for us to plan room layouts and the like if we have a decent idea of numbers in advance.

Thanks to Trev at The Rift for stepping in to run our X-Wing tournament, and providing some excellent prize support as well.

N.B. The issue with ticket downloads should now be resolved: if you’re still experiencing difficulty, please drop us a line at the info@ address on the right, and we’ll sort it out.

Trader News

The 26th confirmed trader for Hereward 2016 is Mantic Games! Mantic are wellMANTIC known as the publishers of such diverse games as Warpath, Deadzone, Dreadball, Mars Attacks, Kings of War and Dungeon Saga. As well as a retail stand, Mantic will be running demos of some of their games which you can join in, and of course there is our Dreadball tournament for which tickets are still available through the link on the right.

Trader News

The 24th and 25th confirmed traders for Hereward 2016 are both rules publishers!

First up we weTOOFATLARDIESlcome the TooFatLardies. Too Fat Lardies is a vibrant wargames development partnership that produces an ever growing range of rule sets for what they think are discerning wargamers. The emphasis with any of their rule sets is on replicating the real core issues for each of the periods. The emphasis is on what Clausewitz described as “friction” on the battlefield, along side the stresses and pressure of command.

We are alsoSECOND THUNDER very pleased to welcome Second Thunder who will be promoting and selling their “Open Combat” skirmish rules which are suitable for any pre-gunpowder historical period or fantasy setting.