Dr. Harry Sidebottom

We’re delighted to announce that historian, best-selling author and wargamer Dr. Harry Sidebottom will be appearing at the show. As well as a well-received book on Ancient Warfare, he has been writing historical fiction set in his favourite period, the Crisis of the 3rd Century, since 2006 with the Warrior of Rome series. He’s also a very entertaining after-dinner speaker (as those of us who attended the club Christmas dinner can attest), and is a keen wargamer – check out his appearance on the Meeples and Miniatures podcast for more on that, or just ask him!

Harry will be on hand to talk about all of the above at stand T10, between the Concourse and Studio 2.

(Another) Trader Update!

Yes, another one. But it’s all good news this time!

After much frantic emailing this afternoon we can now announce that Daruma Productions, Grubby Tanks and Madhouse Miniatures have agreed to attend this year’s show.

Daruma are an independent games production and marketing company that produce a neat range of clothing and accessories both for themselves and many of the “boutique” games that have been released in the last 12 months, and are also the manufacturers of the rather twisted SLA Industries game. www.daruma.productions.

Grubby Tanks and Britannia Miniatures are producers of a wide range of 15, 20 and 28mm miniatures covering a number of historical periods and also have a nice range of painted models for sale. www.grubbytanks.com

Madhouse Miniatures is bought to you by Mark Sproston, the man behind the excellent Barrage show in Stafford. Madhouse has lots of 2nd hand GW for sale. Seriously. LOTS!


We have our usual selection of participation and demo games this year – a mix of historical and speculative, some of which you may have seen at shows around the region.

Among the games we have a couple of re-creations of local battles, one from the ECW (the battle of Stilton) and one from the Dark Ages (Holme), as well as an interesting revisionist take on Hastings from the Southend guys. For those who missed it at Partizan, Lenton Gamers’ fabulous Oppy Wood 1917 game will be making a reappearance on the show circuit, and John Austin’s merry crew will be back with a smorgasbord of small skirmish games you can dip into, as will local board games club Posh Games and the Rift.

Plenty of stuff to enjoy – hopefully you’ll find something new you want to try and, hopefully, buy.

Trader Update

Unfortunately we have had two more traders withdraw from this year’s show. We are sorry that both Oathsworn Miniatures and Original Laser Designs will not be attending.

We do though have one new trader to announce. Thanks to Christoper Morris books for stepping in and filling one of the gaps! Christopher hopes to build a reputation as the provider of books by the enthusiast for the enthusiast. This will be built upon the efforts of a dedicated team of information professionals who will cater to the needs of a discriminating audience – people who know exactly what they like but who are perhaps not always sure how to get it.

With the recent withdrawals of some traders we have a small amount of space free. If you are a trader, or know a trader who might be interested please contact us ASAP: trade@hereward-wargames.co.uk

Final Trader List

Subject to last minute changes here is the final list of traders for this year’s show. Get your orders for collection at the show in to them now!

Ainsty Castings – www.ainsty-castings.co.uk
Asylum Wargaming – www.asylumwargaming.co.uk
Barwell Bodyworks – www.barwellbodyworks-shop.com
Brigade Models – www.brigademodels.co.uk
Colonel Bills – www.colonelbills.com
Crooked Dice – www.crooked-dice.co.uk
David Lanchester Military Books – www.davidlanchestermilitarybooks.co.uk
Daves Wargames – www.daveswargames.tictail.com
Glenbrook Games and Saddle Goose Designs – www.glenbrookgames.co.uk
Hysterical Games – www.hystericalgames.co.uk
Ironclad Miniatures – www.ironcladminiatures.co.uk
JB Wargaming Scenery – stores.ebay/banksjohnedward
Lesley’s Bits Box – www.lesleysbitsbox.co.uk
Leven Miniatures – www.levenminiatures.co.uk
Mantic Games – www.manticgames.com
Oathsworn Miniatures – www.oathswornminiatures.co.uk
Original Laser Designs – www.originallaserdesigns.com
PE2 Collectables – www.pe2collectables.co.uk
Realplace Terrain – www.realplaceterrain.co.uk
Second Thunder – www.secondthunder.com
Sgts’ Mess – www.sgtsmess.co.uk
The Pit Gaming Shop – www.thepitgamingshop.org
Warlord Games – www.warlordgames.com