So just a few last minute notes.
Pre-sales for general admission (£3) will close at 11pm tonight. After that you will only be able to pay at the door (£5). Accompanied under 16s are (still) free.
Directions: the big reminder (and we say this every year!) – if you can see Sainsbury’s, you’re parked in the wrong place and will be charged. Follow the signs to the show, and park as directed by our nice marshals in their hi-vis jackets and your parking is free! (If the main car-park is full, the overflow is a bit further down Rightwell E – we’ll direct you.)
All the show barring the X-Wing tournament is on the ground floor with step-free access – the latter is upstairs in the Fitzwilliam Suite, reachable by stairs opposite our registration desk. There is wheelchair access to the tournament area – please contact one of the club members on reception and we’ll sort that out for you.
Any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.
Due to a lack of interest, we’re regrettably not going to hold the Magic The Gathering Tournament this year. Our thanks to the Rift for their support.
(Rest assured, the X-Wing tournament is still going ahead!)
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.
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.
We regret to announce that this year’s SAGA Melée will not now take place.
We’ll be in touch with entrants to ensure their refunds are processed according to their preference.
The Rift are organising two tournaments for us this year – the second is a Magic The Gathering event. As before, tickets are available here, from the sidebar or via the store itself. Entry is £1o, including show admission (and we promise to give you time to enjoy the show, too.).
Local gaming store The Rift are hosting another X-Wing tournament for us this year. Entry (including show entrance) is £10, and you can sign up here or via the ticket links on the right (or in store at the Rift, of course).
As ever, we thank Trev and the Rift for their support.
It’s that time of the year again – the website gets updated, the forms get redone, we send off to Vistaprint for the first batch of flyers…
So, if you’re clutching a flyer in your hand from Hammerhead, you’ll be delighted to know that you can book your ticket in advance right now from the menu on the right. Additionally, if you’re interested in putting on a game, or having a trade stand, the links are ready and waiting.
A huge thank you to Chris Malme from Posh Games, who some of you may have seen walking through the show during the morning with his Ricoh 360º camera on a stick. So, if you missed the show or would just like to relive a stroll through the stands and games, check THIS out!
(Chris is the gentleman in the orange shirt).
If the embedded viewer doesn’t work, go to this link.
To our surprise, and slight bemusement, a UPS delivery man knocked on our chairman’s door on Wednesday and delivered a box of 250 of Gripping Beast‘s finest Harald Hardrada figures! Bemusement because they were supposed to be delivered to a local UPS drop off point, but given that the chairman’s wife was in at the time, all was well.
Once again, our thanks to Gripping Beast for the figures, and for lighting a fire under UPS, and to Harald himself.
You’re probably now wondering “I was at the show and missed out – how can I get hold of one of these?”
Unfortunately, mailing them out would be prohibitively expensive (it would kill a sizeable part of next year’s budget), and we don’t have all your addresses anyway. So, here are your choices:
- Collect one from the club on a Monday night – we’re at 38a Cowgate, Peterborough (the St. Johns Ambulance building under the arch) from 7:30 to 10:30;
- Catch Reuben (our secretary) at PE2Collectables at a wargames show, or let him know when you place an order.
- If you have other suggestions, please drop us a mail at the address on the right or poke us on Facebook, and we’ll see what we can work out.
Obviously, we are going to have to rely on your honesty to prove you were at the show, but wargamers are in general decent folks, so…