Trader News

The 5th confirmed trader for this year’s Hereward show are not new to the show scene, but are making their Hereward debut. Please welcome Commission Figurines.

Commission Figurines make a range of detailed MDF buildings and ruins from recent history,  for use in city fighting from WW1 right through to the present day. The list currently consists of European buildings but will expand to include Eastern and Southern European. There are also earthworks in 6mm, 10mm and 15mm sacles and a Waterloo range in 6mm and 10mm scales.

Trader News

The 4th confirmed trader for Hereward 2018 are stalwarts of the show scene, Colonel Bills.

The Colonel offers a large and comprehensive selection of mainly historical wargaming items. There are their own ranges – Depot Battalion and Belt Fed Gaming, a growing number of other ranges of figures, terrain and accessories that they retail from leading wargames companies; and of course their ever changing stock of pre-loved and used items in all scales both painted and unpainted!

Trader News

The second confirmed trader for Hereward 2018 is Brigade Models.

Brigade Models is a small outfit based near Maidstone in Kent, tucked away in the south-eastern corner of England that specialise in producing quality gaming miniatures in both slightly-off-the-wall subjects and more conventional realms. You might not have heard of them but they make a lot of stuff. If you’re into SF or fantasy gaming, the chances are that they’ll have something to interest you.

Brigade have been at every Hereward show we have staged and we are delighted that they have chosen to continue to support us.

Trader News

As promised we will start revealing the traders that have so far signed up to attend Hereward 2018.

So without further adoo we are pleased to announce Barwell Body Works UK Airbrush Supplies as the first confirmed trader for the show. Barwell sell Badger airbrushes, airbrush spares and airbrush paints along side Rosemary & Co brushes and many other airbrush related items. They also run a series of highly recommended airbrush workshops. You can see their full range of stock at www.barwellbodyworks-shop.com

First tickets on sale!

Only a week and change to Salute, which is traditionally about the time thinks start rolling here at Hereward Towers.

If you check to the right, you’ll see that we’ve put the first few tickets on sale – advance admission, and our first two tournaments, the Magic and X-Wing events. Both of the latter are being put on by our regular tournament sponsors, the guys at local game store The Rift.

More to follow over the weekend, just as soon as we’ve sorted out the details.

Thank you, for another year

So, that’s it. Another day of games, traders and the like in the well-lit confines of the Cresset.

Huge thank-yous to all our traders, and everyone who put on games, to our sponsors, to Karen, David, Grant and their team at the venue, and to all our volunteers from the club who helped on the day, be it with load-in/out, setup and teardown, or generally keeping the show running. But chiefly, thanks to you all for coming, and hopefully enjoying yourself playing games and buying things.

Congratulations to our trophy winners:

The Steve Frisby Memorial Trophy: this one we’ve come to categorise as ‘the game we most wish we’d put on’. This went to Lenton Gamers, for the fabulous Oppy Wood 1817 game.

The Nick Hawkins Memorial Trophy: I’ve explained this as ‘best build’, in that its intended to be for the best game in terms of modelling/scenic skill/ingenuity that catches our eye. This was awarded to Stand To Games beautifully scratchbuilt piece of Spain for their Forager Game.

Once again, thank you all, and we’ll see you next year on Sunday September 2nd 2018.

X-Wing Tournament Update

A note for all X-Wing tournament entrants – by dint of some subtle furniture arranging on the ground (the venue let us in to check setup this afternoon), we’ve made enough space to fit the X-Wing tournament in next to the Rift’s stand (T13), so there will be step-free access for entrants AND you won’t have to trapse up and downstairs for food and to spend your money (our traders like it when you spend money!).

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow. Remember the tournament starts at 9am!