Our next trader is our Friendly Local Gaming Store, The Rift.
The Rift stock a wide range of miniature gaming products (including GW and Battlefront), as well as (lots of) boardgames, roleplaying games, CCGs, collectables and memorabilia. They’re another stalwart of Hereward, having been along to every show, as well as sponsoring a number of our show tournaments including this year’s X-Wing Tournament.
Newline Designs produce a wide range of detailed figures from Ancients through to ACW, in scales ranging from 10mm, 20mm, 1/72 and 28mm. This is their first time at Hereward, and we’re looking forward to checking out their ranges.
Scotia Grendel are another newcomer to Hereward (although club regulars may recognise at least one face behind the stall!).
They produce a large variety of quality metal and resin models and scenery in a number of scales for wargamers, miniature painters or collectors, from 1/300 micro armour to 28mm sci-fi and fantasy miniatures, vehicles, monsters and scenery. In addition they stock a number of other harder-to-get ranges of interest.
We’ve been trying to get these guys to the show for a couple of years now, and finally succeeded. Sphere Products do a wide range of hobby aids in laser cut MDF, such as paint stands, workstations, bottle holders, display stands and other things too numerous to mention, as well as stocking LifeColour and AK Interactive paints.
We’re going to start following the Trader updates with a bunch of teasers for the participation games you will be able to join in with at the show.
First up – Cheshunt Wargamers are bringing a game set in Norway in WW2. RAF Mosquitos carry out a deep penetrating raid along a Norwegian fjord to hit German shipping and shore installations. Players take on the rôle of a Mosquito pilot, and work as part of a squadron to dodge anti aircraft fire and take out those primary targets and deal a harsh blow to the Nazis.
Next up, we have a newcomer to Hereward – Iron Gate Scenery.
Iron Gate Scenery make a range of 28mm and 15mm 3d printed and resin Ancient, Fantasy, Pirate, Aztec, Modern & Sci-Fi Wargaming terrain, with new products constantly coming out.
Next up attending this year’s show are Warlord Games.
Formed in 2007, Warlord Games are designers, manufacturers and distributors of finely detailed historical and science fiction miniatures in plastic, metal and resin. Since then they’ve released five core rule sets to cover everything from the Ancients, the Horse & Musket era, the Black Powder era, right through the World War Two (and now Korea) and beyond into the future!
Coming back to Hereward 2019 are stalwarts of the show scene and Hereward regular supporters (thanks, guys!), Colonel Bill’s.
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!
Next trader up is a Hereward ever-present. Yes it’s Ainsty Castings.
Ainsty Castings manufacture wargaming miniatures and scenics in resin and White Metal and are an excellent source for Saga, Gripping Beast and Northstar miniatures. They’ve been a staunch supporter of Hereward since its inception, and you’ll find them in their usual spot along the right hand end wall (well, ever since they moved after year 1)!
The next trader we can confirm as attending this year’s show is another stalwart of Herewards past: Lesley’s Bits Box. Lesley sells a wide variety of pre-loved wargames models and accessories and also stocks most new Games Workshop releases at a 10% discount against RRP.
Alongside Lesley will be her husband Ian who will be selling the great range of KR Multicase storage cases and foam. So if you are the wargamer who has everything, maybe it’s time to buy a box or two to put it in!