Trader News

The 5th confirmed trader for Hereward is Colonel Bills. They offer a large and comprehensive selection of mainly historical wargaming items. There are their own ranges – Depot Battalion & 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 fourth confirmed trader for Hereward 2017 is Brigade Models.

Brigade Models is a small outfit based near Maidstone in Kent, tucked away in the south-eastern corner of England who 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!

Trader News

Our third confirmed trader for this year’s show is Asylum WargamingThey are an independent online retailer with a strong presence at wargaming shows and boast a broad range of products ranging from those produced by industry heavyweights like Warlord Games, Knight Models and Mantic Games, right through to small operations like Warploque Miniatures, Daruma Productions and Twilight. Asylum Wargaming’s customers enjoys great communication with the company, with prompt responses and excellent customer service.

Trader News

We are now in a position to announce some of the traders that are confirmed as attending Hereward III.

The first trader is a newcomer to our show but not to the show circuit. We are pleased to welcome Barwell Body Works.

Barwell Body Works supply Airbrushes and relevant accessories, and also offer tuition in the use of such tools.

We will be announcing more traders over the next few days. If you are a trader and are interested in attending please get in touch using the link at the top of the page.

Hereward III – the search for Harald

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.

Harald Found!

img_5742To 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.

img_5743You’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…

 

Making the show better

We have a goal of making each show better than the last. To this end, we’d like your feedback on this year’s show, what you think we did well, what we can improve. If you would like to, please feel free to fill out the form below and tell us what you think.

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More on Harald

The bad news – Gripping Beast have heard from UPS and to quote the latter “we’ve lost it”. It has been diplomatically suggested they find it again PDQ.

The good. We’re heard from the man himself! No, seriously,. Our chairman tweeted:

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You had one simple job, @ups_uk… https://t.co/MxbqIWMHds
05/09/2016 10:20

And Harald himself replied:

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@TaTM_blog To be clear, I have always been free, vassal to none.
05/09/2016 16:05

So we explained:

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. @hardrada_1066 To illuminate the tale. We commissioned LordS (@Gripping_Beast) to make 12 score and ten of your likeness in metal [1/5]
05/09/2016 17:54
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. @Hardrada_1066 …as gifts to inspire those skilled in the art of war at @HerewardWGS. This LordS did, and consigned them to @ups_uk [2/5]
05/09/2016 17:54

 

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. @Hardrada_1066 This Upsuk (@ups_uk – a name that sits ill on the tongue) has, as far as we may ascertain, accepted coin for the… [3/5]
05/09/2016 17:55
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. @Hardrada_1066 …carriage of these gifts and then LOST them. We and LordS are most displeased at @Ups_uk’s disrespect to your self… [4/5]
05/09/2016 18:00
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. @Hardrada_1066 …as are our 12 score and 10 warriors, who beg that we lead them in arms at @Ups_uk to recover your and their honour. [5/5]
05/09/2016 18:00

Earl Sigurdsson has replied:

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@TaTM_blog @UPS_UK As your soon-to-be king, I am both flattered and enraged. I am a just king, but I can be severe. I will rule on this.
05/09/2016 20:40