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

Tabletop Sale

Some of you have probably seen this on our site and gone ‘what’?

As per last year, we have elected not to run a bring-and-buy sale, but instead provide table space for people to book for an hour to sell their unwanted stuff. It’s an idea we borrowed from the good folks at Hammerhead (among other places), and in general shows seem to have found that it reduces admin overhead (and also theft).

We have four tables in each one hour slot, starting on the half hour at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, and 1:30. You’ll find the tables at the far left as you enter, up on the low stage. Bring your cash (there’s an ATM outside the Cresset by the BP garage), and snap up some bargains from the folks who have already booked a slot. If you want to book, we still have two tables left in the 1:30-2:30 slot at the time of posting.

Trader News

The 26th confirmed trader for Hereward 2016 is Mantic Games! Mantic are wellMANTIC known as the publishers of such diverse games as Warpath, Deadzone, Dreadball, Mars Attacks, Kings of War and Dungeon Saga. As well as a retail stand, Mantic will be running demos of some of their games which you can join in, and of course there is our Dreadball tournament for which tickets are still available through the link on the right.

Trader News

The 24th and 25th confirmed traders for Hereward 2016 are both rules publishers!

First up we weTOOFATLARDIESlcome the TooFatLardies. Too Fat Lardies is a vibrant wargames development partnership that produces an ever growing range of rule sets for what they think are discerning wargamers. The emphasis with any of their rule sets is on replicating the real core issues for each of the periods. The emphasis is on what Clausewitz described as “friction” on the battlefield, along side the stresses and pressure of command.

We are alsoSECOND THUNDER very pleased to welcome Second Thunder who will be promoting and selling their “Open Combat” skirmish rules which are suitable for any pre-gunpowder historical period or fantasy setting.

Trader News

The 23rd confirmed trader for Hereward 2016 doesn’t really require any introduction, bwargames_foundry_front_logout we’ll do a little one anyway. We are extremely very pleased to welcome the manufacturer of the largest range of 28mm miniatures IN THE WORLD:

Wargames Foundry!

We’ll be releasing the names of the final few traders over the next few days so keep checking back. We’re both pleased and sorry to say that we have now sold all the trade space for Hereward 2016 although any prospective new traders are welcome to apply for our waiting list in case any space becomes available.

 

 

Trader News

We are pleased to welcome Ironclad Miniatures as the 22nd confirmed IRONCLADtrader for Hereward 2016.

Ironclad Miniatures was founded in 2005 by John Lowen and they  are committed to producing well-made and researched models for gaming in a wide variety of scales and periods. They manufacture high quality models for wargaming in a variety of scales including 15mm, 20mm and 25mm amongst others.