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Battleground Sat 24th November Stockton on Tees UK

Post by Barryvow » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:24 am

id go this sat night but ill be up washington till the 25th ill see ya when i get back man OH YEAHHH

Battleground Sat 24th November Stockton on Tees UK

Post by JesseUnsam » Mon May 20, 2019 10:13 pm

havent been out there in a couple of weeks so i havent seen em...maybe just someone frustrtaed with not being able to find tees?

Battleground Sat 24th November Stockton on Tees UK

Post by bennieGrara » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:31 am

Cracking show and a damn good if long weekend.

Really good to see a couple of the Eurofrothers again

So many of the UK shows could learn a thing or four about con organisation from the Antwerp boys....

Re: Battleground - Sat 24th November, Stockton-on-Tees, UK

Post by Australian Dawn » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:48 am

I'd say it was a mixture of recapturing past glories and still seeing ourselves basically as the good guys, having redeemed ourselves at least in our own eyes for imperial "excesses" while "unfairly" losing our world dominating influence fighting the good fight in WW2. But it's probably not something I'd say out loud at a British gaming con! :lol:
Or maybe I've just got a case of sour grapes over not getting to go to lovely looking events like this. :lol:

Re: Battleground - Sat 24th November, Stockton-on-Tees, UK

Post by Nikonov_94 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:54 pm

Well that looks like it was one hell of an event! As someone who doesn't live, or come from, such a country, how come wargaming is so widespread in the Anglo-Saxon world, especially in the UK? Every second manufacturer, rule creator or event seems to be British, with a lot of the others being American, Australian or from other Anglo countries.
I mean, for example, military stuff is super popular all over Eastern Europe, but miniature wargaming is still even more of a niche hobby than it is in other countries.

Re: Battleground - Sat 24th November, Stockton-on-Tees, UK

Post by Leon Pendraken » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:12 pm

All of the pics from this year's Battleground event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Battlegroun ... 9898583261

Re: Battleground - Sat 24th November, Stockton-on-Tees, UK

Post by Leon Pendraken » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:37 am

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One last shout for this year's Battleground show, taking place on Saturday 24th November, at our usual venue of the Queen's Campus Sports Hall in Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 6BH. The event runs from 10am until 3pm, and for the second year running, it's Free Entry for everyone! After the success of last year, it made sense to keep this in place, so we hope you will support us and head along!

We've got 37 Traders confirmed, whose details can be found below, and we've got 24 excellent display and participation games for everyone to enjoy. The details for those can be found here: https://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/games

Our popular Tabletop Sale is almost entirely sold out, so make sure to have a browse of the tables and maybe grab yourself a bargain!

This year, we're proud to have The Battlefields Trust presenting three short illustrated talks. These presentations will give some background to the English Civil War in the North of England, the importance of the River Tees and the implications of each battle for the area, the Royalist and Parliamentarian factions and the wider war overall.

11:00The Battle of Piercebridge (1 December, 1642)
12:00The Battle of Guisborough (16 January, 1643)
13:00The Battle of Yarm (1 February, 1643)

And of course, we'll also have some of our popular living history groups returning again!

Traders:
1 Ainsty Castings www.ainsty-castings.co.uk/
2 Baccus www.baccus6mm.com
3 Beanie Games www.beaniegames.co.uk
4 Colonel Bill's www.colonelbills.com/
5 Cozzmic Cakes www.facebook.com/CozzmicCakes
6 Crann Tara http://www.cranntaraminiatures.co.uk/
7 Crooked Dice www.crooked-dice.co.uk
8 Dave Lanchester www.davidlanchestermilitarybooks.co.uk/
9 Dave Thomas http://stores.ebay.co.uk/The-Dave-T-Shop
10 Dave's Wargames
11 Eagle Figures www.eaglefigures.co.uk
12 Four A Miniatures http://www.fouraminiatures.com/
13 Galloping Major http://www.gallopingmajorwargames.com/ NEW FOR 2018!
14 Gaming Figures www.gamingfigures.com
15 Games of War www.gamesofwar.net/
16 Graham's Wuerkshoppe
17 Grubby Tanks / Britannia www.grubbytanks.com
18 Hoka Hey Wargaming www.hokaheywargaming.co.uk/
19 Ironclad Miniatures www.ironcladminiatures.co.uk/
20 Iron Gate Scenery http://www.irongatescenery.co.uk/ NEW FOR 2018!
21 Last Valley www.worgaimz.karoo.net/gbsd/
22 Lesley's Bits Box / KR Multicase www.lesleysbitsbox.co.uk/
23 Leven Miniatures www.levenminiatures.co.uk
24 Mantic Games www.manticgames.com NEW FOR 2018!
25 Marching in Colour http://marchingincolour.blogspot.co.uk/
26 Midlam Miniatures www.midlamminiatures.co.uk
27 Minibits www.minibits.net/
28 Newline Designs http://newlinedesigns.co.uk/
29 Oathsworn Miniatures www.oathsworn.net NEW FOR 2018!
30 PE2 Collectables http://www.pe2collectables.co.uk/ NEW FOR 2018!
31 Pendraken Miniatures http://www.pendraken.co.uk/
32 Rapier Figures http://www.rapierminiatures.co.uk/
33 Reiver Castings http://reivercasting.wordpress.com//
34 Sarissa Precision & Warbanner www.gangsofrome.com & www.sarissa-precision.com
35 Tumbling Dice http://www.tumblingdiceuk.com/
36 Warbases http://www.warbases.co.uk/
37 Warlord Games http://warlordgames.com

All of the show info can be found on either the Battleground website: https://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/ or our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/234274803929395/

If you've got any questions about the event, just let us know.

So, don't forget to tell your friends about the free entry, and get yourself along for some Christmas shopping!

Re: Battleground - Sat 24th November, Stockton-on-Tees, UK

Post by Leon Pendraken » Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:30 pm

Illustrated Talks: The First Great Civil War in the Tees Valley

The Battlefields Trust: North East & Borders (South) will be presenting three short (about 20 mins each) illustrated talks at Battleground 2018. The presentations will give some background to the English Civil War in the North of England, the importance of the River Tees and the implications of each battle for the area, the Royalist and Parliamentarian factions and the wider war overall. A Question & Answer session will follow each talk as required. All presentations will be by Phil Philo of the Battlefields Trust.

11:00 - The Battle of Piercebridge (1 December 1642)

12:00 - The Battle of Guisborough (16 January 1643)

13:00 - The Battle of Yarm (1 February 1643)

These presentations will take place upstairs in the Battleground venue and admission is free!

In the main hall, we'll also have the Battlefield Trust stall where you can see our Civil War education collection and the fantastic Battle of Piercebridge model by Mark Hornsby. Pendraken Miniatures, in association with the Battlefields Trust, will be launching a range of army packs representing the three main engagements fought in the Tees Valley in 1642-43.

https://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/events/234274803929395/

Re: Battleground - Sat 24th November, Stockton-on-Tees, UK

Post by Leon Pendraken » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:53 pm

We've just about got our Games confirmed for this year's Battleground show, so here's what to expect on the day...


DISPLAY GAMES

Battlefield Trust
Battle of Piercebridge - The Battlefield Trust are bringing along a display showing the Battle of Piercebridge, 1642 as well bringing info on two other ECW battles in the Teesside area.

Border Reivers
Harbour Attack - A 1:600th Napoleonic naval game with paper ships!

Brompton Bankers
The Battle of the Standard, 1138: A refight, in 28mm, of the battle between the Anglo-Normans and the Scots that took place just north of Northallerton 880 years ago this year.

Carrying On Up The Dale
The Battle of Zurich, 1799: Set during the French Revolutionary War of the 2nd Coalition, the French under Andre Massena attack a mainly Russian army defending the area around Zurich.

Durham Raiders
Napoleon at War - 20mm Napoleonic battle pitting the British against the French!

Durham Wargames Group
28mm display game showing an action in the Russian conquest of the Central Asian khanates in the 1860/70's!

Lancaster Cellarmen
1814 Napoleon at Bay - The Battle for Antwerp in 20mm, using our own rules and Hinton Hunt figures.

Nate Zettle
Blood and Plunder: Blood and Plunder is a 28mm historical miniatures wargame set in the 17th century, during the Golden Age of piracy! This highly immersive and tactical game system takes players into the 17th century world of bloodthirsty pirates, desperate militamen and ferocious natives. All of them in a constant struggle to control the wealth of the New World! Games can be played on land, at sea or a combination of both using a streamlined set of gaming rules that will present new and veteran wargamers alike with unique tactical challenges.

Old Guard Group
10mm ACW!

Prince Bishop Wargames Club
Showing a key battle in the Polish Succession War of 1587/8. The Austrian Archduke Maximillian invaded Poland in support of his claim to the throne. Unable to capture Krakow, he retreated into Silesia but was caught by the pursuing Polish army who were supporting the claim of Sigismund Vasa. He was subsequently defeated at the battle of Byczyna on 24 January 1588.

Scarborough Games Society
A Very British Civil War game with a twist!

Stafford and District Wargames
Battle of Blenheim - WSS battle in 1704, refought here in 10mm!

Westerhope Wargames Group
WWII European game in 28mm!

Yorkshire Coast Gamers
DBNapoleonics!


PARTICIPATION GAMES

Iacta Alea Est
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the RAF, Iacta will be staging some airwar games from the Great War (Canvas Eagles, Zeppelin raid on England), and the Second World War.

Cozzmic Cakes
Cupcake Wars! - Always one of the most popular games of the event, come and have a go and win yourself a cupcake!

Mantic Games
Vanguard: Patrol Skirmish: The Basileans are fighting a running skirmish as they try to locate supplies previously scattered by a Nightstalker ambush!
The Walking Dead: Atlanta Supply Run: Can Rick hold out against dangers both living and infected?

Redcar Ironbeards
The Mighty Eighth - Daylight bomber raid over Germany 1944 using Wings of Glory rules.

Society of 20th C. Wargamers
Forgotten Foreign Legion Outpost in the Desert - Loosely based on “An isolated outpost: six months in the desert” originally produced as a game by David Brock and John Curry and recently re-printed in ”Small Wars” (ed by John Curry)

Something to do With Dice
Spaghetti Western skirmish using Dead Man's Hand rules!

Sunderland Games Club
Malifaux: Based in an alternatie Earth, Malifaux uses gothic, steampunk and Victorian horror with a dose of the Wild West to inject fun and depth into the magical lawlessness of a world rife with monsters, necropunks, man-machine hybrids, gunslingers and power-hungry politicos. Actively using character-driven stories to define the world of Malifaux, seek your fortune in this fast paced and brutal 32mm tabletop miniature skirmish game. Assemble your crew and stake your claim!

Tyneside Wargames Club
Pirates of the Aegean - 10mm Bronze Age naval game.

Wargames in the Dungeon
Normandy 1944: Participation game loosely based in Normandy 1944, using the What a Tanker! rules.


Website: https://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BattlegroundShow
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/234274803929395/

Re: Battleground - Sat 24th November, Stockton-on-Tees, UK

Post by Leon Pendraken » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:44 pm

We've just about finalised the trader lists, so this is who will be attending Battleground 2018!

1 Ainsty Castings www.ainsty-castings.co.uk/
2 Baccus www.baccus6mm.com
3 Beanie Games www.beaniegames.co.uk
4 Colonel Bill's www.colonelbills.com/
5 Cozzmic Cakes www.facebook.com/CozzmicCakes
6 Crann Tara http://www.cranntaraminiatures.co.uk/
7 Crooked Dice www.crooked-dice.co.uk
8 Dave Lanchester www.davidlanchestermilitarybooks.co.uk/
9 Dave Thomas http://stores.ebay.co.uk/The-Dave-T-Shop
10 Dave's Wargames
11 Eagle Figures www.eaglefigures.co.uk
12 Four A Miniatures http://www.fouraminiatures.com/
13 Galloping Major http://www.gallopingmajorwargames.com/ NEW FOR 2018!
14 Gaming Figures www.gamingfigures.com
15 Games of War www.gamesofwar.net/
16 Graham's Wuerkshoppe
17 Grubby Tanks / Britannia www.grubbytanks.com TBC
18 Hoka Hey Wargaming www.hokaheywargaming.co.uk/
19 Ironclad Miniatures www.ironcladminiatures.co.uk/
20 Iron Gate Scenery http://www.irongatescenery.co.uk/ NEW FOR 2018!
21 Last Valley www.worgaimz.karoo.net/gbsd/
22 Lesley's Bits Box / KR Multicase www.lesleysbitsbox.co.uk/
23 Leven Miniatures www.levenminiatures.co.uk
24 Mantic Games www.manticgames.com NEW FOR 2018!
25 Marching in Colour http://marchingincolour.blogspot.co.uk/
26 Midlam Miniatures www.midlamminiatures.co.uk
27 Minibits www.minibits.net/
28 Newline Designs http://newlinedesigns.co.uk/
29 Oathsworn Miniatures www.oathsworn.net NEW FOR 2018!
30 PE2 Collectables http://www.pe2collectables.co.uk/ NEW FOR 2018!
31 Pendraken Miniatures http://www.pendraken.co.uk/
32 Rapier Figures http://www.rapierminiatures.co.uk/
33 Reiver Castings http://reivercasting.wordpress.com//
34 Sarissa Precision & Warbanner www.gangsofrome.com & www.sarissa-precision.com
35 Tumbling Dice http://www.tumblingdiceuk.com/
36 Warbases http://www.warbases.co.uk/
37 Warlord Games http://warlordgames.com


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