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Kallistra Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Dec 2016 1:18 p.m. PST

Run by Kallistra with assistance from The Forest Outlaws Wargamers and GCN.

Hammerhead 2017 is expanding to include the 'NEW Gamers Lounge' as well as the George Stephenson Exhibition Hall at Newark Showground.

The Gamers Lounge (Cedric Ford Pavilion) – offers a welcoming, warm and comfortable, carpeted environment in which you can play games, shop for wargame goodies from a selection of new traders to Hammerhead 2017. There is a fully licensed bar and seating area and it's own catering facilities, which will be serving a variety of reasonably priced hot and cold food throughout the day – enjoy a meal and may me a drink from the bar and socialise with fellow gamers.


The George Stephenson Exhibition Hall offers plenty of space and natural light in which you can play games, shop for wargame goodies from a selection of top traders positioned around the perimeter of the hall. It has its own catering facilities, which will be serving a variety of reasonably priced hot and cold food throughout the day.

All the 50+ games presented at Hammerhead are visitor participation games which are located in the central areas of the halls. Whether you're interested in Napoleonics, WWI and WWII, Ancients, Medieval, Fantasy or Science Fiction, we're sure that you will find a selection of games you would like to play.

Car parking is extensive and free – located between the Gamers Lounge and the George Stephenson Exhibition Hall.

Newark Showground is only a few minutes from the A1.

Buy your entry ticket online and get a free Hammerhead miniature on entry, see website for details.

Entry: £5.00 GBP adult, £3.00 GBP minors (16 and under), Children under 9 free.

For more information visit the Hammerhead Showwebsite and link "forum.

Missed Hammerhead 2016? Check out the games round-up here

There's also a Hammerhead Show Facebook page too, ‘like' us and get the updates as they're posted!

Put the date: 4th March, Hammerhead Show in your new 2017 diary!

See you there, Sally

Kallistra Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Jan 2017 1:26 p.m. PST

Trader list Hammerhead 2017

We have, for you, a terrific selection of the very best manufacturers and traders selling a wide variety of wargaming wares, miniatures, terrain and scenery, books and gaming accessories…. (Click on the link to visit their website).

Ainsty Castings –
Ancient and Modern –
Baccus 6mm –
Bad Squiddo Games / Dice bag lady –
Baggage Train –
Barwell Bodyworks –
Black Pyramid Gaming –
Caliver Books –
Colonel Bills –
Crooked Dice Games –
Curteys / 1st Corps –
Dave Thomas
David Lanchester Books – link
Eagle Figures –
Early War Miniatures –
Empress Miniatures –
Figures in Comfort –
Glenbrook Games and Painting Service –
Graham's Wuerkshoppe –
Great Escape Games –
Grubby Tanks & Britannia Miniatures –
Hawk Wargames –
Helion Books –
Hysterical Games –
Ironclad –
Kallistra –
Lancashire Games – link
Last Valley
Lesley's Bitsbox –
Leven Miniatures –
Magnetic Displays/Coritani –
Mantic –
Mierce Miniatures –
Military History Live –
Minibits –
Miniaturemen –
Northumberland Painting Service –
Pendraken –
Rapier Miniatures –
Redoubt Enterprises –
Reiver Castings –
Sally 4th –
Scarab Miniatures –
SGTS' Mess –
Shell Hole Scenics –
SquareHex –
Studio Miniatures –
The Tree Fella
TimeCast –
Tumbling Dice –
Warbases –
Wargames Foundry –
Wargames Illustrated –
Warlord Games –
Warploque Miniatures –
Zinge Industries –

For all the information on the Hammerhead 2016 show, visit the dedicated website: or find us on Hammerhead-Show Facebook page :D

Volleyfire20 Jan 2017 3:48 a.m. PST

Got my tickets December 1st, really looking forward to this as usual, it's my favourite show of the year these days. Great looking line up of traders, two venues, what's not to like? Can't wait to see the list of games.

Kallistra Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Feb 2017 10:43 a.m. PST

Preparation Update – Hammerhead 2017

Hammerhead 2017 – More space, more games, more and better facilities, but no increase in cost for visitors and traders.

Entry to Hammerhead
For the visitors to Hammerhead, we promise to get you into the venue quickly and efficiently – we will not leave you standing outside! There are 3 points of entry to Hammerhead, one in the Gamers Lounge and 2 in the George Stephenson Hall. While photos of queuing visitors may look good for promotion photos, it is not a pleasant experience if you are standing in the queue! Once you have your wrist band, you have easy access to both halls.
Throughout the day there will be members of The Forest Outlaws Wargames Club on hand to assist with parking, security, distribution of wrist bands etc., as well as running some of the games.

Trade and Entry Prices
The entrance price for Hammerhead 2017 stays the same as last year at £5.00 GBP for adults and £3.00 GBP for concessions. Trade stand prices are also the same at £50.00 GBP per 6 foot (early bird booking, plus a small charge for companies requiring tables)

70 Public Participation Games at Hammerhead 2017!
As well as every game being public participation, Hammerhead is open to all genres and scales of table-top gaming. We deliberately mix historical, fantasy and sci-fi games of different scales throughout the halls so as not to create ‘zones' of particular types of games – a kind of mixed minestrone soup of miniature gaming! This policy makes for a more interesting experience for visitors as they move from one game to another.

Running a game can be a very rewarding experience – it's a real ice-breaker and great way of communicating and forming friendships with fellow gamers as you roll some dice!

There are currently 70 public participation games booked in, plus the DBA Northern Cup competition. The addition of the Gamers Lounge has made it possible to accommodate more participation games and 16 more traders from the Hammerhead waiting list.

The Gamers Lounge – New for 2017
The Cedric Ford Pavilion (CFP) – Gamers Lounge, which boasts a very large comfortable, carpeted function room with its own permanent licensed bar and full catering facilities. There is a large seating area with plenty of tables so you can eat your lunch in comfort.
There are also 15 participation games and 16 new traders to Hammerhead plus the DBA Northern Cup competition. The organisers will be running a DBA participation game for visitors to play.

Disabled Access and Parking Areas
Both the venues, the George Stephenson Hall and the Gamers Lounge, have excellent wheel chair access and plenty of clearly marked disabled parking areas directly in front or to the side of the main entrances, which will be policed throughout the day. Disabled drivers can therefore shuttle between the two venues in their vehicles if desired rather than walk the short distance. Also, the additional space available in the 2017 show we will be able to maintain generous spaces between the gaming tables for greater access and mobility for wheelchair users. There are disabled toilet facilities in both the George Stephenson Hall and the Gamers Lounge.

The Hammerhead Table top Sales – ‘Bring and Sell'
The very popular Hammerhead table top sales – ‘bring and sell' offers gamers a great opportunity to come along sell their spare wargame kit. Unlike the traditional bring and buy the seller can negotiate the price directly with the buyers. You can hire a 6ft table for one hour at a cost of just £6.00 GBP The tables can be booked on the Hammerhead website.

Visit the Hammerhead Show website for more information

Come and join us for a great day of table top gaming on Saturday 4th March at Hammerhead 2017.

UshCha17 Feb 2017 2:23 a.m. PST

Volly fire we have a 1946 alternative History game, Allies and Germans vs the Russians. You can come and join in if you want to. 1/144 scale Tank battle. Or Shipyards 1/144 SI FI ground battle.

Scarab Miniatures Ltd Inactive Member17 Feb 2017 1:34 p.m. PST

Looking forward to the show

Scarab Miniatures will be there with a full range of stock (but pre ordering always a good idea please!) a WW1 game in 28mm and hopefully a full draft of the rules we are using.

Come and join in a game of Zero Hour on the Somme

Volleyfire18 Feb 2017 4:02 a.m. PST

Thanks UshCha for the kind invitation. Unfortunately my 9yo is firmly a historical gamer, anything that even smells slightly of fantasy gets completely ignored!! I will be dragged by whilst he scans the horizon for whatever is on his wishlist to play. You win some, you lose some.

Kallistra Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Feb 2017 8:02 a.m. PST

Just over a week to Hammerhead 2017 There are 70 games/activities booked into the main central gaming area of the George Stephenson Exhibition Hall and the Gamers Lounge. With a good mix of genre and scales, we are sure you'll find a selection of games you would like to play.

1796 French Invasion of Ireland – a Napoleonic what if? – Pennine Megagames
1879 South Africa – Wyvern Wargamers
7TV – On Her Majesty's Crooked Service – Crooked Dice Games
Achtung! UFO – Warlord Games
Aggro 70'S Football – Ainsty Casting
All out War – The Walking Dead – Mantic Games
ArcWorlde Battle for Troll Bridge – Warploque Miniatures
ArcWorlde Trouble in the North – Warploque Miniatures
Armada 1588 – Helion Books
Battles of the Biblical Age – DBA – Paul Murgatroyd
Battletech Alpha Strike – RAF Cranwell
Bolt Action – Holland 1944 – Warlord Games
Burn the Burh -Lion Rampant – Derby Wargames Associates
Cats at Play – Redcar Ironbeards
Chaos in Casablanca – Sally 4th Gamers
Congo – Warmonger Miniatures
Crusaders – Fire and Fury
Choisin Resovoir, Korea 1950 – Pennine Megagames
Dalek's Invasion Earth – South London Warlords
Darklands – Mierce Miniatures
Dinosaur Attack! – Leeds Night Owls
Dropfleet Commander – Hawk Wargames
Eat Hitler! – Dragoons Den
El Dorado – the search for the golden pyramid – Peterborough Wargames Club
Formula Minion – Royal Air Force Wargaming Association
Has Anyone Seen Stanley? – A Very British Civil Forum
Heinkels over Hastings, Check Your 6 – Leeds Wargames Club
In Her Majesty's Name! – Chesterfield Open Gaming Society
Kings of War – Chesterfield Open Gaming Society
Lord of the Rings – Battle of The Pelennor Fields! – Reveille
Mad Max – Fury Road – Mad Max and the Humungus
Maneovre Group – Sci-Fi – KB Club
Mexican Revolution – Shellhole Scenics
Mike Salwey's Painting Clinic – 6mm and 12mm
Natural Beorn Killers – Dragon Rampant – Black Pyramid Games
Oldhammer Grail Quest – The Bunker
Open Combat – Second Thunder
Operation Claymore – Doncaster Gamers
Oudenarde – What if the French been more active… – Forest Outlaws Wargamers
Over the Hills – Forager I – Stand to Games
Panzerfδuste – Hysterical Games
Raid on Halflington – North Star
Pirate – Trade Game – Pennine Megagames
Robin Hood – Forest Outlaws Wargamers
Roman Invasion of Britain – Forest Outlaws Wargamers
Romano British V Saxon – Forest Outlaws Wargamers
Rorkes Drift 1879 – Like a Stone Wall Wargames Group
SAGA – Gripping Beast
Sails of Glory – Wings of Glory Aerodrome Forum
Sands of the Sudan – Guisborough 'Occasional' Gamers
Sharps Practice – Sons of Simon De Montfort
Strike on Kar'A Nine – Beyond the Gates of Antares – Warlord Games
Swords and Sandels – Sons of Simon De Montfort
Team Yankee – Reluctant Conscripts
The Chicago Way – Great Escape Games
The Chicago Way – Yorkshire Renegades
The Italian Job 1509 – Harrogate Wargames Club
The Somme 1916 – to the Green Fields Beyond – Scarab Miniatures
The Walking Dead – Yorkshire Renegades
The War of Bones – Doncaster Wargames Society
Thermopylae – Defending the Hot Gates – Phoenix Gaming Club
Up the Creek Without a Paddle (Boat)! – Dave and Malc Victorian Steel
Veni, Vidi, Mortem – Kings of War Historical – Forest Outlaws Wargamers
War of the Worlds – Leicester Phat Cats
Wings of Glory WWI Airwar – Wings of Glory Aerodrome Forum
Wings of Glory WWII – Wings of Glory Aerodrome Forum
Witch Racing – Grantham Strategy Club
World War II – 1947 – KB Club
Wot, No Parachute! – League of Gentleman Anti-Alchemists
Zombie Bash – Lincoln Miniature Warfare Society

Visit the The Hammerhead Show Website for more information.

See you there for a great day of tabletop gaming!

Volleyfire04 Mar 2017 2:41 p.m. PST

Just a quick line to say thank you to everyone involved in putting on this great show.We had once again a thoroughly enjoyable day. Thanks to JohnBiggles for an entertaining game of Wings of War as usual, and special thanks to the guys from Doncaster for the game of Bolt Action. They were the most welcoming and friendliest bunch you could wish to game with. Roll on next year!

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