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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian16 Aug 2017 11:20 a.m. PST

How would you rate the wargaming scene in Wales? On a scale of 10 (awesome) to 1 (desperate).

leidang16 Aug 2017 11:54 a.m. PST

I'll give it a 1 for being too far away from me.

boy wundyr x Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2017 12:40 p.m. PST

Wargaming in whales is hard without lights. And the minis fall over all the time.

I'll get my coat.

Timbo W16 Aug 2017 12:44 p.m. PST

I'd say 7, it's not Nottingham after all, but my old local club and show seem to be doing well when I pop in once in a blue moon.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2017 5:42 p.m. PST

And I sometimes get accused of suggesting random questions…… grin

I don't think I've ever wargamed in Wales.

Green Tiger Supporting Member of TMP17 Aug 2017 2:33 a.m. PST

I did a lot of that at university but can't comment on the current scene…

boy wundyr x Supporting Member of TMP17 Aug 2017 6:18 a.m. PST

More seriously than my last post, I listen to the Meeples and Miniatures podcast and based on his nickname, I'm presuming Mike Hobbs is in Wales and his gaming scene sounds pretty active/awesome.

poiter5017 Aug 2017 7:55 p.m. PST

I visited Firestorm Games in Cardiff while on hols and they have a massive table gaming area available for use and a reasonably comprehensive stock in the shop part of the store. Nice and close to central Cardiff, the train and plenty of parking.

shaun from s and s models Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2017 3:45 a.m. PST

i do not know what gaming is like in wales but we have quite a few customers there.

awalesII18 Aug 2017 1:00 p.m. PST

While I like war games, I don't care for war gaming in me.

Oudinot28 Aug 2017 2:44 p.m. PST

10!!!!!!!
Wargaming is alive and kicking in South & West Wales.
Pembroke Dock club(WASP) now in its 37th year.
Haverfordwest club now going for approx 15 years.
Carmarthen Old Guard club (The new kid on the block) has gone from two members to 18+ members in 2 1/2 years. There is also a Fantasy/Sc-FI club in Carmarthen. There's a club in Gowerton, Swansea, Bridgend, Merthyr, Penarth/Cardiff and Newport that I know about. I also know guys in Cowbridge/Brecon/Lampeter that game regularly but do not belong to a club. We also have Crusade Wargames show every January and Dragon Daze in September.
Firestorms Games and Rules of Play gaming shops in Cardiff, and Gamers Emporium in Swansea.
There are also a couple of designers and Figure companies based in South Wales.

Bad Squiddo Games Inactive Member01 Sep 2017 8:34 a.m. PST

Cardiff is the new Nottingham,

We've got Firestorm Games – a massive gaming centre and store, Great Escape Games, Model Display Products, Ironclad Miniatures and of course me – Bad Squiddo Games – all in one town!

Personal logo DWilliams Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2017 4:17 p.m. PST

Thanks for the reports that wargaming is thriving in Wales. Maybe it's time for me to re-trace the footsteps of my distant ancestor, Evan Williams, who left that fair country in 1853 for America, and come back to Cymru.

Oudinot01 Sep 2017 4:32 p.m. PST

What part of Wales did Evan Williams live?

Personal logo DWilliams Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2017 12:58 p.m. PST

He was from Brecfa, Carmarthenshire. It's a tiny farm hamlet. Doubt if there are any wargamers there … maybe that's why he left!

Oudinot05 Sep 2017 12:48 p.m. PST

We are just down the road(Carmarthen Old Guard)!!

Gwydion05 Sep 2017 1:46 p.m. PST

Any in South Monmouthshire?

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Sep 2017 6:32 a.m. PST

Would all Doctor Who gaming count as wargaming in Wales?

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