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Leon Pendraken Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Aug 2019 3:31 p.m. PST

Battleground

This year's Battleground show takes place on Saturday 30th 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 once again 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!

As usual we'll have a few new traders for this year, so keep an eye out for more information on those. We're hoping to have close to 40 traders in total and you can check who's coming on the Battleground website here: link

We always have a fantastic selection of display and participation games on offer, usually around 25 games in total. We'll be sending the booking forms out to the games clubs in the next fortnight so keep checking the games lists here: link

Our Tabletop Sale sells out every year so for this year we've had to limit bookings to only 4 slots per person (2 hours total). So for only £1.50 GBP per half hour slot, you can sell as much as you like, with no commission at all! You deal directly with the buyers, answer any questions they may have, haggle over prices and get those unwanted goodies sold! Once your time is up (or better still, you've sold everything!), you can walk away, cash in hand, and enjoy the rest of the show! The bookings for the Tabletop will be open from September and they can be made through the contact section of the website: link

Last year we had some fantastic talks from Phil Philo of the Battlefields Trust and we're hoping to have another selection for folks to enjoy. This year we might have some other guest speakers so keep an eye out for more updates on that.

All of the show info can be found on either the Battleground website here: battlegroundshow.co.uk or our Facebook page here: link 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 we'll see you there!

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP19 Aug 2019 12:35 p.m. PST

I, for one, will be there! Looks good…again!

Leon Pendraken Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Nov 2019 6:22 p.m. PST

This is the list of traders that will be attending Battleground 2019! We might have one or two last minute additions, but we'll announce those separately if so!

1 1525 Miniatures 1525miniatures.net
2 Ainsty Castings ainsty-castings.co.uk
3 Baccus 6mm baccus6mm.com
4 Beanie Games beaniegames.co.uk
5 Bow and Blade bowandblade.co.uk
6 Colonel Bill's colonelbills.com
7 Cozzmic Cakes facebook.com/CozzmicCakes
8 Crann Tara cranntaraminiatures.co.uk
9 Crooked Dice crooked-dice.co.uk
10 Dave Lanchester link
11 Dave Thomas auction
12 Dave's Wargames
13 Eagle Figures eaglefigures.co.uk
14 Four A Miniatures fouraminiatures.com
15 Galloping Major gallopingmajorwargames.com
16 Gaming Figures gamingfigures.com
17 Graham's Wuerkshoppe
18 Grubby Tanks / Britannia grubbytanks.com
19 Hoka Hey Wargaming hokaheywargaming.co.uk
20 Ironclad Miniatures ironcladminiatures.co.uk
21 Iron Gate Scenery irongatescenery.co.uk
22 Last Valley worgaimz.karoo.net/gbsd
23 Lesley's Bits Box / KR Multicase lesleysbitsbox.co.uk
24 Marching in Colour marchingincolour.blogspot.co.uk
25 Mighty Lancer Games https://www.mightylancergames.co.uk
26 Minibits minibits.net
27 Newline Designs newlinedesigns.co.uk
28 Northumbrian Painting Services https://www.paintinghistory.co.uk
29 Oathsworn Miniatures oathsworn.net
30 Pendraken Miniatures pendraken.co.uk
31 Sarissa Precision sarissa-precision.com
32 Scotia Grendel
33 Warbases warbases.co.uk
34 Warlord Games warlordgames.com

Leon Pendraken Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Nov 2019 6:22 p.m. PST

DISPLAY GAMES

Battlefield Trust
Battle of Guisborough 1643 – The Battle of Guisborough recreated as a 2mm/1:800th scale model, as part of the Battlefield Trust stand. There will also be a display of weapons and equipment.

Border Reivers
Battle of Plum Creek – A (highly) fictional engagement set during the American Civil War where a British Intervention Force is sent to help out the Confederate States. A 28mm game using Pickett's Charge Rules.

Brompton Bankers
Poland 1939!

Carrying On Up The Dale
The Battle of Ferozeshah, 21st December 1845: Set during the 1st Anglo-Sikh War, the Sikh army (the Khalsa) have crossed the river Sutlej and invaded British India. General Sir Hugh Gough (Commander-in-Chief of India) and Sir Henry Hardinge (Governor General of India) are in command of an impressive army of Queen's and East India Company troops. After an untidy victory at Mudki on 18th December the army is posed to attack the Sikhs in their entrenched encampment at the village of Ferozeshah.

Durham Wargames Group
To commemorate the 500th anniversary of Cortes' conquest of Mexico, set around the lake in the Valley of Mexico. This was one of the actions Cortes undertook prior to the siege of Tenochtitlan, played out using Sword and Spear rules.

Generals & Kings
Battle of Kursk – in 20mm using Battlegroup rules!

Grimsby Wargames Society
The Battle of the Dnieper was a military campaign that took place in 1943 on the Eastern Front of WWII. It was one of the largest operations of the war, involving almost 4,000,000 troops and stretched across a 1,400km front.

Iacta Alea Est
Restaging the last day of the Battle of Leipzig, between France & Allies vs Russia, Austria and Prussia! In 10mm, using Pendraken figures!

Independent Wargames Group
A large English Civil War battle in 25mm, representing a 'What If' scenario circa 1642.

Lancaster Cellarmen
Vintage 20mm Russo-Japanese War using Jacklex figures!

Old Guard Wargames Club
Bolt Action: Western Desert 1942. The Afrika Korps, supported by the Italians, attack the 8th Army at Gazala.

Prince Bishop Wargames Club
El Cid Raiding Parties – Spanish and Christian allies trying to fend off Moorish raiding parties.

Redcar Ironbeards
WWII German invasion of the island of Leros on 12th-13th November 1943. Played using 15mm figures and Rapid Fire rules. Visitors are encouraged to take part if you wish!

Stafford and District Wargame Club
Operation Camargue A Croissant for Uncle Ho! Indo-China Viet Minh v French Colonial forces using 10mm figures and pendraken's blitzkrieg commander iv ruleset

Westerhope Wargames Group
The Battle of the Little Big Horn and Reno's Retreat in 25mm!


PARTICIPATION GAMES

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

Nate Zettle
Blood and Plunder! Brandish your cutlass and musket and prepare for swashbuckling adventure on the Spanish Main! Whether you're marching your pirate army across the Isthmus of Panama as legendary pirate Henry Morgan or terrorizing the Jamaican coasts as the infamous Captain Rivero, Blood and Plunder is a game that is guaranteed to evoke thrills and capture the imagination of miniature gamers.

Scarborough Games Society
Details TBC!

Something to do With Dice
Tomb of Blood! Vampire hunting in Victorian Durham using In Her Majesty's Name Gothic rules!

Tyneside Wargames Club
Operation Barbarossa! A nice big game using 10mm figures!

Vince Usher
Carnevale! – The year is 1795, A great Rent has torn open reality and sunk most of Europe beneath the waves. Only one place stands untouched by the calamity: Venice. Gangs stalk the canals looking for blood, the clandestine secret societies making themselves known, fighting to carve out their own territories. A 32mm skirmish game

Yorkshire Coast Gamers
A 15mm Napoleonic game using DBN rules!

Leon Pendraken Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Nov 2019 6:23 p.m. PST

In 2018 we were very pleased to have the Battlefields Trust at our event, giving talks on local battles from the English Civil War. These were received extremely well, as was the fantastic Piercebridge model brought along by Mark Hornsby, so we're hoping to keep these as a feature in our future shows. For 2019 we've got:

Civil Insolvencies
The Battlefields Trust are pleased to announce the launch of the publication Civil Insolences; poetry by Bob Beagrie. Civil Insolences explores the events and characters involved in the lead up, conflict and aftermath of the Battle of Guisborough (16th January 1643).

To accompany this, Phil Philo (Chair of the Battlefields Trust) will give a talk on the Battle of Guisborough, while the Battlefields Trust's Model maker in residence, Mark Hornsby, will also be revealing his latest model for the Battle of Guisborough downstairs in the main hall.

​Ready to Bleed
Arran Johnston (Director of the Scottish Battlefields Trust) will be attending Battleground to speak on both the armies of the Scottish Covenant and the Battle of Newburn Ford. He will be promoting his latest publication, Ready to Bleed: The Armies of the Scottish Covenant (1639-47) which describes the formation of the Covenant army, its campaigns, strengths and weaknesses, and will be released in December. He will also have copies of Essential Agony: The Battle of Dunbar available to purchase (available through Helion here: link )


Useful Links
Battlefields Trust website: battlefieldstrust.com
Scottish Battlefields Trust: scottishbattlefields.org
Helion Books: link

Eagleman Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Nov 2019 1:50 a.m. PST

Eagle Figures is looking forward to this show. Please keep your pre-orders coming in. You can order directly from the site and pay on the day or email me directly.

Eagle Figures eaglefigures.co.uk

Cheers

Ian

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