Buses

Ok, you’re probably thinking I have finally lost it.  What has buses got to do with WM/H?  Well it’s all to do with the old say “If you wait long enough, three will come along”, or at least something like that anyway.

Having just finished the April Annihilation event, I am now working feverishly on the Worlds Gaming Day event.  As this is a charity event, I have started to look for donations for a raffle or something similar; so we can raise even more money for the chosen charity of the British Legion.  Only just started today, but already we have a donation offer from someone; who we will reveal shortly.

There is still time to get tickets for this event, no matter what system you play; as there is going to be Flames of War, Warmachine/Hordes and WH 40K.  Just head over to the Worlds at War website for more details.

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Skirmish 2012 *Update*

Last night, I had a meeting with the organisers of Skirmish 2012; which has turned out to be very productive and beneficial for all involved.

First up, I want to say thank you to John; for agreeing to meet with me over some concerns I had with Skirmish.  We have ironed these out, to the point that I have been asked to help out.  So what goodness and goodies can we expect so far from Skirmish 2012.

Tournaments –

  • Flames of War
  • Warmachine/Hordes
  • Malifaux
  • Warhammer 40K
  • Blood Bowl

A big thank you to Geoff at Chaos of the Warp, for committing to run, not just the 40K; but also bring a Blood Bowl tournament to the event.  With other things in the works, that will be nearly 100 players turning up; just for the tournaments alone.

Skirmish isn’t just going to be about the tournaments though, there are hopes of getting vendors and traders here as well as demonstrations of other games.  With this in mind, we are in negotiation with Pyre Studios; who hope to bring some of their games as well as demo them on the day.

If there are any stores or traders out there, that would like space; feel free to drop me an email at thehairycaber@virginmedia.com.  Skirmish 2012, is  aiming to bring the widest wide range of attractions; for players and gamers alike.  No longer will you be stood watching others play, Skirmish will bring the battle to YOU!

Skirmish Gremlins

They say the best laid plans of mice and men, well the mice just ate all the cheese and buggered off.  This week has been a challenge, which is slowly getting back on track.

First up I woke up on Monday morning, with a really sore throat.  Throat lozenges were just making it worse (strangely), so panic started to set in that I was coming down with a cold.  Thankfully that hasn’t been the case (touch wood), so that is something.  The next problem, was that we couldn’t get hold of prize coins for Saturday; which I had intended using for the Fully Painted. So will have to revert to Plan B, which I am still….erm kind of making up as I go along.

The last issue is the tables and the terrain, which aren’t really a tough problem to solve.  Frank (Worlds at War) is supplying as much terrain as possible, to cover 3 tournaments.  Luckily FoW and WM/H are different scales, so the terrain isn’t that interchangeable.  The main thing that needs to be shared is some hills and trees, the buildings are either is circa 1930/40 houses; or GW and GF9 style buildings.

This may all seem like a challenge, but I am thoroughly enjoying it.  This is why I wanted to be a Press Ganger, to organise these types of events; which hopefully leads to more in the future.  Saturday, bring it on!

Breast Cancer Brawl

Check out Hendybadgers blog soon for a full report, but for now; I can happily announce that they raised a total of £466.51 on the day.  That is a fantastic amount and all credit to Ian for organising everything.  A big thanks also to everyone who donated something, played in the tournament or donated monetarily to this wonderful cause.

A big thank you also to these companies/groups, who donated prizes for the tournament –

Hopefully there will be photos soon on Ian’s blog, but once again well done everyone.