March Madness

Well we are now into march and the year is well and truely moving along so whats going on with club this month?

Well firstly a reminder that next month is April and the introduction of our new club membeships scheme a full break down o this can be found on ou club acebook page but a simple eminde is that this will be ou new stuctue options for membes:

The nightly fee will increase from £5.00 to £6.00
The four night card will increase from £15.00 to £20.00
There will also be an option for a Quarterly payment of £60.00, a Six monthly payment of £105.00 and finally a Yearly payment of £200.00.


Also on Apil 6th is Saulte and again ou club will be running a table ad some of you may have seen that we have been spending nights building the boad at club. It would be a great help if anyone is able to help us with playtesting the games and if your willing to do this then please watch our FB page for when we are calling for volunters. A big part of what has helped our tables stand out is the feedback we have picked up from playtesting it with our memebrs.

Finaly we have our clubs open weekend latter in the month, the 23rd and 24th we have the hall for 2 days. The weekend is a chance for people to come down and use the hall for whatever gamming you wish to do, we will however be organising a few things ourselves. The saturday we will be offering a day of differnt MTG events in cluding a chaos draft and a couple of cubes. Full details of the event can be found on the FB event here:

Things to come

Another club year has to a close, this year has seen us continue with some long running events (anual apocolypse, tables at salute,40k tournaments, bolt action days and regular MTG events) as well as us starting up so new additons in hosting tournments for KoW and other games seing new laeuges on club nights

Looking ahead to next year we have plans to contiune with these as well as add in some more events and some changes to the club as a whole.


Firstly New membership options, as some of you will know we have spoken for a while now about offering something other than just the 4 weekly club cards for members. We are not quite ready yet to realse full details of what options will be avalible but we can say that we are looking to launch them in febuary when club celebrates its 9th birthday


Event wise we can give you a first heads up to things we already have planned and booked throught the year for you as well as some things that dnt have a date attached to them yet

The first event we have on the calander for next year is our event for the Latest MTG set on Monday 28th, as always this wil be a sealed event with prize support, tickets wil be £20 if bought in advance or £25 on the night

All though not an event taking part at club, April 6th is salute (earlier this year) and again our club will be runnng a table, possibly our most ambitous idea yet, 1 table, running 3 differnt games in 3 differnt settings so if you want to come show your supportt (or just come down to salute) would be great to see you there

June 14th-16th we will be looking to run another bolt action event, the exact layout and details for this are still being finalised so watch this space for more information

Saturday July 20th Our mebers are again running thier KoW tournament at the hall tickets are £15 and all the event details can be found here


Finaly on the calander already for the year is our big weekend for 40k, our apocolypse evet, this year its much later than normal being the 15th-16th of november.


Now thats already a bunch of events with dates that we can tell you about, but thats not all currently planned. we have already have plans for 6 leauges across the year.

Firstly starting in january we have plans for Kill team, smaller skirmish based gaes of 40k, also starting son into the new year we are looking at running dreadball, mantics futeristic sports game, this wont be the first time we have run stuff for this game but its been a couple of years.

Moving into april we are looking at running a 40k leauge again, curently we are stil looking for volunters to do this for us, it can be in what ever for you would like, if you are intrested then please speak to an officer at club or send us a FB message

July we wil be going back to bloodbowl again, full details of the format of the leauge and the relevent rules needed will be given out closer to it starting

October we will have another run at saga (hopefuly with less revolting peasents than the current run) as well as looking to run another KoW leauge, these have always been run by you guys in the past and we will be looking at asking for a volunter for this one again as well


Of course add to all this the other random events we run like our birthday night, “may the 4th”, halloween and anything else we think its worth devoting a night to and you can see that even before the year has started we have a fair amount planned for you guys

Winter Time

Its getting colder, darker and wetter so its time to update you on whats going on for the last month and half of club this year

Firstly for our ongoing events we have our second season of saga continuing and the early stages of our necromunda campign is getting going


For upcomming annoucments, some of our memebers are running another KoW tournament on saturday the 8th of decemember

December 17th wil be the last club night of the year, we will be trying to run a participation game that night as well. We will be comming back on the 7th of january for a new year.



Post Apocolypse

So a week has passed and we have had time to start to recover from what is always one of the largest gaming weekends most of us at club get to do, this year there was 8 players aside with 6,000pts a player (48.000pts a side) battling it out.

Becaus we have now had a year with 8th edition this time round (rather than it droping like 1 month before we have to start giving out all the information) we were able to go back towards some of the preperation we have done in the past meaning there was a return to personal objectives and even participation gifts for everyone that came, this year being Reapers dice

This year we went with a very terrain heavy table (compared to some years) with rolling reinforcments and a turn 1 night fight limiting ranges with the idea being that turn 1 woud be much more about deployment and manouvering for postion with the real destruction startng from turn 2

Whilst table set up as being disscused and secret objectivces were handed out one team made a early lead on thier secret objectives by forming thier bond of brotherhood amongst thier cult (some objectives were achivable wthout ever needing to be on the table)

Deployment and turn one ended up going to the team mostly madeup of the chaos forces and tyranids (with guilaman hiding out amongst the marines alligned to them) with thier infiltratraitors tryingto make an early grab for objectives and the rest of the team trying to get into a better postion.

Turn 2 is when things got alot more intresting as 2/3rds of the armies were on the board and the full shootng abilaties were unleashed as well as allowing people to deepstrike in amongst the forces 


Day 1 rounded out on turn 3 with the eldar learning an important lesson about not ignoring the little unassuming genesteler cultist psyker hding out by a phantoms feet as it managed to mindcontroll 1 phantom to shot the other


The grind truey begining to try and clear the nurgle forces

And both teams being drawn in points with no side being able to claim any of the main table objectives

As we drew a line on day 1 the night time entertaiment began, pizza was ordered and those staying in the hall overnight started the traditon of mass movie watching (this year educating scott as he had seen none of them before)

Turn 4 started up and it was time for 2 players to activate thier secret mission, to stop anyone from winning, each side had a traitor in thier midst (tau and guard) who rather than just changing sides decided instead to turn against everyone

The rest of the day lead to som very confusing turns where players were rushing to see who could shot each other first n the same turn and objectives being contested b both sides having to fight of a 3rd faction

The day ended with both sdes having failed to claim any of the table based objectives (there wasnt a single turn they were not all contested), both sides having managed to score points by kiling 2 warlords each in combat and every player having achived thier personal objctives.


As organisers we would like to thank everyone that came along and helpd us to have another great weekend. Thank you for getting in the spirit of our wierd and dumb ideas. there will be a survey for feedback for those of you who were there as we conitnue to learn what did or didnt work and try to adapt to changes GW makes. I will leave you with some more pictures taken from the weekend.

Marines and nids arriving tgether to threaten the guard baslasks
eldar and marines start the stre down that will last the whole game
tellion contesting the same objective for 4 turns
relife when it becomes cler te eldar flier cant hold objectives
Custodes getting surronded by nids and marines
marines setting up home in the mdeic b uilding overlooking an objective all game
old school screamer killers makng an advance
custodes meeting a tunnling nd

Octobers Update

So were now into October and approaching then end of this year

This month we have the start of 2 new ongoing games

Firstly we have the kick off of necromunda making its return as a club league for the first time in a good few years with the first games kicking off Monday the 8th

Secondly we also have the return of our second Saga campaign with it starting on the 15th of october

Also coming to the blog soon will be a write up on our Apocalypse game that took place last weekend

September Update

First of all  i really thought this had already been posted so……..

Now onto club news


This month there are not anymore special events with the continuation of our ongoing leagues for 40k and bloodbowl


However there is some future events and preparations going on that it is worth drawing your attention to now

Firstly looking ahead to next year there is a poll running on our FB page looking ahead to the leagues we will be running next year. If you haven’t voted yet please do

In the more imedieate future October 6th-7th has our apocolypse game again all the details can be found here


tickets can be bought here


and rules can be found here


Also happening the beginning of October is our Guilds of ravnica event on the 7th


August update

Summer is defiantly here now, the sun seems to be doing a weird thing and staying with us, so why not come and do the British thing and moan about the “good weather” in good company.

The hall will be open again for club from Monday the 13th

August is a quieter month for us events wise due to having the summer hall closures but the 40k league is still continuing

But that doesn’t mean we haven’t got new things to tell you about

Once we are back we will be announcing the start of our plans for our big apocalypse game this year (October 6th-7th) Including prices, build up game plans, how we are doing teams and maybe a few other things

Plans are also underway to start getting ready for our next round of leagues and events as well with necromunda and saga both seeing something coming or them as well as starting to already look forward to next years leagues

Whats going on in July

So we have a couple of events continuing and coming up in July so thought it would be good to let everyone know whats going on

Firstly on normal club nights we have our first pairings for our 40k league getting underway as well as our next batch of blood bowl games in their league


For our MTG players the 16th of July will see our draft for core set 2019, tickets of which can be bought from our store or on a club night, full details can be found on the event page here

As for external events on Saturday the 21st we have our Shroud of the reaper event our first Kings of War tournament being run by some of our members with some great prize support and Sponsorship from companies. At the time of posting this there is still currently 1 spot left in the tournament all details can be found here

The Battle of Fontenay le Marimo

Last weekend saw the clubs second large scale bolt action weekend take place with 8 players coming down to play a 12,000 pts aside game, the sides were split with British and Russian forces on one side and a combination of German, Finish and Japanese forces on the other.

The first 2 turns of the battle took place at night leading to both sides taking advantage of the limited visibility to get into position

Once night broke the frighting got alot more frequent with control of some objectives seeing multiple units try to claim them over the course of the game

This is probably most true for the Finish and British forces fighting over one of the objectives that took heavy casualties from an artillery strike early into the game

One objective saw very little action in the early part of the game but came to be crucial in the final few turns was the battle in the middle of the bridge, with a force of bamboo spearmen sailing to it to try and lay claim to it first at the mid point of the game very few of any of the units sent to it survived fro long out in the open

At the other end of the table despite the German’s tank brigade of panthers and even a king tiger the objective spent almost the hole game under the control of the British with their own support from the Russian tanks

As the game came to its close on the Sunday at the end of the 6th turn the score’s  were close (66-60) but it was a victory for the British and Russians

Plans are already underway for next years game with ideas for what the scenario and objectives will be