Battleground - Sat 24th November, Stockton-on-Tees, UK

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Re: Battleground - Sat 24th November, Stockton-on-Tees, UK

Post by Leon Pendraken » 10 Nov 2018, 15:32

Illustrated Talks: The First Great Civil War in the Tees Valley

The Battlefields Trust: North East & Borders (South) will be presenting three short (about 20 mins each) illustrated talks at Battleground 2018. The presentations will give some background to the English Civil War in the North of England, the importance of the River Tees and the implications of each battle for the area, the Royalist and Parliamentarian factions and the wider war overall. A Question & Answer session will follow each talk as required. All presentations will be by Phil Philo of the Battlefields Trust.

11:00 - The Battle of Piercebridge (1 December 1642)

12:00 - The Battle of Guisborough (16 January 1643)

13:00 - The Battle of Yarm (1 February 1643)

These presentations will take place upstairs in the Battleground venue and admission is free!

In the main hall, we'll also have the Battlefield Trust stall where you can see our Civil War education collection and the fantastic Battle of Piercebridge model by Mark Hornsby. Pendraken Miniatures, in association with the Battlefields Trust, will be launching a range of army packs representing the three main engagements fought in the Tees Valley in 1642-43.

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Re: Battleground - Sat 24th November, Stockton-on-Tees, UK

Post by Dave Knight » 11 Nov 2018, 07:27

I am hoping to attend and will certainly give the society game a go if I do :)

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Re: Battleground - Sat 24th November, Stockton-on-Tees, UK

Post by CarlL » 11 Nov 2018, 10:09

Dave,
You will be most welcome!

On the trial runs so far it was two Berber Raider victories then (after a tweak - adding two more bases to garrison) a Legion victory. It plays closely and is more board game than miniature game but played with miniatures. We have made some new 2D mountains and hope to have these finished in time to take. (We used older 2D Rif Mountains for mock up on another message stream.)
See you there.

We will be the guys with silly hats!
(The gal refuses to partake.)
But except for Grant, volunteering to help us, we are not nuts.....
(he isnt a nut either, just a great guy with dry sense of humour!).......mmm...............
maybe my bolts are coming loose, must go lie down and take some more meds......

CarlL

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Re: Battleground - Sat 24th November, Stockton-on-Tees, UK

Post by granty101 » 11 Nov 2018, 11:24

CarlL wrote:
11 Nov 2018, 10:09
But except for Grant, volunteering to help us, we are not nuts.....
Well your lass is not nuts Carl, but I won't comment about your (lack of) mental faculties!! ;) ... :lol:

Grant
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Re: Battleground - Sat 24th November, Stockton-on-Tees, UK

Post by Leon Pendraken » 21 Nov 2018, 22:18

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One last shout for this year's Battleground show, taking place on Saturday 24th 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 for the second year 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!

We've got 37 Traders confirmed, whose details can be found below, and we've got 24 excellent display and participation games for everyone to enjoy. The details for those can be found here: https://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/games

Our popular Tabletop Sale is almost entirely sold out, so make sure to have a browse of the tables and maybe grab yourself a bargain!

This year, we're proud to have The Battlefields Trust presenting three short illustrated talks. These presentations will give some background to the English Civil War in the North of England, the importance of the River Tees and the implications of each battle for the area, the Royalist and Parliamentarian factions and the wider war overall.

11:00The Battle of Piercebridge (1 December, 1642)
12:00The Battle of Guisborough (16 January, 1643)
13:00The Battle of Yarm (1 February, 1643)

And of course, we'll also have some of our popular living history groups returning again!

Traders:
1 Ainsty Castings www.ainsty-castings.co.uk/
2 Baccus www.baccus6mm.com
3 Beanie Games www.beaniegames.co.uk
4 Colonel Bill's www.colonelbills.com/
5 Cozzmic Cakes www.facebook.com/CozzmicCakes
6 Crann Tara http://www.cranntaraminiatures.co.uk/
7 Crooked Dice www.crooked-dice.co.uk
8 Dave Lanchester www.davidlanchestermilitarybooks.co.uk/
9 Dave Thomas http://stores.ebay.co.uk/The-Dave-T-Shop
10 Dave's Wargames
11 Eagle Figures www.eaglefigures.co.uk
12 Four A Miniatures http://www.fouraminiatures.com/
13 Galloping Major http://www.gallopingmajorwargames.com/ NEW FOR 2018!
14 Gaming Figures www.gamingfigures.com
15 Games of War www.gamesofwar.net/
16 Graham's Wuerkshoppe
17 Grubby Tanks / Britannia www.grubbytanks.com
18 Hoka Hey Wargaming www.hokaheywargaming.co.uk/
19 Ironclad Miniatures www.ironcladminiatures.co.uk/
20 Iron Gate Scenery http://www.irongatescenery.co.uk/ NEW FOR 2018!
21 Last Valley www.worgaimz.karoo.net/gbsd/
22 Lesley's Bits Box / KR Multicase www.lesleysbitsbox.co.uk/
23 Leven Miniatures www.levenminiatures.co.uk
24 Mantic Games www.manticgames.com NEW FOR 2018!
25 Marching in Colour http://marchingincolour.blogspot.co.uk/
26 Midlam Miniatures www.midlamminiatures.co.uk
27 Minibits www.minibits.net/
28 Newline Designs http://newlinedesigns.co.uk/
29 Oathsworn Miniatures www.oathsworn.net NEW FOR 2018!
30 PE2 Collectables http://www.pe2collectables.co.uk/ NEW FOR 2018!
31 Pendraken Miniatures http://www.pendraken.co.uk/
32 Rapier Figures http://www.rapierminiatures.co.uk/
33 Reiver Castings http://reivercasting.wordpress.com//
34 Sarissa Precision & Warbanner www.gangsofrome.com & www.sarissa-precision.com
35 Tumbling Dice http://www.tumblingdiceuk.com/
36 Warbases http://www.warbases.co.uk/
37 Warlord Games http://warlordgames.com

All of the show info can be found on either the Battleground website: https://www.battlegroundshow.co.uk/ or our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/234274803929395/

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 get yourself along for some Christmas shopping!
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Re: Battleground - Sat 24th November, Stockton-on-Tees, UK

Post by Fire-at-Will » 22 Nov 2018, 07:59

I'll be there for a while, I'll be wearing a black society T shirt. Hopefully I'll get chance to join in the game.

Will
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Re: Battleground - Sat 24th November, Stockton-on-Tees, UK

Post by CarlL » 22 Nov 2018, 20:34

Well Will,

hopefully we wont miss your Teeshirt! Or You!!

We hope to have game up and running as doors open, so come and play when you can. Dont get put off by any rowdy recruiting... we are just play acting (sorry did Grant say attention seekers?)

It lasts at max 45 minutes, but players can opt to only partial play. A full game is denoted by all the cards in a playing pack being turned over. It starts with all Aces displayed and then six cards on turn one and three cards each turn thereafter. We use three Jokers, as random event cards.

The only active player is the French commandant who deploys troops to each troublespot in response to the turn of cards which build Berber raider events.

CarlL

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Re: Battleground - Sat 24th November, Stockton-on-Tees, UK

Post by Fire-at-Will » 23 Nov 2018, 07:32

CarlL wrote:
22 Nov 2018, 20:34
Well Will,

hopefully we wont miss your Teeshirt! Or You!!

We hope to have game up and running as doors open, so come and play when you can. Dont get put off by any rowdy recruiting... we are just play acting (sorry did Grant say attention seekers?)

It lasts at max 45 minutes, but players can opt to only partial play. A full game is denoted by all the cards in a playing pack being turned over. It starts with all Aces displayed and then six cards on turn one and three cards each turn thereafter. We use three Jokers, as random event cards.

The only active player is the French commandant who deploys troops to each troublespot in response to the turn of cards which build Berber raider events.

CarlL
See you there
What's the point of doing one period, when you can do them all.......... In life most people specialise so gradually they know more and more about less and less so eventually they know everything about nothing. I work on a broad front so eventually I'll know nothing about everything.

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Re: Battleground - Sat 24th November, Stockton-on-Tees, UK

Post by granty101 » 23 Nov 2018, 09:08

Fire-at-Will wrote:
23 Nov 2018, 07:32

See you there
You can keep your hands off my carers allowance!! :evil: ... :lol:

Grant
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Re: Battleground - Sat 24th November, Stockton-on-Tees, UK

Post by Richard B. » 23 Nov 2018, 09:09

Have a great day guys :D
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