Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Club diary - December 2011

The next painting competition is on the 5th December, and the categories are:
  • Historical (as chosen by Dave Barnes) - '1939-45'
  • SF/Fantasy (as chosen by Paul Davies's wife) - 'Femme Fatale'
  • Open - 'Any model(s) painted since the last painting competition'
As always, the categories are going to be interpreted broadly, and all that matters is whether the rest of the club like what you're doing.

And put on your revolutionary head for the Junta game on the 19th December - see Paul for more details.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Tickets for Salute 2012

I am pleased to say that tickets will start to be sent out this week. Thanks to those who have ordered early.

I am also pleased to say that I am going to do a ticket give-away; hopefully the first of a few of these. Once we get to 400 'Like's on Facebook, I will do a random draw that evening of everyone who is on the list, and the first two names out of the (metaphorical) hat will get a free ticket to Salute 2012. That will give you free entry to the show, including the goody bag, and entry into the prize draw on the day.

Good luck!

Club Night Games 28th November 2011

Plenty of games last night, including Peter's party game of the Lord of the Rings, using 3" figures! Just a gallery of pictures this time, but I think it gives an idea of what's being played at the club. As usual, a decent number of 40k games, partly because of the 40k competition that's running at the moment, but a good mix of other games as well.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Games at Salute 2012

Another general update - the list of games for 2012 is now available on this page. Some gamers have only given us the briefest overview so far, but I will update as more comes available.

I have been asked to point out that Jim's target was 85 games, and we have 83 booked at the moment and he has now reached that number. If you were considering getting involved for 2012, please contact him on and you can be added to the reserve list!

See you there!

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Traders at Salute 2012

I have attached the working list of traders for Salute 2012 as at yesterday. There are a few new names on the list, as well as the old favourites, so for those who like to start planning their purchases early, you can check out the list on the trader page.

I have tried to make sure that all the website addresses are still up to date, but if you do find a broken link, please let me know!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Sci-fi at Salute (2)

Paul has been a very busy chap... here are a couple of WIP photos of the game table. The first two are “step one”, with the basic shape of the raised area cut out of polystyrene insulation boards. The next three, “step two”, show the exposed front edges have been faced with card arches. These are sized to line up with the standard GW wall sections which will run along the top edge of both steps.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Warlords at Crisis 2011

Ian's, Martin's and Des' Battle of Ayacucho at Crisis, with "help" from Harry, Dave and Phil...

And after a great show at Antwerp, the intrepid team made a pilgrimage to the Waterloo battlefield. All very impressive. Here are two 'then and now' shots.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Sci-fi at Salute

Not as far along as the Rolling Thunder game from earlier this week, but I thought people might be interested in the whole process of creating a display game. This is one of PaD's concept sketches from the first design for the layout; it'll be interesting to see how similar the final board ends up looking.

As the build goes on, PaD is going to take plenty of photographs, so there will be a log of how it all comes together...

Monday, 14 November 2011

Rolling Thunder at Salute 2012

The Warlords' Captain Scarlet game, based on the Thunder Road board game, is taking shape and will be featured at Salute 2012.

The final board will be about 4.5m long and will 'switch' as vehicles progress down it.

The game:

Can Colonel White escort the World President to London Airport in a convoy of SPVs, SPCs and an MSV before Mysterons wreak their deadly havoc? Find out in Scarlet Thunder at Salute 2012

Set in the Gerry Anderson world of the TV series Captain Scarlet, this is a road race game with violence – though all in a good cause! Using an adaptation of the board game Thunder Road, this game will allow up to four players to try and beat the Mysteron threat and ensure that the World President and Spectrum commander in chief Colonel White make it all the way along the motorway to ‘London Airport'.

Using the Thunder Road's ‘rolling road' system, players will have control of their own Spectrum vehicles – the sleek Spectrum Patrol Car and the heavy, multi-wheeled Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle – and have the duty of escorting the heavily armoured Maximum Security Vehicle on their journey. Players have an individual task: in addition to protecting their President, Colonel White is about to retire and each player team wants to do well on this mission and so put themselves in a prime position to get his job!

The four player teams – Team Red (Captain Scarlet and Captain Magenta), Team Yellow (Captain Ochre and Captain Brown), Team Blue (Captain Blue and Captain Indigo) and Team Green (Captain Emerald and Lt. Green) have to negotiate slow moving traffic on their dangerous, high-speed mission but an added factor is also present. The Mysterons have vowed to kill the World President, destroy Spectrum and bring Earth to its knees in revenge for attacks on their home world.

During the game they will try and wrest control of Spectrum agents and their vehicles – even Spectrum helicopters – as well as civilian vehicles to try and achieve their terrible vengeance.

All text and photographs by John Treadaway

Friday, 11 November 2011

Salute tickets on sale now!

Tickets for Salute 2012 (21st April 2012) are now on sale from the club website ( ) if you follow the Twenty Twelve link on the left, or from the blog ( look above for the 2012 page).

We have held the price this year; £10 for tickets bought in advance, which gets you your entrance to the show, and of course the exclusive Salute figure. In 2011 we had 130+ traders and 90+ games, and we're hoping for the same again in 2012.

Thanks for reading…


Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Space Hulk - 3d

The last Monday of each month is typically a 'party game', and October's game was Space Hulk. Paul D has spent a lot of the summer painting up a lot of plastic corridor sections, and they got a good first run-out at the club.

I believe there were ten players with Terminator squads working their way up the board, and several 'stealer players trying to stop them.

As always, if you are interested in joining the Warlords, get in touch. It's best to send an email to the if you're aiming for a place in big game, since they are not unlimited, but we will always try to make space for visitors.