Battleshed Diaries

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Carronade 2016

In two weeks time I'll be at another gaming show but this time I'll be on the other side of the counter as its my own gaming club hosting. Its time for Carronade '16!

This is the annual show organised by Falkirk District Wargames Club, a regular fixture on the wargaming calendar. The doors open at 10am on Saturday 7th May at Graeme High School in Falkirk, Scotland.
Carronade 2016

Thursday, 21 April 2016

From Russia with love

We went berserk in the Battleshed last night. Instead of our planned game, Sam of Wee Blokes headed over and eagerly revealed his latest purchase.

A shiny new game box was placed on the table with some rather nice fantasy artwork on the cover. It even had that enticing 'new' smell. He did warn me that he had something different to try out so I was pretty much in the dark when I got to play Berserk: War of the Realms.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Salute 2016

What a fantastic weekend of gaming nirvana at Salute 2016! My first visit and wow, it was a huge show. Packed with traders, diverse demo and participation games, wonderful miniatures, models and scenic displays, enthusiastic and friendly gamers - all accompanied by the backdrop buzz of enthusiasm and excitement. 

Monday, 18 April 2016

Back beyond the Wall

I'm back from Salute 2016! And what a great trip it was too! We arrived home last night after spending the day trekking about central London before our flight.

A group of us will be testing out Blood Eagle at my local club this evening so I'll be busy trying to get my surprise warband built and base-coated, fresh from the Salute haul.

I did have a demo game at the show, hosted by Craig Cartmell nonetheless, however all the pictures and stories from my first trip to Salute will be posted mid-week. Right, I'm off to prep a few miniatures...

Thursday, 14 April 2016

The Complex Temple

Hard on his luck and desperate to stem the flow of misfortune mostly caused by his bane, the Necromancer, Magi Bayaz and his warband once again venture into the frigid ruins of Felstad. This time with a new face amongst his retinue.

Monday, 11 April 2016

Springing ahead

Time for a progress report. School holidays and family additions (I'm now an uncle!) have once again interrupted the gaming flow. I know, I know, it's something all us gamers have to put up with. The good news on the tabletop gaming front though is that I've only five sleeps to go until Salute 2016!

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Project Simian Ultra X

I can’t resist this one. A set of five new sculpts of tooled-up simians for use with any SF/RPG game.

A set of bio-engineered apes are sure to find a ledge somewhere on my lead mountain. After all, it’s a pretty inclusive mountain. Maybe these can sit alongside the Fightin’ Fungi on the totally bonkers but cool section.