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Glasgow Gamers Group meets every Tuesday at Woodside Hall in Glasgow. There are a wide variety of miniatures wargames, board games and RPGs played weekly, by a wide variety of people. The club can provide tables, boards and scenery for most scales, and nightly fees are £2.00 for members or £3.00 for non-members.  We have the hall booked between 5:30 and 10:30.

Membership costs £5.00 for one year, and as well as discounted club fees you will get a 10% discount in the Comics, Trading Cards & Collectables stall in the Forge Market in Parkhead,  Static Games in the Trongate and Spellbound Games in the southside of Glasgow.

Our address on a Tuesday is:

Woodside Hall
36 Glenfarg Street
Glasgow
G20 7QE
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You can get in touch via email at enquiries@g3gamers.co.uk or just drop in of a Tuesday, we are a generally friendly bunch.

Infinity Escalation League at G3

Over the last month, we’ve started an Infinity Escalation League. In June, we started with 120 points (roughly the cost of a starter set), and now in July we’re moving up to 150. In August, it’ll go up to 200, then 250 in September and 300 in October. There are discussions ongoing about a big finale event in November, so watch this space!

If you want to take part, come along on Tuesday nights, or introduce yourself on our Facebook group. In the meantime, here’s a few photos from our most recent session as a teaser.

 

The rules for the game are free, and can be found here.

Game 1: Haqqislam vs Haqqislam in the suburbs.

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Game 2: Yu Jing vs ALEPH in jungle ruins

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Game 3: Haqqislam vs ALEPH

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Game 4: Haqqislam vs Yu Jing

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G3 Midsummer Shindig

On the Saturday of the 27th of July, Glasgow Games Group held it’s first Midsummer Shindig. While for 3 years now, the club has had a gaming day in November, this was the first to be held in the summer months, instead of the depths of winter.

So from 10am in the morning till 8pm at night, the main hall in our venue rang out to the sound of gaming of all types. Dice were rolled, enemies vanquished, and daring plans enacted, some of which were successful.

During the day, various games were played. We had role-players, board gamers and tabletop gamers. I know one group tried to get through as much of the boardgame Temple of Elemental Evil as they could, while one group, using the Killteam rules from GW attempted to hold back the hordes of the unliving, this time cooperating rather than trying to kill each other (most of the time).

The hordes advance

The hordes advance

 

The unliving close in on those left

The unliving close in on those left

The brave defenders are slowly taken down.

The brave defenders are slowly taken down.

While those brave defenders made their stand against the unliving hordes, at the other side of the hall, a 40k game of a different scale all together was being played. Several players had grouped together to play a large game, involving a myriad of troops and war machines, with the Ultramarines and Flesh Tearers laying siege to the Astral Claws who stood defiant behind their fortifications.

The attackers look upon the fortifications and troops opposing them

The attackers look upon the fortifications and troops opposing them

The first line of defences are breached

The first line of defences are breached

As a Thunderhawk Gunship swoops overhead, there is no escape for the Tyrant of Badab.

As a Thunderhawk Gunship swoops overhead, there is no escape for the Tyrant of Badab.

Slowly but surely, the attackers ground on, though casualties were high. Some much needed airpower and Terminator support arrived in time to aid the attackers, and eventually the Tyrant of Badab was brought low, though upon inspecting the battlefield his body was not to be found. Once again he escaped the might of the Imperium, and will no doubt return to bring ruin.

These were just a few of the games going on during the day, and by holding this we managed to do something a bit more important. During the day money for tea/coffee/soft drinks was collected, along with regular donations, and adding that to the pot that had been gathering since the the November games day in 2014, and since then we’ve raised £495 for McMillan Cancer charity.

I’m sure you’ll all agree that’s a great total, and we look forward to raising more as the year goes on, and with the November Games day now confirmed for the 28th of November, we hope to see all of you there, so that more adventures and battles can be played out, and we can continue to raise money towards a good cause.

G3 at Skelp 2014

Three club members – Dougal Cochrane, Craig Thompson and William Park – made the journey to deepest, darkest Angus to put on participation games of Warzone Resurrection at Skelp 2014. This show is run by Angus Wargames Club and this year as the third time G3 had put on a game. Thanks to their efforts, they were Highly Commended in the Best Participation Game category! If you missed out, the guys will be back in Angus next month at Targe, the final outing for 2014, or you can come along to the club to ask them about the game.

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Gaming for charity

In the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of November, Common Ground Games in Stirling will be hosting a 24 hour charity gaming marathon to raise money for the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland. Andrew Bussey, Gary Lambie and I will be going to take part. Anyone else is welcome to sign up (on the event’s Facebook page) or to sponsor any one of us. A donation page has been set up, or you can give any one of the three of us money directly.

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Dig deep, folks. Remember, it’s for charidee!

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New scenery for G3

The club has recently acquired some of 4Ground‘s rather lovely MDF 28mm Dead Man’s Hand wild west buildings. Thanks to club member Ian Morton for volunteering to assemble them. You can see some shots of them in action (in a game of Pulp Alley) below:

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As well as wild west games, these would also be suitable for Malifaux, Warmachine or perhaps post-apocalyptic gaming. The collection includes a saloon, a bank and the Sherrif’s office. They have removable rooves, interior details and special features like working gallows trapdoors and removable windows in the jailhouse.

These have already got me looking again at my Black Scorpion cowboy minis …

 

Thank you to George Chambers for the photos.

The 2nd Annual Spencer Warner Memorial Gaming Day November 30th

G3 is holding the Second Annual Spencer Warner Memorial Gaming Day on November 30th, and all members are invited.

We have the usual hall booked for the full day, so please feel free to use the facilities, get a few games in, have a laugh and generally celebrate the life of Spence in the way he would want us to.

Spencer Warner (Spence) was the heart and soul of G3, and we still miss him.   He was one of the founding members and is largely responsible for most of us knowing each other and indeed becoming friends over the years.   He is forever in our hearts.

Entry will be £5.00 for members, £7.00 for non-members.

More details here :
https://www.facebook.com/events/185541684950353/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

G3 at Claymore – Round 3!

On Saturday the 1st of August, Xtreme-G 3000 Racing was run for the third time this year at the Claymore show in Edinburgh. The first East Coast appearance marked a change in the rules; from now on, track marshals would no longer clear debris from the track, providing an increasing number of obstacles for the racers as the day progressed.

This time round, we only managed three races, although each of those was just as hard-fought as in earlier rounds:

Standings – Round 3: Claymore

Race 1:
  1. Baron von Schnell
  2. Princess Barbara
  3. La Femme Fatale en Bleu
Race 2:
  1. Baron von Schnell
  2. Edward Dredd
  3. Princess Barbara
Race 3:
  1. Edward Dredd
  2. The Yellow Hornet
  3. Baron von Schnell

Championship Standings

(in order of 1st places, 2nd places and 3rd places achieved):

  1. Hornet logoThe Yellow Hornet (4,4,0)
  2. Baron logoBaron von Schnell (4,2,2)
  3. Dredd logoEdward Dredd (2,2,2)
  4. princess logoPrincess Barbara (2,1,5)
  5. Femme logoLa Femme Fatale en Bleu (1,4,4)

Join us on October the 19th at Skelp in Forfar!

Game Reps at G3

A lot of companies have community outreach programs or street teams, and we are well catered for here at G3, if you want to know more about a game or get a demo, these are the people to speak to:

  • Flames of War (Battlefront)                          Mark Nisbet
  • Malifaux(Wyrd)                                              Barry Kelly
  • Dreaball, Warpath etc (Mantic Games)        John McGrory
  • Warmachine/ Hordes(Privateer Press)        Michael Murray
  • Dystopian Wars(Spartan Games)                Ian Cameron

Now , these are all different people and different companies so get in touch with the relevant fellow via the facebook group for more specifics, If you aren’t on facebook, use the enquiries@g3gamers.co.uk address and we will put you in touch!

If you are a rep for a game that has an official street team program let us know using the enquiries@g3gamers.co.uk address.

G3 at Wappinshaw – Round 2!

On Saturday the 1st of June, Xtreme-G 3000 Racing made its appearance at the Wappinshaw show in the Kelvin Hall in Glasgow. It proved to be just as popular as at Carronade, and we managed another five races:

Standings – Round 2: Wappinshaw

Race 1:
  1. Princess Barbara
  2. La Femme Fatale en Bleu
  3. Edward Dredd
Race 2:
  1. The yellow Hornet
  2. La Femme Fatale en Bleu
  3. Baron von Schnell
Race 3:
  1. Baron von Schnell
  2. The Yellow Hornet
  3. La Femme Fatale en Bleu
Race 4:
  1. The Yellow Hornet
  2. Baron von Schnell
  3. Edward Dredd
Race 5:
  1. La Femme Fatale en Bleu
  2. Baron von Schnell
  3. Princess Barbara

Championship Standings

(in order of 1st places, 2nd places and 3rd places achieved):

  1. Hornet logoThe Yellow Hornet (4,3,0)
  2. Baron logoBaron von Schnell (2,2,1)
  3. princess logoPrincess Barbara (2,0,4)
  4. Femme logoLa Femme Fatale en Bleu (1,4,3)
  5. Dredd logoEdward Dredd (1,1,2)

For some photos of other games at Wappinshaw, see the Wappinshaw blog.