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 unliving close in on those left
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 first line of defences are breached
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.