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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 and Jamieson’s Models 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 twitter @glasgowg3, email us at enquiries@g3gamers.co.uk or just drop in of a Tuesday, we are a generally friendly bunch.

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.

G3 at Carronade 2013 – the new show season begins!

Club members may have been aware that we’ve been developing this year’s G3 participation game for touring the Scottish wargames shows; Carronade, Wappinshaw, Claymore, Skelp and Targe (to be confirmed). On Saturday May the 11th, Xtreme-G 3000 Racing had its public unveiling.

Think Mario Kart meets Tron meets Wipeout. Science-fiction motorcycle racing . Thrills, spills and landmines. The track was specially made by Sarissa Precision, who also supplied the buildings. Andrew Bussey volunteered to paint the buildings, while Andrew Paul painted the racers and spectators. Background information was provided by Tim Stables, and the deign and layout of the play aids was by William Park. The LED illumination was put together by Barry Kelly.

Thanks to Andrew Bussey, Tim Stables, William Park, John McGrory and Mark Nisbet for running the game for the public. We managed to run five games over the course of the day, and all five were a great success.

The photographs below were taken by Michael Harker of the Phoenix Wargames Club and are posted here with his kind permission. Further photos from the day can be seen on the Wappinshaw blog.

An overview of the circuit

A long shot from a different angle

Closeup - all five bikes on the start line

some of the spectators - a TV news crew interview a Vorlon

four civilian models on top of one of the buildings

Standings – Round 1: Carronade

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

Championship Standings

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

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

 

G3 Warhammer 40,000 League

Scott McPherson says :

As promised here is the full rule and regulations for the league I am setting up.
http://strangeaveragejoe.tumblr.com/
In case you don’t feel like reading all that here is the skinny.
£2 entry (winner gets a year’s subscription to white dwarf)
The league will be comprised of 5 rounds. (New rounds end once old rounds have been fully completed so games may have a gap of a week or three between them).
Everyone will be playing 1500pts armies that have a max of 1 flyer (or FMC) and a max of 350pts of allies.
The first round will begin on the 28th of May.
The last date for entries will be the 21st of May.
To enter simply comment on this status what army you shall be using (including allies) and I shall add you to a league table I have created.
If you have a list ready though by all means e-mail it at danad218  at hotmail and then a dot and then com  (obviously take out the and then bits)
Any questions?  The facebook post on the G3 Facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/g3gamers/

If not then who is battle brothers for the league? :)

Club opening hours – UPDATE – 12th Feb OPEN

Contrary to the previous post, G3 WILL be open on Tuesday the 12th of February, due to a late cancellation of the clashing event. Apologies for the confusion, and I hope to see you all on Tuesday.

Please note that there is currently no change to the 26th of March; the club will still be closed on that date.