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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.

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!

Smashie and Nicey

 

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.

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)