Save the date!

It’s almost that time of year again!

(no, pumpkin spice season is already here)

I am of course referring to the Winter fundraising all-day gaming event we run in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support. This is the 7th all-day event we’ve been running for a great cause.

Entry is free, but donations are welcome as always.

Perhaps you have an apocalyptic sized game you want to run, or a series of smaller games tied together in a campaign. Or if you wish to run an organised play session for your favourite game system?

We’ll do our best to have some Barr’s Cola on site for anyone wishing to partake of the finest fizz.

Tables are available for booking, but we do ask that any cancellations are communicated as soon as possible to avoid any no-shows please.

Just let a committee member know what you’ll be running, how many tables and how many folk you’re expecting.

Hope to see you there!

Summer Shindig debrief!

A hugely successful all day charity gaming event on Saturday 9th June.

Almost a full house, lots of different games from doors opening to doors closing. Refreshments and snacks available kept gamers going for the day.

Once the dust had settled and donations counted, we raised a fantastic £343.28 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Brilliant effort from everyone that attended and donated on the day.

Our next all day event for charity is in November, keep an eye out for that!

We’ll leave you with some pictures of the day.

A Flames of War mid-war game between Germans and British in the desert
Our motley crew of Pathfinder RPG players
An entire Corellia campaign for Star Wars Armada was played
We were happy to host a group of 9th Age players
A cycle of Necromunda was carried out, with 3 tables set up
A close-up of some rank and flank action with 9th Age.
A close-up of an Armada battle
A large game of Warhammer 40k played across a ruined city.

Monolith’s Batman the board game demo night

Well it’s 2018, and we’re counting down to the first club night of the year, but this year it’s a bit special, and it involves a certain Dark Knight.

That’s right, one of our club members has arranged for the demo team from Monolith games, who are working on their Batman board game to come and give us all an official demo of the game, before they bring it out via kickstarter in February of this year.

So why not come down to G3 and give it all a go, so you can decide if it’s one of the kickstarters you’ll be backing this year.

 

SAVE THE DATE

The 2nd of December 2017 sees the sixth Spencer Warner memorial game day at G3.

We have the main hall booked all day for the usual amount of tabletop shenanigans and continue our fundraising efforts for MacMillan Cancer Support.

Perhaps you have a larger game you want to spend a full day poring and plotting over, or want to run an organised play session of your favourite game system – the day is yours!

We’ll do our best to have some Barr’s Cola on site for anyone wishing to partake of the finest fizz.

Tables are available for booking, but we do ask if you book to confirm table size and expected numbers to allow for table arrangement in the hall.

Should you wish to book a table, please contact Mark Nisbet on a club night or electronic means.

Look forward to seeing you on the 2nd of December.

Annual membership renewals due 6th June

A week later than planned but could members please note that Tuesday 6th June will be the renewals night for membership fees.

Membership for the year is £5 just now.

It would be helpful to Mark’s blood pressure if you could print off the Membership form linked below and have it filled out in advance to help speed things along and get everyone gaming on the night.

If you don’t get the chance to print a form off then we’ll have blank ones available for filling out then and there.

G3 Membership form 2017/2018

G3 at Carronade 2017

G3’s first appearance on the Scottish show circuit this year was Carronade in Falkirk, as usual. Many thanks to the  Falkirk District Wargames Club for hosting the show and inviting us.

I didn’t get many photos, due to spending all day running Dropzone Commander demos, but here’s one of Gordon running a game of Relic Knights, and one of the Dropzone table:

More photos are available at FDWC’s Carronade 2017 image archive and there’s a video, too. Blink and you’ll miss seeing half the G3 banner at 0:05, George running Devil’s Run for Common Ground Games at 0:11 and a shot of Hawk Wargames’ Dropzone Commander diorama at 1:25.

Next up, Claymore in Edinburgh.

 

G3 at Salute 2017

Usually, “G3 at Salute” means Andy Bussey and I have worn our G3 t-shirts at the show. This year, however, Two upstanding gents were actually running a participation game!

Mike and George were running games of Devil’s Run from Word Forge Games:

(although it appears Mike had run away when I took this photo!)

In my wanderings, I did manage to grab a few more photos:

4Ground had a few tables showing off their various ranges Here are two of them:

Bexley Reapers Wargames Club had an impressive-looking game involving escaped dinosaurs. Now, where have I seen something like that before …

I forgot to find out who was running this, but this table for Wings of Glory WW1 caught my eye:

Warploque had a couple of dragons that rather stand out from the crowd:

This game featured miniatures from Micro Art Studio, and was using the Formula D(iscworld?) rules:

The Random Platypus Forum had their own take on sci-fi “dungeonbashing”, featuring miniatures from Hasslefree:

Oathsworn MIniatures have a range of assorted animals in various adventuring styles, including a couple of hedgehogs:

They’re also going to be releasing some interesting-looking alien types:

The Drowned Earth is a new game (currently on Kickstarter) with a very impressive-looking post-civilisation setting:

Dark Sphere had a very impressive X-Wing game depicting the battle of Scarif:

There was a 17th-century battle between Swedes and Dutch in Delaware (details here):


Crooked Dice had a couple of impressive 7TV demo tables:


As usual, there were a couple of cosplayers in attendance (although the chap on the left in the first picture here may prefer “re-enactor”):

 

And, as is traditional, a photo of my loot:

Spencer Warner Memorial Game Day 2016

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The fifth annual G3 Gaming Day in memory of Spencer, who passed away in 2012, was held yesterday. As well as hosting dozens of gamers and plenty of games, we raised £295 for MacMillan Cancer Support. One of our members, selling miniatures and books that belonged to another late friend, raised an additional £202. Well done, everyone!

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There was a D&D session that lasted all day, games of Flames of War, Dropzone Commander, Heavy Gear, Malifaux, Warmachine, X-Wing, a game pitting the French Foreign Legion against Arabs and board games including the brand new edition of Blood Bowl,  Specter Ops, Camel Up, Pandemic Legacy, among others.