Spencer Warner Memorial Day and other news

Claymore has been and gone, and was a very busy , very hectic, very fun day.  We took a much valued and greatly appreciated prize for the demo we were putting on, being pipped at the post by a bigger and better game(better in this case means TANKS!).   We turn up to have fun, so getting any recognition at all is always an amazing and humbling boon.

Spencer Warner Memorial Day

We look forward now to our semi-annual Gaming Day, which will now be annual and shall be henceforth known as the Spencer Warner Memorial Day.  As many of you know, Spencer was our founder and he passed away from illnesses related to Cancer earlier this year.  Our annual gaming day this year will feature a Malifaux event, a Warmachine tournament and several other display and participation games, more details as we get them.

 

The date will be Saturday the 24th November.

Skirmish

Details are being finalized for this years Skirmish event in Livingston, more details can be found here, its on the 20th of October and will be awesome!

http://www.battleground.org.uk/

 

 

 

Claymore Approaches

Big news this week is the impending release of 40K 6th edition, and the opinions are as divided as always…some are over the moon at the second coming of the God Emperor of Mankind, others are boxing stuff up to add to the inevitable flood of Ebay’ed armies!

 

More importantly though, Claymore, the South East Scotland Wargames club annual show fast approaches.  This is one of the larger shows in Scotland and we will be there with our award winning Empire of The Dead demo game.  If you fancy a quick shot of trying to stop the ripper, or indeed being the ripper killing your way through the streets of old London just drop by the table and we will be more than happy to show you the ropes…the demo set up is a simplified version of the rules but all the mechanics are the same, so it should give you a good idea of how the full game will play.

More info on Claymore here:  http://seswc.co.uk/claymore/

See you there!

Carronade Success!

We recently had the pleasure of attending Carronade in Falkirk, as ran by the FDWC, and demonstrated “Empire of the Dead” by West Wind Games, to several bloodythirsty Jack-The-Rippers and several dashingly daring Sherlock and Watson teams!

The game is a quick play version of the main rules, stripped down to represent the battle of wits and blades between Jack the Ripper, who is out to harvest the organs of the hapless denizens of Old London, and the dashing derring-do of none other than Mr Holmes of Baker street , with his faithful companion the good Dr Watson.   The peelers, at this early stage in their development, wander around blindy until they chance upon a hapless victims mortal remains.  At this point the flag goes up and the game is afoot!

Jack gets carving

I'll cut you good, sonny jim!

Everyone who played seemed to enjoy themselves and got into the spirit of things quite well, in the end it was more wins for the ripper than the forces of law and order, and there were some truly horrific stabbing sprees executed on the poor, defenceless citizens, enough to make the streets barren, for fear that the ripper would strike again!

Everyone's a winner!

Your humble, tired and in need of coffee servants

As an added bonus, we had the honour of being named the “best participation game” on the day, a humbling reward that we accepted with gratitude and some surprise!