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Title: Hammerhead Wargames Show 2018
Post by: Sally Kallistra on December 15, 2017, 05:44:30 AM
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Hammerhead 2018 - two great spaces the ‘Gamers Lounge’ as well as the George Stephenson Exhibition Hall!
 Hammerhead 2018 will be taking place on Saturday 3rd March at the Newark Showground, Newark, from 10am until 4.30pm.
Entry is £5.00 GBP per adult, £3.00 GBP for minors (16 and under), Children under 9 free. Tickets are now available on-line which entitles you to a free Hammerhead miniature on entry.
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New for 2018 is the Wargames Illustrated painting competition, 10 categories and great prizes (check website for more information) - free entry to the competition, just bring along your models!

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The Gamers Lounge with bar and catering

Plus

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The George Stephenson Exhibition Hall with bistro

George Stephenson Exhibition Hall and the Cedric Ford Pavilion - the ‘Gamers Lounge’ offer a welcoming environment with plenty of natural light in which you can play games, shop for wargame goods from the very best UK traders and manufacturers. Up to 70 fantastic visitor participation games – Historical, Fantasy and Sci-fi, located in the central areas are the focus of the show. There are two separate catering facilities which will be serving a variety of reasonably priced hot and cold food throughout the day and a fully licensed bar located in the Gamers Lounge.

All games at Hammerhead are visitor participation, which means that you are very welcome 'to have a go' at a wide variety of different historical and fantasy based games run by intrepid gaming clubs, historical societies, wargame companies and enthusiastic groups of gamers. You will be able to play a full game or simply move a few miniatures, roll some dice, have a chat with the people running the game and then move onto the next. The show provides a great opportunity to try out new or familiar game systems and spend a day indulging yourself and friends in this absorbing and fascinating hobby. Whether you're interested in The Great War, WWII, Medieval, AWI, Fantasy or Science Fiction, we are sure that you will find a selection of games you would like to play.

Would you like to run a participation game at Hammerhead 2018? With the expansion into the Gamers lounge we have more space available for games! Free entry and free Hammerhead miniature for everyone helping to run a participation game. Visit the Hammerhead website for information. http://www.hammerheadshow.co.uk/exhibitinggamesinvite2018.html (http://www.hammerheadshow.co.uk/exhibitinggamesinvite2018.html)

There is an excellent selection of top traders and manufacturers selling a wide variety of wargaming wares, miniatures, terrain and scenery, books and gaming accessories.

Hammerhead show will be hosting a Tabletop Sale in place of the usual bring and buy stand. With no commission, you keep all the profits.
 
The Hammerhead 2018 miniature, is a WW1 Russian general and will be available for the first time on the day of the show for the token price of £1.00 GBP, or FREE if you purchase your Hammerhead Entry ticket online prior to the show. See website for details.

Parking is plentiful and FREE. Newark Showground is only a few minutes from the A1 at Newark Junction.

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For full details of all the traders and games plus tabletop sales and entry ticket sales, visit the Hammerhead Show website, http://www.hammerheadshow.co.uk (http://www.hammerheadshow.co.uk) or check out the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Hammerhead-Show-304735759662443)

Looking forward to seeing you there, for a great day out! :D

Hammerhead 2018 is being run by Kallistra Ltd with assistance from the The Forest Outlaws Wargamers Club and GCN. Supported by Miniature Wargames, Wargames Illustrated and Wargames Soldiers and Strategy magazines.

Title: Re: Hammerhead Wargames Show 2018
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 15, 2017, 06:28:00 AM
One of these days I'll make it.  Maybe when I'm 70...   Ugh.  (Wrong side of the pond)
Title: Re: Hammerhead Wargames Show 2018
Post by: bob48 on December 15, 2017, 06:35:39 AM
I'm the right side of the pond but the wrong end of the country :-)
Title: Re: Hammerhead Wargames Show 2018
Post by: mirth on December 15, 2017, 06:36:32 AM
One of these days I'll make it.  Maybe when I'm 70...

So in just a few years.
Title: Re: Hammerhead Wargames Show 2018
Post by: Bison on December 15, 2017, 06:40:38 AM
I'm the right side of the pond but the wrong end of the country :-)

It is at moments like this that I realize English and Americans have totally different concepts of what constitutes a far distance.  ;D
Title: Re: Hammerhead Wargames Show 2018
Post by: bob48 on December 15, 2017, 06:42:09 AM
Absolutely correct. Something I have discussed with some of my US buddies on several occasions.
Title: Re: Hammerhead Wargames Show 2018
Post by: Martok on December 15, 2017, 11:46:27 AM
I'm the right side of the pond but the wrong end of the country :-)

It is at moments like this that I realize English and Americans have totally different concepts of what constitutes a far distance.  ;D

I was gonna say, isn't that only several hours' drive from where you live? 

And then it occurred to me that driving several hours for a gaming convention on a (semi)regular basis perhaps isn't something you guys do over there (whereas I'm pretty sure most of us Yanks have done so on numerous occasions).  :P 

Title: Re: Hammerhead Wargames Show 2018
Post by: mirth on December 15, 2017, 12:03:35 PM
The 13 hour drive to Origins was kinda tough.
Title: Re: Hammerhead Wargames Show 2018
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 15, 2017, 12:08:18 PM
The 13 hour drive to Origins was kinda tough.

well yeah, when you don't keep your hands on the wheel
Title: Re: Hammerhead Wargames Show 2018
Post by: bob48 on December 15, 2017, 01:35:19 PM
You also should realise that for one thing, I'm not as young as I used to be and find driving longish distances very tiring, although it was not an issue when I was younger. I should add that to go to such an event would likely mean staying in a hotel or B&B and buying meals. Unfortunately, I don't have the disposable income to be able to do that. Hobby money that I do accumulate usually goes on a game, an event which, given the cost of games, is a pretty rare event.
Title: Re: Hammerhead Wargames Show 2018
Post by: bbmike on December 16, 2017, 07:10:38 AM
The 13 hour drive to Origins was kinda tough.

By the time you recover it will time to go again.
Title: Re: Hammerhead Wargames Show 2018
Post by: besilarius on December 17, 2017, 02:44:12 PM
Have you thought of pawning the armor-piercing frying pan?
Title: Re: Hammerhead Wargames Show 2018
Post by: Bison on December 17, 2017, 02:57:42 PM
You also should realise that for one thing, I'm not as young as I used to be and find driving longish distances very tiring, although it was not an issue when I was younger. I should add that to go to such an event would likely mean staying in a hotel or B&B and buying meals. Unfortunately, I don't have the disposable income to be able to do that. Hobby money that I do accumulate usually goes on a game, an event which, given the cost of games, is a pretty rare event.

The problem is clear.  The gaming convention needs to change its location to your home town.  :)
Title: Re: Hammerhead Wargames Show 2018
Post by: bob48 on December 17, 2017, 03:21:27 PM
I wish! ;)
Title: Re: Hammerhead Wargames Show 2018
Post by: Ubercat on December 17, 2017, 04:59:04 PM
Origins was in Philly one year in the mid 90's. At the time I was living a 15 minute walk away. The one and only Origins I've attended.
Title: Re: Hammerhead Wargames Show 2018
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 17, 2017, 06:48:11 PM
The one and only Origins I've attended.

You could fix that any year now, y'know :)