Foundry Arena, the new gaming venue from Wargames Foundry - www.wargamesfoundry.com
The new manager Marcus has announced that they will be offering the factory/shop space over towards gamers who wish to make use of the space they have and available gaming tables.
Foundry are quoted as saying that 'We have started organising activities here. We would like to have something going on every weekend: though it may take a while to build up to that.'
What Foundry want is to encourage gaming in the spare space they have, and help develop it into a mekka for local gamers to enjoy'
From this has now come the following events currently planned with more on the way.
ACTIVITIES AT FOUNDRY
Rogue Trader game at Foundry
Andy, Gareth and Mark from Nottingham fought a First Edition Warhammer 40K engagement complete with period scenery and wonderfully painted models earlier in the year. They plan to be back at least once this year.
We have a Warhammer Ancients battle here on Saturday 13th July, put on by Ben Clapperton from Durham University, who is going to refight the 340BC Battle of Crimissus.
On the 31st August and 1st September we have a fairly large event with perhaps fifty or so Oldhammer fans celebrating the 25th anniversary of the publication of Warhammer Realm of Chaos. The Oldhammer movement sprang up a year or so ago. It's enthusiasts continue to play Warhammer Third Edition. They have some very impressive websites between them, and all of them seem to paint to a very high standard (a higher standard than anyone was managing 25 years ago) http://realmofchaos80s.blogspot.co.uk
So far they will have 25 tables to fight Chaos War Band against Chaos War Band, and they will have one big table where they can all battle chaotically together. We plan to provide them with a bar and food.
God of Battles gaming day
We have just started running on the first Saturday of the month with games of God of Battles under the auspices of its author, Jake Thornton.
It's just a strange coincidence that four of the events are Warhammer based! In fact Jake is an ex-White Dwarf editor. And its free, bring a few fantasy mini's or borrow one to try out the game.
So: get in touch if you would like to come and run events here.
What we would really like would be to have a regular club group meeting here at Foundry every Saturday. So, we would welcome local gamers looking for a venue to get in touch with us.
Attendance & tea and coffee at all these events is free.
Rob Townsend, previously of Wargames Illustrated, has temporarily been helping us out by fixing up our terrain. He has done a splendid job.