We're selectively selling off a selected range of Games Workshop stock. We need the space!! This list will be added too as I see items I want to reduce down a bit so it won't be a big list. Priority will be given to Forgemasters members, but if you're not a member, and are interested in anything, let me know. If club members don't express a swift interest, you'll get what you want. So to get started, we have 6 Space Marine Battleforces. They retail at £80. Yours for £60.
We've had these on order since September! They've just arrived :)
After a long delay we've finally got restocks of the Lightcraft magnifier lamps at £54.95
Perhaps that should be closing hours! We will be open on Easter Saturday 30th March but we will close on the following days:
As we are normally closed on Tuesday that means we won't open again until Wednesday April 3rd. So if you need your Toy Soldier fix then make sure you come and see us on Saturday!!
We're hosting our first Warhammer 40,000 tournament on Saturday 6th April 2013. This is the first of what will be regular tournaments at the Brimstage Forge Gaming Centre.
The first 20 players to confirm either on Facebook or as a comment on this page will be guaranteed a place. Club members will be given priority for the next 72 hours.
We'll open at 9:30am on the day so you can sign in and get ready for a 10:30am start. You'll need 1000 points and you'll get three games over the course of the day. Please submit your army list at least 48 hours in advance.
Usual session prices apply so this will be free to members and £5 otherwise. We will be offering lunch in addition which will be Chilli with a veggie option if required, plus donuts. Lunch will cost an additional £3. please let us know when you book if you want lunch as these will be made to order.
We will use the swiss draw method and you will be able to avoid playing your regular gaming partners if you prefer. We'll be using 6th Edition rules and current 40K codexes.
The prize for the winner is a Bloodletter trophy provided by Games Workshop.
Dave McKay & Mike Hughes have kindly agreed to come down to the shop on Saturday 23rd March to run demo games of the Fantasy Flight X-Wing miniatures game. The starter set has been massively popular and we've only just got restocks after selling out before Xmas.
The models in the starter set are 1 X-Wing and 2 Tie Fighters and retails at £29.99. They are pre painted and the box comes with everything else you need to play the game including rules and templates.
Also in stock we have Y-Wings, Tie Interceptors, the Millennium Falcon and Slave 1 to further expand your fleet.
For the demo day you don't need to bring anything as Mike & Dave will have all the models needed. Starting at midday and running until everyone who wants a game gets one!!
I've attached a proof of the new advert that's going in WarGames Illustrated from Issue 307 out at the end of April. I've been running the advert with the old address until now. Haven't had time to sort it out! What do you think? Gushing praise to Ian, the graphics wizard at Wargames Illustrated, is entirely appropriate at this point :)
We've had so many positive comments about the new Vallejo Surface Primers that we have ordered a rack with all of the them on it, in sizes from 17ml to a massive 200ml. Because we couldn't wait for the rack, which won't arrive until the end of April, we've ordered the most popular colours in 60ml and 200ml to add to the full range of 17ml we've already got. If you don't know what I'm talking about, watch the video below
WarGameStore recently started stocking the Bolt Action range from Warlord Games and we've discovered its an absolutely cracking game. The rules were edited by Rick Priestley and bear more than a passing resemblance to Warhammer 40,000, but don't let that put you off! I've played a couple of games and both have been nicely balanced right up to the end.
A particularly appealing, at least to me, element is the uncertainty of who gets the next go. The majority of games like Warhammer, Warmachine and Flames of War use alternating turns. Not so Bolt Action. Every unit in the game has an order dice allocated to it and the game starts with all the order dice in a container from which they are drawn randomly. So Germans versus British might see grey dice for the Germans and Brown dice for the British. To start the game a dice is drawn from the bag and so, for example, if a brown dice is drawn first the British player decides which of his units to activate. He can choose between 6 different activations, so he can shoot, advance, which is move and fire; run, ambush, rally or go down for better cover. Once that activation is complete another dice is drawn, and the next unit activated. Each unit can only be activated once per turn, so you can't use a second dice with a unit that has already been activated that turn.
It results in a really interesting turn process and makes for more unpredictability. It certainly makes you think a bit more because you can't make any assumptions about how other units will be able contribute to your overall battle plan. In my first game I had five units and all five of my orders dice were drawn before my opponent got to do anything.
We have the Bolt Action rulebook and the Assault on Normandy Starter Set in stock, together with pretty much all the box sets and blister packs to go with them. As with everything that WarGameStore stocks, we keep everything in stock all the time, with regular orders coming from Warlord to top up stock.
We were also lucky enough to have friend and ace photographer Bryan Lewis visit us recently. The photos you can see below are the result. They blew me away when I first saw them. Bryan has applied various digital techniques to the pictures to remove the model bases, create smoke and sky to name just a few. The scenery and table you can see were a gift to WarGameStore from Warlord Games. Steve Yates from Warlord even delivered the table and stayed for the afternoon, doing intro games.
Most of the Forgemasters Gaming Club members have been tempted into painting a box or two for the game and Bolt Action made its first appearance at the gaming club night earlier this week. We've also had lots of interest generally and reckon Warlord have a real hit on their hands with Bolt Action.