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Midlandsy meet up...
« on: November 16, 2011, 07:03:52 PM »
Hello all,

Having looked through the "Index of where people live" it looks like it could be worth arranging a meet up around coventry/leicester/northampton ish. Having just been informed that GW quite often have a no SG rule in store  ::) I would appreciate suggestions of a place to set up.
It could be that a village hall is worth hiring if theres something cheap, I know my local one is (its just out the way)

Looking to do this a couple times a year and develop a campaign. Anyone with useful info/interested in turning up please reply.

Traveling wise im fairly flexible for a 2hour journey of a radius from Bicester, Oxon.

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Re: Midlandsy meet up...
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2011, 07:18:43 PM »
As I remember, Tony (Necris) lives in Birmingham, so it might be worth poking him too.
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Re: Midlandsy meet up...
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2011, 07:54:32 PM »
Necris is closer to Leeds, so most of a hundred miles difference there!

One thing to bear in mind, Tyrant - some people show up on the member map more than once. It's a list of nearby GWs, not exact locations, so people who are within range of several may show twice or three times. Player densities aren't necessarily as good as they might seem at first glance.
Also, as far as Coventry/Leicester/Northampton-ish, that's only about 40 miles (give or take 10 either way) south of Nottingham, so it's not exactly establishing itself hugely location-wise from the big WHW events.

That said, I'm certainly interested. Unfortunately, I haven't got any useful location suggestions, as I'm down in south Hertfordshire and not really in a prime location for others to trek down to.

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Having just been informed that GW quite often have a no SG rule in store
Funnily enough, there's something that came up on GW's Facebook a while back...

Someone asked a question along the lines of "Is Forge World allowed in stores, because my manager says no", to which the response was roughly "All of GW's products should be welcome in our stores".

I was highly tempted to print the page out and take it into store.
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Re: Midlandsy meet up...
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2011, 09:13:17 PM »
Northampton-ish, that's only about 40 miles (give or take 10 either way) south of Nottingham,

and, strangely, Northampton is 1 minute quicker for me to get to than WHW!
i'm lucky in that there's a few guys who are 40k gamers so WHW is attractive (shared fuel! huzzah!) .. anywhere else.. less so :(
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Re: Midlandsy meet up...
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2011, 10:53:53 PM »

some people show up on the member map more than once.

Hence a thread to get numbers...


That said, I'm certainly interested. Unfortunately, I haven't got any useful location suggestions, as I'm down in south Hertfordshire and not really in a prime location for others to trek down to.

I can get to Hemel fairly easily if your wanna meet there too at some point- Bicester is on the A41 which ends there?


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Having just been informed that GW quite often have a no SG rule in store
Funnily enough, there's something that came up on GW's Facebook a while back...

Someone asked a question along the lines of "Is Forge World allowed in stores, because my manager says no", to which the response was roughly "All of GW's products should be welcome in our stores".

I was highly tempted to print the page out and take it into store.

Yeah I think we could stage a protest... Occupy GW  ;)
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Re: Midlandsy meet up...
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2011, 02:13:55 AM »
I can get to Hemel fairly easily if your wanna meet there too at some point- Bicester is on the A41 which ends there?
Oddly enough, checking that out, it extends into the middle of London, past Marylebone. I must have crossed over it in mid-London once or twice without realising - which is a slightly odd thought, given it passes within a stone's throw of my house.
(For values of stone's throw that may involve a degree of cheating with a compressed air cannon.)

But yeah, I'm up for any games I can get. I'm not sure if it would be possible to scrounge up the other players from my group (who I now see only infrequently - and when I do, wargaming is often not top of our list), but I can try.

We can throw some dates for that around at some point, although it may depend on who I try to bribe and whether I use it as an excuse to finish a couple of the models which have been a bit sidelined because I wasn't expecting any chances to use them for aaaaaaaaaaages.
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Re: Midlandsy meet up...
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2011, 04:19:39 AM »
I've certainly got better odds of making it to get togethers in that part of the world than the WHW shindigs due to having friends in the area to crash with. Granted I've never played a game of Inquisitor in my life or made great shakes towards models as of yet. But it's something I've thought about for years, and deadlines are marvellous motivators ;D

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Re: Midlandsy meet up...
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2011, 09:06:47 AM »
I used to be in Birmingham but now I have withdrawn resources back to the north

I could however let Priesty Tom know about a planned meet up and sent him along  ;D
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Re: Midlandsy meet up...
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2011, 07:28:25 PM »
Hmm

I will ring GW coventry tomorrow as I personally think is best initial option...

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EDIT: Hmm they reckon they only have one small table.
Inititally he said it was a game designed to play at home. heheh.


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Re: Midlandsy meet up...
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2011, 09:23:02 AM »
Yeah, I've visited Coventry GW before and it's pretty small.  If you fancy Leicester, we have both a slightly larger GW and a good few tables at Gifts for Geeks - I'm sure they'd let us play.  Otherwise, WHW is alwaysa good choice.

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Re: Midlandsy meet up...
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2011, 10:54:53 AM »
For me Leicester isn't to bad - plus the wife has family there.
Nottingham is a bit too far to do on a regular basis.
Do you think its worth setting up a poll?

*I have no organisation skills so suggestions on how to get this going would be good.
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Re: Midlandsy meet up...
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2011, 10:55:47 AM »
EDIT: Hmm they reckon they only have one small table.
Inititally he said it was a game designed to play at home. heheh.

No, they have three medium sized tables. The best bet will be Escape Games in Coventry as they have a larger gaming hall upstairs (but sadly no scenery).
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Re: Midlandsy meet up...
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2011, 03:02:16 PM »
For me, Coventry is more practical and wallet-friendly. However, if there's a better venue at Leicester, then that's okay with me.
WHW isn't really a good option, as it wouldn't open the gaming up for people for whom the big Nottingham events are impractical, so you might as well just go and organise a full Conclave day in that case.

Also, while it'd be great to parade Inquisitor around, a regular GW store might not appreciate a table being monopolised for the whole day and is going to limit choice of models more.

I have no organisation skills.
Neither have I, but I still managed to run a full size event.

You need to get location suggestions, get votes on which one is best as far as ease of travel and facilities, contact them for availability, then get some votes on which of the available dates works for the possible attendees. Obviously, you then make a full booking.

Also, it would be a good idea to at least have a basic idea of what your event theme and setting will be at this point.
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Re: Midlandsy meet up...
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2011, 07:04:28 PM »
I'll take a look at Escape games. Also having a look at conference rooms / offices for hire.
Will keep you updated on findings.

When you say theme? - Campaign idea or dress code etc? ;)

If scenery is non existant than I have Spacehulk sections which if you've not seen is a card jigsaw/ childs road set.

(Which when me and a mate 1st bought the rule book we played Genestealers vs spacemarines to test it using the same Genestealer token/blip system. 5 space marines vs 40 odd Genestealers in Inquisitor = bloody imperial mess.)

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Re: Midlandsy meet up...
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2011, 11:17:44 PM »
If you're trying Games Workshops

Try Solihull or Sutton Coldfield stores one of the two used to have a strong Specialist Games following when I lived in the area and even staged Specialist Games tournaments now and again (I forget which one) they have also both got hobby centres so should have extra gaming tables.

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