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Offline MarcoSkoll

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Potential event - 28th October 2017, Hemel Hempstead
« on: August 23, 2017, 04:28:24 AM »
As the date is getting closer, I'm going to give this suggestion a full thread.

My local gaming club (Hemel Hempstead Wargaming Club in Hertfordshire) has Saturday open days four times a year, and the only one this year I didn't have a schedule clash for is the 28th October.
Although I haven't got any concrete plans about plot yet, I'd like to propose an Inquisitor gaming day on my home turf.

It's not quite Warhammer World or Dark Sphere, but it is a decent venue.

> Tables and scenery are readily available (although I'm told that some people are planning a WH40k tournament on that day, so the selection may be a bit scarcer than usual).  You can see some examples in these IRE playtests:
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> The club is 10 minutes drive from either the M25 or M1 (with a decent amount of free parking), and the train station, although a bit of a walk, is on the West Coast mainline with 4 trains an hour both to and from London Euston.

> There's a choice of Chinese, Indian, kebabs, Pizza Hut, KFC, Greggs, Subway and Asda within 5 minutes walk, plus a reasonably well stocked tuck hamper.

> The day runs from 10:30 to 5:00, with a 5 fee for non-members.

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There's no leeway on the date, but if I could see a show of hands for who might be interested, it'll give me an idea of whether there's an event to be had out of this.
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Re: Potential event - 28th October 2017, Hemel Hempstead
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2017, 08:19:47 AM »
Interested? Yes.
Able to make it? No idea, need to check my calendar/fiancee.

I guess it provides impetus for me to finish the pilot for one of my warbands, and maybe get on with a few other projects. I keep adding more projects instead of finishing current ones. ::)
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Re: Potential event - 28th October 2017, Hemel Hempstead
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2017, 07:23:41 PM »
Hmm. That's not exactly an overwhelming response, even after sharing it on Facebook.

It looks like this one may not be able to go ahead.
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Re: Potential event - 28th October 2017, Hemel Hempstead
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2017, 09:50:35 AM »
Iv not posted on here for a very long time but iv noticed that the event is in Hemel. Iv just started painting my old 54mm inq models and would love to play inq again. Im only down in Romford/Upminster if there were other games happening.
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Re: Potential event - 28th October 2017, Hemel Hempstead
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2017, 10:33:34 AM »
It's getting to Hemel Hempstead that's the problem for me, sorry

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Re: Potential event - 28th October 2017, Hemel Hempstead
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2017, 12:08:55 PM »
Im only down in Romford/Upminster if there were other games happening.
I'd love to get something more regular going, although I have been struggling to get that level of interest out of many of the rest of the club.

If I could rope a few more people in, then it might be easier to get up some momentum. (Although even so, I suspect it'd only be every few weeks).

It's getting to Hemel Hempstead that's the problem for me, sorry
I know it's not quite as accessible as our big venues in Nottingham or London, but I was hoping it wouldn't be too bad for people. Hemel station is only 24 minutes out of London Euston, so it's not terribly connected.
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Re: Potential event - 28th October 2017, Hemel Hempstead
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2017, 01:02:53 PM »
It's the return journey that's the problem. The trains don't seem to match up well which means there's either a long wait at Euston or several changes.

It might be worth making the effort though if you think there'll be enough interest as I'm not sure what's happening with Robskib's event or if we're planning on having a IGT this year?

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Re: Potential event - 28th October 2017, Hemel Hempstead
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2017, 02:27:32 PM »
I don't know about other events - it'd be nice to fit in all of these things, but the timing means that we're either going to have to force one in soon, put two close together, or push something into December (although the IGT used to be in December, I suppose).

I should probably kick Rob and find out what's happening.
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Re: Potential event - 28th October 2017, Hemel Hempstead
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2017, 09:22:43 PM »
i'm in Corfu start of Oct so won't know how my finances are till i'm back so can't commit.
plus i've only got Kal's crew left i'd be limited on who i can play!
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Re: Potential event - 28th October 2017, Hemel Hempstead
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2017, 01:18:28 PM »
Location is a bit of a sticky wicket for me, it involves going into and out of London via train, which is far from cheap or swift, and the car ride down from t'North is a little excessive to persuade any car comrades to drive us down. I shall inquire about, but it's looking unlikely from me I'm afraid :/
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Re: Potential event - 28th October 2017, Hemel Hempstead
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2017, 01:09:32 PM »
Well, as it is my home turf, it's theoretically possible that I could offer the spare bed or some floor space to people if overnighting would make their transport easier or cheaper, but I'd have to check that with the rest of the family before I could make any promises. (And most of them aren't here this weekend).
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Re: Potential event - 28th October 2017, Hemel Hempstead
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2017, 08:09:35 AM »
28th October I could possibly make - maybe even by train (all I have to do is travel into central london (via london bridge) and schlep across to Euston via the tube, and then take the train from there (is Hemel Hempstead in zone 6?). Bit of a hike, so I'd probably arrive late, unless I left crazy early.
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Re: Potential event - 28th October 2017, Hemel Hempstead
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2017, 10:46:21 AM »
Hemel is a bit outside the London travel zones (it's past Watford Junction), but it's one of the larger stations, so some of the faster trains only stop once at Watford before they get there.
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Re: Potential event - 28th October 2017, Hemel Hempstead
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2017, 02:25:15 PM »
I've just realised I've got a clashing event for the 28th. Sorry.