1 Dec 2019

Battleground, Stockton-on-Tees, Wargames Show 2019

Battleground, Stockton-on-Tees, Wargames Show 2019

Me and the lads (Malcolm Taylor & Chris Newman) from the Grimsby Wargames Society put on The Battle of the Dnieper game. We had a really great time and was made most welcome. 30th Nov 2019, Battleground Show Pictures.

If you want to see the building and design of the game please click here.

Nearly 500 through the door picture 1

Nearly 500 through the door picture 1

Battlefield Trust
Battle of Guisborough 1643 - The Battle of Guisborough recreated as a 2mm/1:800th scale model, as part of the Battlefield Trust stand.  There will also be a display of weapons and equipment.

Border Reivers
Battle of Plum Creek - A (highly) fictional engagement set during the American Civil War where a British Intervention Force is sent to help out the Confederate States. A 28mm game using Pickett’s Charge Rules.

Brompton Bankers
Poland 1939!

Carrying On Up The Dale
The Battle of Ferozeshah, 21st December 1845: Set during the 1st Anglo-Sikh War, the Sikh army (the Khalsa) have crossed the river Sutlej and invaded British India.  General Sir Hugh Gough (Commander-in-Chief of India) and Sir Henry Hardinge (Governor General of India) are in command of an impressive army of Queen's and East India Company troops.  After an untidy victory at Mudki on 18th December the army is posed to attack the Sikhs in their entrenched encampment at the village of Ferozeshah.

Durham Wargames Group
To commemorate the 500th anniversary of Cortes' conquest of Mexico, set around the lake in the Valley of Mexico.  This was one of the actions Cortes undertook prior to the siege of Tenochtitlan, played out using Sword and Spear rules.

Generals & Kings
Battle of Kursk - in 20mm using Battlegroup rules!

Grimsby Wargames Society
The Battle of the Dnieper was a military campaign that took place in 1943 on the Eastern Front of WWII.  It was one of the largest operations of the war, involving almost 4,000,000 troops and stretched across a 1,400km front.

The Battle of the Dnieper picture 1

The Battle of the Dnieper picture 2

The Battle of the Dnieper picture 3

The Battle of the Dnieper picture 4

Iacta Alea Est
Restaging the last day of the Battle of Leipzig, between France & Allies vs Russia, Austria and Prussia!  In 10mm, using Pendraken figures!

Battle of Leipzig picture 1

Battle of Leipzig picture 2

Battle of Leipzig picture 3

Independent Wargames Group
A large English Civil War battle in 25mm, representing a 'What If' scenario circa 1642.

Lancaster Cellarmen
Vintage 20mm Russo-Japanese War using Jacklex figures!

Old Guard Wargames Club
Bolt Action: Western Desert 1942.  The Afrika Korps, supported by the Italians, attack the 8th Army at Gazala.

Prince Bishop Wargames Club
El Cid Raiding Parties - Spanish and Christian allies trying to fend off Moorish raiding parties.

Redcar Ironbeards
WWII German invasion of the island of Leros on 12th-13th November 1943.  Played using 15mm figures and Rapid Fire rules.  Visitors are encouraged to take part if you wish!

Stafford and District Wargame Club
Operation Camargue – A Croissant for Uncle Ho!  Indo-China – Viet Minh v French Colonial forces using 10mm figures and pendraken’s blitzkrieg commander iv ruleset

Operation Camargue picture 1

Operation Camargue picture 2

Operation Camargue picture 3

Operation Camargue picture 4

Westerhope Wargames Group
The Battle of the Little BIg Horn and Reno's Retreat in 25mm!

Participation Games

Cozzmic Cakes
Cupcake Wars! - Always one of the most popular games of the event, come and have a go and win yourself a cupcake!

Nate Zettle
Blood and Plunder!  Brandish your cutlass and musket and prepare for swashbuckling adventure on the Spanish Main! Whether you’re marching your pirate army across the Isthmus of Panama as legendary pirate Henry Morgan or terrorizing the Jamaican coasts as the infamous Captain Rivero, Blood and Plunder is a game that is guaranteed to evoke thrills and capture the imagination of miniature gamers.

Something to do With Dice
Tomb of Blood!  Vampire hunting in Victorian Durham using In Her Majesty's Name Gothic rules!

Tyneside Wargames Club
Operation Barbarossa!  A nice big game using 10mm figures!

Operation Barbarossa picture 1

Operation Barbarossa picture 2

Operation Barbarossa picture 3

Operation Barbarossa picture 4

Operation Barbarossa picture 5

Vince Usher
Carnevale! - The year is 1795, A great Rent has torn open reality and sunk most of Europe beneath the waves. Only one place stands untouched by the calamity: Venice.  Gangs stalk the canals looking for blood, the clandestine secret societies making themselves known, fighting to carve out their own territories.  A 32mm skirmish game

Yorkshire Coast Gamers
A 15mm Napoleonic game using DBN rules!

Living History

Medieval Combat Academy
The Durham Medieval Combat Academy (DMCA) is an independent not for profit and non-professional society run by medieval combat enthusiasts and aimed at providing an environment for the learning and practice of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) as documented in manuscripts from the period of 13th - 15th century. We are located in the centre of Durham (UK).

Rosa Mundi
Rosa Mundi is one of the premier 15c re-enactment groups in the UK, bringing a style of presenting re-enactment and living history displays while fully interacting with members of the public. We display multiple aspects of 15th Century life, and specialise in the ‘Wars of the Roses’ period between 1475 and 1500. Rosa Mundi has acquired a reputation for maintaining very high standards of knowledge, costume and equipment.

68th Durham Light Infantry
We are a small group of living historians and the society’s main aim is to recreate the 68th in 1814.  We also formed a group covering the 1758-1768 period to mark the 250th anniversary of the regiment, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  As well as these periods, we also cover the SYW and WWII, portraying the life and times of a soldier on active and home service as well as showing the roles of others affected by a soldiers life, from camp followers through to normal civilians.

Led and founded by William Mckenzie, a seasoned re-enactor, the group ‘Vanguard’ are a North-Eastern based medieval battle re-enactment group, operating out of Hartlepool but enjoying battle events throughout the UK.

The group re-enacts the battles and combat of the medieval period, primarily taking up the arms and armour of 13th century England. However, with the group meeting and practicing every week – and due to the style of medieval weapons and armour – the group is physically equipped to adapt and enjoy participating in battle events set from early 11th century to mid-14th century.


1525 Miniatures
Collectible 40mm skirmish wargame and diorama figures focusing on the German Reformation and Italian Wars.

Ainsty Castings
Resin scenics and accessories for gamers!  Now stocking Gripping Beast and LBMS decals!

Baccus 6mm
Comprehensive 6mm ranges and accessories!

Beanie Games
Hobby, Board and Card games, plus miniatures, toys and licensed merchandise.

Bow and Blade Games
Dice, paints, hobby tools and 3D printed miniatures and terrain.

Colonel Bill's
2nd hand figures, Depot Battalion, D'Arlo Figurines Border Reivers, Belt Fed Girls, Warbases Animals, Fighting 15's, Steel Fist Samurai, AB Napoleonics, EMP Games and GMT Games including Command & Colors!

Cozzmic Cakes
Wargaming/tabletop gaming themed cakes!

Crann Tara
Wide range of 28mm figures for the 1745 period, plus stocking Minden Miniatures.

Crooked Dice
Crooked Dice specialise in wargames rules and miniatures inspired by the many and varied iconic worlds of Cult TV!  Crooked Dice will also be bringing the Studio Miniatures ranges.

David Lanchester's Military Books
New and pre-owned books and board games!

Dave Thomas
Perry show stockist, plus wide range of other products!

Dave's Wargames
Laser cut wargames terrain and tokens made out of MDF and acrylic.

Eagle Figures
28mm Napoleonics and SYW.

Four A Miniatures
Large selection of 28mm Fantasy figures!

Galloping Major
28mm wargames figures, T-shirts, scenics and militaria!

Gaming Figures
New for this year is the Blood and Plunder Pirate game, plus GW, Warlord, Army Painter, Plastic Soldier, Rubicon, Mantic, X-Wing, Infinity and more!

Geek Villain
We manufacture battle mats on highly durable soft fleece fabric. This makes our product lightweight and easy to transport. One of the main features of the fabric we use is that you can create undulated terrain by placing objects underneath our mats.

Graham's Wuerkshoppe
Wargaming and roleplaying, new and 2nd hand items.

Grubby Tanks / Britannia
Wide range of WWII figures in 20mm, plus more!

Hoka Hey Wargaming / Timeline
Wargaming terrain, 28mm Elizabethans, Graven Images ranges, League of Augsburg figures.  Plus new Timeline MDF products!

Ironclad Miniatures
28mm Victorian Sci-Fi, 15/20/28mm resin terrain, trench systems and bocage hedgerows.

Irongate Scenery
3D printed scenery for tabletop gaming.

Last Valley
Wide selection of hand made terrain items.

Lesley's Bits Box / KR Multicase
KR Multicase, MJ figures, and New /  2nd Hand Games Workshop figures.

Marching in Colour
Professional painting service, covering all scales and periods.

Mighty Lancer Games
Reaper Miniatures, Wizkids minis, RPG books, wargames and dice!

MDF bases, Vallejo paints, I-94 decals, Crossover Miniatures and much more!

Newline Designs
Various miniature ranges across 10mm, 20mm and 28mm scales!

Northumbrian Painting Service
Metal 28mm metal figures, resin scenery and wargames accessories.

28mm Fantasy and anthropomorphic miniatures for RPG's and the Burrows & Badgers skirmish game!

Pendraken Miniatures
The 10mm specialist, with over 3500 products!

Sarissa Precision
Lasercut buildings, bases, movement trays, tokens!

Scotia Grendel
6mm WWI/WWII/Modern vehicles, aircraft, landing/assault craft.  28mm Fantasy/Sci-Fi figures and scenics.

MDF bases, movement trays, buildings and accessories!

Warlord Games
Huge variety of 28mm historical and sci-fi miniatures and terrain!

Vapnartak, York, Wargames Show 2023

York wargames show is an annual pilgrimage for us from the Grimsby Wargames Society its the first show of the year so it kinda gets the warg...