26 Nov 2022

Battleground, 26th November 2022

The Grimsby Wargames Society are going to attend and put on a 15mm ACW, The Siege of Vicksburg demo game at Battleground, 30th November 2019.

Display Games

Border Reiver Wargames Society, General D'Armee Napoleonics, 10mm Napoleonic game pitting French vs Russians.

Brompton Bankers, Pilgrim's Progress, "Somewhere in Outremer a group of pilgrims and their escorts are attacked by the Seljuks." An early Crusades scenario using Lion Rampant v.2 rules and the Crusader States supplement.

Dougie's Wargaming Blog, Goose Green, Falklands 1982, A small part of the battle at Darwin/Goose Green, in 10mm.

Durham Wargames Group, Pavia 1525, Large 28mm game showing the Italian Wars with 3,000 figures. In collaboration with Colin Ashton.

Generals & Kings, Normandy WWII, 20mm game using the new Rapid Fire rules.

Grimsby Wargames Society, The Siege of Vicksburg,  A 15mm ACW game

Lancaster Cellarmen, Never Mind the Billhooks, 28mm Renaissance game using the new Never Mind the Billhooks rules.

Mark Hornsby, Battle of Maldon 991AD, Battle of Maldon 991AD fought between the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, in 2mm.

Old Guard Wargames Group 

Prince Bishop Wargames Club, Siege of Barnard Castle 1215, Skirmish game using Baron Wars ruleset, recreating this historical siege.

Stafford & District Wargamers, Pony Wars, Wild West action using the Pony Wars rules and 10mm figures!

Tantobie Warfare and Tactical Society, 15mm Modern Africa, A modern African game in 15mm.

Tyneside Wargames Club, Battle of Bautzen 1813, A big 'little' game with over 7000 figures!

UK Fight Club, Battle of Donetsk Airport, Donetsk: The Battle for the Airport in the 1st Ukrainian War, 2014-15

Westerhope Wargames Club, Wellington in India, A 28mm game showing Wellington's time in India.

Traders list

Tabletop Sale

I absolutely love rummaging through table top sales you can see what I found in the picture below.

10 Mar 2022

Pendraken Painting Competition 2022

Pendraken Painting Competition 2022

It's time for the Pendraken Painting Competition 2022! With Covid still ongoing let's have something positive to focus on for a few weeks, so grab your brushes, dig out anything you've painted over the past 12 months and get those entries in.  The 2022 Painting Competition will open to entries on February 1st and will be running all the way through until the end of the month.  As always, this is a great opportunity to show what can be done in 10mm scale so we can't wait to see the entries.

Closing date for the competition will be midnight on Monday 28th February and we'll then open up the voting threads for everyone to decide our winners.

The Winners of the 2022 Pendraken Painting Competition are:

Thank you to everyone who has entered the 2022 Pendraken Painting Competition!  It's been another great year with some outstanding work on show so we hope you've all enjoyed watching the entries come in.

As usual the voting was done by our friendly Forum members who each had 5 votes to cast per category, so without further ado...

Foot - Pre-20th C. (33 entries)

This category had the highest number of entries again and was a very close run thing between three entries, with us finishing on a tie for first place!

1st place: streetgang's Rebel scythe battalion - wins £50 Pendraken voucher!


1st place: Forez42's French zouaves - wins £50 Pendraken voucher!

2nd place: Sotaisho's Greek spearmen - wins £25 Pendraken voucher!

Foot - 20th C. (12 entries)

This category had the lowest number of entries but there was some great painting on show.  There were actually 6 entries fighting it out all week long but in the end there can only be one winner!

1st place: Streetgang's Falklands British - wins £50 Pendraken voucher!

2nd place: Forez42's WWI French - wins £25 Pendraken voucher!

Mounted (20 entries)

This category started off very competitive with four entries swapping the lead several times over the first few days of voting, but by the end of the week two entries had pulled away from the pack...

1st place: Streetgang's LoA rebel horse - wins £50 Pendraken voucher!

2nd place: Kodosg42's Medieval Rus cavalry - wins £25 Pendraken voucher!

Vehicle (18 entries)

This one was a 3-way tie right up to this final afternoon of voting so was incredibly close!

1st place: Shrimproll9's SYW artillery - wins £50 Pendraken voucher!

2nd place: Mollinary's Marshal coach - wins £25 Pendraken voucher!

Fantasy & Sci-Fi (14 entries)

The Fantasy/Sci-Fi category is always one of our favourites and this was probably the most competitive of all the categories with at least eight entries in the mix for a long time. 

1st place: The Baron's Anubis warriors - wins £50 Pendraken voucher!

2nd place: Maraviglia's Colonial Marines - wins £25 Pendraken voucher!

Open - Single Base (25 entries)

There were some really original entries here this year and one in particular seemed to catch everyone's eye to take 1st place...

1st place: SoSoPig's Tiger - wins £50 Pendraken voucher!

2nd place: Mollinary's Max Emanuel - wins £25 Pendraken voucher!

Open - Army! (20 entries)

There were some great entries here this year and at least half a dozen that could easily have taken the winner's crown.  One entry in particular was popular from the get-go though, leaving the others to fight it out for second place.

1st place: Titivillus' AWI American army - wins £50 Pendraken voucher!

2nd place: Paulr's 100YW Scots army - wins £25 Pendraken voucher!

Congratulations to all of our winners!  We'll be announcing the winners on social media on Wednesday and you'll receive an email in the next few days with your prize voucher.  We'll also get your Winner's medals added to your profiles, which is of course the most important thing!

And to everyone that entered this year, thank you for taking the time to get your brushes out and take part.  The standard of the entries and the amount of time and effort that goes into achieving them has been so high and we really appreciate it.  The world is still recovering from Covid and I think we all needed a bit of positivity right now.  We hope you've enjoyed it as much as we have and we'll be back again next year!

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1 Jan 2022

Wargaming Expenditure 2022

Wargaming Expenditure 2020

Wargaming Expenditure for 2022. This is an attempt for me to actually record how much I spend in a year on wargaming, so if I can keep up adding stuff to it, it will be interesting to add it all up in December.

Figures & Scenery Bought

10mm FIW figures which I bought from eBay (hindsfigsltd) £283.50
10mm AWI figures which I bought from eBay (hindsfigsltd) £
Bases which I bought from Pendraken Miniatures £
Undercoat and a wet palette from the Army Painter

Books Bought

Rules Bought

A Dark & Bloody Ground, Warlord Games FIW Supplement which I bought from eBay £10



Games Played, 2022

Games Played, 2020

Games played during the course of 2022 at either the Grimsby Wargames Society or my Operations Room, (Purpose built shed at the bottom of the garden) using the various rules I use. To be honest to pretty disastrous year for games.

Black Powder Rules 0
Blitzkrieg Commander Rules 0
Hail Caesar Rules 0
Rapid Fire Rules 0
Kriegspiel is what i use for running campaigns. 

Wargaming Projects, 2021

Wargaming Projects, 2019

Wargaming Projects during 2021, to be honest not much wargaming done this year as I started a new website for East Front Miniatures and we acquired Platoon 20 range of miniatures from Tony at East Riding Miniatures as he’s retiring.

Wargaming Projects

The five projects below are my main interests at various stages of completion. further down are a list of distractions which keep me from completing my main interests.

Completed Scenery & Terrain

    Figures & Scenery Bought 

    Rules Bought

    Games Played

    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...