This month Members Raffle was won by Andrew Clark,
congratulations. Attendance is has been very good for the first two weeks,
lets see if it continues. Lots of Christmas presents are seeing action,
mostly in the Warhammer Ranks. We started a Warhammer Pyramid League just
before Christmas (the idea for this was taken from the Gobstyks Club,
see links) and the format is proving quite popular, we will probably be
starting similar League for Warhammer 40K and Warmaster. We have two new
members Chris Robers and David Green, that brings the total up to 23.
We have just gotten hold of the Dwarven Stronghold Terrrain piece, the
next one is the Undead Graveyard expected at the end of March.
This month's Members Raffle consisted of £30
of GW Gift Certificates, split between five very happy winners. We have
managed to obtain one of the highly sort after 'Orc Village' Terrain Pieces,
we intend to get every one for the club as they come out. We should start
building our Storage Cupboard in the new year. Also in the new year we
are looking to restarting our large Sunday Games (8 Hours of Gaming!),
further details on these when we arrange them. Daniel has produced the
second issue of the Club Newsletter. We will be closing our doors from
December 20th for two weeks, the club will restart on January 10th.
Another month, another raffle, another winner, this
time the Gift Certificate went to Alex Brown, congratulations go to him.
Alex is one of two new regular members the other being Andrew Clarke,
this now brings the total up to 21 (less chance of winning the raffle
now). Peter Houston and Paul Shipman wrote an artlce for the Warmaster
Magazine on the Games Day display the club put on, you can read it here.
Steve Hambrook of Fanatic says he will schedule it for publication,
we will have to wait and see. Everyone is trying out the new 6th Edition
of Warhammer, and so far the the reaction is good, the new magic system
is a hit. However there already seems to be heated debates about rules
issues, some things never change. We have finally been given the
go ahead to build our storage cupboard, now we just have to get on with
it :( Daniel has started to compile a Club Newsletter, the first edition
is available in the articles section.
The month started well, we may have finally sorted
our storage problem, more information when we get it. Games Workshop very
generously sent us a Warhammer Army for putting on the display at Games
Day, I (Peter) will be painting it up for a club army. The first meeting
of the month went well, Craig finally turned up after his three month
absence; Stephen Houston won the Members Raffle, congratulations; the
Bring 'n' Buy is very popular; attendance is looking good so far with
21 attending the first week (as expected). The average attandance has
been worked out at 16 every week (for the period June-October) however
summer holidays are included in this period.
We had our first members review at the beginning
of the month, with currently 18 people achieving membership (having attended
at least half of the meetings in the past three months), as always new
members get a three month qualifying period to gain membership, after
that the normal six monthly reviews will take place at the end of December
and June. The Members Raffle started this month, it was held on the first
meeting of the month, John Perkins was the happy winner of the £10
Games Workshop Certificate, he can finish his Dwarf Warmaster Army for
Games Day now (No Excuses), congratulations John.
Our club display at Games Day went well, Peter, Stephen, Kenny, Paul,
John and Ryan put it on and everyone enjoyed themselves. We had some photos
taken by the Fanatic Press photographer, and if we can pull our fingers
out and write a Battle Report we could get it published in the Warmaster
Magazine. We had a chat with Rick Priestly when he came to have a look
at our table, and he seemed to like what we had done.
Attendance at the club seems to be picking up again, we expect high attendance
on the first meeting of next month :)
We have been accepted for a club table at Games
Day. Everyone is feverishly painting their armies and to visitors it looks
as if we are a Warmaster Only Club as not many other games are being played.
Stephen Houstons' High Elf army is proving difficult
to defeat (it hasn't been beaten yet).
Peter Houston has modelled the Orc Village, for the event, from air-dry
clay (pictures soon), and is working on some ships and boats.
Paul Shipman is talking about running a Warmaster Campaign after Games
Day, more details when we know more.
So far attendance this month has been low, probably due to the holidays,
it should pick up again next month.
The BWC applies to Games Workshop to put
on a display table at Games Day 2000. In preparation for the event the
club votes on the game that is to be played, and Warmaster was selected.
A modular terrain system was bought for the event (Purbeck
Terrain System), as it was felt that the time to the show was too
short to try to build a 10' x 5' table from scratch.
Attendance is down this month due to summer holidays.