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Hammerhead 2015 - Saturday 28th February

Hammerhead is run by Kallistra Ltd and The Forest Outlaws Wargamers Club with assistance from GCN and support from Miniature Wargames with Battlegames, Wargames Illustrated and Wargames Soldiers and Strategy.

A very big thank you to all who attended Hammerhead 2015 - the visitors, traders, clubs and wargame groups who staged the 51 excellent participation games which were the focus of the show. We are already making preparations for Hammerhead 2016 to be held again in the George Stephenson Exhibition Hall.

A collection of images from Hammerhead 2015 can been viewed below - and a full show report can be read here.


The Hammerhead Experience

Every game at Hammerhead is visitor participation, which means that you are very welcome 'to have a go’ at a wide variety of different historical and fantasy based games run by intrepid gaming clubs, historical societies, wargame  companies and enthusiastic groups of gamers. You will be able to play a full game or simply move a few miniatures, roll some dice, have a chat with the people running the game and then move onto the next. The show provides a great opportunity to try out new or familiar game systems and spend a day indulging yourself and friends in this absorbing and fascinating hobby. Whether you’re interested in The Great War, WWII, Ancients, Medieval, ACW, Fantasy or Science Fiction, we are sure that you will find a selection of games you would like to play.

You can read our Hammerhead 2014 show report here and view the 2014 participation games below:

New Venue

Hammerhead 2015 has a new, much larger venue, The George Stephenson Exhibition Hall at Newark Showground which offers a welcoming environment with plenty of natural light in which you can play games, shop for wargame goodies from a selection of top traders positioned around the perimeter of the hall. The visitor participation games are all located in the central area of the exhibition hall. It has its own catering facilities, which will be serving a variety of reasonably priced hot and cold food throughout the day.The car parking is plentiful, free and Newark Showground is only a few minutes from the A1. Follow the link on the side menu for directions to Hammerhead.

George Stephenson Exhibition Hall


Hammerhead opens to the public at 10:00am and closes at 4:30pm

Entry fee: £4 per adult, £3 for minors (16 and under), Children under 9 free

The Prize Draw

For each game you participate in you will be given a Game Slip. Write your name on the ticket and take this to the Information Desk where it will to be entered into the Prize Draw box.

Make sure you have entered all your Game slips for the Prize Draw by 3:15pm ready for the prizes to be drawn at 3:30pm.

Lucky winners will receive our unique Letters of Marque (LOM), each with a monetary value, First Prize £50, Second Prize £25 and Third Prize £25, only exchangeable with a trader at Hammerhead 2015. This is an extra purchase for yourself and an extra sale for our traders. The ticket holder or their named representative must be present for the draw at 3:30pm in order for them to claim their prize. If the owner of the drawn ticket is not present, another ticket will be drawn.

The Hammerhead Figure

The Hammerhead figure for 2015 is a 28mm Great War German general, 'Eric' Von Falkenhayn. This pewter miniature will be available for the first time on the day of the show for the token price of £1, or FREE if you purchase your Hammerhead Entry ticket online prior to the show. Click here to buy your tickets in advance. The British general figure from Hammerhead 2014 will also be available. Both figures have been specially sculpted for the show and are cast in lead free pewter. (Figures are supplied unpainted and unbased)

Eric - Hammerhead 2015 Figure 2014 Hammerhead figure - Leader of Stallions
Hammerhead 2015 figure
Hammerhead 2014 figure
'Leader of Stallions'
Painted and based by Karl Flinders.

Closing date for purchase of online ticket is 5 days prior to the event. (Midnight Sunday 23rd February 2015)

The Bring & Buy - Tabletop Sale

This year Hammerhead show will be hosting a Tabletop Sale in place of the usual bring and buy stand.
If you are new to this, you basically hire a table for one hour to sell your unwanted wargames items. You can deal directly with the buyers and answer any questions they may have. With no commission, you keep all the profits.

Please note there will be limited tables available, so its on a first come first served basis.

One hour costs £6 for 6ft space (full table)

Bookings for the Tabletop Sales slots will be open from 1st February 2015

For more information on the Tabletop Sale click here

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Updated 02.03.15

2013 Hammerhead Open Gaming Show