Hammerhead 2014 is being run by Kallistra Ltd and The Forest Outlaws Wargamers Club with assistance from the GCN.
We would like to thank GCN and COGS (Chesterfield Open Gaming Society) and in particular Dave Wise for their sterling work over the last 7 years in making Hammerhead such a successful visitor participation show. Visitors to Hammerhead know that at this show they are encouraged to play the games rather than admire a range of demonstration layouts. We aim to keep his legacy intact as every game presented at Hammerhead 2014 is a participation game.
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.
Hammerhead 2014 has moved to a new venue to The Cedric Ford Pavilion at Newark Showground, which offers a welcoming, warm and comfortable environment in which you can play games, shop for wargame goodies from a selection of top traders, maybe have a drink at the bar, enjoy a meal or snack and socialise with fellow gamers. 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.
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 and contact details on the back of 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 only exchangeable with a trader at Hammerhead. This is a nice extra purchase for yourself and nice extra sale for our traders.
If for any reason you have to leave early, we will contact you through the number/e-mail on your slip and you will receive the LOM at the start of the next show, but remember to keep your slip!
The Hammerhead Figure
For Hammerhead 2014 we have commissioned a sculptor to create a 28mm pewter miniature entitled ‘Leader of Stallions.’ This 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.
Closing date for purchase of online ticket is 5 days prior to the event. (Midnight Sunday 23rd February 2014)
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 £3.00 for 3ft (half a table) or £6 for 6ft space (full table)
Bookings for the Tabletop Sales slots will be open from 1st February 2014
For more information on the Tabletop Sale click here
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