Wednesday, 29 July 2015

New Event Announcement: X-wing Event!

After the success of our last x-wing event, we have decided to run another. See below for more details. 

When: 22nd August 2015

Where: Dorset Arms Pub, East Grinstead

Price: £10 to

Prizes: Winter 2014 OP pack

Rounds: 5 x 60 minute rounds

Points: 100pt standard 

Places: 16

Rules Pack:
MSWG X-wing Event Facebook Page

If you want to come along to MSWG before then to practice, then email us to arrange a game!

Tickets on sale now!


Sunday, 12 July 2015

Hobbiton to Bree Challenge 2015

Ladies and Gentlemen!
On July the 20th five brave hobbits are going on a journey!
Kieranadoc "Kerry" Brandybuck
Samegrin Took
Mark "Modo" Baggins
Thomas "Makky" Bolger
and myself,
James "Jamwise" Gamgee
Will set off from Hobbiton on foot, and end their journey six days later at the Prancing Pony, Bree.
Or in English, we are going on a charity hike across Dartmoor (which in England is about as close to Middle Earth as you're likely to get!), starting in Plymouth, camping for two nights, then arriving in Buckland in the Moor (Crickhollow) on night three before venturing in to the Old Forest for another three nights camping, and ending our journey at the Prancing Pony (Pub to be selected) in Newton Abbot.
What's all this in aid of? We are doing it for Macmillan Cancer Support, a fantastic charity which specialises in giving aid, advice and practical support to cancer sufferers and the families of cancer sufferers.
In 2001 James' stepfather died of a brain tumour. Thanks to Macmillan, James and his mum were able to care for him at home, once it was clear that he wasn't going to pull through. He died in his own bed surrounded by the people who loved him, all thanks to Macmillan.

Anyway, I've said my piece- please do consider making a donation to this great cause. Also rest assured that at the end of our journey we will publish a diary of our travels with photos and anecdotes, not least of which, the number of appropriate Tolkien quotes we managed to squeeze in to six days!!

Any donations recieved will also be entered into a raffle to win some very cool prizes including Dice, Knights of Rivendell and a OOP Eomer Bust!

Hobbit SBG Event Review: For the Best Event in Forever! (By the GBHL team)

The weekend 20th-21st June saw the GBHL return to MSWG for another Hobbit SBG event. This one was slightly different though as it was a TWO DAY event!

Congratulations to:
Damian O'Byrne - Winner
Jay Clare - Second
James Long - Third
Ed Ball - Best Good player
Thomas Harrison - Best Evil Player
Hector Bloggs - Best Army (Avengers Themed all hero army)
Dan Huckvale - Most Sporting
Matthew Underwood - Wooden Spoon

For more photos, check out the album on facebook here.

If you haven't already, check out the two part review from GBHL Damian and GBHL Tom.

Look forward to seeing you all again in October for another Hobbit SBG event. 

Hobbit SBG: Battle for East Rivenstead

A Delayed Battle for East Rivenstead Review (ish)

So on March 15th 2015, 22 eager War-gamers descended on the Dorset Arms pub for MSWG's first Hobbit SBG event of the year. This was our 4th or 5th event for the Great British Hobbit League. People had travelled from far and wide to attend this event (there were 3/4 people from Nottingam!) so a massive thanks to them for coming down and supporting their hobbit hobby.

Unlike last time, it was much more relaxed as we didn't have to finish 3 hours early to accommodate a 40th Birthday Party. This made my job as TO much easier as I didn't have to stress about staying on schedule, delayed lunches etc. If you have been to a previous MSWG event, you'll know it is almost tradition for the kitchen to miss someone's lunch order, thankfully this time it was mine.

For those who missed the rules pack, this event was a 750pt event with the only restriction being your two most expensive models had to add up to 250pts or more. There was 8 scenarios which were drawn out at random before the start of each round. These were the 6 standard scenarios from the sourcebook, plus 2 custom scenarios; The ever popular Wargonation and a new one for this year Catch the Pigeon. Despite there being 8 scenarios, there were only 5 games. We did this to try and prevent armies being tailored for the scenarios.

At the end of the day, there was a rather unexpected winner. The GBHL overlord himself, Thomas Harrison, had brought a pure Azog's Hunters force (without Azog though) and had somehow managed to beat the strong favourite Fellbeast army commanded by Ed Ball and win the tournament! It wasn't all doom and gloom for Ed though as he finished a respectable 2nd. James Long completed the northen domination by taking 3rd place. Damian Grantham won Best Army again for his beautiful Fellowship force, while Craig Spooner proved that claiming the Wooden Spoon also meant you won Most Sporting.
Congratulations to all the prize winners!

I'll leave you all with some photos from the event and I hope to see you all soon at another MSWG event. (Note these pictures are in no particular order).

If you wish to see more photos, there rest are in an album on my facebook page here.

GBHL Tom and GBHL Damian have also done their own tournament review for the GBHL Channel, well worth a watch if you have lots of painting to do, it is a long old video.