Hulls Angels-The coming year

Friday, 31 December 2010 · 14 comments


With one year ending and another about to begin Hulls Angels progresses into it's first full yar as a community gaming club. We have many intentions over the next twelve months to build on the growing community in the east riding and give you all opportunities to try something different.

Easy ways to pay
First of all we intend to make it easy for you to pay for your months wargaming activity. We intend to give you the opportunity to pay for a whole month at a massive discount compared to paying session by session, as little as 50p per visit. The more you visit the cheaper it becomes, at lest thats what you can tell the boss indoors.
Gaming Opportunities
We all seem to play the same games week in week out with the same old armies. Hulls Angels want to give you the opportunities to try something new. This year we are going to provide as many opportunities as we can or you to try out different games and ways of playing, from historical wargames like Flames of War to other wargames like Warmachine and Mailfaux.  
Tournaments and Events
We have already run a number of events at the club and this year we have a full calender planned for next year, not just tournaments within the club but also chellenges against other GCN clubs visits to places like Warhammer world and Maelstrom. We will also be running a number of leagues and campaigns as the year goes on.
The Yorkshire Open
One of the major events we are running at the beginning of the year is the Yorkshire Open. A county wide tournament that covers both 40k and Warhammer with the winners of our days going on to compete at no less than warhammer world later in the year. 
These are just some of the ways in with we intend to make wargaming more interesting in the east riding. If you can think of any other ways you would like to play any wargames then please contayct one of us and have a chat.

Thanks

GrimJaw

payment in 2011

Thursday, 30 December 2010 · 0 comments


 
Extra! Extra! New ways to pay for your month’s wargaming in 2011

That’s right we are looking at making it even easier and cheaper to pay for your months wargaming. We are now into our second year as an established wargames club providing for Hull and the surrounding areas. What we want to do now is make coming to the club easier and more comfortable for everyone.
Sadly we have costs to cover so we must charge for you to enter the club. We do however want to make this as painless as possible for you all we are looking at charging a bulk cost for the month. After some discussion with some of the members and amongst the committee we have decided to charge as follows.
A month paying for 2 sessions a week would cost £20 at £2 a session. We are looking at giving you access every time we are open for a starting price of £15.

This means that you can come 4 times a week or 20 times a month for less that 50% of the cost it would normally cost if you paid per session.
Concessions for students and the unemployed will still be given a discount of 33% and will pay £10 per month.
You can pay this money in cash every month or you can set up a standing order to our bank account. Just talk to one of the committee to get this information.
This is the way we will be taking payment from January onwards if you have any questions please go to the section on the forum regarding payment or spea to one of us next week.

Thanks
GrimJaw

Yuletide wishes

Wednesday, 29 December 2010 · 1 comments


After a pretty poor Christmas that has consisted of Hospital over the festive season, this is the first opportunity to wish you all a happy christmas and prosperous new year.

I would just like to thank all of the readers of this blog for consistently returning to see what I am on about (sometimes puncuated with bad grammer and language)

I would also like to thank the members of Hulls Angels wargames club for making the last 3 months of 2010 a strong start to the club as it now exists. Here is to a great future for the club with more events and the addition of many other gaming systems in 2011.

Thanks

and Happy New Year!

GrimJaw  


Xmas Tournament 2010

Thursday, 16 December 2010 · 0 comments


As the Holiday season approaches and our short shut down for the year is about to begin we wanted to give you one more chance to play a few light harted seasonal games against your fellow gamers before santa brings you all the new troops you wanted for next year.
On Sat 18th and Sun 19th of December we will be running our Xmas Bash. On the Saturday you will be treated to three xmas themed games of Fantasy with the champion going away with a small seasonal suprise with the same for 40k on the Sunday.
For more infomation you can click the link below and download the pack for the weekend. As ususal payments will be taken on the day.

This will be our last opening session of 2010. Normal service will resume on Tuesday 4th January. On the saturday night you are also invited to the Vague night out so that everyone can get to know each other in a social environment.

Once again Merry Christmas!

Thanks

GrimJaw

Under the microscope - Yorkshire Open 2011

Wednesday, 15 December 2010 · 0 comments


At Hulls Angels we like to give you the opportunity to compete with each other and people from around Yorkshire as often as possible so we are pleased to present you with an opportunity to enter the Yorkshire Open at the beginning of next year.


We will be running two heats of the Yorkshire Open. The 40K heat runs on 19th February 2011 and the Fantasy heat runs on 26th February 2011. We can accomadate 40 players on each date and will be putting forward a number of players from these dates to the finals Wakefield Games Workshop in March.
The link below gives you access to the tournament pack that will give you all the info you need to take part.

All you need to do once you have read this is get in contact and book your place. You can do this by emailing ross@hulls-angels.co.uk Don't worry about payment hat will be taken at the beginning of each heat.

Thanks

GrimJaw

Vague Night Out

Tuesday, 14 December 2010 · 0 comments


This week at Vague there is the usual mix of fast paced Deathwatch and D&D along with tabletop games, board games including a copy of Space Crusade which we have cobbled together and there may even be an opportunity to get a glimpse of the new animated 40k film Ultramarines at some point in the evening.

We also run on a Friday now with the main focus being on Vampaire the Masquerade along with all of the ususal additions of tabletop and board gaming.

On Saturday night this week we will be meeting up to celebrate the season. we will be meeting at 7pm at the Admiral of the Humber in Hull, you are  by all means welcome one and all. see you there.

Thats this weeks fun and frolics at Vague. See you there!

Thanks

Gonzo 

Club News - Xmas Bash!

Monday, 13 December 2010 · 1 comments



Well with Xmas nearly upon us we thought it would be great to clebrate the season with a little tournamnet. On Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th we will be running a little gaming get together with a festive theme.

If you fancy joining us for the Saturday you will be treated to three xmas themed games of Fantasy with the champion going away with a small seasonal suprise with the same for 40k on the Sunday.

For more infomation you can click the link below and download the pack for the weekend. As ususal payments will be taken on the day.


http://www.box.net/shared/jb0mc1g5ra

This will be our last opening session of 2010. Normal service will resume on Tuesday 4th January. On the saturday night you are also invited to the Vague night out so that everyone can get to know each other in a social environment.



Once again, Merry Christmas!


Thanks

GrimJaw

Army Spotlight - Stirland Vampire Counts

Sunday, 12 December 2010 · 1 comments


Good evening and welcome to another Army Spotlight. Tonight we have our first Fantasy army being shown to use by one of our fantastic painters Shane. So without furthur ado ill pass over to him.

“Stirland is a comparatively rustic and poor province that bore much of the sorrows wrought in the wars against the Vampire Counts. Its soldiers, just like its citizens, are frequently impoverished and their weapons and armour are typically simple. In fact, many of the state troops from Stirland cannot afford to maintain their uniforms of green and yellow, and wear only a token gesture to their traditional uniform. The rural nature of Stirland, and the frequent jibes that are levelled against its occupants, should not be confused with weakness on the part of the Stirlanders - in battle they are as devoted and ferocious as any Empire soldiers can be.”
The above passage was what inspired me to start a vampire counts army. I decided that my vampire general would have been a nobleman in Stirland, who during the vampire count’s invasions managed to contract vampirism and has been keeping it a secret ever since, slowly converting minor nobles and building a force of shambling dead.
The core of the force will be a unit of skeletons armed with tower shields lead by one of my general’s fledgling vampires, displaying the colours of the Stirland army (This was another reason I chose Stirland as I’d had problems painting yellow before and wanted to work on my technique)


Below are the first 19 skeletons and their vampire leader.



The second core part of the force is to be a unit of twenty zombies converted from the empire infantry sprues, bretonian militia sprues and the zombie frames. This unit will represent the peasant militia being armed with farming equipment and mismatched uniforms.


The first few zombies are show below.


I started this project in a completely different way to my usual method of buying what I think looks good and ending up with an unusable army. This time I wrote a thousand point list and bought all of the parts I’d need in one go and intend to build it up in five hundred point lumps once the initial army is complete. (The list was compiled during 6th edition so the units are quite / very small and will be increased in the next five hundred points, it is also built to be more fluffy than competitive)


Heroes:

1 vampire (general) - walking death, lord of the dead - flayed hauberk, sword of battle

1 vampire - avatar of death (hw + shield), walking death - sword of striking

Core:

20 zombies

19 skeletons (will contain hero) with champ, standard

5 dire wolves

Special:

15 graveguard (will contain hero) with champ, standard

5 black knights


Once this army is complete I intend to increase the sizes of all of the infantry units then add a nice big unit of ghouls. These I am converting from the flagellant and ghoul boxes to look like depraved peasants. I’m unsure whether to use the Stirland colours on these or to paint them in dirty browns and earthy tones (Opinions more than welcome)

Thanks Shane. it looks like the start of a fantastic looking army keep it up armies like this only make the games we play look better. So what do you think do you have any comments or ideas?

Thanks

GrimJaw

Vague Breaking News

Saturday, 11 December 2010 · 0 comments


Evening all. Just a quick note to give you a heads up on next Tuesdays Vague night. As ususal the night will involve a series of bone crushingly edgy roleplaying episodes and a fair ammount of tabletop and bord game fun. 

I do however understand that there will be a copy of Ultramarines floating around which will be playing should anyone wish to see some or all of this.

If you fancy coming down to see the film we open at 4pm and close late.

Thanks

GrimJaw  

Weekly Wargames News - Mantic

Friday, 10 December 2010 · 5 comments


Evening all. Just a quick one for you tonight, Im off to see my new son who was born yesterday.

Mantic is a company who keep my belief in wargaming alive and kicking, they seem to be a company similar to what GW was at the beginning. The want to create wargames for interested parties. It seems to be more of a community based concept rather than a BIG BUSINESS like GW has become.

The stuff that Mantic have recently come out with is great, but the images that I have seen this week are by far the most exciting for me. The video on Beasts of war shows them best. Follow the link to see what I mean.


Or if you would like to look at the mantic site click here

Now I'm off to see my new son.

Thanks

GrimJaw




Deepthought - what about all those bits?

Thursday, 9 December 2010 · 5 comments


I don't know about you but the picture above really rings bells for me. I have piles and piles like this in my house, and garage, and shed. Some are stored in boxes, some are still in their boxes and in turn they are in grouped boxes, some are clipped fromtheir fames and put carefully in a bits draw (I would like to point out that they were put there a long time ago when I had more free time) and most are just piled up and left to gather dust.

Now I know that you are thinking "Yeh so! we all have these piles of random model parts just in case we need them" The question I would like to ask is how much of the money you spend on your hobby is still sitting around on sprues gathering dust and not being used for anything constructive?

This for me riases more questions than answers and I would like to pass this out to the wonderful readers of this blog to discuss. Do you have any answer for the paradox that is piles and piles of sprues lying around. Do you know of anywhere you can get rid of them or swap needed parts with others. How do you deal with large sections of your money lying around doing nowt?

Over to you.

Thanks

GrimJaw

Under the microscope - Xmas Bash 2010

Wednesday, 8 December 2010 · 5 comments


As the Holiday season approaches and our short shut down for the year is about to begin we wanted to give you one more chance to play a few light harted seasonal games against your fellow gamers before santa brings you all the new troops you wanted for next year.

On Sat 18th and Sun 19th of December we will be running our Xmas Bash. On the Saturday you will be treated to three xmas themed games of Fantasy with the champion going away with a small seasonal suprise with the same for 40k on the Sunday.

For more infomation you can click the link below and download the pack for the weekend. As ususal payments will be taken on the day. 

This will be our last opening session of 2010. Normal service will resume on Tuesday 4th January. On the saturday night you are also invited to the Vague night out so that everyone can get to know each other in a social environment.

Let me be the first to say Merry Christmas!

Thanks

GrimJaw



Vague Roleplaying News -

Tuesday, 7 December 2010 · 0 comments


Once more its time for the weekly Vague News.  Every week brought to you humans at 4pm. This week we have 2 major role playing events. Firstly our Deathwatch campaign gains momentum as our intrpid team purge the unclean. We also have the beginning of our new D&D campaign, how long will you survive hehehehehehehe!

We also have plenty of room for Board games and any table top game that you would like to play.

As of this week, Friday 10th December we will be running Vampire The Masquerade every week on our new opening night of Friday.

So you can now come and enjoy your gaming experience on

Tuesdays: Vague Roleplaying 16:30 - 22:30
Wednesdays: Wargames Night 16:00 - 21:00
Thursdays: Late Night Opening 18:00 - 22:30
Fridays: Vague Roleplaying 16:30 - 22:30
Sundays: Weekend Gaming 12:00 - 17:00

If your interested in any roelplaying, tabletop gaming or board games then come down one night and have a look.

Thanks

Gonzo

Weekly Club News - Yorkshire Open

Monday, 6 December 2010 · 1 comments


At Hulls Angels we like to give you the opportunity to compete with each other and people from around Yorkshire as often as possible so we are pleased to present you with an opportunity to enter the Yorkshire Open at the beginning of next year.

We will be running two heats of the Yorkshire Open. The 40K heat runs on 19th February 2011 and the Fantasy heat runs on 26th February 2011. We can accomadate 40 players on each date and will be putting forward a number of players from these dates to the finals Wakefield Games Workshop in March.

The link below gives you access to the tournament pack that will give you all the info you need to take part.

All you need to do once you have read this is get in contact and book your place. You can do this by emailing ross@hulls-angels.co.uk Don't worry about payment hat will be taken at the beginning of each heat.

Thanks

GrimJaw

Army Spotlight - Grimlaks Marorderz!

Sunday, 5 December 2010 · 2 comments



Evening all.

Tonight we start our series on club members armies. Tonight we are looking at Marts Orks, Grimlaks Marorderz! A fine force that shows great examples with many of the elements of the hobby that we all hold dear, heres Mart to explain.

I have been playing Orks for two years now. I started them because I wanted to paint something roughly after a couple of years with Eldar.
I found very quickly a whole host of weathering techniques and such that as I kept painting I kept improving.
I think I now have the confidence to try and compete for a top army nomination with the next army I do - a pirate fleetKhorne CSM fleet known as Hells Teeth (I could call it Hulls Teeth now...
I aim to take a different list to each tourny I go to and the Kan list just seemed to fit with what I wanted.


My Shokk Attack Gun has provided all manner of of randomness that has literally brought me to tears! I have rolled a double one in 4 games now - not bad when thats out of 6 games! Sufficed to say I have dropped it now for another Big Mek with a Kustom Force Field.

Thanks Mart

Here are some images of the force as it stands now.







If you are interested in finding more out about Mart's Grimlaks Marorderz! just go to his Blog and have a look.


There are more arnies being photographed as we speak to be shown off to you. Watch this space for more.

Thnaks

GrimJaw


Weekly Wargames News - Lead Adventure

Friday, 3 December 2010 · 1 comments


Following on form my comments last wee on the vast ammount of wargames produce that goes unnoticed here is a great little company called Lead Adventure, they have some fantastic models with really querky designs and concepts. Just look





I know that Necromunda is fast beoming a habit for some of the gamers at the club. Hows about this for that start of a new gang!

For thise of you who want more just have a look here

Thanks

GrimJaw

Under the Micorscope

Thursday, 2 December 2010 · 2 comments


This week I thought I would cast the light on the clubs old friend Blue Boar Games. The club has had a strong connection with the website for quite some period now and any gamer, not just members of the club that shop there can benefit greatly. not only from cheap delivery but also a wide selection of gaming and roleplaying materials to be purchased. I caught up with Andy, the owner of BBG to ask some questions.

Hi Andy,

So why the name Blue Boar Games?

Ohhhhhh I think thats for me to know and you to work out.

Whats your ethos?

We want to sell good quality gaming, roleplaying and relaxation products at good prices with as little hassle to the customer as possible. 

What are the main products that you sell?

Well we have a number of different products from board games, DVD's and Video games to most types of roleplaying and tabletop games alongside CCG's, books and toys.
Our roleplaying games cover most areas of interest from historic greats like Call of Cthulhu to newer games like Dark Heresy and our Tabletop wargames section covers everything fromm SF and Fantasy to historical games from all eras of interest.

So whats different about you then?

We really want gamers to get the best for their money. We offer 20% off most purchases and also offer free delivery to the local wargames club, Hulls Angels. 

So how does the delivery bonus work for local gamers?

Well if you purchase a product from us and ask for it to be delivered to Hulls Angels For free you can then pick it up on any night that the club is open a wee after you have purchased it. We will send you an email telling you that it is art the club, all you have to do is go and see the guys at the club prove who you are and pick it up.

Thanks very much Andy see you soon.

As you can see if you are a member of the club then you will not only get 20% discount on all gaming and roleplaying products but you will also get them delivered free, I think youll find that there is a significant saving to be had here. You can access these savings by going to the webshop here and doing all your xmas shopping.

Thanks

GrimJaw

Deepthought - Choices Choices

Wednesday, 1 December 2010 · 0 comments


I have recently been looking at a site called Tabeltop Fix quite closely. I am fascinated by the broad choice of producs for our hobby that are out there and it seems to me that we focus on a very small proportion of them most of the time.

We all have our favorites that we play all the time but what sort of game would you try if you had the chance? would it be a roleplaying game for the first time, a historical game or even CCG's?

go on tell us what would you play if you had the chance post a comment about your next direction in the hobby.

thanks

GrimJaw

We are closed for the night

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Just a quick note to inform you that we will be shut on Wednesday 1st December due to the inclement weather we are experincing.

We will be open again on Thursday 2nd as usual for the normal ammount of time.

Thanks

GrimJaw

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The Hulls Angels Wargames club is run by a group of avid hobbyists with over 40 years experience of all aspects of the hobby. We aim to provide the people of Hull with a safe environment in which to explore all aspects of their hobby. The club boasts space for 20 gaming boards, room to paint and model, Also there is room for role players or just a place to chat. The group of people who run the club are:

GrimJaw – Chapter Master
A Teacher and avid gamer of over 25 year’s experience. He is very interested in modelling, community and the narrative of the Warhammer Universe. GrimJaw also runs Emperors Tarot It has been his long term goal to provide a proven fun, safe environment for the people of Hull to enjoy their hobby in.

Jaffa – Chaplain
An experienced Wargames club official. Jaffa has been on the committee of other Wargames clubs in the past. Working as our club secretary he is responsible for membership and making sure or paperwork is up to date. As a gamer he has a wide variety of armies for 40K and we are trying to convince him to play Warhammer.

Blagrot – Librarian
A tactical genius and master of detail. He can find a nasty army list in any force. Blagrot is an avid gamer and master of warfare who organises and runs our events. As an avid gamer Blagrot is only interested in making your gaming experience a positive as possible. Watch this space!

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