Thursday, 25 December 2014

Legacy of the Rorkes Drift Heroes.

I put a stop  on wargaming presents this year so I could get through my mountain of zulu war stuff for next years British Legion Games , but Elaine my partner bought me the 10 volume set of Legacy books by Kris Wheatley the story of the lesser known defenders of Rorkes Drift .The research started with one of her own ancestors Caleb Wood and this developed into this 10 book set ,on recent visit to Ruddington cemetery  , the Nottinghamshire graveyard with 3 Rorkes Drift defenders graves we popped into the local museum and Elaine got the complete set of books and hid them away for santa .I have only skimmed through them but already hooked some really fascinating stories of the little known heroes and their mixed fortunes after the battle .  I will do a more in depth review as I finish each volume .Find out more here

The 3 Defenders graves at Ruddington

The books 

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Raffle draw

A great day at the War Games Emporium for our raffle draw ,I would like to thank John and all the staff at the Emporium for not only giving us a place to hold the draw but also selling tickets as well ,a massive thanks to all the sponsors listed below and to every one who bought tickets and to all the forum organisers that allowed me to advertise our event . To John Grayson and Steven Holden for their help today Of course our biggest thanks to our service men and women and to the Royal British Legion .

Flags of War   - Gift Vouchers
Sheffield War Games Society   -Triples Tickets
Underfire Miniatures -20mm Figures
Ambush Alley Games -Loads of prizes inc Books ,15mm Miniatures etc.
Gripping Beast -Rule Book
Empress Miniatures -28mm Figures
Brigade Models -28mm WW1
Tim Gow- Books
Warlord Games -28mm Figures and Vehicles
Dashing Dice Games _ a massive starter set of everything
Rogue Miniatures -28mm Figures
RH Models _20mm Figures
Elheim _ Gift Voucher
Diplomatist Books -Gift Voucher
Plastic Soldier Company - 20mm Vehicles.
Crooked Dice -2 prizes of stater set vouchers
S&S -£20. voucher
Dear Tony Blair blog spot  -Figures 
Dave Parsons-Painting voucher 
Nexus Miniatures -assortment of resin and metal figures 

Nexus miniatures 

Some of the prizes

more of the prizes

Some of the lucky winners 
I will inform the on line winners with in the next couple of days of what they have won . 

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

almost on us

Well the day of the raffle is almost here and prizes are still arriving the box of goodies from Dashing Dice Games arrived today  ,a box full of goodies the rules and all the figures you need to play Witch Finder General . Nexus miniatures have posted their full range of limited edition spies to us so eagerly waiting for them . Looking forward to seeing you all at the Emporium on Saturday

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Nexus miniatures raffle donation

Nexus Miniatures a small UK company have donated a full set of their Limited run Resin Figures ,the Post Office has struck again losing yet another parcel but Nexus have kindly popped another set in the post  visit Nexus web store a       t