Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Aeroventure Doncaster

Hi we will be running participation games of AA and FOF at Doncaster Air museum on 5th Sept 10.00-14.00 to raise funds for the Royal British Legion ,raffle tickets also on sale

. The museum will have all its regular exhibits but a special display celebrating the willys jeep. http://www.aeroventure.org.uk/index.php


Monday, 30 August 2010


Just returned from a lovely holiday in Scotland ,post some interesting pics soon .The raffle tickets are selling well so make sure you get yours now .
Part of the Black Watch Monument

Friday, 20 August 2010

Raffle tickets on line

Thanks to wargames Emporium tickets for our raffle to aid the royal British Legion are now available on line, please be aware that this at the moment is only on the old web site

the service will be on the new site soon

Also be aware if you win any prizes and require them posting P&P will have to be covered by yourself.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Raffle -all the latestdetails

Hi just to stop you hunting through my Blog ,all the details are in this post (I think? )
Prizes and Sponsers:

* Irregular Miniatures £5.00 gift voucher
* SIGNED COPIES OF ALL AMBUSH ALLEY IN PRINT BOOKS - Ambush Alley - Force on Force - Ambush Valley -Day of the Rangers - Operation Uruzgan - Ambush Z

* Caliver Books- a 5 issue subscription to Battle Games Magazine
* Two Fat Lardies 1 each of : through the mud and the blood -Charlie don't surf -Bag the Hun- Le Fau Sacre
* West Wind have donated 1 of each of:
Secrets of the 3rd Reich Rule book-
German zombies pack 1-
German zombies pack 3 -
Doomsday book
* Baccus 5 prizes : 1 x French 1806-1812 army pack- Polemos acw- Polemos Napoleonic- Polemos Franco Prussian war- Polemos Napoleonic companion
* North star 1 x 28mm fallschirmjager 24 figure box set
* Osprey 2x Fields of Glory Renaissance rule book 2 x war of religion
* S&S - 28 mm panzer 4 - 28mm jeep28mm - 75mm howitzer
*Warlord Games
Box set of Waffen ss
Box set of Roman Veterans
Fallschirmjager Tank hunters blister
Box set of Scottish Highlanders
Box of ECW cuirrassiers
Pak 40 blister pack
81 mm morter blister pack
*Gripping Beast – 1 x BRIT08 – 1 x ANZAC 08 – 1 x HVA04 – 1 x VIK24
Grubby Tanks 1 x painted 20 mm tiger 11

41 individual Prizes up for grabs.
£1.00 for a strip of five tickets =£1.00 5 chances to win
on sale from Wargames Emporium Sheffield store only
John Grayson and myself at clubs and shows etc.
What do you win : what you want you pick be in Wargames Emporium for the draw and if yor ticket comes out you pick from the prizes that are left, if you cant be there jot down your first 3 choices and leave with your ticket seller
when and where is the draw Wargames Emporium ,13th November 2010 at 1pm

Ther may be more prizes I did contact over 40 manufacturers but only recieved replies from the ones above, Wargames Emporium are asking the others if they can donate and hoping a stockist might succeed where I failed ,but with the recession etc. who knows ,I will keeep you posted.
And again a big thank you to all the ones that have donted already.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Malayan war

Just managed to get round to basing and undercoating my Inkerman mayalan war Brits ,Ghurkas and communist s and they are fantastic castings ,some poor pics hereonce I've painted a few I will post more. I am going to use Ambush Valley rules just playing with the stats at moment .For the eagle eyed amongst you there are a few zombies in there as well for Ambush Z

Monday, 16 August 2010

Kelham Island 1940's weekend

A couple of pictures of some of Lelhams exhibits

During the school holidays we had a family visit to a local museum called Kelham island ,a city center site of old steel works and the famous little mesters workshops. There was a 1940's weekend in progress when we visited which was great fun and a lot of military exhibits from sheffields war efforts were on display plus a lot of older weapons .During our visit we met an extraordinary chap called Geoff Blore who runs an excellent book store called Dicky Bloods Books .This remakable gent prints and distributes books that focus the ordinary service men and are mainly biographys concerning ww2 I bought a copy of SAVED BY THE BOMB by Brian Carter which covers his story from being a school boy at the start of the war to enlisting with the Navy commanding a landing craft on D-Day and being sent t help with the proposed invasion of Japan. wonderful book ,please visit the website. http://www.dickybloodsbooks.net/.

Friday, 13 August 2010


Here are some of the goodies on offer in our Raffle. 41 fantastic prizes that means if you buy 9 strips of tickets you could win the lot for only£9.00 thats a great offer ,plus you will be helping a fantastic charity .

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Ambush Alley

The signed books from Ambush Alley will be :

Ambush Alley
Force on Force
Ambush Valley
Day of the Rangers
Operation Uruzgan
Ambush Z

6 fantastic books all signed by Shawn , Peggy and Robby . this takes our prize total to over £600 so get buyingthose tickets only £1.00 for 5 chances to win.

Gripping Beast Prizes

Gripping Beast have donated 4 blister packs to our raffle:
1 x BRIT08 Characters
1 x ANZAC08 Character set 1
1 x HVA04 Ragnar Lothbrok
1 x VIK24 Viking Victory

Wednesday, 11 August 2010


Just to keep things clear .....
Tickets are now on sale
£1.00 for a strip of 5 tickets
Tickets can be purchased from Wargames Emporium Orchard Square Sheffield
From Myself and John Grayson as we travel around the wargames clubs we will also be running Participation Ambush Alley games at Doncaster Air Museum on Sept 5th

Draw will be made in the Wargames Emporium At 1.00 pm on sat 13th November 2010
All proceeds to Royal British Legion

More Prizes

Warlord Games have sent a fantastic range of their lovely figures for prizes .
Waffen ss 20 figure box set
Cuirrassiers 12 fig box set
Fallschirmjager 81mm morter & crew Blister
Fallschirmjager PAK 40 & crew Blister
Highland Clansmen 19 figure box set
Imperial Roman Veteren 20 figure box set
Fallschirmjager Tank hunters Blister

Its got to be worth buying a few tickets just for a chance to get these excellent figures.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Tickets on sale

Hi the Raffle tickets for the Royal British Legion go on sale tomorrow at Wargames Emporium in Sheffield and Myself and John Grayson will be taking them around the wargames clubs hoping to sell a few, they will be £1.00 for 5 tickets ,yeah only £1.00 for 5 chances to win some fantastic wargames stuff.

If any clubs in yorkshire would like us to come along one night to answer questions on Ambush Alley games and hopefully raise funds please let me know either via this blog or Ambush Alley forum or my email Hrichard77@aol.com. full prize listing up soon