Monday, May 30, 2011

Northern Gathering 2011

SOTCW's Northern Gathering returns this year on September 17th in Barnsley! All members (and interested non-members) are welcome to what should be an interesting new venue.

Barnsley Association of Wargamers have offered us the use of their dedicated town-centre wargames room.

The Barnsley venue is handy for shops, transport links and food outlets. In a departure from previous arrangements we'll be starting at 12 noon but we have the venue until 8pm so I'm going to suggest that we plan to break at about 6pm and go for a meal before returning to complete any unfinished business.

For many years the Northern Gathering at Middlewood Hall (and later the Garrison Hotel) in Sheffield was a major event for SOTCW. Unfortunately we lost affordable access to both venues and since then the event has largely lapsed. I'm optimistic that this venue can see the Gathering returning returning to the SOTCW calendar as a regular event.

Rob Connolly has already made some noises about putting on a western desert game and I'm sure Mark Kniveton will provide 20mm goodness. But that still leaves room for at least three more games. Volunteers please!