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Warhammer Age Of Sigmar club night

We have started to host monthly Age of Sigmar club nights at Derby Wargames Society.

The next planned night is Thursday 3rd March.

Last time we had 8 players here all playing Age of Sigmar, I can’t remember the last time we had so many people playing Warhammer!

If you want to come along and join in you can do, it’s easier than ever to squeeze an extra player into a game, but it will also help to try and book a game in advance.

Anyone is welcome to come along and play, the club is open as normal not just for Age of Sigmar players but we are taking an effort to encourage a good turn out for 1 Warhammer night a month.

If you have never been to Derby Wargames before, we meet every Monday and Thursday night at 7.00pm until 11.00pm and play all manner of Tabletop games including Miniature wargames, Board games and CCG’s.  You are of course welcome to play AoS on any club night.

The clubs venue is:

The Victory Club (previously known as Allenton Royal British Legion)
85 Chellaston Road
DE24 9AF

For more details keep an eye on the clubs Facebook page.

Here are a few pics from our last Age of Sigmar night



20th/21st April 2013 WRG 7thEd Competition & Open Gaming

DWS will be hosting the Derby Delights WRG 7th Ed competition, run by David Hutchby on the weekend of 20th and 21st April 2013 see his website for more information.

Along with the competition we’re also opening up the room for Open Gaming at just £2 per person per day.

Door opens 9.30am
Close 4.30pm

Bring any game you like – a perfect opportunity to play those massive ‘all dayer’ games or an exciting series of smaller board & card games.

Space may be limited, so please let us know if you’re thinking of attending.

Open Gaming Day 28th October 2012

A full day of Open Gaming at Derby Wargames Society.

Sunday 28th October 2012

Entrance £2 per person – stay as long as you like.

Door opens 9.00am
Close 5.30pm

Bring any game you like – a perfect opportunity to play those massive ‘all dayer’ board games or an exciting series of smaller board & card games

Or you could pull together a couple of tables and play a huge apocalypse style game of 40k or other wargame of your choice.

Get together with enough people and you could arrange an impromptu small scale casual tourney for wargames or card games.

The choice is yours.

Malifaux Demo Night – Thurs 22nd March

Anybody fancy trying a miniatures game with more than a few differences?
A game that uses cards instead of dice? :shock:
A game that isn’t set in the far future or distant past? :shock:
A game without Elves or Dwarves? :o
A game that does include Cowboys, Zombies, Living Nightmares and Mad scientists :shock:
A game with a low start up cost? :D

On Thursday 22nd March 2012 Mitch (Stern on the Mailfaux forums) will be hosting a Malifaux demo night at Derby Wargames Society for anybody who fancies trying out the game ‘Malifaux’ or simply wants to see what all the crazy miniatures are for.

It looks like it’s going to be a great night which should see visitors popping over from Burton as well as the demoes being run by a very experienced Malifaux player in the form of Mitch (Stern on the Malifaux forums).

You can find out more about Malifaux at the main website here’s a bit of a taste of what to expect:

Based in an alternate Earth, Malifaux uses gothic, steampunk, Victorian horror with a dose of the wild west to inject fun and depth into the magical lawlessness of a world rife with monsters, necropunks, man-machine hybrids, gunslingers, and power-hungry politicos. Actively using character-driven stories to define the world of Malifaux, seek your fortune in this fast-paced and brutal 32mm tabletop miniature skirmish game. Assemble your crew and stake your claim!

Spirit Games supporting Derby Wargames Society

Those lovely people at Spirit Games in Burton on Trent have kindly agreed to support Derby Wargames Society, here’s what Phil from Spirit had to say:

“As a club member can now ask for and get a 10% volume discount off anything at Spirit Games regardless of how much you buy. This applies to everything except for Magic;the Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh”

Phil also mentioned that Spirit Games would like to be kept informed of what’s being played when, so that they can help to send new players our way, so give them a call with any new plans as well as putting them on the club forum.

So if you’re a member of Derby Wargames Society and fancy getting an extra discount when buying your next batch of new shiny toys be sure to drop over at Spirit Games!

40k Kill Team League : Jan 5th – Feb 27th

We’re running a 40k Kill Team league at Derby Wargames Society on monday and thursday evenings during January and February. So if you fancy trying your hand at something a bit different to your usual games come and join in.

Each kill team plays from a minimum of 5 games up to a maximum of 10 games and their results are averaged out to provide a final tally. Ties are broken by your kill rating (how many unsaved wounds you’ve caused over the course of the league).

For full rules here’s the 40k Kill Team – league rules.

An evening with Mantic Games

Derby Wargames Society are pleased to announce that we’ll be hosting an evening with Mantic Games.

On Thursday 21 April 2011 at Derby Wargames Society you’ll be able to meet and talk to Ronnie Renton, the ‘boss’ at Mantic Games.

Planned for the evening are demo & participation games of the Kings of War fantasy mass combat wargame and the new boardgame Dwarf King’s Hold, you’ll also get to see Mantics own collection of painted minis.

There may even be some prizes up for grabs – so get it in your diary and come on down to Derby Wargames Society for some wargaming goodness.

Check out the flyer for more details.

Warhammer is here!

Warhammer is here!!

The game has just moved into its 8th Edition of the rules and promises to be fantastic!  An all new full colour rule book shows off how great the game is going to be, so dig out your old armies and pop down to the club to give it a go.

Derby Wargames Society members can also get some great discounts on the new book.  More details of this can be found in the members section of the forums

Get on the forums, arrange some games and lets see you all playing it down the club!

Demolition Derby Results

So the first DWS 40k Event has been run and won, names taken and asses kicked.

The winners were

1st: Rob Sims
2nd: Siong Yiam Chuah
3rd: Ben Martin
Best Painted: Nick Cox
Best Sport: Dave Grant
Best Derby Wargames Society Member: Alan Paton in 4th

Congratulations to all the winners and particularly Alan only missing out on 3rd in his home event by a single point.

Thanks to Alex West , Ash Mitchell, Myles Davies and Declan Walters for helping run things on the day.

Full results can be found in the events section.