Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Warhammer World Nottingham

Me and a friend of mine decided to do a road trip to the Games workshop HQ in Nottingham. I had emailed a few days before and arranged to have gaming table waiting for us. We had a three and a half hour drive to Nottingham, But it went really fast actually. And we where being proper geeks all the way there. Started off with the Transformers Animated feature movie from the 80's sound track. And just as we arrived at Nottingham somehow we had the Game of thrones soundtrack playing, Turned out to be rather fitting for the situation being as it was hammering it down with Snow.

We arrived at games workshop HQ, only to be greeted by a 15ft tall Space marine statue, and all the building around all bared the imperial Aquila.

As we rolled into the car park, we where met by an awesome site, a replica of a Ultramarines Rhino.

We took a walk around the hall of miniatures, Now at this point i kinda got a bit meh with it. when I was younger around 13 ish. You went on a Huge tour. And they had the massive Siege at the Emperors palace with the Gigantic Imperial class titans fighting each other. they also had an entire Ultramarine Chapter displayed. and many many more awesome large displays. Now they have a small room with lots of glass cabinets. its still lovely to walk around, But its nothing like it used to be.

Here are some shots from the hall of minatures

People who are in there late 20's and older will recognize this model from a white dwarf . 

After a tour around we visited Bugmans bar. This is a bar/restaurant that is modeled to look like and old dwarf tavern. The food was so cheap here, and gorgeous to boot. This may be because I'm a southerner, and i get stitched up on things like food prices. but very impressed. 

We had are coffee and breakfast and moved onto the huge GW shop that is adjoined to the massive gaming hall that looks like an empire castle. we had a great chat with the guys who worked there and i could not decide if i wanted the Realm of battle board or the brass scorpion. Logic would of been go for the battleboard as it will get used all the time. but i still ended up ordering the brass scorpion. We sat down to are stunning Battlefield, the ones we drool over in white dwarf. that had been reserved for us. 

now let me talk about this for a moment. go to GW website, hit warhammer world tab. and look at all the battlefields. then choose a few you like. and post them in the order that you would most like to play on till least like to play on. the guys will then reserve the table for you. ALL DAY. and when i say all day. the place is open from 10am to 10pm. 12 hours you have the battle fields for. and did i mention this service is FREE. yes play on the iconic battle fields you see in white dwarf battle reps and displays for 12 hours for FREE.

Anyway, two hours into our battle and one of the guys from the shop walks over and hands me and my friend our forge world purchases. 2 hours after ordering they are there for you. what an awesome service. I even tried my luck and asked if i could get a Tau Manta (ya know that huge 4ft wingspan Tau manta that costs £900) and yes two hours for that as well.

After our battle in which my Night lords lost to those damn Grey knights, We went for a spot of dinner in Bugmans bar. before setting in for a long drive back. All in all an awesome day. If you haven't been why the hell not.