A brief introduction to the club and Warhammer...
After a successful first meet where eight lads enjoyed getting together over the Christmas holidays in Dec 2004 we booked the Memorial Room at Old Buckenham Village Hall for January 05 meet where we had 14 turning up. An increase in numbers to 20 saw us move to the main hall for February’s meeting.
July 2005 saw us joining the Gaming Club Network which necessitated us becoming a bona fide club with a set of rules and membership fee being introduced. The meetings have now become a regular fixture on the 1st Sunday of the month. Meetings consist mainly of both Warhammer Fantasy and 40k battles along with some training skirmishes for the beginners.
To the uninitiated, Warhammer games are fantasy based using models, with armies consisting of elves, dwarfs, orcs and goblins etc and is played out on boards using dice and rulers. The games are very complicated involving magic and psychology as well as shooting and hand to hand combat. A lot of time is also spent making and painting the models and scenery. The time spent by the older lads helping the younger ones do battle was a great credit to them, whilst the concentration shown by the young ’uns over the 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours of gaming is amazing - something their teachers rarely experience in the classroom I’m sure.
We have a wide range of ages in the group from 10 upwards. New members (including beginners) are welcome - all you need is at least one unit of models, but please let me know if you want to come along so we have an idea of numbers. There is an minimum age limit of 12, those under 12 must be accompanied by a parent. Cost is £3.00 per session. Membership is currently £5. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meetings start at 2pm with a 5pm finish for the under 14s and a 6pm finish for those 14 and over. Adults can continue playing into the evening if need be. It's a long time to be playing a board game for those under 12 (the recommended minimum age as given by Games Workshop is 12), if you don't think you can last that long without misbehavin' you can come along for half a session, we'll try and fit you in.