Announcement: Warlord Games Open Day 2018

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The Countdown is on for the Warlord open day on Saturday 22nd September. Your ticket gets you all day entry (under 14s free) and our special event miniature. We have a whole host of guests, partners and activities going on and we would love to see you there. Order your ticket here.

We’re all incredibly excited to invite you down to Warlord HQ on 22nd September for a day packed full of wargaming goodness.

We’ve got a wide range of events going on throughout the day, from a Black Powder seminar with the celebrated Rick Priestley to the first Blood Red Skies tournament and all sorts of fantastic participation games. You’ll also get access to exclusive miniatures and all sorts of deals and offers.

If you can’t attend, we’ve partnered with Beasts of War who will be live-streaming the whole event and providing media coverage alongside our own Web and Events teams.

Tickets are available on our webstore for £10. We’ve only got 300 available, so get in quick before they’re all gone.

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Open Day Events

Black Powder 2

We’ll be launching the brand new edition of Black Powder at the event. It’ll be the first time that the new rulebook is available to buy, and we’ll have the author Rick Priestley on hand to sign copies. He’ll also be hosting a seminar with John Stallard to talk about the new game.

The Warlord Games Open Day will be the first chance to get your hands on the excellent new Black Powder Second Edition. Order your copy of Black Powder 2 today via our award-winning Customer Service team on 0115 978 4495 and collect at our Games Day – 3 weeks early!


Blood Red Skies

We’ve pulled out all the stops to put together a fantastic tournament for the Open Day. We’re inviting 16 people to put their dogfighting skills to the test, hosted by Richard Carlisle from the Web Team and Ken Natt from the Blood Red Skies community.

More information on the tournament is available in this PDF: BRS Tournament v1

Bolt Action

The ever-popular Bolt Action is showcased across four beautiful tables, hosted by Gary and Colin Betts. We’ll be hosting introductory games for new players and participation games for seasoned veterans.

Strontium Dog

Game designer Andy Chambers will be running introduction games for this fantastic new system, supported by members of our events team.

Beyond the Gates of Antares

We’ll be running three introductory games for our hit sci-fi system, alongside the opportunity to beat Warlorder Bernard at his own game – bring your own force down and grind his Isorians into dust. We’ll have more information on this closer to the big day.

Pike & Shotte

We’re taking to the Scottish highlands with a truly massive recreation of the Battle of Auldearn, created in collaboration with the Friends of General Haig.

Meet the Studio

You’ll have the opportunity to meet the mad minds behind Warlord Games, from the game designers and sculptors to the artists and painters. An opportunity not to be missed!

Warlord Tour

Get a peek behind the scenes at how we cast our metal miniatures with caster supremo Pete Hely.

Attending Friends and Partners

Wargames Illustrated, Wargames Soldier and Strategy magazines, Clockwork Goblin, Mantic, Wargames World Scenics, North Star, River Horse.


Time: Title: Hosts:
11:15am Pike & Shotte and Hail Caesar Rick & Steve
12:00pm Blood Red Skies Andy
12:45pm Black Powder 2 Rick & John
1:30pm Bolt Action Allesio & Paul
2:15pm Beyond the Gates of Antares Rick & Tim
3:00pm Strontium Dog Andy, Paul & Gav
3:45pm Warlord Games Paul & John
Tom Mecredy
Tom spends most of his time buying books and painting miniatures. He enjoys putting animals on the bases of his miniatures and half-finishing side projects. Some say that he lives in a tower on top of some windswept northern hill with his wife and cow-patterned cat, Spaghetti.