The first ever Warlord Games Day was a rip-roaring success, so in case you missed all the excitement, here’s what happened on the day:
On the 27th July, 400 people arrived at the great hall here at Warlord HQ. They consisted of most of Warlord’s staff members, others from the wargames industry at large, and of course members of the public – a mixture of gamers, painters, modellers, sculptors and artists, all looking forward to a great day.
The hall was set out with more than 20 participation games, including everything from Bolt Action, Hail Caesar and Black Powder to Witch Finder General and In Her Majesty’s Name. There were also painting tables, a range of trade stands where you could grab the latest models, and, if you looked hard enough, some exciting exclusive previews such as the huge Pegasus Bridge model and US Marine Corp plastics due for release next year!
In a side room there was a series of seminars from games designers Rick Priestley, Alessio Cavatore and Andy Chambers – discussing upcoming projects, Warlord studio manager Paul Sawyer – showing off the latest models, and sculpting supremos Michael and Alan Perry – passing on some inspiring tips and tricks of the trade. All of them were happy to answer questions and listen to the ideas and comments of the audience.
Meanwhile, there were tours of the Warlord factory, with demonstrations of the casting process for resin and metal miniatures. A few people even got to take away some freshly cast figures hot off the press.
Finally, the lucky winners of the Golden Tickets got a private tour of the design studio conducted by Warlord owner (and all-round nice chap) John Stallard, plus a goodie bag of toys to take home.
Everyone agreed it was a brilliant day, and you’ll be pleased to know that we are planning more Games Days as well as other events for the coming years. Watch this space!
We musn’t forget to give a big thank-you to the Sonnet Cafe for providing delicious grub to everyone who attended.
Thanks also to everyone who wrote a blog post about the day. If you want to read more, we’ve spotted these: