Saturday, October 22, 2011


This week has seen a flurry of activity with regard to registration for the Fantasy tournament. It really has been quite remarkable. This morning the final spot for the Fantasy tournament was taken. We now have twenty-six players on each day!

Of course from time to time life gets in the way and someone has to change their plans. If you would like to be on a waiting list just drop us a line at and we'll add you.

There are some prizes which I didn't mention last post. For Best Army Presentation there will be some more goodies from Warhammer World. For 40K there will be a print of a piece of Grey Knight artwork, along with a softback art book, with Warhammer World exclusive.
For Fantasy there is a print of the Gutsman character from Ogre Kingdoms and another copy of the art book.

There will be other items and happenings to announce so watch this space!

Chris Jones,
(A very happy) Tournament Organiser

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Of Dice and Men

We will have sets of these red dice, with our logo for this year's event on the '6' side, for sale over the Foodhammer weekend. There also will be "limited run" dice for auction!!

And in regard to the "of men" portion, due to an administrative fubar, there are now 26 players for this year's Foodhammer 40K.  Thirteen tables of dice-rolling awesomeness.


We also have some wonderful prizes to announce, thanks to a generous donation by the good people of Bugman's Bar at GW HQ in Nottingham, UK we have two copies of The Bugman's Game to give away, one on each day.  Bugman's Bar is the ONLY place in the world where you can purchase this game.  It's a great social exercise involving getting your dwarf's table loaded up with food and ale while avoiding (or not) the NPCs roaming around the board, and scuppering your opponent's efforts to get loaded up too!

There will of course be other prizes for other categories.  To be announced! We're not giving everything away at once - just want to keep you interested ;-)


One of our good friends received not one but two copies of Aurelian, the new Horus Heresy novella by Aaron Dembski-Bowden, limited to 3000 copies world wide.  He decided to donate his spare copy to the event for us to auction off. The Gold Edition was signed by the author and was so sought after Black Library's server crashed on the day of release due to the demand.  There will be a SILENT AUCTION for this exclusive tome.  There will be a box placed in the store over the weekend where you can place your sealed bid.  The highest bid in the box at the end of the weekend gets the book.  If there's a tie, there'll have to be a game of Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock, best four of seven.


While we visited Warhammer World in early October, we managed to procure some posters.  First off is a poster of the 40K Fifth Edition cover art, signed by the artist Alex Boyd.  Then we have a Island of Blood promo poster signed by members of the design studio and finally a poster of some finely painted Chaos miniatures signed by members of the 'Eavy Metal team.  These will also be put up for sealed bid auction. 

If you're playing, then while you're at it add to the excitement and place a bid or buy some dice to help your game along.  If you're not playing in the tournament then by all means bring a food donation (non-perishable, please) and place a bid or buy some dice - proceeds of course going to the Langley Food Bank!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

40K Tournament is FULL

After the VanHammer 2011 tournament was held at GameStars recently, we decided to cut the number of spaces available in each day to 24.  This was purely a logistics move.  There is a waiting list, though - should any of our participants have to drop out.  Please email if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.

For now, here is a list of the 40K players signed up for the Saturday: List of 40K players