Tables etc at Foundry


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Post Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:05 pm

Tables etc at Foundry

As Oldhammer Day approaches, I thought I should get in touch to see if we could have some information on your table requirements! The premises in Nottingham had tables permanently laid out, but here in East Stoke we have the tables stored around our buildings and in the barns of local farmers. Also, whereas we had one huge space in Nottingham, here we have a chain of connecting rooms: We are just knocking the last three together so we will have 10 spaces for you. Only some of the spaces will be able to take very large tables. We can probably also organize a big tent in the middle of the courtyard if we know that it is needed. It would be useful if he could let us have your best estimate of the number and size of tables that you might need, and also your best guess at the level of attendance. This would help us to roughly estimate possible food requirements.

Cheers Bryan

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Potential “Bring and Battle” at Oldhammer
When I was a young wargamer in the late 1960s, the wargaming hobby was just starting up and bring and battle events were popular.
The idea was that participants could turn up at any point during the day, bringing with them an agreed number of units. Typically this might be three units: perhaps of specific types and or points values. They would usually just plonk their units down and join in the battle, or perhaps they could roll to see if they came in on a flank [with pluses for cavalry units etc.]
This might work out well as an Oldhammer event for anyone who wanted a spot of casual gaming and the opportunity for anybody to join in whenever they liked irrespective of them being strangers to the group.
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Post Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:32 pm

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Hi Bryan, I'm not really involved with any of the organisation of the games directly, but there's a rough timetable in this thread: http://forum.oldhammer.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=2991

It basically breaks down as 1 table needed for Friday afternoon and at least 5 on each Saturday and Sunday (not sure on sizes required).

I'm sure the game organisers will wade in shortly with exact requirements!
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Post Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:42 pm

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Hi Bryan, could I have a large (12x6 or similar) table for the big Siege game that runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

I'm also involved in a big Epic game on Sunday which will also need a large table - 12x6 again please.

Thanks for having us back and organising all this!
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Post Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:55 pm

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Hi Bryan, could I have a large table, maybe 5 foot square for a sci-fi game. It doesn't need any terrain or scenery as I'm bringing it all just plain old tables. It'll be in use all weekend. Cheers.
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Post Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:05 pm

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Hey,

I would like 2 separate 6by4 tables for all Saturday and some sort of 28mm Sci Fi terrain for one of them, thankies :)
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Post Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:44 am

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For Sunday could I have a largish (ideally bigger than 6'x4', maybe 9'x5'?) table for our chaos & orcs vs undead game? Around 3-4,000 points per side if that helps.

You might want to check with Gaj / weazil if you haven't already what table requests there's been through the booking form over and above the 'event' games.

Many thanks in advance,

Paul / Grumdril
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Post Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:13 am

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For the Heroquest game on Sunday a 6x4 table would be great, doesn't need to have any scenery or pretty flocking. :)

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Post Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:44 am

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Hi Chaps

These are the allocations as I have them, based on my understanding of the resources Marcus described earlier this year:

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Chico: I don't understand why you need two 6x4's? As I see it, you're using the same table for two different events that don't conflict with each other?

Also, as regards the peculiar sizes (9x5 or 5x5, for example) - I'm afraid we don't have that much choice :) Most of the tables will be your typical 6x4 tables, with three noted exceptions - the single 12x6, the two 8x4's and the three 7x7s (none of which have been allocated). The 7x7's are beautiful, and ideally suited to skirmishing, but note that reaching the middle will be quite hard. All three depict rolling grassy hills, so are not ideally placed for an urban landscape, but could be ideally used for anything else.

I hope this helps. Bryan - I will PM you directly.

EDIT: Also worth noting - I've allocated the tables based on special requests from the organisers, then based on my own interpretation of what is necessary, trying to preserve the largest tables for the larger sounding events. Essentially, I've used a 'what you need' not 'what you want' approach. I've done this to protect resources for events that have grown from their original planned size.
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Post Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:13 am

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Hello! JellyRovers/Arcangeli here just to say I can easily make do with a lot smaller table than 6'x4' if that is easier?

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Post Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:20 am

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Hi JellyRovers

Thanks for the offer, but at the moment, things are okay - we still have clear tables. I think the 6x4s are the smallest they have, I think (apart from the actual tables below the gaming boards, I suppose). I'll keep it in mind if we do have any troubles, though - thanks!
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