New Club Subs Policy

New Club Subs Policy

With our new move and and expansion, so we have expanded and updated the Club Sub policy. The original policy was the established £5 which saw a games member getting a £2 bar voucher or two £1.00 bar vouchers for the venue we were in such as the excellent Vat and Fiddle. 

New Club Subs Policy


  • Gaming at HobbySpotz Subs £3*
  • Tuesday Night Board Game Socials £5 Inc Money off drink vouchers
  • Pay Monthly £25* All Open Events (Inc Tuesday Socials)

Monthly Membership Get 8 hour print time credit for The Minifactorum.


  • Annually Sponsor us £200
  • Or 6 Months Sponsorship £110
  • Quarterly Sponsorship £60

Sponsors get  priority booking on events. And Quarterly 30 hours print time credit for The Minifactorum.


Please ask us about what print time credit can get you mini or terrain wise

Print Time Credit FAQ :-


As a club sponsor we want to thank you for your input and reward you with some tangible hobby goodness. Our best way to do this is to let you take advantage of our relationship with both Carpe Ludum and its tenants. One of the founding tenants is The Minifactorum a 3D print service and supplier of consumables parts and training. So the credit can be used against the time element of the cost of a print (commercially licensed) or your use of their facilities (your files your print).


So there are two choices and both of them can be mixed and matched to suit you. We have a number of files:- terrain or minis or even gadgets that can be printed for you. Or you can use the machines yourself subject to supervision and introductory course. The only extra you need to pay is for materials worked out at the time of printing.

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Nottingham Roleplay Nights

Events: Current Situation

We are actively looking for new players and GM’s to play, meet, and socialize. Its about getting back into and more people gaming.


Welcome to the Nottingham Board and Wargames Club Roleplay Gaming Nights; These were running as Wednesday Night Roleplay gaming sessions however with the covid-19 outbreak we have shifted to an online service RollD20. So DM’s, GM’s and players alike we’ve missed you all. This will be the Nottingham Board and Wargames Club – Drinks and Dice Nottingham active games which we are pushing,  through we currently lack a Games master in Residence.

We are hoping to deliver one of these at least each calendar month, and have table and space available. We are currently seeing a group play D&D on a Thursday.

More groups welcome.

Drinks and Dice Nottingham FB Group is a great place where you will find a mix of games and game masters. All the games on the night will be potential short adventures to help new players to get in to Role playing (See below) and facilitate new games of various one shots, the details of the games on offer for this session will continue to be included below in future updates.

The RPG and the Tuesday Night tabletop Games Night is often a good place to meet up with players and gamemasters and to set up a new regular game and we try to facilitate this were we can.

What is Roleplaying

Excerpt from WikiPedia

role-playing game (sometimes spelled roleplaying game;[1][2] abbreviated RPG) is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting. Players take responsibility for acting out these roles within a narrative, either through literal acting, or through a process of structured decision-making regarding character development.[3] Actions taken within many games succeed or fail according to a formal system of rules and guidelines.[4]

There are several forms of role-playing games. The original form, sometimes called the tabletop role-playing game (TRPG), is conducted through discussion, whereas in live action role-playing (LARP), players physically perform their characters’ actions.[5] In both of these forms, an arranger called a game master (GM) usually decides on the rules and setting to be used, while acting as the referee; each of the other players takes on the role of a single character.[6]

Several varieties of RPG also exist in electronic media, such as multiplayer text-based Multi-User Dungeons (MUDs) and their graphics-based successors, massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs). Role-playing games also include single-player role-playing video games in which players control a character, or team of characters, who undertake(s) quests, and may include player capabilities that advance using statistical mechanics. These electronic games sometimes share settings and rules with tabletop RPGs, but emphasize character advancement more than collaborative storytelling.[7][8]

This type of game is well-established, so some RPG-related game forms, such as trading/collectible card games (CCGs) and wargames, may not be included under the definition. Some amount of role-playing activity may be present in such games, but it is not the primary focus.[9] The term role-playing game is also sometimes used to describe games involving roleplay simulation and exercises used in teaching, training, and academic research

One of our previous Organisers ; Play testing a RPG game by its designer.

Blurb Coming soon…

So what we offer and things we have done

You can find all sorts of games in our tables, ranging from the classics like Dungeons and Dragons and Paranoia or Warhamer Fantasy Roleplay V1, to more recent publications, such as Starfinder; Star Trek Adventures; Pathfinder; or new age indie games including from local talents and writers.

With space to offer at least half a dozen games at our premises and gaming venues; and numerous games online to choose from, you’ll always find something to suit your gaming needs.

We have also held RPG prototyping and playtesting for some of the major industry RPG Publishers and their core developers.

Nottingham Board and Wargames Club – RPG Nexus

Gaslands Gaming

Specialist Gaming Nights and Regular Gaming Sessions

Shoot, ram, skid, and loot your way through the ruins of civilization with Gaslands: and Gaslands Refuelled, the tabletop miniature wargame of post-apocalyptic vehicular mayhem.

Bring or borrow cars as we warm up with standard Death Races ahead of the possible organised play events. We’ll be aiming to try out some of the other missions from the rulebook during this session!

Ramshackle Games Car Conversion Sets

So with our new Club house and gaming space you can get to look at two of our options here So we either run dedicated ‘Join us for an evening or session of Gaslands!, or you can look at running a game of Gaslands amongst your selves and we have terrain for it.

It doesn’t matter whether you’ve played before, or are just interested in trying out Osprey Wargames fantastic Car Wars Game

We’ll also be running a games where new players and newbies can go with the ‘Learn to Play’ session as part of our event so those interested should pop down or ask about it.

We ave an idea that as we progress Players will create their own team of two cars and turn up to take part in a series of games. Cars may be either 1/64th or 1/43rd scale (diecast or resin conversions – The sort of crap you get in toy stores and £1`stores) and there will be comments made on or for the best design.

Whether you are a fan of the Classic version or the Refulled version with all new material including expanded and enhanced perks, sponsors, vehicle types, and weapons.

Ramshackle Games Car Conversion Sets

The expanded Gaslands: Refuelled contains everything a budding wasteland warrior needs to build and customize their fleet of vehicles in this harsh post-apocalyptic future. Featuring a host of options for scenarios, environmental effects, and campaigns, allowing players to create their anarchic future.

An opportunity to share the hobby, hang out with gamers from different areas and have fun.


Terrain Building and built on the Thursday Night Hobby Hangout.


Game Overview:

The original Gaslands used an X-Wing-style manoeuvre templates system to move vehicles around the environment, with players shifting up and down gears to adjust their speed and turn order.
Skid dice inject an added element of risk taking, of wiping out while turning, and cars could shoot at or ram into each other to wreck opponents.

The game uses Matchbox ™ Style  Cars converted and painted to add a sense of style and realism to the game but are not essential. If you are interested in Conversions and painting such models check out the Hobby Hang Out – Thursday Night Hobby Night Page.

Gaslands Classic
Gaslands Refuelled 2.0

Gaslands Gaming Sessions

The games played very quickly even with many new players to the game and the club. The new players vehicles were fantastically assembled and fun! Thanks to the players for the loan of the plastic tokens and markers for the game. (Guessing club will be getting some to help with future gaming.) I think they worked well and were very popular with other players to be fair.

The games ended well within the time we had set aside and were brilliant for little one-off sessions, but it also led to chats about being played as a season, with your team of cars returning for revenge matches emblazoned with sponsor logos. This could be a much bigger thing and what with your chosen sponsor tailoring how you play, it could lead to some very interesting and fun games.

I think the best aspect of the game its self and what we played was though, that it encouraged all the players to go out and buy toy cars, and just model make with them, have fun and enjoy our selves.

The whole session was a blast and thanks to the A1 Route Crew and everyone who turned up and played and also thanks to @HobbySpotz for the use of the space for our gaming event there.

Star Wars Legion Gaming Night

While the games club may enjoy board games, we are also active tabletop miniature gamers and solid Star Wars Fans, and so while the Original trilogy might be burned into our memories, we can also appreciate and enjoy the tabletop side as well with Star Wars Legion Miniature Game, both original and Clone wars.

This is proving to be a very popluar game with the club members and if you are interested in playing against us, learning the game or just knowing more then do get in touch.

These specialist gaming nights allows us to provide dedicated one type or specific game for a nigths gaming  As such it creates a more one game but multi action style games event.

Excerpt from Fantasy Flight Games

Star Wars: Legion

Starwars Legion Core Box set

“General! Prepare your troops for a surface attack.”
–Darth Vader, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Warfare is an inescapable part of the Star Wars universe, from the blow dealt to the Rebel Alliance in the Battle of Hoth to a few Rebel strike teams taking on a legion of stormtroopers stationed on Endor. Seize your chance to get your boots on the ground and lead your troops to victory with Star Wars™: Legion, a miniatures game of thrilling infantry battles in the Star Wars universe!

Star Wars: Legion invites you to join the unsung battles of the Galactic Civil War as the commander of a unique army filled with troopers, powerful ground or repulsor vehicles, and iconic characters like Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker. While innovative mechanics simulate the fog of war and the chaos of battle, the unpainted, easily assembled miniatures give you a canvas to create the Star Wars army you’ve always wanted to lead into battle—whether you fight for the monolithic, oppressive Galactic Empire or the ragtag Rebel Alliance.

 Read more – Link tyo FF Site

Ages 14+
1 – 2 hours 
2 players

Star Wars Legion at the CLub

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The Starwars Legion gaming sessions are part of our ethos to encourage gaming at our club House – HobbySpotz which runs regular Wednesday Night Skirmish Gaming, Weekend Gaming or booking a table and enjoying a game.

Other Star Wars Games,

However star Wars Legion is not the only game. Roleplay games are seeing a popular resurgence these days and Star Wars RPG is still a popular choice.

A good read on this Here

The Three Star Wars Tabletop RPGs (And Their Distinct Strengths)

The history of Star Wars’ three Dungeons & Dragons-like tabletop RPG systems, and how their lore and gameplay influenced other Star Wars media.

The storytelling potential of the Star Wars setting has inspired countless creators to try their hands at Star Wars media – not just authors like Timothy Zahn or producers of shows like The Mandalorian, but also tabletop gamers interesting in telling stories set in its fascinating universe. The three official Star Wars roleplaying games released over the years give fans different rulesets and tools to tell their own Star Wars stories, whether as noble Jedi, cunning smugglers, or soldiers on the frontlines of the Rebellion.

Tuesday Night Gaming

Tuesday Night Board and Social Game Night

More give me warmth, good cheer, beer and board games, etc….

fed up with the weather and poor TV already …

Well, this is the time to enjoy something new, looking forward to trying something new or just getting back into tabletop gaming, well …Bring some games lets get rolling …

We are also offering for those new to gaming a chance to pop down and try the games. We have patient teachers and good cheer.

“The great thing about board games are that they are played by everyone, male, female, old, young. They have that absolute universal appeal which one finds transcends all manner of social and cultural barriers.

 The playing of board games is embedded into our culture, as fun aspects and teaching tools, not just the games themselves but the act of playing, the interaction with family and friends, the lessons learned and the fun to be had.”

Nottingham Tuesday Night Board Gaming Nights

So this is a casual board and ‘small mini’ games night (we have a shop site for full site gaming) which is a casual pop down with a board game, card game or no game. Try a game, chat and drink.

So pop down from 6pm if thinking of ordering food (it is good.) and we tend to game from 18:30 onwards. But people do turn up later.

The games night runs out of the @ The Vat and Fiddle Pub, 12 Queensbridge Road, Nottingham.

This is just off the Train Station and Tram station Links, also Bus links near by. 2 Min


Games Night

So if you have a game you always wanted to try, dust off and play or just get out and experience board games and life, to enjoy and celebrate tabletop gaming from Miniature gaming to Card, to board.

Be Part Of Our Community The Nottingham Board and Wargames club is a tabletop gaming club based in or around the Centre of Nottingham. It was created by Matt Anderson and Gary Powell in order to encourage more gamers in the ‘Lead Belt’ to forgo the normal isolated style of gaming and be much more inclusive. You can also get us at our FB Page and FB Group.

While many people happily game at a friends or colleagues home they decided that gaming was more than just moving pieces around the table it was about having fun, socialising and learning about other great games out there by gamers impassioned over the game’s they play. Nottingham Board and Tabletop Gaming Nights

Tuesday Boardgames Night

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Club Subs £5 a night Inc 2 money off drink Vouchers or £25 a Month Inc Money off drink Vouchers. – The Montly Subs also get you into other events free.

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On Saturday the 15th of December Wargames Foundry are going to be hosting a Warhammer 40,000 Rogue Trader participation game.
 The game is being run by Andy and Gareth, a pair of veteran gamers who are providing all the models and scenery for the game.
Their blog is Contact so they have an idea about numbers.
Open from 10am and games will be running between 11am and 4pm. Anyone is welcome to drop in and take control of a squad from one of the factions battling it out on a destabilized Imperial world.
Company founder, Bryan Ansell, will be there at some point in the day. Betting he hasn’t seen a game of 1st edition Warhammer 40,000 in decades.
The company has found a very old master mould for a pair of fishmen with science fiction guns, Bryan Ansell converted from fantasy models to play test Laserburn and later on Rogue Trader. A new production mould is under way so they can have them as giveaway models for anyone there on the day.
Well what you waiting for, and hopefully an opportunity to chat to Matt Adlard who is trying to garner support for a Games club at the factory.
 Tea, coffee, biscuits and possibly even cake for anyone who turns up!!

NOTTINGHAM BOARD & WARGAMES CLUB We have an official NAME !!! Still, formed from a disparate, or is that desperate, bunch of unashamed geeks nerds and nerdowells.....we are independent of any company, game or genre. we seek like minded/ open minded gamers from all walks of life. This is an open gaming night where you can drop in, bring and play or look to make use of for your own organised play, any tabletop games that appeal to you.


We have an official NAME !!! Still, formed from a disparate, or is that desperate, bunch of unashamed geeks nerds and nerdowells…..we are independent of any company, game or genre. we seek like minded/ open minded gamers from all walks of life. This is an open gaming night where you can drop in, bring and play or look to make use of for your own organised play, any tabletop games that appeal to you.

On the 1st July, Warlord Games launched its new expansion Chryseis Shard expansion to the popular Sci-Fi Wargame Gates of Antares by Rick Priestly; and to even more fanfare its first Tournament for the game gathering dozens of players to their HQ in Nottingham.  

To Quote Warlord Games ‘This day is going to be packed with activity to take you to the furthest reaches of Antarean space…’

Well, that fell a little short. One day, 20+ tables, 6 demo tables, a few staff and a handful of Gates of Antares Nottingham Club members both gaming and rule assisting. Yet Warlord has come a long way since its inception with an expansion into a physical shop, and company expansion both department wise and gaming lines.

But what of the event, well I arrived an hour later than one wanted but certainly made sure I took full advantage of trying to see everything going on, and while the entry arrangements were a little haphazard with a member of staff sitting by a desk it felt like they were doing that as a curtsy, not as part of an organised event. Still, there were a few things to see so I made my way across to the demo tables, but as they were empty, wandered across to the Sarissa Precision table which hosted some very gorgeous Gar as they fit that style and personality very well.

Gar buildings and other new works. It has to be said Sarissa does make and design some very nice buildings, and this table is no exception. what I liked about such buildings was the race specific concepts, more so with the

This neatly leads one to the tourney player tables, and here we saw some interesting takes on army selections and ideas. It also highlighted in some ways the current miniature range and the need to want to expand army ideas as more gamers start to take up the game.“Hopefully see new things and an expansion on either the Freeborn Merc units or a fifth faction of nonfiction who anyone can take.”

(This review has taken some time to write as while one does not wish to suddenly list all the short comings of the event compared to the highlights it has taken some thinking about. Ed)
 What of the event, well the blurb said:
We’ll be having everything we can lay our hands on for Antares from the Warlord Studio, including sculptors and painters to delight you with wonders from across the sphere plus demonstrations of their mighty art!So back to the event, well there was a full 20 player gaming event, and yes it also Featured Demonstration table of someone 3D sculpting a model which was interesting if slightly singular. with a single 3D sculpture and nothing else going on meant it felt a little like a last minute add-on.

Fancy a bag full of goodies as well as entry to all the gaming madness? Then check out the Skirmish ticket level entry and explore the Antarean landscapes in the event hall here:

 Well if you were a follower of GoA then you will have already grabbed a copy of the Dice game and the miniature so many of us had no reason to take that offer, and as the event was for competitive players then the core purchase audience was never going to be there.


    • New releases – including new Algoryn special units and the new Antares supplement: The Chryseis Shard! (coming soon for Pre-Order)
  • There were some nice new releases and a shame that stock levels ran out so quickly still shows the new lines are popular. 
      • Author of Warhammer 40,000 and Beyond the Gates Of Antares: Rick Priestly & Tim Bancroft & Andy Hobday will be running Q&A seminars during the day, and are here to provide insights into Antares and book signings to boot!
    • This was interesting and Rick Priestly as ever was both generous with his time and knowledge. The talks were very interesting and informative, giving real insight into the game and core concepts behind the game. One even picked up some info that Rick had been working on a fantasy version of Gates of Antares, and this could prove to be a big hit as GW dropped WHFB in favour of Age of Sigmar, leaving a lot of potential players out there.

    • Open Gaming tables – i.e. bring an army and challenge all comers!
  • This kind of made ones point in regards overall planning with the event and that was it was marketed as a Tournament but serialised as a Warlord Event.  Therefore you got a load of Tourney players who knew the rules but no real pick up players and no spare armies as nothing to grab peoples interest and come down. I felt that this was a waste.

And There’ll be More!

Warlord 3D Staff

We’re organizing some great displays along with our friends from Sarissa Precision, The studio team will be demonstrating techniques from hands on sculpting to 3D insights plus painting demonstrations.

Rick Priestly Giving an engaging talk

Rick Priestley and Tim Bancroft talk Antares, and apart from some very nice new shiny toys, we’ll also have the New Beyond The Chryseis Shard, out in stores and here at the event.
the Gates of Antares book:

Set in the Antares Universe, this Tournament saw armies engaging in complex strategies and apocalyptic bad dice rolls as armies clashed as the ever going search for resources and new worlds in the ever expanding Universe as the Antares Gates slowly open up to new secrets. with a focus on (in general) camaraderie and a fun gaming day, the atmosphere was great all day. Epic war tales one is sure will be told on social media by those who gamed for many a day after.
The standard of the armies and tables in the Hall was incredible – The tournament was a fun aspect and good to catch up with club members and those who game from other Cons and Events, the range of armies and army styles meant that it could constantly provide a source of inspiration for future army ideas. It was also interesting with so many beautiful armies that were on displayAnd as the dust settled and the winners were called forth, we started to assess the results. In the list below the results can be seen, or follow the link.


After a brutal tournament, here are the results! For each army, we’re going to release the top finishing list so people can learn and study what makes a winning list!
Position Name Army Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Total
1 Aston Howes Ghar 20 20 20 60
2 James Bowen Algoryn 20 20 13 53
3 Jamie Howard Concord 7 20 20 47
3 Lee Prestidge Algoryn 7 20 20 47
5 Simone Ristori Algoryn 13 20 20 53
6 Elliott Ireland Algoryn 20 20 0 40
Giving out Prizes


So final thoughts, it was a good day that one feels was let down by a lack of cohesion by Warlord Games as a whole, it felt more like a bit part player with a lack of definition and planning. There were several things that felt like a thrown together event, lack of staff manning door, lack of real advertising, lack of interest about such an event, confusion of buffet and control, and the closing down of the event and secondary use by other bookings. (The last bit not warlord fault..)

 So was it all bad, could it have been a filled event, possibly yes and it does encourage in some way the idea that while Warlord encourages staff to be innovative and take command of events and projects. While a good thing, it felt like it needed an experienced hand over-watching as staff seemed to be short and dealing with managing different aspects. The other short coming came from the lack of organisation with regards a dedicated Social media coordinator, an aspect Warlord do not have and that one feels could have expanded the event to be more inclusive and gathering in a bigger audience, not just those who play, as GoA is an ever expanding game and as such needs more players as it is at its core an excellent game.

So would one completely dismiss the event, no it was fun, had some interesting and fun conversations and gathered interesting news the games proved to be snippets. The event packed quite a bit in and was enjoyable. and as a first GoA Tournament, it was successful in what its aims were, which was to get players competing in games of and help develop the systems and story.

Staff who were present showed interest and knowledge, store staff were personable and again knowledgeable with all of them knowing the subject and guiding people towards armies and army solutions, and offering apologies and thoughts on areas like lack of stock due to pushing ranges were all professional. The tables whereupon which the games were played were also professional and offered variety and different challenges. The partners like Sarissa Precision provided a real feast of new material both for news and table options for the future with myself and others happily drooling over potential future purchases.

The tables run by Primus Shard Nottingham players was also a fun place, and showed comradery and typical laughs and arguments over dice rolls and rule interpretations. The armies on the drop in the table were all excellent and showed again variety and interesting angles from the army builders choices.

The lack of people new to the hobby making use of the ‘drop in and play tables’ felt a little forlorn and made one did wonder if anyone was running them.

At its core the event was good, and as a first GoA event, enjoyable just felt it lacked something, however that should not and did not stop anyone there from not enjoying themselves, nor did it stop anyone walking away thinking I wish I was playing something else as that would do the whole event a disservice, no it just felt that more interest could have been gathered from new potential players, or those who just were looking for something new and fancied taking a look whether from a new start gamer or old hand and wanting to try something new.

with that, in mind, I do think it will be a case that such an event will in future start to pick up impetus and expand in both scope and range of getting the word out. As this is something of a new expanding area and move for Warlord Games start to look at how they perform such events. They will take from it and we wil  see great things.