2014 sees the return of Scarborough’s very own annual war-games show, Wartorn UK. And it’s going to be bigger than ever. The two-day event will be running on Saturday June 28 and Sunday June 29, at the Scarborough Spa on South Bay.
Situated alongside the town’s Armed Forces day, the event never fails to attract big crowds and big names: including the likes of Warlord Games and Mantic Games.
The show will have over 30 traders attending (with the possibility of more) as well as a bring-and-buy event; a haven for second hand bargain hunters. Alongside the stores will be games. There are currently 29 confirmed games present, both display and participation. The event will be spread out over four rooms, so this year’s show will certainly be the biggest in its short history.
There are several new things to get excited about this year. For the first time there will be guest speeches at the show. One such guest is Steve Dunn, who will be giving a talk on the Battle of Cornell: the British Navy’s worst wartime disaster in 100 years.
Two tournaments will be running, a 1500 points 40k tournament, and new for this year, Dropzone commander (also 1500 pts). The 40k tournament will use the now-defunct 6th edition rules, so you won’t have to worry about cramming in a new game edition. Tournament tickets cost £10, and can be bought here. The fees cover the entry costs, prizes and entry to the event for both days. £1 from each ticket will go towards Help For Heroes.
And if that wasn’t enough, there will be the Scarborough Armed Forces Day air-show to look forward to. This year's sees the only airworthy Vulcan bomber take to the skies of this seaside town.
This year’s event will be cheaper for all to attend. Tickets are now £4, and cover both days. Under 14’s go free if accompanied by an adult. There is nearby parking, plus several parking areas within walking distance.
I will be attending the event, so if you need any advice on how to get here, where to stay, or if you want to chat, feel free to contact me. I’ll also be bringing along a special prototype model, which I won’t be revealing in-full until the event.