Wednesday, 3 August 2016

The Fall of the Necromancer Campaign

''Ash nazg durbatul√Ľk, ash nazg gimbatul,

Ash nazg thrakatul√Ľk, agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.''

As some of you may know, the club has its own YouTube channel where we like to post bat reps and general ramblings. Over the last 6 months, Chris and I (plus various special guests) have been filmed the Fall of the Necromancer Campaign. If you haven't had chance to watch them yet, check out the videos below. 

Final Thoughts

Chris: Loved the campaign, great scenarios, all super fun and tight games. So much love put into writing these battles and the balance is there for all to see, just look at the results, 3 good wins, 3 evil wins and 1 draw!

Sam: This was such a great campaign to play in. So many twists and turns. I think the Castellans of Dol Guldor are some of my favourite models now. They have been immense in every scenario I used them in. They for me are my models of the series.

Kieran: I have been wanting to play this campaign for such a long time. It was great to recreate the struggles of the white council, even if they were ultimately defeated. I would love to play through the campaign again but swap over to the evil side and take control of those pesky (read awesome) castellans.

Fireworks in Rivenstead: Event Pack and New custom scenario

After much tinkering and testing, the MSWG events team are proud to release the rules pack for the upcoming tournament, FIREWORKS IN RIVENSTEAD.

We have even filmed a battle report showcasing the newest custom scenario! The rules for this scenario can be found in the rules pack. See the description of the video for a link or see below.

The rules pack is still subject to minor changes but nothing major will change between now and the event. Check out the rules pack here!

Any questions or queries please email or get in touch with Sam over on the GBHL Facebook page. 

Happy Wargaming!

Friday, 3 June 2016

Tournament Announcement: The Grinstead Cup 2 - A Guild Ball Event

Hey Sports Fans!

Tickets for The Grinstead Cup 2 are now on sale! Details below:

When: 10th September
Where: Dorset Arms Pub, 58 High Street, East Grinstead, RH19 3DE
Cost: £15 payable to
Rounds: Due to estimated size, this will be a 5 round event.
Spaces: 24 to start with, space to go up to 32
Sanctioned: YES...hopefully

Your ticket covers your entry to the event and also includes a buffet which will be provided by the pub. This will be a mix of sandwiches, chips, sausage rolls etc. If you have any dietary requirements/ allergies, please contact and we will talk to the pub about alternate arrangements.

As this event will be hopefully be sanctioned, we will be using the Regional Cup format from the OP document which can be found here or see below.

Regional Cup 
This is the standard expected level for tournament play in Guild Ball. Regional Cup events require Players to have a good general knowledge of the game’s rules. While experienced Players will come to these tournaments to compete for prizes, understanding should always be given to novice entrants. Players can come to these events expecting a consistent experience from tournament to tournament.

 Tournament length - A) ‘A Champion is crowned’. 
Match Win Conditions - B) ‘Play to the final whistle’. 
Round Length - B) ‘Team Tactics’. 
Team Roster Selection - B) ‘Strength in Depth’ (8 model roster). 
Match Roster Selection - A) ‘Hide the team sheet!’.

If you have chess clocks, please bring them as MSWG only have a very limited number to loan out. Please email or contact Sam Page on facebook if you are able to bring some.

To sign up, please visit the facebook event page

See you on the battlefield  football pitch!

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Tournament Announcement: FIREWORKS IN RIVENSTEAD

The MSWG team are proud to announce the next LotR/ Hobbit SBG tournament will be hosted at the Dorset Arms pub on 6th November.

This will be a one day event and the winner will receive 80 GBHL ranking points.

When: Sunday 6th November
Where: Dorset Arms Pub, 58 High Street, East Grinstead, RH19 3DE
Cost: £15 payable to
Players: 24
Points Value: 475

The rules pack is still being written but keep checking back here as it will be up soon.



Sunday, 6 March 2016

MSWG Newsletter - Spring 2016

Club News

Due to a previous booking at the pub there will be no club on the 20th March. All other dates are un-affected.

East Grinstead Model Railway show is being held on the 12th and 13th of March. Volunteers are needed to help man the car park on both days. Lunch will be provided. If you can help out or for more details email or ask Craig.

We will be painting and flocking our new Realm of Battle board soon. We are taking votes on how to paint it. Popular suggestions so far include Snow/Tundra theme and Desert theme, or something else entirely your vote counts so email or post on Facebook your ideas. If you would like to recommend a terrain manufacturer or store get in touch.

Upcoming Club dates
6th Mar - Open Club 1pm-5pm
31st Mar - Late Night Gaming - 6.30pm - 11pm

3rd Apr - Open Club - 1pm-5pm
17th Apr - Open Club - 1pm-5pm
28th Apr - Late Night Gaming - 6.30pm - 11pm

1st May – Open Club – 1pm-5pm
15th May – open Club – 1pm-5pm
27th May – Late Night Gaming – 6.30-11pm
29th May – Open Club – 1pm-5pm

Upcoming MSWG Tournaments
7-8th May Return to Rivenstead 2016 (two day Hobbit SBG 100 point GBHL tournament).
Details will be posted on the blog and Facebook page in due course.

Tournament Raffles
At our tournaments we will be holding themed raffles. Tickets will be available to tournament goers and club members. A great chance to win something cool with all money reinvested in club terrain. Donations welcomed.

New way to play at club
If you fancy a challenge we are thinking of hosting league games at each club. Each entrant pays a small fee and plays each other player in the league and the winner will receive a prize/ pint at the end.

Potential leagues include: 40K, Age of Sigmar, Hobbit SBG, X-wing and Guild Ball.

Opponent book
We will keep this book at club for you to write in what games you will be bringing next time and help to find an opponent or who to ask to get started with a new game system.

2016 Memberships still available

2016 Year Membership - £40
You'll receive 4 of the new black and gold custom MSWG dice
You'll receive 10% off any Tournament entry fees you attend which are hosted by MSWG and receive early access to all tickets

2016 6 Month Membership - £25

2016 Individual Session - £2
If you wish to purchase any form of membership, please send the money to the club PayPal or see either Myself, Tom or Craig at club and ask for a membership form.  Alternatively, download a form from here and bring it to the next club meeting. 

Blog Articles

We are still looking for some extra articles to put up on the blog. Army showcases, battle reports or just a simple review of a game you play, we want it! The more varied the better as it helps grow the club and attract more players. If you have something you’d like uploaded to the blog, email or see Sam at club. 

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Guild Ball Showcase: The Masons

Next in my series of Guild Ball showcases, it is the MASONS! The builders of the Guild Ball world, these guys have lots of armour which makes them a tough nut to crack. They can also deal out the pain with players like Mallet and Chisel (AKA CHISSLE) but equally can score goals with relative ease with Flint. 
These guys were my second team but I haven't really had chance to play with them yet as I have been learning how to use the Fish. 

The Masons - Tower, Harmony, Honour, Flint, Marbles, Mallet and Chisel

Tower, Harmony, Flint and Honour

The Missles, Mallet and Chisel

Vice Captain Flint
I am still missing Brick from the original line up and there are also a few union players who can play for the Masons I need to get. Once I have painted my Union team I may revisit these guys. Chisel is probably one of my favourite models in the entire range, she was a dream to paint. You may be able see in the photos I gave her Wyldstyle themed hair.

Next up will be the Union showcase! Hopefully with Captain Rage!!!!!!!!

If you are interested in learning to play Guild Ball or want to test your skills, email to arrange a game.

Happy Wargaming guys!

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Guild Ball Showcase: The Union

''Who are the Union? A mismatched bunch o’ mercenaries, scum and criminals for the most part. You wouldn’t want to meet any of them in a dark alley late at night. 
Nobody really knows when orders from above won’t turn up and you’ll have one of them playing for you. How it is that they manage to worm their way into everyone’s teams is beyond my ken. Something to do with the lads high up in the guilds is all anyone can tell you, and even that’s probably guesswork more than truth.
All I know is that you never trust them. Watch them carefully, even when they’re on your side; they might not be next time around.''
- Flint, Mason’s Guild Vice Captain

It's time for another showcase! This time it is team 3/5 and it is the UNION! As I have started collecting more and more teams, I have also bought the relevant union members to go with them. With the release of Rage 2.0 and my win at the Grinstead Cup, I decided to invest in a Union captain and Coin (the mascot) to bring the Union up to a fully fledged team. 

I really enjoyed painting Rage 2.0 and especially liked giving him a pundit green top hat! I also gave Decimate a pundit green Beret to continue the theme. 

The Team (L to R) Fangtooth, Snakeskin, Coin (FL), Rage 2.0 (M), Decimate and Gutter

Rage 2.0, Decimate and Gutter

Rage 2.0 with his Pundit hat on. 

Fangtooth and Snakeskin

Coin the Mascot/ Bank

There are still a few union players to pick up but with the Hunter's Guild release now on the horizon, they may have to wait. The next showcase will be my Alchemists painted up by Chris Hay/ Jay Finnegan of Guild Ball Informer.

If you are interested in learning to play Guild Ball or want to test your skills, email to arrange a game.

Happy Wargaming guys!