With the last Waaagh! Uk thread in the murky depths of the arena (you can find it here), and this thread so long it's hard to find answers in the forest of posts, I've decided to make a general information post about just what this event is.
Just what is Waaagh! Uk?
Waaagh! uk is an opportunity for members of the Waaagh forum from Britain to meet up in Warhammer World for two days of orkiness. Looking at pictures of models and reading people's tactics is all very well and good, but it doesn't quite compare to meeting them in the flesh and seeing their models firsthand.
When and where?
This year's event will be on the 7th and 8th of March 2009. The event takes place in Nottingham at; Warhammer World, Willow Road, Lenton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7 2WS. Directions to getting there can be found on Games Workshop's website, using the store locator, and Warhammer World's new website can be found here. We all meet in the main hall sometime before 10am on saturday, and go from there.
What goes on?
The main event of the meets thusfar has been the mega battle, which takes place on the first day of the meet (saturday) due to WHW being open for longer. The battle has a "finished models only" policy, because big games are so much more awesome when everything's painted! This year we should have the 1st Company Veterans bringing a force to oppose the might of the waaagh, which means the orks will have someone to stomp for once! Keeping this in mind there may also be a restriction on how many points each player can use in the game, depending on how many people come and how many points there are on either side. I'll post more information about this closer to the time.
The second day is much more relaxed - mega battles are awesome, but they can be quite tiring! We'll be privelidged to have the best gaming club contribution from Games Day 2008 with us on sunday, the 1st Company Veterans' Orkyanopolis battlewagon racing game! I imagine they'll be in demand all day, but since they can only take 6 racers at a time it's a great opportunity to chat to the other members, get a close look at that model you've always loved, play normal sized games against scumgrods and the like.
Around lunchtime will be the much coveted Golden Grot painting competition and Styrene Spanna conversion competition! Last year's winners were Dribble Joy's warboss and Grishgrub's Mek Tank, so get to work to beat them! Winner is decided by vote; everyone present gets a vote, and ties are decided by an impartial passer by who probably has no idea what's going on.
That would be me. Pete1000 is very kindly arranging some weedy opponents for our mega battle on saturday, and the orkyanopolis on sunday, but I'm the one organising the meet. If you've questions then it'd be great if you'd post them in the thread so others can add input, but feel free to ignore statements about the meet made by anyone but me
Where can I stay?
Nottingham's a big city with plenty of accomodation; personally I can recommend the Castle Marina Premier Inn, which isn't too far from Warhammer World and is nice and comfy. Anyone with details of other accomodation, get in touch.
How much does it cost?
Nothing! That is; the event itself is completely free, although you will need to buy yourself food and pay for some accomodation over the weekend. You can also get forgeworld stuff from the warhammer world store, so if you're after that kind of thing then don't forget the money for it.
So what do I bring?
Yourself, your models, food/money for it and, if possible, a namebadge. You're welcome to bring as much of your miniature collection as you'd like; you can only use painted stuff on the saturday and there may be a points limit, but you can do what you like with miniatures on sunday. Last time I checked you're allowed to use any models - in any state of assembley and from any company's range - as long as you're playing a game with GW rules. Speaking of which; rules, codex, dice, tape measure and templates would be handy.
As far as namebadges go, I myself am terrible at remembering names and I know some others are the same. If I meet a dozen new people in a day I'm not going to remember who's who and, since I've only encountered most of you on a forum, I don't know what you look like. Namebadges are pretty easy to knock together and, if anyone makes a particularly nice one, I might reward them with a prize. Here's mine, and I recommend most follow a similar format; forum name, real name and your forum avatar.
I'm a minor, can I come?
Please get in touch with me via PM if you're under 16 and wish to attend the event.
Have I missed something? Have you asked a question in the thread and I've not noticed? For any further information about the event, send a PM to waaagh! member "Grishgrub", and I'll sort you out as soon as I can.
Here's the list of expected attendees;
eddie the troll
Big Mek Teefordz