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UK Games Expo

The folks over at Battlefront have a lot going on in this update. First off, with Free Nations coming out next weekend, they've got various previews up for that. Then, they also have a look at an updated version of the Bishop, with new cards so you can add them to your Flames of War games. Finally, they'll be at the UK Games Expo this weekend, where you can pick up some Team Yankee stuff before anyone else.
The UK Games Expo continues to grow, becoming one of the more-anticipated shows of the year. GCT Studios will be there, as usual, and they're showing off what they'll be doing while there, including having a new game you can demo, as well as having their World Championship Event for Bushido where the winner will get to work with the design team to make their own mini.
Also, in more "general news," they've got an alternate-sculpt set of Kami they are previewing.
Steady as she goes, everyone. We're halfway through the week. The weekend will be here soon enough. *hears someone call out, "That's not soon enough!"* Hush, you.
Anyway, we should push on ahead and keep going until we hit Saturday. But to get there, we'll need to stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Good thing that's what we have for you right now.

In today's snippets there's: Dized to be previewed at the UK Games Expo, Happy Burger Clownbot Free Mini From The Ion Age for June, HiTech Miniatures Releases Royal Advisor Melchior, Final Day of the Big Bad Con Kickstarter, Microworld Games New 6mm Fantasy Releases, Cryptozoic Entertainment Launching a Retailer Demo Program Through Publishers Services Inc., and D-Day painting challenge Donations Being Taken Now.

While those of us here in the US are getting ready for things like Momocon, Origins, and eventually Gen Con, our friends across the pond are getting ready for the UK Games Expo. Mage Company is certainly gearing up for the show. And if you want to make sure you get the games you want while there, they're taking pre-orders.
Well, it's not just Gale Force 9 that's looking for volunteers for the upcoming conventions. Shadows of Esteren is still pretty new, just getting into the hands of those that backed their Kickstarter, but they'll be headed to some pretty big shows and would like a hand.
Coiledspring Games will be making their way to the UK Games Expo this weekend (the show starts tomorrow!) and will be showing off some new games while at the show. One's great for people who like to go traveling (I am the wanderlust king!) and another is for people who want to just go to the Winchester, have a few pints, and wait this whole thing out.
GCT Studios will be headed to the UK Games Expo next week and they're bringing their Bushido Grand Masters Tournament with them. Is your kung-fu the best to be able to come out on top? If it is, you could just have access to the GCT design team and help create your own mini for the game. Pretty sweet prize.
Along with that, they're showing off a new Wave 23 preview mini in the form of the Nightwing Swarm.
Black Box Games sat down and chatted with Polyhedron Collider while at UK Games Expo.


From the video:

At the UK Games Expo 2014 I got to interview Martin Vaux from Black Box games on behalf of the UK Gaming Media Group.

Unit Forward will be holding the Dust Warfare UK Open on June 1st in Birmingham.


From the announcement:

The Dust Warfare UK Open 2014, presented by Unit Forward, will take place at UK Games Expo in Birmingham, England, on June 1st, 2014.

The event will be a laid-back, but focused tournament over four rounds of Weird World War 2 combat, and will be the largest Dust Warfare tournament held in the UK so far.

More details on the event will be available soon, and the tournament is already listed on the UK Games Expo website

The online booking system for the UK Games Expo will be live tonight at 8pm GMT. From their announcement:
The wait is almost over. UK Games Expo's booking system will go live at 8pm today: Tuesday 19th April. Go to to get started. Entry Tickets
  • In order to come into Expo you must have a valid entry ticket.
  • Single Day Ticket: Adults £8, Child (10 to 15 years) £5. Family £20.
  • Two Day Ticket: Adults £13, Child (10 to 15 years) £8. Family £30.
  • Three Day Ticket Adults £16, Child (10 to 15 years) £10. Family £35.
  • Friday Only Ticket Adults £5, Child (10 to 15 years) £3. Family £10.
  • Family Ticket admits 2 adults and 2 children.
  • Children under 10 go free.