NewsFlash - The Cross Gaming Club is moving venue.
After many happy years at St Christopher’s Inn our time is up. Do to renovations and development of the private function space it is no longer possible for us to store our boards and terrain there.
Don’t worry, we have lined up a new venue for Tuesdays and Thursdays, The Ship. It is a little bit further down the road. It has a fantastic space upstairs and comes with storage. We will have a little more room and best of all, DAYLIGHT. Here are some snaps of the private function room
As you can see, it is a lovely space and will be great to get the summer gaming going.
Moving Day is the Thursday 23rd May. The Thursday session will run at St Christophers Inn, but will finish early at 9pm. We will then move everything over ready to start Tuesday Session on the 28th May. The full address is:The Ship
68 Borough Road
We are lucky in that we will have our new Infinity terrain at the club for the Infinity Intro Sessions (Sign Up Here). Here is a sneak preview from Maxvon D’s Blog, who is kindly painting it for the club.
Mayday Madness Warmachine/Hordes tournament happened last Saturday, and it was a lot of fun. We almost has a full house with 15 players, and everyone was excited to try the 42pt army level. The final results were:
Name Faction Score (SoS)(CP)(PC Destroyed)
Ben d.b. Legion of Everblight 4 (6.0)(10)(147)
Tom Hutchings Circle Orboros 3 (10.0)(13)(112)
Craig MacGregor Legion of Everblight 3 (7.0)(12)(115)
Jack Honeysett Circle Orboros 3 (5.0)(9)(109)
Jon Mihr Skorne 3 (5.0)(5)(64)
Kev Bryant Mercenaries 2 (11.0)(1)(96)
Nick Lockeyear Cryx 2 (10.0)(4)(83)
Toby Nathan Skorne 2 (8.0)(4)(96)
Kuen Keun Trollbloods 2 (5.0)(5)(29)
Rob Michell Protectorate of Menoth 2 (5.0)(5)(66)
Marcus Steffen Khador 1 (10.0)(8)(102)
Bill Baillie Protectorate of Menoth 1 (9.0)(6)(66)
Hobo Tom Khador 1 (8.0)(4)(41)
Steve Hursell Protectorate of Menoth 1 (6.0)(5)(75)
Rob Parsons Protectorate of Menoth 0 (9.0)(1)(48)
Gold - Tom Hutchings
Silver - Kev Bryant
Bronze - Marcus Steffen
Unfortunately there are no pictures of the painting due to the terrible light in “the dungeon” but I can assure you that Tom and Kev’s armies were amazing (mine not so much, but there were very few fully painted lists there).
There are more pictures on our facebook gallery.
Cross Gaming Club is moving forward with it progression onto social media, we have now got a twitter account to go with our facebook page.
We will use this to post news about the club, upcoming events, pictures, and all other sorts of cllub related stuff. If there are big tournaments we are heading to then we cannot garantee that pictures of the drunken antics taking place will not turn up on twitter.
As a reminder, we have a facebook page as well, so if you would rather look at that than twitter, you can go here.
The good Doctor Norbert will be running this one, so I’m getting to play the event
- This is a standard Steamroller tournament, at the 42 point level
- As 42 points is non-standard, we’ll be using 8 minute turns, with a 5 minute extension. The round times will be 85 minutes (plus or minus the variance).
- No proxies allowed; please pre-approve any conversions (anything reasonable will be considered, we are pretty happy to see conversions in general!)
The Important Stuff:
Tickets cost £10 per player, to be paid on the day. This includes a buffet lunch, so please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements!
We’ll be downstairs at St. Christopher’s Inn at London Bridge, SE1 1HR.
Registration is from 11AM, with the first round starting at 11.30AM, and the event finishing about 7PM (with a bit of luck!).
Taking our cue from Kickstarter et al, here are our sign-up requirements:
- At least 6 sign-ups: the event runs
- At least 10 sign-ups: we run a Golden Thrall for the top three painted armies
- At least 12 sign-ups: we have Steamroller coins for the top three players
Note: We’ll be deciding if the event runs one week before the date (4th May), so if we don’t have 6 by then we won’t go ahead.
There is no list submission, lists will be checked on the day, before the first round. Please bring along any published tier lists you may be using to confirm they are correct.
Please sign up on the forum, and let me know if you’ve got any questions!
Norbert & Tom
1. Tom Hutchings
2. Marcus Steffen
3. Nick Lockyear
4. Bill Baille
5. Jack Honeysett
6. Steve Hursell
7. Craig McGregor
8. Toby Nathan
9. Jon Mihr
10. Ben de Bosdari
11. Rob Parsons
12. Kelvin Jones
13. Steve Whitehead
14. Kevin Bryant
15. Mike Actins
16. Ryan Evans
1. Darren Wadmore
So, Sunday 24th February saw a hard-fought 16 player, 35 point Warmachine and Hordes Steamroller event held at the Cross Gaming Club (”Central London’s finest WM/H club”!).
Over the full four rounds, we saw the Cross Gaming Club’s own Ben DeBosdari emerge victorious after a gruelling final fight, running Saeryn against Marcin Garbino’s Krueger1.
We had people entering from as far afield as Maidstone, Bath and Southampton!
The final results stood at:
1st. Ben DeBosdari (Legion)
2nd. Craig McGregor (Legion)
3rd. Marcin Garbino (Circle)
4th. Nick Lockyear (Cryx)
5th. Ryan Evans (Circle)
6th. Toby Nathan (Skorne)
7th. Jack Honeysett (Khador)
8th. Jon Webb (Cryx)
9th. Kuen Kuen (Trollbloods)
10th. Ed Smith (Cryx)
11th. Chris Wills (Circle)
12th. Vishal Odedra (Khador)
13th. Sam Bagnall (Trollbloods)
14th. Rob Bridley (Legion)
15th. Rob Parsons (Protectorate)
16th. Chris Lance (Protectorate)
Alongside the competitive event, we ran a Golden Thrall contest for the best painted lists at the event, which were awarded to:
Bronze: Kuen Kuen (Trollbloods)
Silver: Ben DeBosdari (Legion)
Gold: Jon Webb (Cryx)
This was the first event for 2013, but we should hopefully be running something about once per month from now on (as long as we don’t clash too much with other local events).
I’d personally like to say a massive thanks to everyone who came down and played, for making my life easier, and for throwing down with the best of them!
Tom Hutchings (Press Ganger, minust)
After many years at the Bell and Compass we have decided to move the venue to somewhere with some more space. We are now at St Christophers Inn near London Bridge (address is on the homepage). St Christopher’s Inn has a wonderful private room with more space to move around, food until 10pm and open until 1am. As well as a better location it also had a good selection of drinks available and we will be planning some big events at weekends at the end of the summer.
All in all it is an exciting time at Cross Gaming Club. If you are interested in coming down then hop on the forums to introduce yourself and book a game in the challenge, or just come down and have a chat.
Well, that was entertaining!
In case no one noticed, the club forums were down for a few days due to a problem with their deep, inner workings. A little elbow grease, and some heavy reading, and they are back online! Yay!
Things seem to be going pretty well at the moment, we have a bunch of activities going on, including:
A Warhammer map campaign (see *here*);
A team getting ready for Mayhem 2009 (see *here*);
and a Warmachine/Hordes League, getting ready to kick off (see *here*)
So, let the mayhem begin!
Well, it’s been a while since the last news post, and much has occured!
Most importantly, the club is now (as has become traditional) closed for Christmas.
Unfortunately the Bell & Compass gets very busy over the Christmas period, and we don’t make as much money for them as ‘proper’ parties and conferences do.
We apologise for any inconvenience, but hope you all have a happy christmas, and we will see you again on 13th January 2009 (which is when we get back).
We’ve had a great autumn (I know I had a whole lot of fun), including:
The closing few games of the new 40k league;
Meatgrinder, a Warmachine/Hordes league that worked up from 350pt skirmishes to 500pt battles, and hopefully next year we will be starting again at 500pts until all is painted, then 750, and possibly upwards; and
An awesome WFB mega-game on our last night, at around 9000pts per side, which looked amazing.
Looking forward to the new year, we are hoping to have an Apocalypse game on our first night back (check out the forum post over *here*).
Inspired by the sight of the WFB game, our 40k gamers decided to show them how it is done.
Bring out those Baneblades and Titans, fellas!
Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to announce the opening of the brand new, hopefully bug-proof website at www.crossgamingclub.com!
The forum is also up and running, and should proove much easier to use than the previous incarnation. This can be found at www.crossgamingclub.com/forum.
While not exactly news, as such, we also have something else to celebrate!
The CGC team won best team at Carnage recently, and Luke managed to win best player.
Many congratulations are deserved.
Here is a lovely(ish) picture of their team trophy, which is now stored at the club:
Heres to the future,