GCN Calendar

Friday, 31 January 2014

First new clubs in the GCN for 2014

We have five new clubs joining the network this month, the first clubs to join us in 2014!

Please join with me in welcoming the following clubs:

Blackburn War Gamers based in Blackburn, Lancashire.
Edinburgh League of Gamers.  (ELG), an old GCN member club that has returned to the ranks!
Plymouth Association of Wargamers, another of our old member club that have decided to re-join the network.
Wardens of the North, based in Wigan.
Yate & Chipping Sodbury War Gaming Battalion, a new club located not too far from Bristol.

I would like to welcome all the new and returning clubs to the network.

Happy gaming.

Anthony Barnes
GCN president.

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Sunday, 8 December 2013

New GCN regisrteterd clubs.

I am a little late in posting the new clubs blog, unfortunately down to personal reasons.

Anyway moving on, we have three new clubs joining our ever expanding network, the new clubs are:

Hitchin Heretics Wargaming Club, based in Hitchin in Hertfordshire.
Kettering Games Club, from Kettering in Northamptonshire.
Portal Wargaming, who hail from Burton-on-Trent in Staffordshire.

Please join me in welcoming all the new clubs into the network.

Hopefully Santa, (yes he really does exist) will bring you all manner of gaming goodies

So from everyone in the GCN may I take this opportunity to wish you all the best, have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, see you in 2014!

Anthony Barnes
GCN President
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Thursday, 28 November 2013

GCN discount and Westwind Production news.

Hello member clubs!
Some news and updates for you!
GCN Discount codes.
We currently have three companies offering 20% discount to fully registered GCN clubs.  The discounts are with Warlord Games, 4Ground and The Outpost.  Discount is available via the companies web stores and a code has to be entered on the checkout/payment pages in the box provided.  How cool I is that!
How do you get the codes you ask, well that is a very good question.  You need to contact me directly and I will send you the codes, its as simple as that.  Providing that your club is fully compliant I will send you the codes with 24/48 hours of your request. 
The codes are not available elsewhere, you have to come directly to me for them, in most cases we are not printing them and they are not going to appear in the newsletters, on Facebook etc etc as we do not want the system abusing.  One thing I will ask you though, please do not share any of the discount codes with persons outside of your club, this is one of the benefits of your club being GCN registered. 
The previous Warlord Games discount code had been seriously abused over the last year or so by people and clubs with no connection or affiliation to any GCN club.  The code had obviously been mentioned outside of a number of GCN registered clubs to get 'mates' discount, and from there passed on again and again.  We want to avoid that situation from reoccurring again in the future to Warlord Games and the other companies offering GCN member clubs a discount.  If the system is abused we are in danger of the discounts being withdrawn completely.
Keep an eye out for future discounts with other companies, we potentially have two more promotions in the pipeline for the new year! News will be announced in the newsletter, on the GCN web site and the GCN Facebook page.
Westwind Productions.
I thought that I would update you all on the latest news from Westwind Productions and their association with the GCN.  Well there is some good news and there is some bad news, lets start with the bad news first.
Westwind have discontinued the 'Empire of the Dead' club starter pack promotion with immediate effect, and as such those sets are no longer available.
However its not all doom and gloom as there is some good news too, I was speaking to Wendy Cooper from Westind Productions on the phone on Monday and Westind want to look at doing a whole new GCN club promotion in 2014.  As to what the promotion will has not been finalised yet, rest assured that as soon as we know what its going to be we will announce the news through the usual sources!
In the meantime Wendy and Andy at Westwind have asked me to send out the following information regards their new War & Empire 15mm Ancient Kick-starter that is currently live, please see the information below.
That's all from me for now, have a great Christmas and New Year!
Anthony Barnes
GCN President.
Hi to all Club Members!
West Wind/Forged in Battle have just gone live to Kickstarter with a great new project!  The Kickstarter is running now until Friday 20th December.
You can see a preview of the project here:-
Covering the Macedonian & Punic Wars, this is an ambitious project and we hope to put over 100 new products into development.
Plus we have the War & Empire Rulebook, siege equipment, city walls, towers and gatehouses, not to mention villages, marching camps and lots more!
The best place for news on this project is our Facebook page.  Like us on Facebook to receive up to date info as it unfolds.
Initially there are six armies unlocked to choose from:-
Gallic Army/British Celts
Republican Roman, Punic Wars
If the project goes well, we plan to unlock these:- (not in this order)
Thracian, Illyrian & Getic
Early Hoplite Greek
Early Achaemenid Persian
Late Achaemenid Persian
Classical Indian
Later Hoplite Greek
Macedonian Successors & Hellenistic Armies
Later Seleucid
Republican Roman, Later (Caesar’s Gallic Wars)
Spread the news, tell all your friends and become a backer today!
Andy Cooper
Managing & Creative Director
West Wind Productions
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Thursday, 31 October 2013

GCN registerd clubs for October.

What we should have here is a Drum Roll and a Trumpet Fanfare!

Why is that you ask, well I will tell you, the GCN has reached 150 clubs!  yes 150 clubs, something to shout about and be really proud of I think!

Actually it should be 152 clubs, unfortunately two of our existing clubs have had to cease operating and now no longer meet!  So I will take this opportunity to wish all the members of those club best wishes foe the future and hopefully they can find an outlet for their gaming activities.

However I am currently in the process of dealing with several other applications so we might be well on the way to 160 clubs before the years end!

New clubs to the GCN this month are scattered about quite a bit around England Wales and Northern Ireland!

We have five new clubs joining us this month!

Apocalypse Wargaming Club are based in Bristol.
Derby Dice 'N' Dagger are based in Derby, obviously.
Warborne Games club, are located in Wimborne in Dorset.
Mid Wales Wargaming Society, hail from Builth Wells in Wales.
Hangar 18 Wargaming, are based in Londonderry in Northern Ireland.

Please join me in welcoming all five new clubs into the GCN, hopefully we will be seeing and hearing more from them in the future.

Another point of good news to mention is that we have two new volunteers to be GCN area representatives!

Byron Liles from The Crow Valley Crusaders club in South Wales, and Lee Barber from the Bolton & Bury Gaming Club. 

Also don't forget its the GCN AGM this coming Saturday at Warhammer World, meeting starts at 10.30am in 'The Moot', meeting up in Bagman's Bar from 9.30am onwards.  Hopefully be seeing some of you there.

Happy gaming.

Anthony Barnes.

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Thursday, 17 October 2013

October 2013 GCN Newsletter released.

The latest Gaming Club News magazine is ready to rock and roll with over 50 pages........

It can be viewed, readcast or downloaded at the following Scribd link.

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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

New clubs for September

Two new clubs joining the network for September.

Chesterfield Realms of War, (
CROW), based in Chesterfield.
Angus Wargames Club, from Forfar in Scotland.

Please join me in welcoming both the new clubs into the GCN.

Happy Gaming

Anthony Barnes
GCN president.
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Friday, 27 September 2013

Urgent PLI reminder.

Attention all clubs.
Please note that your clubs PLI, (Public Liability Insurance), cover runs out on Sunday 29th September at midnight!
Take note that your club might not be covered from Monday unless you send us payment immediately.

Please also bear in mind it could potentially take us a couple of weeks or possibly more to get your clubs PLI activated on the 2013/2014 schedule if you have missed the deadline.  We cannot organise your clubs PLI cover until we have been sent payment.

Can all clubs who have not as yet sent us their PLI or Annual subscription payments please do so ASAP.
If your club has already sent us your payment for PLI cover and /or the Annual Subscription, thank you very much for being prompt, and as such please ignore this message.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
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