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About Ben Rolls

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….

The New Republic established an elite school for the top one percent of its pilots.

Its purpose was to teach the lost art of space combat and to insure that the handful of individuals who graduated were the best starfighter pilots in the galaxy.

They succeeded.

Today, the Republic calls it Fighter Weapons School.

The pilots call it:



Eric Daley Trophy Update

The votes have been cast and counted and it’s now official, the Eric Daley Trophy will be held on the 13th November 2016.

We ask all participants to bring a legal 1500 point army and arrive at 12pm for a briefing, we then expect the games to start in earnest at 12:30 and with any luck we’ll be finished and home at tea time.

The full rules pack can be found by following the link below, we hope to see you there!


Eric Daley Trophy, Winter 2016

This winter sees the return of NAG’s Eric Daley Trophy for 2016.

This is an annual event to remember one of NAG’s founding and most respected members who passed away several years ago. Because he didn’t stick to any particular genre, the trophy alternates every year between Fantasy, Futuristic and now Historical games. This year it is up to the players of Warhammer 40,000 to ensure that this year’s tournament runs successfully.

It will be held at the St. Cuthbert’s Church Hall, cost the usual £3 to play and will be 1500 points a side.

Everyone is welcome to enjoy a full day’s gaming in memory of a top bloke.

The confirmed date for the event and the full rules pack will be available on Sunday 25th September.



Warhammer 40k Campaign

Our Futuristic rep Michael Curtis has organised a terrific Warhammer 40k campaign within the club.

“Warhammer 40k 1,000pts Campaign

All players Start with 1,000pt army
Your Warlords basic points are Free (eg captain 90pts costs 0pts)
Standard Force Organisation
The allied Chart as normal with one exception Tyranids are classed as allies of convenience for everyone
NO Forgeworld models or Formations
NO Lords of war
NO Special Characters
NO Special wargear for example Relics

We will be using the planetary empires tiles each player starts with 4 tiles, tile flags will be provided there will be strategic assets placed around the map which provide bonuses in and out of battle details will be provided when setting up the flags, all of your tiles must be in contact with at least 1 other any tiles not in a connected supply line to home base which is the first flag placed tile further details will be explained when setting flags.

All challenges must be battled within 5 Sundays or the defender forfeits

When you take a tile you can adjust your list by 500pts as your force leaves behind a small defence force when battling defence you start with 500pts of models in defence and if you have a tile nearby you can have a release force of 500pts start rolling for reserve from turn 3

When attacking another player you can battle each player once per campaign turn

When moving into empty Tiles you must roll on a random encounter chart to see if there are any non player forces you can take 3 empty tiles per turn and if 2 players choose to attack the same tile a battle for that tile with the 2 players
will ensue and if rolled a small 500pt force as a third party which will be run by a third party person

When Battling your units can earn Veterancy points for every 3 units your unit kills this can be over multiple battles they earn a veterancy point which when earned you spend that point on a veterancy upgrade for the unit on one of the veterancy charts
I will provide which will be done in person and wont be putting up here (if a unit is destroyed the veterancy points are also lost)

Anyone who wants to take part to message me that you are interested

Any reasonable feedback about the rules will be welcome I will create a discussion topic to talk about the Campaign”


New Year, New Committee (almost)

So on 2nd April we held our Annual General Meeting. your reps for this year are:-

Chairman. James Mitchell (Elazar the Glorified)
Secretary. Tom Downes
Treasurer. Steven Patchett (patch)
Vice-Chairman. James Farley (James)
Futuristic Rep, Michael Curtis (Spartacus)
Fantasy Rep, Kevin Miller (Leadership Dice)
Role play, Card Games and Board Gaming Rep. Paul Curtis (Paul)
Historical Rep, Ben Rolls. (Big Benski)

We don’t bite….. Hard…. so give us a nudge if you need anything.


1st NAG Bolt Action tournament.

hey guys, the tournament is here, tomorrow morning we will be hosting the first Bolt Action tournament held at the club.

we are proud to host some players from around the country, including Manchester and Kendal.

The event is supported by Warlord Games who have kindly donated some plastic kits as prize support.

Onwards and upwards! Happy Gaming.


Single Miniature Winner

Painting Competition Results!

Painting Competition Today (12th July)

An excellent turn out and some stunning pieces of art brought in today for the competition.

The single miniature winner was: Ben with the Forgeworld Primarch Vulkan Runner up was Kev with an excellent Glottkin.

Vehicle category was won by Mike with his Dust tactics Axis Jagdluther, and runner up was Ben with a Warlord Games Sherman Firefly.

In the Squad entry the winner was Kev with his Brilliant Nurgle Spawn, runner up was Michael with some very characterful Ogres.

Congratulations to all winners and thanks to all entrants.

Thanks to James, Alisdair and Martin for Judging and a second Thanks to Alisdair via his business for donating the runner up prizes.

Thanks also to Army Painter for providing prize support for today.


NAG ba tournament

NAG 2015 Bolt Action Tournament

Hi Guys,

after a brief discussion i would like to announce my intention to host a Bolt Action tournament at our club on November 1st 2015.

it will be a One day event lasting from 9:30am through until 18:30pm (ish) there may be an entry fee and we may also be offering refreshments on the day (depending on costs and take up)

09:30 – 10:00 enrollment
10:00 – 12:00 Game 1
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 15:00 Game 2
15:30 – 17:30 Game 3
18:00 – 18:30 (ish) Final Standings and Prize ceremony

Tournament Rules


Players must use a 1,000 requisition points force, consisting of one or more Reinforced Platoons, as presented in the Bolt Action rulebook (page 124). Armies can comprise of a maximum of 12 Order dice (i.e. 12 units).

These forces must be selected using one of the following army lists:

The army list section of the Armies of Germany supplement book.

The army list section of the Armies of United States supplement book.

The army list section of the Armies of Great Britain supplement book.

The army list section of the Armies of the Soviet Union supplement book.

The army list section of the Armies of Imperial Japan supplement book.

The army list section of the Armies of France and the Allies supplement book.

The army list section of the Armies of Italy and the Axis supplement book.

All additional units from any other theatre book may also be included but you must provide the rules and costings for these also.

VFT’s are not allowed in this tournament.


After two hours of gameplay, the players must finish the current turn, and then the game ends automatically.



The players must write down the army list they are going to use for the duration of the entire tournament
They must leave a copy of their list to the referee before the start of the tournament.
The force list is public and the opponent can always look at it and ask you questions about your force.


MATCH-UPS: The match-ups of Game 1 will be random. In the following games players will be matched using Tournament Points (TP) and Casualty points, as explained below.


scenarios (TBC) will be played, as described in the BA
rulebook, on table with terrain that has been pre-set by the organisers



Victory is calculated as described in the Scenarios being played and Tournament points are awarded for victories, defeats and draws as shown below:

Result Tournament Points
Victory 3 TP
Draw 1 TP
Loss 0 TP

In addition, players must also record how many requisition points of enemy units they destroy during their games. These destroyed enemies points (let’s call them ‘Casualty points’) are always added together in a running total and are used as a tiebreaker to pair players that are on the same level of Tournament points. From the second round, players will be paired using a Swiss system (i.e. matching players on the same amount of TPs, in descending order).

In case of more than two players on the same number of TPs, players will be matched in descending ‘Casualty points’ total.

If they have the same TP and Casualty points total, players will be paired in alphabetic order.

When two players that have already met in a previous turn are matched to play each other again, they must randomly select opponents from the players on the next table down. This rule does not apply on the top five tables during the last turn of the tournament.



The winner is determined at the end of the last round, according to the following criteria:

•The player with the most TP will be the winner.

•In case of same TP at the top, the winner will be the player with the highest Casualty points total.

•In case of same Casualty points total, we’ll see if the players have played each other during the course of the tournament and the winner will be the winner of such match.

•If the players have never met in the tournament, the tournament ends with a joint victory and the players share the first prize.

Feel free to ask any questions and offer (sensible) suggestions. nothing is as yet set in stone.


Painting Competition 12th July!

1 week to go Guys!


Hi all, this is the  2015 N.A.G painting competition, it is open to all club members, and the categories are….

1. single miniature
2. squad
3. vehicle

these can be any size and any genre (i.e can be 40k bolt action or your role play avatar  *~ )

you can enter all 3 categories, but 1 entry per category

the work must be your own, we will take your word on this. we’re nice like that  ;D

it must be finished in full including bases (if applicable)

this will be classed as participating at the club so you will need to pay your subs that week if this is all you are down for (so you might as well organise a game too) but the entering of the competition is free.

i have prizes for the competition from Army Painter, and wow have they been generous! i have 3 prizes so luckily there will a prize for each category.

for the single miniature category (im expecting this will be the most entered one) an army painter warpaints starter set

for the squad entry the winner will take away the starter brush set

and the vehicle category will win an army painter metal/resin assembly set

they are great prizes generously donated by

Further prizes have also been generously offered by

so please get started on your entry, remember, you can enter all categories but only 1 entry per category! more information at