General Information
Hammerhead 2024 - Saturday 2nd March

Hammerhead is run by Kallistra Ltd with assistance from the Forest Outlaws Gaming Club, GCN and support from
Miniature Wargames, Wargames Illustrated and Wargames Soldiers and Strategy.

Top Manufacturers / Traders and up to 60 Participation Games and Activities

plus the Wargames Illustrated Painting Competition!

George Stephenson Exhibition Hall
The George Stephenson Exhibition Hall

The George Stephenson Exhibition Hall offers a welcoming environment with plenty of space (3000sq metres), with natural light in which you can play games, shop for wargame goodies from a selection of top traders positioned around the perimeter of the hall. The visitor participation games are all located in the central area of the exhibition hall. It has its own catering facilities, which will be serving a variety of reasonably priced hot and cold food throughout the day.

The car parking is plentiful and free and is located directly outside the George Stephenson Exhibition Hall.

Car parking

The Newark Showground is only a few minutes from the A1. Click here for directions to Hammerhead.


The Wargames Illustrated Hammerhead Painting Competition

Wargames Illustrated Painting Competition 2020

The Wargames Illustrated Painting Competition located in the George Stephenson hall

For more details click here >>

The Hammerhead Experience

Every game at Hammerhead is visitor participation, which means that you are very welcome 'to have a go’ at a wide variety of different historical and fantasy based games run by intrepid gaming clubs, historical societies, wargame companies and enthusiastic groups of gamers. You will be able to play a full game or simply move a few miniatures, roll some dice, have a chat with the people running the game and then move onto the next. The show provides a great opportunity to try out new or familiar game systems and spend a day indulging yourself and friends in this absorbing and fascinating hobby. Whether you’re interested in Napoleonics, WWI and WWII, Ancients, Medieval, Fantasy or Science Fiction, we are sure that you will find a selection of games you would like to play.

Entry To Hammerhead 2024

The George Stephenson Exhibition Hall opens to the public at 10:00am and close at 4:30pm - payment taken at the door.

Entry: £5 per adult, £3 for minors (16 and under), Children under 9 free

The Hammerhead Figure 2024

Hammerhead's 2024 figure - James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth.
The leader of the famous Monmouth Rebellion of 1685. After the defeat of his army at the Battle of Sedgemoor, he was captured and executed by his uncle King James II.

Richard III
Painted and based by the talented Karl Flinders, Chairman of the Forest Outlaw Club
( Figure supplied unpainted and unbased)

The Bring & Buy - Tabletop Sale

Hammerhead show will be hosting the popular Tabletop Sales in the George Stephenson Exhibition Hall.
If you are new to this, you basically hire a table for one hour to sell your unwanted wargames items. You can deal directly with the buyers and answer any questions they may have. With no commission, you keep all the profits.

Please note there will be limited tables available, so its on a first come first served basis.

Bookings for the Tabletop Sales slots will be open from 1st February 2024

For more information on the Tabletop Sale click here

Social Media

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Updated 113.02.24

2013 Hammerhead Open Gaming Show