General Information
The Hammerhead 2017 - Sat 4th March - Even Bigger - Even Better!

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

Hammerhead 2017 is Expanding - Two Great Spaces Full of Fantastic Games!

56 Manufacturers / Traders and 70 Participation Games!

New for 2017 - the Gamers Lounge, as well as the George Stephenson Exhibition Hall.

Cedric Ford Pavilion

The Cedric Ford Pavilion - Gamers Lounge - offers a welcoming, warm and comfortable, carpeted environment in which you can play games, shop for wargame goodies from a selection of new traders to Hammerhead 2017. There is a fully licensed bar and seating area and it's own catering facilities, which will be serving a variety of reasonably priced hot and cold food throughout the day - enjoy a meal and may me a drink from the bar and socialise with fellow gamers.

And The George Stephenson Exhibition Hall

George Stephenson Exhibition Hall

The George Stephenson Exhibition Hall offers a welcoming environment with plenty of space 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.

Car Parking Area

The car parking is plentiful and free and is located between the Gamers Lounge and 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 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. A collection of images from Hammerhead 2016 can been viewed below - and a full show report can be read here.

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Entry To Hammerhead 2017

The Gamers Lounge and the George Stephenson Exhibition Hall Hammerhead open to the public at 10:00am and close at 4:30pm.

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

You can pay on entry to the show on the day or buy your entry tickets online in advance - all tickets bought online will entitle the ticket holder to a free 28mm pewter miniature, choose from either an Austrian, French, British or German WW1 general, which you collect on entry to Hammerhead. To buy your entry ticket click here for details.

The Prize Draw 2017 - £150 worth of prizes!

To enter the Prize Draw - each game you participate in you will be given a Game Slip, write your name on the games slip and take this to the Prize Draw Box on the Information Desk in either the Gamers Lounge or the George Stephenson Exhibition Hall - the two boxes will be mixed together and winners drawn. Make sure you have entered all your Game slips for the Prize Draw by 3:00pm ready for the prizes to be drawn at 3:15pm. The winning numbers will be displayed in both venues on the Information desk.

Lucky winners will receive our unique Letters of Marque (LOM), each with a monetary value, First Prize £75, Second Prize £50 and Third Prize £25, only exchangeable with a trader at Hammerhead 2017 on the day. This is an extra purchase for yourself and an extra sale for our traders. The ticket holder or their named representative must be present for the draw at 3:15pm in order for them to claim their prize. If the owner of the drawn ticket is not present, another ticket will be drawn.

The Hammerhead Figure

The Hammerhead figure for 2017 is a 28mm Great War Austrian general. This pewter miniature will be available for the first time on the day of the show along with the British, German and French general figures from Hammerhead 2014, 2015 and 2016, for the token price of £1.

Purchase your Hammerhead Entry ticket online prior to the show and receive a FREE 28mm Hammerhead Miniature: a WW1 Austrian General, French General, German General or 'Leader of Stallions' British General miniature on entry to the show on 4th March. Click here to buy your tickets in advance.

These figures have been specially sculpted for the show and are cast in lead free pewter. (Figures are supplied unpainted and unbased)

 Hammerhead 2016 Figure
 Hammerhead 2016 Figure
Eric - Hammerhead 2015 Figure
2014 Hammerhead figure - Leader of Stallions

Hammerhead 2017
WW1 Austrian General

Hammerhead 2016
WW1 French General
Hammerhead 2015
WW1 German General
Hammerhead 2014
WW1 British General
'Leader of Stallions'
Painted and based by Karl Flinders.

Closing date for purchase of online tickets is 5 days prior to the event. (Midnight Sunday 27th Feb 2017)

The Bring & Buy - Tabletop Sale

This year 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.

One hour costs £6 for 6ft space (full table)

Bookings for the Tabletop Sales slots will be open from 1st February 2017

For more information on the Tabletop Sale click here

Social Media

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Updated 09.01.17

2013 Hammerhead Open Gaming Show