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Out and about

November 16, 2010

It’s been a busy few weeks, first there was Fiasco in Leeds, then Warheads painting day in Sheffield, and this weekend it’s the Platoon Britannica Yorkshire Regiment meet up. What a whirlwind!

Whirlwind by Webgol on Flickr used with Creative Commons license


Workshops at Derby World Wargames

October 3, 2010

This weekend we were in Derby, at the Old Glory World Wargames show held at the University of Derby.

With over 60 traders, tournaments, demonstration games and participation games this is a fun packed event for gamers of all ages. On the Sheffield Irregulars stand this year we were offering free basing workshops – urban rubble, woodland flowers and blood and gore effects.

Each of these bases could be made with a few simple materials in just a couple of minutes, and they proved popular with young and old a like all weekend long. The show judges approved as well, and we won the prize for best participation display!

Sheffield Irregulars stand


IMP – the results

August 3, 2010

IMP (Irregular Miniature Paintfest) took place on Saturday July 31st in Sheffield at Patriot Games store and La Perle delicatessen. It was a lot of fun, and we have pictures to prove it!

Golden Imp Awards winners


T’was the night before IMP…

July 30, 2010

…and all through the house there was the packing of minis.

IMP (Irregular Miniature Paintfest) kicks off tomorrow from 11:00 am at Patriot Games in Sheffield.

Make sure you turn up to join in the games, workshops, speed painting challenge and the Golden Imp Awards painting competition.

Our event site has more information – and a map!

Prize update

June 10, 2010

Warlord Games have sent through their sponsored prizes, and what fantastic prizes they are!

Remember, if you’re entering the Golden IMP Awards with a historical entry in either Single Figure or Unit categories you automatically get entered into the Warlord special prize category.

Warlord Games prizes total over £100 of goods and include:

  • Pike & Shotte Dragoons
  • Imperial Roman Legionnaires
  • Imperial Roman Testudo
  • Imperial Roman Onager
  • Pike & Shotte Marquis of Monfort
  • Pike & Shotte King Charles 1st
  • Imperial Roman Engineers
  • Legionary Command Pack

Find out more about the Golden IMP Awards and IMP (Irregular Miniature Paintfest)

The Golden IMP Awards 2010

June 7, 2010

Yes they’re back! The Golden IMP Awards will be a key feature at this year’s IMP (Irregular Miniature Paintfest) on July 31st in Sheffield.

IMP is open to everyone, even if you’re not a Sheffield Irregular member (yet). Here are all the juicy details about the comp and prizes…


Games Day UK – travelling from Sheffield

June 6, 2010

Last year we organised a minibus from Sheffield to Games Day with our usual driver Ky and his pimped out minibus (tinted windows, dvd player, playstation!), and with tickets on sale it’s time to see if enough people are interested in minibus travel so we can arrange it.

The local store coach ticket is £15, and you’re more than welcome to use that to travel, but you won’t get one of Becky’s home cooked bacon rolls thrown in for that price! SI also don’t allow anyone under a certain age either, and we insist on letting people sleep on the way down if they want.

Last year the minibus price was £20 and we had to fill it to get that price.

We got to the NEC in plenty of time last year, and were close to the front of the Golden Demon queue.

If you’re interested in travelling on the SI minibus to Games Day UK from Sheffield, please leave a comment below soon. If enough people are interested then we’ll go ahead and book the minibus. If not enough people are interested, then store coach it is. (There are two leaving from Sheffield, Meadow Hall and The Moor).

Grey Sunday

May 29, 2010

Sunday June 13th is Grey Sunday – at the painting session on this day we will be asking members to only paint with pots with grey in the title – plus one black and one white each. (You can also use any mediums you like, such as glaze and metallic medium)

There will be lots of sharing, so it’s a great way to try new ranges and see just how many different types of grey there are available, and how much variety of colour there is to be had in the grey range. You’ll be surprised.

Bring you grey paints and a mini to paint over approx 3 hours. (Prime – in any colour, in advance), and lets see what happens.

This is a just for fun event. Photos of finished minis will be posted on this site afterwards.

If you can’t attend the Patriot Games, Sheffield painting session you can still join in – make sure to take some photos!

IMP is coming

May 27, 2010

Sheffield Irregulars will be hosting IMP (Irregular Miniature Paintfest) at Patriot Games & La Perle delicatessen in Sheffield.

More details to follow – but keep Saturday 31st July free and get yourself to Sheffield.


Speed painting at Triples

April 19, 2010

Huge thanks to everyone who stopped by the speed painting tables over the weekend, and to all the SI members who helped make the weekend a success.

Ian took some great photos that show how great the new venue (English Institute of Sport) was.

Large hall, Photo by Ian Goadsby