Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Cavalock Visits Warhammer World

When you mention 'Nottingham', the average person would most likely associate it with Robin Hood, his Merry Men, the Sheriff of Nottingham and the rest of the cast. Well, for miniature wargaming geeks like me, it's also the headquarters for Games Workshop and Warhammer World. The one place to get exclusive Warhammer miniatures, products, view miniature exhibitions and engage in all kinds of geek wargaming activities.

For any Warhammer fans reading this and wondering how to get to Nottingham from London, it's rather simple. Just book an online ticket from St. Pancras International train station in London to Nottingham Station. Preferably do that before you leave for the U.K.. So that's about a two hour ride through the British countryside which I quite enjoyed. You get off at Nottingham Station and just outside the station, you can either take a taxi ride or a tram ride to Warhammer World. We took the tram but apparently all taxi drivers know exactly where Warhammer World is.

So I had to do a little homework bout where to eat around Nottingham Station before we set off for Warhammer World. Came up with a Fish and Chips shop, Carringtons Fish & Chips that has garnered more than a few positive reviews online. That's the above pix and it's pretty good, nice big slab of fish (think it was cod, can't remember). Prefer mine with lots of vinegar. Far as I can tell, there aren't really lots of choices round the station, I could be wrong but I think that's the best deal nearest the Station. Once we had our fill, we hopped on the tram and it's off to Warhammer World.

If you are taking the tram, you'll see Warhammer World building on your way there. Can't miss it. And once you are at the main gates, well, I don't think I need to tell any Warhammer fan what to expect. Depending on what you like, if it's the gothic sci-fi universe of Warhammer 40K, then you would enjoy checking out the Horus Heresy showcase. I got the exclusive Errant Questor for the fantasy Age of Sigmar miniature game plus a couple pins and badges. Wanted to get some t-shirts but the ones I like were outta my size.

Biggest disappointment was them not selling anymore of the special Warhammer faction dice. According to some online pages, they were but when I got there, they said they stopped selling the dice sometime back. Anyway if you are a Warhammer fan in the U.K., definitely take a short day trip to Nottingham and Warhammer World.

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