Painting Tattoo 2020

The 2020 Painting Tattoo was held at our AGM on the 30th of September. There were many great displays put out by club members.

We had a great turn out across all the three categories (Individual, Skirmish and Army) and the competition was so tight we had a draw in two categories. Thank you to everyone who put their miniatures up for display.

Thank you to the sponsors for the prizes with Military Hobbies, Table Top Warfare and Dragons Lair Salisbury.


1st Place – Greg H., Teutonic Army

2nd Place – Steve W., Saxon Army


1st Place – Alan S., Arena Rex Morituri

1st Place – Mick F., Fallout Survivors


1st Place – Lance H., Hecate Mythic Battles

1st Place – Steve W., Star Wars Legion

All of the entries can be see on our Facebook Album.

Club is open

Group North is complying with all of the COVID-Safe plan actioned by the state government. This lets us enjoy our regular gaming nights again. There are a few extra cleaning steps around the club to help keep everyone safe and we currently have restrictions on all day gaming events but otherwise come on in to continue playing game or use some of your free visits to check out the club.
Wednesday nights are still the main gaming night but we are working on bringing back Friday night gaming too.

Closed during COVID-19

I wish to advise members and guests that the committee of Group North have unanimously decided to close the club’s facilities immediately in line with the government’s decision to have no non-essential gatherings indoors.

We will not be open Wednesday night for games and will not re-open until the government lifts these restrictions.

Our club is in a sound position financially and we intend to recommence operations as soon as we can.

The committee hopes all club members and those who are members of this Facebook page all the best for themselves, family and friends. Please stay safe during this difficult time and keep posting what you are doing as many isolated people will benefit from an active online community.


Mike Allen President GNHWS.

COVID-19 response

With the current COVID-19 health situation Group North is remaining open following the government guidelines on social distancing, hygiene and limiting numbers. This will be monitored continuously as the weeks go by.

People who are unwell or have a family member unwell should not attend. We will not be running any open tournaments or other events until it is safe and sensible to do so. Members should check their emails for more detailed information. The upcoming Crows Feast competition, on May 2nd, has been canceled.

I hope we all pull through this and are able to roll dice again in the not too distant future.

Stay safe. Mike Allen President GNHWS Inc.

Group North Open Day

Our Open Day is not far away now. I’m hoping to see everyone turn up for our games and shopping. Our list of sponsors for the day includes:

  • Barrage Empires
  • Empires at War
  • Table Top Warfare
  • Military Hobbies
  • Scorched Earth
  • Leadbear Tufts
  • D’Ambra Computers and Hobbies
  • Oz Rail

There will be lots of door prizes for guests.

And for those looking for what we’ll be playing; here are a few of the tables running:

  • Chain of Command
  • Cruel Seas
  • Deadzone
  • Kings of War
  • Team Yankee
  • Warhammer 40K
  • X-Wing

A big hello to everyone who saw us at the Edinburgh Truck Show.

2019 Painting Tattoo

Every year after our AGM we run our Painting Tattoo, a chance to show off projects that members have been working on. This years entries had a good number across all of our categories and some very close results.

Army: This category is given a 12″x12″ space to show of large numbers of troops together. It had a shared victory between Lance Holden’s Mythic Battles Gods and Heroes, and Greg Huffa’s tank troop.

1st place Army
1st place Army

Skirmish: This category is for a few troops or large diorama. The entries are given 6″x6″ space to display in. The winner was Steve Wold’s civil war diorama and second place was Mike Allens WWII infantry section.

1st place Skirmish
2nd place Skirmish

Individual: The final category was Individual/Monster, where a single model (or tiny diorama) was shown. This ended up with a three way tie for first place, two from the one person. Adrian Cameron took top spot twice for his Kingdom Death entries and the final spot was a diorama from Richard.

1st place Individual
1st place Individual
Also 1st place Individual

The full entries can be view here.

Thanks to Table Top Warfare and Military Hobbies for sponsorship of the prize pool. I’m sure we’ll see the winners new models next year.