Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Breast Cancer Brawl - Full Report

October 15th saw the south west UKs first ever Breast Cancer Brawl Warmachine and Hordes tournament.
Also inculding a 'Painting Pink' contest and charity auction.
This event was hosted by North Cornwall Beasts and Bionics gaming group at The Poldark Inn near Delabole, Cornwall and ran on the day by PG_hendybadger.
The entire day was set up to raise money for the Mermaid cancer center at Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske

The tournament didnt have the higest numbers after some people couldnt make it but there were players all the way from Bristol and Oxford.
The main games of the day were 25pt caster kill in 4 rounds. With £10 entry per person and some amazing prizes donated by some very generous people. And the chance to cheat each game by purchasing 50p cheat tokens.

But before we get to the results, lets cover the most important part. The money raised for such a good cause.
A combination of entry fees, cheat token purchases, donations and auction sales gained a grand total of...

£486.51 !!!!!

What an amazing result! I am so pleased everyone involved managed to raise this much for the Mermaid Center. A place that has, does or may help friends or family for all club members at some point of thier lives. There isnt a more deserving cause in my eyes.

And I would also like to say a huge thankyou to everyone there, all donors and all people involved in the setup and running of the event. (please check out the links throughout this post)

So, onto the games.

Breast Cancer Brawl tournament
The top place was very close so lets start at the other end and work up.

The light hearted 'Why dont you try another game?' prize for last place was greatfully recieved by Steve Williams with his Cryx

10th place and the 'Most promising new player' went to Ryan Pooley using a Shae tier force. Who had only used the army once before and hadnt really played any proper games yet. He walked away with a Mini No Quarter, Warmachine ruler and Hordes Domination poster.

9th and the 'Fully Painted Draw' prize of a Trollblood Wapack donated by Triple Helix Games
went to Mark 'Tyrant' Swabbs and his Skorne from The Giants Lair

8th - Simon Lancaster running Menoth
7th - Col Henderson with Cryx. She also took home the Warmachine Wrath championship coin for highest donor on the day.
6th - Liam Slaymakers Circle
5th - Aaron Dix running Cygnar
4th - Andrew Brown and his Cygnar
3rd - Guy Ringham won a K-Lite model case from KR Multicase and 3rd place Privateer certificate and coin with his Legion

The top 2 places were so amazingly close there was only 8 victory points in it! And it was a mighty duel between 2 Press Gangers in the last round

Taking the Signed copy of Hordes Primal from the Guts & Gears Podcast, Privateer certificate and coin for second place and a £20 voucher for and from Iron Haven Games for most sporting player was PG_Hysteresis, Chris Cawthorn and his forces of Menoth

And at the very top, taking home a £100 voucher for and from Wayland Games and the 1st place certificate and coin was PG_Malignant Lettuce, Johanna Slotte with some VERY nasty Cryx

Once again I would like to thank everyone that took part and everyone that donated.

Painting Pink contest

The 'Painting Pink contest was alot of fun. Anyone who wanted to take part had to paint atleast 1 Warmachine or Hordes model and enter into the contest. These models would then be auctioned off afterwards to help raise even more.
Here is afew of the entries. (Apologies for photo quality, it was a hectic day)

3rd place went to Mark ' Tyrant' Swabs for his Ashlyn (above front)
He received an art print from and signed by Florian Stitz and a Privateer Certificate and coin

2nd place was awarded to PG_Docto KoG (Pete Buxton) for his stunning Feora. One of 8 caster he generously donated.
This won him a Privateer certificate and coin and 2 signed prints from Florian Stitz

1st went again to Johana Slotte for the most stunning models on the table. An entire Rhulic Battlegroup!
ALOT of work and time had gone into these. The pinks are the best I have ever seen!
Getting here 3 of Florins prints and another 1st place certificate and coin!

Another model arrived just after the event from Linda in Sweden. A beautiful Morvhanna the Autmn Blade
It may not have been there on the day but still raised an entire £20 on its own when it was bought by one of the club members.
I couldn't get my photo skills quite right so here are with and with flash shots to show off every part.

I considered the tournament and the contest both huge successes. Really enjoyed the entire day and from what I have been told, so did everyone else.
I have even been asked about next years already. Looks like some planning had better start......

To finish off the fundraising was the auction. Carry cases, prints, Faction coins, painted models and more were included.
Donated by Florian StitzPortable WarfareKR Multicase and more.
Again this went so well. With even more money being raised for the Mermaid center.
(Bought Doctor Kogs Feora myself and my wife bought me Johannas battlegroup as a wonderful present)

Every person involved also took away a very limited Sister of Compassion from Dark Age Games cast in pink resin donated by Cool Mini or Not

About time for some shots of the day I think. Some of these arnt perfect because it was a very lively and very enjoyable day.

So there we have it. The South West UK Breast Cancer Brawl 2011.

I would once again like to thank everyone involed. All players, donors and organisers.
£486.51 raised by them for the great cause. The Mermaid cancer center at Treliske hospital.
Please check out the donors links throughout this post and support them like they have very generously supported our event and cause.

Several people have also said things like 'Looking forward to next year'
Think I had better start planning the SW BCB 2012!

On a related note. Will Hungerford (The new PG Quartermaster) posted up a great BCB themed insider >>HERE<<.
So if your organising a BCB in the near future, the players could get thier hand on a Battlebox / Warpack Pink Caster/Lock card like this one

Thats all for now.
I hope everyone enjoyed the event. I know I did.

If you would like to visit or attend North Cornwall Beasts and Bionics gaming group you can find them on Facebook (link top right>>>) or contact Ian at or 07890980870
They met every Thurday (except Oct 27th) at the Poldak Inn, Delabole, Cornwall. 6.30pm - 10.30pm
Playing a whole range of games from Hordes to Warhammer, Sci-fi to Historical and Super Heros to Pirates.
And anything else people bring along!

Until next time,
Hendybadger out


  1. Looks like a fantastic day! Well done buddy! :)

  2. Thanks. And once again, thanks to all involved.

    It was a great day. Really enjoyable


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