TWWS Annual Wargame Show
Sunday 25th February 2024
All the usual features will be present, including our Bring and Buy. Click HERE for a quick link to details of the Bring and Buy arrangements lower down this page.
The Society has run an Annual Wargame Show for many years. The show caters for exisiting wargamers and hopes also to showcase the hobby to a wider public audience. We have in the past recruited new members after one of our shows.
The Society operates a well-stocked Bring and Buy, details of which can be found below.
We aim to have a wide variety of traders from the wargaming hobby, as well as about a dozen games, these being split between Participation and Demonstration games. A Participation game allows visitors to take part in an ongoing game, and we encourage visiting Societies to offer such games when they book to come to Cavalier.
The link below will take you to a separate page where you will find a list of traders who are signed up for the show, as well as the games being presented by visiting Clubs and Societies. We leave the list of participants on display until the next show, as their contact details may be useful.
Cavalier is held at The Angel Centre, Angel Lane, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1SF.
The Angel Centre is 5 minutes on foot from Tonbridge Station and also benefits from being easily accessible with extensive free parking. The Centre has step-free access with a lift to the upper floor where the refreshment area is located. The upstairs area is also a good spot to go and examine your new purchases is comfort while enjoying a coffee (and bacon sandwich if you are feeling naughty!). A set of directions and maps to get to the Angel Centre can be downloaded from the link below. The final page is a sketch map of the immediate area round the Centre and is also useful for visitors arriving by rail or on foot. There is also a link to Google Maps which may be useful.
The show opens at 10.00 and closes at 16.00
Admission: £6.00 - Cash or Contactless Payment
Free admission is offered to Women and Children under 16 years of age.
Perfect Platters of Tonbridge are our caterers, providing hot and cold food and beverages throughout the day.
Photography is permitted in areas which have been hired by TWWS for the show. The Society arranges for a global photo permit with the Centre Management.
Further Information for Traders and Clubs
To contact the organisers regarding booking trade space or to put on game please contact:
Please note that the above email address goes through a mail forwarding link on the web server and the underlying email address changes each year. You may have an email address in your webmail based on contact with us in previous years. Therefore, at least for the initial contact with us for the next show, please use the email address shown here above.
To see useful information for traders, click on the link below.
Bring and Buy
Things you need to know...
Like many other clubs, we have suffered from pilferage from the B&B, which is why this feature is regrettably vanishing from many shows. TWWS considered various methods of reducing the risks to both parties, and these have been incorporated in our Bring and Buy Conditions which you can download below. In particular...
- The minimum price you should charge is £1.00 and prices should please be in multiples of full £££’s.
- You may only use a Bring and Buy form issued by us, either by email in advance or on the day.
- There are some items that we will no longer accept. (These are shown on the Bring and Buy document, and they could be DONATED to the Combat Stress Stand.)
- Please also understand that we are unable to accept any liability for loss. With this in mind we urge you to read the Bring and Buy conditions, regarding items that we regard as having a "high risk" of pilferage.
Bring and Buy Forms
It is recommended that you obtain Bring and Buy Forms in advance of the show. Each form has space for 10 items. You can order forms by sending an email to the address shown below, and you will be sent one or more pre-numbered PDF forms.
You have a CHOICE of how you can use the form. You can use it…
- Either as an INTERACTIVE form which you can fill out using your PC at home, and print off for the day.
- Or a MANUAL form which uses old fashioned pen and ink.
Bring and Buy forms can be ordered by using the email address shown below. You can order forms already, and we are sending out forms from the start of October 2023.
Please only use this address for Bring and Buy forms; if you need any other information regarding Cavalier you should use the address shown above under Trader Information.
Please be aware that some email packages do not necessarily work happily with the underlying 'mailto:' coding so it is often easier to copy the above email address and paste it into the 'To:' field in your Email package.
This email address is actively monitored before Cavalier, when forms are ready to be issued, until midnight on the Friday immediately preceding the show (23rd February 2024), after which time forms cannot be issued online because the person concerned is involved in preparing the venue. After the show the email address is monitored again one month after the show, in case there are any problems that need to be resolved.
What does it cost ?
We are now charging a Booking In Fee of £1.00 per form presented to us on the day.
At the end of trading, when you come to receive payment for items sold, TWWS will charge a 10% commission on money received for your items.
The Bring and Buy Conditions have been updated for 2024. We recommend that you look at these beforehand, and they can be downloaded here.