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wsatnutter #1 Posted 07 May 2018 - 05:13 PM

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Evening all

about ten weeks or so to go .who has their tickets and who is going?

looking forward to the annual canteen meet during the midday break(would be good for  a few WG employees to pop in as  the gold shell will be available not sure which malt whiskey is filling it this year :trollface:)

 we are staying at a campsite in the village of wool arriving Friday leaving Monday, so if any others are in or near wool we could meet in the beer garden of one of the local pubs to demolish a burger and beers

hopefully the challenger will be there again always good to see him.


 

hail hail

 

any car shares etc on the go


 


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NoobySkooby #2 Posted 07 May 2018 - 05:22 PM

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Sadly I won't be going but a great choice of Video, takes me back to my youth:trollface:

Bulldog_Drummond #3 Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:15 PM

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View Postwsatnutter, on 07 May 2018 - 04:13 PM, said:

Evening all

about ten weeks or so to go .who has their tickets and who is going?

looking forward to the annual canteen meet during the midday break(would be good for  a few WG employees to pop in as  the gold shell will be available not sure which malt whiskey is filling it this year :trollface:)

 we are staying at a campsite in the village of wool arriving Friday leaving Monday, so if any others are in or near wool we could meet in the beer garden of one of the local pubs to demolish a burger and beers

hopefully the challenger will be there again always good to see him.


 

hail hail


 

 

Not impossible I might be there.  Last time I turned up the Black Prince broke down, that's British unionised work for you.

SlyMeerkat #4 Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:16 PM

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I wont be going this year, got other things planned 

Strappster #5 Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:38 PM

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I won't be going as I'm an AI created by WG to make the forums look balanced.

 

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Yakito #6 Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:46 PM

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See you there!

Bulldog_Drummond #7 Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:51 PM

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View PostStrappster, on 07 May 2018 - 06:38 PM, said:

I won't be going as I'm an AI created by WG to make the forums look balanced.

 

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Hi, Siri

Strappster #8 Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:53 PM

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View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 07 May 2018 - 06:51 PM, said:

Hi, Siri

 

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Baldrickk #9 Posted 07 May 2018 - 09:35 PM

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Gah. Was going to create this thread a little closer to the time.

I and some clanmates (4 in the UK, two from Netherlands and one from Norway) will be staying a little further away, at a site in the south coast proper (Rosewall Camping, Osmington Mills)
You can't walk to tankfest like you can from Wool, but the views certainly make up for it!

Anyone is welcome to join us. I at least will be there Tuesday-Monday.

@nutter we should properly arrange the pub this time.
 

View PostBulldog_Drummond, on 07 May 2018 - 07:15 PM, said:

 

Not impossible I might be there.  Last time I turned up the Black Prince broke down, that's British unionised work for you.

Good to finally meet in person, you didn't make it last time you said you were going (about the time of that O-I thread)

 

When have they ever had the Black Prince out?

It's not been out for the last 5 years at least.

Though I have seen quite a few breakdowns.

That pop!


 

Edited by NickMustaine, 08 May 2018 - 10:18 AM.


Renesco #10 Posted 07 May 2018 - 10:30 PM

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I went to tankfest last year and was amazed. There were tanks everywhere running around the arena 100 feet away and all these pot-bellied pasty nerds in meme tshirts spent the whole day queuing up at a wargaming booth so they could play tanks.

 

It boggles the mind how some people behave. It's like when people go to a concert and spend the whole time holding their phone up recording the thing instead of enjoying the moment.



wsatnutter #11 Posted 07 May 2018 - 10:55 PM

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Yes indeed burgers to the forums 

Bulldog_Drummond #12 Posted 07 May 2018 - 11:07 PM

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View Postwsatnutter, on 07 May 2018 - 09:55 PM, said:

Yes indeed burgers to the forums 

 



TungstenHitman #13 Posted 07 May 2018 - 11:26 PM

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I'd love to catch one of these tankfests, I haven't even seen a tank up close tbh. I just haven't the time to fly over unfortunately. Enjoy and take plenty of pics of the tanks and upload them for us :) Try not to get escorted out for drunken tomfoolery like trying to jump onto a passing tank during the show and go "waaaaa look at me! In Rasha, tank drives you!"

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View PostRenesco, on 07 May 2018 - 10:30 PM, said:

I went to tankfest last year and was amazed. There were tanks everywhere running around the arena 100 feet away and all these pot-bellied pasty nerds in meme tshirts spent the whole day queuing up at a wargaming booth so they could play tanks.

 

It boggles the mind how some people behave. It's like when people go to a concert and spend the whole time holding their phone up recording the thing instead of enjoying the moment.

It's worth catching it at a quiet time. 

Especially when you are there multiple days and you've seen that bit of the show before. 



TsundereWaffle #15 Posted 08 May 2018 - 06:51 AM

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I will actually be going for the first time this year (Saturday). Will be my first time in the UK as well :)

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Baldrickk #16 Posted 08 May 2018 - 07:06 AM

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View PostTsundereWaffle, on 08 May 2018 - 06:51 AM, said:

I will actually be going for the first time this year (Saturday). Will be my first time in the UK as well :)

Welcome! I hope you enjoy your time over here!



spuff #17 Posted 08 May 2018 - 07:17 AM

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I’m going this year for the 1st time as a (milestone) birthday present. Bringing the missus and kids along. Looking forward to seeing loads of tanks in action. Did Tiger day last year and really enjoyed that. Can’t wait to see even more tanks this time!

DracheimFlug #18 Posted 08 May 2018 - 08:24 AM

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View PostRenesco, on 07 May 2018 - 10:30 PM, said:

I went to tankfest last year and was amazed. There were tanks everywhere running around the arena 100 feet away and all these pot-bellied pasty nerds in meme tshirts spent the whole day queuing up at a wargaming booth so they could play tanks.

 

It boggles the mind how some people behave. It's like when people go to a concert and spend the whole time holding their phone up recording the thing instead of enjoying the moment.

 

I was at a Cyndi Lauper concert where she halted the concert for 10 min or so to rant on that very subject. While I agree with you on the wargaming booth, merely holding a phone up at a concert does not preclude enjoying the concert, any more than using binoculars to see the stage better does so. Heck even before binoculars, there were opera glasses.....  

On topic, I would really love to go, but my wife is not so into that. Some day, though....
 

signal11th #19 Posted 08 May 2018 - 09:45 AM

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As usual Nutter I shall be in the beer tent for most of the day, hopefully will see you again in there.

wsatnutter #20 Posted 08 May 2018 - 11:57 AM

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View PostTsundereWaffle, on 08 May 2018 - 05:51 AM, said:

I will actually be going for the first time this year (Saturday). Will be my first time in the UK as well :)

 

View Postspuff, on 08 May 2018 - 06:17 AM, said:

I’m going this year for the 1st time as a (milestone) birthday present. Bringing the missus and kids along. Looking forward to seeing loads of tanks in action. Did Tiger day last year and really enjoyed that. Can’t wait to see even more tanks this time!

 

View Postsignal11th, on 08 May 2018 - 08:45 AM, said:

As usual Nutter I shall be in the beer tent for most of the day, hopefully will see you again in there.

 

View PostBaldrickk, on 07 May 2018 - 10:38 PM, said:

It's worth catching it at a quiet time.

Especially when you are there multiple days and you've seen that bit of the show before.

 

THEN  this sounds like a meet up in the canteen is a given @Baldrikk yes m8 deffo pub time this year  we meet up on Saturday night for a meal at the seven stars in wool I book the table 4 weeks in advance if any of you want in let me know .

 

https://www.sevenstars.co.uk/

 

very nice food indeed

 






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