What Can I Do?

There are lots of great things to do at Ambush! and here you can find a list of the demonstration & participation games available so you can try out new games or enjoy a game you already enjoy with new people.  If you wish to take part in a tournament please see the tournament tab.

What’s happening:- 

Ambush With A Brush!


We’re pleased to announce the inaugural Ambush! painting competition. In addition to the painting tables we’ll have set up at the event, you’ll be able to enter our formal painting competition. We have several categories to participate in, and each category will be judged by our panel of painting officials, all with some great prizes to be won.

Entry is free with your Ambush! event entry and you can enter all the categories if you would like to (one entry per category only).  The Categories are:

  1. Best Fantasy Miniature
  2. Best Historical Miniature
  3. Best Sci-fi Miniature
  4. Best MONSTER (capitals because it should be BIG!)
  5. Best Vehicle
  6. Young Talent – Age 14 and under

For more details and rules, see the Ambush with a Brush! page here

Kids Activities 


There will be colouring pages, crayons and supplies as well as the family games section and miniature painting all to keep everyone in the family entertained at Ambush!

Board Game Corner

We’ll have a huge selection of card and board games for you to try out, like Dobble, Catan, Tsuro, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Dungeon Mayhem, Ice Cool and so many more. These are all free to play once you are into the event and we’ll have friendly folks who can help you with the rules, if required.


Painting Challenge

Last Years painting tables will return. What ever your age sit down and build and paint your new toys or paint one of the free miniatures that we will provide. We’ll be handing out some small prizes for best painted in each session and a grand prize for best overall painted mini during the weekend so make sure you let one of the MLG team know you would like to enter. 

Warhammer Age of Sigmar

Age of Sigmar Soul Wars demonstrations will be running over the weekend. 


Star Wars Armada


Local Gamer Ben Jackson will be putting on Demos of the popular Armada fleet combat game by Fantasy Flight.

Warhammer 40K Apocalypse Demonstration Game


Members of the Yorkshire Renegades team will be putting on a huge game of Warhammer 40,000 to show off the possibilities of this popular games system.

Bolt Action – D-Day airborne assault


The Yorkshire Renegades will be staging a series of campaign missions from D-Day, featuring a British Airborne force with roots in Yorkshire.

Little Wars

Tim Waudby and Tim Hall are bringing a game of Little Wars – A glorious affair of proper toy soldiers in all their glossy splendor!

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Dungeons and Dragons 


Join us on Saturday and Sunday for Dungeons and Dragons Return to the Sunless Citadel….. if you dare

Batman Miniatures Games


Scarborough Games Society are bringing The Batman Miniature Game to Ambush! This tabletop skirmish game features the powerful heroes and evil villains of the DC universe.
Will you join the Dark Knight against the mobsters who terrorize Gotham? Or will you join his enemies to bring chaos to the streets and take back the night?


Bradford Battletech Battalion will take you to the 31st century, where huge Battlemechs slug it out on the battlefields of the future. With participation games covering 2 systems, Classic Battletech and Alphastrike, players will pilot the mechs across 2 different planets, battle their opponents and the environments in order to command the battlefield.

Blood Bowl


The Wolds Wargamers will be bringing games of Bloodbowl for you to enjoy.

Bolt Action 

BAThe Scarborough Games Society are bringing Bolt Action to Ambush! putting YOU in command of the most brutal and famous battles of the Second World War.

Mad Max 1934

MAd Max

The Scarborough Games Society are bringing Mad Max 1934 to Ambush! come along and give it a try


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Ambush! has a Learn to Play Yu-Gi-Oh area. So come along and learn to play this great trading card game for free



You can also come along and learn how to play Pokemon for free.

Model and Miniature Display

Cubby Hole Scale Models and History hub have teamed up with Hulls’s own Band of Modellers and will be bringing an impressive display of high quality painted miniatures and scale models for your viewing pleasure.

Tabletop Sale 

Bring along your unwanted Miniatures, Games and Books and hire a table for just £5 for up to 3 hours. Each table is approximately 6ft x 2ft.

Click Here for more details.



Novahound a Yorkshire rockband will be entertaining you on Saturday night with music influenced by Led Zeppelin, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Black Sabbath, Slash, The Virginmarys, Black Keys, The Doors, The Jimi Hendrix Experience


Please see the tournament tab for full detail and to book your place

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Lots of traders for you to look round, talk to and purchase all your gaming needs from. See the Traders tab for full details.  

Food and Drink

Catering will be available on site and provided by Taylormade Catering.

Saturday 8am until 6.30pm

Sunday 8am until 3.30pm

Here is a sample of what will be available and importantly (roughly) how much it will cost over the weekend:

Breakfast –

Bacon buttie £3 add egg/  onions (50p)

Sausage buttie £3.50 Add egg / onions (50p)

BLT £3.50

Crumpets £1.50

Toast £1 ( add egg/ beans) (50p)


Lunch –

Loaded Jacket potatoes £4






Burgers £3.50 ( add onions/ cheese)

Sandwiches/ crisps/ cake £3.50


Pie/mash/peas £ 5.00

Chili & rice £4.50

Curry & rice £4.50

Pulled pork burgers £4.00


Drinks … 

tea/coffee/soft drinks

Plan your weekend