GDWS is the home of wargaming in Glasgow since 1969. This site tells you all about the society - what we do and when we meet. You can also browse through our extensive collection of display games that highlights the very best this fascinating hobby has to offer.
2019 is the 50th anniversary of Glasgow and District Wargaming Society.
In 1969, helped by Dundee Wargames Club, eight members gathered in St Nicholas Church Hall for the first meeting of GDWS. The Society grew rapidly in the 1970’s, no doubt aided by the incentive of a pie and mash lunch! Members participated in the regional competitions that led to the formation of the Federation of Scottish Wargames Clubs and UK conventions.
Relations with the priests had always been cordial, but the church hierarchy decided wargaming wasn’t compatible, leaving GDWS homeless. After a couple of moves the Society found its current home on the south side of Glasgow.
Star Wars Legion Tournament
At the Society venue on May 5th, 10am to 5pm
Part of the Scottish League but open to all and all levels of player
£10 entry fee
3 rounds, standard 400 points
Leonardo and the Origins of Siege Engines
A lecture by Dr David Nicolle in the Lecture Theatre at the Kelvingrove Museum.
16th April 2019, 2-3pm. Free entry.
Photographs from the games at our recent Open Day.
In our 50th year, we thought we would remind ourselves how far the hobby has come in that time with a collection of photos of old models.
First up is Dave Souter's Macedonians - a competition winner in 1976. All painted with Humbrol oils. This what we had to do before acrylic paints, shield transfers and basing materials.