Carronade 2021

Falkirk District Wargames Club hope you can join us for our annual show.

On Saturday, Sept 25, 2021. 10am to 4pm.

We have the go ahead for the show but due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19 there will be adjustments required to allow us to maintain a safer enviroment.

  • Currently in Scotland Face coverings are a legal requirement in indoor public places.
  • Currently in Scotland it is Recomended to keep your distance from people not in your group.
  • We will not be running the flea Market.
  • There will be no games in the centre linking hall.
  • Certain areas will be kept clearer to allow for better distancing.
  • Entrance to the event will be on the opposite side of the building to normal.
  • Please use the Callendar Business Park car parks and the eastern school entrance.
  • The normal entrance for the event will be an exit only to allow distance to be maintained in that area.

The show will be held at our usual venue, Graeme High School Callander Road Falkirk FK1 1S.

The lists of traders, clubs, and games is all up to date, alongside the details for the painting competition.

Adults £4. OAP and Under 16's £2. Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 kids) £5.

Please note that parking on site is very limited and visitors are advised to use the nearby Callendar Business Park: Google Maps.

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While we wait for the big day enjoy the pics we have of previous Carronades in the following gallery, Carronade Image Archive.

The Traders

The list of attending Traders, so far...

Trader list

Club & Trader Games

Demonstration & public participation games

Games list

Painting Competition

7 categories for miniature artists

Enter here


Graeme High School,
Callendar Road,
Falkirk FK1 1SY

CARRONADE! Named after the short range, heavy calibre cannon used by the Royal Navy in the Napoleonic wars and cast at the Carron Ironworks on the outskirts of Falkirk.

SHOW HISTORY Established in 2006, Carronade has gone from strength to strength since our first experiment to try a show. We were not certain that there would be support for another Northern show but decided to give it a go after checking that the club finances were healthy enough to cope if it proved to be a disaster! We need not have worried.

The first show in Falkirk College was well attended and we covered our costs with a small profit. It has grown every successive year and we soon had to switch to our current venue at Graeme High School for more floor space. We are using every practical space in the school building now and only wish we had more.

One early Carronade innovation was to run a flea market rather than a traditional bring and buy. We believe we were one of the first UK shows to use this format which is better known at US conventions.

Gamers can hire a small table for a nominal fee in one or more of four 1 hour sessions during the day and sell their own items for whatever price they negotiate, with no cut taken by the club. It has proved hugely popular.

Staffing a show as large as Carronade! is a challenge if you still want club members to have time to look around the show and buy some new toys.

The flea market format needs just one club member present to manage the hall while a traditional bring and buy needs many pairs of hands. So, for us, it was either run the market area as a flea market format or nothing.

With the numerous traders, club demonstration and public participation games and the popular painting competition we hope our fellow gamers have a grand day out at Carronade!