Canada’s Finest Miniature Wargame Convention

MARCH 16, 17 & 18, 2018

Roll It!

Ready for another year? Join us for a fun-filled weekend of great wargaming, buy & sell, and general tomfoolery in Stratford, Ontario. Come watch and play some of the finest wargames in North America.

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What are you getting yourself into?

There are 5 game time slots: Friday evening (7:00 PM), Saturday morning (9:30 AM), Saturday afternoon (2:00 PM), Saturday evening (7:00 PM), and Sunday morning (9:30 AM). Attendees register to participate in games day of. Any tournaments that require pre-registration will be listed as such with instructions how to contact the Game Master.

Bring & Buy

Each year attendees are invited to bring wargaming related consignment items to sell. If you have a need to clear up space (even if only to fill it again with more models), we tend to have a room full of interested buyers. Our staff run the consignment operations, and we collect a portion of the profit to add to Hotlead’s annual charitable donation. Want to know how it works? Please check out the Bring & Buy page for instructions and forms.


(14 years and older)
Junior Gamer
(13 years and younger)
Friday $5.00 $3.00
Saturday $20.00 $8.00
Sunday $5.00 $2.00
Full Weekend Pass $25.00 $10.00


The Arden Park Hotel
Ontario Street
P.O. Box 1040
Stratford, ON
Canada N5A 6W4
877 788 8818 – Reservations
519 275 2936 – Front Desk
519 275 2938 – Fax

Ontario Stratford

Game Masters

Looking to do more at Hotlead this year? Why not register as a Game Master (GM) and run your own scenario? Click here for instructions regarding GM registration. Welcome to the team.


Conventions are all about finding people who like the same stuff as you do. Some of the more passionate wargaming enthusiasts in the room are bound to be our vendors.

There are booths around the perimeter of the gaming room selling anything from codex books and models, to board games and more. Check in and see who’s selling this year.

Information about Stratford, ON

Making the trip to Stratford for Hotlead this year? More than the home of our humble convention, this beautiful city has much to offer. Check out Tourism Stratford for some ideas how to get the most out of your trip this year. Maybe you can even squeeze in a visit to The Stratford Shakespeare Festival for an amazing show.