Wednesday 7 March 2012
Monday was my birthday..
My birthday was on Monday,I wont say how old I am, but the clue is in the amount of nasal hair I can now grow.Anyway to celebrate that,my wifes' birthday and the house warming we held a party at the weekend.
Invited was various people from numerous walks of life. The interesting thing for me,was the reaction from the male guests,when they entered my war games room.
Anyway,it was interesting to see the reactions from people,questions such as,how do you play,what are these chaps,how do you paint them,etc,etc.
To be fair even taking into account simple politeness,the reaction was good.
My point is, war gamers don't spread the word sufficiently enough anymore about the hobby.
Years ago, I staged an exhibition in my local library,in the hope it would drum up interest,the mistake I made was it was a static exhibition. Needed is someone to be present to take questions,and generally drum up support.
I would argue that there are a lot of people out there who are looking for a hobby,but there is very little information about to point them in the direction of wargaming.Oh sure there are several magazines,how many people know that. There are still a fair number of shows,but who are aware of them,only wargamers I would argue.
Anyway,I received some nice presents for my birthday,most importantly a regiment of Stadden Prussian Grenadiers,and what giants they are.I cant wait to paint these fellows.
I also received Dr Summerfield's The Saxon Army in the Seven Years War. What a cracking book this is.
I have always had a soft spot for the Saxons throughout their troubled history,from the Great Northern war to the Napoleonic wars. This book is full of beautiful plates of the army,and shows the various uniforms adopted by the army from the mid 1700's onwards.Well recommended.