The Independent Wargames Group. Being a Journal of views, prejudices,ideas and photographs of wargaming not just nationwide, but hopefully world wide.The name IWG was adopted in the early 1980's in response to the then dominant Wargames Research Group, but things have moved on,and wargaming appears to be in somewhat of a Golden Age, so sit back and hopefully enjoy my rantings.
Saturday, 22 March 2014
A Call to Muster.
So was it worth the effort? Yes and No. I promised Tom and Dave that I would put a game on, and their shows are always for good causes, so yes it was worth the effort.Its also nice to talk to various people who come to stand and have a bit natter about wargaming things. It was also good to do a bit of shopping to replenish my paint stocks, and also receive a free figure from Graham Cummings great Jacobite figure project. The range is very very good.
Posted by Independentwargamesgroup at Saturday, March 22, 2014
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Excellent game Robbie, pity could nt stay longer and see the game through to its conclusion. Your figures are pretty amazing, what wargaming should all be about!!. Enjoyed the show overall although as you say, not as well attended as others in the area. Dave Clements Parade Ground, in the old hall on Prince Regent St in Stockton was my first ever wargame show back in 1980 something.ReplyDelete
Sorry I didnt reply sooner John,Delete
I got beat, needless to say. The lowering of the command status was an interesting feature as units became shaken.
Thanks for a great game Rob.ReplyDelete
See you on Sunday for another bashing no doubt.Delete
The game looked good and you know what it does seem to get harder to make the effort to put games on at shows. May be an age thing!!!!ReplyDelete
It is sad about the shows attendance but the spring show was always the weaker of the two the guys used to organise, lets hope they come up with something for next year.
Glad you like the figure, now lets see it painted!!
Tom and Dave always throw a lot into their shows, but Im not certain they intend to continue. I always thought their original shows were great.
Regarding that wonderful figure, I have asked Dave Jarvis to work his magic on it, so Ilook forward to taking some photographs for you.
Have you found any more information about the old Campaign Miniatures range by the way?
Regardless of whether the show was any good Robbie, I just want to say your game and figures look very nice indeed from these photos. I think your basing is particularly effective. Thanks for showing them.ReplyDelete
The bases are easy to do, it was an idea I pinched from Games Workshop.
If the turnout was as poor as you infer I seem to have made the right decision not to go. As Grahan says the spring show was always the weaker - we gave up trading at it and ran games for a few years- but decided not to do this one in either capacity as I'm now in the run up to Salute.ReplyDelete
Its a shame you didn't go Andy, I know some people who didn't attend because you weren't there.Delete
PS See you at Salute.
Its always a pleasure to view your armies. Very inspiring!ReplyDelete
Thats very kind, although sometimes humping the stuff about gets a bit chewy.Delete
What a wonderful looking game. I would have played in it had I been there, but it is a long way from Chicago.ReplyDelete
I know that hosting a game can be very exhausting, but we all do it for the love of the game and we must hold to the belief that what we are doing is helping the hobby in some small, but important, way. Somewhere, someone will have either seen your game in person or through your blog and they saw something that inspired them: either to paint some 18th Century figures for their own army, or to haul out their own collection and play a game. Keep doing it because it matters.
I am hosting two games this weekend at the Seven Year War Association convention, and while I fret over all of the required pre-game preparation of packing figures and terrain and game equipment , and while I know ahead of time that I will be exhausted come Saturday evening, I know that it is all worth it.
Itotally agree. I think its probably a combination of standing a longtime and talking rubbish to people who make the mistake of standing near the game when I'm there.Delete
I must admit I would love to have a command in your games, but then I would also love to attend an American wargames show.