08/03/2020 at 23:22 #132862
Alumwell (WMMS) 2020 wargame show (UK).
Had a very enjoyable visit today. Comments and Photographs up on the blog.09/03/2020 at 14:31 #132914willzParticipant
Thanks Norm for an informative and photo rich report.09/03/2020 at 16:49 #132935
Yes, thanks for that.
Trust science, not the scientists.11/03/2020 at 06:23 #133019
As always, thank you both for supporting these sort of article posts. Sometimes it is difficult here to gauge how much interest there is in this sort of thing.11/03/2020 at 07:29 #133020Steve JohnsonParticipant
As always an interesting post on a show Norm. I agree with knowing about how many people are interested in what we post.11/03/2020 at 09:19 #133028Guy FarrishParticipant
Good points – I sometimes feel it is a bit odd posting ‘good report’ and nothing else, but I completely understand that it is useful to know your work is appreciated and has sparked interest.
This has done both – keep ’em coming.
Good report!11/03/2020 at 09:35 #133032
Steve, I know for example when I post at the Lead Adventure Forum, how many times a post has been clicked on. This has given me an understanding on what is worth posting, so for example there, I don’t post anything about boardgames or now on anything that is to do with 10mm or smaller.
Thanks Guy, Including travel, I spent 7 hours in relation to the show. I then spent 6 hours preparing and editing my post, plus the ongoing time of answering all comments so blog commitment for me involves significant ‘spare’ hours and I am coming to a conclusion that I need to target my output better – or perhaps just enjoy those 6 hours looking through and using what I just bought at the show instead. It may well be that a modern audience does not want column style postings, but would be happy with just a single picture of two.
For years my internet output has been fairly strong, but my enthusiasm to post is reducing and this year has seen my first decline in blog activity, both in terms of number of posts and the depth of each post.11/03/2020 at 12:26 #133040Steve JohnsonParticipant
It is hard to maintain the commitment to Blog, as mentioned in my end of year review. To record my games, the taking of notes and ‘photos impacts on game time as well as concentration. Then the AAR can take as long, if not longer than the game itself. For the moment I will carry on as before, but it is getting harder…11/03/2020 at 13:07 #133041MikeKeymaster11/03/2020 at 14:40 #133054Guy FarrishParticipant
I understand the time and effort of maintaining a blog.
I don’t have a wargames blog – I have a wargames wiki – http://corrigenda.pbworks.com/w/page/16520293/FrontPage which is very infrequently updated. I do however have a writing blog which I am trying to keep much more lively, but writing about writing and doing the writing itself is chuffing hard work. (feel free to pop along to either – search for Guy Farrish Writes for the writing one – warning – virtually nothing of wargaming or military history interest).
For blogs that involve lots of photography, embedded video and factual reporting where you want to be accurate about whose game was which, I can believe it must be very time consuming.
As for reports on forums, I could imagine that some have such distinct focuses on aspects of the hobby that posting anything falling outside that narrow band will feel a bit like shouting into a void.
I like forums because they do (did?/should?) give a very broad church view of what is going on out there. I have a fairly eclectic taste (grasshopper mind?) and rapidly get bored with admiring one particular facet of the hobby to the exclusion of all others.
So to everyone who does put material up here; painting, sculpting, terrain making, game designing, playing the games, research, general thoughts about the social place and role of wargaming – thanks. I love reading them all, and should say so more often. Apologies for not doing but your efforts really are appreciated.
(Very keen on 10mm and below and boardgames!).11/03/2020 at 14:55 #133055
Guy your Wiki idea is very good, I have been along to check your pages. I do a similar thing with my Commanders site, which is a paid for bit of web space. I don’t track visitors there, but rather do as you do with the Wiki. Over the last couple of years I have considered dropping it, but increasingly see it as a potential future bolt hole, just to host and post short snippet stuff. It does not have any comment boxes activated and people can either visit or not and that matters less to me. It is a sort of place where I can write for myself without the issue of ‘doing a good job for readers / followers’ etc.11/03/2020 at 14:56 #133056
Thanks Mike, each of those are smaller than a dining table 🙂11/03/2020 at 23:08 #133067
Dining table eh? Tomorrow I’m running and playing Sword Beach in 20mm on a dining table. Things are a bit compressed. There’s no sea for one thing!
Trust science, not the scientists.12/03/2020 at 06:00 #133072
That was my default entry into wargaming, Airfix on the family table. 🙂 Hope you have a blast.
In the UK, I wonder what the balance is between ‘dining table’ and ‘kitchen table’ in homes these days. The former being typically 5′ x 3′ and above, getting nearer to that apparent gaming standard of the 6′ x 4′, with the latter being nearer to a 4′ x 3′.12/03/2020 at 21:52 #133123jeffersParticipant
Family table? Luxury! I had to play on the floor. 🥺
More nonsense on my blog: http://battle77.blogspot.com/12/03/2020 at 22:40 #133125
I took a few photos. I’ll see if I can manage to make a post with them shortly. Two of us had some fun. Our third player had just about the worst luck imaginable.
Trust science, not the scientists.
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.