27/07/2014 at 18:52 #232231/07/2014 at 14:46 #2602
Perhaps you should change the title of this section. I assumed this was about the Black Powder rules and so ignored it at first, I don’t like the Black Powder. I like this era and so took the trouble to find this section but perhaps another name might be better – one that is not a wargame set of rules.31/07/2014 at 14:49 #260531/07/2014 at 14:51 #2607
Yes maybe – Horse and Musket?31/07/2014 at 15:10 #2610AnonymousInactive
Yes maybe – Horse and Musket?
I agree with “Horse and Musket” for the forum title.
Scott31/07/2014 at 15:31 #261803/08/2014 at 10:46 #2917Henry HydeParticipant
Mike, could we have a specific section for 18th century please? Because the period has its own, very distinct flavour (not just because this is the era that sees the most imagi-nations) I think it ought to be represented here. (you could call it Lace Wars, but 18th century covers WSS, GNW, WAS, SYW etc)03/08/2014 at 13:47 #2940
I agree with Henry generally but if you take 18th century out and you already have Napoleonic and ACW out then what is left? Isn’t this de facto the 18th century forum.
Maybe it might be better to put some dates in, not just here but elsewhere. Have this forum for say 1700 to 1785. Napoleonic is everything 1785 to 1840 (???) and ACW is everything from 1840 (or whatever you choose) to 1900. So change the names to, for example, Napoleonics (1785-1840).03/08/2014 at 13:50 #294303/08/2014 at 16:18 #296923/08/2015 at 10:44 #29748
I was wondering if there could be a colonial forum rather than just having it as part of the general h+m one?
It’s a popular’period’ but isn’t usually associated with h+m, which I always relate to Napoleonics, ACW, ECW etc.
Just a thought.
Jim24/08/2015 at 17:07 #2983625/08/2015 at 12:50 #29866
Not right now but later on. I just thought it was a bit odd not to have one?25/08/2015 at 12:59 #29867
The trouble is, and often the consensus, that more forums just makes the content more spread out.
The search facility here works well, so anything with a colonial tag can be found.
Plus, there is also the issue of how many forums?
If a colonial forum, why not an X, if an X why not a Y, if a Y why not.. etc.
Before you know it you have a massive sprawling website that is harder to manage and moderate and host.
Catch 22 I know…
To be transparent though, I am more inclined to make a new forum if it gets the backing/approval of the paying members.
That is not to say the free members are not worth listening to, far from it, but those that pay to be a member, either sponsors or traders are those that essentially pay my rent and server fees, so they are the reason TWW is here to being with.
If those that pay decide they don’t like TWW and stop paying, then TWW will disappear.
That is my problem, trying to find that balance between making as many people as happy as possible, whilst still running at a small profit so I can pay my bills.
I am not sure that helps in anyway, but hopefully sheds some light on my thought processes.25/08/2015 at 20:49 #29886Not Connard SageParticipant
Folks, I think TWW was originally meant to follow a much saner approach to classifying posts than what some might be used to in the insanity that is the ridiculous redundancy of boards at TMP.
Wot ‘e said. Ghettoisation is not the way forward.
However, in direct contradiction to the above, and in a complete volte face from my usual standpoint of ‘no more boards’, I reckon ‘colonial’ is sufficiently distinct from ‘mainstream’ 19th century warfare as to deserve its own board. Even LAF would appear to agree…
BUT! If some plonker arrives next week demanding a Crimean war board they can expect to meet with an earthy response from moi 😉
Obvious contrarian and passive aggressive old prat, who is taken far too seriously by some and not seriously enough by others.25/08/2015 at 21:03 #2988726/08/2015 at 08:22 #29901
That sounds like a sensible idea.04/03/2016 at 13:13 #39007USMarineParticipant
Just joined. Hope to see info on Black Powder and Muskets and Tomahawks.
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