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  • #2322
    Mike
    Keymaster

    This is the forum for posting about things connected to horse and musket era wargames that do not fit within a specific category.

     

     

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    #2602
    Hwiccee
    Participant

    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.

    #2605
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Gunpowder ?

    #2607
    Hwiccee
    Participant

    Yes maybe – Horse and Musket?

    #2610
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Yes maybe – Horse and Musket?

    I agree with “Horse and Musket” for the forum title.

    Cheers,

    Scott

    #2618
    Mike
    Keymaster

    😉

    #2917
    Henry Hyde
    Participant

    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)

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    #2940
    Hwiccee
    Participant

    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).

    #2943
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Roger that, will do it tonight!

    #2969
    Mike
    Keymaster

    I lied, it is done now.

    😀

    #29748
    Jim Jackaman
    Participant

    Hi Mike,

    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.

    Thanks

    Jim

    #29836
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Sorry for the delay in replying, I am not sure.
    Do you have some content ready to go?

    😉

    #29866
    Jim Jackaman
    Participant

    Not right now but later on. I just thought it was a bit odd not to have one?

    #29867
    Mike
    Keymaster

    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.

    #29886
    Not Connard Sage
    Participant

    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 😉

     

     

     

     

     

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    #29887
    Mike
    Keymaster

    hmmmm here is a plan I may stick to. (may)

    Put them in the General H&M forum for now, and if there is enough of them and they prove popular, I will make a specific forum and transfer the topics across, like I did with 6mm sci-fi.

    #29901
    Jim Jackaman
    Participant

    That sounds like a sensible idea.

    #39007
    USMarine
    Participant

    Just joined. Hope to see info on Black Powder and Muskets and Tomahawks.

    USMarineRecon

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