Tuesday 31 October 2023

RE Play Wargames Show

A short video of the RE-Play Wargames Show which took place at the Royal Engineers Museum in Gillingham on Saturday. This was a new show organised by the Milton Hundreds at the request of the Museum. I think it was a great success, especially considering it was put together with just a few weeks notice. My understanding is that there are already discussions about running this event again next year and I think the Rejects would certainly enjoying participating again. 

Friday 27 October 2023

RE-PLAY - A new and exciting wargame event at the Royal Engineers Museum

Posties Rejects will be at the new RE-Play event at the Royal Engineers Museum tomorrow. Our game has been chosen because there is a link with the Royal Engineers so please come along and see if you can find Captain Wynne and his men from No2 Company. 

Confirmed Clubs running games at this event:
The following list is accurate at time of writing but I guess as this is a 'new' event it could be subject to some last minute changes. 
  • Shepway Wargames Club, Hauhausen '89, Cold War gone hot.
  • Skirmish Wargames, The First LRDG 1916-1917, British Empire vs. Turks at a desert oasis.
  • Medway Wargames Society, Gladiator arena, 2 tables (P), Star Wars Shatterpoint skirmish
  • Tunbridge Wells Wargame Society, What a Tanker! WW2 tank skirmish
  • Maidstone Wargames Society, Dogfight '69, El Salvador vs Honduras, "The Football War"
  • Friday Night Fire Fight, Last Argument of Kings, large scale fantasy skirmish
  • Fire When Ready UK, Star Wars Legion Grand Army game
  • Posties Rejects, 6mm  Zulu Wars, The Battle of Inyezane 1879
  • Rainham Wargames Club, 1/600 American Civil War Ironclads
  • Real Time Wargames, The Glittering River, Naval actions from the Russian Civil War, 1/600
  • Milton Hundred Wargames Club, The Battle For Villers Bocage, Rapid Fire WW2

Confirmed Traders at this event:
Again correct at the time of writing. For such a small venue and new event this is a pretty good selection of traders. I have my shopping list prepared! 
  • The Pit Gaming Shop
  • KR Multicase
  • Sheppey Models
  • Debris of War
  • Brigade Models
  • Cuirassier Books
As always please come along and say hello. The Rejects are a friendly bunch and love to chat so if you have any questions about the game, the figures, or about us, please don't hesitate to ask. 

Monday 23 October 2023

What is the point of Demo games: A personal perspective

What is the point of a demo game at a show? My personal view is that its a form of hobby outreach, encouraging non-historical wargamers and non-wargamers alike to give our wonderful hobby a try. So it should come as no surprise that one of my personal bugbears is the unlabelled demo game. This is a subject I have discussed many times (so I apologise if you've followed my channel or blog long enough to have heard this before), and it is a phenomenon that is thankfully becoming rarer and rarer. But its not entirely gone away.

Sunday 15 October 2023

Monetising your hobby: A personal perspective

A discussion of the pros and cons of monetizing our hobby on YouTube and my own personal choice regarding advertising revenue and creative control. I have touched on this subject before but now I explain in full the reasoning behind my decision not to monetize my channel. 

I hasten to add that this shouldn't be taken as a criticism of those who have gone down this route. Every wargamer on YouTube needs to make the decision that is best for them and their channel, and I would love to hear your views on this sometimes divisive subject.

Friday 13 October 2023

Muddy Roads: A Terrain Tutorial

A quick build tutorial on making flexible roads for wargaming in various scales. These are more of my felt-backed terrain pieces for use on fleece mats.

Casualty Rates in Wargames

My Sunday video from last week...which I inexplicably forgot to publish on the blog!

Are the casualty rates in most wargame rules unrealistically high? Or do mechanisms such as figure removal represent a more complex picture of declining unit effectiveness?

Sunday 1 October 2023

Wargamer Wellbeing

The mental health benefits of our hobby are well documented, often discussed but rarely seen until they are taken away by illness or prolonged hobby furlough.