It has be over 20 years since i have played a Board War Game (BWG), and during that time, the games I had were lost or left in house moves, computers and game machines took over my life and the humble BWG was forgotten.
It is only in the past year that my interest and fascination with these games has grown again, to the point I have now purchased a few, and been given quite a few in pdf files.
So once again, I am starting out again, back to basics with Napoleon at Waterloo, but I still have the same old problem as what i had 20 years ago....no human opponents.
In the town I live in, I have looked and searched for clubs, only to find one, and they are a miniature war games club, and do not involve themselves with BWG. Surely there must some people out there in my home town of Hastings that wants to play these games?
The lack of such people has not deterred me, if anything, it has made me more determined to such an extent that I may well advertise in the local free advertiser and in local libraries to see if I can drum up some interest, be it seasoned gamers or newcomers.
If anyone has any suggestions, ideas or experiences in this area, please let me know, as one issue I have with this is if I were to find a few people interested - where do we meet?
My house? not too sure if my wife would be happy having strangers sitting at the dining table.
Hire a small hall or function room? this starts to incur costs which could be enough to drive people away, especially in these troubled times.