Sunday, March 21, 2010
Camp Cromwell News 21/03/10
The Kingston guys put on a pretty impressive D-day exhibit at the exhibition. I didn't have my camera, so I only have a phone pic but gives you an idea - & that's just the centre section.
Adult Ed Class in Flames of War
Adult Ed have accepted my proposal to run a course in Flames of War. It will be at the Kingston Adult Ed centre on the four Thursdays in August - four three hour sessions. The target audience is people who are interested in wargames, but don't know how to get into it, &/or want to try before they buy. Maybe we'll get some new recruits.
Hobart FOW Tournament in October
Planning is proceeding slowly but systematically. Progress report below - feel free to make more suggestions.
Venue: Steve's RSL Club is booked out, but other options are being investigated, including St George's Church Hall opposite Camp Cromwell, Adult Ed in North Hobart & St John's Hall in central Hobart. At least one of them should come good. If you have any other options please scope them out and report.
Tables: I have talked to the Kingston guys & they are keen to help out. Between them & us there should be no difficulty in setting up say 12 tables - which I anticipate as a reasonable objective & limit.
Public Liability Insurance: The plan is to affiliate Camp Cromwell with the Model Makers & Collectors Association so we can get under their cover. This requires a $20 one-off fee for the group membership plus $10 per member annual sub. Membership benefits include discount at McCanns. I expect that we need at least all the organising committee to sign up to get the PLI cover.
Funding: I intent to use the Adult Ed tutorial fees to establish a Camp Cromwell slush fund we can use to pay expenses. These should be recouped from entry fees. Any suggestions on what we should charge ? Should be enough to make sure those who register show up, but not so much as to put them off. (At Launceston they charged $15).
Proposed Period: I propose Late War (as we had Mid War last time) & 1500 pts. Platoons must be from a published book, not a pdf. Players must bring the relevant book if not Fortress Europe.
Blue on Blue: I propose that players who don't like Blue on Blue may bring a second army of the same type (both Infantry, both Mech or both Armoured), but on the opposite side, to use only if they draw a blue on blue.
Eg: You may nominate a 7th Armoured Coy as your prime army and a Panzer Coy as your second - then you use the 7th armoured unless you get a blue on blue. If both players have a second option they may either agree or toss for it.
Note that this is optional - players may bring just one army if they wish.