Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016
I am placing flyers  in the libraries (SK, NK, & Warwick), coffee shops (Sweet Cakes, Baglez, Blue Bird), and online on Craigslist, Facebook, The Miniatures Pages, SK HS , and the club's (Google-able) web site.
So, are flyers the right way to raise awareness? Are the flyers themselves appealing? Are there other means and places to try? Is it me people are avoiding!? Please advise via comment or personal message.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
THE WAR OF THE RING
SCENARIO #25 – ESCAPE FROM BALIN’S TOMB
“Now! Shouted Gandalf. “Now is the last chance. Run for it!”
(The Fellowship of the Ring – Page 340 – Houghton-Mifflin, 1965)
... they saw a vast roof far above their heads upheld by many mighty pillars of stone. Before them and on either side stretched a huge empty hall; its black walls, polished and smooth as glass, flashed and glittered. Three other entrances they saw, dark black arches: one straight before them eastwards, and one on either side.
(The Fellowship of the Ring – Page 328 – Houghton-Mifflin, 1965)
EVIL: (430 Pts)
3 Moria Goblin Captains with Swords and Shields
16 Moria Goblins with bows
16 Moria Goblins with spears.
13 Moria Goblins with sword and spear.
1 Cave Troll
GOOD: (745 Pts)
The Complete Fellowship. Gandalf, Aragorn, Boromir, Legolas, Gimli, Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin.
The Fellowship must flee from Balin's Tomb and through the great hall with the large pillars as an army of Goblin's pursues them from every side.
Monday, May 9, 2016
The only game I want to preclude is Warhammer 40K and that is only because the players already have several locations in RI to play -- the new store store in Cranston and the existing stores in Warwick, Pawtucket, and Attleboro (MA).
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
A common question that arises as I have been promoting the club is
I am not familiar with wargaming. Is this video games?Wargaming is, at its core, people playing with scale model soldiers on a scale model landscape using written rules set within an historical period. It is akin to boardgames with scale modeling. Seeing what it looks like in action is perhaps the best way to grasp what it is. So what does it look like?
Friday, April 22, 2016
Preparing two more tables tops for May's Great Swamp Wargamers game night. The table tops are 4'×3' hardboard glued and nailed on a framework made from 2"×1" pine boards. The edges are blue-taped to keep them clean until the terraforming is done. The terraforming is a simple process of
- Glue down any surface features. In this case, I am using "splinters" to give the appearance of deadfall found in a bog or forest floor.
- Paint the whole surface with an earth brown.
- Paint the surface features as needed. In this case a "wet" brown.
- Using a spray bottle coat the entire surface with watered-down white glue -- about 1 part glue to 3 parts water. Use a spray bottle rather than a brush as it will apply a more even coating. A brush tends to leave ridges.
- Using a sieve apply a pattern of grass. When using Woodland Scenics's fine turf add some coarse turf to the sieve to slow the casting of the fine turf. If you don't do this then you tend to get mounds of turf rather than an even application.
- Using a sieve apply to the remaining (non-grass) areas dirt. I use dirt from my yard that has been baked for an hour at 400° F to kill off the microbes.
- When dry, turn the tabletop upside down and tap to remove excess grass and dirt.
- Finish with several applications of watered-down white glue or spray clear coat to fix the grass and dirt and make it resilient to playing on. I use a pressurized hand sprayer that is normally used for spraying insecticide. It can apply an even coat of the glue. The tabletop is noticeably wet after each spraying, but I do this outside on a warm day so that the glue drys before penetrating the hardboard.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Our first meeting will be held over two evenings in the hopes you are free to come one of those nights. We will meet in Potter Hall, the assembly room of the one of the original RI state houses.
Kingston Free Library
2605 Kingstown Rd
South Kingstown, RI 02881
For further information go to greatswamp.info or contact Andrew Gilmartin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-441-2062.
If you can promote this event at your workspace or community center then please download and print this flyer.