|The Bulkington Wargaming Club Newsletter
Issue 1, November. Edited by Daniel
Hello friend gamers!
Welcome to the first issue of the Bulkington Wargaming Club Newsletter.
This will of course be an informal newsletter, it will be produced
as and when I find enough interesting articles and rumours to put
in it (and when I can find a spare moment to put the damn thing
together). I would also like other gamers and club members to contribute
articles to this newsletter so I may expand to two, three or (God
forbid) four pages. Things to contribute could well include rumours
you've heard (cleaning out the Portent site is cheating), any games
you have created yourself and would like playtesting (time to give
Star Wars Stormfleet another airing, eh Phil!) and possibly any
Target Games R.I.P.
While at Bifrost games convention I was informed by someone
that Target Games, they of Warzone and Chronopia fame, have
gone out of business. Clearly the company was not selling
enough stuff to keep afloat. This is a real shame as the universes
they had created (especially Warzone) were just as detailed
and exciting as Games Workshop's. If this rumour is true (and
I sincerely hope it's not) they will be sadly missed by the
gamers that used their products.
Avast Behind! Does anyone remember Man O' War? Well
apparently it will be remade at some point next year and the
ships will be closer to the Warmaster scale. The rules for
the new version are likely to be similar to those of Battlefleet
interesting games you've played. I would also
particularly like any artwork and cartoon strips that you lot have
created (anyone remember Thrud, Gobbledigook or indeed Travellers!).
Having said that, I will not
IT'S ALL IN THE NAME
Pioneered at the club by a certain friend
of mine, naming the regiments in your army is a good way of
personalising them. They begin to take on a character and
you begin to use them properly and not as cannon fodder or
suicide units. Could you really bring yourself to use the
brave halflings of Lofty's Poachers as a mere firescreen?
I suspect not (unless you're Kenny of course). Sometimes it
can make them more fearsome too. If a named unit, such as
Karhak's Dark Riders, has consistently twatted it's opponents
it gets a reputation and players begin to dread having to
face it. This can throw their plans into disarray before they
start as they try desperately to avoid the unit. You can also
go as far as to give histories and background to units too,
I personally have named most of the units in both my Warhammer
Undead and Warmaster Chaos armies. Try this out as it can
be great fun. By Daniel.
be printing rubbish so articles and especially
cartoon strips will have to look fairly good and make some sort
of sense (have I just doomed this newsletter to a bi-annual blank
page?). It may happen that some of the more interesting and enduring
articles will make it to the BWC Website so there's another reason
to send stuff in. But where the hell are we supposed to send our
articles to, you fool? The cry on many of your lips I suspect, but
fear not (and don't call me a fool, you know who you are…) you can
either hand floppy disk copies directly to me (which I will return)
on Wednesday evenings or you can email them to me at Carstein69@hotmail.com.
As with the club's website (and the BBC) you make it what it is,
so get writing.
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