Thursday 7 February 2013
BROADSIDE 2013 (update)
Broadside 2013 has had a few problems. Now I am blaming the fact that it is this year with a 13 in it. The Major problem is that the web site was hacked. Neither the Hosting service or the Internet Providers are taking responsibility from what I understand. The source of the hacking has been traced back to Malaysia. My previous contact with Malaysians has been 100% positive they have all be incredibly nice people, I even had a Malaysian Nick-name at one point. Until I found out what it meant and the changed it!!!! So to me this is out of character with the Malaysians as a race of people.
WE are finding ways around this problem. (When I say we I don't mean me as I am computer illiterate!) Needless to say it's not idea or our first choice but we shall get all the information onto the web even if I have to use 6 inch nails and gaffer tape! (That's the level of my inter-web knowledge!)
There are of course other problems, we could always do with a few more traders. Any show that says they can't is either lying or just not trying. Attracting Traders is always an issue we want then to come, they want to come as well but being businesses they want to come with the firm knowledge that they will make money! AS such Traders want to know the show will attract people before they fork out their hard earned. And you can't blame them.
I have this morning struggled back from B+Q with more supplies for our (Rainham Wargames Club) game. Unless I change my mind at the last minute it will be based on a Very British Civil War. It is not unknown for me to change course part way through. At present a VBCW seems likely. At this stage there is nothing much to see, a couple of piles of wood and pots of glue. Should the weather continue to stay mild her I will get the base board carcasses done tomorrow. Time will tell.
Scale will be 1/72nd scale (20mm in wargamespeak!) but the rules are open to debate. One option is to go for the "Brigadier '38" rules from Solway, another choice might be Tim's very own rules which he's been fine tuning for several years.
And that is todays blog. I hope to have something I can show next time. All the best and take care Clint!