Ed here. I thought I had joined when I bought the book, but apparently not.
I'm a longtime SYW gamer but recently moved to Washington DC and haven't joined any group yet. The figures only just came out of storage and I'm looking around to see what rules are played here. Hopefully either they use HoW or I can persuade them...
I've noticed a steady trickle of new members over the last 2 or 3 weeks - we are now up to 283. This is great to see. Welcome to all recently joined players.
Also interesting (and rewarding) is that the arrival of a new member doesn't seem to coincide with an immediate question about the rules. So people aren't joining just to get rules issues resolved, which hopefully means most purchasers don't find themselves having problems with the rules.
I hope new members will enjoy the site, in particular the free downloads and the variety of scenarios, photos and battle reports added by current members.
Peter Douglas joining here. I've gamed SYW Prussians in 15mm in the 80s and FIW in 25s around Y2K. Over the last year I got back into SYW, gaming theKleine Kreig between France and the Allies in 28mm using Sharp Practice.
The Lace Wars bug bit me and I am expanding my forces to do Table Top Teaser actions at the battalion level. I saw some good reviews of HoW on various blogs and picked up an ebook thus weekend to check it out as a possible alternative to Black Powder.
You can see my armies and read more about what I do on my blog
Hello all, I'm Steve and 40+ years old. Never played a wargame in my life (except on pc) but always wanted to have a go. Now im older and have a young son I thought it maybe a good chance to get some quality time together (and get him off the xbox)
Ordered 2 armies which are being painted for me as we speak, more so I can concentrate on playing rather than painting. Doing 6mm due to space, budget and time. Looked into a few rules but have decided on HoW as it seems a good starting point for 2 newbies but can be made a bit more complex as time goes on.
Always loved SYW as it's the real '1st world war'... so may options !!!.
Anyway, thanks all for the forum sure you will heating some rather stupid questions from me in the near future.
Welcome Steve and good choice. Don't know which 6mm you have gone for, but my guess is Baccus. However, if you take a look at Irregular 6mm C18th you will find all sorts of useful extras, such as general's coach, ammo wagons and other transport, siege guns, siege works, camps, starforts, troops for N.America and India so that you can indeed pursue the real First World War.