Tuesday 28 April 2020

Virtual Wargames Club..?

I've been thinking...
Dangerous. But true.

At the moment, I'm noticing I've got time to listen to podcasts, enjoy reading the odd blog, and even look around the various social media groups.
There's a spirit of connectedness in his period of lockdown.

And yet, sometimes there's nothing like a good face-to-face chat about the hobby. Whether that be at a club or a show.

So... Whilst the wonders of modern technology can't bring us into contact directly...

what about a Virtual Wargames Club?

Not a club where we play wargames, but where that other part of the hobby is conducted, namely a good old chat.
We'd talk about painting, current projects, rule sets, books, figures, terrain making, modelling, all manner of the sort of stuff we chat about at shows and at clubs. The sort of stuff that helps keep the painting ands gaming mojo going.

The wonders of zoom (is there anyone on the planet who is not yet familiar with this?) allow this to happen in many other arenas, so why not wargaming?

I'd be happy to host it, and set it up, I'd just need to know there would be enough interest to make it worthwhile. Initially I think we might have a dozen or so, or maybe more... Who knows.

If you might be interested, drop me an email:
with "Virtual Wargames Club" in the subject line.

It will most likely be a Saturday morning around 1030 - 1130 UK time. 
Now, I know that might not suit some of our overseas pals... so if you are in, for example, the US or Canada, Australia or NZ, let me know in the email and I'll see if we can find a time that accommodates everyone.

If you aren't familiar with zoom, it will become very apparent how it works when you join the first meeting. I'll send out full instructions in advance.

At this stage I'm not sure we'd want to do it weekly, fortnightly, monthly. Who knows.
Let's just see who might be up for it...


  1. I concur entirely Phil!
    The Marauders, our little group, use House Party once a week to chat about gaming in lieu of playing every Tuesday- it usually dissolves into drunken nonsense though... not ideal but we can catch up a bit.
    Best wishes,

    1. Our club in not so Eastbourne (at least today) have kept chatting through the club's Facebook page. Having a weekly painting challenge and advertising our accomplishments or the reverses we suffer in trying to accomplish great feats of painting or modelling.

    2. Sounds excellent Jeremy. I'm not sure we'll descend into drunkeness on a Saturday morning, but you never know with wargamers! All the best. Phil

  2. This sounds like an interesting proposal, Phil! I might even be tempted/persuaded to rise very early and stumble down here to Zum Stollenkeller (coffee in hand) to make the UK time.

    Best Regards,


    1. Send me an email if you're up for it Stokes. All the joining details will be sent by email later this week... I may hold it back an hour or so if there are lots of US based folk involved. Best regards. Phil

  3. That’s a very innovative idea, Phil. I think even an old Luddite like me could probably get the hang of it.

    1. Cheers. Yes, it should be technically very straightforward. Send me an email if you're up for it as I will be emailing joining details later this week. Best regards. Phil

  4. Nice idea - chance to chat and share what we are up to etc, will send E-mail

  5. I'd be interested but 4:30AM local time is a bit tough for me. Maybe next time for me.