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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian25 May 2010 2:01 p.m. PST

Currently, the magazine of the Society of Twentieth Century Wargamers is known as The Journal.

If you were asked to come up with new name for the magazine, what would you name it?

aecurtis Fezian25 May 2010 2:05 p.m. PST

"Super Elite 20mm Rapid Fire Gamers Fan Club Magazine"? evil grin

Connard Sage25 May 2010 2:05 p.m. PST

Brian

anleiher25 May 2010 2:12 p.m. PST

Before I answer, what is the prize?

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse25 May 2010 2:14 p.m. PST

More importantly – maybe the society needs to be renamed as currently it only covers 1901 – 2000. Mayve society of 20th and 21st century wargamers ? SOTATCW ?

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian25 May 2010 2:14 p.m. PST

"Super Elite 20mm Rapid Fire Gamers Fan Club Magazine"?

Do you have a vendetta against everyone? grin

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut25 May 2010 2:18 p.m. PST

Nah, he just wants to see how everyone else reacts so he can make sure he doesn't *over*react…

M1Fanboy25 May 2010 2:21 p.m. PST

The Journal for the Society of Contemporary Wargamers?

The Tin Dictator25 May 2010 2:27 p.m. PST

Seven of Nine

anleiher25 May 2010 2:40 p.m. PST

"Do you have a vendetta against everyone?"

No, his humor is just finely honed.

Cornelius Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2010 2:42 p.m. PST

We had the society name change question some years ago and personally I would change the name if we had a reasonable new one. "Contemporary" is wrong if it covers anything from around 1900 onwards.

However, once the Society is renamed then the journal can stay "The Journal of ….."

aecurtis Fezian25 May 2010 3:23 p.m. PST

Vendetta? I thought it was descriptive! grin

If I had a vendetta against anyone, they'd never know it; I wouldn't advertise it!

Allen

Lee Brilleaux Fezian25 May 2010 8:36 p.m. PST

"Big Guns for Boys".

Chuckaroobob25 May 2010 9:28 p.m. PST

I always liked, "The Brotherhood of Torque and Recoil"

Personal logo toofatlardies Sponsoring Member of TMP26 May 2010 1:55 a.m. PST

Allen, that would be a rubbish vendetta. Surely to make the vendetta worthwhile you should make sure the victim knows, but nobody else believes it.

Try that, see how you get on. 8^D

Ben Waterhouse26 May 2010 1:57 a.m. PST

Super Army Soldiers

Martin Rapier26 May 2010 3:57 a.m. PST

It is the Journal of the Society of Twentieth Century Wargamers, so SOTCW Journal does not seem an unreasonable title.

OTOH SOA call theirs 'The Slingshot', but I really can't think of anything snappy along those lines. 'The Tiger Tank'? 'The Empty Battlefield'?? 'Five Rounds Rapid'??? Makes us sound like a bunch of gun nuts and war junkies.

""Super Elite 20mm Rapid Fire Gamers Fan Club Magazine"?"

The Journal can only publish what people write for it. None of my articles are anything to do with RF.

thehawk26 May 2010 4:45 a.m. PST

Wargames Illustrated?

Big P from GMG26 May 2010 7:49 a.m. PST

""Super Elite 20mm Rapid Fire Gamers Fan Club Magazine"?"

The Journal can only publish what people write for it. None of my articles are anything to do with RF.""

Thats ok… I dont think Allen has ever read it anyway judging by his comment.

But then it doesnt have any content for people who like men in sandals and a loincloth.

Richard Baber26 May 2010 8:10 a.m. PST

"Richard`s magazine"

I do all the Bleeped texting work i deserve all the credit ;-)

Allen Curtis your begining to bore me – So some vocal people on our forum don`t like FoW, – just get over it!

I have again and again offered to publish anything and everything including FoW, I am at this very moment contributing to a discussion on their forum.

Some people on here take any criticism of their favourite system as a form of personal attack – its just a Bleeped texting wargame – get a life……….

I don`t play Rapid Fire!, Arc of fire, IABSM or an modern comercial system so have no axe to grind over any of them – I treat them all with a pinch of salt.

Wg Cdr Luddite26 May 2010 10:37 a.m. PST

In truth it really does need renaming. One of the reasons SOTCW fails to prosper is that it's scope is too broad. Cut out all the non-WW2 stuff and I might even think of resubscribing.

Also, hats off to Richard Baber for his recent exposé of FOW gamers on various forums.

Cornelius Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2010 1:17 p.m. PST

Keep the mix Richard. You're doing a great job, which is whi have resubbed

Richard Baber26 May 2010 1:32 p.m. PST

Wg Cdr Luddite

If I was to remove the non-WWII stuff from the Journal there would be vast holes in each and every issue which I simply could not fill with material submission levels as they are at present.

Also, to be honest the content would probably no-longer be of much interest to me at that point either……

C20th military history (and wargaming) is far more than those 6yrs – 1939-45 and to be honest far more interesting too once you step outside your comfort zone. Until about seven yrs ago, I was a 100% WWII gamer – now I rarely venture past 1938, unless its to jump ahead to Indo-China, French Algeria, Chad, Zaire or somewhere equally exotic.

The SOTCW fails to prosper IMHO because people want "eye-candy", they need an instant fix which a quarterly magazine in B/W just can`t satisfy. They can get their pretty pics on the internet, scenarios and history all for free with no commitment.
I think the mix of articles, scenarios, periods and scales is about right in each issue, I don`t think its the content as such, people just want more……

The only thing I will say is that The Journal and the society won`t die because I didn`t put the effort in!

Cyrus the Great26 May 2010 2:04 p.m. PST

Currently, the magazine of the Society of Twentieth Century Wargamers is known as The Journal.

If you were asked to come up with new name for the magazine, what would you name it?

I wouldn't change a thing. I like the mix of articles. Only my personal finances have prevented me from resubscribing!

archstanton7326 May 2010 5:32 p.m. PST

Keep it as it is…Only someone who is truly pedantic would pick up on the 10 years it has been running in the 21st Century……

but then again as most of the readers were born before 2000 then it still is truly A Society of 20th Cent Wargamers!!!

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