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03 Jan 2013 7:17 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Crossposted to Australian Wargaming board

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Felbah Inactive Member03 Jan 2013 7:09 p.m. PST

Hi there.
Just wondering if there are any people here from central Queensland who are into this sort of wargaming. I'm from the Gladstone region. Any responses would be much appreciated.
Trouble it; the only war gamers here are the fantasy sort.
Anyway, thanks for reading,

bluewillow03 Jan 2013 7:23 p.m. PST

I know of a WAB plaer in Gladstone I sold him a army two years ago at Cancon, along with 40k stuff.


Personal logo Cardinal Hawkwood Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2013 7:40 p.m. PST

You may have to move

Felbah Inactive Member03 Jan 2013 8:17 p.m. PST

Agreed. Gladstone is a bit of a hole really.

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member03 Jan 2013 8:31 p.m. PST

Come to Texas!

Felbah Inactive Member03 Jan 2013 8:33 p.m. PST

Texas: Sounds promising. Not yet though. Gonna enjoy Aus. while I can.

Personal logo Cardinal Hawkwood Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2013 2:09 a.m. PST

Goulburn is much much better

abdul666lw Inactive Member04 Jan 2013 4:53 a.m. PST

Goulburn? English if read with 'our' phonetics sometimes sounds funnily to us French speakers. 'Con', the traditional abbreviation of 'convention', for us means 'cunt' in every sense of the word. And 'Goulburn' sounds exactly like 'ghoul's balls': an alternate name for 'thunderbolt stones' / 'Thor's stones'-specially if found near a cemetery? evil grin

Manflesh Inactive Member04 Jan 2013 5:28 a.m. PST

So 'Ubercon' in New Jersey must be a source of great amusement in the French-speaking world?

Good luck findng an opponent, Felbah, it can be a lonely time out there.


Felbah Inactive Member04 Jan 2013 2:11 p.m. PST

"I'M SURE I WILL!" Pauses. Crickets start chirping.

WarDepotDavid05 Jan 2013 7:27 p.m. PST


Felbah Inactive Member05 Jan 2013 7:48 p.m. PST

Actually, I might be able to recruit a few friends or something.

platypus01au05 Jan 2013 10:12 p.m. PST

I know there are a bunch of DBMM players up in Rockhampton. If you get on the OzAncients Yahoo group you can contact them.


Felbah Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 3:44 a.m. PST

Thanks, but I prefer Early Modern warfare. Thanks for your help, though.

Personal logo andygamer Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 6:33 a.m. PST

I think Platypus was implying that as historical wargamers they'd be willing to give your 18th Century stuff a try and/or help you find/know some other historical wargamers in the area.

And I think it would take an Alsatian (the human type that is!) to appreciate Ubercon.

Musketier Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2013 3:14 a.m. PST

In trying to recruit friends unfamiliar with wargaming (or with the period), a game like "Maurice" by Sam Mustafa may be of help. While veteran Horse & Musket gamers sometimes stuggle with its innovative aspects, it would seem that these make it more accessible to newcomers. Plus the battle rules can be downloaded for free, you just have to invest a little work into mounting the cards.

abdul666lw Inactive Member07 Jan 2013 8:57 a.m. PST

@ Felbah: the setting of your campaign reminds me of the (largely ignored) 19th C. SCW, the Swiss Civil War link

@ andygamer: since France and Germanic countries / Germany invaded and occupied each other regularly since Napoleonic times to the withdrawal of the French 'ally garrison' in Western Germany, most people here know a few German words{*}: danke (less funny for us than Dutch 'dank u'), bitte, Bier Kartoffel, Scheisse… 'Über' is similar enough to 'super' to be generally understood.
*: not to mention that a few years ago many French schoolgirls chose German as their 1st foreign language because of 'Tokyo Hotel'; Justin something brought back their little sisters to English grin

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