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Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2017 2:19 p.m. PST

Hey there New Hampshirites! My wife and I are mulling over the possibility of moving there, probably the Manchester area, in the next year or so, could be short-term or long-term or permanent. I've never visited the state before but in all my researching prospective relocation sites (from Austin, TX) for early retirees, it offers a lot of benefits and is a place we obviously want to scout out in person ASAP. Meanwhile, in my collecting of information, I want to research the wargaming scene, esp. miniatures-related gaming. What's happening in So. NH and within a reasonable driving distance? Are there stores, clubs, conventions I should know about? It;'s time to investigate and make contacts and establish a network as much as I can in advance. Thanks for your feedback (about gaming or anything else an outlander would want to be aware of!)

Zagloba11 Mar 2017 2:30 p.m. PST

The D6 Generation podcast is out of southern New Hampshire, sounds like there is a lot of gaming activity there.

Personal logo Ogdenlulimus Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2017 3:45 p.m. PST

If you can make the Huzzah convention in early May, you could get a lot of answers. huzzahcon.com
Very active club in Maine, the Maine Wargamers: huzzahcon.com
another in southern NH, the Northern Conspracy: thenorthernconspiracy.org
Battle Group Boston is in Medford, Mass.
We are all about an hour and a half drive away from each other and there are two conventions and several game days available.
There are several decent hobby shops scattered about, the biggest would be in Malden, Mass., The Hobby Bunker; associated with Battle Group Boston.
You will be welcome by any group you meet, friendly folks in New England.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2017 5:44 p.m. PST

Great stuff, thanks for all the info so far! Definitely checking into all of this.

myxemail11 Mar 2017 6:35 p.m. PST

A new store just opened as well, Adler Hobby Board Game Cafe in Manchester. Lots of 28mm gaming stuff for Bolt Action and Gates of Angered, and other stuff too. Gordon is a great guy and works hard to get all of your gaming needs met

Mike

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2017 11:18 p.m. PST

Good info, all! We're planning a trek to the Granite State for October to reconnoiter.

pilum40 Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 6:55 p.m. PST

Austin is way superior! You won't freeze your dingleberries! I'm biased however coming from DFW!

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2017 3:39 p.m. PST

But you WILL burn like a goblin in hell for six months out of the year. And don't get me started on traffic, property taxes, chiggers, cedar pollen, traffic, scorpions, rattlesnakes, Californians, hipsters, traffic, property taxes, traffic… I am repeating myself .. and the Texas Legislature.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2017 7:10 p.m. PST

PS: neglected to mention fire ants, tarantulas, bull nettles, floods, ice storms, toll roads, oak wilt, and the gerrymandering that keeps Austin from having its own congressman.

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