Any great social movement needs aims that are clear. What is proposed here is a wargames club for the twenty-first century; not confined by geographical limits, committees nor convention. No fees or membership forms, just read this blog and maybe attend one of our events. Christmas is nearly upon us and all the more usual blogs will be listing figures painted and sketching out plans for the new year. As that old rogue Karl Marx pointed out, the point is not to analyse the World, but to change it………if we were a political movement we don’t want to be waving pencils to show our support, we need to be plastering our towns with cartoons.
Above- an artists impression of the Despertaferres Christmas conference.
The plan to set up “our club without limits” needs a calendar. Anxious to avoid nerd rage I have always avoided Facebook as an organisational tool. Let’s face it, ours is not a hobby that all of us want to broadcast to all and sundry. I knew my secret was out when my work colleagues started saluting me at the office party. I wish die Fuhrer would learn to keep her mouth shut when the Creme de Menthe starts to flow. So there you have it, Despertaferres Facebook page will be up by the New Year. There really is no excuse for not getting in touch.
What we are signed up to is an ‘event’ each month. Colin C (above left) is your ‘man’ for the Welsh Open Flames of war this Summer. He will also be part of the Despertaferres Art de la Guerre display team attending Godendag in January. Giac (above right) has been leading the Welsh Bolt Action community for a few years now. We hope to have a one day competition up and running in the Spring. A DBA campaign day and a massive American Civil War Fire And Fury battle are also in development. April is the annual pilgrimage to Salute and in May we have an ECW mega game pencilled in……
So I wish you a Merry Christmas and may the Good Lord keep you safe and happy over the next two weeks. A year has gone so fast and I value all ten thousand hits and visitors. Make a date in 2016 to join probably the first international wargames fraternity. We may not give you the best scenarios, we may not tell you the colour of the 1808 pattern of Shako pom-poms but who else has such cool merchandise ( also available in 2016!) and who else would celebrate Christmas with the most beautiful women carrying assault rifles…….