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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Wargames Head Quarters ~ The die is cast...

Hi All,

Well I have gone and done it, I've set the wheels in motion, I have now launched my Kickstarter to launch my dream and set up a Wargames Holiday Centre "WARGAMES HEAD QUARTERS"...

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2005581317/wargames-head-quarters-a-holiday-centre-for-table?ref=search

I have already put some of my money into this project and plan to plough in all the remainder of our savings to fulfil this business project, this is it, no more working for other people, its down to me and me alone!!!

The plan is good, I just have to get the remainder of the finances in place and away we go, hence the Kickstarter project, so if you or you know of anyone who wants to support me in this please support the project but more importantly please let others know of my Kickstarter set up...

I am also looking for collections of figures, terrain etc., for sale, hire etc., and would not be adverse to any comments, advice or help in any form or type, please just let me know, comment or email me, no idea is a bad idea...

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Now this has been a dream of mine for a number of years, as it probably has been for many gamers and will be for future war gamers, but since being made redundant in April and with a great amount of encouragement and support from my better half and family, I am well into the process of putting together a business for a new War Gaming Centre the "Wargames Head Quarters" down here in Torquay, Sunny Devon, a war games holiday centre in all intents and purposes, but I will not be calling it that due to the name already being used elsewhere in the country.

The plan is to have a minimum of a 18' x 12' gaming area, this will be the minimum, table space is massively bigger than this at the moment, I have to re-gig the layout though, planning for larger, to facilitate 10 to 20 players a time, maybe more, and to have workshops for terrain building and painting service, a storage area, a soft furnished relaxation and briefing area, an office area, and a front of house sales room.The terrain will be of a durable, flexible nature to represent the battlefields of the Napoleonic campaigns, starting with Waterloo, Gettysburg and ACW battles, Normandy/France, the Sudan, and Zulu Natal...
Project room with tables installed yet to be converted for terrain and wargames use each table area ie between the blue posts is 7'x4', so there will be a minimum of 21'x 14' playable area... with much more scope for expanding if required...
Project room with tables installed yet to be converted for terrain and wargames use each table area ie between the blue posts is 7'x4', so there will be a minimum of 21'x 14' playable area... with much more scope for expanding if required...
Project room view 2 tables are yet to be cut down and terrained for use, but you can see the idea...
Project room view 2 tables are yet to be cut down and terrained for use, but you can see the idea...
Project room area where the proposed soft furnished briefing room and board/smaller games room will be situated...
Project room area where the proposed soft furnished briefing room and board/smaller games room will be situated...

Very early stage pictures of the property that I am proposing to rent, it requires some TLC, but its sound and the framework is there in place ready to roll...

 Bookings are planned to start the first weekend in February 2014 and run through until 1st weekend of November, there will be 40 full weekends planned, Friday PM through to Sunday PM, and 20 full weeks Monday AM through to Friday PM available, depending on bookings and club requests we may increase the full weeks to meet demand and or specific club or group requests.

I have found an ideal building for this, and plan to get started as soon as possible.

I will update as and when progress is made with pictures and information.

The periods I am planning to cover will be Napoleonic 28mm primarily then American Civil War 28mm, Sudan 28mm, and World War Two planned 15mm for bigger battles and flanking manoeuvres etc., & then into Zulu 28mm, ., and 28mm WW2 gaming for the close in actions, Wild West 28mm, Ancients & Medieval 28mm and, eventually to cover most periods and battles once set up and successful.
Allied Napoleonic Divisions collected so far, much much more on the way...
Allied Napoleonic Divisions collected so far, much much more on the way...
French Infantry so far...
French Infantry so far...
French Cavalry so far...
French Cavalry so far...
Saxon Allied Corp...
Saxon Allied Corp...
Lassalle with the Chassuers...
Lassalle with the Chassuers...
ACW Union Corps so far... much much more on the way...
ACW Union Corps so far... much much more on the way...
Rebel forces building up...
Rebel forces building up...
ACW Rebs on the march...
ACW Rebs on the march...
Sudan Brish force building up nicely... lots more egyptians required...
Sudan Brish force building up nicely... lots more egyptians required...
Sudan Dervish forces start to mass for the Mhadi and Osman Dinga... More required...
Sudan Dervish forces start to mass for the Mhadi and Osman Dinga... More required...

Allied 15mm tank formation building nicely...

Allied 15mm support elements start up force...

Allied 15mm infantry and some German Armour...

More Allied tanks and US Para force start up...

I am in the process of purchasing many more figures, collections and terrain to facilitate this plan to be ready to roll officially in February 2014, hopefully we can open earlier depending on the level of support reached, we may open late 2013 October/November...

If groups wish to come together, and want to play a particular period or battle we can arrange and accommodate where feasible.

Again if you or you know of anyone who wants to support me in this please support the project but more importantly please let others know of my Kickstarter set up...

All the best...

Nathan

2 comments:

  1. I wish you the best of luck with the initiative. Wish I live there to profit from it...

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  2. Congratulations - looks amazing, please let me know more when you nearer completion.
    Best of luck,
    Jeremy

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