Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Thursday, 8 September 2011

What's in a name?

The Wargames group I have played with the most was just a collection of friends meeting at one house or another (mostly mine in the early years, mostly Matt's in later years). One year at a wargames con, I think Derby at the Assembly Rooms we decided to have a wargames zine as by that time several of us had gone off to university. For a little group this was rather OTT but never mind. The title after no agreement was for the first issue you understand "The Mag With No Name" and a couple of years (and about 4 issues) later I discovered the Eurogame scene (German Games as it was labelled then). Well the zine took off and the subscription increased to over 100 as it covered all parts of the hobby including the then almost new Magic The Gathering card game. What can I say it was loads of fun and lasted a few years before imploding over it's own success. Last two issues going over 100 pages and being every 6 weeks the cost just killed it.

Now we have a free option, whilst it will not be the same as games will not be ran on the blog I would like to hope through the comment section you can all join in and I look forward to getting some of the old subbers back on board.

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