Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Primarchs: Some Musings
Back when our club first started we had 8 players and that was it. We started playing in our local FLGS (above) where it was a little cramped but we could happily fit two tables and get our games played. As more and more locals became interested we had to move out to another venue (and then another and another...etc) and now we have about 16 Warhammer players.
It is unfortunate but these days I fear that it is too many people. We can't get the games like we used to and to an extent some of the fun has been sucked out of it due to the bureaucracy of having to organise that many players. Not to mention there are a couple who are far too twinky and fail to see that the game is meant to be fun for both sides. All groups/clubs have this though.
Sometimes I really think I would like to just close the club down and start over with just eight decent players again. It would bring the fun back into the game I think.
Part of this thinking back is due to the Primarchs current situation. We have a venue that costs us £30 for four hours (not complaining there) but we are cramped into a side room and now we may be stuck with two tables (fingers crossed this week we can get a third in there). Some players have spoken of dropping out of the club because of the change in situations at the club.
The problem is that there isn't anywhere else in the town where we can have for that price (we can't charge more than £3 a member, we would lose people anyway) or where we can store the tables and terrain. This just makes me think the club would be better smaller and with select bods.