Realm of Chaos 80s is very proud to announce that the Foundry have agreed to a second 'Oldhammer Weekend' next summer on the 9th and 10th of August!
With a date on the calendar, the next challenge is to decide what to actually do at the event. I am absolutely certain that I want to design, produce the scenery and figures for, play test and present a narrative scenario for players. I would imagine that this would be a one day battle, that may or may not be possible to run twice on a single day. I have a few ideas knocking around in my mind but we will just have to see.
Marcus Ansell was very keen to repeat the painting competition. Last time, it was something that got mentioned early on and then kind of trailed off into nothing. Despite this, we had a few fantastic entries (and it was wonderful to see them in their own cabinet)! This time, I feel we should make much more of the competition. I see no need of reams and reams of restrictions and rules about what can, or cannot, be entered. I think applicants can judge for themselves what is appropriate. We are, after all, after a miniature that reflects the old school vibes that Oldhammer is all about.
As for a prize, I seriously feel that I can create, or commission someone else to create, an Oldhammer Sword to present to the victor. It will be a real sword, hopefully engraved, but I will not make the investment in such a prize if only a handful of people are interested in entering the event.
So, what next? Well I hope this post will start off a discussion about a number of points. 1) Do you think a painting competition is a good idea/are you interested in entering? 2) If you are able to come what would you like to see going on? 3)Have you got anything in mind that you would personally like to do during the weekend?
I await your comments and ideas with trepidation!