Sunday, 29 June 2014

Further Non Oldschool Gubbins!


Well I'm just back from a really busy day at work and I still find myself perusing the interwebs with the vague idea of having a bash at trying out a new game. I think the reason for this is that I am wondering if it is possible to use some of the principles of the Oldhammer movement in other systems, namely the use of scenario driven play with a sense of fun rather than an urge to simply destroy ones foes.

There's been a lot of posts over the last few weeks about the fact that the increase in popularity of Oldhammer has resulted in it losing its way somewhat. Sadly an utterly nebulous concept as that of Oldhammer is by its very nature impossible to find two people with the same idea as to what it exactly is. While most adults are capable of agreeing to disagree and finding a way round their differences and concentrating on the fun aspects of what is, after all a hobby, some folks just can't seem to act like adults.

I don't want to denigrate the community as a whole, as in my experience at least, the vast majority of Oldhammerers are great chaps, but like all communities, there's always a few who can't seem to play nice. There's a time and a place for this sort of navel gazing, and its not here so back to topic!

I am guessing that it is possible to use the principles and concepts of Oldhammer gaming in other games too which gives me an excuse to explore some of the fascinating settings and miniatures that have been coming out over the last decade or so!

I still can't decide on which system to have a bash at as I do like the looks of Infinity but there's a new edition due out later this year  so I may have to hold off on the idea for now but I have noticed that there's some rather good deals to be had on Dark Age figures too, not to mention any number of other games that look really great too so I suspect that for the time being, I am going to just crack on with painting my Oldhammer project and wait and see!

Hopefully I will be able to decide before too much longer but in the meantime, I may use whatever figures I may pick up in Oldhammer instead!

All the best!

1 comment:

  1. I fully agree that the navel gazing community is waxing again...And I have little patience for it. Trying to too rigidly define Oldhammer misses the whole point IMHO.

    Anyway I look forward to seeing where your explorations take you. I've been reading through the Sci-Fi rules for Victory Decision that Agis over on LAF put out and it seems like a fun alternative for Future war games.