Chomley-Warner wrote:No, not being rained on. We know the red squirrel players, we have the organisers, and we have more than enough games for them (hell, CiA have a small game list stacked up if there was the interest) - what we need is converts. Not 'new blood', converts. This could be those play in WW2 gear but don't know there are organised games or a WW2 community, those that come from reenacting looking for something more, those that are jaded with grey squirrel games, or even converts from modern or other period 'milsim' genres. And it might help if the steady leaching of players was stemmed where possible. All of this requires enthusiasm and energy, so it is great you have stated the process Johnny. I reckon we need perhaps 40 additional players plus solid support from the existing...
That is exactly it CW! But that goes back to the thread as are we doing enough for this hobby and that goes for everyone, players and organizers. Its obvious that organising an event may not be enough are we as organizers doing enough to promote the event outside of this forum and base of registered players? When i put on my first game last year I knew that there was a possibility that as it was an eastern front event that I may not get the players especially on the Russian side so seen as it was possible that we had Josh's hire kit available I made it known to the site operators player base that an event was being planned and if they wanted to take part then we had the possibility to outfit them and get them involved and we had feedback and interested parties so is this an option that needs to be put into action especially with a big number player base site like Exsite for Messina.
(I am only using Exsite and Messina as an example here. Lipton has righting pointed out that this measure has already been put in place so thanks to him for that. )
Also with the couple of airsoft fairs now springing up is this somewhere we need to be actively recruiting for players from other genres of airsoft that may now be at that point with being at the point of meh! with open skirmish style of game.
Also I see that people have made comment that 'Hut 9' and 'Messina' need player obviously but what about 'Hockwerk' that may be seen as more of a crossover between open battle games and the niche games as they are termed were is the support from the people who are preaching about people not booking on to niche games? Seems as there are pots making points about kettles. This also goes for players too are you putting the word about friends acquaintances to try and bring people in? everyone needs to do their part.