In between writing sessions for NaNoWriMo, I’ve been painting miniatures for a small commission and figures for my Zandeland project. Here’s a photo of my first finished Azande warrior:
Anyway, as I’ve been painting, I wondered how many gamers collect and play games in what some call “niche periods.” If you are new to miniature wargames, you quickly find out the hobby has major areas of interest which manufacturers cater to, because that is where people want to spend their money. For example, there have been dozens, if not hundreds, of ranges produced covering the Napoleonic wars, World War II, American Civil War, and Imperial Rome.
I should admit that I am somewhat of a “niche” gamer. I like and collect figures for the American West, Africa, and Amazons. Even in a major period such as World War II, I’m only interested in the struggle of female soldiers on the Eastern Front. And Science Fiction, forget Star Wars and Space Marines – give me Cyberpunk and Aliens.
As a writer, I’m curious if there is any interest in small affordable scenario or campaign books covering the “African Scramble” of the 19th and early 20th centuries. I’m probably going to write them anyway, but am curious what you would like to see, so here’s a small poll.
That’s it for this post, I have to get back to writing (& painting when I can). If there’s anything specific, you’d like to see on the blog, drop me a line. Comments and suggestions are always welcome.
Have a Hunky Dory day!