Local Newspaper Story on Cumberland Meet 10th August

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Local Newspaper Story on Cumberland Meet 10th August

Postby Phantom Agent » Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:57 pm

Earlier this year a journo from one of Leichhardts leading newspapers, The Village Voice, contacted me regarding a story on our Cumberland Group. We lost contact and so nothing was done. However we have made contact again and I've told her that we will be having a meet this August 10th. She showed interest and need to follow up. It would be great to have a good turnout for this meet so all you cumberlanders out there interested in promoting the game come along and play in what is organised..only the Pirate game at the mo, which unfortunately all seats are taken. A good looking WW2 game perhaps? Wings of War? Will contact the blackpowderers to set something up. Over to us.... and the love of Wargaming.

Grant

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Re: Local Newspaper Story on Cumberland Meet 10th August

Postby Cardinal Biggles » Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:09 pm

good one Phantom

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Re: Local Newspaper Story on Cumberland Meet 10th August

Postby Pz. Ferdinand » Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:23 pm

Does this mean you`ll be more or less inclined to wear the tricornes and pirate coats I was going to bring along and make you all wear?

If you think I`m kidding- ask the Cardinal.

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Re: Local Newspaper Story on Cumberland Meet 10th August

Postby Cardinal Biggles » Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:38 pm

i fear that the dress up may not exactly be what we want in the local paper..they will concentrate on that and ignore most else..

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Postby Phantom Agent » Sat Jul 26, 2008 7:49 am

Pz. Ferdinand wrote:Does this mean you`ll be more or less inclined to wear the tricornes and pirate coats I was going to bring along and make you all wear?

If you think I`m kidding- ask the Cardinal.


you could wear an eye-patch...

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Re: Local Newspaper Story on Cumberland Meet 10th August

Postby starkadder » Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:57 am

Oooh. Wooden leg, anyone?
I met Geoffrey Rush (Capt Barbosa) once. Does that count?
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Re: Local Newspaper Story on Cumberland Meet 10th August

Postby Pz. Ferdinand » Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:07 pm

Cardinal Biggles wrote:i fear that the dress up may not exactly be what we want in the local paper..they will concentrate on that and ignore most else..


Particularly if some-one dresses as an Amazonian Indian. :lol:

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Re: Local Newspaper Story on Cumberland Meet 10th August

Postby Cardinal Biggles » Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:39 pm

no dressing up as anything...wed don't want to come across as loonies , even if some of us are..

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Re: Local Newspaper Story on Cumberland Meet 10th August

Postby Pz. Ferdinand » Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:49 pm

Alright- no dress ups! (darn)

Is a pirate game a good vehicle for such publicity,in any event? Could it be seen as somewhat puerile ?

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Re: Local Newspaper Story on Cumberland Meet 10th August

Postby starkadder » Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:00 pm

Could I bring a monkey?
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Re: Local Newspaper Story on Cumberland Meet 10th August

Postby Cardinal Biggles » Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:03 pm

you could come as a giant frog..

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Re: Local Newspaper Story on Cumberland Meet 10th August

Postby Pz. Ferdinand » Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:20 pm

starkadder wrote:Could I bring a monkey?


Can`t you just leave it with a neighbour?

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Re: Local Newspaper Story on Cumberland Meet 10th August

Postby dlancy » Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:02 pm

Most likely there will be a very VERY large SYW campaign battle to wet the jurno's camera..... 8)

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Re: Local Newspaper Story on Cumberland Meet 10th August

Postby Cardinal Biggles » Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:21 pm

Erm..... where are all the tables coming from? If the flyboys are there that is 4 games...a bit of a record..

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Re: Local Newspaper Story on Cumberland Meet 10th August

Postby Phantom Agent » Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:55 pm

just had a talk with Lauren from the Village Voice and she will be coming over at 11am tomorrow.

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Re: Local Newspaper Story on Cumberland Meet 10th August

Postby dlancy » Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:43 pm

The timing could not be better!

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Re: Local Newspaper Story on Cumberland Meet 10th August

Postby dlancy » Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:14 pm

She seemed as bemused as all girls that see a room full of men and toy soldiers. However she left with a smile, some nice photos and alot of words.... I look forward to seeing the article in the "village Voice" when it comes out.

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Re: Local Newspaper Story on Cumberland Meet 10th August

Postby Phantom Agent » Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:53 pm

The story is out...go to the link and see 4 of the handsomest fellows you'll ever see in wargaming...yes I'm the most handsome one with back to camera, my best side no doubt.

http://balmain-village-voice.whereilive ... -generals/

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Re: Local Newspaper Story on Cumberland Meet 10th August

Postby Cardinal Biggles » Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:50 pm

looks like pirates caught her imagination..glad they didn't publish the pic of the Macaw..

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Re: Local Newspaper Story on Cumberland Meet 10th August

Postby Phantom Agent » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:18 pm

I know, there is something about bad boys.....

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Re: Local Newspaper Story on Cumberland Meet 10th August

Postby Phantom Agent » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:22 pm

Cardinal Biggles wrote:looks like pirates caught her imagination..glad they didn't publish the pic of the Macaw..


....it was the best looking game. thanks Pz.Ferdinand...

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Re: Local Newspaper Story on Cumberland Meet 10th August

Postby Cardinal Biggles » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:39 pm

:D :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Local Newspaper Story on Cumberland Meet 10th August

Postby starkadder » Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:56 am

Had the Kardinal's ear become unglued during the day?
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Re: Local Newspaper Story on Cumberland Meet 10th August

Postby Cardinal Biggles » Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:59 am

actually it is a sign of age , getting a bit hard to clearly hear things in big noisy halls with lots of clatter and shiny surfaces bouncing sound around...could hear the game across the room a lot easier than those talking nearby..I think it might be a bit of deafness..can see the efficay of hearing trumpets!

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Re: Local Newspaper Story on Cumberland Meet 10th August

Postby dlancy » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:00 am

The article is as cute as the reporter


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