Each week I post battle reports and campaign updates on the Campaign Diary Blog. I also post a short description of the post on the campaign forum. This is just to notify followers that there is a posting on the Diary Blog. I have recently tried to make this post a little more interesting than just a bland statement that there is a new post.
I currently have two reserve players, so I am not actively recruiting. But I decided to copy the forum post to the wargame forum I follow. As often happens, there was no response on any of the forum. But there was a large increase in visitors to the Campaign Diary Blog. This has led me to hope that there might be a pool of interested readers, and prospective campaign commanders.
So I intend to post regularly on that forum with a short, and hopefully interesting, update on the campaign. In this way I hope to expand knowledge and interest in the campaign, and to provide a pool of future commanders.
There is, of course, the risk that it might result in some negative comment. It is a sad fact that most followers of wargame forum are, like myself, a silent majority. Those who do post tend not to be particularly interested in actual wargaming. Most posts express the writer’s interest in the latest wargame rules, or deal with orders of battle or uniform details. And those which result in the most posts are often part of long running, and bad tempered, disagreements.
So my plan may well not work out the way I hope. But it is worth a try. If it does result in a wider knowledge and interest in the campaign then it could well secure its continued progress. At the very least it should raise the profile of the campaign for a short time.
Wish me luck.