Friday, 22 June 2012

The Oldhammer Player Location Finder Thingamyjig

I arrived back from holiday at 2am this morning, and, having consumed copious amounts of Redbull to see me through the last part of a 1700 mile drive home from Sweden, found myself unable to sleep. After a quick catch up on all of your blogs (looks like you all went wishlist crazy while I was away!) and some prep work on my undead, I got to thinking about how I would find an opponent for some 3rd edition games when the army was finished.

I thought about this for a good long while before it struck me that I'd just been reading the blogs of lots of 3rd edition WFB fans, some or all of which would seemingly make great opponents if only they were close enough. Fortunately our good friends/evil enemies (dpending on your point of view) at Google had the perfect tool for finding out - Google Maps.

Google Maps v1.0
I created a map, and if you let me know the city/town/village that you live in, I'll add you to the map too (I'll be as vague as you want me to be with your location, I understand you might not want to reveal the location of your leadpile to a bunch of lead-crazed lunatics that you don't know), and put a permanent link to it on this blog somewhere.

For now, you can see me at the centre of the wargaming universe in Nottingham.



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37 comments:

  1. Good idea, count me in. I'm from the netherlands.

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  2. Good stuff!
    I'm in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

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  3. I am from Braintree, near Colchester in the U.K.

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    1. I'm from Royston, south of Cambridge, I see a game in our future.

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  4. I'm oop North in York - been thinking about doing a rerun of Orc's Drift too...

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  5. Please add me I'm from Epinac in France between Beaune and Autun in Burgundy (sometimes Google maps propose you Epinal when you search for Epinac) !

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    1. Oh and by the way my nickname is treps ^^

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  6. Everyone is added so far, if there are other 3rd edition devotees that you know of, please let them know about this (I'd love it if you all put a note about it in your next blog post).

    I'm thinking of adding other info too, such as if people are actively looking for games, if they can host a game, what painted armies they have etc. Would you guys find it useful? Is there any other info that should be on there?

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    1. Yes definitively a good idea !

      I'm actively looking for games and can host games !

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  7. Chuck me up there too, Skarsnik... Phreedh from Kävlinge, Sweden (where were you visiting, btw?). Suppose contact info of some kind would be of use too... my blog is at http://ministuff.godzilla.se and that ought to be sufficient.

    I can host games, I'm actively looking for a game and my undead are the ones I'm closest to be able to field.

    I'd be very surprised if any other players would show up close by. =)

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    1. Thats done, and good thinking on the contact info.

      I was on a bit of an epic journey accross Europe to be honest, I took in France, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, then into Sweden and stayed in Jönköping, Karlstad, Oskarshamn and Öland. Then back to England the same way.

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    2. Blimey! Quite an odyseey that. You pretty much passed my place then, if you drove the E6/E4 north from Malmö. Imagine that. =)

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    3. I did, I go there once or twice a year to visit my g/f's family, next time I'll let you know and maybe we can organise a game.

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  8. I did made a post for the map on my blog.

    Can you update my profile on the map please ?
    Real Name : Bruno
    Lokking for WFB2/3 opponents ? : Yes
    Can you host games ? : Yes
    Painted armies : many
    Contact : http://www.treps.net

    Thank you !

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  9. ooh, ooh add me...
    Real Name: Bob
    Location: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
    Contact: http://wfb3ed.bofthebb.com/
    Can you host games: Yes
    Armies: Brettonnian, Chaos, Undead, Dwarves...

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  10. Sorry - I realised that we have made contact be email before. I'll send you a direct mail.

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  11. For a sense of completeness, however, you can put me in Nomansland in the New Forest.

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  12. Feel free to add me too. I'm in Birmingham. Well, just outside actually, but it takes me 10/15 mins to get to the centre so it's close enough! :-)

    Real Name: Ryan
    Cyberlocation: http://brummyladsworldofpainting.blogspot.co.uk/
    Location: Birmingham, West Midlands, England.
    Armies: High Elves (Working on Slann [ok, not quite Slann, but retro'd Lizardmen! :-)])

    Nice site!

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  13. Hello!
    I'd be grateful if you'd add me to the map.
    I'm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
    I'm new to the game but I'm looking for opponents.
    Thanks a ton!

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    1. Done, if you would like more detail about you on there, check out my listing in the uk and let me know the answers to the questions.

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    2. Yes, please!
      Here goes...
      Real name: Matt
      Looking for WFB3 opponents? Absolutely!
      Can you host games? I'm still learning, but sure!
      What painted armies do you have? Beastmen-heavy Chaos, and some Skaven in progress.
      Contact: http://technicolortombs.blogspot.com/
      Thanks!

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  14. Hello!
    Could you add me? Im in Guildford, Surrey! Able to host or travel. Havent played WFB 3 in years - but would love to. Have Wood Elves ready to play, Undead, Skaven, Chaos, Orcs and Goblins are all in various states of incompleteness.

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  15. Hello there could you add me to your map? I am located on the eastern edge of Southampton in Hampshire. I played a little 3rd ed WFB many years ago and would like to start again. I have two completed armies...Wood Elves and Undead, and I have just started a Chaos Army. I can travel, and possibly host games at a push.

    Regards

    Andre

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  16. I am in York, PA in the USA. Have not played in a while but would like to have a go at it sometime again.

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  17. Hi can you please add me too?

    Real Name: Andy
    Location: Cwmbran, Torfaen, South Wales
    Contact: formetogame@virginmedia.com
    Can you host games: Yes – 2 tables most Sundays
    Armies: Undead, Wood Elves, Empire, Bretonnian, Orc & Goblin, Chaos, High Elves, Lizardman & finally Dwarves! I also use an Ogre army with a House Rules Codex for 3rd edition rules.

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  18. Hi, can you please add me?

    I live in Yell in the Shetland Isles so don't hold out much hope of an opponent! But hopefully may win the furthest North award!

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  19. James,
    Please add me:
    Fareham, UK
    Real name: Jeff
    Contact: mardivore@aol.com
    armies: empire, and orcs, with chaos, dwarves and dark elves in work.

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