Our club has been a very active participant in HMGS conventions for decades, running games for the shows. HMGS has 3 flagship events per year -- Cold Wars, Historicon, and Fall In. You've probably seen our video recaps of the shows since we started filming Little Wars TV.
Show attendance has been declining for years. That's not just anecdotal observation--you can refer to attendance records in the attached paper. So what can be done about it?
You can download a PDF copy of the 10-page proposal below. It's already been forwarded to the elected board of the Historical Miniatures Gaming Society. The board sent an official reply in April 2023:
The Board has had an opportunity to review the contents of your White Paper, and we think many of the ideas are valuable starting points, many of which align with our own ideas and some efforts that we already have underway. We agree that your (and our) proposals "will require initiative and volunteers to take on new roles and new projects".
We look forward to working together to take these ideas, create plans that identify the implementation details (including skill and resource requirements, etc.), and to move them to execution and completion.
On behalf of the HMGS, Inc. Board of Directors