July 14, 2024

Surveys & The News ~ #TuesdayNewsday

Join us for #TuesdayNewsday and stay ahead of the pursuit curve in the wargaming world


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OK, so last week we asked you what you thought about #UnboxingDay, and we were a bit surprised with the results, since there were several outcomes that were all roughly even.

The simple question was whether or not to keep #UnboxingDay, which has been running 1/month for several years now

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If you voted to keep it, we asked what your preference was for the format, which got these results, but again with a pretty small number of responses.

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So there were only 31 responses, but of those 31, only 40% of you voted to keep #UnboxingDay around.  So we’re going to put it on hiatus for the rest of the year, and then check again in 2025 to see if folks want it brought back, and if so how we’ll handle it.


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from Ayub Irawan on FlaticonIn about a week, we’ll be migrating the main Armchair Dragoons site, along with our forums, to a new physical server.  Expected downtime is no more than 2 hours or so.  This is a technical update that’s probably a year overdue, so it definitely needs to happen this Summer.

We’ll give folks plenty of warning through our social channels (MastodonFacebook, TwxtterInstagram, Threads) and on the site before we make the move, but we’ll be dark for a bit while we pack up the digital boxes and cruise around the corner in the data center to some newer/snazzier hardware.


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If you’re looking for engagement, one of the best places to start is from a point of factual accuracy.  If you can’t even bother with correctly restating openly-published, verifiable information – or worse, you intentional ignore it, distort it, and misrepresent it – then you won’t get any engagement from the broader public.  Nor should you.
Moreover, denigrating those that provide you insufficient attention due to your tenuous grasp of reality is guaranteed way to keep that attention off of you, which of course is often the only reason you’re doing it in the first place.

And if you think this statement is about you?  (1) it’s probably not, and (2) maybe you should re-examine why you think it’s about you and consider adjusting course.


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5News 3 Incoming

Hitting the shelves (and webstores) near you now!


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5News 4 launch

Time to get those orders in now and then either (a) gripe that it’s not here already, and/or (b) be surprised when it gets here sooner than you thought


5News 5 falling

Saving money? Spending just as much but getting more for it?


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5News 8 Blogs

This week’s best written coverage from the wargaming world

This is sooooooo accurate


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The best videos this week from our wargaming friends



5News 10 industry

Various news & notes from the business end of the gaming world

Friend-of-the-Dragoons James Buckley recently surveyed the wargaming world about their “media habits” and which blogs they regularly read.  There were probably a few other big ones that could’ve been included as default options, but we’re still pretty stoked that over a quarter of the replies included us, which is very humbling, and a pretty solid third-place showing.


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5News 6 regiment

It’s been a busy week for the regiment; here’s what you might’ve missed!


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Don’t forget to check our consolidated event & convention calendar for more!
You can also submit your own events for our calendar here.

Upcoming Dragoons Events

  • Wargame Days at The Gamer’s Armory in Cary, NC ~ 4 August and 8 September3
  • Next planned virtual event is the ACDC4, 17-19, 2025
  • Next confirmed live event is The Fall Assembly, 11-13 October 2024

Other Conventions & Events


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5News 11 Pros

Focusing on the practitioner world ~ don’t forget about our dedicated area in our forums for the wargame professionals!



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5News 12 different

Something neat from outside the wargaming world we thought was worth sharing


That’s all for this week!
Be sure to drop by our forums and join the fun, and next Tuesday we’ll drop some more news on you.

Thank you for visiting The Armchair Dragoons and mounting up with the Regiment of Strategy Gaming.
You can find our regiment’s social media on MastodonFacebook, Twxtter, YouTube, and even Threads, if we could ever get an auto-post to it.
(We have an Instagram page and it’s really just a placeholder & redirect to our articles.)
You can support The Armchair Dragoons through our Patreon, also, and find us at a variety of conventions and other events.
Feel free to talk back to us either in our discussion forum, or in the comments below.


  1. and comic-fonted
  2. we shared this back in April, too
  3. pushing back a weekend bc of Labor Day holiday
  4. Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention
  5. much more commonly

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