Flames of War –Survey Results (CanCon)
The survey comprised both qualitative (written comments) and quantitative (sliding scale where ‘1’ was not satisfied, and ‘5’ was extremely satisfied.
|The player pack contained all the relevant information I needed to participate in the Tournament.||
|The information contained on the Battlefront Forum was useful and accurate.||
|The FoW tournament organisers were flexible and ran the tournament according to my expectations.||
|The online registration system administered by the Canberra Games Society.||
|The AWM Technology Annex Tour.||
|I was satisfied with the missions played (including any time of day effects).||
|The venue was appropriate, comfortable and well planned.||
|The draw was appropriate (Draw was managed by Battlefront Software Pack)||
|Terrain was appropriately balanced and challenging, not unduly benefiting any specific army type.||
|Social media was used effectively to pass information.||
|Future Tournament Ideas|
|Maintain current tournament structure.||
|Plan an adaptive tournament where all three era’s are played (e.g. Day 1 EW, Day 2 MW, Day 3 LW)||
|Firestorm or campaign themed event.||
|Tournaments that include AIW, Vietnam and/or Great War.||
A number of questions asked respondents to comment on motivation to play, playing frequency, a national ranking system, influences on travel and army selection.
General comments were:
- Respondents are evenly spread between all era’s.
- Majority play on a regular (monthly) basis, with some players only attracted to major events such as Cancon.
- Some players indicated they didn’t play their army of choice due to inability to obtain models, reporting orders placed 4-5 months prior were not filled.
- Majority agree that results from major tournaments should be reported to support a national ranking system. Some players were not well informed on this issue and seek more information.
- Slow play should be better addressed with action taken to ensure a result in every game.
- Should maintain current concept to ensure ease of logistics for players (e.g. not carrying large quantities of kit).
- Maintain awards for history and army, but separate from battle results.
- Major events offer access to a large selection of retailers.
- Sponsor support was generous and much appreciated.
- Respondents travel for annual catch up with friends, and status of Cancon as a large tournament.
Finally, players were asked for one thing they would change at Cancon:
- Their own dice!
- Venue conditions (more space between tables).
- Cost of food, drinks.