Is this the way to win lasting new converts to the wargaming hobby? This kind of mentoring is known as "Elmering" in the HAM radio hobby. How many of us might be willing to become an "Elmer" to a young person interested in historical miniatures? The discussion on bringing new blood into the wargaming hobby is gaining momentum over at OSW, and a recent remark by Andrew Copestake of Old Glory U.K. just made a number of things click into place for me this morning. So, once again, I’m crossposting my reflections, originally posted at OSW, here on the Grand Duchy of Stollen blog too. . . "For me the biggest change in the hobby has been in the last 10 years or so as it slowly evolved from a toy soldier led hobby to a rulebook led 'gaming experince'. Oh brother" -- Andy OGUK Aha, that's it! Presumably, what has attracted so many of us to the wargaming hobby in the first place is the spectacle of model soldiers in their hundreds. It'