There is a small convention in my town tomorrow and I have arranged (well, more was asked) to do some demo games of Confrontation. I have already packed my best terrains and prepared 3 small armies (200 points of Daikines, Behemots and Cynvals each, without mystics) for "demo games" for interested participants. But, my experience in those things is 0. Any advice? How to "sell dead game"? What are points of game to "put in front line"??
• The best and most beautiful miniatures ever sculpted - even after all these years, there are few who can achieve such detail, style or simply ideas. • The rich and unique background. • The different styles with every army. You can have a very huge variety in playing, even with only one army. You can go with magic and miracles, you can go shooter-heavy or with cavalry (or the equivalent), you can find a theme for every army to play a bit around. Sure, these themes might not be a guarantee to win, but they are fun. I tried Wolfen with only shooters (not the best with Wolfen...) or a MOV of 17,5cm only, and I played against a dwarven army on razorbacks (high MOV for Tir-Na-Bor, that was tough) or a Alahan-rookie theme with just the cheapest models. • The depth of the rules. This might be overwhelming in the beginning, but with all the different abilities and the influences on the various models it is huge fun as well. Optimizers could spend hours and hours to find the best army. • The last two points have been quite opposite, but this is another bonus point, the system supports both. Maybe if the two play against each other it would be a bit difficult, but even that is possible. • There is still a fanbase worldwide: in France there are conventions and tournaments as well, in Italy they created the 5th ruleset, ... When there is such a fanbase even after all these years, this game has to be something special. • Make a list/overview about the special abilities for every army, so that every player can look it up directly and not in the rulebook. The same with the rules. Keep it short and simple, but hand it out for every interested player.
Thumbs up for you and your project! I hope you'll get some people interested, would be nice to hear how it was! Good luck!
I'd like to add that by buying a Rackham Miniature you're actually getting something that can be used, in the best case scenario, in 4 game systems: Confrontation (yay!), Ragnarok (boo!), Hybrid (Yay!), and Cadwallon (Yay!)
Now not every mini has a Hybrid card but you can use every mini in at least 3 different games if so inclined.