by Rozman Mashor
Strategic planning and tactics — the mainstay of any hobbyist actively charging their army of miniatures across a table —top setting — was showcased recently by the proprietors of Wild Magic, and Mystic Miniatures. Rolling nothing but sixes, the collaborating companies launched a successful surgical deep strike that caught many in Brunei’s hobby community unaware (myself included), when the command staff announced that they have moved their base of operations from Serusop, to the new SUnway Centre.
Occupying a new unit more of less the same size as the one prior, but situated in a brand new, and far more aesthetic area that has the potential to become the Sultanate’s next popular commercial go-to zone, the hobby retail store and community hub held a soft launch attended by its regulars. Excited clientele walked around the premises as they strove to get themselves more intimately acquainted with a locale that they knew would be frequenting often. Partaking in some light refreshments and chocolate cake, smiles and loud chatter were the order of the day as congratulations were made.
In addition to the speciality merchandise, a few large tables for games to be played, and a lounge area to chill in, the addition of a painting area that is kept separate within the open-space floor plan, is a nice touch. You could always find a spot to pick up a brush at their old storefront should you want to paint on site, but where that was slightly haphazard in nature, here it is more organised and appreciated. The Emperor approves.