Announced a plann in my last post and then one of the core events has changed the date, from June to September. Gonna have a think about how to approach this. The White Bear is a tough course, but it would be rewarding. Maybe an early season 1/2 IM somewhere sunny......
12 Jul 2017
10 Jul 2017
It'll be blatantly clear to any that know me would agree that the last 4 years have seen big changes in my life.
I now have 2 wonderful (Even though at times i would disagree with that adjective.) children that have sucked a lot of my time.
I have (Silently.) battled with mental illness, though now feel I am on the right course with regards to medication and other treatments.
And I took up cycling, which led to doing a few triathlons, albeit not very fast or efficiently. And it has been this latest change which has led me to decide to leave gaming, oh and FoW v4 has helped with that.
So all my gaming and military modelling kit is going. I'm keeping the board games I have for the time being as they are less involved when it comes to time.
The proceeds from the sale of all of this stuff is going to be used to fund my 2018 goal of competing/completing Ironman Italy. Which isn't going to be cheap. I am already entered into a 1/2 distance race in June as part of the preparation and hope to competing in the very local GOAT this September as a short term goal.
My plan for this blog is to simply change the focus but keep the title, I've paid for the domain.
So sorry to say that my very random and infrequent posts related to gaming have come to an end, though I'll not delete the older content as it's still recieving traffic.
Be prepared to enter the world of pacing, heart rate zones, power zones and why High5 gives me the shits....
26 Apr 2017
The Napoleonic era has always been a draw with regards to wargaming, the imagery of massed miniatures on the table top, sweeping advances, dashing flanking manoeuvres, Sean Bean, what's not to love?
Ah well, whatever. I hope to get these 2 times painted up and maybe use them with Warlord Games Black Powder ruleset. And if v2 of NaW is released happy days.
24 May 2016
Each stick gets a coat of Vallejo black primer.
And then a spray with VMA24 Khaki Brown.
12 May 2016
But I've been missing rolling dice so have been having a dig through all that survived the mass eBay clear outs that have decimated the ranks of my gaming armies. Still a half decent set of figures, and with what seems to be a major shift towards plastic everywhere I look, a collection that could probably attract a 'rare and OOP' tag line if I decide to part with it.
Amongst the pile of lead (OK, white metal, but lead is easier to type.), resin and plastic is a stupid amount of Soviets for Flames of War, actually not that stupid an amount, just more than will fit in any deployment area and will probably never all be painted, but I'm a gamer, and it's the law to have stupid amounts of figures. So last night was spent cleaning up 16 teams that make up a Udarny Strelkavoy company. (Should I be putting "Platoon" in brackets after that?) Now I just hope that the gallons of paint in ridiculously tiny bottles that are hanging on the walls hasn't dried up like the Cote d'Arms paint had a want to do if you hadn't looked at them for a few days.
WTF GW? You blew up the Old World?!?!?!
26 Jun 2012
Anyhoo, I have a full strength British Rifle company waiting to be painted so have made a start on the Bolt Action plastics I have.