Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Busy, busy, busy!!

Very scarce in the old blog posting at the moment.  Other blogs are updated on an almost daily basis but sadly not this one.  Not because I haven't anything to say - because I have, but literally because I haven't had time to breathe let alone post about it!  My other great passion is St John Ambulance and I've been clocking up the hours on duty as I look toward ambulance crew training in the not too distant future (I hope).  This has had a bit of a knock on effect on my gaming time.  Of course I've still been doing bits and pieces and I'm steadily working through the backlog of british redcoats on my painting table; a task not helped by the addition of 60 highlanders and a trio of artillary.....  I've also just finished building the first half of my games table - a 4'x4' section mounted to the Grotto wall, I'm still waiting for some cash to finish it off.  I've also been creating some terrain - a waterfall and 2 hills, pics will follow...

I've also been to my local wargames club.  Now in my neck of the woods we have a choice of two clubs, both meeting on the same day however they are poles apart in their ethos.  One club is very much GW in its game choices, predominantly WH40k with a sprinkling of WHFB here and there.  Nothing wrong with that I know but my love of GW is waning in direct relation to their lack of commitment to their hardcore fans.  I still love the games and the genre but my fanatacism has taken a bit of a beating.  Fortunately for me the 2nd club will not play any GW product and instead offers a plethora of other systems and minis -excellent!  My visit saw me involved in a FOW game (my first) and it was cracking, alongside from me a couple were playing Warmachine and along from them was a game of Gods of War (never even heard of it!) outside in another room a gameof heroscape was in full flow.... I think I've found my spiritual home!

Monday, 1 August 2011

Thanet at War

This weekend just passed I was on duty with St John at an event called Thanet at War.  it was a fascinating festival with dozens of military vehicles from the second world war.  Being a bike fanatic this was my fave display - what I wouldn't give to ride one of these bad boys home!!!