Short, fat and unassuming, I have extended the boundaries of indifferent posting and spurious comment within the interweb community to previously unimagined levels of banality. This has been achieved without fear of ridicule or retribution. So if you're interested in thought patterns that tumble around the inside of my head like old underpants in a washing machine, this is the blog for you. Read it and weep.
week or two since I last tickled the ivories, due mainly to a stint
of DIY and feeling guilty enough to do good works. Nevertheless,
th'house moves ahead and we're we're on the home straight (gerrit?).
Tony the Kitchen man (or it might have been his mate Dave) was a bit
taken aback when he asked what we're going to do once we're got
everything tickety boo and Chris , in an off handed way, said “We're
going to die.” She's a dry one, that girl. Probably comes from too
long working in mental health . . . .
bonus for little old me for all the piggin' around with plaster and
paint is I've finally got a man cave. Nothing too ostentatious, but
quite comfortable with enough room for most of my kit and room for a
modest 6'x4' table. It'll no doubt evolve because there's a proviso
that larger games will need to be in the garage which also houses the
scenic stuff and the lead mountain. Still, better than I've ever had
and I bet it would be a boon to the majority of gamers.
The Nerve Centre
The Troops (and such)
Henry has declared a limit on access: him, me, his Dad and Uncle
Chris and absolutely no girls, except for Nana and Mum and maybe his
mate Talula (!). I'm working on that one, but he's not six yet, so I
think I've got time.
up some Confederate cavalry who've been skulking in the painting
queue for a while and, after some experimentation, come down in
favour of Black Powder for the rule set of choice for the 28mm units.
That's for now and may change to Mr Lncoln's War – I'm like that.
The 15mm armies will continue to scrap to Fire & Fury because I'm
quite happy with them.
clearing up the ECW backlog (apparently, “The War of the Four
Nations” nowadays). I'm going at a leisurely rate and I'm
concentrating on the King's troops first, basing the core of the
force on foot regiments recruited in North East England (cos I like
it up there and it's got some good units), Cheshire (Chris' home
county) and Lancashire (my home county). Alright, I know this means I
have to include the Early of Derby's regiment and he was something of
an oxygen thief, but anyone brought up in this neck of the woods will
be familiar with the name (and a few others).
news is that Warfare Miniatures have confessed to the imminent
release of some ECW?Thirty Years' War cavalry over the next couple of
months, so that can't be bad. I'm a bit bored with the Perry range
(lack of variety) and the Bicorne figures, although including some
nice sets, are too big for my tastes (until proven otherwise). That
leaves the fairly modest TAG range which are expensive, although
their new subscription scheme looks like it will reduce costs.
you go. I shan't leave it so long next time and, to be honest, given
Brexit, Trump, a regional mayor not that may people want and a
general election which is turning into a Brian Rix production,
wargaming is a blessed escape. I'll be back – one day.
a track from Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' album, if anybody's interested .
. . . anyone spot another reference?)