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Daddy day-care….

imageA theory persists that wargamers cannot multi-task. An assumption is made that wargamers are feckless and only concerned with there miniature heroes. I hope this article helps to dispel this slur upon wargaming. Lance from Galloping Major had done the business, the parcel of lead came through the door last Saturday, having been ordered on Bank holiday Monday. First part of mission accomplished. Order sent whilst die Fuhrer on the phone to her aggression councillor. Part two also successful,  parcel arrives as my sweet wife was putting yet another hoax call through to Alcoholics Anonymous, whom she describes as “quitters!” Saturday morning means that she has to leave our domestic bliss for her tractor maintenance course, and that means I am left with our two sons with a deadline to meet…..

It can be done!

It can be done!

0800 hours- bathroom fun includes washing wargame bases in sink.

0800 hours- bathroom fun includes washing wargame bases in sink.

So, eighteen 28mm figures finished by Thursday’s game night at Firestorm Game Carpet Warehouse? The secret is time -management……

Never mind  story time how about learning about Indians?

Never mind story time how about learning about Indians?

Time is of the essence for the commited gamer. The boys will love learning about Eighteenth century woodland Indians…..

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It’s still before nine o’clock and Thunderbirds episodes allows rapid basing…..

Multi-tasking expert level

Multi-tasking expert level

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It’s time to move up a gear, time is needed for basing to dry. A quick trip to the park followed by cinema and Golden Arches restaurant meal (McDonalds)

The wargamers' greatest friend- aerosol cans!

The wargamers’ greatest friend- aerosol cans!

It’s still day one but the colours are being blocked in! The boys are throwing mud at the trains that run at the back of our house but my Muskets and Tomahawks force is half way done! Join me tomorrow to see if the deadline is met. Tonight I  returned from the local police station with the boys to continue my research into Indian costume.

Oh dear....this may take some time!

Oh dear….this may take some time!

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Filed under: Black powder wargames, Miniature wargames, Wargaming

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The wild ramblings of an infamous wit and wargames guru. One of nature's true gentlemen who devotes his time to the care of his two sons, i.e. watching episodes of Peppa Pig together, and recreating great moments of military history using toy soldiers. Currently a leading light in The Collectivo Despertaferres wargames and duelling association who meet regularly at Firestorm Games ( formerly Ali Baba's Carpet Warehouse). Find me also on Facebook "Despertaferres"!

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