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Let’s kick some bottom!

Well thank God the first week of 2016 is over. During our New Year getaway ( above) , I was asked to put the following in order; work, partner, friends and hobby. Alarmingly die Fuhrer answered for me; friends first, hobby second, wife third and job last! This week has got me looking at my priorities with two very good friends both suffering severe illness. Work has been an absolute pain and the hobby has had to take a back seat and then this afternoon, the following…..

imageWithout any prompting from me, sons one and two put their consoles down and got their dad’s toys out on the lounge carpet. After they had been told off and sent upstairs for their impudence, I thought back to how we all got into this hobby, epic battles with toy soldiers. 2016 has got to be a return to this spirit. Godendag in two weeks, games switched to Tuesday’s and Friday’s, Skirmish in March and Salute in April- What could be finer? Oh and Mark Fry is selling Foundry armies for 50p a piece ( contact me by mobile if you are interested). Let’s make 2016 something special!

Mark has graciously provided detail of his Spring schedule of appearances. I ‘ll add this to the Despertaferres calendar Asap! Until, tomorrow dear friends…….

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Mark Fry the David Niven of West Country gaming


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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"!


  1. I won’t tell you the other ‘nominations’😜
    How is the sale going? Have you enough cash to refloat the Berkeley Vale rural economy?
    All the best
    Peter Kay!


  2. mark

    Just sold 1 Late Republican Roman 28mm LadG Army so far – nice unpainted Foundry figures.

    I still have lost to sell off – a massive 28mm ECW army – probably Royalist but I bet you could get a Parliamentarian out of it as well + a 28mm Scots Covenanter + a C17th Polish (winged hussars et’al) + a 28mm Foundry Ancient Greek for LadG … ahhhh gooooo oooon! yu knows yu want tooooo!!!


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