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Despertaferres! The shape of things to come!

I hate to say it but the annual greatest weekend in the Welsh wargaming calendar left me wiped out! I actually played in the L’art de la Guerre doubles with Mark Fry, and we didn’t came last! The old stalwarts of DBM had a great… Read More

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Boxing Daze

Our Christmas Day message was the three hundredth post on this much maligned blog. The Christmas haul fitted neatly on the arm of my chair, thank the good Lord that I had prepared for such an eventuality by gathering “gifts” that people “would have wanted… Read More

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Firestorm Games Historical Tendency- Friday nights will never be the same again ( hopefully)

It was Mr. Gallacher I think who came back from a local show and described how Cardiff now had its own very own Gamestore. Sure enough Firestorm Games had set up in Trade Street Cardiff and the rest is history. Very quickly a number of… Read More

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Mother’s Day- the case for the defence!

In my last article, we discussed the maximum price we could or should pay for our miniature obsession. The result of such deliberation was of course the ten pound rule- when one considers the use to which we put our miniature heroes, that seems about… Read More

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The Perfect Ten

Your significant other may need to be shielded from what follows! Not because of the brilliance of Bartek’s artwork but due to the subject of finances. My daughter’s Marxist Leninist boyfriend was scoffing at the “one percent”, those evil patriarchs who control the world’s economic… Read More

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Bolt Action- I’ve got soul but I’m not a soldier

What is it ‘exactly’ about painting miniatures of the SS that makes me uneasy? It may seem obvious but is it? Could the fascination with the dark side of human nature be something more than mere goulishness? The typical wargamers’ response of ‘ they were… Read More

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Proletarians to horse!

Take some time to scan the image of the red horseman. How the time flies. There was a time that tales of gallant revolutionaries charging across the steppes were my heroes too. Everything about this period seemed to be both heroic and tragic. You had… Read More