If you haven’t watched the television show Father Ted then where have you been? Just yesterday, I was reminded of the scene where the Father is explaining perspective to Donald. As my family sat on the beach, a group of horse riders passed by on… Read More
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Wargaming: Hungary for success!?
How lucky the British are to be surrounded by sea! Less happy people have no rivers or mountains to mark their borders. It was only the Lviv ( latest incarnation) sign writers who benefitted from the twentieth century incessant changes of ownership. It was our… Read More
Wargaming with the great warbow
Gerald of Wales, a churchman and scholar of mixed Norman and Welsh parentage was accompanying Baldwin, the Archbishop of Canterbury on a preaching tour of Wales to drum up support for the Third Crusade and wrote of the men of Gwent, “The bows they use… Read More
Wargaming the great divide!
I started wargaming before the first GW space marine landed! I was at least in my late twenties when Total War wiped away pencil and paper campaigns! I fear that my painting time will now diminish now that I’ve wrestled away my laptop from my… Read More
Wargaming in the land of bones
Present day Afghanistan may pride itself that it never has been conquered but two thousand three hundred years ago Alexander the Great held the area and left a legacy. After suffering some of the worst defeats of his entire career, Alexander transformed his army and… Read More
Wargaming with Condottiero
Can miniatures that you have bought ever be as loved as those you have painted yourself? Britain’s Deetail range were my favourite. One toy soldier a week. The newsagent’s shop window filled with rank upon rank of miniature heroes! They were the days. Alas the… Read More
Wargaming the Madness!
How difficult can organising a wargames competition be? Well, the answer would be,” not too difficult”, were we not in the last week of Covid panic. But we have three tournaments running, the prizes are bought and we are full steam ahead to next Saturday!… Read More
2022 To the Strongest
It was November when I last ventured near the painting table. After two years of lockdown, I wasn’t feeling the love. Christmas bled into New Year and progress there was none. It was time to go back to basics, and follow my oft tried but… Read More
Thank God the month of October is drawing to a close. What a horrible month of hospitals and general despondency! With number one son in hospital and too many annoying little things to contend with, hobby time has been severely curtailed. It’s at times like… Read More
I’ve always spent far too much time on You-tube and Twitter- face. Anti- social media has robbed me of so many hours. It started with music , transitioned through YouTube talks and most recently has arrived at what I call the hobby personality blogs. Atom… Read More