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Sunday, 4 July 2010

Slow going


As mentioned in a previous blog,sometimes there is a lull in a wargamers progress. It can be any number of things,usually in my less mature days it was a domestic issue that slowed up my latest painting project,currently it is the recession that is taking up all my spare time. With the recent cuts to public sector numbers,I seeme to have very little time at home as I get to cover for fewer co workers. This is not a gripe,at least I still have a job, but the hours just get longer. Anyway, I did manage to complete some of my Jacdaw figures, a couple of Flames of War units and half a Seven years war cavalry regiment. However I feel the need to be inspired to drive these projects forward, perhaps a good book or a decent inspiring wargames article.
These seem to be fewer in number nowadays, or is it just me getting old. I really miss the pithy editorials of Donald Featherstone and Stuart Asquith who really could beat themselves into a frenzy over some wargames issue. Brilliant.
I saw that another great passed away very recently in the shape of Paddy Griffith. Never one to shirk controvosy,Griffith really stirred up a nest years ago, when he wrote about 'was there a need for toy soldiers in wargaming'. At the time I was more annoyed with the term toy soldiers than the actual ideas espoused. Looking back it was all good stuff. He did write some good books with some very good ideas to inspire all wargamers.
A big loss to wargaming.

My 6mm Napoleonic set up.

My 6mm Napoleonic set up.
Austria 1809.

Austrian Hussars

Austrian Hussars
Hinchliffe figures

Austrian Grenzer

Austrian Grenzer
Austrian Grenzer

Smoggycon 2013

Smoggycon 2013
Smoggycon 2013

Smoggycon 2012

Smoggycon 2012
Smoggycon 2012

Smoogycon 2009

Smoogycon 2009
My French getting another beating