Its been a while, although I've managed to put one post on my sister blog.
Why is it that in historical terms Summer was the time for campaigning, but in wargaming terms, Summer is a quiet time.
There are very few wargaming shows in July and August, and clearly judging by the blogs, a lot of wargamers have family commitments.
I was no exception in June, but most of my absence was purely selfish, with the return of the Springsteen world tour.
I still managed a bit of wargaming, and also a bit of painting.
I have been concentrating on my renaissance army, but I am still chipping away at my SYW project, which is really a long labour of love.
Rick Priestly in the latest WSS, wrote on an interesting point. Are we collectors or are we wargamers. I know I am both. In fact I know I've got a problem as I always feel the need to complete a collection, whether it is a magazine, series of books or an army.
Hence I am still painting SYW units. I know I can never have all the units that fought, but I cant help painting units that have taken my fancy, ie The Royal Italians in the French Army to the Saxon Garde grenadiers.
There is probably a name for it. I call it a beautiful obsession. It sounds better than a sad git with more money than sense. Still onwards and upwards. Anyway talking of obsessions, I'm off to Ireland to see Bruce again, sad yes, excited, you bet.
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Sunday, 14 July 2013
Summer, the time for campaigning?
Posted by Independentwargamesgroup at Sunday, July 14, 2013
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Lovely figures, and an apt term. "Beautiful obsession" works well.ReplyDelete
I would like to echo every single word of Stokes' comment (save the signature which I'll replace with my own):ReplyDelete
Lovely figures, and an apt term. "Beautiful obsession" works well.
"Beautiful obsession" - I love itReplyDelete
Indeed! And lovely figures too!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the encouragement.
Fortuneately I'm over my temporary obcession with 3 cornered hats...been there done that .ReplyDelete
I dont think you ever get over an obsession,it just lies asleep until something kicks it off again.