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Saturday, 16 November 2013

An update.

Its been a while since I posted on my main blog. I have managed to post on my sister blog, but this has few followers up to now. Still I can hope.
 With me concentrating on painting renaissance units, my SYW project has taken a bit of a backseat. Couple this to my need to campaign against my councils desire to pave over all of Durham county, things have been a tad busy. It also didnt help when the driver who kindly wrote my car off and one of his passengers have suddenly discovered that they have whiplash! and need a dose of compensation. It only took them five weeks to discover this problem. It didnt stop them entering the local golf open the day of the accident,the bastards.
 Anyway back on the wargaming front, which is a great stress reliever. John introduced me to  Longships. All I can say, is what a cracking set of rules and what a great way to spend a night. Produced by Peter Pig, these are a great set of rules, that give enough historical content mixed with a simple game mechanism to add to a fun night. Recommended.
I also took a day's leave on Friday to go through to interview, Charles Wesencraft in order to produce an article hopefully for Miniature Wargames.
 Charlie is one of the most interesting people one could hope to meet. Very knowledgeable on military history, coupled with a great sense of humour, this is one of the nice people of the world.
 Hopefully I have done Charlie justice, as the two books, he wrote, Practical Wargaming and With Pike and Shot are classic wargaming books. Charlie deserves a lot more recognition than he has gotten.
 I hope I can set the record straight. I dont know where he finds all the energy to do all the hobbies and events that he does. Anyway lets hope I create an interesting article.

I am attending Smoggycon next Saturday, so hopefully after that I can start painting my backlog of SYW units. I really want to paint my Stadden Grenadiers prior to Christmas.

7 comments:

  1. Rob, it's incredibly difficult to prove you have whiplash as I know from when I got rear ended a few years ago, and that was after I was diagnosed with a severe spinal problem that the crash aggravated! So, I doubt you should worry much.

    Se you next Sat at Smoggycon no doubt.

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    1. Alright Colin,
      Is rear ending not still an offence?
      See you at Smoggycon, and yes there is a command there if you want it,
      Thanks Robbie.

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    2. We are talking cars here, yes?

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  2. Robbie, see you on Saturday. Don't you mean Peter Pig and not the Lardies?
    Put it down to the stress.
    Good luck with the article and I agree Charlie deserves a lot more recognition

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    1. Your right, and I will change that forthwith,
      Thanks Robbie

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  3. Robbie I'd certainly agree that Charle desreves more recognition . See you at Smoggy

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    1. Alright Andy,
      I would pay to have Charlie give one of his lectures about one of the local battles. It would make for an interesting addition at a wargames show.
      Robbie.

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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