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Thursday, 5 January 2017

That Programme.

Just a final observation regarding THAT programme, Time Commanders before I finally shut up about it.
 Last year I watched a BBC television programme called The Great Pottery Throw Down, which was basically a competition regarding members of the public being challenged to create ceramic items, hosted by Sara Cox and  judged by experts, including a very strange chap, who while very knowledgeable tended to break down in tears when he was impressed by some wonderful ceramic creation. So quite often really.He was however a skilled ceramicist.
   I began to watch the programme fully expecting to switch it off almost immediately. I didn't and instead found myself captivated by the skills needed and the wonderful things made. In fact by the end of the series, I wanted to try ceramics?

   Over the New Year I was talking to a lady who actually teaches Ceramics to retired people and she said that due to the programme she had been inundated with people wanting to try the hobby and had to set up new classes.
 My point is, will anyone in the United Kingdom have been motivated enough to dabble in wargames of any genre and type after that shambles that was Time Commanders. No I thought not.
 I am now wondering if its viable to make ceramic toy soldiers?

10 comments:

  1. Robbie, you're just fantasising about the potter's wheel scene in ghost ;-)

    Actually, I got hooked on Heir Hunters several years ago and have delved into mine and my wife's family trees in great depth. Might have been Lisa Faulkner that made it easy to watch.

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    1. Colin,
      personally I am a Lovejoy man, God knows why.I think it must be Tinker.

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  2. Robbie,I think you've finally gone "potty!!!"
    If you get into Ceramics and forget about toy soldiers,can I have your figures?
    By the way,we would love to come to your wargames room for a game-and you could search us on the way out as well.
    johnc

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    1. John,
      Youre already in my will, but dont expect too many figures.As for a visit, you do know you would have to use commercial rules, dont you.

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  3. The difference is one was on at a decent time on a channel people watch and the other was Time Commanders. No one knocking on my door to play toy soldiers. However, listening to my son, the on line gaming community is thriving.
    Now ceramic toys sound interesting. after all there are lots of military themed figurines by some famous ceramic manufacturers so why not go smaller?

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    1. Paul,
      After re watching some of Battleground again, I dont think wargaming could ever be a spectator sport. I think it could be made to look very attractive but as soon as any wargamer spoke we would be in deep trouble. Vive la difference.

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  4. Well I never saw Time commanders until reading your post just now. I started watching the battle of Zama on you tube. Yeech! how cringe worthy! :)

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    1. David,
      It didnt work on so many levels.

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  5. The programmes ok, just wish they had wargamers on instead of wrestlers and Karate instructors!!! ie....someone who would have an iota of an idea!

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    1. Ray,
      It was never going to happen, maybe the 'entertainment' was from having people who clearly had no idea about the history, so that we could all laugh at the mess unfolding.It just seemed an awful waste, a shame really.

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