Thursday, 28 January 2016

Alien Dungeon/All Quiet On The Martian Front goes under

 "We regret to announce that effective January 27th, 2016, Robot Peanut Studios, LLC, and its associated brands, Architects of War and Alien Dungeon have permanently closed their doors.
[…]
"This will be our last communication. Customer service inquiries will not be answered and there will be no additional communication on Kickstarter. We do not know what the final disposition of All Quiet and or other product brands will be at this time. We have to forfeit our participation in such matters to the court.”
This I think comes as no surprise.

Blaine Pardoe (there's a name to scare hardened BattleTech players with!) has some interesting comments, written before this announcement. 

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Hereward 2016

Just a heads up that trade and game bookings are now up for this year's Hereward Wargames show. For those who missed earlier updates, this is Peterborough Wargames Club's annual show at the Cresset - this year it's on Sunday 4th September.

The signup form and email are on the site att http://www.hereward-wargames.co.uk/ 

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Tor Gaming poll

The guys from Tor Gaming (responsible for the 'stitch punk' world of Relics) have just posted a survey that I'd encourage you to take. The initial questions are slanted a bit towards their product (fair's fair!) but I for one will be very intrigued to see the answers to some of the later ones.

Even if they did forget 20mm as a figure scale :D

The survey is here.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Half a million!!!!

If you look over to the right....

I will do something to celebrate, but it may have to wait a while.

Friday, 1 January 2016

2015 in review

And a Happy New Year to all my readers!

Normally, I get this post in on the 30th, but life has been.. well, life, so I'm not going to paste in all of last years plans so we can see how well I did (haha) - you can check back if you want.

Achievements? Well - I ran a wargames show, and it was, if modesty permits, Pretty Damn Good. For those who haven't seen the memo - next year's - oop, THIS year's, is on September 4th. I also kept my pledge to buy no new periods/armies well into the year, until the Mantic KoW2 Kickstarter caught me (they NEVER bring a card reader to shows, so basically it was a great chance to get an elf army cheap, AND there is the argument that I already had 20 elves from a Xmas Chaos box a couple of years ago!). And we DID manage the club game for Salute - the fabulous Dambusters Challenge.

Other than that, I've had an eye inflammation since April (sheesh) which has rather put the kibosh on a lot of painting plans - it IS improving after minor eyelid surgery, so hopefully 2016 will see some stuff painted - watch this space.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

To base or not to base....

So - I appear to have started a debate on the last Meeples podcast. Do you base your 15mm vehicles or not?

Neil's sufficiently convinced of the rightness of his views to post a poll on Twitter: I'm sufficiently convinced of mine to link to it. Vote, do!


Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Lest we forget...

[A trifle late in the day, as I've been Dad's Taxi for a son with mock GSCE's and a wife who forgot something to take to her evening work today.]


Taken on a visit to the Tower last Remembrance Sunday
As a mark of respect, I normally post something today: every year the whole concept seems to gain more controversy, but I will make no apology for marking the day, and the sacrifice of those who died doing what they saw as their duty.

Our Vicar is a Canadian army veteran - he'll be a decade or so older than me, a solid, gruff man who one wouldn't think was prone to be emotional. John McRae's "In Flanders Fields", as Father George read it aloud during our act of Remembrance on Sunday, is one of the very few times I've ever heard him struggle for words.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
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