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.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Kickstarter Watch - Stagriders and Warbears

Picture © Dead Earth Games
To use that phrase that should end up in Meeples Bingo 2.0 - these are really really pretty, from the Dead Earth Games folks. I've pledged for 6 stagriders for my KoW elf army (yes, they're human figures, but you can't see the ears....)

The KS has just (as of the time of posting) passed its goal, so we're in :D

(See! Not everything I blog is historical :D)

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Hereward Wargames Show

I'll paste from our Facebook feed:
The Hereward Show team and all at Peterborough Wargames Club would like to extend their thanks to all of the Traders, Gamers and members of the public, and the staff of the Cresset that came to Hereward yesterday and helped to confirm that there is demand for a show in the Peterborough area. 
The feedback we have received has been overwhelmingly positive and the lessons we have learned will be invaluable for our future shows. 
Speaking of which, the date for the 2016 Hereward Wargames Show will be SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 4TH. Put it in your diaries now!
If you have comments you'd like to share on how things went, what you think we can improve etc, please feel free to fill out our feedback form.

Knackered but happy :D 

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

"I Aten't Dead" quote Granny Weatherwax.

Still suffering with this damn eye problem - latest round of drops seem to be improving it a bit, probably helped by being preservative-free, unlike the last batch :D

Off to the cornea specialist on Friday - watch this space for more news.

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