In the last few months, the big news is that me and Kieran have started doing Flames of War! (Cheers from the wings) I've been reading a lot about the First World War recently and I couldn't pass up an opportunity to start yet another fresh project. I've meticulously researched C Coy, 18th (Service) Bn Northumberland Fusiliers (1st Tyneside Pioneers) and am trying to recreate exactly the company as it fought a valiant rearguard action against German stormtroopers in May 1918, on the Lys river bridgehead.
I think it's fair to say my horizons have broadened a fair bit, and although I still cherish my beloved Palladians, I've pretty much stopped collecting 40K and only play small games with a circle of close pals. Historicals, in various scales, are now my focus, and I'm enjoying the 'stand' based 15mm gaming that FoW brings, in contrast to my entirely 28mm upbringing. And here's a photo of a StuG my brother got me for my birthday:
Another project which is taking up more and more (and more) time deserves a mention here, even if it isn't strictly model wargaming. They're called 'U-Boat Days'. We dress up in submarine-type costumes, play '30s music on a real gramophone of Kieran's, eat authentic wartime U-Boat food, and scurry down to Ollie's basement for about 12 hours and play Silent Hunter III. They really are immersive experiences, utterly exhausting but brilliant fun. Here's yours truly stalking a coastal freighter.
Well, I hope that's been vaguely interesting. I have to confess I haven't really been keeping up with people's blogs so over the next few weeks, I'll try and pay everyone a visit. Appreciate all the continued contact with you chaps in the blogosphere by email/text/phone, and I'll try and be a bit better behaved with keeping this up to date.
All the best,