Friday, 25 September, 2020

The Games We Play: Planning


We spent most of the gaming sesson at the club last week discussing stuff for COW (Conference of Wargamers, 1st weekend in July, held at Knuston Hall). In particular we were exercised by what hats and uniforms to wear for Paddy Griffiths ‘Oh What a Lovely War’ plenary game, I’m still holding out for ‘Young Churchill’ style pith helmets and Broomhandle Mausers. We also had a run through of one of Tim Gows new games he is taking, ‘Tank Terror’. Don’t want to spill the beans, but suffice it to say that it involves tanks…. It will also require special headgear for the umpiring team.

In other wargaming news, I’ve almost finished my first batch of 2mm WSS figures, some fourteen brigades of British troops, plus HQs, wagons, pontoon trains etc. Quite pleased with how they’ve come out, although I messed up the flocking on the cavalry, being to lazy to pre-paint the bases brown and now they’ve come out a bit too dark. I managed to retrieve the situation for the infantry and it is a lesson learned for the future. On to the Bavarians next, particularly looking forward to doing the cuirassiers.

I seem to be getting drawn in by the lure of WW2 re-enacting. A very expensive and time consuming hobby, as if I haven’t got enough of those. Well, we shall see.

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