Well, last nightafter much umming and arr'ing I finally decided to go back down to the Durham Wargames Group with a view to rejoining after an absence of what must be ten years. I had been a member at Durham since 1972 but the demands of working away and balancing a family life and lately being a single dad, not to mention living about an hour from Durham meant that regular gaming was kicked into touch. I have had some great games with Rob and John over the years, but that opportunity for future gaming appears to be on pause, for whatever reasons. It is a shame but life must go on. Nevertheless, that door is open should the very welcome opportunity arise.
I've not had a wargame (with a live opponent, although not sure a dead one would much fun, despite being a Walking Dead fan)for quite some time and whilst I have got through an imense amount of lead in terms of painting, e.g. my Thirty Years War armies (ok, many of them are plastic but...), I reckoned it was time to take the plunge and jump back over the hedge to the original and still green grass. Anyway, to cut a long story short, I received a warm welcome from those DWG members who I know from the past and I am glad I made the trip. I hope it won't see the end of any regular use of my own games setup; we shall see, and I am looking forward to next week as I think there is a Seven Years War game on.
On a final note, I received my copy of Miniature Wargames (with Battlegames) last week and to be honest I was enormously underwhelmed. In my humble opinion it can only get better, please.