Friday 26 April 2013

Big change afoot

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.


  1. I've been thinking of doing the same for some time now, but the last time I went I was completely underwhelmed by the welcome I got.

  2. Colin, I forgot to say that the Warhammer boys play on Wednesday nights, should you need to scratch that particular itch!

    Joe, it would be great to see on Thursday should you wish to come along.


  3. Thanks Neil. Not sure I could cope with Warhammer as well and I have a very nice back scratcher if itching gets too bad :0) Thinking of selling my Empire and maybe Vampire Counts armies anyway.