Monday, 19 May 2014

NHS Action Party - You Know It Makes Sense

This is important. Especially for those who do not enjoy the privileges of private health care.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

A Grand Night Out

Tonight I went to the club night of The October Wargames Association as a guest of John Saunders, Kaptain Kobold's Dad. A rather splendid fellow! The club is in one of the bar's of The Ladywood Social Club. There was a huge number of gamers there playing all manner of interesting looking games; none of which I had chance to look at as me and John became in engrossed in our game of HotT.

We only played one game - Chartists v Privilege. Jon commanded AotP and I took control of the 6-Point Men. It took quite a while because I was relearning the rules while John was teaching me some of the more nuanced approaches to play. All in all I learned quite a lot during the game! Suffice to say it was extremely enjoyable and after quite a bit of AotP being recoiled there began the, mostly Chartist, slaughter. John emerged victorious with The Army of the Privilege.

I enjoyed the evening immensely and will be going back. Everyone met was friendly and chatty and complimented my HotT armies too. I was also impressed that everyone seemed to be enjoying their games and a distinct lack of arguing. always welcome! I intend to become a member if they'll have me.

Sadly there are no pics to commemorate the encounter - I forgot my camera and the batteries in John's camera packed up as I took the first shot.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Funny Little Watchtower Part 1

I did my usual rounds of the local charity shops yesterday and once again the children's toy bins come up aces. For a mere 70p I scored the rather imposing watch-tower you can see below. It is all plastic but has a 'corrugated iron' roof; simulated planking sides and sits atop a 'steel' girder frame. I will also need to add a ladder, the mountings are there but the ladder ain't. Probably eaten by a toddler. There is also a rather modern looking search-light but I think the addition of a crank-handle and some wiring will take care of that. I need to research colour schemes. The tower needs to be obvious so that whoever is manning it can get shot easily as per every film involving a watch-tower being attacked ever.

Cheap 'n' cheerful
Tower: no ladder
See what I mean?