Monday, 23 September 2013

Mixing with the Wrong Sort

I have finished the Pendraken figures...

Which means I now have three quarters of a platoon of 1916 British or a platoon and a half of post 1916 British, and four half section of Germans - which is I think half a zug; plus machine guns.

It also means that I am champing at the bit to buy some more figures, though unfortunately I have spent my hobby budget for the month - and I really do need to get on with the terrain in order that I can play some games. Though in the meantime it gives me the chance to get on with working my way through my lead pile.

In other news, I suspect I am now on a list, as I was searching around the interwebz for information on German army organization, and eventually found a pdf of a book that contained everything that I need. The problem is that it is hosted on a Nazi website. It was with a very guilty heart that the page was bookmarked. So now I just need to make sure I am not involved in an elaborate - and unlikely - plot to blow up the Bank of England; or my innocent search to discover how many guns constitute a battery will appear as something completely different in the pages of the Daily Mail.

Which would be problematic as at the weekend I took the kids to a church event, and got into a conversation with the vicar - who is a railway modeller - about wargaming. And, in a roundabout way, and slightly oblique manner, the subject of a wargaming group came up. It was only in passing, but it is something I have been thinking about for a while, and perhaps next time I might pursue the conversation a little further, as there are probably enough gamers in the town and the surrounding area to make a go of it.



  1. Of course any gaming group is made or ruined by the members, don't I know it ;-) If you get something going I may pop along and see what's what...

    1. I trust things have calmed down now?