Monday 11 January 2016

Dragon Rampant - First Thoughts

I mentioned in my new year post that one of my aims was to learn a new wargame this year, and this week I decided to treat myself to a copy of Dragon Rampant. I'd heard good things about its historical counterpart, Lion Rampant, and for less than a tenner I couldn't resist. Below are some first impressions.

Thursday 7 January 2016

January Plans

In line with my new years resolution post, here are my brief plans for January:

Painting/Modelling: Paint 5 skeletons

Yes, I know it's easy, but at least it (hopefully) means getting the year off to a successful start. Plus I have a whole army of Marauder Miniatures undead waiting for paint.

The undead emerge from a 20 year wait in the leadpile

Gaming: Play a game of something

A lack of painted miniatures means it will either be a very small skirmish game, or a game of X-wing. Prepainted miniatures might be my saviour this month!

So there you go. So quick and simple that even I can do it.

Monday 4 January 2016

New Year, New Blog

So here I am, back in the world of wargaming blogs. I dabbled a few years ago (Skarsnik and Old Lead), but other than pictures of Citadel Giants and the oldhammer opponent finder, things never really got off the ground. Obviously this time things will be different....
I recently left my job at Games Workshop after 16 years, and having decided to take some time out from the world of work, I find myself blessed with the kind of freedom that most gamers my age can only dream about. This ought to mean that I'm more productive than ever on the hobby front, but my amazing knack for procrastination means that so far I've painted half a model in 4 months.

4 months work!

However, in the spirit of the new year I've decided to make some hobby resolutions, and I've hopefully kept them simple and achievable.

Painting and modelling

  • Paint 5 models per month (60 models total)
  • Employ the wonderful Rochie Rochfort to paint 5 models a month (60 models total)
  • Get my painting desk properly organised
  • Finish setting up my new gaming room
More paint storage needed!
  • Play at least 1 game per month
  • Host at least 3 games at home
  • Learn 1 new game (most probably Dragon Rampant)
  • Attend at least 3 oldhammer events
WIP gaming area


  • Spend a maximum of £50 per month
  • Sell/trade away all the models that I'll never use
  • Sell/paint more models than I buy
The evil bay
So there we have it. It's a huge increase on what I did last year, but I think it's achievable with a bit of dedication. Stay tuned to find out how I get on.

Next time I'll be making concrete plans for the rest of January and bringing news of a competition for those of you that choose to follow my blog. Exciting times!