Welcome to my site
Since almost ever, Ive been interested in all things military, historical or fantasy. However it was many years later, during an extended work trip from home and the wife( soon), that I actually did something about it and got into wargaming.
A collegue at work talked me into trying a games workshop 40k and far from the expected nerdy, geek types, I actually met a good bunch. Also dabbled with warhammer and D&D, however it wasn't until I got home to blighty and read a book by Harry Pearson - achtung schweeinehund! that I arrived back at historicals. Harry, if my wife ever finds you, she may kill you....:) Actually shes been extreamly good, to the point of buying me toy soldiers to paint up as gifts. She even helps out. Anyhow with this new bottomless pit of choices of spending my cash ahead of me, I delved straight in and joined a local club. The guildford wargames club and I could not of asked to meet a finer group of gents in helping me out and knowledge. So they are also partly to blame for the numerous projects Ive started and never ever finished. With that all in mind, I decided to post up a blog. Something where I can shove photos and ideas up and hopefully get some feedback from like minded gamers. So - Here goes :)
Saturday, 23 May 2009
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
On Saturday, I played my first large scale battle and only my 2nd game of FOG. It was all down to a fellow clubmate, Ray who organised, fed and provided the venue, so many,many thanks to him for doing such a great job.
The game started with a massive pike line along for the macs and cav on either wing. The Romans supried us with a cavaly in the centre with legionaires etc on the wings and to the right of centre.
Two centres and two wings were each controlled by one player, I took one of the macs centre lines, containing mostly pike, skirmishes and two elephants.
Sunday, 10 May 2009
so without futher ado......
Theban hoplites and command. Had pikes to begin with before cutting them down. Will need to investigate this a little to see if they did or didnt...
some peltasts and an odd command figure
and the small psiloi
more to come