Sunday, 22 February 2015

Time for reflection and a tidy up.

Last year saw an unprecedented amount of visits to the Stoke club thanks to a work project that enabled me to work more sociable hours. Unfortunately that has finished now and I'm back to shifts that have already impacted on my hobby time, with one fleeting visit to the club this year.

My interests have waxed and waned with me flitting between Warmachine, a little bit of piggie activity and some side ways glances at 6mm projects for War of the Spanish Succession and ACW. I dont think I have picked a brush up since November, but that will be changing, possibly today.

I made an impromptu visit to Piggie HQ as we were down that way visiting Lisa's cousin. Playtesting is under way on the updated version of Regiment of Foote (RoF), the ECW rules. They are changing quite radically to a square based system using SquareBashing as the base. I played two games, against Ralph A and Rob R and enjoyed them immensley. They are fast, furious and feel pretty accurate with horse regiments clashing and likely to be more interested in baggage raiding than anything else.

My ECW armies went the way of the 'bay early last year but I have two new armies to replace them that will be built around RoF. Whats left of this month and March will be ECW month with a flurry of brush activity then playtesting which I can hopefully rope Ade D and Keith K into at some point. I am also going to look at coming up with scenarios similar to those found in Bloody Barons and Civil War Battles. I made a start on some a few years ago for the old rules, so I'll be digging the bits out I did for those at some point.

There is a definate swing back to Piggie activity for me. At long last the late war French are under way from Peter Pig. See them here. I am strongly tempted to get the Passchendale game sorted for Alumwell next year. I'll see how long my interest can be maintained for that little long promised project.

Speaking of Alumwell, that is only two weeks away and I'm really looking forward to it. I'll be mainly hovering around the Peter Pig stall probably helping out on the PBI demo game. I'd better refresh my memory of how that works.

Ok, enough for now. I need to do a bit of tidying up on the blog. some new links to be added and a couple deleted to reflect my current interests.

More soon...

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