Wednesday 19 September 2012


I am very excited about the release of ‘Lincoln’, Steven Speilbergs film covering the last months of the Civil War and ultimately Lincolns assassination. Daniel Day Lewis looks incredible in the role and it promises to be a truly great film.

Above link is to the trailer if you haven’t seen it yet.

Saturday 15 September 2012

Name Change

Dont know why I have changed the name of the blog but I felt like doing it as hopefully this is the beginning of a new era on my blog. I am aware of some critisism from certain people who take the piss out of my enjoyment of the hobby and Peter Pig in particular but to be honest I dont give a monkeys. Each to their own and if those people want to continue to waste energy on taking the piss then carry on. I'll carry on in my own way and yes I change my mind with the wind. I reserve the right to do so and as far as I am aware nobody has been hurt by me thinking of changing scale/period/selling everything/buying it all again/giving up wargaming/immersing myself in the hobby to the exclusion of everything else. Rant over. Enjoy your gaming whatever form it takes.

Men of Company B

Men of Company B at the club last night with Barry taking on the role of the VC up against Ade and Keith as Company B 1st Battalion 25th Infantry Division somewhere near the Cambodian border.
Lots of jungle for the US to navigate through. They used helicopter insertion mainly as I had forgotten my M113's.
The US encountered heavy resistance and Keiths command were bogged down by slow movement and then dug in VC. They remained in a firefight for most of the game with one base o VC who refused to be budged.
Ades command faired slightly better but were hit hard by a VC ambush in some paddy fields outside the village. They took several casualties but managed to casevac the casualties.
It ended in a minor defeat for the US who scored -8 points. Everyone enjoyed it even though the umpire got some rules wrong. The frustration of 'Nam combat was experienced in US troops creeping up on what they thought was a VC position only for it to end up as nothing but whispering grass. Of course the game was accompanied by the Platoon soundtrack as every Vietnam wargame should be.
Above is a particulalry crap photo of the Peter Pig demo of 'Patrols in the Sudan - Gordons Alive' at Partizan. A nice tidy up of the original with some nice templates done by Julie!
Hopefully I am out of my wargaming funk now and back at it! More soon!

Thursday 6 September 2012

Still Here

Being hit by massive time drains over the summer and other than internet browsing I have managed to do no wargaming for nearly 5 months. Far too long. But I did get along to Partizan on Sundays and played the new version of Patrols in the Sudan which I really enjoyed. My computer is currently undergoing repair so tapping away on my phone at the moment. More thorough update when I get my computer back. More soon...