Hello there fellow hobbyists... just a word of warning, there's no real logic to this post, just me musing on my more recent wargaming journey...
I talk on here a lot about painting and modelling, but not really a lot about actually playing... Despite playing games most Wednesday nights these days and occasionally at the weekends too. That's probably because when I started this blog, I didn't actually play that many games, having only recently moved back to Nottingham and struggling to find a game, but then over the course of the last year or year and a half I've met some amazing hobby friends and am now playing more games than I ever have probably.
And it's not just 40k, between myself, Gav and Chris we've played Necromunda, Shadow Wars, Gas Lands, Ticket to Ride, Betrayal at Calth and Big Stompy Robots multiple times in the last 12 months... not great for me in that I'm rubbish at remembering rules, but great for variety. And even though I've lost most of those games I've had great fun doing so, which is generally down to the people I'm playing them with. With most of those games there has been a sense of story, some pew pew noises and a lot of laughing. We spend twenty minutes just staring at the playing pieces and half the game going "wouldn't it be cool if..."
I managed to catch up with two of the other Four Dads this year too, just before they played (played very well in fact) at the 40k doubles event. And then there's my non-hobby friends who still like a board game, like Glyn and Mike. Being busy dads (and not fancying waking up with a hang over on a school night like the good old days) it's good to have a catch up over a board game and a slice of cake every so often.
But what a time to be alive. If you like board games or wargames, you are spoilt for choice at the moment. In Nottingham alone we have Warhammer World, Warlord Games, two board game cafes and multiple gaming clubs. Nottingham is becoming a creative Mecca for the table top gaming industry. I even attended ROBIN in my home city this year!
I hope you are having as much wargamming fun as I am at the moment!? Let me know what your highlights are.
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