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Friday, 21 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

Here in the UK Friday 21st is the last working day before the holiday, for most people. Therefore it seemed appropriate to send Christmas wishes to all my readers and followers at this point. Thanks for visiting the blog, and thanks for your many kind and thoughtful comments.

Don't ask.

I guess wargamers have different reasons for starting and maintaining blogs. I have certainly found that creating and maintaining this blog has greatly increased my enjoyment of the hobby. It serves me as a very useful personal record of my activities, but increasingly I have enjoyed trying to broaden its appeal by making it more than just a journal of battles fought and figures painted. I have tried to make it relevant to a wider audience by including views and observations on the hobby (mainly under the 'Talking Wargaming' label) and by including some background in my after-action reports to give perspective and context to my games. I've also tried to start including maps of most games in the hope that they may be useful to other gamers, although to be honest I mainly just like maps.

Overall, my concept for the new year is to create something more like my own little wargames magazine. It will, of course, continue to be personal and parochial, but I believe the modest effort will be fun and worthwhile. I hope the blog will continue to be of some interest to visitors.

Finally, a modest Christmas gift in the form of the latest version of my rules. Of course, I appreciate that few of you (probably none of you!) will actually be playing the rules on your tabletops. Like me, you will download a free set of rules from the interweb in order to check out the concepts, and maybe to 'steal' the odd idea or two. This is all fine and dandy by me. Should any of you check them out in any detail, I am of course most interested in any comments on how you find them. Download them right here, and the playsheet here.


And so finally...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

15 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...

Keith,

The link to your rules just goes to a "join us" series of advertising about MediaFire . . . I didn't see anything about your rules.

May you have a very Merry Christmas anyway, sir.


-- Jeff

Steve's Wargame Stuff said...

Same here, link not going to the rule set!

sTEVE

Keith Flint said...

Thanks for pointing that out guys, you're right, I screwed up! Should be fixed now.

Keith.

Steve's Wargame Stuff said...

Cheers Keith and a Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

Fitz-Badger said...

That's one of the better uses I've seen for a tank. lol

Merry Christmas, Happy Solstice, Joyous holidays, and Happy Festivus for the rest of us!

Archduke Piccolo said...

Cripes: imagine that thing in lights coming down the main street in Baghdad or Kabul. That is just about the scariest image - aside from drone assassins - that I could have imagined...

Archduke Piccolo said...

But seriously: All my best wishes for the Season, Keith.

Dalauppror said...

Merry Christmast Keith !

Best regards Michael

Steve J. said...

Dare I say it Keith but I will be using your rules with my 2mm SYW armies in the future! Can you live with the shame of it?

I always enjoy reading your Blog and look forward to more thoughts etc in 2013.

Stryker said...

Merry Christmas to you! Free rules - may be the best gift I get this year!

Keith Flint said...

Steve, an honour to have such a discerning wargamer using my rules. I'll just have to get down to Specsavers for an eye test before we play.

Whisperin Al said...

And a merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you too! Keep up the good work!

Steve J. said...

The honour is all mine Keith. I might join you at Specsavers just to be safe...

Steven said...

Keith,
Merry Christmas and thanks for hte rules. I will definitely give them a shot and post a review of them on my blog if you would like.

Steve

Keith Flint said...

Steven - thanks, that would be great.