Saturday 26 November 2011


Following a successful RV at the M5 Bridgewater services, all the Desert armies are sold. Thanks to Rob for a painless and straightforward exchange of cash for toy soldiers. It's nice not to have to post the stuff off, worrying about things getting lost and damaged in transit.

GHQ A13s, Light MkVIs, a RR armoured car and two A9s head off into the sunset.
Hope you enjoy using the models , Rob.

The idea was to use the money to buy a couple of painted DBA armies (I can imagine some of you making the sign of the cross as you read this). I used to do a bit of DBR, and always enjoyed the games. DBA is so easy to get into and is a very easy game to set up and play. Lately, the hassle and time needed to set up a big table of good quality terrain in a family environment, where one doesn't have a dedicated wargames room, has been getting to me. Even 'Big Battle' DBA can be played on a 4' x 2' table, which would fit straight onto the dining table.

However, it looks like the money will be sucked into paying some of the Christmas bills instead. And to be honest, my dedication to wargaming has been low of late. In fact I have been considering giving up altogether, but I'll leave it for a few months and see if the interest returns. If not, there'll be more soldiers for sale. 

So posting on this blog will not be very interesting or frequent for a while. Thanks to those who are following, and I hope the old posts may be of interest to new visitors. I will keep checking the blog, so if you have any comments, keep them coming.

Best wishes, Keith.

P.S. The desert colour TSS tiles and hills are still available.


Prince Lupus said...

Take care Keith. We've all had our downs with the hobby and I for one sold a lot of stuff I really miss now grrrrrrrrrrrr.

A J said...

One of the things my wife likes about wargaming is the fact it can be made self-financing. Even so, I share your pain of having to use some - or all - of the freed-up money to pay bills rather than for more shiny toys. =S

Dave Wargamer said...

I know what you mean, I sometimes wonder about the wisdom of having this as a hobby when I haven't really got the domestic facilities. There is the garage, but it's cold and damp this time of year and there always has to a big clear-out every time I want to set the table up.

Having said that, I would endorse the cautionary note by Prince Lupus; I've done things during periods of disillusionment I've later regretted.