Thursday, 31 October 2013

Welcome! -

Time to join the 21st century and start a blog of what I am up to, gaming-wise, rather than rely on just my web-site. Which, I have just noticed, is now over the maximum size my ISP allows without paying a premium to host the thing...

Some of the stuff that gets posted here will end up on my site anyway, like battle-reports, but not everything.  I'll probably post a lot more pictures here of gear that won't ever make it to my site.

So, let's start with some words of self-introduction.  I've been wargaming for most of my life, from before my high school days, although the amount I do waxes and wanes, mostly depending on where I live.  I've led a fairly nomadic existence, in that I have lived in no country for the majority of my life, and that does cut down on the amount of gaming I do, alas.  I've been living in Japan for the last 13 years, which is the longest I've ever lived in one country for a single stretch.

I game a range of periods, although my long-term favourite is ancients, in particular the Hellenistic period.  I usually play with figures, although I'm not wedded to them - I figure* we'll probably all be playing with holograms in 20 years time...  I'm more historically-focussed than most gamers: I spend a lot of time researching orders of battle, etc.

* Pun intended.  I wish I could write more humorously than I do, but it's not my forte...