Wednesday, 4 June 2014


Still flat-out at work, what with it being the busiest week of the year in terms of teaching hours for me, but I did manage to take time out on Sunday to go to a beer festival, and while I was at it, get a couple of my non-gaming friends introduced to Zombicide.  This is a very much tongue-in-cheek boardgame pitting the players ("survivors") against swarms of game-controlled zombies.

The game comes with 70-odd plastic minis, which is one of the reasons it also comes with a rather hefty price tag...

The photo is courtesy of one of my friends who is keen to have some more games - we couldn't play all that much given our kids running around, and other people muscling in on our precious table space under the shade (it was over 30 degrees, so being out in the sun would have been death).

The minis are begging to be painted up properly, but that of course means I now have the makings of a plastic pile to complement the lead mountain sitting in the bottom of my gaming cupboards.  Such is the price of progress, I suppose!


  1. I've awarded you the latest edition of the Liebster Blog Award. Please feel free to just accept it and not go through the hassle of answering the questions and nominating other blogs, I'm totally fine with that.

    The rules and questions you can find at

    I nominated your blog at

    Keep up the good work.

  2. Thanks Sean - I would indeed have trouble with the follow up, because I don't even "follow" 11 blogs! I wish I had the time to keep up with over 300 like you. I guess I'll just have to find a way to become unemployed once again :-) I was for a short stint in the late 90s, and it was incredibly productive gaming-wise. Pity it couldn't keep a mortgage going...

    1. No worries, I'm not sure why I got stuck on 11. As far as following, I really can't follow them all. I just try to check in when I can.

  3. I've just discovered your blog (with Sean's link)...very nice work, love the previous post especially!

  4. Thanks. I've not exactly been active in "promoting" myself here. As I alluded to above, I used to be somewhat more active; back then my website was added to constantly, but it's not seem much activity for the last ten years...

    Hopefully the up-coming SoA Hydaspes battle-day will spur me into action.