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A gamer who refuses to leave any miniature behind

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September 20, 2017

Ramblings

Crusade 2017 – The Wargames Show

Yesterday was the annual Crusade event that been run by the Penarth and District Wargames club since 1995, but this year it was different as its moved venues. for as long as I can remember the event was held in the Cogan leisure center and frankly the parking was always a nightmare and as the

Small Distractions – The Lead Pile

After going through my 4 remaining Epic armies and posting pictures of them on here, I decided to delve into my lead pile and see what I have to add to the armies. I’ve already taken pictures of my unpainted squat units (it’s here) but I knew I had more stuff and all I had

Yet More Small Distractions

Just when you thought I couldn’t possibly have more Space Marine armies, up I pop with number 4 and this time it’s Orks the Orks in 2nd edition had some of the funkiest miniatures in the game and loads of fabulous rules, I was especially a fan of the Mekboys vehicles as they could cause carnage,

Happy 20th Birthday NetEpic

It’s not a secret that I am a huge fan of the Space Marine (Epic) game that GW released in the late 80’s and early 90’s, in fact I’ve blogged about on numerous occasions (See here) In 1997 GW decided to release a new version of Space Marine to replace the classic 2nd edition game

Even More Small Distractions

it’s another day and another Epic (Space Marine) army, yes it’s the Imperial Guard I went a bit mad with my guard army and its been the one that I kept adding too even after I stopped playing the game. I don’t know why there just seemed to be another unit I could add in

More Small Distractions

yesterday I posted a couple of pictures of my Epic (Space Marine) Squat army and it seems to have caused lots of interest on twitter with people asking what other armies I have lurking in the back of my cupboard. well I have a few so here’s another one, this time its my Space Marine army

Small Distractions

I was bored earlier and decided to sort out my gaming storage cupboard and during this long and arduous process  I pulled out a box that contains my beloved Epic Squat army. this army was one of the smaller ones I did for Epic and is one of the 4 I have left in my

Genesis of a Wargamer – Part 3

If you’ve read the previous 2 parts of this series of articles about my introduction to wargaming (here and here) you will know that I’d spent my formative years in school playing lots of Role Playing Games and I had dipped my toe into wargaming but hadn’t actually finished an army or played a game.

Genesis of a Wargamer – Part 2

Carrying on from my last post (it’s here if you want to read it) it was late 1982 and my mates and I were playing Runequest and looking for a way to extend the campaign. I wanted to include big battles in the campaign and get away from the standard stuff that rpg games usually

Genesis of a Wargamer – Part 1

Over the last few years I’ve been lucky enough to be a member of the Meeples and Miniatures podcast and during that time I’ve spoken to a lot of people from the industry. The first question new guests on the podcast get asked is ‘How did you get into the hobby’ and generally these answers

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