Saturday, 30 January 2016

If you've lost some followers recently don't worry, you probably haven't pissed anyone off.

It's just that Google, in it's latest bid for world domination, no longer lets you follow a blog unless you are signed in via a Google account.
Carry on Google.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Painter's Block

There seems to be endless posts on wargames blogs about lost mojo and inability to paint. Let's be honest, it happens to all of us, but for wargamers this appears to be a thing that we need some form of absolution from other gamers for. There is an answer to it and it goes like this:-

  1. Wargaming is a hobby not a job.
  2. If you can't be arsed to paint, don't bloody paint!
  3. If you are hung up with guilt for the sin of having too much money wrapped up in the lead pile and you feel you really must paint it or you will be damned to eternal perdition  - SELL THE BLOODY STUFF ON E BAY AND GET SOME MONEY BACK..
  4. "Spend some time" with the wife / girlfriend / boyfriend* - if you haven't got one try getting one they can be fun!
  5. Play with your children or grandchildren.
  6. Watch something on the TV or Netflix that doesn't take itself seriously like "Firefly" or "Boston Legal" - don't watch anything historical where you could spot the wrong button, facing colour, weapon or other inaccuracy that might inadvertently  put a hair up your ass and give you a case of pointless angst in addition to your "painter's block"
  7. Learn an instrument.
  8. Get some figures out and play a game, solo if necessary.

In summary: GET A BLOODY LIFE!

*for the sake of the PC brigade.