After dabbing in Wooden Ships & Iron Men as a student in the 1980’s I exchanged tabletop wargaming for other pursuits such as earning a decent income, reading, smoking, marrying assorted women, sailing, traveling (I’m a magazine editor), begetting children and raising same – not necessarily in that order.
A couple of years ago my wargaming career took off again with a cardboard bang. Since then I have played many games, explored available rules, acquired and painted 10mm Pendraken models (mostly WWII Germans and Russians) and scratch-built some terrain. Favourite rules include Black Powder (and its consecutive off-spins), Spearhead and Crossfire. My present project is the Thirty Years War.
With old friends succumbing to fatal diseases and civilisation condemned to death by a thousand Tweets, there is something profoundly reassuring about adult males moving toy soldiers on a table whilst debating the merits of rare books, rarer movies, fine whiskies and finer women.
This blog is intended as a flypaper. I hope to attract some valuable comments and maybe find wargaming partners in or around my home town of Amersfoort, The Netherlands. I will probably not be a very proficient blogger since I already have a life.