Tuesday, 5 March 2013

And so it begins

Despite having a heavy cold, (NO sympathy please), I have been working up the shed. Only a couple of hours but some progress has been made. As you can see in the photo I have supplemented the 2 foot square boards with 2 double sized (2'x4') boards. (I have 2 more small boards not shown and set aside for later use on different projects).

 There is a reason for this which will become evident as work continues. This gives us a 4 foot by 6 foot playing surface. Alan (the main Broadside organiser) has agreed that we can have as large an area as we need so I might well ask for an additional 2 foot length, not for terrain, but for dice rolling, model placement and for any literature we may produce as a club, for the game. By literature I do not mean great works of storytelling prowess that would be stretching it far to far, but club leaflets and meeting dates a little about the rules and the game and the background if you have been to a few shows you'll know what I mean.

The next stage is to plan out what terrain is needed and where on the boards it will go. I have decided to keep it as simple as I can as that will give me a chance to get it finished. Additionally I will want the boards to be as versatile as possible. There was a club game at Broadside last year some 8 feet by 12 feet only capable of one configuration. I am not knocking this approach, but as a small club with very limited resources I think it's better that we at least attempt to get as much use of any built terrain as we possibly can.

Looking carefully in the background you can see the moon boards and top left corner the past table which I have started to convert into Circus Minimus! I have only mentioned those terrain projects to let you know they have not at all been forgotten about. The moon boards were twisting and warping so a few months of lying flat will probably help them straighten out.

On an unrelated note I have been invited to attend a game with "Posties Rejects" in about 10 days time (16th March). I am actually looking forward to it and have offered to bring something edible. (Yes it's a bribe! ). As yet I have not decided if Sweet or Savoury is the way to go.
 Ray has informed me I will be on his side against Mr Angry (aka Fran) and  Big Lee as a consequence I have informed Ray that we shall keep anything edible our side of the table. I just don't have enough time to make some very rough "Poitin" but I don't want anyone getting too rowdy so I won't this time!

That's it for today with luck more again on Thursday!
All the best Clint.

15 comments:

  1. A shed, *envious sigh* I would love a shed! Good luck with the Rejects, should be fun but nothing too sticky; can't imagine Ray's response when jammy fingers pick up his newly painted troops.

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    1. All men NEED sheds! It's our right!

      I can imagine Rays response to jammy fingers on his figures, so I will act cautiously!

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  2. I trust you're in no danger of actually becoming a reject, taking sides is sure to end in tears one way or another.

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    1. The Rejects are a nice bunch of lads. I could do worse than become one. May not be my choice though!!!
      As for taking sides, I'm more mercenary than that. If Fran or Lee offer me shinnies then I may turn my coat! (IF they offer enough!)

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  3. Trust me, you don't want to be on my side...not when I start rollin' dice anyway.

    BTW - Don't give any food to Ray. He's on a diet.

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    1. Ask any woman, free food has no calories, which is why you can still take them to Dinner if they are watching their weight. If your wife is on a diet offer to take her out for a romantic meal, she'll say yes! And that will make the proof!

      I also have a reputation FOR BAD DICE ROLLS. (Maybe not as bad as Frontline Tim, but close).

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  4. Your fecked I'm coming rowdy!

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    1. I see the trash talk has started. Ok bring it!

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  5. BigLee's after a kick in the nuts, me thinks? But I'll just wait for the game and laugh at his bad dice rolling.......again!!
    Bring what ever you want Clint Sweet or Savoury, Big Lee will eat anything!

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    1. Ok mate I have some ideas food wise. And yes keep any violence to the table top.

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  6. This is a fun place! Loving the trash talk going on between you guys. You know how I feel about that weasel Rousell, so you must not be on his side-he's pure evil. Play with Fran and beat him to a pulp.

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    1. OK Anne Message understood. "Play with Fran and beat him to a pulp".

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  7. I'm envious of your proximity to conventions and gaming opponents!
    I might have to rethink my plans on retiring in the snowy upper penninsula of Michigan....maybe I can teach tactics to squirrels!

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    1. You need to retire to the rainy climbs of north west Kent David!

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    2. Well David as far as I am concerned you'd be welcome here. Slightly warmer, and instead of thinking snow think rain. And being English it would only take us about 30 years before we thought of you anything other than an "outsider".

      Well maybe a little less among wargamers.... 27 years!

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