Sunday, 6 July 2014

Not Really Wargaming.

Let me take you back to Friday. Friday morning 10am to be precise. At that time and on that day the official opening of the extension to our new wargames hall was carried out. The original hall is the taller section of the building on the right. Many of the locals thought it was either an electricity sub station or derelict building as it had a neglected and at times vandalised feel t it. Anyway it was originally built by the Royal Engineers (REME) back in the early 60's. It consists of loos, a kitchen and a main hall with a stage. All pretty basic but all still very functional.

That being the case the local council paid for an extension.  Not for us wargamers I hasten to add but for the football teams the use the attached fiend, Not that I mind another group benefitting by a new building. WE have not done badly out of it though the council have refitted our kitchen and have promised to update our loos. In addition the car park has been expanded, not enough I hasten to add for one football team let alone 2 and refs and linesman, but even so it will be a help.

Talking to the Project manager (a nice chap as it happens) he made the comment that due to the less than salubrious local youths that they wanted to make the building "Bullet proof"!. The Local Councilman who officially cut the ribbon to open the building, mentioned in his speech that the new extension fitted in well with the existing structure. Given what the locals think of the original building, I for one am not sure that is a good thing.

Given that most people turned up for the event in collar and jackets. As it was hot I was in a bright polo shirt and shorts. Opps! Ahh who cares!

Feel free to ignore this post as I may do another post later today or tomorrow when I finish the figures I am working on. So until then Thanks for tuning in and catch you later. Cheers Clint.

24 comments:

  1. Its all good you might garner some more interest from visiting football fans and there families new bloods good.

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    1. That is a possibility. You never know maybe even a football player with a son in tow. Thank you Simon.

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    2. Worth considering but with limited availability and not very central.

      But a nice Idea Dave as only a 20min walk for me!

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    1. Thank you Bob. Not exactly a secret lair!

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  3. It looks to be quite zombie-proof, but the local deliquents ? That's a completely different matter.

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    1. Yes they can climb! Thanks Joe.

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  4. It's a good thing that the local thugs have no idea what the real market value miniatures is. You guys would be robbed. But then again where would one find somebody to fence mini's?

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    1. Ebay I'm afraid. I've heard that has happened.

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    2. WE do not TEND to keep figures at the club. Sometimes but rarely. And most of the delinquents in that area would mostly be looking for things that they can sell quickly.
      But thank you Anne.

      (and Robert)

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  5. Go for the bullet proofing it never hurts.

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    1. Well I kinda disagree. I think the extension is a bit like putting cheap lipstick on a Camel! And Good design can still be robust design.

      But thank you Robert I appreciate the sentiment.... Maybe Bomb Proofing may be better!

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  6. So, I take it you may not store your figures and terrain in the hall - unless it could be secured from the football players side? Looks like it was a fine day for shorts too! Best, Dean

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    1. We do store terrain but as mentioned above but seldom any figures. I suspect they might have assumed I was one of the more elderly footballers or coach or something! So I got away with casual dress. Thank you Dean.

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  7. Think of all the bigger tables you'll be able to get in there now!

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    1. Sorry Michael our playing area has not changed in size or shape at all. But we have got a new kitchen so I might make you a tea if you ever pop around. Most of the extension is changing rooms and showers for two teams and associated officials. Thanks Mate. Got a couple more NW frontier types to blog tomorrow now.

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  8. Nice extension there Clint and your club are lucky buggers.

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  9. Wow, you posh southerners are building yourself whole new halls now! (See, I'm under an influence of northern magic already!)

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    1. Thank you Mathyoo.
      Feel free to hate on all Southerners it may be the only way to survive a trip to the North

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    1. Already following Board Game Theory.

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  11. Very posh Clint, but you should have worn a shirt and tie for the opening!!

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