Sunday 28 August 2022

Buildings in Wargames: What scale do you use?

How do you deal with buildings on the game's table? Do you use the same scale as your figures or have you considered using smaller scale buildings with your figures? 

Sunday 21 August 2022

Downtime on Holiday

I've been away for a couple of weeks so today's video is more of an apology for not having a scripted subject to talk about...but I'm feeling very rested and ready to get stuck into my hobby again so taking time out from my usual schedule hasn't been all bad. 

I'll probably talk more about the holiday in a later video but in the meantime here is a small taste of the excellent museums I had a chance to visit. 

Staffordshire Regiment Museum

Recreated trenches at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum

Model of the AZW battle of Ulundi using hundreds of flats

Whitby Abby

We watched a performance of Dracula with the abbey as its backdrop

Bolton Castle

The castle had a Wars of the Roses themed living history display taking place

This guy brought some equipment from the Armouries at Leeds 

The Castle Museum at York

Victorian shopfronts included this toyshop

...and this Apothecary

The York Army Museum

A WWI Cavalryman charges between the exhibits

Leeds Armouries

A reenactor describes the Battle of Bosworth

The Agincourt Diorama

The Agincourt diorama

A Wars of the Roses bowman

Ripon Cathedral

Inside Ripon Cathedral

The Jorvik Viking Centre in York

Jorvik Viking Centre

As usual, I took hundreds of pictures and many still need to be correctly labelled which will keep me busy for a few days.

Sunday 14 August 2022

Too many choices

Do you play a period because you like a set of rules? or do you like a set of rules that fits the period you want to collect? And of it's the latter, how do you choose a ruleset to commit to? I'm often indecisive when faced with multiple options and I am currently struggling to find a set of rules for a new project.

Sunday 7 August 2022

Tidy up to get more done: Improve productivity by being better organised

The painting desk is the nerve centre of your army building operation and should be suitably organised to make the best of the time spent there. I'm a firm believer in keeping your workspace tidy, clean and well laid out so you can resume work the next day with the minimum of fuss. 

Wednesday 3 August 2022

Update from the Operations Room August 2022

It's been a busy month (for work and play!) so here is the latest Update from the Operations Room.

Apologies for the poor lighting. I did the video in the evening and the sun was directly behind me and streaming through the curtains. I only realised it afterwards, so something for me to bare in mind for the next update.