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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break. My current interests are Ancients, ACW, 30YW and SciFi gaming.

Friday, 23 August 2013

Admit it - you were worried, weren't you?

Well, that's the longest break from posting I think I've ever taken. Don't worry, it had nothing to do with me hating you all (I don't, before anyone asks!) nor that I didn't have anything to post (I did have some stuff, as you'll see over the next couple of days). It was simply down to me not feeling like posting. It seems that the mini-"heatwave" we had a few weeks ago had messed up my sleep patterns and I was really, really tired. Still, things seem to be better now.

So, what have I been up to since my last post?

Gaming - 3 games of FoG:AM at the club  giving 1 bad loss, 1 massive win and 1 close win (if we'd been able to play another turn, I think I'd have managed another massive win but the manager wanted to close the pub!). Oh, and I've been persuaded to join the club's FoG:AM team at Derby World Wargames Tournament at the end of September. I'll be in the early biblical era pool (lots of medium foot and chariots, hardly any cavalry) - I've just got to decide which army, come up with a list and borrow figures from one of the others.

Reading - finished my first read of Henry's "The Wargaming Compendium"; read "Achtung, Shweinehund!" and a bunch of Ospreys.

Painting - I hadn't managed to get any done over the past couple of weeks as I was too drained to contemplate it. However, I've been on leave this week and have managed to get some done. To get back into the swing of things I've been working on my Koreans. I've painted the basing texture on all the foot and the artillery and have spent the past few days working on the remaining Kwang Gun foot (36 heavy weapon, 24 crossbow, 36 bow). I should be able to finish painting these over the weekend and may even get them flocked if things go well. That will leave me (for now) with just 4 bases of light artillery and the Guard foot (24 "To Bang" heavy weapon foot and 24 "Tae Gak" crossbowmen) to do....

.... until, that is, I get some more stuff to add.

As no post is truly complete without a piccy, here's one of the Koreans on the workbench:


  1. I was about to call Seal Team 6 to go do a search and rescue for the mythical unicorn!

  2. Nice to see that you're back, Tamsin. Good luck with the upcoming FoG:AM tourney!

  3. I had Nasa tracking via satelitte. Glad to see you back

  4. Glad you're back. When I contacted the Metropolitan Police, they sent someone by and told me not to worry - they heard the sounds of snoring coming from your residence....just kidding - they said that taking a break from blogging was not an investigatable event!

    Anyway, glad you're back. Love to hear what you think about bothe the Wargamer's Compendium and Achtung Scheinhund.

    A/K/A The Celtic Curmudgeon

  5. Sounds like you've been busy. Nice to see you back on the Korean army project. Best, Dean

  6. Nice to see your posting again and feeling a bit more settled :D Look forward to seeing all those Koreans done :)

  7. Of course we were worried. I was hoping you weren't ill but thought the heat might have something to do with it as well.

    Contrats on your wins!

  8. great to see you back the heat wave had a big impact on many of us was a stinker for hobby work
    Peace James

  9. Welcome back. Looking forward to your next posts.

  10. I'm glad you're back. I wasn't too worried but was beginning to wonder when you'd come back.

  11. I had seen you a bit with the odd post so knew you had not grown up and stopped playing with toys ;-)


  12. I thought you might be having a holiday? - we always have August off from our club!
    Welcome back petal!

  13. There you are! I had the hounds out looking for you, but sadly to no avail; looking forward to seeing those Koreans with some paint on.

  14. Glad I can stop worry now ;-)
    And if I was in your shoes now, I would worry now.
    So much to paint, ouch...

    So go for it, you can do it

  15. Glad your back!! Happy painting!


  16. Glad to see you back Tamsin!

  17. I wasn't worried. I knew you'd be beavering away at something. However, I'm worried now. That workbench is far too tidy and organised. It's not natural.

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  19. Yes I was worried about you. Glad to see your putting paint onto those Koreans. Still very humid up in Yorkshire.

  20. Glad your still kicking girl but surely you must hate Ray?

  21. Heat waves are not productive time. We are having one here and I am getting nothing done. :( Glad you are back.

    Mike Bunkermeister Creek