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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, 19 April 2013

I should have known better

Oh well, as the title says, I should have known better. When I came up with the idea for my Secret Projects I worked out how much time they should take and thought I had plenty of time to do them before Salute. What I forgot to take into account was work.

Yup, that mean and nasty 4-letter word.

At the moment I've got a rather big project on which for all of this week and next has got me running around between buildings at different ends of the campus to check on progress, identify any problems or issues then back to my office to try and get them sorted. It will be similar (but less frenetic) for a week or two after that.

So, how does that affect my Secret Projects? Well, it's left me physically and mentally knackered just about every evening this week. I did make a good start on one project on Monday, with a bit more work on Wednesday, but there simply wasn't going to be time to get it finished for tomorrow especially with me falling  asleep on the sofa for a couple of hours this evening.

However, the other original project is much simpler and I will be able to finish that this evening. The other project will have to wait until Broadside for the big reveal (which gives me plenty of time to add some extra touches to it).

It also means that I'm behind schedule on getting my Koreans painted. Hopefully I'll be able to get the levy troops finished over the weekend, then it will be onto the cavalry. I'll also need to get my regular infantry and command groups prepped and ready to go once the cavalry are done. I might end up not finishing the basing on the cavalry, regular infantry and commanders before Campaign and just leave them on plain bases.


  1. Happens to us all: if I'm in a busy patch at work the time I want to spend painting plummets and progress grinds to a halt.

    I'm sure you can keep it secret a bit longer!

  2. I'm disappointed with what Ray really said, see you tomorrow girl!

  3. I know that feeling there and times I wish I hadnt started. I am looking forward to this secret project

  4. just kick back and relax now then, see you in tomorrow
    Peace James

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    1. 4-letter word?... I remember a Kim Wilde' s song... :-)


  6. Poor you!- welcome to my world! - since my Mum started with dementia and I became a carer when not at work my painting projects have been seriously sidelined, so I understand the frustration of not keeping up with your projects.
    Good idea, giving yourself more time to finish, better to be happy with what you do rather than a botched rush job!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  7. I sympathise. I've got virtually nothing done this week due to work as well. Hopefully it will calm down soon.

  8. As long as you get to see the look on the recipients face and record it for posterity the wait won't matter!

  9. Thanks all!

    The crazy thing is that my hours haven't increased, I'm just rushing round getting stuff done all day. I can't wait until it's all over.

    @ Ray - you'll find out tomorrow, errrmmm, today!

    @ Fran - you can tell me what he really said when we meet up ;)

    @ Herkybird - I can imagine how draining that must be for you. I'm lucky that this will be over in a few weeks time (until I have to do the reverse process in November/December).

    @ Anne - the recipient? Whatever do you mean? ;)

  10. Oh well. Easy for me to say as I wouldn't have been able to see them anyway. Get lots of rest and have fun at salute. Take lots of pictures for those of us that can't be there.

  11. I find life always gets in the way when you least need it too. Sit back relax and enjoy spending some money at salute. See you in a few hours

  12. Chin up. WE have all been there. Anyone who says they haven't is either lying or just plain lazy and not trying. See you at Salute.

    1. Deadlines and schedules always have this effect, especially if the W word is added in. Enjoy Salute and looking forward to seeing the projects revealed in due course.

      Cheers, Ross

  13. Hopefully it all works out for you though


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