Walking out the door to run my first 2013 tournament, fully loaded with 3 bags and a laptop; I wind up flat on my back and in agony from slipping on the 2mm ice sheet covering the path. Sadly this unplanned activity lands me in A&E (ER for our American readers), where I am poked, x-ray’d and sent home with painkillers.
From what I remember of it, I went full horizontal; coming down hard on my back just between the shoulder blades. At least that is the area, that is hurting the most this morning. I have to thank PG Kallas (Tom), for stepping in at the last second to run his first official tournament as a PG. Hopefully I can return the favour for him one day. Painting wise, I might be a little slower; but I am stubborn enough to meet my target of painting all my Dystopian Wars for the 9th February.
Been a while since…..ok a very long while since I posted on the blog. Life has a way of giving you moments of happiness, then kicking your backside real hard.
Essentially after July/August, things went down hill personally and it impacted on my gaming to the point that I lost interest in it completely (nearly left the Gang too). It’s not perfect even now, but slowly bits and pieces are coming back. Main news though, is that I will be posting up pics of models I have painted in this period (not many I admit), but also I’ll be covering the formation of Dystopian Wars tournament scene in Scotland. 10th Anniversary of WM this year, the possibility of a SmogCon/Lock and Load style event in the UK, novels….possibly computer games. So much to do, damn it’s good to be back again.
It might seem like a strange title for a blog post, but give me a moment to explain. This year (to date), as been one hell of a rollercoaster ride for me. There has been a lot of effort put into building a Scottish presence within the UK WM/H scene, which has only been helped a lot by the recent efforts of some of our more dedicated players. In particular the players from G3 Glasgow Gamers and several players from Aberdeen.
To give you an example, 4 – 5 of the players from Aberdeen travelled to SmogCon this year. On the way, their car broke down and they were towed home again. Normally this would be the end of it, but these guys jumped on a bus; travelled overnight to be at Smogcon. At the UK Masters, quite a few Scottish players were in attendance; with one player coming within the top 10 best in the UK as others gave a respectable showing.
So it makes me wonder why, I am currently struggling with whether to give up being a PG or not. I admit that I am sitting here now, mentally wrecked; having just driven back from Hampshire; through M6 rush hour and torrential rains in the Borders. Nine and half hours, to think about this question; yet I am still no nearer an answer.
I love this game, I love being a PG; but that love is turning sour recently and I hate that. So do I wind up, put myself forward as coordinator and push hard for a Scottish Team at the ETC/WTC; get the Scottish Open off the ground. Or do I just it down, not bother with trying to improve the game for everyone in Scotland. First though, I’m going to get some sleep; night all.
Last month was my busiest of the year, with 4 events I attended (I think? It’s a blur as you will see). So the blog itself has gone a little to the wayside, as I have just not had the energy to direct it in to writing.
Today though, having just come back from seeing Brave with my daughter visiting from Canada; I thought I would try to catch up on what has been happening.
Beginning of July was just getting things ready, I had ordered my PG copy of Heap too; which is a great game. The new Colossals book was also eagerly anticipated, with the first of the new releases in July; in the shape of the Stormwall and Nemo3. If that wasn’t enough, I drove down to Mansfield; home of Maelstrom Games to help officiate in the European Team Championships. It was a long and gruelling 3 days, but one of the best times I have had since starting WH/M. Following weekend, was the Colossals Launch event at my LGS, which was fantastic fun and my first time playing in an open play format.
3rd weekend in a row, up to Perth for the first event in a long time at Intrepidations. 25pts, running my pared down Morty list; was so much fun even if I did get the wooden spoon. Finally on 4th August (yay one weekend off inbetween), I attended Claymore with Scotlands’ newest PG; Scott Burry He demonstrated Warmachine/Hordes, while I demo’d Heap for the first time.
It’s taken me a couple of weeks, to get myself back on track health wise; as the ETC’s took the most out of me. Thankfully having some time to relax and get back to painting, has made all the difference with some glorious sunshine as a bonus. Oh yea, there was one other thing you might have heard, something called War Room was released. I certainly like it, even though some people seem to take a different view of it. Their choice and prerogative, I don’t have to push the product in their face; as it will sell itself eventually.
With so much going on, either me running events or taking part in them. Thought I needed something to remind me, and anyone that follows me; idea of what is going on with WM/H (and other gaming). So details of all the events will be coming soon.