So today I spent several hours in a room with a bunch of other writers, talking about the writing process and coming up with various ideas for short stories as part of the Sheffield Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writers Group’s ‘Write a Book in a Day’ event, and you know what? It was actually a whole lot of fun.
I know it’s been a while since I last posted anything on here, but the simple truth is there’s not been all that much to say. Life has been rolling on as usual, and generally speaking not a lot has changed since last time I posted.
Another year is over, and a new one is just beyond the horizon, so I guess that means it’s time for me to write the obligatory New Year post looking back on the last twelve months and looking forward to the next twelve.
When I was first introduced to the wonderful world of wargaming back in the mid-eighties, I found myself immediately at a disadvantage against everyone else in my gaming group. Mainly this was because they’d all been collecting figures and wargaming for a while, whereas I was only just coming into the hobby, so I was basically starting from scratch. However, this did give me one advantage; I already knew which armies every one else would be fielding when I got around to choosing mine.
Just a quick post today. I was going through some of my old digital artwork and I found this map of the Old World that I made back in the early 2000’s for an aborted Warhammer campaign I was planning on running for a few friends and myself.
When I got home from work tonight there was lovely little surprise waiting for me. Well, maybe not that much of surprise, as I knew that it was being delivered today, but it was still a lovely little something to come home to. For today, I received my first delivery of orcs from Mirliton SG.
Following on from my post at the weekend about getting back into wargaming, I decided the first thing I need to do is to draft up a test army or two (or three) for Kings of War. As I’m currently painting some 10mm Dwarves already it makes sense to turn my attention to these doughty little chaps first.