Sunday, 16 December 2012
Miniature Wargames no 357
A bit of showing off to the bloggersphere here as this fine journal has - as its front cover a photo of some of my slowly growing 40mm Wars of the Roses Collection. Further inside is an article by Stephen Maggs again illustrated by photos from my collection. Also present is an article featuring fellow blogger Robbie Roddissand his huge collection of tricorn hats! or 7YW figuresand rather a lot of Grey Hair - yes I'm being cruel but truth must out- of the 5 pictures illustrating the article both of those containing humans pictured grey hair... now this may have been pressure of the game but somehow I think not.... However enough irreverant waspishness back to the magazine which aside from the 2 articles under consideration contained other useful stuff - mostly a review of the Derby show at its new venue which which I couldn't disagree at all - as I was there. I MIGHT make the point that the Kharzis only became insalubrious on Sunday morning after many of the gamers found the neeed to unload Saturdays beer a little pressing. I went as one does for a wee wee about eleven of the clock in the forenoon to find my ears assailed by some noisy - and subsequwently noisome- wretch evacuating hiomself in one of the cubicles- since I was at the other end "in the stalls" so to speak perhaps 20 feet away and could still HEAR the results its no wonder that the loos were less than fragrant... as for the noise of the car racing man if it hadn't been for the customers I'd have been THERE . Paul Johnstons article on Competiton gaming gave me pause to think . Its never been my thing but I see his pointand one day I might even have another bash. Aside from the "fine" illustrations Stephen Maggs article on The Battle of Barnet covered most of the expected bases though IMHO he fluffed his terminology a bit "Currours, Hobilar Cavalry and Northern Border Horse" are - in Wars of the Roses terms all the same troop type Currours are sometime called in comtempory texts -"Afore riders"- hardly the Heavily armoured cavalry as Maggs has them. However aside from that Nit -pick the article covered the campaign well. There were other articles including one on Staligrad- not my thing- and a wierd one called Keep Calm and Bop Bop about which after reading the piece I'm no wiser except that it was some kind of PP game for kids involving no soldiers at all but run by a systems administraor- whatever the hell one of those is and won a prize for best PP game at Colours. Nevertheless a good mag and these days the only one I read- By the way anyone want the firstdozen or so of Battlegames they are largly twaddle and are cluttering the place up.