Well just managing to squeeze this post in before the end of the first month! A few health issues and a lot of over thinking has caused delays in this post but I think I’m about there in terms of what I’d like to achieve.
I created Crann Tara miniatures all those years ago for one main reason - to allow me to refight the Jacobite Rebellion. Well in the intervening years I was diverted by running the business and whilst slow progress has been made it hadn’t reached the conclusion I wanted.
So first priority is to finish all the pieces for the Culloden refight. This to be displayed at Partizan in May so all the stops are out for this. I have also decided that this will be my last demonstration game, my first demo game was Marston Moor in 1984 at the Coatham Memorial Hall in Redcar. From that date I have hardly missed a year, in the early years I was joined by two colleagues Gordon ( the terrain maker and Leigh) We always aimed to present a new game at Partizan and usually resurrected a game for Triples and Derby. But Partizan was always our favourite show and I guess we grew together so it seems fitting for the final battle on U.K. soil to be my swan song at Partizan.
What follows is a random selection of pics from some demo games and my collections. Unfortunately I need to find the old photos of the majority of our games although the Partizan website does show a number of them.
Following that I would like to complete my 15mm ECW and ACW projects supported by Lee Gramson (Napoleonic therapy project) then I aim to have figures to refight Edgehill and the first day at Gettysburg.
Third play more board games, I have always been a fan of board games and have a pretty good collection but they are greatly underplayed and I need to redress that.
And there I draw the line. Behind the scenes there is ongoing 15mm Ancients etc and I’m sure there may be the odd butterfly that comes along.
Of course there will also be the continuing sorting of the collections and most probably some disposals.
It’s a wonderful hobby but I now need to see more tabletop games rather than the continual painting 😃