OK, follow up time for the 4Ground Gaming Terrain.
I forgot to take pics of building 2 of the others I had. (The complete ones, going to tackle the ruined ones later, as a reward for study!)
So about 16 months ago, I’d hit a low point in my life at that point.
I’d been in a lull and introspective for so long, I’d finally snapped.
So, as I felt that most around me would either berate me or attempt to placate me, I wrote about how I was going to change things.
I’m feeling similar now, and a lot of what I’ve changed has come to pass.
But sitting down, and remembering I’d written something, and then re-reading it?
Its a short, powerful piece. I’m glad I wrote it. I’m even more glad that re-reading it now has given me renewed energy and determination.
I know people will damn me for it. They’ll take offence some how. Get defensive and say I’m being too aggressive.
I’m too old for the bullshit reasons people give for the things they do.
Either do it and live with the consequences, or don’t do it and shut up.
If I’m not allowed to complain, why should you? Why are you special? What makes you different? What makes you more than me?
If someone needs me? I’ll be over here, doing my own thing, in my own way, trying to live my life and not deliberately harm people. Unless someone tries to interfere.
First off; The product I’m reviewing I purchased myself, so I didn’t get a freebie or anything else.
Second, blame Wee Ivor and the lads over at Wee Gamers for this.
Thirdly; I’ve no WIP pics, as I didn’t think to use them. When I get my next batch in, I’ll start taking them.
But to be fair, the pics up at 4Ground will do better justice than I would. Realistically though, you need to see these things in the flesh!
Now to business. At Warpcon 23; (Review due: Soon TM); I picked up 1 Right hand side non-ruined, a middle ruined and left hand ruined buildings in 28mm scale from 4Ground, a UK based gaming terrain manufacturer.
They also have 15mm and cover periods from Ancient era, right through to WW2.
These are all pre-painted, requiring assembly and gluing to build. The level of skill required is about the same as a moderate 40K Kit, possibly less, depending on your manually dexterity.
So, recently there has come into being a LOT of uncertainty in professional circles. I’m being a bit more circumspect than normal, as frankly, its:
- may not actually happen;
Basically this uncertainty had led me to make a post on the book of the face expressing the worry I was feeling at the time. (Don’t get me wrong. I’m still feeling it, its… eased, somewhat, but it is still there.)
This brought messages from people. Messages that were either curious or they were supportive.
Goes to show, you can find your friends and your gossips in one fell swoop…
So I’ve had a couple of weeks of radio silence. Purely down to being super busy at work and being sick at the same time.
Couple that with a couple of platefuls of home busy stuff, left very little time for anything. Let alone blogging.
Needless to say, normal service will be resumed shortly.
Thanks for your patience.
We really are at our most philosophical on Monday mornings.
Usually on the throne, too…
So back from Paul Lynch’s birthday get together, where his girlfriend Grace issued a challenge. Get him drunk.
Without resorting to cocktails and concoctions, his head was heavy and swinging at closing time.
Here’s the thing folks. Don’t challenge a barperson of any experience. It always ends 1 to nothing in their favour…
Ok, so random drinks for Paul Lynch’s (A Compendium of Stuff) birthday.
Line of the night so far has been from my friend, Eldon.
“Debauchery isn’t a bad thing. It’s just self discovery. With other people.”
Originally posted way back in April of 2008, this post laid out what I thought of the Wii, the state of gaming and the shape of things to come. Its hard as a writer to re-post stuff without resisting the urge to ‘tweak’ it with what I’ve learned since, but I think some ideas aren’t far off in the last 4 years.
So, read, enjoy, and for the first time in 4 years, comment!
OK, so looking back, a blog post in February on a blog that occasionally deals with the topic of Getting Things Done?
Great way to showcase that…
Anyway, It has been a while, so I may just get right to it.