It seems to go in cycles, l either have loads on or almost nothing. We are in one of those busy patches currently on all fronts, which is great in many ways. I fought two face to face games this week - the Jacobite one already alluded to an yesterday the continuing Antietam game. Being retired, having others in the same position and a friend with a room where games can be kept up is most fortunate. We continue to get used to the rules, enjoy my friend’s beautifully painted (and organised) ACW collection he has worked on for years. The photos show me advancing towards the sunken road with my Iron Brigade. We aim to complete the game on Tuesday, after a number of sessions over the last few weeks. Thursday saw me out for a Christmas meal with friends in a well spaced out restaurant. I thoroughly recommend Scott’s at Port Edgar , South Queensferry. The photo shows our view out onto the Queen’s Crossing. Today I will do some shopping then some Christmas tasks before settling down to the Zoom delight that is the Virtual Wargames Club. A cornucopia of banter, inspiration, geekery, Napoleon worship ( not me) and great company.
Glad you're getting some games,ReplyDelete
Thanks Stephen, famine before feast…Delete
Feast before famine l meant to say ,in light of the ongoing Coronavirus business?Delete
Nice... I am looking forward to retirement but hoping I still have some gaming mates when I get there !ReplyDelete
Retirement has worked well on the gaming front in many ways, hope you don’t have too long to wait.Delete
A lovely post, Alan.ReplyDelete
Terrific looking game (and library).
But retirement - never been busier!
Thanks Ronnie, he is very organised ( unlike me re books) and has splendid armies to command. Unlike me he manages to maintain the aim in his painting.Delete
Love the Antietam game and the book liked room it's in. I envy your friend as I can see retirement beckoning early in the new year, though as ronniec notes, it may just be more business.ReplyDelete
That restaurant looks very festive.
I do hope you heed its beckoning. The restaurant was lovely.Delete
Impressive looking ACW table. Good to see you are keeping busy and making the most of the winter and retirement time, especially with new Covid variants lurking.ReplyDelete
Retired National Park ranger Mannie Gentile on Facebook was I think based at Antietam battlefield.
My friend has an impressive table and collection. I really enjoyed Mannie’s blog very much, a fascinating insight.Delete
Both the wargame room/library and the view from the restaurant look very congenial.ReplyDelete
I've been retired for a few years, but pretty isolated the last 2. Hoping that will improve in the coming year.
Most congenial it was. I do hope things improve for you in the coming year…ReplyDelete
Has your friend tried to do a rebel yell yet? That game looks great!ReplyDelete
My recent Retirement and gaming via Zoom have ushered in more gaming than I thought possible. Three games per week is common and four not unheard of. Nice looking table and view.ReplyDelete