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The Magic Well

Posted on June 28th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

We were going to do Bolt Action last night but perhaps I am jinxed, I got a shout from Julian who wanted to run a Dead man’s Hand game so Simon and I changed plans, a little later we were also invited to a game of Dracula’s America but it was too late …

The Legion Complete.

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I finished the last of my Aurelian Romans last night and Auxilia Cohors II joined the army this morning, I am very please the way they turned out, I was a bit dubious about the blue shields but I decided to make blue the primary colour for the unit and…

View From The Window

Posted on June 25th, 2017 under , . Posted by

 The heatwave is having a hard time here in the Northwest, it is cool, dank and wet, the sky is exclusively stone grey, of course you might fry an egg on the bonnet of your car by noon, but then again probably not. The yellow car with the broken window which has been present across the road for about two months now has gone, the threat of getting towed by the council worked more than the murmurings of disgruntled neighbours. Washington House got a viewing yesterday, but by the impression on the viewers faces as they passed the PO the removals are not getting a call.

Things just get worse and worse, poor Theresa May must be wondering what can I be blamed for next. Did you notice what was different about the terror attack at the Finsbury Mosque, well, we are not being asked to come together, not blame all white people or christians, carry on as usual etc., nope, not this time, heads must roll. Did you realise Katie Hopkins, Nigel Farage, Tommy Robinson and Douglas Murray were all responsible for this latest attack, perhaps they jumped out of the van before it turned the corner. One nut runs a van into a crowd, I wonder where he got that idea, another innocent is dead, something must really be done about extremists, and right wing extremism Reg, the former in the past 23 months have killed 1,263 people, the latter one.

 What did you make of the Day of Rage, the payment must not have reached ‘Rent-a-Crowd’ Central because not enough turned up to fill a double-decker, despite one left wing journo counting one million and bringing central London to a halt, or was it Speakers Corner. They felt so convinced of their cause and the urge to punish the government, Trump, May, capitalists and that little guy in Yarmouth that instead they lay in the park or threw another shark on the barbie. I rage every day, I don’t need a special one.

The defence rests M’Lud………….

 You might have missed in all the recent disasters that the powerful Unite union recently had their own election, and a gentleman and very senior figure called Gerard Coyne bravely put himself up against Len McCluskey. Coyne is now looking for a new job after a ‘show trial’ which has sacked him after thirty years for the crime of coming very close to toppling Mr. McCluskey. Democracy, you just gotta love it.
 
Did you see the face on Donald Tusk as he introduced the talks for Brexit, milk and sour comes to mind, he also had whined that the UK would be welcome back after it’s mistake, the mistake Donald was talking about of course was the free vote on the matter by the British people. If you think we are heading for tough talks the EU have twice as much bother, the top brass want to punish us or get us back while the 27 all want their own agendas pushed for their own selfish reasons, all of them want to make a bit of capital out of City Hall during the process. Did you hear that Luxembourg pipsqueak vent his uncalled for opinion of the UK along with his Polish counterpart, all of a sudden we have to listen to places which have still to experience the ’60’s.

Aaaaaaaannnnd smile ………………

 The UK owes as I type, in fact I cannot keep up with the counter but I will try, £1,876,653,426,987 trillion pounds, the US figure is $18.9 trillion, in Germany it is 2.1 trillion Euros, you can imagine then the debt of basket cases like Greece, Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, Latvia etc. What I cannot understand as I was never good at maths (see how I put the s in there) is who loans these amounts of dosh, if our own countries don’t have enough money where do they go for the loan? Maybe there is a god.

Serial killer Levi Bellfield is in jail but may have killed another woman and her daughter while almost killing her second girl, Micheal Stone, an unsavoury character is doing time for the murders. Bellfield could be placed at the crime with DNA, but he refuses to give a sample because although he is a serial killer and has destroyed lives he is still entitled to rights, is it just me or is that mad and in prison he should have no rights.

When I read comics my hero’s were Batman and Spiderman, I still do and they still are, Superman being invincible was no fun for me, and I never, ever got Wonder Woman, sexist, maybe, it wasn’t a word in the old days. Even the movie doesn’t interest me and I will watch all sorts of comic based trash. I have one big question, how does this tribe of Amazon women procreate without men and seemingly last for hundreds, nay, possibly thousands of years, and are all beautiful, size 10 supermodels? Once again we are being indoctrinated into how useless we are, although that scenario is becoming frighteningly real.

I don’t get the attraction ……

Have you noticed that Royal Ascot is now becoming more famous for its fights and drunks than horse racing, now there’s class for you.

I told you, Dragonfly 3 to 1.

View From The Window

Posted on June 25th, 2017 under , . Posted by

 The heatwave is having a hard time here in the Northwest, it is cool, dank and wet, the sky is exclusively stone grey, of course you might fry an egg on the bonnet of your car by noon, but then again probably not. The yellow car with the broken window which has been present across the road for about two months now has gone, the threat of getting towed by the council worked more than the murmurings of disgruntled neighbours. Washington House got a viewing yesterday, but by the impression on the viewers faces as they passed the PO the removals are not getting a call.

Things just get worse and worse, poor Theresa May must be wondering what can I be blamed for next. Did you notice what was different about the terror attack at the Finsbury Mosque, well, we are not being asked to come together, not blame all white people or christians, carry on as usual etc., nope, not this time, heads must roll. Did you realise Katie Hopkins, Nigel Farage, Tommy Robinson and Douglas Murray were all responsible for this latest attack, perhaps they jumped out of the van before it turned the corner. One nut runs a van into a crowd, I wonder where he got that idea, another innocent is dead, something must really be done about extremists, and right wing extremism Reg, the former in the past 23 months have killed 1,263 people, the latter one.

 What did you make of the Day of Rage, the payment must not have reached ‘Rent-a-Crowd’ Central because not enough turned up to fill a double-decker, despite one left wing journo counting one million and bringing central London to a halt, or was it Speakers Corner. They felt so convinced of their cause and the urge to punish the government, Trump, May, capitalists and that little guy in Yarmouth that instead they lay in the park or threw another shark on the barbie. I rage every day, I don’t need a special one.

The defence rests M’Lud………….

 You might have missed in all the recent disasters that the powerful Unite union recently had their own election, and a gentleman and very senior figure called Gerard Coyne bravely put himself up against Len McCluskey. Coyne is now looking for a new job after a ‘show trial’ which has sacked him after thirty years for the crime of coming very close to toppling Mr. McCluskey. Democracy, you just gotta love it.
 
Did you see the face on Donald Tusk as he introduced the talks for Brexit, milk and sour comes to mind, he also had whined that the UK would be welcome back after it’s mistake, the mistake Donald was talking about of course was the free vote on the matter by the British people. If you think we are heading for tough talks the EU have twice as much bother, the top brass want to punish us or get us back while the 27 all want their own agendas pushed for their own selfish reasons, all of them want to make a bit of capital out of City Hall during the process. Did you hear that Luxembourg pipsqueak vent his uncalled for opinion of the UK along with his Polish counterpart, all of a sudden we have to listen to places which have still to experience the ’60’s.

Aaaaaaaannnnd smile ………………

 The UK owes as I type, in fact I cannot keep up with the counter but I will try, £1,876,653,426,987 trillion pounds, the US figure is $18.9 trillion, in Germany it is 2.1 trillion Euros, you can imagine then the debt of basket cases like Greece, Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, Latvia etc. What I cannot understand as I was never good at maths (see how I put the s in there) is who loans these amounts of dosh, if our own countries don’t have enough money where do they go for the loan? Maybe there is a god.

Serial killer Levi Bellfield is in jail but may have killed another woman and her daughter while almost killing her second girl, Micheal Stone, an unsavoury character is doing time for the murders. Bellfield could be placed at the crime with DNA, but he refuses to give a sample because although he is a serial killer and has destroyed lives he is still entitled to rights, is it just me or is that mad and in prison he should have no rights.

When I read comics my hero’s were Batman and Spiderman, I still do and they still are, Superman being invincible was no fun for me, and I never, ever got Wonder Woman, sexist, maybe, it wasn’t a word in the old days. Even the movie doesn’t interest me and I will watch all sorts of comic based trash. I have one big question, how does this tribe of Amazon women procreate without men and seemingly last for hundreds, nay, possibly thousands of years, and are all beautiful, size 10 supermodels? Once again we are being indoctrinated into how useless we are, although that scenario is becoming frighteningly real.

I don’t get the attraction ……

Have you noticed that Royal Ascot is now becoming more famous for its fights and drunks than horse racing, now there’s class for you.

I told you, Dragonfly 3 to 1.

Nooooo!

Posted on June 24th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I had hoped to get a few more troops than I did for 3,000 points, I ended up with two elite Gedriht units to which I attached my Cyning and Thegn, then some average troops with some Ceorls bringing up the rear, I also took some skirmishers, one unit of…

Nooooo!

Posted on June 24th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I had hoped to get a few more troops than I did for 3,000 points, I ended up with two elite Gedriht units to which I attached my Cyning and Thegn, then some average troops with some Ceorls bringing up the rear, I also took some skirmishers, one unit of…

A Rum Do

Posted on June 24th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

My son arrived in the early afternoon yesterday so although the table was up and ready I still had to deal with some customers before we could start, and of course I got more in yesterday afternoon than most Friday afternoons.I explained the scenario a…

A Rum Do

Posted on June 24th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

My son arrived in the early afternoon yesterday so although the table was up and ready I still had to deal with some customers before we could start, and of course I got more in yesterday afternoon than most Friday afternoons.I explained the scenario a…

The Wrong Side of History

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 under . Posted by

Because the PO closes at 5.30 we are used to sitting waiting for the news at 6pm, despite knowing it probably won’t last past the headlines, and to fill in the time we watch Pointless, despite ourselves shaking our heads at the subjects. I always like …

The Wrong Side of History

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 under . Posted by

Because the PO closes at 5.30 we are used to sitting waiting for the news at 6pm, despite knowing it probably won’t last past the headlines, and to fill in the time we watch Pointless, despite ourselves shaking our heads at the subjects. I always like …

New Banners

Posted on June 21st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I wasn’t at the club last night, I decided to have a night off, it is usually a bit of a rush so I took it easy last night, some work on the PC, a couple of games of Dawn of War III, and a bit of painting. The deliberate slowing down of my painting sch…

New Banners

Posted on June 21st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I wasn’t at the club last night, I decided to have a night off, it is usually a bit of a rush so I took it easy last night, some work on the PC, a couple of games of Dawn of War III, and a bit of painting. The deliberate slowing down of my painting sch…

HMS Tartar 4th Commission 1970 7

Posted on June 19th, 2017 under . Posted by

Still on patrol, still enjoying mostly glorious weather. We continue to enjoy the odd visit from Royal Fleet Auxiliaries who keep us stored up with essentials and fuel, this usually takes a full day and again some lucky beggars get across to use the sw…

HMS Tartar 4th Commission 1970 7

Posted on June 19th, 2017 under . Posted by

Still on patrol, still enjoying mostly glorious weather. We continue to enjoy the odd visit from Royal Fleet Auxiliaries who keep us stored up with essentials and fuel, this usually takes a full day and again some lucky beggars get across to use the sw…

View From The Window

Posted on June 18th, 2017 under , . Posted by

It is gorgeous outside this morning, it is warm, sunny and no wind, I can see way into the distance through the gap and the garage roof at Washington House has been completely reclaimed by nature and some bats I have been told, it is going to be a long…

View From The Window

Posted on June 18th, 2017 under , . Posted by

It is gorgeous outside this morning, it is warm, sunny and no wind, I can see way into the distance through the gap and the garage roof at Washington House has been completely reclaimed by nature and some bats I have been told, it is going to be a long…

Phalanx 2017

Posted on June 17th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Set off earlyish this morning with a small shopping list to Phalanx, the St. Helens Spartans wargame club show, I picked up Simon to introduce him to his second wargame exhibition. The journey was uneventful apart from losing about fifteen minutes with…

Phalanx 2017

Posted on June 17th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Set off earlyish this morning with a small shopping list to Phalanx, the St. Helens Spartans wargame club show, I picked up Simon to introduce him to his second wargame exhibition. The journey was uneventful apart from losing about fifteen minutes with…

Wizards of Oz

Posted on June 14th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I didn’t get my Bolt Action game last night as Julian couldn’t get away, which was a shame as I was looking forward to being the ‘goodies’ for a change with my British against his Italians. Instead I joined a game of Battlegroup involving Australians a…

Wizards of Oz

Posted on June 14th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I didn’t get my Bolt Action game last night as Julian couldn’t get away, which was a shame as I was looking forward to being the ‘goodies’ for a change with my British against his Italians. Instead I joined a game of Battlegroup involving Australians a…

View From The Window

Posted on June 11th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Well, summer has been and gone, it is grey, promising rain and it is cold, instead of the gloriously long summers of yesteryear we git bits now, bits here and bits there in May then it is pot luck. We have visitors this weekend and were hoping to sit o…

View From The Window

Posted on June 11th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Well, summer has been and gone, it is grey, promising rain and it is cold, instead of the gloriously long summers of yesteryear we git bits now, bits here and bits there in May then it is pot luck. We have visitors this weekend and were hoping to sit o…

Back to Normal

Posted on June 10th, 2017 under , . Posted by

 Well my quiet spell on the map front has ended, I now have four projects backed up and two awaiting the authors’ OK, mostly WWI but one, which I have only looked at briefly, involves skirmishes with Apaches, so that will be interesting.I also hav…

Back to Normal

Posted on June 10th, 2017 under , . Posted by

 Well my quiet spell on the map front has ended, I now have four projects backed up and two awaiting the authors’ OK, mostly WWI but one, which I have only looked at briefly, involves skirmishes with Apaches, so that will be interesting.I also hav…

Jasta 18 Loses Out.

Posted on June 7th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Having missed the Western Front last week for the Western Desert it was Wings of War this week, only Simon and I were playing but it is always possible to pick up a few extra pilots hanging around on a Tuesday night but not this Tuesday. I decided on a…