Episode #4 of Musings from the Bunker has just been published, which is available to all podcast patrons who pledge at the $3 level. This show is entitled Must contain miniatures? In this show I ask myself this simple question – do I have to paint all those 6mm figures that I have stored away in bags and boxes before I can enjoy mass battle wargames, or are there alternatives available which allow me to roll dice without having to worry about all this painting malarky? You can find out more details here
Snow in Rome is always an event. And it is fun to remember this at the end of Summer. It was the 26th of February. I went to work and I found the gates closed down. At 7.30 in the morning. Under snowfall. After a couple of hours someone brought the keys. Only a few were with me but however people presented to our counters. Some people is crazy. Here some photos of my city like under an enchantment. Winter is coming.
The summer is over, the holiday is a distant memory, the kids are back at school and autumn is here. It really is time to get my butt in gear and get on with the massive backlog of stuff that needs to be finished, or in some cases, started. Next weekend is Colours and I must resist buying anything. Maybe I will buy something small. Just paints, honest. And some new paint brushes. Well maybe just one new game, Kill Team and that is it, nothing else. Okay, so I am doomed…
And in 2018 Wargames Soldiers & Strategy once again hosts the Great Wargaming Survey! For the fifth year in a row, Wargames Soldiers & Strategy magazine is running the Great Wargaming Survey. With many thousands of respondents every year to an ever evolving (and sometimes revolving) set of questions, it gives a constantly improving image […]
I'm currently taking a parental leave of around 2 months (if you count in the two weeks "pre-arrival" vacation, it's even longer) and that gives me a lot of time to spend with my new-born daughter. It is quite overwhelming, satisfying and exhausting, everything at the same time. She sleeps a lot and I spend […]
Given the current US exchange rate, and the fact that very few folks view this hobby blog (around 2k a month), the cost of running this blog has become prohibitive. It’s costing me around $130NZD a year in hosting at the moment, which while not a lo
I’ve just published another Patreon exclusive podcast – Musings from the Bunker, Episode 3 In this new Patreon exclusive podcast, I ask the simple question – Do I have too much hobby stuff? How much is too much? Why do we buy all this...
My roots are from this little village at South of Rome, along the way to Magna Graecia. Not a Latin ground but the land of Hernici people. I was born in Rome and this is only the place where I spent a couple of weeks every year as holidays during my child
I’ve just published another Patreon exclusive podcast – Musings from the Bunker, Episode 2 In it I talk about the question that was raised from a Q&A panel at the Joy of Six show – does your “insert your scale/period/rules h..
Download Episode 250 Welcome to Episode 250 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast In this episode the Meeples crew – Neil, Mike & Mike – get together to celebrate the 250th episode of the Meeples & Miniatures podcast! In honour of
I have just launched a new, Patreon exclusive, podcast – Musings from the Bunker – which is running in place of the ‘Inside the Bunker’ podcast. This is available to all supporters who pledge at the $3 level. You can find it her...
We will be recording Episode 250 of the podcast on Wednesday 21st June As we have mentioned previously, this is intended primarily to be a Q&A show. Therefore, in order to have a show, we need your questions! If there is anything, hobby related (!)..
Dear readers, In future I'll cover on the chaosbunker under the category Little Big Adventures, a new and additional topic: having kids. 2017 was an eventful year with lots of changes and special moments. We were (from our point of view) on the other s...
On March 26 we said goodbye 3° and !Hola! 20°, as we were on a Easter vacation to Mallorca. The flight was taken care of by Condor and it was such a positive start into the week off, to exit the airport and to be welcomed by this warm breeze and s