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  • Birthday 12/12/1958

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    Wherever I lay my hat...
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    Travel, photography, miniature painting and modelling, reading, a little wargaming and role-playing. Oh, and fishing of course. Lots of fishing. ANY sort of fishing. Fresh water or salt, game, course, with fly or bait. Just.... FISHING!

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  1. Getting to Know You, April 2018

    Went to an auction Big mistake: Wife came also Now loading a truck. I'm in the throes of moving house. So what hasn't happened to generally waste time, money and generally elf things up would be a shorter list. What will I do about it? Grit my teeth and keep plodding on.
  2. And a few Saxons to go along with the Angles?
  3. Confrontation: Classic

    My word, bad-mouthing the people whose IP you are using, it doesn't get much nastier than that. Having had a quick look at the kickstarter and manufacturer I wouldn't touch this with 2 barge-poles tied end to end.
  4. Ral Partha AD&D Marid

    Wonderful paint job and a horrendous pun... what could be better?
  5. Thrym's Tough Decision Day

    Hearty congratulations on an satisfying (but unsurprising) result. I'm sure you will go from strength to strength.
  6. Getting to Know You, April 2018

    Raging Heroes; Toughest Girls in the Galaxy 2 Need I give details?
  7. Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    One of my favourite Napoleon stories, that gives a good idea of what he was like: After he appoints himself Emperor Napoleon recreates many of the trappings of the Bourbon kings, including the Royal Hunt. This becomes a terribly grand affair with all the new French nobility obliged to attend and take part. However, despite being one of the greatest generals ever, Napoleon is in fact an absolutely rotten shot. On one of these hunts Napoleon actually manages to shoot one of his own Marshals (Andrea Massena) in the face, blinding him in one eye. Accidents can happen, but Napoleon refuses to take responsibility for this, telling everybody that Berthier, his Chief of Staff, was responsible. And Berthier meekly lets this pass... And yes, I know the story about the rabbits as well...
  8. RIP R Lee Ermey

    Regularly re-watch FMJ, but usually stop after the first half. Everything after Mr Ermey seems so tame.
  9. Is your fridge running ?

    All excellent advice. Also, while the mood of virtuous home safety is upon us, check/replace the batteries in smoke alarms.
  10. Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    Not quite. Napoleon was, in fact, a Brigadier and is promoted to General de Division after "the whiff of grapeshot". To be pedantic, he is in fact an ex-brigadier as the French Revolutionary Council ("The Committee of Public Safety ") had recently removed him from the army, because they think he has political ambitions. (And they aren't wrong.). And it was 40 cannon, not just one. And Napoleon is already well on his way to fame as the commander who broke the defences of Toulon and recaptured that city for the Republicans in 1793.
  11. Getting to Know You, April 2018

    All of the big, well planned, maximum storage type things that everyone else has described. (And made me drool over.) Plus a magic portal that takes me in and out of the interior of Fort Knox so that I have the money for THE REST OF THE STUFF.
  12. Synth-ia (Cordelia from Infinity)

    My thoughts exactly. Great work.
  13. 77047 Goldar, Male Barbarian

    Very nice, especially like the axe and kilt.