Thursday, 9 April 2015

A Portrait of The Author as a Young Man.



 When tidying up my wargaming room (an ongoing and not very successful enterprise) I came across this old photo of a game I took part in about 24 years ago . It was a game our group of wargaming friends put on at - I think- Spring Militaire, of the battle of Philips St Norton during the Monmouth rebellion . The LMMS sign was the now defunct Lakes Military Modelling Society where we all originally met - we were the wargaming arm of the society . The figures were Dixon , the scenery homemade (the cloth a home dyed sheet) (which faded almost at once !) and the rules our own adaption from some AWI  rules called 1776 (?!) . I think we won 2nd prize - there was only 3 games that year , third place went to some teenagers doing a Warhammer Fantasy game , who won I  cannot remember. The players are from left to right - 'R' ,'C' , 'S', and myself - looking VERY dapper in waistcoat and muttonchop whiskers (sadly tinged with grey now - well my beard is ). Its alarming how young we all look , only I have kept my boyish figure ! ........ (sic)

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  1. Nothing like old photos to bring back the good memories- of friends and games of the past. I have some photos like this going back thirty years- though I'm not in them- but my old friends are. KEV....p.s. Any chance of pics of Your 15mm Peter Laing - Crimea Armies...Tony?

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  2. Will take some photos of the Peter Laing stuff next , Tony

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  3. 24 years doesn't seem so long ago. Not as old as 1776 which came out for the bicentennial 39 yesrs ago. Same publisher as Junta.

    Good picture! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I bought my copy from a game store in London (probably long since gone ) and used them a lot at the time , used percentage dice ( the big thing then ) , I do believe I've still got them , Tony

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  4. Those are seriously cool whiskers...

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  5. Sadly tinged with grey now ,Tony

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