23 Mar 2020

Self-Isolating, Solo & Wargaming

Unfortunately as I am one of the 1.5 million who needs to self isolate for 12 weeks.

The government announced on Sunday that it would be sending letters to 1.5 million people in England suffering from one of more than a dozen serious conditions which it is believed put them most at risk from coronavirus.

Around 40% of the group receiving the letters advising them to “take themselves out of society” for at least 12 weeks are aged 75 or older. They will be “strongly advised” to stay at home at all times and avoid face-to-face contact. They should not go out for shopping, leisure or travel and, when arranging food or medication deliveries, these should be left at the door to minimise contact, the letter says.

Others have been urged to do everything they can to help the group, “whether it’s going shopping for a neighbour in need, or keeping inside if you know you’re at risk,” by health secretary Matt Hancock.
The groups defined as “extremely vulnerable” who will receive the letter are:
  1. Solid organ transplant recipients.
  2. People with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radical radiotherapy for lung cancer.
  3. People with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment.
  4. People having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer.
  5. People having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or Parp inhibitors.
  6. People who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs.
  7. People with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe COPD.
  8. People with rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as SCID and homozygous sickle cell).
  9. People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection.
  10. Women who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired.

So since Grimsby Wargame Society has has closed i have played the following.

22nd Mar 2020, Russians vs Germans, Operations Room

21st Mar 2020, Russians vs Germans, Operations Room

First solo game since the Grimsby Wargame Society closed due to the Coronavirus

1 Jan 2020

Wargaming Projects, 2019

Wargaming Projects, 2019

Wargaming Projects during 2019, I've actually been really good this year I've managed to stick with one project all the way through the year, I am hoping to continue this formula during the coming year what time will tell.

Wargaming Projects

The three projects below are my main interests at various stages of completion. further down are a list of distractions which keep me from completing my main interests.

Gallic & Celtic Army 99% complete
Caesarian Roman Army. 0% complete
Imperial Roman Army. 99% complete
Painting Romans. 0% complete

American Civil War (ACW) Confederate Army. 0% complete
American Civil War (ACW) Union Army. 10% complete

Completed Scenery & Terrain
  1. Barb wire fences 
  2. Making Buildings 
  3. Cornfields 
  4. Diorama Bases
  5. Fences 
  6. Hedges 
  7. Hills 
  8. Mountains 
  9. Ploughed fields 
  10. Ponds and Swamps 
  11. Rivers 
  12. Roads 
  13. Snake Fencing 
  14. Trees and Woods 
  15. Walls 
  16. Mat-O-War Wargaming Mat
Figures & Scenery Bought 

Wargaming Books Bought

Books Bought, 2019.

Shows & Events
  1. Vapnartak, York, Wargames Show 2019
  2. Battleground, Stockton-on-Tees, Wargames Show
Games Played

Games Played, 2019.
Games Played, 2018.

Painting Competitions
  1. Pendraken Painting Competition 2018.
  2. Pendraken Painting Competition 2016.
  3. Pendraken Painting Competition 2015.
  4. Pendraken Painting Competition 2014.
  5. Pendraken Painting Competition 2013.
  6. Pendraken Painting Competition 2012.
Previous Years
  1. Wargaming Projects, 2018.
  2. Wargaming Projects, 2017.
  3. Wargaming Projects, 2016.
  4. Wargaming Projects, 2015.
  5. Wargaming Projects, 2014.
  6. Wargaming Projects, 2013.
  7. Wargaming Projects, 2012.
Below is a list of other projects I do at various stages of completion, however I now class these as distractions.

10mm English Civil War (ECW) Project

French Indian War (FIW) British Army. 0% complete
French Indian War (FIW) French Army. 0% complete

American War of Independence (AWI) American Army. 0% complete
American War of Independence (AWI) French Army. 0% complete
American War of Independence (AWI) German Army. 0% complete
Painting American War of Independence (AWI) American. 0% complete
Painting American War of Independence (AWI) French. 0% complete
Painting American War of Independence (AWI) German. 0% complete

Texas War of Independence (TWI) Texian Army. 0% complete
Texas War of Independence (TWI) Mexican Army. 0% complete
Painting Texas War of Independence (TWI) Texians. 0% complete
Painting Texas War of Independence (TWI) Mexicans. 0% complete
Texas War of Independence (TWI) Battle Reports & Scenarios. 0% complete
My Texas War of Independence (TWI) Book Library. 0% complete
Useful Texas War of Independence (TWI)  Links. 0% complete

Making Rorkes Drift Base. 100% complete
Painting AZW British. 99% complete
Painting AZW Zulus. 99% complete 

10mm Wings of War Project

10mm Sci-Fi Projects

The Scourge Army. 0% complete
Post-Human Republic (PHR) Army. 0% complete
Shaltari Tribes Army. 0% complete
Resistance Army. 0% complete
Painting The Scourge. 0% complete
Painting Post-Human Republic (PHR). 0% complete
Painting Shaltari Tribes. 0% complete
Painting Resistance. 0% complete
Dropzone Commander Battle Reports & Scenarios.

Earth Alliance Army. 0% complete
Nova Federation Army. 99% complete
Painting Earth Alliance. 0% complete
Future War Commander Rules.

Survivors. 99% complete
Zombies. 50% complete
Painting Survivors. 99% complete
Painting Zombies. 99% complete
Zombie Rules.

Colonial Marines. 0% complete
Aliens. 0% complete
Making Hadley's Hope. 0% complete
Painting Aliens. 0% complete

10mm Starship Troopers Project 
Mobile Infantry Army. 0% complete
Arachnids Army.  0% complete
Skinnies Army.  0% complete
Starship Troopers Artwork.
Painting Mobile Infantry. 0% complete
Painting Arachnids.  0% complete
Painting Skinnies.   0% complete
Starship Troopers Rules.
Starship Troopers Battle Reports & Scenarios.
My Starship Troopers Book Library.
Useful Starship Troopers Links.

10mm The War of the Worlds Project
Humans Army. 0% complete
Martians Army. 0% complete
The War of the World's Artwork.
Painting Humans. 0% complete
Painting Martians. 0% complete
Future War Commander Rules.
The War of the Worlds Battle Reports & Scenarios.
My The War of the Worlds Book Library.
Useful The War of the Worlds Links.

Abandoned Projects

Games Played, 2020

Games Played, 2020

Games played during the course of 2020 at either the Grimsby Wargames Society or my Operations Room, (Purpose built shed at the bottom of the garden) using the various rules I use.

Aliens Rules 0
Black Powder Rules 0
Cold War Commander Rules 0
Dropzone Commander Rules 0
Hail Caesar Rules 0
Rapid Fire Rules 0
Zombie Rules 0
Kriegspiel is what i use for running campaigns.

Wargaming Expenditure 2020

Wargaming Expenditure 2020

This is an attempt for me to actually record how much I spend in a year on wargaming, so if I can keep up adding stuff to it, it will be interesting to add it all up in December.

Figures & Scenery Bought

Books Bought

Rules Bought