Welcome to my wargaming blog,
I'm Dave and live in Morpeth, Northumberland in the UK.
This may or may not be a regular thing, we'll just have to see how it goes.

I am a painter/collector of figures first and a wargamer second. My thrill in this great hobby of ours is to place that final well researched & painted unit into the cabinet. The actual gaming with the figures is an important but secondary experience, we all like to win, but it isn't the be all and end all of it, being with good friends and having fun is.
Hope you will enjoy reading this blog as much as I will writing in it.
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Saturday, 2 April 2016

Thank **** that's done!

Well I'm 54 and I don't want to be doing that again. I mean, never say never, but I'm pretty sure they will have to be carrying me out of this house in a box!
As jolly readers of these musings may well guess my good lady, youngest (well not quite so young maybe) son myself and two pooches have finally moved residences. I love it, the wife loves it, my lad loves it but one of the two dogs howled at the front door to go 'home' for four bloody days.
No matter, I have a den, a man cave, to be precise aWargames Room! Top floor all to myself, bloody marvellous, no more freezing my bits off in a Northumbrian garage, which even in July can be pretty chilly I'm telling you dear reader.
The figure storage cabinets were brought from our last place and half of IKEA transported/constructed in order to accommodate books and a gaming table. Not quite there with that bit yet but shouldn't be too long now.
I will shove some more pickies on here as progress is made but here's a start:


  1. Nice man cave! Does the door lock from the inside? ;O)

  2. Moving house is so difficult. Well done surviving the move and congrats on the man cave.

  3. We'll done. Getting the soldiers moved without a breakage is always the most important part of planning any house move!

  4. Thanks lads - Gary, don't need a lock, my wife is more than happy to shove me away upstairs for as long as possible, the space was a bedroom and has an en suite, don't even need to go down stairs for that! Stryker, I havn't looked at the 15mm stuff yet, so lets not crow too soon.

  5. Quite agree Steve, am I alone in that when I go into virtually any shop I assess everything in there in terms of wargaming potential?