Thursday, February 27, 2020
Civil War Weather
It seems what ever I’m painting and researching at that time starts to influence the rest of my life in some way. I have to walk two miles to and from my station every day and some nights I’ve set off car alarms with the horn blasts of five hundred heavily armoured Dwarves from the Iron hills and made grown men weep with my humming of Cromwells’ ’rejoice in the North’ soundtrack (quietly of course).
I see a walk in bad weather as a little bit of a soldier’s experience and try to put myself in their shoes...or hats.
War gaming is an infectious weird way of life that creates a strong historical passion in all of us that feeds our imagination.
However to most people that see the strange humming man walking home in the dark, with a very well timed stride and smiling to himself, it’s just another weirdo to be avoided. If only they could see the standards, hear the bagpipes and taste the rainbow. There’s a lot more to Wargaming than pushing lead around a kitchen table, it’s a way of life. PEACE!