The Waving Flag

Friday, 27 January 2023

ADLG: BHGS Year End UK Rankings

I'm writing this during a break in the seemingly endless decorating and is about as close to wargaming as I'm going to get until the end of February.

Anyway, the BHGS released the 2022 UK rankings for ADLG (Art de la Guerre); a year in which I managed three competitions.  I hoped I'd managed to stabilise my ranking.

As the table shows I failed to trouble the top ten yet again.  I may have stabilised my ranking but only if 130th of 185 counts as stability.  Maybe not.

Once the decorating and the DIY calms down a touch I hope to be more active in 2023.  Perhaps then my ranking will improve.  Let's see.

Wednesday, 21 December 2022

Everything Must Change

After more than 25 years in our current home it's time to move on.  It's the usual set of motivations for people in retirement: fewer stairs, closer to family, move while we're fit & healthy, etc.

Our house is the one with the car parked on the drive.  From a hobby perspective I've had a great painting desk on the middle floor with lots of natural light.  The room also doubled as a home office.

Wednesday, 16 November 2022

Social Media Changeover

Way back in 2021 I wrote about how I use Twitter.  I say way back because I'm using "technology time" which passes far quicker than real time.  Needless to say, how I use it has changed significantly once again.  I'm using Twitter less and using Mastodon more.

Wednesday, 9 November 2022

ADLG: Northern League Round 5 (Manchester, 06 Nov 2022)

Three weeks after my trip to York for "The King In The North", and three weeks closer to moving house, I ventured in to darkest Manchester for the final round of the 2022 Northern League.  It was my last event before all my hobby stuff was packed away prior to the move.

A busy hall late in the day.  DBMM on the left front and ADLG everywhere else.

I've played many a game at Eccles in the winter and Sunday was exactly what I expected: cold!  I didn't take my padded gilet off all day.  My feet got so cold I had to go for a walk between the second and final game just to warm them.