Saturday, 30 November 2013

Happy St. Andrew's Day!

I'm sure time speeds up the closer we get to the end of the year. It certainly doesn't feel like a month has gone by since my last blog post, but there you go! Apologies for the big absence - a combination of holidays, work and preparations for Christmas have left me little time for blogging or, indeed, the hobby itself. I'm looking to get a few bits and bobs finished off before the end of the year, so hopefully I'll still manage to fit a couple more posts in before 2013 comes to a close. 

But back to this post. It's St. Andrew's day, the national day of Scotland. Now, I'm not Scottish and so have no real reason to celebrate but, as luck would have it, it's rather appropriate for the topic of this post. 

As regular readers (if there are any...) might know, every so often myself and G of G's Spot fame get involved with wargames shows and take on the challenge of putting on demo games. You can read about a few of our past efforts here.

So how does this relate to St. Andrew's Day or Scotland?

Well, it just so happens that our latest offering is a Bannockburn-era "Wars of Scottish Independence" game, prepared for the 700th anniversary of the battle of Bannockburn next year (24th June 2014). It also just so happens that tomorrow will see the first outing for said game, at the relatively-local Wargamer show in Great Barr, Birmingham. It's perhaps fortuitous for the English player (i.e. me) that we're playing the day after St. Andrew's Day, rather than on the patron saint's day itself! Not that it will help my dice rolling any, of course!

So, if anyone's in the vicinity of Great Barr tomorrow, pop in to Wargamer and say hello!