EXCERPT FROM APPENDIX 1 from Don Featherstone's Battles With Model Soldiers
(The book that got me started.)

"Nothing in these pages is a dictate, no word says you must or you shall do it this way. On the contrary, the book sets out from the very beginning to stimulate the reader to think for himself, and to use what he has read merely as a foundation for efforts and ideas which reflect his own temperament and character. Only in this way will he obtain maximum satisfaction from the hobby of battling with model soldiers."

-Don Featherstone 1918 - 2013

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Hurricane Ross has blown through again

I finally got tired of trying to find an easy solution to the habitual mess and congestion in my games room. As a side incentive, I want to have sufficient space around  the table to once again be able to invite  a couple of friends over for a game once in a while. It was time for serious measures.

KaBOOM!
  So, apart from a large bag of garbage now out by the curb, I also took a large box to the local Thrift store. Aside from some fantasy novels left by my brother in law, some CD's etc., it included a few bagged painted plastic toy soldier sets (Modern infantry & armour sets in HO, Romans vs Barbarians in 54mm, etc). The rest of the cupboard emptying and reorganizing can wait.

Next, my 40 year old, no longer rollable, roll top desk moved down to my proto-workshop in the sun porch, sans a few of the drawers which will catch up as soon as I find somewhere for the contents.

Hopefully, tomorrow and Friday I will be able to empty, move, and refill all the book shelves in the room and outside on the landing (sighhh) and move the long drawer cabinet that used to, and will again, live under my table and by Friday night have everything back together and tidied, ready for a game. The table itself is going back to its 2014/15 location with one end against the East wall but only 4x6 this time.

The last game (click) on the old 5x7 against the East wall.
August 2015.


Not only will there be more room and order around the table, and more room for storage underneath again, but there will be room for a daybed or similar under the windows at some future time.

I don't think the old 6'x8' is ever coming back.


17 comments:

  1. alas the problem is never enough minis, rather enough storage and game space!

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  2. In the process of tidying my gaming room as well, unearthing all sorts of forgotten figures and rules I'd forgotten I had , time for a purge !.

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  3. That's a wonderful picture of balloons and steamships. I have to agree with Murdock - space is the final frontier.

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  4. Ross Mac,

    In its current state, your room looks about as tidy as mine does! My sort out will take at least until the weekend, but the result should be worth it.

    Like you, I am getting rid of stuff that I don't see that I am every going to get around to using, and this should free up space for the collections that I will use.

    Good luck with your sort out; news of mine will be on my blog later today!

    All the best,

    Bob

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    1. The worst of the purging has been done in waves over the last 10 years but when I finally tackle the cupboard under the eaves there will be a bit more.

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  5. Which local shop? I'd snap those up fast.

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    1. New Boundaries in Windsor but it was small amounts and not worth the bother. I'd be happy to find a new home for the Naryatrians and Littal chaps though. Drop me note. rmacfa@gmail.com

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    2. Will do once I fire up computer before going to work.

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  6. The 6x8 table must return! All the people ask for it! Greetings from the far south. Carlos

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    1. Carlos, where there is life, there is hope! Even in the North :)
      (I can't say the Far North because there is a sign nearby marking the halfway point between the Equator and the North Pole.)

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  7. Scary. The trick with such a project is not to become discouraged and abandon it before the "2 steps forward" stage begins. Your Ka-BOOM picture looks like the potential end state of such a project if I undertook it. It's all about the medication, man.

    You are a man of fearsome resolve. Respect.

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    1. Its less about resolve and more a matter of being subject to sudden mad impulses which over come reason and lethargy for short periods....

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  8. Very nice recovery Ross and I hope that all is back to normal in the wargaming world very soon. I do like that river scene!

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