Well, it's been an eventful few weeks in the house of Prufrock. There is a quite exciting PBEM game of Ukraine '44 underway with Kevin from the Zhodani Commando blog which is taking up a bit of thinking time. I really like the game; it has a bit of A Victory Lost about it in that the rules are quite straightforward but they support quite a few different strategies. So far I have been outplayed by a man with a good plan (and a plan, it may be noted, that I didn't fully see the threat in until recently, which is surely a sign of surpassing goodness in said planning!), and I think we will be struggling to get out of this one.
This has really piqued my interest in boardgaming again. In an instance of particularly good timing, two old wargaming friends have recently got in touch about re-starting some PBEM action, so some games will be afoot. The corollary is that painting is likely to be going on the backburner (again) for a while as I look through rules sets, but what can you do?
Nevertheless, earlier in the month a little more progress was made on painting some Thebans and prepping a few more (no small matter where Xyston figures are concerned!) so we will have plenty on hand to do once the painting bug and the time to feed it does return.
Ironically enough considering my recent disavowal of attraction to model making, I've made up four plastic model kits over the last few weeks. Three 1/100 Spitfires for the kids, and a Space Battleship Yamato model that was also going to be for the kids, but may actually become a side project of my own. I'm being a little cautious about this as space combat is not usually my thing, but it might be nice to do for a change...
Finally, on the personal front, my wife and I celebrated out tenth wedding anniversary recently, and it was nice to look back on what has been a pretty happy time. Like every couple we have our ups and downs, but it was great to have a decent excuse to go out together for a fine dinner and some good wine. In the near future my youngest brother and his wife will be dropping by on their way back from a sojourn in Europe, so we might even have an excuse for another good night out fairly soon.
When you see how rough some people have it at the moment it's a good reminder to count one's blessings and make a point of enjoying the journey you are on rather than getting caught up in worrying about the destination.
And on that note I will take my leave for the evening and thank you for reading. Cheers!