Monday, 19 December 2011

The End of the Frugal Year(s)

As you may have noticed I haven't been posting on the blog too much recently.  This is, in part, to it's success; I've been playing too many games and getting too many models painted to actually blog about it!

As I don't have as much time to dedicate to the blog as I'd like, I'm going to close it.  What this means is that no new posts will be be added, but the content will still be up for all to view.  I'll also still be out on the streets; gaming, painting, modelling and generally geeking out.

The blog has proved to be very successful and I'm certain that it wouldn't been any good without the fantastic input from Von, Pete and Arabian Knight who all produced great articles and helped make the site very successful.

All the feedback and input I've received from you, the readers, over the years has been invaluable and has really made me part of a wide community.

Since starting the blog, my gaming has increased and my painting has improved in both speed and quality, I've also made some good friends along the way.  I've probably spent a bit more than I planned, but hey, nobody's perfect.

Happy Gaming!


Monday, 7 November 2011

V for Vondetta

Oi! This is the final week of the HoP Idol contest over at the ol' House of Paincakes: last week I managed to creep over the horizon by the skin of me wossnames and a similar performance this week will spell triumph, readership, modest acclaim and a cessation of interruptions to your regularly scheduled bloggery.


Sunday, 23 October 2011


I know, I know, I've been neglecting you.  I've spent the last couple of months actually, y'know, being Frugal.  It's the not having any money that does it.  Most of the hobby I've done has been other people's, for money, although I did find the time for a quick Warmachine tournament and I do have a NEW PROJECT on the go too.  Incidentally, if you happen to have some models that you want painted and can't be bothered with doing yourself, drop me a line here or via GAME OVER and we'll have a chat.  I'm no Marike Reimer, admittedly (she's better looking), but I'm cheap, quick and tabletop quality.


I'm doing a thing, over at the House of Paincakes blog network, sort of a contest thing where the winner gets a weekly series in front of a larger readership than I have ever dreamed of amassing.  Have been for a while now.  Didn't want to talk about it on this blog because Posting About Blogging is something I try not to do.  Content uber alles, and all that.

On the other hand, failure to leverage available resources in a competitive endeavour is the mark of a nebbish who shouldn't have signed up in the first place.  And I do have a credible shot at winning, which was... unexpected.

AND, AND AND AND, if I win, I'll never write a post about 40K.  Everyone bar Loquacious on the ol' HoP does that, as do most of the blogs on the roll, and it's getting boring.  I won't cheat and do Warmahordes either.  Vote for me, and be guaranteed a shot of something different every week - might be WFB, a historical, a Specialist Game, an RPG, a board game, a book review, something that isn't 40K.  A vote for Von is a vote for diversity - and that's not something this straight white able-bodied British bloke ever thought he'd be able to say with a straight face.

"Fnord" is also not something I can ordinarily say with a straight face.

So I suppose you should pop over to the International House of Paincakes and vote for me in this week's HoP Idol, so I can say more things like this, this,  this, and this.  No SPESS MAHREENS, ever.  Promise.