It has been a growing realization that I've not made a post to the blog in months - since June, in fact. There's a number of reasons for this - the summer was particularly busy and stressful, work has been fairly intense, etc., but I'm not sure that's why. I've been able to get a fair bit of painting done, and while I don't game with anything like the same regularity as I did a few years back, I have managed to get in a few games.
|Two new Hanoverian battalions join the fray.|
Part of it, I think, is the irregularity of my gaming. Back in Toronto, I used to play every Wednesday, like clockwork. Here, it's maybe once or twice a month, and even when I join a campaign or some kind of organized play, the interrupted nature of the gaming means I often lose the thread. This has happened twice now with campaigns I joined at the local G-Dub, and despite my best efforts, seems to be the new normal. My best blogging used to feed off of a paint-game-blog-want to paint more rhythm, and for the last couple of years, that's not been as rhythmic as I might like.
I also have found of late I really miss historical painting and gaming. With the exception of some occasional Bolt Action, the Cub's not been terribly interested (his main preoccupation being GW stuff, especially 40k), and the historical scene here in Halifax is spotty. While there's a few people, everyone seems to do their own thing, and the last couple of times a meet has been organised, it's been out of town, or at a time I couldn't make it. As much as I like, and am fond of GW (I've become a great fan of Age of Sigmar), there's an itch historicals scratch that fantasy / SF gaming doesn't.
|Only about a dozen more elements, and I'll have something to put up against the French.|
It's perhaps not surprising then that I found myself picking away at some 6mm Hanoverians. There seems to be something of a tradition that when I pick up the blog again, it's with 6mm stuff. I've had these fellows sitting on their priming sticks, staring at me accusingly for months and months, so it's good to get them finished. Needless to say, this got me reminiscing over old blog posts from the Sausage War, and rooting through the box of goodies sent me by my old friend Stewart, and before I knew it, I had another unit on the sticks and primed ;)
|Turnbacks are a pain, but worth it.|
I have enough of a backlog of stuff I've done over the last while that I should be able to keep up a semi-regular posting schedule. I seem to be in that stage of life where I have money and energy, but little time, but I'm learning to make some time to paint on a regular basis - it's good for the soul, and my blood pressure. I'm also going to have to learn to make some time to paint historicals, even if I can't use them right now. There's a satisfaction to them I don't get with the fantasy stuff, and I need to learn to indulge that.