Wednesday 15 March 2023

Back to Wargaming?


I've been a bit quiet here over the last six months as my new job has been exhausting but hugely rewarding but has severely cut down on my hobby time. 

Coupled with the cost of living, commuting and heating, my hobby budget has shrunk to almost nothing resulting in projects I had planned to continue to build grinding to an unceremonious halt. What little hobby time I've had seems to be taken up with the really enjoyable solo RPG adventures I've been haphazardly playing when I have the chance but I feel that posting those here isn't really an ideal fit.

With that in mind, I'm revamping my Somewhere on the Border blog with a mind to porting all my RPG stuff into it and keeping this entirely for wargaming.

At the start of the year I'd set myself a plan to play through the Death in the Throne Room Campaign from the 2nd edition of Planet 28 but as I didn't have any of the figures required I'd hoped to slowly build the collection over the year and sculpt some odds and ends to give me characters and whatnot but I simply don't have the time or indeed budget for the endeavour which is a bit of a shame but I don't want to kill my motivation entirely so I'm going to be doing a bit of pondering over the remainder of March to see what I can come up with as an option to keep my hobby going and not lose motivation again as I've had happen before.

I must admit that I currently find myself at a bit of an impasse as I've been a wargamer for nearly 30 years now and I don't want to leave the hobby I'm so fond of behind but at the same time I'm finding increased enjoyment from my RPG gaming that costs a fraction of the amount and I can play with just a notebook and some dice and its getting me drawing again which I've not really had the opportunity to do consistently since leaving university.

This has kind of resulted in me grinding to a halt which is pretty annoying as I am getting frustrated and stressing about not getting chance to paint and play which means no updates which feeds back into more frustration and stress which is what my hobby is supposed to keep me well away from.

Looking back at my blog, this seems to be an issue I go through fairly regularly so no doubt a bit of a break will do me good and allow me to relax and refocus.

In the meantime, I'll be porting over my solo RPG adventures to Somewhere on the Border over the course of the next week or two and then will see if I can get a game or two in of Planet 28 or Brutal Quest or my own homebrew concoction to get the mojo back!

In the meantime, thank you for taking the time to wade through my random posts and all the best!