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Re: Desperately seeking myself
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2020, 12:40:00 PM »
Solo wargaming. What I miss is the banter and interaction. I also lack the motivation to do the bits I hate like flocking bases.

I do miss the input of discussing a game, especially in rule development.  But that depends on developing a group of like minded individuals who don't mind subordinating their gaming fun to your desire to mess with the rules.

As I've said, creating motivation across the whole hobby set up can be hard for a solo player - I haven't done more than touch up repairs in painting for weeks, for example.
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Re: Desperately seeking myself
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2020, 04:11:24 PM »
At the start of my daily work meetings I did have signs saying the end is nigh on the wall or triangle of toilet rolls then took to wearing my viking helmet.
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Re: Desperately seeking myself
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2020, 08:57:34 PM »
I normally use my X-Wing fighter cockpit background or a '300' backdrop
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Re: Desperately seeking myself
« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2020, 09:19:50 AM »
Going back on topic ---- I think Anthony's initial post probably sums up why I solo wargame now whilst in my youth (or when I had less grey hairs or is it more hairs that were coloured) I actively took part in clubs. I did go to the local club once last year but didn't get too much of a welcome, so never really had the drive to go back again.

The only downside I to solo wargaming is that my tactics are becoming too stereotyped so will be looking at ways of trying to involve others in defining the initial deployments and plans.

PS. Whilst having a dedicated desk to do the painting, I don't have a dedicated room (although that is the daydream) for fighting but can borrow the dining room table occasionally.
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Re: Desperately seeking myself
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2020, 09:27:34 AM »
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I don't have a dedicated room (although that is the daydream)

I didn't for many many years.  Then the last daughter flew the nest :)  She was shocked the trestle tables were actually delivered the following week.  It's not quite dedicated - numerous non-wargaming things are stored in there and the table is a useful flat surface for tasks such as sewing and present wrapping.
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Re: Desperately seeking myself
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2020, 11:31:01 AM »
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I don't have a dedicated room (although that is the daydream)

I didn't for many many years.  Then the last daughter flew the nest :)  She was shocked the trestle tables were actually delivered the following week.  It's not quite dedicated - numerous non-wargaming things are stored in there and the table is a useful flat surface for tasks such as sewing and present wrapping.

trestle tables are old school....I still have mine!
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Re: Desperately seeking myself
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2020, 12:02:45 PM »
Then when  its all over you can open your lounge as a village hall, Dave.  Its what trestle tables are for.
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Re: Desperately seeking myself
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2020, 12:05:50 PM »
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Its what trestle tables are for.

Not the only thing.  When I last went for a Covid test, their tables were the same as I use for wargaming. 
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Re: Desperately seeking myself
« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2020, 01:18:48 PM »
such a versatile bit of 'furniture'  :)

you can even use them for wallpaper pasting!
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Re: Desperately seeking myself
« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2020, 07:06:02 PM »


you can even use them for wallpaper pasting!

Wash your mouth out with soap Dave! Do not want my wife getting ideas like that.
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Re: Desperately seeking myself
« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2020, 09:23:27 PM »


you can even use them for wallpaper pasting!

Wash your mouth out with soap Dave! Do not want my wife getting ideas like that.

I love DIY

(Dont Involve Yourself)
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Re: Desperately seeking myself
« Reply #26 on: Today at 08:28:54 AM »


you can even use them for wallpaper pasting!

Wash your mouth out with soap Dave! Do not want my wife getting ideas like that.

I love DIY

(Dont Involve Yourself)

My favourite was always GSE.  Get Someone Else. And unfortunately, the shed just isn't big enough, the spare room is the spare room, and the study has been annexed by SWMBO. Fortunately, the dining room is now my office, as we obviously aren't hosting dinner parties, there's a table topper extending the width, and plenty of room for airbrushing etc, my own desk and painting station remains in the family room, so I can at least pretend to be sociable.
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Re: Desperately seeking myself
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you can even use them for wallpaper pasting!

Wash your mouth out with soap Dave! Do not want my wife getting ideas like that.

I love DIY

(Dont Involve Yourself)

My favourite was always GSE.  Get Someone Else. And unfortunately, the shed just isn't big enough, the spare room is the spare room, and the study has been annexed by SWMBO. Fortunately, the dining room is now my office, as we obviously aren't hosting dinner parties, there's a table topper extending the width, and plenty of room for airbrushing etc, my own desk and painting station remains in the family room, so I can at least pretend to be sociable.

GSE is a relative of SEP (Somebody Else's Problem which of course I pay tribute to Douglas Adams for that gem) another favourite of mine :)

I am scattered to the 4 winds in the house at the minute. My office is in the spare box room which is not quite big enough to be a gaming room. The gaming room was purloined by the CinC as her office so gaming is done on the dining table in the conservatory. I paint where I can until moved on like a vagrant and my stuff is stored all over the place.
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