|The Orcs and a few friends.|
So the rest of this post is just to acknowledge those who have been generous to me in this hobby. First and foremost Dan who has given and given and not received a lot back in return. I can't even list the number of projects he has helped fund from Age of Arthur to English Civil War to World War One. The same for Marcus without whom I would not have an airbrush amongst other things. John who has bought so much of what I have painted. When I look at my cabinets full of unpainted figures and despair I can just go to his house and see much of my output for the past decade. Chris who gave me the bulk of a 15mm Soviet Flames of War infantry army. Ray, Millsy and Evan, Captain Arjun, Dan Mersey, Tim Knight for the blog competitions and draws that I've won something in. If I've missed out anyone, I apologise, I am sure there are others. Certainly I haven't mentioned people like Owen who helped me out with the Flames of War Arab Israeli project. Those who have contributed intellectually are even more numerous.
Hopefully I've given back at least a little bit to the community. but the ledger balance is firmly in the deficit. I recently filled in the Wargames Soldiers and Strategy survey and in terms of the state of the hobby said that there was nothing I would change - that this was a golden age, and I wasn't just talking about the availability of well sculpted figures. The wargames community is fantastic to be a part of. Thank you to all who make it so.