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I took a short break from posting updates to the blog just before the summer started (not unusual as my blog posts are often irregularly timed).  The trouble is that my planned, brief pause, has continued for the last 3 months…

I have not been alone in this phenomena. I have continued to enjoy reading posts that other gamers have written over the summer. A few, I notice, have been in the same boat as me and have just begun to resurface now that the summer is over.

Like most people I have not been idle… Not very idle at all…

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The shed has seen a good few games and I have been out and about at a couple of shows in the last months.  One small item of note is this chap that I picked up as a thank you for Coronasan. Who, in true addiction facilitator style, managed to source even more Dust models for me on his last trip to the USA.

It should do quite well as a proxy for Markus in his yet to be painted Dust Tactics Axis army.  With everything else he is trying to finish at this point I suspect they will get done sometime next year!

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The game of the summer continued to be Age Of Sigmar and my Empire forces continued to be trampled under foot by all comers.  Never let it be said that I am easily beaten but it is likely I will continue to be with this game.  The last 5 years of skirmish games has not helped to develop my large unit tactics.

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Veganman’s Ogre horde was a regular opponent as we settled into the rules for this game and learned its basics.  It would seem that he has a serious leaning to small, elite and heavy armies. From fantasy Ogres to Terminators to German Tigers, no matter what he buys into they are always tough, sturdy opponents.

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When it comes down to it my massed ranks of feeble humans are in need of some serious support and possibly some better tactics.

… And just as I was complaining that it was my army choice that was holding back my ability to win, he comes over with his Bretonnian army and shows me what feeble humans can do when mounted on big, scary horses…

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Again, he turned up with a force that was half the size of my army but more than twice as hard…

Watch this space for the outcome of the next summertime encounter.

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