Hobby time has fallen somewhat into neglect for the short term. The main reason for this is I am packing away all the non essential gaming, research material, lead and ephemera, due to a relocation of the Great Hall. A few years ago I moved inside the house, taking up residence in the small spare bedroom, for betterment of my own physical health. However now my sons are not so small and have reached that age, where they could really do with a room each I am taking a short trip back into the wilderness. I have been steadily working away on my weekends preparing the site for my new Great Hall over the last month. Shifting Flower beds, removing Dry stone walls, repairing and painting fences. Currently I have the site cleared and am almost ready to begin construction.
Yes it's not looking very pretty at the moment I will agree, but I have cleared enough ground to allow me the luxury of building a new home that is at least 12ft x 6ft, which will be an improvement on the overcrowded situation in the current 6ft x 7ft room by some 30 sqft. This should allow me room to fit everything I have currently into a purpose built space, and have adequate storage as well and a larger amount of wall space. I have designed the new Hall with painting firmly in mind, positioning the windows to maximise the available indirect sunlight coming in. Combining this with proper plans for the interior layout to utilise the space optimally and I should be good to go in a couple of months. Certainly before the Summer is out, and definitely before Winter sets in. I am building it with a keen regard to ensuring that my health will not be affected by the cold, so it will be equipped with plenty of good quality insulation, and of course the all important ventilation required to ensure it does not get damp either.
One advantage I hope to achieve is the ability to have enough floor space to build a Command and Colours table, using Hexon terrain. That way I will be able to make plans for war in the Great Hall and get the mini generals playing more often, with a cramped house we are currently reduced to using the original game board only. More on this subject in the future.
Now I have finally managed to lock away the demon depression for a few months and have been flat out working on a whole variety of figures for Brigantes studio. Furthermore I have been finding some personal project time and have quite a bit currently underway.
I also gave into temptation and bought another book recently, One that has been languishing on my wish list for far too long. There is a second volume that deals with the Cavalry and Artillery.
Well good reader that is all I have time for currently.