Saturday, November 3, 2012

Last post for a long while...

Hello, guys!
I know judging by the title of this post that this probably isn't going to be a very optimistic one, but I encourage you to read on.
Lately I've been finding myself lacking the 3 fundamental aspects needed to be a wargamer: 1: Time, 2: Money and over all 3: Interest. I wouldn't say that I'm not as interested in history any less, that's kind of how my hobby with wargaming miniatures began, my love of history.
It's also tied to the whole money and time issue. I find that my re-entering to school has left me short of time for a rather time-consuming hobby.
I've found myself devoted to playing music over the years (since about age 10), and that has been something I can focus on moreso than I can wargaming in recent time.
So, I issue you this temporary goodbye, but first I ought to show you the Korean War infantry that I painted over the past few weeks.
Here they are (I'm missing one figure to the cats).
Naturally, my favorite post first.

Second favorite.

And the guys who use their brains and duck for once.
And so it's done. I can't say I didn't have fun painting and wargaming in the basement, normally in the winter when the woodstove is cranking. This winter, I think the basement will be filled with the sound of my friend Will and I practicing songs that I've written, none the less fun.
If there's any advice I can give wargamers, and everybody at that, it's do what you're passionate for. If it's wargaming you're passionate for (as most people reading this post, it is), do that.
Goodbye, farewell and amen, everyone. It's been a lot of fun.


  1. It was the discovery of girls that stopped my wargaming for twenty years (on 31st December 1975). Oddly, I started painting figures again the day my daughter was born...

    1. I think that girls are definitely a healthy distraction. Glad to hear that someone shares my situation to a degree. Maybe I'll come back some day...

  2. Good luck, and hurry back! I think we all loose interest temporarily but I've always somehow come back (of course that may be because I'm single :D). Plus, leaving the hobby at our age seems to be the trend from what I've seen from other collectors.
    Anyway, have fun with your brake from the hobby, enjoy your music and post some of that every once in a while. Good luck with everything.

    1. I absolutely will, Ben! I want to thank you for being one of my biggest supporters, I always looked forward to your feedback.

  3. I think most of of have quit and come back. You're young. Hobbies tend to be more of an "old man's thing" - golf, woodworking, in this case toy soldiers. I traded gaming for music back in the early 90's when I started college. Eventually gaming came back and music got set on the back burner. Have fun!

    1. Thank you very much! I think you're right on that part, I'm the 15-year-old that I know of that does this. That doesn't mean it's not fun or "weird", but also, school is an issue.

  4. These things happen Austin, I took a 20 or so break from the hobby at about your age myself.

    Once you get the work,relationships,housing and parenting underway I am sure that we will see you back.

    All the best for the future and call in from time to time to see whats going on.

    Regards Paul

    1. I really do hope to come back to it someday. Who knows.