A very short read … but worth reading

I found this text in the Forward of the rulebook for Beyond the Gates of Antares. This paragraph seems like something everyone should read before starting any gaming session.

“Before we embark let us remember that as gamers we share a common bond not only with each other but specifically with our opponents, without whom there would be no games to play, no dice to roll and no reason to collect and paint our armies. All wargames are to a degree collaborative affairs in which, win or lose, it is the adventure of battle that matters most. These rules have been created to help us moderate our games, but no rules can hope to cover every conceivable circumstance, let alone the inconceivable ones! There will always be occasions when we must rely upon our mutual understanding, consideration and good sense. When we ready our forces for battle let those be the qualities we bring to the table along with our armies and dice.

Rick Priestley 2015”

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Workbench Progress

A while back, starting with episode number 39, I began cleaning and reorganizing my workbench. A few episodes later the workbench was basically finished, but there was always a separate, small bench off to the left that still required attention. Today, I finally got around to giving that small workbench a little bit of attention. It’s not done, but it’s a lot better than was last time you guys saw it.

Ask Allen…

I’ll be recording a new audio podcast in a few days and I’d like to get some questions from you guys.  Most any topic is fine,,, you can ask about projects I’m working on for my personal miniatures collection, projects for my business, new products coming out, how I pick what to make models of for myself or my business, model making techniques, painting techniques, general questions about my business, questions about gaming conventions, questions about micro armor wargaming, etc etc,,, you get the idea.

Please submit your questions via email to allen@gcmini.com  (please put “Ask Allen” in the subject line of your email). Questions can be in written form and I’ll read them on the podcast or you can record an audio clip with your question and I’ll play it on the podcast and answer it.