Monday, March 19, 2007

Being snuck up on...

There is an event that I try to get to each year. It is a meeting where a group of wargamers (ie grown men who still play with toy soldiers) get together to recreate a particular battle using as many different sets of rules as possible. Unlike most games/sports where there is a set of standard rules, us wargamers are much more fragmented and play with a wide range of different styles of rules. The event is great fun as we can wander around and look at other games, chat to people about the games and battles and compare our results.

So I knew it was coming, I was even involved in some of the organisation this year, but I have been caught on the hop! The event is now about 8 weeks away and I now have to face the fact that I have been putting off painting the mass of soldiers that I need to fight the battle and must get on with it. I also have to build the scenary for the battle, which will be great fun to do once I get started.

The question is: why is it always like this? Why didn't I start the work before Christmas when I knew what had to be done and had loads of time to do it? Maybe I will do better next year...

4 comments:

Terri said...

Sounds like fun, and I bet you work well under pressure and will have it all finished in time!

Logziella said...

Somethings I plan WAY in advance for and it works out great and still yet other things continue to take me by surprise just as you described! WHY is that? I do work really well under pressure and sometimes I think I do it unconsiously. Who knows...

Good luck to you my friend on getting it all done on time. :0)

Rick said...

Maybe that is if your not captured and held hostage!

amazingbrenda said...

shame shame shame...just kidding. I know how you feel. I think this happens to specially creative talented people...haha. I'm glad you get to be a part of this. Please show us pictures of the finished product. I know you will get it done in time. Have fun!!!