Usual readers may have noticed that this blog has been somewhat neglected recently, but my life is gone thorugh an hectic period recently and my gaming activity has been low since late April: additionally I have found few interesting topics worth making you waste your time.
Real life interfered, in some case for good, in other for bad. As for the latter, my wife’s beloved father died in early May, a very sad loss and a relief at the same time as he’d been fighting for 3 years against a very aggressive cancer; personally it’s been hard for the loss itself, but also because it brought me memories of my own father’s passing away now 15 years ago (June 1999) after a similar and cruel fight against the same son of a bitch (sorry for the words). Now all our attention and love is being focused in my mother in law, still recovering from the loss of his partner for over 60 years
The good news (but of little consolation in these circumstances) was that after a year unemployed I was offered as finance director in a newly created energy company. Just when I thought there was little future of a 50 years-old professional, I happen to meet coincidentally with an old boss of mine, who was searching from someone for this vacant post and offered me the position… a rare alignment of planets?
Wargaming wise, our DesertCampaign started in early May but for the reasons exposed I have almost no participation in it. 3 two-table games have already been played with a small advantage to the Germans so far, despite an initial setback. I hope to rejoin the campaign in the next weeks.
|...and the Germans|
And finally, I have not been idle on the painting front: I manage to conclude a couple of support
pieces for my Italian army (a small AT gun and a Solothurn AT rifle) and also the first squad of my DAK platoon together with a FOO team.
Hopefully, as normality returns (if that ever exists…) I’ll be able to resume my blogging and have a more active wargaming life.