Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Yak shaving & 280mm guns

For one reason and another I lost my wargaming mojo over the holiday season. I do enjoy reading other gamers' blogs, but a general feeling of "can't be arsed" and my general SAD dislike of the winter months overcame any inclination I had to clear my cluttered games table and put my own models into action.

Thankfully, I'm coming back into the scheme of things one small step at a time. Hence the 'yak shaving' title.

Yak shaving ~ Any apparently useless activity which, by allowing you to overcome intermediate difficulties, allows you to solve a larger problem.

The yaks in question take the shape of four 1/2400 scale German Brandenburg class battleship models, which have languished half-built in my to-do pile for months. The 280mm guns are the teeth of these beasts, and they're the penultimate step to be completed before the lot gets undercoated and painted. It'll be a fiddly but necessary job to do, and hopefully should revive my interest. Small steps, small steps... 


Michael Awdry said...

Bring on the yaks! I know what you mean about getting going again after a break, but hopefully it won't be too long before you are back into the swing of things.

Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

A lot of us suffer from the midwinter loss of enthusiasm for hobbies etc., and we all try to find ways to get through it. I find that watching films and reading helps me, but it probably wouldn’t work for other people.

I have two 1:1200th-scale models of the ships that passed into a Turkish service. The design was a bit quirky, and it was a major leap forward for German ship designers when they were laid down.

All the best,


A J said...

Thanks for your comments, gentlemen. Yes, it's a bit of a bind dealing with a loss of enthusiasm. I really do need to clear my table for a game and just get on with it. At the moment I'm leaning more towards my idea for a 'what if' mini naval campaign set around the Morocco Incident, March 1905-May 1906, where diplomatic solutions fail and the fleets weigh anchor.

Bluewillow said...

All the best with your 2020 projects and Plans, a find a written plan helps me along with a good game with a mate, plus reading and watching films.


A J said...

Thanks, Bluewillow, and a good suggestion.


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