February 29th 2008
Four new Battlegames columns posted.
November 28th 2007
By now, it is probably clear to you all that I am struggling to keep the site updated. This is purely because of other drains on my time, my enjoying writing for Battlegames, and an effort to actually do some painting rather than just talk about it. I am not sure what to do about the situation. As a bare minimum I hope to update and streamline the links pages and add some new photos. Most likely is that I will abandon unrealistic efforts to do monthly updates, keep the links going and effectively have it as a quarterly. Please bear with me.
Meanwhile, here are some new links.
July 21st 2007
Still alive. June and July have been mad at work, so sadly no time for a major update. Sorry, but them's the breaks. I have also had some FTP issues at my webhost. This time, some new links and Battlegames column five for your delectation. Site of the Month is pretty amazing, I think you'll find. Normal service resumes in August, and I have a nice new camera...
May 2nd 2007
New Site of the Month and some rather good links.
New Site of the Month.
New Site of the Month.
New Site of the Month.
Thanks to Henry Hyde at Battlegames who has posted my recent Forward Observer columns on his site. You will find links here to the first four, and more will follow after a time delay. If you want to read them as they are published, Henry will gladly sell you a subscription!
New guest gallery added - Rob Santucci - and Site of the Month updated.
Well, straight after my Christmas Lunch today, I called into WHSmith and found the January issue of WI. Still no Notebook column, so that is that. My legendary patience has expired. I have therefore uploaded the three columns that have been sitting around since August. Apologies for the content being somewhat dated. I'll use the Christmas break to take stock and see what the future holds.
Notebook 61, 62 and 63.
New Site of the Month, and a couple of new links this time. I apologise for the continued lack of Notebooks. There are two sitting with WI which keep 'slipping'. Until they run in WI I have agreed not to post them here. Hopefully the first will appear in the January issue. If it doesn't, I will post here anyway. Meanwhile, Battlegames 5 is imminent.
New links added, including Iago - a promising new blog from Peter Palmer.
New Site of the Month, and several new links. Battlegames 4 is about to go to the printers, and there should be a Notebook in the next WI. Dreamweaver 8 now running the show, which gave rise to some FTP problems, now resolved. Derby, SELWG and Essen shows will make a hole in next month, but I hope to be back to something like monthly updates. Then it is Warfare, and Christmas.... Whoosh! I have a strange desire to be in Cornwall.
Right, definite progress. Finished models are starting to roll
off the workbench, I have completed three columns for WI (over
in total), my FunAgain and Battlegames columns continue and I have now found my camera and tripod.
Watch out for
activity on all fronts! This time, new links and a new Site
of the Month.
Okay, starting to pick up speed now. A few new links added today,
mainly thanks to Joe Videki's eagle eye. House is getting to the
point where I don't need to do any work on
should.... Battlegames 3
has just been published and if you aren't reading it, why not? Hoping
to post a Notebook soon and in time there
should be some new photos. Yes, I am aware that I have been saying
that since 2003.
Very slow at the moment. Sorry. House continues to sap time
and strength, and I have started a new boardgames column at FunAgain.com.
Added some links and updated Site of the Month with a look at terrain
builders. Celebrating five years of erratic web page provision!
Still here, running a bit behind as I had a couple of weeks in the States
and the house is, well, the house.
today, including the format,
May's Wargames Illustrated that I did as a special for my mate Steve Barber.
and will appear in WI and here in due time. Battlegames
1 is out and selling well, and issue 2 is due in May.
New Site of the Month, Artizan Designs, can be found here.
Well, things are stabilising slowly on the house front and just as soon
as I have emptied some of the hundred odd boxes still left, I will hopefully
back to full blown hobby status.
I am also very pleased to note that February was the first month over 100,000
hits on the site. Normally it bobs along around the 70,000 to 80,000 mark,
but this month must have been cold or something. Thanks for the continuing
hopefully I can get some new pictures into the galleries at long last.
New Site of the Month here.
January 13th 2006
Happy New Year.
At the moment I am in the middle of a bit of a disaster area. I
finally, after four years search, found the house I wanted to buy.
And did. Turns out it wasn't quite finished, so I am now in a legal
dispute. Yes, I know, I am jinxed. Anyway.
Notebook 60 is posted today, along with
some new links and a new Site of
the Month. Also be sure to check
Miniatures - Mmmmmm!
I am very pleased to draw your attention to the following announcement of
a new hobby magazine - Battlegames. Long overdue, a great development,
and I wish it all the best.
I suppose this could get confusing....
Notebook 60 has just
been published in WI Jan 2006, which carries a web embargo. It
will therefore appear here towards the end of January. Notebook
here at the end of that month. Notebook 62 will probably be a web
only interview, and may appear soon. Notebook 63 should again
WI, but I am getting ahead of myself. I suppose I should come up
but at the
I am designing
a game, buying a house and doing my tax form...
October 30th 2005
Czapska is dead! Long live, er, me. Two reasons, mainly: I
am cutting back on URLs and czapska is, according to my Polish
misspelt. So I am just going to drop the title, probably around
Christmas time, which in fairness no one could ever remember anyway.
Anyone with inbound links has been
contacted. The new URL, which will work from today, is
Notebook 59 posted. An unusual one...
but good stuff I think. Site
of the Month instituted in links - this month it is The General's
Review. Added links for Calpe (long awaited!) and Spencer
I am pleased to report there may now be progress on Notebooks appearing
in WI. I spoke to Duncan at Partizan and he has assured me the next column
this will mean some juggling of text and slight delays on the website update.
Look out for
59 soon, and 60 in a few weeks.
Elsewhere, pretty much all thoughts are turned to Old
School Wargaming. More in
Also, being something of a crossroads for the website, it seems a
good time to
mention that communication can, in fact, be two way (though you wouldn't
think it following my recent survey of reciprocal links). For those webmasters
yet have a link in to my site, especially those
link out to theirs, it might be a good time to spend the ten minutes to
build a bridge. Thanks in advance.
Three Notebooks posted today, 56, 57 and 58.
My thoughts are with those killed or injured in yesterday's atrocity in London, and
their families and friends.
June 1st 2005
Following discussions at Partizan, I have to advise you that I have
no clear idea why Notebook is no longer appearing in WI. Duncan has had
three months now.
Also, just out is the great new site from Skirmish
April 24th 2005
A few more links added following an excellent Salute show. Inspiration and
enthusiasm return! Just need an extra four hours per day to do everything.
April 10th 2005
Just a few new links including Ma.K. (my latest fad) and Bolt
Action. Notebooks 56 and 57 well underway. See some of you at Salute?
R.I.P.: The Harrow Model Shop. The best there was.
Notebooks 54 and 55 posted, you lucky, lucky people. 54 got a
bit long, so I chopped it in half.
February 10th 2005
Olley's excellent new site added and thanks to Joe Videki I finally found
Horan images - the greatest figures on the planet. Also added Boardgame links.
December 31st 2004
of Augsburg's new site came online over the holidays, so I did some
more updating to the links. Notebook 54 well underway. Happy New Year!
December 17th 2004
Added more links including various paper figure sites, completed London
retail and started work on Parisian retail. Probably last update for the
year, look for a new Notebook and links in February. I will probably break
up the Links page then, as it is getting long. And a site re-design beckons.
November 29th 2004
Added quite a few more links including Brian Phillips Painting Service
and Back of Beyond Times. Also started work on retail shops section of
November 14th 2004
Added a few painting links. New links now dated.
October 25th 2004
Added Tony Harwood Guest Gallery.
Fixed links so that they open a new window with correct URL.
October 20th 2004
Notebook 53 posted.
Notebook 54 likely to be a rules system special, but who really knows these
things? Added some links.
September 15th 2004
Notebook 52 posted.
Notebook 53 soon. Added some links.
June 21st 2004
Notebook 51 posted.
Is that the year already? Added link for the excellent Chiltern Miniatures - long
November 24th 2003
Notebook 50 posted. (Hurrah!)
October 27th 2003
A slight hiatus, for which apologies. Chaos reigns. I am still moving house. The old server company held my URLs hostage. New servers now in place. Notebook 50 is about half written. I am hopeful of permanent accommodation with a few weeks, at which time there should be more articles but probably no new pics for a while. Anyway, at least the site is back up.
May 12th 2003
Notebook 49 posted. Includes Legends of Araby
review. Some minor work done to links, including new ones added in hand
coded HTML. It's almost a form of torture.
Almost a half century of Notebooks. Is there a prize?
Notebook 48 posted.
Still writing, not painting....
March 13th 2003
Notebook 47 posted.
Apologies for the delay. I am moving house and am not able to access
my figures, paints and camera for a while.... Now that is a new sensation! Work continues on the paint survey. At the risk of jinxing
it, I am hoping to visit Bill Gaskin for a photoshoot in the near future.
November 14th 2002
Notebook 46 posted.
Notebook 45 posted.
September 16th 2002
Notebook 44 posted and a number of links
added and updated - including many painting related links that I am sure
you will enjoy. More of my pictures hopefully to come in the near future.
Again, apologies for the unavoidable delay.
June 20th 2002
Nothing happening, just an apology. In addition to work and an impending
house move, I had a bad fall recently which has set me back a month. Nevertheless,
a Notebook is underway, I have several new pictures and loads of new links
to update. As soon as I get time, the site will be updated.
March 9th 2002
Notebook 43 posted.
February 13th 2002
Three new pictures added to Mark Wilkin's gallery. Notebook 42 posted.
Notebook 43 due within a month.
January 26th 2002
New pictures added to Units, Single Figures and Workbench galleries. Three
more images added to Thomas Foss' guest gallery. Links updated with several
new sites. Notebook 42 imminent.
November 20th 2001
Notebook 41 posted. New picture added to Mark Wilkin's gallery
(and what a picture). Sales & Wants section added.
New Guest Gallery added from John Ray. New picture added to Mark Wilkin's
Gallery. Various new pictures added to workbench and galleries, including
several in vehicles and single figures. Some pictures upgraded. Links
updated. Commissions introduced.
New pictures added to Thomas Foss's gallery. New Guest Gallery from John
Boadle. Notebook 40 posted.
Minor layout revisions. Logo changed. News section added. Galleries redesigned.
No new content.
New links added.