So only 4 weeks into the new school term and already it's a case of working 11 - 12 hour days and entire weekends. SLT are already on a dick fest and I was told by my line manager "If you are going home early (i.e 6pm after working an 11 hour day!!!!), then I should not be surprised that I have to work entire weekends!" . . . . BELL ENDS!!!!!
So with my viewing patterns reduced to 3 to 6 minute rest breaks between mountains of paper work (I thought I was a teacher not a clerk), while stuck in front of a computer my obvious refuge has been youtube. In particular 'cracked' and 'honest trailers'.
One group I have stumbled across on youtube is these lads, Miniwargaming. In particular their 'Altdorf in flames ' videos, based on GW's Regiments of Renown rule set.
I immediately saw the potential in this rule set and the small sized, themed, warbands that could be created to play it;
An Ogre Irongut, trying to forge a career as a Maneater and his entourage of Gnobblers,
A Chosen of Chaos as a leader of the hunt with his pack of chaos hounds,
A warriors of Ulric warband, patrolling Darkwald forest,
A Bretonnian Knight with his retinue.
The potential is endless!
Of course like many depressed, overworked people I have resorted to retail therapy. One thing I did want to avoid was buying a shed load of miniatures. The truth is, the last thing I need is another heap of plastic crack sitting unopened in a cupboard.
In the end I know I am only going to end up staring at another endless tide of plastic and lead and get even more depressed as the realisation hits my job means I will never get round to painting any of it. I could do without the 'buyers remorse' and probably even more depression!
Army books . . . . . . well that's another story, especially army books I could then use to dream up warbands and scenarios for Regiments of Renown.
It also means I can finally find a silver lining for spending so much time in front of the computer filling in paperwork . . . . . finding 8th edition, Warhammer, army books ending at silly O'clock on eBay on the cheap!
Hence having this lot landing on my door mat over the last three weeks. . . .