Being Sociable (Edited)

Today was nearly 12 hours of 4 of us together playing with our little toy soldiers. We also had a guest dog, which greatly upset my three cats, but also helped see off Timmy the EVIL ginger tom cat.

We even had a BBQ so we were out doors for a good hour soaking in the fresh air and the views from my garden.

That’s part of the joy of wargaming – being sociable you have to be in the same room together. You have to be talkative, witty, paying attention, and dare I say it hygienic ? Yes we play with our toy soldiers, but we’re also chatting about the rest of our lives and other people we all know. We share tips about the gaming hobby, how we assembled/painted our figures, what we have planned next for our armies and so on.

Much better than spending 12 hours trapped in a room on your own playing a computer game that you can ‘game’ and never speak to a real person.

Sure we all use e-mail, and in my case blog about our games, but at the end of the day, it is the creative and social impulses that drive me and others to do wargaming where we field real miniatures, in the same room and share our lives together in a social manner.

Write up of the game tomorrow !

We’ve planned the next game session next w/e.

We are not victims, we are in control of our lives.

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