Date of publish: 03/11/2020 18:45 CET
Nick Haywood gets out his wallpapering table, paints his lead figures and lines up for some Napoleonic wargaming just as the missus hoovers up half his cavalry and two infantry battalions…
I’ve always wondered what it is about wargamers that they find so enthralling. I’ve played D+D to death, so I know that it’s all about imagination, but the whole table thing with an intricately modelled landscape and a totally out of scale army on it has always had me mystified.
Don’t get me wrong, I love those UK History programs where some geezer with a dodgy goatee and leather elbow patches romps across a field with great gusto, pointing at slightly bemused cow before telling me this is where hundreds of men died in a cavalry charge, as if it was the best thing since slapping boiling tar on a severed stump.