It's now 5 weeks and 2 days since my last cigarette and at long last the cravings seem to be subsiding!!!!
I've now been issued with the next batch of 'medium' dose nicotine patches but in all honesty I haven't worn one now for 3 days and I actually feel better for it. I'm waiting to see how things go for the next day or so and if all goes well I may just go 'cold turkey' for the rest of the journey.... I think I may just have gotten over the hardest part.
Anyway, enough of my cigarette related drivel and on to the more important subject of wargaming!
Over the past few weeks I've been looking into the Volley & Bayonet rule system and from what I've seen I think they may just be what I've been looking for....at last!
The rules allow large scale games to be fought out in a relatively short time ..... not as the 'time' part matters as I'm lucky enough to have a permanent gaming room. The other thing I like is that 'units' on the table represent brigades and thus the base sizes (rather than the number of figures based upon them) is the major factor...... No need to paint thousands of figures....Another big bonus!
I have looked at several other rule sets over the past months including LFS, Grande Armee and Shako....but none of them grab me and to be honest I found several of them extremely long winded..... A game may be simple to play ONCE you 'know' the rules but if you lose interest before reaching this point then I'm afraid they're of no use to me.... My attention span shortens by the ....... What was I talking about?
V&B has been the first set that has really grabbed my attention and actually got me excited again at the prospect of gaming.... I'm even contemplating re-basing my forces entirely for V&B!..... I know, it's unheard of.... I may have actually found that elusive 'perfect' (for me anyway!) rule set.