30 December 2008

A bit of a sea-change

I have been a bit stuck in my gaming direction lately. For one or another reason, I have not been able to come to an acceptable situation regarding the rules I want to use for my nifty Tékumel minis. I suppose I should just pick something and go for it, but I am (subconsciously?) holding myself back from making a commitment. Seems odd, doesn't it? But, I can not decide.

I am going to put the Tékumel project on hold for a while, and come back to it when I have some new ideas.

I am intending to continue work on the Empire army for Warhammer.

My fantasy skirmish game plans are also on indefinite hold.

The historical project is coming to the fore in the new year ahead. I am going to plunge back into naval gaming. Most of my hobby time prior to the start of this blog (wow, over three years ago) was spent with naval minis and I am taking a tack back to that subject.

I do feel a bit of anguish over failing to bring the Tékumel project to fruition. Picking rules should be so simple, but for me it is not. Maybe it is due to my relative inexperience with the genre - I had a brief encounter with Tékumel in the 1980's, reading the first two novels, acquiring some of the army books, and dreaming of battles but nothing else until 2 years ago when I first saw the new minis from Eureka.

The new blog is still in the construction phase, but it will be launched shortly, perhaps on Jan 1 2009. I will post the new url here as soon as it goes live. It will have news of naval mini gaming as well as my personal projects.

I will still post here, but the emphasis will be on Empire matters, and general gaming.



  1. I had the same problem with one of the periods I'm interested in (the Sudan) and in the end I wrote my own - might be an option for you?? It's good fun.. :o))

  2. That's a good idea Steve... I just need to play more so I can have some idea of what is necessary. I have not had a minis game for almost two years now so I'm a bit behind on that!

  3. This seems to be the time of year for slow downs. I finally said what the hey and just started building armies as hobby projects.

    A would second trying to write your own rules set, especially if you are trying to capture the feel of a particular universe like Tek.