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03 Nov 2017 7:06 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian03 Nov 2017 7:04 p.m. PST

As a wargamer, if you are cremated, some of your ashes could easily be incorporated into wargaming memorials. On the wargaming table, what would you like your ashes to be part of?

* Sherman
* building
* hill

platypus01au03 Nov 2017 7:31 p.m. PST

This is a bit disturbing really.

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2017 7:37 p.m. PST

Ashes you say? No such thing after being cremated. All that is left is bone that is crushed into tiny little pieces and it looks a lot like sand. Hey….. A SAND TABLE!!!

(you will need to DH us both…)

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2017 7:51 p.m. PST

I was thinking more a Mount Rushmore type terrain piece with iconic faces. Just haven't figured out who those icons are yet.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2017 8:47 p.m. PST

When playing an old railroad board game whose name I forget, one had to get lead from Sudbury. So I declared I wanted my ashes scattered over Sudbury. I hope it's open pit, and the workers don't notice.

"Hey, Bob. Look. Another Cessna."
"Yeah. Looks like another old fart wargamer kicked the bucket. Yeah. It's Wednesday. 3:00 PM. The regular Grognard Run."

basileus66 Inactive Member03 Nov 2017 11:31 p.m. PST


I hope to be interred in a tomb, with decorated walls, and offerings of painted miniatures to cater my wargaming necessities in the Afterlife.

Phillius Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2017 11:35 p.m. PST

I'm with basileus66. 54mm lansknechts protecting my remains and waiting on my spirits wishes.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 3:20 a.m. PST

No cremation for me & I don't want anything wargaming buried with me. This is just my hobby not my vocation in life.

whitphoto04 Nov 2017 4:21 a.m. PST

I don't know about you chumps but I'm planning on embracing our robot overlords and becoming immortal after having my consciousness transfered to a cyborg shell.

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 4:53 a.m. PST


I hope everything is OK. Faced your mortality a bit? Take care. Always look on the bright side of life (hum the tune a bit. it may help.)

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 5:46 a.m. PST


JimDuncanUK04 Nov 2017 5:59 a.m. PST

Not great timing Bill as I'm just waiting to hear from my medical team as to how long I have left.

Gone Fishing04 Nov 2017 7:34 a.m. PST

I've always fancied a Viking burial myself, complete with longship, chainmail hauberk (on me, not the ship), a bright sword clasped to the chest, and along the beach, crowds of keening women and solemn bearded men. Any number of times I've asked my wife to sort this out if I should happen to predecease her, but something in her expression makes me wonder if it's going to happen.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian04 Nov 2017 7:37 a.m. PST

I hope everything is OK. Faced your mortality a bit?

I'm fine, and not planning on being cremated, but this did come up on another topic…

Great War Ace Inactive Member04 Nov 2017 9:08 a.m. PST

@Jim. That stinks.

haywire04 Nov 2017 9:17 a.m. PST

Flocking for an Ash Wastes Table!

Legion 404 Nov 2017 11:54 a.m. PST

Well … I don't plan on dying … so …

Oberlindes Sol LIC04 Nov 2017 1:06 p.m. PST

I'll bet a reasonable Viking funeral could be arranged in Thailand. Cremation is the normal way of disposing of dead bodies there, and there isn't much regulation to get in your way (which is to say, you can probably get a permit easily enough for something like this if you pay the permit fee).

You'll have monks chanting along the shore, and you can hire actresses to be the keening women. You'll need to provide your own chain mail and sword. I would probably go with a sport jacket and open-collared shirt rather than chain mail, and one or more of my knives instead of a sword.

I might do that. I'll be in Thailand later this year, and I'll see what I can find out.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 1:09 p.m. PST

I'm sorry, Jim.

Gone Fishing04 Nov 2017 4:02 p.m. PST

So sorry to hear that, Jim. Should have said so above.

(Oberlindes, do keep me posted. As I don't yet have a longship, hauberk or bright-edged sword, but do have a sport coat and collared shirt, I may be set!)

bobspruster04 Nov 2017 5:53 p.m. PST

N/A: I'm a Zoroastrian.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian04 Nov 2017 8:15 p.m. PST

You hear about people having their ashes scattered at sea, in the woods, or a friend of mine had his ashes scattered at a favorite fishing hole.

There doesn't seem to be a wargaming equivalent, as I can't see how you could scatter your ashes at Salute or Historicon.

basileus66 Inactive Member04 Nov 2017 11:38 p.m. PST


Damm, mate… I am truly sorry.

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2017 11:21 a.m. PST

I have always wanted to be buried in a plain wooden box pegged together, in a field, in a woolen tunic and breeks with vegetable tanned leather and hand-forged buckles clad in hand-riveted brynje and mail cowl, a spangenhelm with brass inlays, the coins of a dozen Eastern Mediterranean 10th-century cultures in a pouch, a damascus sword, several heritage old-world apples around me, and sitting on my chest, with earplugs plugged in, the most modern electronic version of a cell phone/game controller/electronic gizmo that can be found.
Just to confuse the Hell out of some poor future anthropologist who comes upon me…. heheheheheheheeeeee!

22ndFoot06 Nov 2017 6:34 a.m. PST

Sorry, Bill, but at this particular moment, I am much more concerned with the future of the cricketing Ashes. Roll on the Gabba on the 23rd.

JimDuncanUK06 Nov 2017 6:53 a.m. PST

Ozzy, Ozzy, Ozzy.

22ndFoot06 Nov 2017 7:39 a.m. PST

Jim, spoken like a true Scotsman. Jon

arthur181506 Nov 2017 7:47 a.m. PST

Frankly, I don't give a **** what happens at my funeral, as I won't be there to see. I don't want my family to waste money on stuff that's just going to be burnt.

Oberlindes Sol LIC11 Nov 2017 1:58 p.m. PST

@Gone Fishing: I'm thinking that a large sit-on-top kayak, painted wood brown, would suffice for a longboat.

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