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ge2002bill Supporting Member of TMP08 Apr 2018 7:08 p.m. PST

Spurred on by the friendly, fun and unique 35th Annual Seven Years' War Assn. Gathering, General Pettygree cheerfully writes about our hobby here:
Read his solutions to hobby isolation, loneliness and funks by attention to endearing friendships, experiences and especially by flesh and blood, face to face and eyeball to eyeball human contact.
Ride With The Column More.
Bill P.

Mirosav08 Apr 2018 7:09 p.m. PST

Some additions to my Viking Saga army; Ragnar Lothbrok and 4 shieldmaidens.


Capt Flash08 Apr 2018 8:39 p.m. PST

Excellent post.

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP09 Apr 2018 2:26 a.m. PST

My thoughts exactly, Capt Flash, excellent post, Bill, thanks for putting it up.

No promises, but with the good General's prodding I shall make an effort to "Ride With The Column More" and fit at least one more live in-person tabletop game into my too few and far between wargaming schedule!

Lion in the Stars09 Apr 2018 6:47 p.m. PST

Sorry, Mirosav, looks like The Bug(tm) got your post.

And it seems I need to figure out why my computer hates any google domains aside from search. Can't get mail, youtube, or blogspot.

ge2002bill Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2018 6:30 a.m. PST

Thank you for taking the time to write and for your sentiments. I appreciate your thoughts and time very much.
Elsewhere a contributor mentioned another reason to ride with the column. It is because we don't know when our friends are going to pass away. We recently lost George R. here. Suddenly.
The idea is to ride with the column more before there is a first or another "empty chair"/saddle.
Bill P.

Part time gamer26 Apr 2018 1:38 a.m. PST

Gen. Pettygree's adventures are always a worth their time reading.

Get out with your mates more ..fellow hobbyists sharing your interests.. face to face, ..eye to eye sharing of experiences.. (far) too often be tragically absent. Lonely and unhealthy too.
Excellent point. Perhaps 'the' most important part of our hobby, we either take for granted or miss altogether.
Mad Guru
excellent post, Bill, thanks for putting it up.
No promises, but.. I shall make an effort to at least one more live in-person tabletop game into my too few.. wargaming schedule!
As guilty as any here I'm sad to say.

Mad Malx26 Apr 2018 3:17 a.m. PST

I've been an "exploring officer" far to long now and have recently re-discovered the joys of shows, conventions, meeting up with old comrades in arms and arch-enemies and making new ones. your "riding with the column more" is something we should all do. Well done on such a great blog and philosophy Bill!

ge2002bill Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2018 8:10 a.m. PST

Part time gamer and Mad Malx,
I'm gratified you found the General's remarks sound and for your appreciated remarks. Plus taking the time to write.
Little Wars 2018 is underway now (April 26-29 just a little west of Chicago, IL USA). The events list offers a prodigious variety of participation games, etc. and opportunities to find old and new companions. Two years ago at a smaller show, the General linked up with two friends who had been out of action for decades. Now they come over to move units and throw dice again.
Bill P.

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