Friday, 3 June 2022

Bolt Action French

 I didn't play anything at the club last night, but I did sit in on a game of Bolt Action, and took the opportunity to take a few picture of Ian's French Colonial troops.


The Somua tank was a bit of an issue for the Germans, who had nothing stronger than an anti-tank rifle and 20mm cannon to engage it with. They managed to inflict a pin.


The game went a bit ACW with a section of sunken road. The troops in it got flanked.



Trying out Portrait Mode on my phone. I was told I had to make sure the pin marker showed up nice and clearly.


On an unrelated note, let me just give a shout-out to the anonymous follower of this blog who seems to have enough time on their hands to post a regular stream of abuse in my comments. Once you add your real name to them, I'll be happy to publish the small fraction of them that have acceptable spelling and grammar. Until then, they go straight into the bin.

18 comments:

  1. I think I saw the original post, but not the others, that you state above. I think the problem is that 99% of us do not want to see a middle aged man repeatedly dressed as what he perceives to be a woman. Likewise I believe a lot of people are fed up with the LGBTQ+ agenda which is constantly fed to us by the woke media. What you are in private is fine, as long as no one is getting hurt or abused. Maybe you should have a separate blog for that kind of thing?

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    1. I don't do it in private.

      And if you don't like what I post on this blog, don't follow it, or learn to live with it. It's what I do with wargames blogs which also stray into other areas of the writer's life. It's really that easy.

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    2. Out of interest, can you point out which of my nearly 2,000 blog posts promote a 'woke' 'LGBTQ+ agenda', as opposed to either being about my secondary hobby as a burlesque performer or promoting a fundraiser for an ovarian cancer charity? Thanks.

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  2. Great looking game. Thanks for posting the pics. I saw one of the comments that I think you later took down. Unfortunately the inter web seems to give license to arseholes like that. Hurtful and annoying. People eh?!

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    1. Yes, I did post the initial comment, but then felt that the perpetrator really ought to identify themselves first, so removed it. The first comment was pretty unpleasant, as you saw. Their subsequent comments were vile, and were directed not just at me, but at other members of my family as well. Very much the work of an arsehole.

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  3. Damn shame about the scumbag with the comments. Let's hope he'll find enough to keep himself busy in his own life so that he doesn't need to nitpick the lives of others.
    Stay strong brother!

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    1. As you can see, the 'scumbag' has made themselves known, although still basically anonymously (anyone can make up a name).

      Still, it's given me the opportunity to remind people that it's my blog, and what I post here is my choice. And it's other people's choice if they read it or not.

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  4. Thanks for that, but I am not the original ‘Scumbag’. Just someone who has a differing opinion, obviously not woke. I have not made up my name, I actually used to game with you at Staines club in the UK. Oh an actual real allegedly ‘normal’ person then! What a surprise eh, Alan?

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    1. Lovely to catch up with you again. A shame our paths won't be crossing again, though, since you will no longer be following this blog. Have a great life.

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  5. No problem, will not be visiting this again. You take ‘pride’ in what you are. Whatever that actually is?

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    1. Also, apologies for suggesting you were the original scumbag.

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    2. The bin is the right place for scumboggies, don't give he she it the joy of publicity

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  6. It makes you wonder what kind of brain worms certain people have. I went to a approval-only system for mine when it was getting spammed. Now the only problem is remembering to check whether there are any new comment!

    Your blog is great. Keep on keeping on.

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  7. I want to chip in to show support. When I found the first burlesque post after some time reading your blog, it was a surprise. But a nice one! Too many times I've been disappointed founding that a fellow hobbyist turns to be a bigot. I'm sorry some of these are harassing you.

    Keep on your excellent job!

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  8. WTAF is wrong with some people, you do what the hell you want and sod the rest.

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  9. Some people just have no perspective & really need to get a f***ing grip.
    I’m pretty certain the rest of the world has more to be worried/concerned about than your “burlesque”. Perhaps we could make a start on global warming, overpopulation, wars etc instead?
    This is your blog - write what the heck you want.
    Cheers,
    Geoff

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