A Newbie at Deep Fried Lard 2018
On a personal level, it was also especially great to meet some wonderful people I've been friends with on various social media platforms, even if they look nothing like their profile pictures! I also had the opportunity of making new friends.
There were some cracking games on display. As you'll probably know from this blog, I love making scenery. I've picked up some great ideas on this trip. But I was blown away by this table. I present a photo of a James Bond scenario using Chain of Command.
On this occasion, I was working with Tom. We were both up against Andy. I couldn't have found a nicer group of gents to game with for my first ever game of Chain of Command.
I may not have distinguished myself on the field of battle, but I honestly can't remember the last time I had such fun or faced so many command decisions in any game I've played. (Well, except What a Tanker!)
I knew there was something special about Too Fat Lardies' games when I purchased the original Sharp Practice a number of years ago. Since then I have been blessed to be able to buy copies of a number of their rule sets. Most are in PDF form, but I currently own If the Lord Spares Us, Terrible Sharp Sword, The Complete Fondler, Dux Britanniarum, Sharp Practice 2, Chain of Command and What a Tanker! Money has been tight for a number of years, and I've only been able to buy miniatures every now and again. But I'm now in the very blessed position to have amassed most of the figures I need to begin playing a lot of these games.
What has Deep Fried Lard done for me? It's let me meet friends from SocialMediaLand who have so graciously encouraged and advised me in the last few years as I began putting my plans together. I've met new people and made new friends. I've played games which so far I have only been able to dream of happening one day in the dim and distant future. And I'm more convinced than ever that when it comes to historical gaming, Too Fat Lardies' rules are the way to go.
Thank you so, so much Derek, John, Allan, Andy, Tom, Stuart and all at Deep Fried Lard who made this newbie feel so welcome and so at home.
Roll on Deep Fried Lard 2019!
Now if you'll excuse me, I have lots of minaitures to make and paint...!