Sunday, December 9, 2018

I made it into Wargames Illustrated!

Hey all!

Well, how cool and unexpected is THIS?!

So, about a year ago, I posted on Wargames Illustrated's Facebook page, asking if they could some day run a series on great wargames rooms.  If you've read this blog for a while, you know how much I love that sort of thing, and for years I had been picking through the backgrounds of photos in magazines and books, trying to see every bit of John Stallard and the Perry's wargames rooms.  There was just always so much cool stuff packed away in there, and I was hoping some day that maybe we could have some articles that would highlight the antiques and the storage and all of the other things that I wanted to see!

Well, eventually they did it, doing a series called "Wargamers' Spaces," featuring some GREAT spaces.  And that's when I thought... why not write a little something up and send it along about my OWN room?  I've worked awfully hard on making it nice... maybe people would enjoy it?

Eventually I did this, and took some photos, and sent it along to Wayne Bollands and the WI crew, pretty sure they wouldn't want some article from some nobody, but at least I'd have the fun of writing it.

And lo and behold, I get an email from them saying they'd like to send me a copy of the December issue of WI, because I had contributed to it!  I had?  Oh, I HAD!  How great!

Anyway... it is really one of the great thrills of my wargaming life, and I hope people enjoy the article.  And if you have any other questions or want specific photos of specific things, please do let me know!

Now I just need a second copy so I can cut the pages out and frame them.... don't make fun, it's a big deal for me!:)


Greg Prince said...

Congratulations!! Well done and your room is splendid.

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Bluewillow said...


Well deserved, I plan of having my space complete and ready for photos in April!


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Roly / Arteis said...

I read that article, and was very envious. I hadn't realised it was your room, though (even though I have seen it before in postings on your blog). Well done!

Stan M. said...

Well done and congrats on being published. Great looking room!

Chasseur said...

Congratulations, great wargaming room!

Der Alte Fritz said...

Congratulations, you are now an official celebrity ( you were already one in my book)


Author said...

Kind of you to say, Jim... from someone like you, especially!:)

Thanks all for the kind words:) I always said I wanted to run a blog that would just give people something to waste time at at 2:00 AM... hopefully the room can give folks something to look at too!:)