We each have our own preferences in this hobby of ours.
Some love the game.
Some love the painting.
Some love the modelling, or the terrain-making.
Some love the design, sculpting, and conversion of figures.
Some spend more time on research, reading and studying the uniforms or histories of campaigns.
In fact, I would say, that for many people in the hobby, some or all of these elements will play a big part. But, at a push, most will have a preference, or a hierarchy of priorities. And each to their own.
The recent lockdown has been kind to me in terms of painting. Whilst I have been working hard at the day job, I have also used the time to get more done at the paint desk.
Where I haven't been so good is at the gaming table.
I openly confess that whilst I like a good game amongst pals, the gaming part of the hobby is not paramount for me.
And that makes gaming without an opponent seem, well, even more fruitless somehow.
I had long suspected it. But recent events have rather confirmed it. QED.
You see, I set up the Altekirche game at the end of June... and I have only done three turns since then, manoeuvring the armies into position.
Here's the state of play...
I'm not sure they will fire, attack, or just sit there glaring at each other for a while longer. For me, it's just enough to look at the scene laid out on the table.
Food for thought...