A new beginning

Followers of this blog will have learned that I have many stalled and “temporarily delayed” wargaming projects. This has all come to an end.

Why? Because within the last three weeks my iPad and my main laptop computer have both given up the ghost. Most of my gaming notes, documents, rules, maps, etc. were on one or other of these machines.

I do have a back-up drive, so all is not lost – or it would not be if the new PC that I am using to write this would recognise the back-up drive as valid, It won’t.

Thus I am freed from all the encumbrances of the past and can start another batch of fruitless wargaming projects to see me into my dotage.

The only problem is: what to do with all those stored toys for the past projects? No doubt some inspiration will turn up. Maybe if I trawl through all the old SD cards and memory sticks (Follow the Eagle for DOS 3.1 anyone?) I will recover some of the lost stuff.

The only file that I would particularly like to retrieve is the Visual Basic programme that I wrote to automate the mechanics of a Napoleonic Campaign in an Excel workbook. If I say it myself, that was a masterpiece which I was in slow progress of adapting for the “Hundred Days” campaign.

Never mind. Tomorrow we have a three-handed naval wargame scheduled. Pirates attack a Spanish treasure flotilla and coincidentally a British force arrives to suppress Pirate activity. Watch this space.

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General Whiskers

Wargaming butterfly (mainly solo), unpainted model figure amasser, and Historical Re-enactor of the black powder era.

3 thoughts on “A new beginning”

  1. PS. If I can recover it and anyone would like the Excel game control workbook for the Peninsular War, please let me know. It covers hidden movement, logistics, messengers and more.

  2. I’m not sure if “like” is the correct response, but I’m sure that you will rise to the occasion and overcome the problems caused.

    Regards, Chris.

  3. The good news is that my “second laptop” can read the back-up drive. The bad news is that the newest file is dated July 2019. But there is lots of good stuff to dig into.

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