Thursday, 23 February 2017

Herefordshire 1938: The Next Generation!

A few weeks ago I was asked if there was going to be a VBCW Big Game this year. This was my answer:

Giles and I have been organising these big games since 2012. While I can't speak for Giles, personally I've decided to take a long break from doing any more.
After a while the work behind the scenes becomes onerous and I've always been of the opinion that, when a hobby begins to feel like a job, it's time to step back from that hobby - this is how I feel about the VBCW big games at the moment I'm afraid.
I'm not selling my VBCW collection just yet - if someone else takes up the baton I'll do my best to pop along and support as much as I can, but my days of chasing people up for orbats and curry orders are, for the time being, over :)

Happily, other chaps have manfully stepped into the breach and have volunteered to keep the flag flying! They have organised a new Big Game for April 1st 2017, and have created a new blog. It can be found at

This new blog will be the source of information for new Big Games (although I'll be using this blog to write any AARs from my perspective). Please pop across and take a look!


  1. I'm glad to read someone else has taken the strain - you're right that a hobby shouldn't feel like a job; and the fact that there are other people interested in carrying it on just shows that the work you'd done so far was worth it.

  2. Exactly, any hobby ceases to be enjoyable when it becomes a chore. Time to relax and let others carry the load.

  3. Understand the feeling....and I only organise for a couple of players ..will check out the new page 😀


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