Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Think I'm Back Now!

Well, it has been an arid month on the blog. I haven't being having a terrific time, to be honest, and have also largely been without communications because we are STILL waiting to have our broadband connected (after 8 weeks). Anyway. I have lots of catching up to do on what people have been up to. I haven't been doing very much, although the club at school has been going great guns. More on this soon, but amongst other things we now have a club badge:



I'm very privileged to work somewhere where I can say to my boss 'Boss, can we get a badge for Wargames Club with Thor's hammer on it?' and he doesn't bat an eyelid. The club motto is NON MALLEUS BELLI EST, a response to the single most common question I get asked about the club. Special virtual hugs for whoever can tell us what it means.

I heard a great story today too from one of my colleagues. His father had been the driver of a Sherman through the whole Italian Campaign, and used to tell my colleague about how terrified they all were of ambushes going into Italian villages. To keep their courage up they installed a fishtank inside the turret filled with red wine, with tubes running to all the crew positions. Such a great image!

Hope you are all well, and I look forward to catching up on all your news when my comms improve.

16 comments:

  1. Very nice badge. It's a wild guess (latin wasn't taught at the run down comprehensive I attended) but roughly "It is not Warhammer."

    Regards,
    Matt

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  2. To paraphrase Crocodile Dundee, "That's not a warhammer; THIS is a warhammer!"

    Glad to see you back on the air, Dux!

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  3. I'll have a go at claiming the virtual hug. Does the latin translate as
    "It's not Warhammer!"?

    Nifty little badge there. Love it!

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  4. Nifty badge. Looking forward to hearing more from you.

    FMB

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  5. great badge am thinking of working on a school club next year

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    1. Great! Would love to hear about it, and if you want to know more about what I've done drop me a line - alan_dearn(at)hotmail.com

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  6. Badges!!Badges!!!!.......of course we need badges, very nice and good to hear you're still kicking!

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  7. Nice badges good to see you back. Inscription reads is not war hammer I believe!

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  8. Well Google says "Hammer is not war" and it isn't really but I suspect the other translations are closer.

    Nice work on the badges!

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  9. Hugs all round! It is not warhammer indeed!

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  10. Now I know I like that badge even more

    Ian

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  11. Very clever Alan. And great anecdote.

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  12. Great badge and motto. Sorry to hear about the internet. It's funny when you can't get them to take your money.

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  13. Glad to have you back Alan, in the fine words of Bill Oddie from the goodies, "OOO, you know I am a sucker for badges". This was the scouts episode ah what fond memories, world domination badges etc

    Can I drop a line to in regards to running a club at school. I help run a local club but the shift to card games is making the miniatures take a back seat an di wonder if I can't rekindle it at school.

    Cheers Chris

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    1. Hi Chris - please do! I love that episode of the Goodies as well.

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  14. The Lone Scout...plus one!

    Great badge mate. Cant wait to visit

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