Why Jozi's Tin Man? This has caused a little confusion. It is in reference to a Savage Worlds game I played with my wife, Jozi, where she played a flying monkey and I was a Tin Man. Hence Jozi's (possessive) Tin Man.

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

... and we have landed!!!!

Moved into the new house and we love it! Further out in the country, bigger yard, 1 story, less than a mile from the public boat ramp, and most importantly, within walking distance of our 9-month-old granddaughter.

I have a nice gaming space in what we are calling the library.  With my recent hobby downsizing over the last few years, all of my figures fit nicely in my card catalog.  I occupy about a third of it, with my 40" x 40" table that expands to 60" x 40" with a built-in leaf.  That is more than enough table space.  My lovely, talented, and brilliant wife also found a roll top desk for me to use for painting, which is key as you shall see... (Click photos to enlarge)

Here is my painting space and bookshelves, you can see my table in the foreground.  There is also storage on a shelf above the desk.

 As you can see, the roll top desk nicely hides any work I have in progress so it does not look messy and keeps the cats out.  The room also has a door, so I can keep them off of my table and leave games set up.
The large books are actually boxes I use to tastefully store frequently used gaming paraphernalia.

We have covered the walls in the family pictures and what not.  Here next to y desk you can see on the lefthand side from the bottom to top: a page from the Necronomicon, vintage WW1 hand tinted postcards, and Sean Connery protecting and watching over us all.

 I have mostly transitioned to eBooks on my kindle for most of my reading and multiple house moves have encouraged me to whittle down my hard copy library.  But, here is what I have kept and as you can see, I have widespread interests.
 Here are my gaming bona fides: my red box D&D book and my AD&D Player's handbook as reminders of a misspent youth in the 80's.
 And my small board wargame collection, including my original Panzerblitz copy I played in high school (I have Avalon Hill's Afrika Korps and Midway on a shelf too)
General Gordon watches over the gaming table, set up for a game of Trench Hammer, I have not pushed any lead in 5 months!
A close up of the German defenses, going to ease back in with the first training scenario from Stout Hearts and Iron Troopers.

Going to play this out this weekend, stay tuned for a battle report.  Until then, may you roll high and live!