I posted this as I am curious to find out if anyone is willing to say what their other hobbies/pastimes are, if they have any.

Wargaming is a hobby to me, even though there are some who see it as way of life, but I also have other interests, most of which I never seem to have enough hours in the day to do them.


Board Wargaming - I love to play board games, but wargames are definitely the type I always want to play.

Model Making - any military plastic kits, Airfix, Revell etc.

Military History - what more can i say, thought my favourite military age is WW2.

Painting and Drawing - I am much better at drawing than painting, though i am trying to improve using the brush!

Computer gaming - I love computer games, especially strategy (no surprise), first person and RPG

Cooking - I love to cook, new recipes from books, create my own medley of foods...

Films - I like action adventure, sci-fi, comedy and the odd scary flick

Growing my own plants - this odd, as I am not a great gardener, but I love growing flowers and especially my own fruit and veg from seed. It gives me such an over-whelming sense of satisfaction that I am eating food off my plate which I had grown from seed in my garden. Daft really, but I like it.


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Comment by Roger Morley on January 21, 2011 at 1:54pm
Please do, i would like to give it a try, thanks.
Comment by Tim Allen on January 21, 2011 at 1:42pm

Thanks Roger.  Let me know if you want to give cardstock models a try: I have a complete subscription to all the models on the Fiddlers Green website and would be happy to send you one, (as a promotion to, get you hooked...er...interested).  And that goes for anyone else.  The website is here:





Comment by Roger Morley on January 21, 2011 at 1:17pm
Those paper models look fantastic, nice one Tim
Comment by Tim Allen on January 21, 2011 at 12:08pm
for me its-

Board Wargaming: but I have almost no time these days to actually play. I'm too busy with my other hobbies

Map making: via Photoshop and a few other programs. I really like to mess about with photohshop and remake maps for games.

Paper-cardstock modeling: when I'm not doing the above I am building models in paper. I use to model in plastic, but the painting was always a headache to me. Downloadable Paper models come "pre-painted" and if you make a mistake, you can just print out another and start again! The PDFs from the Fiddlers Green website are my favorites. I'm just going to start in on a British Mk IV WWI tank this weekend.
Comment by Mark on January 16, 2011 at 10:20pm
I like solving chess puzzles, its better than other puzzlers Ive looked at :) 
Comment by Greg Blanchett on January 15, 2011 at 4:04pm
There's something besides Wargaming?  :-P
Comment by brian s. b. on January 14, 2011 at 3:17pm
i thought the Gokuri Gecko was killed by Godzilla and Mothra?!!? ; )
Comment by Roger Morley on January 13, 2011 at 4:33pm
Eric - the Gokuri Gecko Gimlet sounds just the business for refreshing the parts other drinks cannot reach on hot muggy days. I bet the other drink looks really impressive with the layers, but sounds like a drink you could not have too many of, even so, would love to try one.
Comment by Carlos Alberto Laport de Miranda on January 13, 2011 at 1:03pm

History - I think most of the wargamers (specially military history) like history, and I'm no exception. My preferred period is WW2 but I don't mind knowing any other periods as well.

Computers I do work with computers, lots of them, and they are a key point in my kind work, so I tend to build, fix, install and configure all "my" computers and networks at work, and certainly at home.

Movies - Love to watch good movies and documentaries.

Family - I live for my family, except when I'm deployed away from home (for example 6 months in the last 12, but at least 3-5 each year), but when I'm home I tend to use all my available time with my wife as my daughter is in the age that she don't want her dad so near (poor me).

Reading - Reading was a problem, as I wanted to bring lots of books in my travels, but that problem was solved with a Kindle, last time I was traveling I had dozens of books at my disposal, pity there wasn't many history titles, but I read a LOT.

Comment by Eric Walters on January 13, 2011 at 12:08pm
Roger, there are bartenders and then there are mixologists.  I've won local prizes for drinks I've invented--the last one in 2005 when I made what I called the "Gokuri Gecko Gimlet" in Okinawa.  Used grapefruit infused Seagrams Gin, a bit of Rose's sweet lime juice, cracked ice, and a can of Gokuri semi-carbonated grapefruit soda (with pulp)--a marvelously refreshing item in Japan.  If you are lucky enough to live close to a huge Asian market, you might find it there.  Another invention that is wildly popular among the ladies is "The Teaser"--a layered drink (a la B-52) with Kahlua, Dooley's Toffee Liqueur, Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur, and Bailey's Irish Cream.  Getting the temperatures right for each ingredient is key so the layering happens quite cleanly.

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