Tuesday 23 August 2016

Hero For A Day - A Rousing Success!


This weekend just gone I attended a 24 hour charity gaming event in support of the Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group run by the gent that is Nick Thrower at The Burning Eye. There were 10 people in attendance in two team of five and boy did we have a blast!

Here is a picture of us at the start:

Right to left I am 4th with the arms raised

And about 2/3 of the way through:

Note the source of caffeine in my hand....

Sadly no picture of us at the end when we were truly spent! The total by the end of the night was somewhere around £1300 which I think is a good show for 10 sweaty guys in a parish hall pushing models around!!

Mike from St Andrews Wargaming will have some great battle reports coming up from his games which I was in one of so head over to check his blog out if you want to see how deranged we became in our tactics as the hours rolled on! Due to the start time of midnight on friday we all ended up being awake for nearly 48 hours!!!

You can still give to this good cause if you want by clicking on this link here :)

Peace out,



  1. Fair play to you all and glad it went so well, great amount of money to raise for charity.


  2. I'm surprised how pleasant we all remained throughout the day (in mood, if not odour).

    1. I considered cremating my socks when I eventually got home...

  3. Brilliant guys, I'll try to make the next one! There will be a next one Nick? Nick? Someone wake him up...

    1. Huh? What? Who said that? (takes chicken hat off head where's it's slipped down to cover his eyes).

      Ah, Siph! Yes there will be another, Hero for IIday perhaps? or Hero for a Day II. My own review is going up hopefully later today including a few more pics and some thoughts on next time. The tac squad arrived yesterday by the way (Thanks again!), so I'll wing that up to the winner via Mike C once the last prize arrives.

    2. That'd be cracking Siph, I'd love to play your mechanicum!