Sunday, April 4, 2010


Many moons ago I used to play role-playing games and one of my favourites was the Star Wars D6 system. The universe was so well known that it was easy to get players and the system itself was dead easy to explain. That meant I could concentrate on the story and the characters rather than the game mechanics.

Anyway, I'm now selling all my Star Wars D6 books. They date back to the late 80's (1987-1989) but are in quite good nick considering they were so well used.

The auctions are here on eBay.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

NEW MODEL FUND: Sell, sell, sell!

As I've mentioned previously, my personal situation necessitates the sale of much of my gaming paraphenalia.

Since I last updated my New Model Fund in December I have made a healthy profit of £266.68. I achieved this with the sale of half a dozen old RPG magazines, my Imperial Strongpoint terrain, a load of Necromunda terrain, and several Blood Bowl teams.

I've got three auctions running at the moment - some crater terrain, old school Ork warbikers and a rare first issue of Adventurer RPG magazine.

It's just a pity that all this cash will be spent on practical stuff, rather than shiny new models! Maybe sometime in the future...

Sunday, February 28, 2010

General: lone pilgrim is dead. Long live lone pilgrim!

1&1 have shut down my original blogs and sent me my final invoice so I'm now exclusively hosted on Blogger.

I still haven't really been involved in any hobby activity other than buying a copy of Tales of Heresy and reading some of the short stories within. I plan to review the book on here when I finish it.

As I mentioned previously I'm pretty hard up at the moment so I've had to make some tough decisions about selling my Games Workshop stuff. The first casualties will be the things I haven't even got round to painting yet. I have boxes and boxes of unpainted models to sell before I get around to selling my painted stuff, but the first items I've put up on eBay are terrain.

They include most of the Planetstrike terrain I bought with excitement at the end of last year. It's heartbreaking but it has to be done. So if you're interested in getting some 'as new' 40k terrain check out my auctions here:

Planetstrike Imperial Strongpoint, Blastcape craters, Moonscape craters, crashed Aquila lander, Necromunda terrain

As you can see from the link, I'm also selling some Necromunda terrain, including over 100 plastic bulkheads!

Expect to see a blizzard of stuff from me on eBay over the coming weeks.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

GENERAL: Checking out and shutting down

I have now cancelled my website contract with 1&1 so sometime in February my three blogs will disappear from their webspace. They should still be floating around on Blogger though! I have no firm idea if and when I will return to them, and if I do what I'll be doing on them.

Things still aren't great for me at the moment. I have no stomach for gaming in any way, shape or form. My latest White Dwarf lies unopened, I haven't bought the 'Nid codex, I haven't followed the Blood Angels rumours and I haven't listened to a single podcast or visited a gaming forum since December.

I had already fallen out of love with the playing games side of the hobby some time ago, and now the painting has stopped too. I might return to the painting, but if I'm not playing the games, why paint an entire army? Would I not be better served concentrating on painting a handful of models to a good display standard?

Given that I am also skint, it therefore makes sense to sell off the majority of my collection and keep a handful of models I still want to paint.

The only other aspect of the hobby I can foresee maintaining at the moment is my reading.

So, that means my blogs may become a medium for reviewing Games Workshop fiction, showing off the odd paint job and selling my models.

Anyway, that's for the future.

For now, adieu!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

GENERAL: Moving on out

Okay, if I've done everything correctly I should now have moved all of my posts over to the new blogspot addresses across all three of my blogs. I think I'll leave the old blog addresses active for a little bit yet before I cancel the custom domains just to be sure that everything is okay and also to give people a last chance to move to the new addresses (which you can find in the post below).

Thanks for your patience!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Ch-ch-ch-changes to my blog addresses

Thanks to everyone who has offered sympathy over the past few days, it has been much appreciated.

Given that my finances are an even bigger issue for me at the moment I thought now was a good time to make good on one of last years New Year resolutions. I resolved to take my blogs off my paid for web hosts and put them onto free blogger accounts.

This morning I finally got around to picking out some new names on blogger, so I thought I'd post them here with plenty of notice for people to bookmark them if they want to stay with my blog.


My main blog, lone pilgrim, was at:

and will now be here:

My battle reports blog was:

and is now:

My Blood Bowl blog (which I started but never really added much to) was:

and will become:

Sometime over the next few days I'll transfer all of the content over to the new addresses. Once I'm satisfied that that has all gone smoothly I'll be contacting my webspace providers and cancelling my contracts.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Good night, and good luck

Some of you may be wondering why I suddenly haven't blogged over the past three weeks.

The reason is that I have broken up with my long term girlfriend. The fallout (selling the house, finding somewhere else to live, etc) means that I have had to put this blog on an indefinite hiatus. I might return to lone pilgrim once everything settles, I might not, I just don't know at the moment.

Thanks to everyone who has read my rambling thoughts, looked at my photos and commented on the blog over the past three years.