Pevans's Perspective

This was the title of my board games column in Flagship magazine, so I thought I'd resurrect it, 8 years after Flagship's demise. The idea is to get down my musings in a more contemporaneous way - expect things to appear later in To Win Just Once ( in a more considered form. Now, can I manage a less formal style?
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Four months later...

Paul Evans
United Kingdom
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Yes, it's been that long since my last blog post. That's because my life has been up-ended dramatically.

Let me explain... No, there is too much: let me sum up. Back in March I was diagnosed with bowel cancer. The tumour was removed surgically a couple of weeks later (though I'm still recovering from the operation). I am now in my first cycle of adjuvant chemotherapy (luckily with very minor side effects).

There's a more detailed account of all this in TWJO 213 and I don't intend to repeat that here - check it out if you want to, but you may find it's too much information (I would).

Anyway, the good news is that I am recovering - though I'm finding everything I do takes longer - and feeling the urge to start writing again.

I will need to find things to write about, though - I've not played many games in recent months. However, I've just returned to playing online on Wednesday evenings with the Swiggers gang - old favourites mainly. And I'm getting in plenty of Commands & Colors games: both Memoir '44, through the app, and Commands & Colors: Napoleonics, on Vassal. These games have been real ding-dongs with my two regular opponents and great fun.

So, expect a mixture of after-action-reports, reminiscences of old favourites and accounts of solitaire play. Oh, and first impressions of the odd new (to me) game...
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