Colin Ashton

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Gender Male
Industry Government
Occupation Retired and what fun!
Location Linthorpe, N Yorks, United Kingdom
Introduction I've been playing with toy soldiers and wargaming since I was about 11, so that's getting on for 50 years. My first proper club was Durham in 1971. Formed the short-lived Durham Old Boys with Paul and John but well, we got older and wound it up. My main wargaming activity was until recently, with the Independant Wargames Club - Robbie Roddis and John Reidy. I recently rejoined the Durham club but haven't been for quite some time for health reasons. I now get to game with a small circle of friends about 2-3 times a month which is great. My collections are all 28mm; several large Seven Years War armies (Prussians, Austrians, British/Hanoverian, Reichasermee and Russians), the Russian Civil War/Back of Beyond,ThirtyYears War, the French Revolution, Franco Prussian War, Austro Prussian War and the Crimean War. I have Sikh Wars on the go at present as well as some 1806 Prussians.
Interests Apart from wargaming? Books, cooking, being a good husband and a dad, a good read, a bit of culture, archaeology, history, genealogy.
Favorite Movies The Duelists, Sin City, Black Hawk Down, Hurt Locker, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Charge of the Light Brigade, Apocalypse Now, Silent Running, She wore a yellow ribbon ...
Favorite Music Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewert, Brian Ferry, Bob Dylan, Adele, the Quo, Queen, ACDC, Amy W, Foo Fighters, Rock! and most else, even Abba!
Favorite Books Lee Childs, Bernard Knight, Michael Jecks, Bernard Cornwall, most other historical stuff and thrillers