I`ve been giving a great deal of thought as to why I do this hobby. After all here we are a group of grown men playing with toy soldiers, what are our motives? Are we (as some try to claim) recreate history or simulate warfare in a light hearted abstract way? Or is the hobby an exercise in meglomania, where even the most mild-mannered, whimpy of us can command legions or entire armies through the life or death struggles of battles.
For myself it is a break from "real life", I sit down with my paints and slip away into my little world of uniforms and orbats. I have to admit a get to play far too little these days, the effort to set up a game and the need to pack up/away afterwards tends to put me off. Our job doesn`t allow for much free time to have evenings off to attend the local club, thats life and i don`t regret my choice of job - its just life, we have to work for a living.