All posts tagged: wargaming shop

Game of Travel – Australian and Asian Chapter. Summary

The time has come. Next week – 15th March – I’m going back home. It was great five months, during I’ve travelled many countries, I’ve met many people and played many games, but like all good things, the travel has to end at some point. The original plan has changed a little – the idea was to end the journey in May 2016, but due to some unexpected social/family/work issues (nothing to worry about though!) we were forced to shorten our stay in Asia. So, two months before scheduled departure, I’m going back to Poland. Another chapter on my blog is ending. Time to proceed. But before I move on, I’d like to summarise my far east journey. My Journey in Numbers 5 months I left Warsaw 21st of October 2015. Flight via Doha and Singapore to Brisbane, Australia. I’m going back to Warsaw 15th march 3016. That makes almost full five months of travelling, painting miniatures and meeting gamers somewhere out there. 6 countries During that time I’ve been in six countries. I’ve started …

Wargaming in Phillipines.

I’ve been travelling for some time now. Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and at very end – Philippines. That was cool run, that slowly comes to conclusion. My last month, here in Asia I’ll spend in Koh Chang, Thailand, trying to bring together work, leisure and hobby of course… To be frank, I’m quite exited how my last weeks going to look like. Nice guest house to stay, well known area, everything so organised – just perfectly suited for my needs. Perfect ending of my few months travelling adventure. Slowly, I’m preparing myself to write finial chapter of Asian Game of Travel, summarising all that happened to me in past few months… but first I’d like to give you insight of what and who I’ve encountered in Philippines last weekend. I had great time in Philippines. First two week of relaxation on two islands – Panglao and Bohol, and then weekend in big city – Manila. Manila, as capital of Philippines is also the place where there’s the largest wargaming community. Stores, clubs, gamers – …

The travel continues – Red Comet Store – Penang, Malaysia

The travel goes on. I had some break from writing here anything connected with travel. Recently write only about my progress in painting. Actually, I paint like crazy in last two weeks. I had pretty good run and I did not want to interfere with it. However, I still have one more place to write about. So, I get myself off from the paints and brushes for a moment and I’m going back to the place I’ve visited few weeks ago. I have in mind one particular and special place for me. Georgetown, Penang Island in Malaysia. Few years ago I’ve stayed in Georgetown for over a month and I absolutely fell in love in that city. To be completely frank, I’m not sure what has happened – I just love the place. Period. Mixture of post-colonial and Asian households. Topitty top cuisine. And amazing people. Chinese, Malay, Indian and Europeans. Absolutely unique. This time I’ve stayed in Georgetown only for 10 days, which had to be enough to overcome my nostalgia. Well, I know …

Wira Games & Hobbies in Kuala Lumpur

It has been some time since I posted any travel related article here. It’s my last day here in Thailand, after glorious two weeks in Koh Lanta. I still have some stories to tell from Malaysia and now I want (and need!) catch up with all overdue posts. After Indonesia, I’ve stopped for few days in Kuala Lumpur. I’ve met my good old friends. I’ve drunk my beloved teh tarik and ate tons of tanroori chicken with naan (de-li-cious!) …and I also have taken the trip to Petaling Jaya District to vist Wira Games and Hobbies Store. Petaling Jaya district is easy to get. An it’s not far away from KL Sentral train station. It’s  about 20 minutes by commuter train. So, the trip from my hotel should be around 30-40 minutes. Should…because thanks to very friendly and helpful taxi driver I was there in 10 minutes for about 20 RM (about 5USD :). Since, the store was open from 12 PM, and I was little bit earlier – I drank one more teh tarik …

Fantasy ‘N Games – your place in Jakarta

Wow! Time, indeed is passing by so fast! Less than two weeks ago I was in Jakarta celebrating New Year’s Eve. Then – Kuala Lumpur for few Days and Penang, Malaysia and finally today it’s my last day here. I’ve realised, I haven’t done much for this blog and for my hobby in general during past two weeks. I’ve been in so many cool places. I’ve met so many nice gamers in Indonesia and Malaysia so I should have written few posts by now. But I haven’t. And also I’m kind of stuck in the progress on Blood Angles, currently I’m working on… What the hell, just happened? Of course, I have my excuses, but it’s a weak man’s thing. I should have pulled myself together and go back to work. After all, painting and wargaming is so much fun:). Luckly, I’ve done all of my ‘day job’ urgent fork and I can spend more time for more pleasant activities. No more excuses. Back to work! First. I have to finish Blood Angels  this week …

Game of Travel in Thailand – Battlefield Bangkok Store

My time on Koh Chang has come to the end. It was great 17 days. Little bit of work, but also I’ve found the time for relax – sun bathing, swimming in the sea or simply walking around…plus painting miniatures of course:). Mostly Blood Angels – I need 15 of them to be painted (almost finished, but still few hours to complete…). After Koh Chang I moved to Bangkok for few days. In Bangkok i Had spelendid weekend as well. I’ve eaten some long missed western food (pizza!), watched new Star Wars movie (pew, pew, pew), paint more Space Marines and most of all I’ve visited great wargaming store – Battlefield Bangkok. I’ve been in Bangkok few times before (6 or 7 I suppose), but I’ve been to Battlefield Bangkok only once. It was two years ago – I haven’t even dreamt about running a blog about my travel or playing battles abroad. That was my second time in Asia and I’ve brought with me only 5-6 models to paint. I remember I bought back …

Next stop – Singapore. Gamers@PI Store

Well, despite the title of the post, Sinagpore is not my next stop. It was, that’s true, but it was around ten days ago. Right now I’m having great time in Koh Chang, Thailand. Before Thailand, yes – I was three days (well, two nights to be exact:) in Singapore. I must say – I love Singapore. I don’t know exactly why – but the mixture of so many cultures stuffed in one place, makes me feel really good about this city. I really feel like home there. Some day – I will settle there, at least for few years – that’s my resolution. …but anyway, during my short visit in Singapore I managed somehow to find and visit one hobby store. Google search always help in such situations. From few choices – I picked Gamers@PI Store. It was crazy visit, believe me. I landed at 4pm Friday  and right away after I get to my hotel (2 hours later), I took quick shower and rush to visit Gamers@PI. There are few hobby stores in …