Thursday, 12 December 2019

Going north ... and wargaming Freemasons (Part 1)

I am off to Sheffield this morning to see an old friend and fellow wargamer installed as Worshipful Master of his Masonic Lodge. This will be a nice break for me, and as the two Masons who are visiting with me are also wargamers, I'll be able to combine two of my hobbies into one event!

Coincidentally, yesterday I received an email from a Leicestershire Mason about the possibility of setting up a Masonic Wargaming Group or Club. The idea is that we try to meet up every so often, have a wargame or two, and raise money for charity. The impetus behind this idea came about after a very senior Freemason (the Deputy Grand Master, Jonathan Spence) mentioned in an interview that was published earlier this year in Summer 2019 issue of FREEMASONRY TODAY that one of his hobbies was painting 28mm-scale wargame figures.

A letter to the editor in response to this article was published in the Autumn 2019 issue of the magazine, and since then several wargaming Masons – led by our Leicestershire Brother – have been in contact with each other with an eye to organising an informal group or club for wargaming Freemasons.


  1. Hi Bob- Hope you've had time to Vote. Will Boris make it back in? Will Brexit finally go ahead? These are some of the Questions we'll have the answers to soon - hopefully the Country will be united and go forward peacefully and with purpose. Best Wishes. KEV.

    1. Kev Robertson,

      I vote by post as it’s more convenient.

      As to the result ... well, it looks as if Brexit has been the real deciding issue, and hopefully everyone will now realise that it has to be taken enacted as quickly as possible so that the other major political issues facing the UK can be debated and dealt with.

      All the best,


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    1. Ross Mac,

      The journey to Sheffield was not good (six hours to drive 180 miles!) but it was worth it. As to the election ... well, it’s over, and the result has been decisive. Hopefully this means that UK politics can now move forward and start dealing with something other than Brexit.

      All the best,



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