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Behind the Screen: Miniature Wargaming


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Ever wonder who’s pulling the strings around here and making things work? While keeping your website up and running is our primary goal while we’re in the office (and hey, when we’re not too), it’s what happens in our spare time that makes us an interesting bunch. From our talented developers to experienced support staff and business folks, we wanted to give you a behind the scenes look at some of our pair Networks staff.

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Alan is our Lead Software Developer with nearly 15 years at pair Networks. As a self-described Jack of All Trades, it was tough to choose just one of Alan’s projects to talk about.

When I first talked with Alan about Miniature Wargaming, I’ll have to admit I wasn’t quite sure what to expect aside from something resembling a version of the game Risk. But, as it turns out, there’s much more to this hobby than I could have ever imagined. When I asked Alan what interested him the most about Miniature Wargaming he replied, “It allows me to exercise a wide variety of interests” by providing “the perfect mix of game and hobby” and to “celebrate history”.

Since 2000, Alan has been painting miniatures and building terrain for this complex hobby that comes with various rules of play. With games often based on historical events, Alan’s favorite period to reenact is Ancient – Medieval times with dates ranging from ~ 3000 BC – 1400 AD. With a combination of both skill and chance, this hobby offers a diverse experience that puts both the creative and the tactical senses to use.

While Miniature Wargaming is only one of Alan’s many creative outlets, it was one that I was interested in learning more about, especially after seeing the artistry involved.

Stay tuned for our next edition of Behind the Screen. We hope you enjoyed.