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Offline tin shed gamer

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Re: Duncan MacFarlane 1948 - 2021
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2021, 04:03:28 PM »
Not much one can say
I was looking forward to seeing him there myself.
Funny how everyones recollection involves a pint that costs twice as much as you thought.
I always found him wry in ale where as Jim could get quite dark.
Running out of people to have a pint or coffee with at show's.That never really want anything from you other than a chat.
Last time I saw him at a show .He put his hand on my shoulder and winked saying 'I think you'd like the Ice cream van' and toddle off.( it had beer.)
He knew that I'd need one after the conversation I was currently stuck in.
Mark.
« Last Edit: June 09, 2021, 04:05:13 PM by tin shed gamer »

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Re: Duncan MacFarlane 1948 - 2021
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2021, 01:10:38 AM »
RIP Duncan. I never met him but enjoyed WI immensely. Very sorry not to have as he sounds like he was terrifically good value.

Receiving the monthly WI brown envelope when I was living in an isolated posting overseas was always a highlight in any given month and I'll always thank him for that.

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Re: Duncan MacFarlane 1948 - 2021
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2021, 07:10:25 PM »
Hi Folks

We're sending Duncan on his way tomorrow at 11.15am

If you remember, raise a glass to the old boy tomorrow dinner time.

(Leffe Blonde was his favourite tipple)

Nick

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Re: Duncan MacFarlane 1948 - 2021
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2021, 07:14:24 PM »
I hope it goes as well as these things can Nick.

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Re: Duncan MacFarlane 1948 - 2021
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2021, 10:11:25 PM »
When I lived in Harborne the Birmingham show was only 15 minutes walk away. I knew Duncan would travel down by train the day before so offered him accommodation for the night. He graciously accepted. He got up before me and when I went down for breakfast he was watching telly. I asked why he was watching Michaela Strachan and he replied 'what better way to start the day'. Every time I see Michaela on the box I think of him.
Lovely bloke, very sad loss.
John

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Re: Duncan MacFarlane 1948 - 2021
« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2021, 05:24:37 AM »
If you remember, raise a glass to the old boy tomorrow dinner time.

Yes, I think I might just do that.

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Re: Duncan MacFarlane 1948 - 2021
« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2021, 06:16:53 AM »
Me too

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Re: Duncan MacFarlane 1948 - 2021
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2021, 11:18:21 AM »
Raising a tankard to Dunc at lunchtime today.  I didn’t know him as long, or as well, as many, but he was hugely welcoming when I joined Newark Irregulars in the early 90s - I recall being entrusted with a large part of his 25mm Fire and Fury collection during a 16 x 6’ battle that just happened to be going off one night.  Dunc was a gentleman gamer who also printed
 my first article in Wargames Illustrated magazine. He was an enthusiastic, if irregular, participant in our WAB events that Steve Jones and I used to run in Newark…Andy Hawes recalled one incident where Dunc had failed to get his Scots Irish painted for an Arthurian event, so had somehow slipped some goblins in instead. 

Anyway, farewell Duncan.  I hope that your Elysian Fields are well stocked with books, dice, beer and good company to match your own.

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Re: Duncan MacFarlane 1948 - 2021
« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2021, 11:22:40 AM »
He had an eye for the pretty girls John, even though a confirmed bachelor he had a whole network of female friends.

Those Goblins are still in the Wargames Illustrated figure collection James, I saw them again recently and laughed as I told Dan about how they 'proxied' for Duncs Irish army at your event. The ridiculous thing about that was he was surrounded by friends with Dark Age figures to spare, but no, he had to use these old Hinchcliffe Goblins.

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Re: Duncan MacFarlane 1948 - 2021
« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2021, 05:02:19 AM »
Sadly, I met with Duncan on too few occasions and will, now, never get the chance to put this right. When I did have the opportunity to talk to him the conversation, invariably, quickly moved to jazz music which always felt somewhat amusing at wargames shows. Yes, he clearly had an alternative approach to life but that’s what makes people fun and interesting to talk with (and listen to). Our hobby is so much the richer thanks to Duncan and having read the comments above I will ensure tonight I am armed with a bottle of Leffe Blond to drink to his memory and say “thank you”.
Put your trust in God and keep your powder dry!

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Re: Duncan MacFarlane 1948 - 2021
« Reply #25 on: June 30, 2021, 06:54:08 PM »
Jazz.

We didn't know Duncs favourite tracks, but we sent him on his way to this one, I'm sure he'd have approved:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmDDOFXSgAs

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Re: Duncan MacFarlane 1948 - 2021
« Reply #26 on: June 30, 2021, 09:50:37 PM »
I’m sure he would have to 👍

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Re: Duncan MacFarlane 1948 - 2021
« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2021, 05:03:05 AM »
Jazz.

We didn't know Duncs favourite tracks, but we sent him on his way to this one, I'm sure he'd have approved:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmDDOFXSgAs
Lol on my Monday Morning playlist. :D

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Re: Duncan MacFarlane 1948 - 2021
« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2021, 09:25:23 PM »
Just a final note about Duncan. He had amassed a huge Military History library, probably around 3000 books, for Wargames Illustrated.
It was maintained for Duncan's use, but now WI don't want a book collection that size. Caliver Books have taken on the task of selling them for charity, you can get a bit of Duncs collection here: https://www.caliverbooks.com/news.php?

 

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