19 September 2009

14 September 2009

Vent Towers

Found this great article on recycling old PC components into industrial style terrain perfect for AT-43. I'm very impressed with the end result: http://at-43.understairs.nl/index.php?cat=Terrain&page=Vent%20Towers

08 September 2009

Sci Fi Sound Effects...

This is amusing, and perhaps useful for all those sci fi games, especially Space Hulk for which this was designed
With due credit to Tabletop Gaming News for the link

06 September 2009

Fathers Day Battle of Clusium

Given my kids are with their Mum this Fathers Day, and I'm at home nursing my good lady through her recent tonsilectomy, I naturally took the opportunity for a bit of gaming....
Game of choice was Command and Colours:Ancients, a Richard Borg game published by GMT Games. I had only just finished sticking all the stickers onto the unit blocks last week, so this was the inaugural game using the 2nd Expansion, covering the Barbarians and Rome.
The two pics show the inital setup and the view at the end of the game which was a historic 6-3 victory to the Gauls. I used a solo system I developed (after reading many forums) playing Memoir 44, another Borg game covering WW2 utilising the same card based system.
Essentially I played one side, in this case the Romans, and dealt the cards out normally. Each turn however, I only played the next card in the Gaulish hand, without looking at all the others. this way I had no idea what my 'opponent' was going to do next. I then played that card in the best tactical way I could..too well it turned out!!

JFK docking in Malta

Have you ever considered how big a USN nuclear powered aircraft carrier really is? This shot gives a good relationship of its size to something else like buildings, cars

02 September 2009

70th Anniversary of WW2

Today marks the 70th Anniversary of the commencement of WW2, initiated by the German Battleship Schleswig-Holstein at 0445 when she commenced bombarding coastal forts near Gdansk, Poland ahead of the German ground offensive.