Friday, August 31, 2012

New Byzantium: Weird World War II T-34 with Vibrocannon

New Byzantium: Weird World War II T-34 with Vibrocannon: More Weird World War 2 from the Workbench T-34 Hovertank with Ultrasonic Vibroccannon Anti-Aircraft gun, shoots a concentrated burst o...

New Byzantium: Weird World War II T-34 Railgun Tank Destroyer

New Byzantium: Weird World War II T-34 Railgun Tank Destroyer: Next up, the T-34 Tank Destroyer with Railgun. It fires a frisbee shaped very hard steel disk, which generates lift at a very high veloc...

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Neil Armstrong: A Quiet Hero Who Left His Mark On History

Look tonight at the moon. And think of Neil Armstrong, reluctant hero, the quiet man whose footsteps still rest upon the moon and in history.

Armstrong was a pilot first and foremost, and with the dust flying, craters looming and fuel running low on July 20, 1969, he never wavered. As everyone else on Earth held their breath on that day, his heartbeat never changed as he and co-pilot Buzz Aldrin made the first piloted landing upon the moon

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Lines Of Wellington

Last summer, the cinema world lost the great, prolific and distinctive filmmaker Raul Ruiz. Probably best known to contemporary audiences for "The Mysteries Of Lisbon," the Cannes winner has in the middle of preparations for his next film, "The Lines Of Wellington," which was set to center around the Battle Of Bussaco in 1810 and the French invasion of Portugal. Well, fans will be relieved to know the movie is still happening.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

"Twenty Answers"...My Take

My two cents....before taxes...)


1. Favourite Wargaming period and why? 
What day is it? Here would be a good time to admit that I am
a game/period-oholic, I like so many types and time periods in
gaming but to sum up, 15mm anything post 1860, 25/28mm
anything up to 1860, exceptions...yes there are always
exceptions...starships,sail, 6mm armor....etc etc....

 2. Next period, money no object? 
Building a 20mm armored force at the reason
really just looked cool and I went with it...)

 3. Favourite 5 films? 
Megaforce(a guilty pleasure) Aliens,
Battle Of The Bulge,Saving Private Ryan,
and A Bridge Too Far

 4. Favourite 5 TV series? 
Star Trek (TOS), Doctor Who, Stargate, The Rat Patrol,
Anything on the Military Channel!

5. Favourite book and author?  
Way too many here but if I have to pick:
BERSERKER by Fred Saberhagen

 6. Greatest General? 
Patton because he believed he was most of the better ones...)

 7. Favourite Wargames rules? can be modified to do anything...)
Comitatus...great set of Dark age rules.
WRG Renaissance...if I ever get back to
my pike and shot troops gathering dust!

 8. Favourite Sport and team?
Never cared......

9. If you had a only use once time machine, when and where would you go? 
10,000 BC Turkey would like to see just how old human civilization truly is.

10. Last meal on Death Row? 
They'll never catch me...)

 11. Fantasy relationship and why?
I think they are all fantasies at first but sadly we often wake up.

 12. If your life were a movie, who would play you?
Sean Connery ....I've always wanted to be taller...)

    13. Favourite Comic Superhero?
Sgt Rock...was a DC comic I grew up on.

   14. Favourite Military quote? 
"There seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today"
Also probably the best understatement of the last century,
my thanks Admiral of the Fleet David Richard Beatty!

 15. Historical destination to visit? 

 16. Biggest Wargaming regret?
the second wife...)

  17. Favourite Fantasy job? 
Own a wargames shop!

 18. Favourite Song Top 5? 
Jethro Tull: Mountain Men, Broadsword,Hunting Girl.
Nickelback: Hero. Staind:Outside.

19. Favourite Wargaming Moment?
When I designed a boarding action in 15mm for a Star Fleet Battles
scale space game...and the look of shock on the players as it was presented

20.The miserable Git question what upsets you?
The Napoleonic gamer obsessed by facing colors and piping etc...)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

R.I.P. Harry Harrison

R.I.P. Harry Harrison, creator of the Stainless Steel Rat, Bill the Galactic Hero, and Soylent Green

If Harry Harrison had only created "Slippery" Jim DiGriz, the roguish hero of the Stainless Steel Rat books, he would deserve a high place in science fiction history. But he also wrote dozens of other novels, including the hilarious Bill the Galactic Hero saga, the proto-Steampunk classic A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah!, and the novel that became the movie Soylent Green, Make Room! Make Room!.

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Friday, August 10, 2012

A fist full of Plastic: News from the Bosnian Front Pt. IIV

A fist full of Plastic: News from the Bosnian Front Pt. IIV: The Republican spoiler attack into the Noddist rear was a success, despite costing a full company of T-55s. The attack destroyed a battery o...

A fist full of Plastic: News from the Bosnian Front Pt. II

A fist full of Plastic: News from the Bosnian Front Pt. II: Flushed with success from knocking out a Nod BRDM platoon, Republican forces await the advancing Nod forces. A company of Republican T...

A fist full of Plastic: News from the Bosnian Front. Pt. I

A fist full of Plastic: News from the Bosnian Front. Pt. I: One of the wargaming campaign backgrounds that I use for modern games, is that of  an "alternate history" version of the breakup of Yugoslav...

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Super Galactic Dreadnought: GuadaComaCon game schedule

Super Galactic Dreadnought: GuadaComaCon game schedule: UPDATE (TUESDAY EVENING):  Due to requests from the various people running games, I've rearranged the schedule a little bit. Here's the te...

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Good By To An Old Friend

I came home from work this morning and found our 13 year old
female miniature dachshund Baby had passed away in her sleep
right in her favorite sleeping spot by my chair. She had been ill
for a short time but, it did not seem to be that serious,
and I had thought she would recover but, alas no...

She was a big part of our family and will be sorely missed...