Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
Prior to seeing The Hobbit I had heard that critics were saying "it's too long, unless you're a Tolkien geek." That made me think that Peter Jackson got it right. While naturally making the movies is a money-making venture, I also think that a good part of Jackson's motivations is to do Tolkien's work justice, and to make the movies something that will last decades, rather than a film that will start strong and flame out in a few weeks to be forgotten and/or forever reviled as trash (q.v., anything made by Michael Bay).
Friday, December 21, 2012
Needless to say they were all rejected--if they weren't, trust me, I'd be blabbing about it.
Yet, since they were rejected, that means I can post my submissions here. So over the next several posts I intend to serialize my short story of a battle between Tau and Imperial forces, The Battle of the T'nar'o, and I will subsequently serialize the first three chapters of each of my novel submissions. Only War chronicles with the political maneuverings that spark a massive war between the Imperium and the Tau, while The Charge of the Danoans focuses on a specific campaign in the early stages of the war.
Monday, December 17, 2012
I haven't bought many miniatures this year, for various reasons, but one of them was to save up so I could buy a Realm of Battle Gameboard. These days I don't get much time to game, and I am not always able to play in my garage using my using gaming table--frequently I have to travel. So I found the portability of the Realm of Battle Gameboard very appealing. So I thought I'd give this thing a try and see how it works out.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Sherman from the new Flames of War Boxed Set Open Fire!, I've finished my first armoured platoon consisting of three Shermans and one Sherman Firefly. As with the first Sherman, I painted them up as Canadian tanks, forming a platoon in C Squadron, 10th Armoured Regiment (The Fort Garry Horse), which was part of the 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade.
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