Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Picture Of The Week - No 44 - CCKW Nest

Comment:  This weeks picture was taken by a guy who owns a CCKW truck like myself.  He's been storing the vehicle outside, and went to move it after it had been stood for a while.  Fortunately he went to check under the bonnet before starting the engine.  That nest is right up against that fan blade...

Saturday, 18 April 2015

STAR WARS 7 - The Force Awaken Trailer #2

Simply couldn't resist posting this :)

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Picture Of The Week - No 43 - Gaming


The Tapestry

The Tapestry is an interesting web site dedicated to the SAGA rules.  Well worth a look.  Link

Friday, 10 April 2015

Warhammer: This is the Way the World Ends

This is an interesting article in pastemagazine.com about the direction GW is taking Warhammer. Worth a read...  Link

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

SAGA tournament iMovie trailer

SAGA tournament iMovie trailer
Posted by Scott McKenzie on Monday, 6 April 2015

Monday, 6 April 2015

SAGA - Byzantine Vangarian Guard

Having recently been smitten by the SAGA system bug, this last Thursday was an opportunity to dust off some very old (for the most part badly painted as well) figures stored deep within my loft.  In the 1980s John Savage ran a medieval campaign which prompted many of our gaming group to invest in armies to use with the Lance rule set.  Myself I invested in a Byzantine army.  Some years later around 2002 this army after some re-basing and re-organisation was used for several large WAB games.  Now in 2015 the figures are being used again ! :)  Being such a noob to the rules and still very unfamiliar with the Byzantine battleboard I decided to keep things easy for myself and opted for the simplest possible army I could come up with.

1 x Warlord - Emperor Basileus  (mounted)
2 x Units if Heathguard (8 men in each) - Vangarian Guard with their trade-mark double-handed axes.
The battleboard gives a total of 15 order options, depending on troop mix.  By restricting myself to the selection above, only 5 of the 15 were open to me.

So how did I do, I hear you ask.  Well the answer is 'fine thanks'.  I locked horns with Theo and Anglo Saxon warband in what was a slightly chaotic but enjoyable 6 player game.


Basically I got lucky in that Theo was very restricted space wise on an over-crowded table, plus I screwed up with the rules and in retrospect realise that I awarded myself some bonus hits with the Strategikon order that I shouldn't have (not all troops were within Short).  Against an enemy with more movement and or missile weapons I think I would struggle badly with this unit mix, so I'll be thinking of a different set-up for this next week.

16 Spitfires Flying Together The Sound of Victory

16 Spitfires Flying Together The Sound of Victory " Goosebumps "
Posted by NASV.org - Veteran Support Center on Sunday, 4 May 2014

Comment: Awesome sound !

Sunday, 5 April 2015



A drunk man who smelled of beer sat down on a subway next to a priest. The man's tie was stained, his face was plastered with red lipstick, and a half-empty bottle of gin was sticking out of his torn coat pocket.

He opened his newspaper and began reading. After a few minutes the man turned to the priest and asked, "Say Father, what causes arthritis?"

The priest replies, "My Son, it's caused by loose living, being with cheap, wicked women, too much alcohol, contempt for your fellow man, sleeping around with prostitutes and lack of a bath."

The drunk muttered in response, "Well, I'll be damned”, Then returned to his paper.

The priest, thinking about what he had said, nudged the man and apologized. "I'm very sorry. I didn't mean to come on so strong. How long have you had arthritis?"

The drunk answered, "I don't have it, Father. I was just reading here that the Pope does."

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Battle of Waterloo: Cambridge University Library uncovers rarely seen treasures

The 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo is being marked with an exhibition of records rarely seen by the public at Cambridge University Library.  See the full article on the BBC website: Link.