This blog will will contain my rather pedantic ramblings on my experiences within the miniature war gaming hobby. There will be informative how-to’s, thrilling battle reports and thought provoking editorials. I fully expect that history will one day view the contents of this blog on par with Homer’s Illiad or Newton’s Principalia. Or it's a complete waste of time.
Not a lot has been accomplished on the modeling workbench other than some work on the brass sails for the USS Essex - a 32 gun frigate in 1/1200 scale. After I took this picture a bit more progress was made as the hull and deck got their initial painting applied. I should finish the Essex next weekend and then may take a break from the 1/1200 Langtons for a bit. Next up will be some 15mm Flames of War units for an upcoming tournament.
Last weekend I did get a chance to play the Lord of the Rings card game from Fantasy Flight Games. To be honest, I was very dubious about the game and most card games in general. My concerns were misplaced, the LOTR card game is a lot of fun to play and does a surprisingly good job of conveying the feel for Middle Earth to the point I was recalling how much I enjoyed the books when I first read them in High School (yes the printing presses existed back then). Thanks to Steve MacLauchlan for taking the time to teach a gaming luddite such as myself the key points of the game.