Wow, lots has happened since my last post! I've managed to get the computer back up and fully operational in case Admiral Ackbar attempts to blow it up again. So, without further ado, its catch-up time!
This year's FlamesCon (our LWGT) went quite well. As always I've learned some new things to keep in mind for next year, but I think the Battlefront team delivered a successful weekend, if I do say so myself! Here's a couple of photos I've trawled from the internet as I managed to leave my camera at home on no fewer than three occasions! Thanks to Gavin, Dan, and Casey for these snaps:
|Lots of Kampfgruppe Peiper forces, which was great to see!|
|Nodnol's Cool Motostrelk|
|"Do you think its safe to cross, Herr Reid?" |
"Ja! What's the worse that could happen?"
"We could lose 1-6, sir."
"Excellent. Panzers, marsch!"
|Separated at birth?|
|Herr Reid's Display Board|
|Lee's Fantastic Diorama|
War of FlamesThis year Sean and I ran an arcade game called War of Flames. If you don't already know about this little time-sink, go have a look at the rules here...
In a nutshell, its a parody on First Person Shooter games (mainly Battlefield 1942) using the Flames Of War system. Each player controls a singly figure. Using one of five classes (Scout, Assault, Medic, Engineer, and Anti-tank) players battle it out for the high score. If you have a chance to play a game, drop me a line and let me know how it went!
It was quite fun to run and play. Sean and I ran a few basic death matches during the day, and a great big D-Day assault after hours. There was some pretty epic scenes played out that night on the beaches of Normandy!
Shifting Sands 2013Shifting Sands is an event put on by the Arizona Desert Rats. I had the privilege to attend one of their events in 2008 and I am excited to be able to attend this years (actually next year's) event on the 12-13 January 2013. The theme for this year is the Battle of the Bulge, so how could I resist?
For more information about the event go here...
Anyway, together with Mark Francis, I've been "blogging" about my force and getting it painted, so be sure to follow our progress on the main Flames Of War site. In the mean time, here's a few photos stolen from today's update of my US Engineers in progress:
|One of my Rifle Platoons (I have one more, but I need to work on my proper engineers next)|
|My 105 battery. I've got a battery of 155s as well.|
You can see Mark's and my lists and progress here:
Commandos vs. Engineers Part I ...
Commandos vs. Engineers Part II ...
Commandos vs. Engineers Part III ...
Alright! Well, that about catches me up. Next week we are hosting Steve from WWPD, so I'll try to sneak in a little update at some point to let you all know how his visit is coming along!
Thanks again for reading,