Friday 24 February 2012

The many angles of a wargamer

I borrow this from Grog News blog, I found it particularly funny

Talking about which, are you rally open with your friends, relatives and work colleagues about your hobby?

Sunday 19 February 2012

Stalingrad Part VIII & IX: The End is Nigh...

After along spell since December in our Stalingrad campaign due to the Christmas Holidays and other personal obligations, over the past two weeks we have played two additional turns. The first was a night turn which brought very little news or action, as both sides were truly exhausted and invested the dark hours in reinforcing weak units and consolidating their lines, in the eve of the definitive assault of the Factory Building (the key objective of this campaign)

A general view of the Factory and surroundings

Friday 10 February 2012

The Phantom Menace (3D) disappointing experience and more

This is an off-topic comment for this blog, a sort of a film review. I went to see this afternoon the Phantom Menace in 3D with my 12 years-old kid. You should know that we're both Star War´s die-hards and when the film was shown the first time in the theaters (1999), he was not even born yet. We have seen the whole 6-films saga many times in DVD, but he's never watched not a single one film in a large screen. So I thought yesterday, after arriving from a long 5-day business trip, that it would be nice spending a father/son afternoon, and sharing a common interest (...I'm not a PS3 guy, I'm afraid)".

After the school finished today at midday and sharing a "nice" lunch ( McDonalds...), with all the excitement we hit the cinema at 16.00...lights off...Star Wars theme...  "In a Galaxy, far and away...."  Well, in the end a real very disappointing experience. The new 3D tricks are no good at all, do not add any real value to the watching experience.