Wednesday, June 20, 2012

News and a few thoughts

HI All,

I hope the typhoon of last night wasn't too bad for all of you, I was stuck in the train for 3 hours, but being seated and having my I pod I managed to enjoy some movies. I finished watching the Dirty Dozen and I started the Big Red 1, good movies and with the carriage being shaken by the strong wind it was almost like being on the battlefield.

This morning I payed for the room for our session in August on the 19th. Thanks Brian for booking the room, it is great to have your help.

The next 2 events then, are on the 15th of July and on the 19th of August, there is plenty of time before the events, but I would strongly suggest to start planning for your next game, contacting people and painting figures (for those who do).

Last weekend we met at my apartment (wife and kids are in Italy right now!) and we gave a try to the Saga Rules from Gripping beast. There where some fantastic miniatures from Rod's collection of superbly painted Vikings, some hyper old (mouth watering) Vikings from Robert, you can see some photos here)
Least but not last my Heroic-Bad ass-Super hard core Anglo Saxons.

The game went really well and it was a lot of fun, the vikings were attacking a village and the Saxons had to defend and repel the pagan menace, we also threw in some civilian figures to give that litle extra realism to the game.
Soon I will be able to post some pictures please bear with me.

I would also like to thank all the blogger that have been posting their comments and I would like to encourage them to keep writing us! Thank you lads.

The Battlefield in a Box river sections ended being a very low level gaming product, poorly manufactured.
The retailer I bought it from said that all other stock they have is in the same condition as what I bought and that they would refund me if I ship at my expenses those peices back. Well that's not gonna happen! in the end I will glue those sections on woode boards and we will repaind them.

The question I asked myself is what was the point of buying prepainted terrain pieces?
I ame to teh conclusion and confirmation of my thoughts about wargaming that it is a work of love and passion, when you try to make it a sort of supermarket-like product it looses its quality and credibility. That's sad!
This is about it, I will be away untli mid July in my home town of Turin enjoying friends, family and the occasional giant Italian style party with tons o' food and wine.

See you soon


1 comment:

  1. Have a nice trip Giovanni,
    Sounds like a lot of fun was had!!!