Friday 15th April 2016
Finished another Dr Who book:
The setting is predictable (pseudo-medieval cyberpunk) but the twists and turns make it more enjoyable than might be expected. Justin Richards manages to spin a decent yarn in spite of his choice of Dr Who incarnation. I never found Matt Smith particularly inspiring in this role and his 'companions' ranged from drips to spoiled brats. Luckily the doctor's aid in this book is a 'guest' local.
Saturday 16th April 2016
Zulus versus British Imperialists using "Battles for Empire" v2. Bob had devised a scenario whereby the Brits had to cross the board and raid the enemy Kraal. Random reinforcements would arrive on the Zulu horns or loins. In order to get 'horn' troops the C-in-C had to throw either very high or very low. After 12 turns nothing had turned up on the right and precious little on the left.
Fortunately I was allocated some units from the loins else I would have had nothing to do. To cries of "Usuthu" we bore down upon the enemy. In spite of acoustic warfare from the opposition (terrible renditions of "Men of Harlech") we scattered horsemen to the four winds. Unfortunately bullets have no respect for Zulu manhood so by close of play we no longer had the numbers to break the Imperialists - but we had given them a bloody nose!
On the other table a Franco-Prussian 6mm game was played to the "1870" rules.
Sunday 17th April 2016
I spent all afternoon freezing my socks off outside Mytholmroyd Community Centre. That wouldn't have been so bad if I had managed to buy anything at the Halifax model shop. It was just one of those days that I should have stayed in bed.