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May the Force be with you........

Tonight saw me venture to an area of wargaming that I have never trod - Star Wars.

Now there was a very good reason for this, my son.

Strangely, at 11 years old, he has more interest in Star Wars than my fine American War of Independence armies. He normally hangs around when I set up a game for my secret wargaming friends, and utters things like, that looks 'ok', and wanders off to watch the Simpsons or some strange Japanese cartoon that I still don't understand.

Tonight was different, we played Star Wars, using some of his collectables, and very quick home made rules.

I was in charge of a Rebel force escaping after blowing up an evil Empire shield Generator My lad was in charge of the Storm Troopers trying to prevent my escapeI simply had to race to the other end of the table to win. The Empire had to stop me. A dice was thrown to see which side of the table the Storm Troopers would arrive each turn.

Oh, he also had a chance of Lord Vader joining the fray, or an AT-ST, or both…

Battle of the lonely Bridge

Thursday evening saw me revisiting Middle Earth, this time I got to play the bad guys. It is somewhat liberating when you can be forgiven for just being plain evil! The only photograph I took of the bridge. This shows the forces of evil bursting over the bridge led by a formidable troll (called Barry - much to the annoyance of the umpire - my secret wargaming friend). Apparently, before the arrival of the evil horde, the world was at peace and all was good. Then my forces arrived to raise the temperature. The premise was simple, I had a force of evil malcontents who were to be evil, and get at least two companies off at the opposite end of the table. All I had opposing where some chaps known as "The Riders of Rohan" - a doddle then.The good guys were played by another secret wargaming friend, of no less fame than the author of the very fine Blog - The Repple Depple Club House. I commend this blog to you, but will throw in one word of caution.....do NOT put too much weight on a…

A visit to Middle Earth

On Wednesday I participated in some wargaming - a rare treat at the moment. I made a Gucci video on iMovie and uploaded it to YouTube. Unfortunately, it appears that the atmospheric music that plays on my iPad failed to make the grade on the YouTube video. I hope you enjoy the pictures. A good night.