French-controlled islands there. Seeds for a joint naval/land campaign will surely be planted as Jack Aubrey struggles with his mission.
Although there’s a lot of highoctane machismo and the situations seem a little contrived, there’s not much wrong with the tactics shown.
Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne is a fast-paced journal of a US naval officer’s attempts to make sense of, and survive, a zombie apocalypse. Layout-wise, the book is interesting: as well as the dayby-day entry aspect of it, there are photos and diagrams ‘taped’ into the book along with a few handwritten notes in the margin and the odd stain. I’m probably preaching to the choir on this one (unless you’re a comic-book purist), but if not see if you can catch season three of The Walking Dead (starting this side of the Atlantic on October 19th). After the Comic Con panel in July, I can’t wait to see all the new faces…
Going to have to break out the D12s and the ‘Hard to Kill’ rule to make this work in Force on Force…
Guilty pleasure alert! Strike Back: Vengeance has started on Sky1 and though it seems unlikely to win anything at the Emmys (though it did get nominated this year!) this Special Forces romp might just tempt you into a military/espionage-themed roleplaying game.
The Wargames Holiday Centre in Hampshire seems like a wonderful idea. A huge gaming area with custom made terrain and beautifully painted figures from just about any era you can think of. I’m seriously considering organising a visit with a few friends – bed & breakfast, refreshments, some great gaming and a few pints afterwards. All I need is the brownie points for the weekend away!
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