Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Here comes the wolf train!

Lots of talk on the interweb about the flexibilty of the rules in the new Space Wolves codex. A few days ago I briefly saw the fun that might be had with using them for Deathwing... Then thought naaaa.
Then on the flight today I remembered my brief and light daliance with CSM in early 4th Ed. I put together a warband that me and a few buddies were using in a weekend campaign. Called it the Hunt, and I put it together using a mix of SW and CSM bitz. I think it was pre- Eye of Terror, so guess I'd thought up 13th company!

I think I'll have a play with a few small army lists...

The Hunt will ride again!

Trapped in Brussels

Last friday I got stuck in Brussels airport. Travel often enough, and it's inevitable that you'll see that frustrating flashing red next to your departure on the little screen.
For the first time, I was warned that there was a delay,
Last friday, the good men and women of Brussels airport traffic control tower had a two hour strike, 6 to 8 pm. The check in desk predicted we'd be away by 8.15 (I nodded with certainty that we wouldn't be leaving at 8.15).
We finally set out at 10.30pm. I got home 12.30 in the morning, three and a half hours late.

Granted, the details of my trip and personal inconvenience are relatively minor.
It did get me thinking though, as I sat in the pergatory of Brussels airport, what inconvenience are the air traffic controllers experiencing that they feel the need to strike?

What is their grievance to stop thousands of people from going home?

Monday, 7 September 2009

Mmm Shrimp cocktail - District 9

Girlfriend and I went to see District 9 on Saturday, and both quite enjoyed it.

It had imaginative alien weapons, a well thought out premise, and excellent acting from unknowns. After a quiet (not dull) start, the action steadily ramped up to full speed with plenty of gibs. For me, as far as effects go, the Mech unit was one of the best realised I've ever seen.