Thursday 12 February 2009

Operations hampered by bad weather!

Gaming activity over the past week consisted of Martin Rapier's offering of Operation Blockbuster as a Megablitz game (see more on Martin's 'The Games We Play' blog). John Armatys and I made convincing tired Germans while, for the Allies, Nick Mitchell got stuck in to the fighting while Jerry Elsmore struggled with traffic control and logistics.

Martin provided virtually all of the (20mm) toys while I mechanized the Canadian infantry in a Kangaroo and a de-frocked Priest. I knew that Kangaroo would come in handy. I really should paint the other one! I also unleashed my Ersatz rail gun - see photo - can you guess how I made it? (Cue cries from the cheap seats of "badly!")

I also managed an Airsoft outing on Sunday. This saw the debut of my new G3A3 rifle which achieved a few long-range 'kills'.

The weather hasn't really restricted me (not being a soft southerner) although I did call off a business trip to Somerset on Thursday. Other than that my Honda CR-V has taken me everywhere I pointed it including, on Sunday, across a snowy field! Only to be greeted by my dear friends Andrew and Heidi muttering "Bloody show-off!"

More airsofting planned for this weekend, but I'll try to do some painting too.


Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

We want pictures of the rail gun!

Speaking as a 'soft' southerner, my 4x4 also had an outing during the recent snow 'darn sarf', and coped very well indeed. It merrily ploughed through the snow and ice, only stopping to let mummy muppets - who were also driving 4x4s but without knowing how to - try to drop their darling kiddies off at closed schools.

Education! Education! Education! (except that that should really ready Child-minding! Child-minding! Child-minding!; God forbid that parents who have an extra day or two off work due to bad weather should have to spend their 'free' time with their children!).

Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

I like the rail gun.

I have seen similar models in my local branch of Modelzone but they were not mounted on railways wheeels and did not have quite such a long barrel.

A very clever way of making something that is very large in real life fit (and look 'right') on the tabeltop