Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Gaming Holiday Gifts

Hey all!

Well, like any self-respecting gamer, I did manage to get a few neat pieces of look this holiday season, thanks to my INCREDIBLY generous in-laws.  I did have to suffer a few barbs and arrows (my father in law, a former Army officer and State Trooper said to my father, another former military man, that shopping for me was easy; just pretend you are shopping for a 13 year old) but whatever, it was worth it in the end:)

So... three things I got.

First up, for the XBOX, Battlefield 3.  Already wasted a lot of hours rumbling around in an M1A2 with my best friend blasting buildings to pieces... it is a lot of fun:)

More importantly (to this blog at least) was a year subscription to Wargames Illustrated, and a copy of the "Waterloo" rules (bought at half price, thank god!)

The Waterloo book is VERY impressive, and is a lot of fun to read.  Some beautiful shots of toy soldiers too!  I do love owning lots of books with pictures of toy soldiers in them!

Anyway... I took a few photos to share... and listen, if there is ANY chance either of the Perry twins read this blog, or anyone who knows them happens to... next time I am in England (which will probably be never, as I've never been there and tend to head towards Paris and Florence when I am in Europe) could I please come and hang out?  I want to see all this stuff up close!:)


Der Feldmarschall said...

Very nice! I'm still waiting for my copy of Waterloo to come in the mail. :(

Ray Rousell said...

A great eye candy book, even if you don't use the rules!!

Der Alte Fritz said...

What is the issue # of the WI copy that you show in the picture? Its AWI content looks like it would be interesting and I'd like to obtain a copy (but need to know the issue #)


Author said...


It is issue 291. Pretty good AWI content, but not amazing. Some good historical stuff. I do wish WI had a few more photos of really beautiful miniature set ups in their magazines:)