Drove out to Saskatoon to spend last weekend with Tim, his family, and some other friendly folks, playing Shadow War: Armageddon. I didn’t take a ton of pictures, since I was playing, but Tim documented the fun on his blog:
On top of all that hospitality, conversation, and gaming, I had some lovely meals and “enjoyed” about 19 hours of driving on the prairies (good opportunity to catch up on podcasts; been on a true crime kick lately, so on the way back I got through 6 episodes of Atlanta Monster).
A big thank you to my friend Tim, who noticed that I’d made a post or two on Facebook looking for this, found one, and sent it to me.
I’d been looking for this figure for ages, and I’m genuinely touched by Tim’s thoughtfulness and generosity. Thank you!
I made the trek out to Saskatoon in February, 2014, to play in Tim Brown’s annual birthday wargaming tournament. The game was “Ronin” from Osprey Publishing.
I’d had a few packs of 28mm Wargames Foundry Samurai (formerly the Citadel “Oriental Heroes” range) kicking around for a year or two. Even though they aren’t historically accurate by any stretch, I liked the chunky cartoony style of the sculpts.
Started working on them (about 30-35 figures) in early December (including one lonely Dixon Miniatures ronin), along with a few PlastCraft terrain pieces. I also grabbed some scale cherry blossom trees from a dollhouse supplier on eBay and mounted them on 4Ground bases.
I had a great weekend, met some terrific folks, and got in a solid amount of gaming.
Tim’s battle reports and commentary on the weekend are here and here.
I’m planning on making the trek out to Saskatoon in February this year, as well. Looking forward to it!