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FnF and Other Randomness

I'm certainly behind uploading some of the latest battles from The Dice Devils crew. A lot has been happening in preparation for our exodus to Historicon to play in their Flames of War 'Nationals' event, as well as a doubles event being held the Thursday before the rest of the convention really kicks off. We'll be attempting to gain access to the WWPD podcast while we're there and if you're not familiar with WWPD and it's network of tabletop, board and online gaming shenanigans...I know......let's have a spelling contest.

I had a chance to take a short video on a re-vamped Canadian list vs. my back up German 1780 point Infantry with a hodge podge of everything from 88's to Tiger I E's running around and assaulting unsuccessfully. I have been hard at work attempting to finish my US Para Coy in time for July. So far, with work being so busy and life in general getting in the way of my ability to sit without being distracted and paint when it's so damn nice outside, is tough to do. (cough)GOLFING(cough)

Sorry about the camera angle, I am not used to filming with this phone in the upright position and will do all my other vids in the standard 'wide screen' format from now on. I'll likely resurrect my Samsung Wave for pics and filming since it will do HD and takes great pics as well. I also do not like the fact that I have to film in segments on my current HTC OneX. This was an interesting game and I had fun playing against Rob for maybe the third or fourth time ever. It's nice to see him playing more and getting some more stuff painted and on the table. I also need to keep track of turns and try and get the WHOLE picture, but it's tough to play, film and keep track of what I am trying to accomplish during the game.


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