Wednesday, 27 May 2015
Watch out for that as....
Had great fun on Saturday. I went to a local game store and had a day playing X-Wing, the Star Wars game that I play.
Each player brought his own squadron of 3 to 5 ships (there is a point system that allows a range of ships to be used while keeping the game reasonably fair - Han Solo flying the Millennium Falcon costs the same as about 4 of the cheapest TIE Fighters), meaning that there was a nice variety of stuff on show. I was Imperial and used a shuttle and a pair of very deadly TIE fighter variants. Other players were Rebels or Scum (mercenaries and bounty hunters).
I won one of my three games, one was a draw. The two I lost were very close and could have gone either way. One ended when my opponent had a sudden rush of good dice just as time was called, while in the other one I managed to ram my last surviving ship into an asteroid. But surely that is a classic way for a TIE fighter to die?
Here is a photo of one of the games, with everyone getting up close and personal:
Good fun had by all!
Meanwhile, the wildlife in our garden is doing well, and I managed to snap this pic the other day. I can't resist a flower with a bug on it, for some reason, so much better than just having the flower, don't you think? This flower is on one of our pond plants. Those are lily pads in the background.
Our bird table continues to thrive too, with daily visits from sparrows, starlings, black birds, dunnocks, wood pigeons, doves and a blue tit. Babies are starting to join the parents too, which all adds to the fun!
Which brings me to a comment about doves, the bird of peace. From what I have seen, doves can be very nasty to each other. They are happy in pairs and multiples of pairs, but if you get a single one trying to join the gang he is soon bullied and driven away. But when it comes to other birds, doves are right at the bottom of the scale, even being chased off by the smallest of sparrows. I guess the only thing a dove can beat up is another dove...