Beric's Blessing and Baron's Revenge headed south from Constantine's Land, in search of better weather and a larger land mass. (Also putting some distance from the clockwork Automoton). A sheltered Bay revealed a small river delta, with a deep water estuary. The two carracks sailed upriver for an hour, until they came upon a point where the delta forks met up to become one river. In the distance to the east lay a vast forest, while at the river fork point, flat, solid ground stretched as far as the eye both to the north and south. The party decided that providence had brought them to the … [Read more...] about Founded
They volunteered for their own reasons. As word spread throughout the Gothic Empire of the discovery of a vast and new land, the Emperor's aides quickly assembled the first year of cadets in the Imperial War Academy. For various reasons, the party volunteered to leave hearth and home, maybe to never return to the shores of the Gothic Empire, to family, to all they knew. But volunteer they did. The party journeyed on a thirty day coach trip to Krugersport, in the Western March, and met with Baron Manfred von Kruger (thirteenth of his line). There, the party took the generous offerings of … [Read more...] about Land Ho!
Excerpt from Musings on Infantry Combat by Col. Johnston. "Fear of fixed fortifications and an entrenched enemy is highly overrated. A direct assault on a fixed location only puts 40-70% of your men in jeopardy of a fatal wound during the first wave. With fixed bayonets, and a lightened load by leaving ammunition behind, a company of men can cross a field of rifle fire with some semblance of order left once the battlements are reached (see in point Gettysburg Little Round Top or the wall at Fredricksburg as examples). Then once the battlements are reached, who knows what will … [Read more...] about Colonel Archibald Jefferson Johnston IV (CSA Ret.) musings on infantry combat
As Torquemada's minions battered me into unconsciousness, I found myself drifting, in a timeless float towards a familiar place. Old Valencia, and the Via Pared d'Azul (Blue Wall Street). When I was a child, I knew every corner, every shoemaker's stall, every flower vendor, every fishmonger's bucket. As I grew up, I would return to visit. The old smells of the street would instantly transport me back to a time of comfort, of safety and innocence. But this time, when I returned, things were different. My old street, always so full of life, was dark. Instead of fresh flowers, I smelled … [Read more...] about Fr. Rodrigo’s fevered dream
Disclaimer; I will only comment on what I experienced. This convention was jammed packed with people. I wonder how long Indianapolis will be able to hold it. People everywhere. But as always, there are still a lot to experience and wring out of the Convention. The Dealer's hall. It was bigger and better than ever. You can really endanger your mortgage payment in there. So much to buy. I especially liked DCC, Troll Lord's, and Hirst Arts. Dwarven Forge got waaaaay too much of my money. Baldman games had a good recovery from last year. The DnD experience was very good, and … [Read more...] about GenCon 2016 Review