As I mentioned in
my last update, I've recently started a Warhammer 40k Imperial Guard
army. And, after a week or so of steady work, I finally have my force
put together enough to play a game with it. Take a look:
I'm looking to get
a quick learning game in with my house mate Chad sometime in the next
few days before hitting the road with it this weekend. This is one of
those games that I have seen played a lot and read about a little, so
hopefully it won't be so hard for me to pick up. You'll notice that not
a lot of it is painted...yeah, that is going to take a while!
I got some
interesting news recently. Turns out that the ship is putting on some
sort of PR trip down to San Francisco, CA for the CO and the COB, and
they need a JO to go. And, as it turns out, I'm it! The trip is only
going to be for one day, so I'll fly down in the morning and fly back
that evening. The trip is scheduled for next Tuesday, so that should be
cool! I've never been to San Francisco, so this should be interesting.
I'm not sure how much time I'll actually get to look around, but I'm not
going to look a gift horse in the mouth!
PNEO continues to go well. So far, I
haven't failed any tests. Next week, though, I have my local
comprehensive exam, so that is going to be a lot to get ready for!
As usual, a lot has been going on
around here. The San Francisco has finally been un-docked and is now
floating pier-side, which is a huge change. The ship had been in drydock
for nearly 2 years by this point, so the psychological effects of seeing
it water borne again cannot be understated. A submarine that used be on
keel blocks but is now floating is as tangible a piece of evidence for
the crew's hard work as one could hope for!
On top of that, last Friday my sister
Sarah and her boyfriend Chris flew into town for a visit. Sarah has a
conference that she is out here attending, and Chris tagged along so
that we could all spend some time together. Of course, I had to take
them down to the boat, and they are the first ones from my family to see
it in the water. We also took a drive up to the northern part of the
Kitsap peninsula, to a town called Port Angeles. This was a scenic trip
that was well worth the time. I had been meaning to take it ever since I
moved out here, but just now finally got around to going!
The other new thing I've had going is
that I've finally started a
Warhammer 40,000 army. Specifically, I have begun working on
Imperial Guard army, which is the closest analog to modern-day
armies in the games. What can I say, I have a soft spot for tanks! With
this, I am now dabbling in at least 5 table top miniatures games, the
others being Micronauts, Battlefleet Gothic, Epic, and Aeronautica
Imperialis. I've gotten into this gaming so much so over the last few
years, I am contemplating a moderate site re-organization to accommodate
This time around, I actually have an
article. It is a review of the anime series Ghost in the Shell Stand
Alone Complex 2nd Gig. Enjoy!