On Saturday I was able to go to the de-escalation tournament. Paul ran a good show which had each player’s list shrink from 1750 to 1500 and finally 1250. I brought my Italian Squadrone Esplorante with lots of little tanks. First game was versus US Mech Infantry which I had a great start with, but when Morgan’s reserves all came in on the flank and rolled across the board killing all in their path. Second game was against Michele from Des Moines and her Irish Recon force. Solid game, I didn’t really read the scenario correctly and failed to grasp that her reserves came on right on the objective. She played a solid game and with the Sherman’s coming in I really wasn’t going to bounce her off with an L-6. Last game was vs. Kyle and a US Infantry team. This was a pretty good game and I actually killed an entire platoon or two and only had a marginal loss when time was called. Over all I was 0-3 with 5 points. Not too good, but I had three good games.
Sunday was Halloween and we did a bit of decorating, but only got about a dozen kiddos. So I was able to bring in a big bag of left over candy, like everyone else to the office. At 9pm, the first episode of The Walking Dead started. The show was outstanding. I never been a huge zombie guy, but I really liked how this episode wasn’t about them. It was about the undead walking around. Don’t get me wrong, they were there, but the story is what is driving this story, not the gratuitous violence. The lead character, Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Grimes, waking in a world that was not the one he remembers, having lost his family, and beginning his quest to find them, still takes the time to find the crawler he encountered early in the show and provide the mercy that was needed. Lots of promise is this one. I’ll keep tuning in.