Monday, November 1, 2010

FoW and The Walking Dead

On Saturday I was able to go to the de-escalation  tournament.  Paul ran a good show which had each players 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 Morgans 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 didnt 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 Shermans coming in I really wasnt 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 wasnt about them.  It was about the undead walking around.  Dont 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.  Ill keep tuning in.



Adam said...

Walking Dead had a solid start! Plenty of divergence from the comic so far, but nothing that degrades the story. In fact, had they followd the comic scene for scene it would have been 60 minutes of Rick alone and confused in this new world. I definitely appreciated the expanded roles of Morgan and Duane. Next episode looks like it will be dealing with other survivors inside the city proper, something they only just alluded to in the comic (and then, well past the campsite portion). Very excited about this series.

Zarzthor said...

Walking Dead is great. Never read the comics so I can't compare, but I really liked how the character development and story is going. One of my favorite parts was the end when the radio crackles to life with "hey dumb ass. You in the tank. You nice and cozy in there?" I just found that very funny. I think I would have even found it funny if I were in that situation for real.

Glad to see you come out for the FOW tournament. Sorry you did as crappy as I did. Wait you did better since you weren't done with the first round in 45 minutes. So while we both ended up 0-3 with 5 points you still ended up higher on the roster, I know I was dead last. Well except for Tad who had to leave after the first game due to illness.

JP's Geek Life said...

Hey guys,

I'm glad you liked The Walking Dead as well. It should be good watching on Sunday Nights.

Tad was not looking on good at Saturday that is for sure.