Sunday, March 3, 2013

News from this weeks DBA game (Feb 28, 2013)

Rome Daily Crier reports:
And in the East, word has arrived of the defeat of the army of Herod II from Judeah at the Bosphorus straits.  In recent months this upstart leader has interfered in Imperial operations in Canaan, Egypt and Syria.  Senator Obliviuos Realitus stated: "It was about time.  After the vile usupering of proper Roman authority from my nephew Governor Blunderous Incompetus, this rabble had it coming."  When asked if he was concerned with Herod continuing to be a problem. He said, "Problem?  He was never really a problem, with my good friend Legati Dado Fortunis and his legion intervening Herod will go back to being a good little vassal." 
There are unconfirmed reports of Herod II's army has not dispersed as expected.
And back to our regularly scheduled Cry, Toga Today, is Biege the new Black?
This week's battle was Early Imperial Roman (Me) vs. Later Judean Mike H. 
Rome was victorious 5-3.


Another 4Ground building kit assembled

Here is the Parish Church kit in 15mm from 4Ground.  This is a very complex kit compared to the Timber Log House kit.  The kit went together well with only a few pieces needing to be sanded or adjusted to fit.  The most parts that needed fitting were to the roof sections.  The main roof and the main entrance roof needed to be sanded to fit in place.  The assembly sequence required paying close attention to which parts are being used and in what order they are needed.  The instructions were not very clear in spots and not always correct in labeling the parts.
The kit contained many parts and sections.  The details are wonderful.  There are gothic window frames and door details.
All of the roof sections are removable and the tower has 4 levels.  Below is a picture of all the sections spread out.  The last picture is a view of the other side of the church including a small covered entrance with a removable roof.  This is a beautiful addition to my collection of terrain.
I really enjoy building these kits. They are well designed, assemble quickly and have good details and paint finish.  The price for these kits is good for the quality of the finished product.