Monday, June 30, 2014

Minis & Modeling Monday - Largest Staging of a Playmobil Battle

There is a nifty article on lavoixdunord.fr regarding "Montreuil : la plus grande mise en scène de Playmobil au monde" which I've translated to "The Largest Staging of a Playmobil Battle (World)."  I couldn't get my browser to translate the article, so while you will need to check it out on their site to enjoy all the pictures, I have translated it through Google and made some adjustments, then presented that version below.  See the original article here!


This is awesome, breathtaking, both fun and historical. It took 15 thousand characters more [than] 5000/4000 animals/horses to reconstruct the Battle of Zama on a stage 21 meters long and 8 meters wide, covered with 800 kg of sand. All made entirely of Playmobil [figures/sets]. This is, to date, the largest staging [of its kind] performed in the world!
Ten people worked for twenty-four hours to install this diorama of the second Punic war in 202 BC, the Roman legions opposed to one who later became Scipio Africanus and the Carthaginian army of Hannibal. A daunting battle that ended with the defeat of Hannibal, despite the presence of its 80 combat elephants.
The Grand Chamberlain of the diorama, Jean-Michel Leuillier, [well-known] collector [of miniature figures] from the age of six years. Enthusiast for over forty years, he has [shared] his passion [with] his wife Isabelle and their son Eric. For [this] feat, achieved in Rheinberg in Montreuil, Leuillier received support Montreuillois volunteers, Arras, Yann Hillairaud came from Saint-Jean d'Angely, Thierry Vanderieviere Taverny and other enthusiasts pageants [presenters].
The ramparts, the port and the market
This incredible scene reproduced in 1/5th scale will be visible from May 1 to 4 in Rheinberg and Jean-Michel Leuillier will be happy to comment on the battle whose balances have been complied room [which has been adjusted for the space]. Roman and Numidian cavalry were superior in number, while the Carthaginian infantry exceeded the Roman army. You can see the walls of Carthage, harbor, market Isabelle has installed itself [in evidence]. And even though the city was actually 160 km from the battlefield, this bulwark [a] well balanced view.
One round tray [a single viewing] is not enough to appreciate the work done. Jean-Michel Leuillier had already had the opportunity to stage his Playmobil in various rooms but this is the first time he has such a space.
At the end of the month, the church will Bovines [lost me here, perhaps will add on in the?] showroom for [an additional?] 10,000 people and animals on the occasion of the 800th anniversary of the famous battle. Then in September, the Battle of Saint-Omer 1340 with 6,000 people and animals will be restored. In October, we can see the camp of Napoleon Wimille.

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crafting buildings and paper Models,
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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunday Funnies - The Cones of Dunshire at Gen Con Indy!

So it appears that The Cones of Dunshire, a humorous interpretation of board games created as part of the fiction of Park and Recreation, will be run as a charity event at Gen Con Indy.  Read more here!


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Syrinscape Review from Dungeonmaster Mark

Over on his YouTube channel, there is a Syrinscape review from Dungeonmaster Mark.  Enjoy!



Friday, June 27, 2014

Nexus Game Fair Videos from Terrainaholic

Terrainaholic has posted some videos taken at Nexus Game Fair to his YouTube channel.  Enjoy!





Thursday, June 26, 2014

Amber's Secret Cove

You can get all sorts of tabletop props, like boats and beds and such for your 28 mm scale games, at Amber's Secret Cover on Etsy.  See more here!


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Fighting Fire: Ernie Gygax Benefit Adventure Review by Tommy Brownell

There's been a wonderful review of Fighting Fire, the Ernie Gygax Benefit Adventure, by Tommy Brownell on his blog and RPGNow.com affiliated websites.  See more here and get your own copy here!


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Dungeons & Dragons 5E Starter Set Unboxing

Wizards of the Coast added a video to their YouTube channel titled "Dungeons & Dragons [5E] Starter Set Unboxing."  Enjoy!



Monday, June 23, 2014

Ultimate Dice Tower from Fat Dragon Games

Follow along as I build the Ultimate Dice Tower from Fat Dragon Games.  Pics posted periodically on Facebook here and Google Plus here!





Sunday, June 22, 2014

2014 Nexus Game Fair - Saturday Day 3

I took even more pictures yesterday at the Nexus Game Fair in Milwaukee (Clarion Hotel and Conference Center).  Check out more of them on Facebook here and Google Plus here!
















Saturday, June 21, 2014

2014 Nexus Game Fair - Friday Day 2

I took yet more pictures yesterday at the Nexus Game Fair in Milwaukee (Clarion Hotel and Conference Center).  Check out more of them on Facebook here and Google Plus here!







Friday, June 20, 2014

2014 Nexus Game Fair - Thursday Day 1

I took some more pictures yesterday at the Nexus Game Fair in Milwaukee (Clarion Hotel and Conference Center).  Check out more of them on Facebook here and Google Plus here!













Thursday, June 19, 2014

2014 Nexus Game Fair - Wednesday Day 0

I took some pictures yesterday at the setup day, Day 0, at the Nexus Game Fair in Milwaukee (Clarion Hotel and Conference Center).  Check out more of them on Facebook here and Google Plus here!


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Mid-May to Mid-June Gaming 2014

There were some great gaming events happening in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois from the middle of May through the middle of June in 2014, and I snapped pictures to stand in testament to the fun.  There are more of them located on Facebook here and Google Plus here!