Sunday, April 29, 2012

All Quiet. Yeah, Too Quiet.

My apologies for the lack of posts (over 2 months!). I've been busy with so-called "real life", work, travel, etc. Nothing bad and much of it good, but it often leaves me too exhausted to do much with gaming-related hobby stuff the times I'm at home. Hopefully things will slack off a bit soon! Still, I have been making some slow progress on painting miniatures (but probably have too many different ones on the go) and some new terrain pieces. Hopefully I can get some things finished up before May has come and gone!
In the meantime, I'm still alive and kicking.
I recently watched a movie titled either Northwest Frontier or Flames Over India (seems like both titles were showing at different times in my netflix instant queue). It's a good movie and seems like a good source of inspiration for a NW Frontier/India game. The main stars include Kenneth More, Lauren Bacall, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Herbert Lom, among others. The basic premise is an old run-down train is recruited to try to whisk away a small group of people from a besieged Indian town garrisoned by British forces.
I also watched a lesser B movie called Khyber Patrol (with Raymond Burr as an Afghan soldier, which was something to see. He was actually quite good. The movie itself was fine if you take it as it is.). This movie could also provide some inspiration for Colonial games.

7 comments:

David said...

Hi FB,

Sorry to hear life is too hectic at the moment - hopefully things will quieten down and you'll have time and energy for gaming and blogging regularly again.

The film with Kenneth More etc.was "Northwest Frontier"; a most enjoyable piece of Imperial hocum, I feel. :-)

All the best,

David
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Fitz-Badger said...

Thanks, David. It should do (just in time for the heat of Summer, which makes painting difficult).

Ah, I looked up the film on IMDB. It was "Northwest Frontier" in the original UK version, but apparently was called "Flame Over India" in the US and "Empress of India" in Australia. "Enjoyable piece of Imperial hocum" describes it quite well. (-:

David said...

That's good - though not the heat. How hot does it get there? When it gets to 85 degrees here we wilt and complain, especially as it tends to be unbearably sticky heat...

Ah yes, should have checked IMDB first - although the original UK title seems vastly better! :-)

All the best,

David

Fitz-Badger said...

100 degrees plus for days and even weeks on end, but it's near desert so it's dry. (but that does make little bits of acrylic paint dry FAST)
I couldn't deal with hot humid weather.

David said...

That's pretty hot! But, as you say, dry heat is more tolerable. Do you have air conditioning? I gather it's fairly common in the USA - not so much here.

All the best,

David
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tradgardmastare said...

Too hot for my tastes I fear- can't do heat...

Fitz-Badger said...

Too hot for mine, too! My ancestors (the ones I take after) came from your part of the world and I like that kind of climate. But this is where the job is.
I definitely have AC. I wouldn't want to live here without it!