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May I point your attention to: Sabaton History

There rarely comes a moment when you have followed and enjoyed something awesome for a while (years) and then you find out there is a multi-level awesome connected to the awesome that you did not know about. Case in point: I have followed Indy Neidell‘s Great War and World War …

Marcus Aurelius

Project Stoicism

For a very long time I have been a fan of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. My fascination with him began back before my teenage years when I found out there was a Roman emperor who shared my first name. Much later (but already some 20 years ago or more) …

Happy 80th birthday, Michael Moorcock!

Michael Moorcock, celebrated fantasy author, creator of the Eternal Champion Saga, dabbler in early Steampunk, musician, journalist and Grand Old Master of Fantasy and Science Fiction celebrates his 80th birthday today! Congratulations, Sir, many happy returns! Your works have been a constant companion of mine in one form or the …

Rest in Peace, René Auberjonois

Another great one has passed on. René Auberjonois beloved actor of MASH,  Boston Legal and Deep Space 9 fame has died aged 79 of lung cancer. Another one who went to earlier and who will be sorely missed by the fans in the community and his family. Odo, whom he …

Apollo11Moon

Apollo 11 – 50 years later the Earth is flat

50 years ago yesterday, Apollo 11 lifted off on its way to bring the first humans to the moon. A lot of things have happened since then, science has progressed, we now have a colony on the moon, the first men have stepped on Mars! The future of space travel …

Lest we forget – Overlord 06.06.1944

  75 years ago, the battle to liberate Europe began, had Overlord failed, it would have been a battle between two autocratic dictators, Hitler and Stalin, that would have decided the fate of Europe and we all would have lost. Remember their sacrifice and remember it let to the longest …

Rest in the Force, Peter Mayhew

The science-fiction world has lost another icon. The legendary Peter Mayhew has passed on. He will forever be remembered as the one of the most memorable characters in cinematic history, Chewbacca. Rest in the Force, Peter Mayhew, and send our love to Carrie and Kenneth. Header and image credit: Lucasfilm/Disney, …

cuneiform tablet with the rules of the royal game of Ur

Mankind’s Oldest Tabletop Game – Playthrough

Long before Warhammer and Warhammer 40k, long before Axis & Allies, long before chess and even long before backgammon, there was the Royal Game of Ur, mankind’s oldest documented tabletop game. A game so ancient, the God Emperor of Mankind may have played it in the days of his youth. …