As the big orange warm thing was in the sky again today (two days on the spin,) the Mrs and I decided to trek out to the beach. The picture below is proof positive that you're never too old to go paddling, but not piddling, in the sea!
Without sounding too much like an old man, it was nice to see that families with toddlers still go to the beach, build sandcastles and run into the sea etc.
On the gaming front, I decided to go ahead and pre-order Bolt Action from Warlord Games. Having read the couple articles Rick Priestly has written and a couple reviews from play testers, the game has a lot of promise. I like the pinning mechanic and the leadership tests needed to activate units, although I'm less sold on the random activation sequence.
The release is about a month away, so it seems perfectly possible to paint up a small platoon for some early gaming. So I've started work on a first squad of SS Germans, with a view to having these finished next weekend. Another squad, a command platoon and three or four support options should finish the platoon off nicely. But we'll see how I get on, best laid plans and all that.