Adrian Carton de Wiart: The unkillable soldier

The BBC has an article on Adrian Carton de Wiart, a legendary British soldier. From the article:

Carton de Wiart served in the Boer War, World War One and World War Two. In the process he was shot in the face, losing his left eye, and was also shot through the skull, hip, leg, ankle and ear.

In WW1 he was severely wounded on eight occasions and mentioned in despatches six times.

Having previously lost an eye and a hand in battle, Carton de Wiart, as commanding officer, was seen by his men pulling the pins of grenades out with his teeth and hurling them with his one good arm during the Battle of the Somme, winning the Victoria Cross.

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Two Hundred Years of Toy Trains

The BBC has a great article on the continuing fascination with model trains.

Miniature Village of Bourton-on-the-Water

Amusing Planet has a terrific series of photos on the miniature village of Bourton-on-the-Water in England. Imagine playing wargames with action figures in this one.

The best part of it is that, since the one of the houses in the actual village has the miniature village in its backyard, the model also contains a miniature village. And in that miniature village is a house with the miniature village. And in that miniature village …

It zooms down to 5x.


Overshadow Battle Game

Overshadow Battle Game is a miniatures skirmish game played on a checkerboard. The author writes:

OverShadow is an easy-to-learn battle board game in which you and your opponent both command a small, ragtag group of soldiers and a powerful captain. You will maneuver through the battlefield, attack your opponents units, and vie for command of the board. Do you have what it takes to overshadow your opponents?