February 6th, 2011

Dalek army

My Army of Evil expands, colour coding, and news of Sarah Jane

This week's Doctor Who magazine has an "army" of 17 iDaleks as its give-away; they're the same size as the pack of five they gave away a few months ago, e.g. too big for use with 25/28mm figures, but you get five each orange, red, and blue, a yellow and a white. Not quite sure yet what my army will be used for, but I do own the current Dr. Who RPG and sooner or later I may get around to running it.

The magazine also says what the colours mean:

White = Supreme
Red = Drone
Orange = Scientist
Blue= Strategist
Gold = Eternal
Not sure what all of these mean yet - my guess is the Eternals are the leaders, and drones are the soldiers, but I could be wrong. Why their army needs 5 scientists out of a total force of 17 (or 10 out of 22 if I count the last pack) isn't clear, but I'll probably paint them anyway.

Next week apparently there will be eight Sontarans and eight Cybermen, hopefully in a similar sort of scale. It would be nice if at some point they gave away a UNIT army and Dr. Who and companions to go with them...

The Sarah Jane news - back this year for more adventures including "The mystery of the Man Who Never Was", "Powerful and even heartbreaking stories for Clyde and Rani, and maybe even the return of a certain mysterious parrot and his pet Shopkeeper"

Nearly forgot to mention that the magazine includes "Dalek Horoscopes" covering the 12 traditional signs - no thirteenth sign. Not surprisingly, all 12 read "YOU WILL BE EXTERMINATED". No change in policy there then...
marcus 2013

Baseball question

What would happen if a baseball game was interrupted by e.g. Superman landing an airliner in the stadium and couldn't be resumed immediately? Do they abandon the game completely and play it again from scratch, or play out the remaining time etc. starting with the scores at the time the game was stopped?