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This weekend saw me taking part in a special Heroclix game, aimed at raising money for Cancer Research UK. Around the table I was joined by (amongst others), Suppressing Fire’s own Joe Crouch and Ian Harmer, and Emotionally Fourteen‘s Ömer Ibrahim and Rob Wade.

The scenario was designed by Ian, and saw us all teaming up to take down Team Ravenloft, before taking each other on in an elimination match.

A lot of fun was had by all parties. I managed to snatch a few photos, which I figured I’d share with you all.

My Black Bolt and Joe’s Black Widow and Winter Soldier find themselves attacked by Ian’s Iron Nail.


Our buddy Paul just fielded one guy, because when you’re Hank Pym, you don’t always need backup.


Ömer and his partner, Charlotte, fielded a joint team of Spider-Men and Women. Here they are about to tackle my Hulk, which – surprisingly – actually worked for them.


Black Bolt and Giant Man. This is going to get bloody.


Winter Soldier and Union Jack (remember Joe was a fan of his?) tackle the Fenris Wolf.

 Rob’s Flash was a superb player in the game, and it was a very close run thing between him and Joe’s SHIELD team. Ultimately, though, Joe was the victor, and walked away with two prizes: a Con Exclusive Dark Knight and a very nice large Apocalypse figure.

Altogether, we raised £96 for Cancer Research, and had a great game to boot!

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Took a trip on Friday to check out the IWM (London) and see their new WWI galleries, and I was not disappointed!  It’s a mind-blowingly good exhibition.  New technology mixes with traditional exhibition methods to show off their collections in a truly immersive way.  I’d even go so far as to say that it’s the best exhibition I’ve ever been to – regardless of theme or focus.  I grabbed a few photos (only one of the galleries, though…it needs to be seen for itself!)…hope you enjoy!

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Large male tank toward the end of the new WWI galleries.
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Wreckage of a suicide car bomb from Afghanistan, 2013.

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Harrier Jump Jet in the main foyer.

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T-34 in the main exhibition hall.

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Monty’s staff car.

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Little Boy.  Mega Bang.

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V-1 in the main exhibition hall.

_76278207_76278202The Imperial War Museum (IWM) London has undergone a £40m transformation and is due to reopen this week with new displays to mark the centenary of World War One.

The new atrium is made up of four levels divided into different clusters, which include more than 400 objects and artworks.

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Full story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-28316238