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A really enjoyable battle that was a first for me, High Elves v. High Elves!
Swordmasters against White Lions=BRUTAL FUN
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Hi everyone, a blog post about inductive and deductive grammar.
(Disclosure: I'm an OUP employee)

Have a great weekend!
 
Today on the blog - Jon Hird, materials writer and teacher trainer, discusses inductive and deductive grammar teaching, comparing and contrasting the two, and debating the pros and cons of their use in the classroom ahead of his webinar on the topic on April 28th and 30th. http://oxelt.gl/1bnCRBm
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Poll: Which miniature transport system do you use?
I'm thinking of getting a new miniature transport system. There are lots out there (more than I can include in the poll) but I'd like to know which are popular!

If your transport system isn't listed here or you'd like to comment on what system you use and why please leave a comment below. 

Thanks!

#tabletopminiatures  
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Battlefoam
12%
KR Multicase
15%
Games Workshop
30%
Sabol Designs
6%
DIY/ Made it myself!
38%
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Battlefoam is the best solution imo... the number of options is crazy, bags are really both beautiful and comfortable, you have foams for every kind of models you have to transport. But the new case from gw are both strong and not so bad looking, at least now you can put it on a small part of the table and deploy your army in a crowdy shop/club as you can with battlefoam's too... and, incredible, they are cheaper!!

Definitely you have to think which models you have to carry with: cadians and tanks? Go with a crusade size gw new bag... you are a dark eldar player and your damned sails/spears/weapons from your damned raiders keeping breaks anytime you have to play? Battlefoam is your way as you can buy the right foam for the right model.
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Storage Wars...Miniatures Edition.
OK, I don't need that  much storage... ...but I feel like I'm getting there! Skaven (2,500-3,000 painted, 1,000 unpainted) Black Templars (1500-2000 painted, 300 unpainted) Hi...
Public_Storage_Doors by Ed Chambliss http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  OK, I don't need that much storage... ...but I feel like I'm getting there! Skaven (2,500-3,000 painted, 1,000 unpainted) Black Templars (1...
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Yes, just lay down some thin metal sheets and glue this to the bottom of the tray. A cheap option is magnetic sheets with sticky backs. You can find these in a 100 yen shop...
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Making Battle Reports: Thoughts
It's been almost a month since I posted my first Black Templars report made using Google Slides (You can see it in the link below). It was an experiment, but coming back and looking at it today reminds me of how much effort it is was (although I learned a lot).

Pro's of using slide software (e.g. PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Slides etc.)
✓Step-by Step battle narrative fits linear presentation format well.
✓Software commonly available (or free e.g. Google Slides, or LibreOffice Impress, but these tools may be very basic)
✓Presentation software usually comes with all the tools you need.
✓Animations help illustrate the flow of the battle
✓Easy to customize colours and design to match your needs.
✓Once you have created the symbols to represent your army, you will never have to do it again.
✓Quite easy to import, cut and paste your own images, resize etc.
✓Easily link to other parts of the web.

On the other hand:
☢Requires some knowledge of presentation software.
☢"Animating" anything (beyond simply making things appear or disappear) can be tricky.
☢Creating symbols for each unit can be tricky and time-consuming.
☢Compared to a battle video feels difficult to "fit" everything onto a slide.
☢Finding images beyond your own photos that have the right licenses to use is time consuming (although "CC search" certainly makes it easier).
☢Remembering who made what move and animating accordingly can be tricky.

I've seen YouTube and video used a lot, with different formats:
1. Post-turn video report (each player talks about how their turn that just finished was played and what happened)
2. Talk through of photos from the game (photo-by-photo analysis?) usually by one player.
...and don't forget blogs of course, which provide similar to above, but in a written format
...and finally podcasts (a shout out to the team at #facehammer  for their www.facehammer.co.uk podcast of the UK Warhammer Fantasy tournament scene.)

What is your favorite way to make or consume Battle Reports? Can you share some examples?

#blacktemplars   #WH40K  
Black Day at Bad Rock This was a 1,500 point battle against Tyranids, with a few "firsts" for me: 1. My first game in the new edition of 40K. -Psychic shenanigans (at least if you are a Tyranid!) 2. First time u...
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Yea, the unit's as shown where rush job. The original plan was to use Vassel40K resources but, they proved a 'challenging' to borrow.
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Thanks to +Kevin McLaughlin​ for sharing this post that takes a look at some of the recent "Research shows handwriting to be better than typing for memorization"-type articles floating around the net.

Food for thought!
 
Rethinking recent “common sense” claims about technology as distraction in the classroom.
Rethinking recent “common sense” claims about technology as distraction in the classroom.
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Inductive and Deductive Grammar Teaching
Hi everyone, here is a recent blog post from OUP ELT on inductive and deductive grammar teaching. I hope this will be useful.
(Disclosure: I'm an OUP employee)
 
Today on the blog - Jon Hird, materials writer and teacher trainer, discusses inductive and deductive grammar teaching, comparing and contrasting the two, and debating the pros and cons of their use in the classroom ahead of his webinar on the topic on April 28th and 30th. http://oxelt.gl/1bnCRBm
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Poll Reshare - "Which Miniature transport system do you use?"
 
Poll: Which miniature transport system do you use?
I'm thinking of getting a new miniature transport system. There are lots out there (more than I can include in the poll) but I'd like to know which are popular!

If your transport system isn't listed here or you'd like to comment on what system you use and why please leave a comment below. 

Thanks!

#tabletopminiatures  
149 votes  -  votes visible to Public
Battlefoam
12%
KR Multicase
15%
Games Workshop
30%
Sabol Designs
6%
DIY/ Made it myself!
38%
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I'm planning on picking up a Game Plus bag/trays from Miniature Market within the next year. The seem pretty reasonably priced and fit what I need them for. Currently I have an older GW army box that works really well. Good luck finding one that works for you!
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Which storage or transportation solution do you use?
 
Storage Wars...Miniatures Edition.
OK, I don't need that  much storage... ...but I feel like I'm getting there! Skaven (2,500-3,000 painted, 1,000 unpainted) Black Templars (1500-2000 painted, 300 unpainted) Hi...
Public_Storage_Doors by Ed Chambliss http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  OK, I don't need that much storage... ...but I feel like I'm getting there! Skaven (2,500-3,000 painted, 1,000 unpainted) Black Templars (1...
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Forgive the reshare, but as someone considering trying to make YouTube battle reports it would be good to have the comments of this community. 
How easy is it to make a YouTube video report compared to presentations software?

Some initial thoughts on using such software below.

Thanks!
 
Making Battle Reports: Thoughts
It's been almost a month since I posted my first Black Templars report made using Google Slides (You can see it in the link below). It was an experiment, but coming back and looking at it today reminds me of how much effort it is was (although I learned a lot).

Pro's of using slide software (e.g. PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Slides etc.)
✓Step-by Step battle narrative fits linear presentation format well.
✓Software commonly available (or free e.g. Google Slides, or LibreOffice Impress, but these tools may be very basic)
✓Presentation software usually comes with all the tools you need.
✓Animations help illustrate the flow of the battle
✓Easy to customize colours and design to match your needs.
✓Once you have created the symbols to represent your army, you will never have to do it again.
✓Quite easy to import, cut and paste your own images, resize etc.
✓Easily link to other parts of the web.

On the other hand:
☢Requires some knowledge of presentation software.
☢"Animating" anything (beyond simply making things appear or disappear) can be tricky.
☢Creating symbols for each unit can be tricky and time-consuming.
☢Compared to a battle video feels difficult to "fit" everything onto a slide.
☢Finding images beyond your own photos that have the right licenses to use is time consuming (although "CC search" certainly makes it easier).
☢Remembering who made what move and animating accordingly can be tricky.

I've seen YouTube and video used a lot, with different formats:
1. Post-turn video report (each player talks about how their turn that just finished was played and what happened)
2. Talk through of photos from the game (photo-by-photo analysis?) usually by one player.
...and don't forget blogs of course, which provide similar to above, but in a written format
...and finally podcasts (a shout out to the team at #facehammer  for their www.facehammer.co.uk podcast of the UK Warhammer Fantasy tournament scene.)

What is your favorite way to make or consume Battle Reports? Can you share some examples?

#blacktemplars   #WH40K  
Black Day at Bad Rock This was a 1,500 point battle against Tyranids, with a few "firsts" for me: 1. My first game in the new edition of 40K. -Psychic shenanigans (at least if you are a Tyranid!) 2. First time u...
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#Friday night in Tokyo...
A Linkin Park with Foreigner and Awolnation mix?

Rock on!

Listen to Linkin Park and Foreigner vs AWOLNATION-Topcat remix-75bpm (master) by DJTOPCAT #np on #SoundCloud
https://soundcloud.com/djtopcat/linkin-park-and-foreigner-vs
I tried about 10 different rappers for this mix. I love LP/Fort Minor so here ya go. :) download here too http://www16.zippyshare.com/v/57034741/file.html
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"Solarymen"?
Good to see ”Salarymen" in a different light!
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Written as "44 Apartment" at street level, this is a a lovely little restaurant/ cafe on the second floor. There is a food menu as well as coffee and cake. Friendly, young staff add to the chic atmosphere, as does the background music (although if you want silence, this may not be the best place...) The Cappucino was good, but expect to pay more than usual here (E. G. 580 yen for the Cappucino). If you are a smoker, the rooftop garden is for you.
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Good Ramen with a nice Miyamoto Musashi atmosphere provided by old movie posters.
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As with any restaurant, you'll find a wide variety of views on this nationwide chain! In my opinion, there is a lot to like, especially for a visitor to Japan, as the dining experience is a little unusual. It has the normal (for Japan) ticket vending machine, but it also has individual stalls at the counter that have partitions that can be opened and closed, and your meal is served through a small hatch in front of you. The ramen itself is pretty good. Not too oily compared to some, and you get a nice range of options upon sitting down as to how you'd like you ramen (spiciness, noodles, spring onions etc. etc.)
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A well known Ramen restaurant about 5 minutes walk from Machida station (if you know the way...). The "Shiromaru" is recommended, or the "Shiromaru Special" (if you'd like a bit more pork and a boiled egg). Lunch service finishes at 3.00 if you want to order a "lunch set" (mini-dumplings and rice). A pleasant surprise was that the bottled beer was Kirin Heartland.
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Excellent food, with a very good buffet dinner. Be prepared to spend 3,500 to 5,500 Yen for the buffet, not including drinks. The food is complemented by great service, with an English menu and English speaking staff.
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If you're a fan of anything by Studio Ghibli or Miyazaki Hayao got shouldn't miss this. About 20 minutes from Shinjuku by train and then 5 minutes by bus. Don't expect a big theme park, instead, look forward to a beautifully maintained and intricately detailed set of buildings and small moments. Stained - glass windows featuring Totoro, lavishly painted and detailed ceilings, the life size robot from Laputa, winding staircases and lots of other things await! (Even your entry ticket is a piece of celluloid with a Ghibli scene on it) Don't forget to book your tickets in advance and turn up on time...
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A western themed bar just a few minutes from Meguro station, Little Texas has live music (check the site for schedules) food and drinks. When I was there we heard live Bluegrass by Ducky!
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