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Oliver Bayley
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Hi! As a Warhammer player I've written up my impressions of Total War: Warhammer for PC. TL;DR is that overall this is well-worth your time if you like wargaming.
 
Total War: Warhammer. The tabletop comes to life!
Or, should that be Total War: Waarrrrghammer? If there was ever  a game that would attract tabletop wargamers, surely it would be the Creative Assembly's long time bestselling Total War series: Control thousands of troops at a time, organized by units and b...
Or, should that be Total War: Waarrrrghammer? If there was ever a game that would attract tabletop wargamers, surely it would be the Creative Assembly's long time bestselling Total War series: Control thousands of troops at ...
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Have you played Total War: Warhammer? I've posted my experience after more than 200 hours of gameplay. It is a long blog post, but I hope it might be of interest here!
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Total War: Warhammer. The tabletop comes to life!
Or, should that be Total War: Waarrrrghammer? If there was ever  a game that would attract tabletop wargamers, surely it would be the Creative Assembly's long time bestselling Total War series: Control thousands of troops at a time, organized by units and b...
Or, should that be Total War: Waarrrrghammer? If there was ever a game that would attract tabletop wargamers, surely it would be the Creative Assembly's long time bestselling Total War series: Control thousands of troops at ...
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+Adam Griffiths love the Lizards... Never owned any models but always thought they were a really interesting army. I'd love to see them in TW:W!
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Can anyone share the name (in Japanese or English), or more information about this insect that flew into our apartment this evening in Japan?About 3 cm across, black and dull orange color. Strange upturned rear.

Thanks!
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This is no mosquito. See the antennae they are large bristly and it doesn't have the mouth parts necessary to draw blood. It looks similar to a mayfly but the body, wings, and legs throw off getting a match. 
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Discovered how easy it is to add "fresh" graves to my graveyard this evening! Some photos on the blog from today's update.
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Hobby Update - More "Garden of the Damned" details
Yesterday I shared some work I'd done on a graveyard over the weekend, which I'm calling "The Garden of the Damned". This evening I did a little bit more to it, but with just a little work on some details I think it looks a lot better. So what did I do? 1. ...
Yesterday I shared some work I'd done on a graveyard over the weekend, which I'm calling "The Garden of the Damned". This evening I did a little bit more to it, but with just a little work on some details I think it looks a l...
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Added grass, freshly dug graves and more details to my Graveyard this evening. :-) It's interesting how just a few simple things add a lot more visual engagement to something like this.
 
Hobby Update - More "Garden of the Damned" details
Yesterday I shared some work I'd done on a graveyard over the weekend, which I'm calling "The Garden of the Damned". This evening I did a little bit more to it, but with just a little work on some details I think it looks a lot better. So what did I do? 1. ...
Yesterday I shared some work I'd done on a graveyard over the weekend, which I'm calling "The Garden of the Damned". This evening I did a little bit more to it, but with just a little work on some details I think it looks a l...
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Thanks!
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Hobby Update - More "Garden of the Damned" details
Yesterday I shared some work I'd done on a graveyard over the weekend, which I'm calling "The Garden of the Damned". This evening I did a little bit more to it, but with just a little work on some details I think it looks a lot better. So what did I do? 1. ...
Yesterday I shared some work I'd done on a graveyard over the weekend, which I'm calling "The Garden of the Damned". This evening I did a little bit more to it, but with just a little work on some details I think it looks a l...
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+John Mitchell Thanks! I was surprised something so simple really added so much atmosphere. 😃
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After playing 200+ hours of Total War: Warhammer, here are some thoughts in a long blog post. I hope it might be interesting to someone in this group if you haven't played it.
 
Total War: Warhammer. The tabletop comes to life!
Or, should that be Total War: Waarrrrghammer? If there was ever  a game that would attract tabletop wargamers, surely it would be the Creative Assembly's long time bestselling Total War series: Control thousands of troops at a time, organized by units and b...
Or, should that be Total War: Waarrrrghammer? If there was ever a game that would attract tabletop wargamers, surely it would be the Creative Assembly's long time bestselling Total War series: Control thousands of troops at ...
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Total War: Warhammer. The tabletop comes to life!
Or, should that be Total War: Waarrrrghammer? If there was ever  a game that would attract tabletop wargamers, surely it would be the Creative Assembly's long time bestselling Total War series: Control thousands of troops at a time, organized by units and b...
Or, should that be Total War: Waarrrrghammer? If there was ever a game that would attract tabletop wargamers, surely it would be the Creative Assembly's long time bestselling Total War series: Control thousands of troops at ...
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It seems like DOCOMO never update the OS on their Android mobile phones, is that right?
Or is that just my impression? I'm thinking of upgrading to a Galaxy S7 but as the chance to upgrade only comes around every couple of years I don't want to reward DOCOMO if another carrier has a better policy.
If anyone has any suggestions please note I don't want to change to iPhone (I'll be using one for work) and I'm heavily invested in Google, so want to stick with an Android phone...
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Thanks +Miles Bader​ and +Rambalac​ for your comments.
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Eric Clapton simply plays rhythm in this electrifying live version of Dire Straits "Sultans of Swing". With Mark Knopfler leading the way, this is a chance to watch two of the world's best guitarists enjoying themselves on a wonderful song...
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I really notices this evening how just adding a few simple details changes how much more "interest" can be added to home-made terrain. In just an hour so some fresh graves, grass and railings were added!
 
Hobby Update - More "Garden of the Damned" details
Yesterday I shared some work I'd done on a graveyard over the weekend, which I'm calling "The Garden of the Damned". This evening I did a little bit more to it, but with just a little work on some details I think it looks a lot better. So what did I do? 1. ...
Yesterday I shared some work I'd done on a graveyard over the weekend, which I'm calling "The Garden of the Damned". This evening I did a little bit more to it, but with just a little work on some details I think it looks a l...
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Hobby Update - More "Garden of the Damned" details
Yesterday I shared some work I'd done on a graveyard over the weekend, which I'm calling "The Garden of the Damned". This evening I did a little bit more to it, but with just a little work on some details I think it looks a lot better. So what did I do? 1. ...
Yesterday I shared some work I'd done on a graveyard over the weekend, which I'm calling "The Garden of the Damned". This evening I did a little bit more to it, but with just a little work on some details I think it looks a l...
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Situated on the “B2" underground level of the store, this is a stylish modern cafe that serves healthy food and drinks under the Muji brand. Despite the queues guests are quickly seated in the surprisingly large space, which offers both group and individual seating (at large communal tables). Patrons are asked to order from the counter, pay and pick up their food first (return your tray when you are finished). The menu includes meals, snacks, coffee and desserts, as well as beer. Although some parts of the menu are a touch over priced, the decor is bright and the whole place spotlessly clean, making this a great (if bustling) place to take a break. This is a non-smoking cafe.
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Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
I enjoyed the thick noodles here and the broth in the standard Kinmukku ramen dish, which was quite tasty. Drinks here are all listed as 300 yen at time of writing, which is cheap. The Ramen also was reasonably priced.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
A nice laid-back vibe, happy hour, standard retro styling, and bar make this a nice place to drink and have a quick bite to eat. Happy hour beers were 500 yen. Food ranges from a reasonable selection of sandwiches,to side dishes for a few hundred yen, to bar food such as Pasta, spicy sausages, pizza and salads from 850yen~ On a culinary level, this place would probably be a 3 star joint, but I liked the dark styling and peace and quiet!
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
If you like gyoza, you should like this place. There are a variety of styles to try with dishes of various amounts and prices to suit most budgets. The gyoza themselves are quite large and tasted good, especially when twinned with a cold beer. Other dishes reflect the most common foods available in Chinese restaurants the world over (stir fried rice, egg soup etc) but they were all delivered piping hot and tasted great. With Yasukuni shrine just across the road, this is a convenient restaurant for anyone visiting who is also in the mood for dumplings!
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Staff were friendly and service was fast and competent, but I didn't find anything in the pork belly ramen (buta bara chashu) I had to move this beyond two stars...
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Excellent tantanmen noodles to be found here for around 900 yen. Known as dan dan noodles in China, the Japanese version retains the spicy broth and minced pork. This restaurant also serves a small variety of other Chinese dishes too and they all seemed popular with the local patrons, who were queuing up for a spot. Seating space is limited to just one counter, with around 10 seats, but service was brisk and patrons don't hang around so your wait shouldn't be too long. Typically for Japan you'll order your food at a vending machine, but this shows pictures for many of the dishes so is quite convenient for non-Japanese customers. After ordering take your seat and place your food tickets in front of the staff. Prices are very reasonable considering the volume and quality of the food!
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Despite having excellent ice cream with a wide variety of flavours and size options, this tiny branch of the Baskins Robbins chain is let down by having almost no seating space to enjoy it. Service is brisk however and the staff are helpful. Waiting customers are offered free (but not unlimited) samples to enjoy. Flavors range from the pedestrian (but still delicious) rum raisin, chocolate, and mint chocolate chip all the way up to creative options such as Pippin's Shower (?). Birthday ice cream cakes are also on offer....
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