17 December 2008

Battle of the Toys. . .

No, not the long (and sadly) defunct wargaming magazine from the 1970s, but the battle between the Nutcracker and the Rat King. Isn't it called the Battle of the Toys, or something like that? At any rate, I looked around for a picture of said battle some weeks ago when I compiled all of these illustrations and photographs that I've been featuring here, but I wasn't able to turn up much. However, I finally found the above picture by typing simply "rat king" and lo and behold. . . Here we are! I like this picture because the Rat King and nutcracker look suitably ferocious and determined respectively.

5 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...

Stokes,

I like it too . . . as I've enjoyed all of these illustrations.

It is snowing heavily here today on Vancouver Island. They predicted "light snow" and 10-15cm (4-6") . . . but we've already hit that and it is now snowing more heavily now . . . and they've changed the prediction to "heavy snow".

So even if you don't, we will have plenty of snow for cross-country skiing . . . too bad we don't ski any more.


-- Jeff

Capt Bill said...

Very cute indeed!...Bill

Bluebear Jeff said...

Bring your skis, Stokes, we've got close to a foot of new snow . . . and it just keeps coming.

Also, with the photos you're taking and the accounts you're writing, do you think that you might have another article for BATTLEGAMES before you're done? Henry might be interested (since it is a BATTLEGAMES scenario).


-- Jeff

Fitz-Badger said...

"We're" getting some snow here in southern California! The high today where I live was only 45 and I'm not at a high elevation. The mountains are getting snowed in and the freeways, highways and other roads over the mountains to the north are or were all closed for a while (not sure if they're opened yet). Then after tomorrow I'll be off to Milwaukee for the holidays, enjoying a brisk and white Christmas I believe.

Steve Turner said...

Love all the pics Stokes. They give your blog a real Christmasy feel. Unfortunately, we haven't got any snow here in the UK, well not where I live up in the north of England. Shame really, I for one, would appreciate a snap of what we're missing.

Steve

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