On Preparing for War

I realize I haven’t played Age of Empires III in at least a month. At least a month.

It’s time.

Napoleon. Frederick the Great. A challenge!

I shall meet you both on the fields of battle. Amidst the peaks and valleys of the Appalachians, I shall take you both on. No allies on my side. This shall be a two-against-one battle. The two of you in your valley. Me in mine. And a trade route — or two — right down the middle.

I’ll still grind you both beneath my boot.

Who will I destroy first? Napoleon? Will it be you? Or will I go for the easier pickings, and take Frederick first?

Squirm, Napoleon. Cower, Frederick.

This will be a battle for the ages. Klingons will write operas of this, centuries hence.

Bring it on, guys. Bring it on.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

3 thoughts on “On Preparing for War

  1. Oh, ok. I’m sorry, I was equating moods with the content of the post, not necessarily detached from it. My apologies. I hope you’re doing better (and judging from your battle report, you are ;)).

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