The Margraviate of Carpania is all abuzz today. The Markgraf threw a lavish party to celebrate the 62nd birthday of his favorite commander, Major General Seamus Campbell. Bells were rung at noon, good food and drink were consumed freely, and fireworks were aglow at dusk.
Actually, I celebrated my birthday starting with a work session at Bill's as we continued construction on our Mayan temple for a game at Bayou Wars in June, then seeing Act of Valor with Lord Sterling and Russ-sama, followed by a fish and fried onion dinner by my wonderful wife.
Brief review of Act of Valor. While most of the acting was rather wooden (after all, most of the actors are actual SEALs and support staff), the action was first rate. The scenes of the slick boats supporting the first operation were truly outstanding, especially the "curtain of Gatling fire" keeping the bad guys away from the extraction point. A very uplifting and patriotic movie. IMDB link Roselyn Sanchez (of Without a Trace, among other performances) was good as the CIA agent and Alex Veadov and Jason Cottle were good as the bad guys.
Col Campbell gives it two wargamer's thumbs up!