I like doing this sort of thing because it's more effective at conveying fluff than lengthy, prose descriptions of fluff. A simple in-character sheet of paper from a radio transmission, or a set of battle orders can subtly get across what your army is about.
For those who missed it last time, the service records of my officers serve two purposes:
- To show their background and careers
- As a proper record of their feats in battle.
Fellow blogger and all-round good egg Admiral Drax has a similar thing, look at the left hand bar towards the bottom, 'cool things my penal legionaries have done'. In mine I do the same but write them up as citations for medals.
Anyway, I've updated his record based on a few of the battles we've had and retyped it. I used a real typewriter for the last one, but it was impossible to edit it so I'm doing it on the computer until his report becomes finalised (i.e. he dies), when I can type up a proper hard copy. I'd love to hear what you think.
(PS, if anyone fancies something similar doing, I'd be happy to rustle up one for your commanders to order, free of charge of course)
This gives me a nice tenuous link to a lovely clip from Dad's Army, where Sgt Wilson is getting his annual review from Capt Mainwaring...
Ha ha. Anyway, enough of this, and goodbye to you all. Expect pics of Chaos Renegades next time round! All the best,