Thursday, May 19, 2011

Happy St. Dunstan's Day!

It says right here, "the player determines true line of sight..."

I'm not sure that miniature wargamers have a patron saint, but if they were to consider one St. Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury (909-988 AD) would be a good choice.  Dustan was a reformer of the English monastic tradition and re-established and created many monasteries in England, including re-creating the one in Glastonbury, where the Holy Grail is reputed by some to be hidden.  What makes him a good patron saint of miniature wargaming is his reputation for being a metalworker and caster, especially in the creation of bells.  While many miniatures are now being created by plastics companies, the core quality of the hobby is still being done by metalworkers, and their patron saint is St. Dunstan.  You can learn more about Dunstan here, and here's the prayer for his feast day, which is today:
O God of truth and beauty, who richly endowed your bishop Dunstan with skill in music and the working of metals, and with gifts of administration and reforming zeal: Teach us, we pray, to see in you the source of all our talents, and move us to offer them for the adornment of worship and the advancement of true religion; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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