Last week we mentioned that we’re going to be casting a GToT (Tactical Game of Thrones). Our bad ass series of feature length movies is going to be epic, mostly because all of the principal characters will be played by people from the tactical industry (and of course also because pretty much everything we do is epic). Gear designers and manufacturers, tactical instructors – our personas dramatae (no idea if that Latin is correct, just go with it) will be a veritable ‘who’s who’ of folks you’d normally only see together at SHOT.
In the meantime, in no particular order of importance (we may run House/political or regional specials later) here are a few more of the stars from the upcoming Breach Bang Clear presents: Tactical Game of Thrones.
Benjen Stark, First Ranger of the Night’s Watch, will be played by our ole buddy Chris Costa of Costa Ludus. There are three orders within the Night’s Watch – Builders, Stewards and Rangers. Benjen is the leader of the latter, answerable only to the Lord Commander. A doughty warrior (grunts: doughty), Benjen Stark is Lord Eddard Stark’s younger brother and it was he who Jon Snow sought to emulate. Personally we think he’s going to wind up being the thing they later call Coldhands, but who knows.
This picture (on the right) may not actually be a picture of Mag Mar Tun Doh Weg, “Mag the Mighty”, King (sort of) of the Giants, but it’s the closest thing we had. The feller on the left is GW Ayers, and he is perfect for the role of giant. GW is one of the HMFICs of Tactical Tailor and one of the reasons they’ve been as successful as they have. He’s amiable but ferocious at need, huge, shaggy, smelly and possessed of prodigious strength. (Grunts: prodigious.) There are but few giants north of the Wall, but they are there, and they ride woolly mammoths into battle. GW rides a Harley and used to ride a Stryker, but same difference.
Tormund GiantsBane is one of the most likable of the Free Folk (we never cared for the Magnar of Thenn). He’s the Tall-talker, Horn-blower and Breaker of Ice, Husband to Bears, the Mead-king of Ruddy Hall, Speaker to Gods and Father of Hosts. Tormund is a solid comrade and a great warrior who bathes at least once a season whether he needs it or not. In those respects he is exactly like our staunch, hirsute companion Eric Cashion of Confederate Forge. (Grunts: hirsute.) He didn’t scale the wall in the book (remember Grigg the Goat?) but then Orell should’ve already been dead so why quibble over details?
Here’s a quick look at the Lord Commander and First Ranger of the Night’s Watch back before Robert visited Winterfell, before Jon Snow traveled north to the wall and long before the Old Bear sent Benjen looking for Ser Waymar Royce. As you can tell here, it was important that they work well together. Though the black brothers don’t normally take part in tourneys, maybe this was a fluke after one of the big ones held at White Harbor? Nah. Prob’ly took place after a long night with the ‘ladies’ of Mole Town.
Monitor this frequency for updates on our movie. As soon as we have more tactical industry talent booked and contractually obliged we’ll let you know. Meantime remember – the best single dancing moms in King’s Landing probably work for Littlefinger, but that’s no reason not to put them to work.
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