Moment of Nerdy Awesome: Moff Tarkin plays with toy soldiers.

Welcome to this weeks Moment of Nerdy Awesome!

Peter Cushing is well loved by many in the nerd community, even long after his death. Most famous for his role as Grand Moff Tarkin* in Star Wars: Episode 4, he also had many roles in Hammer Horror films and played The Doctor in Dr. Who and the Daleks and Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D, which has ensured that multiple generations of nerds hold him dear in their hearts.

Yet there is a side many didn’t know he had. Cushing was an avid painter and loved to play wargames using the rules laid down in H.G. Wells seminal book on the subject Little Wars** as captured by British Pathe here.

Read more on Cushing here. His life was a great one, but marred by tragedy too.

I will be opening up submissions soon, so if you have anything you think deserves to be a Moment of Nerdy Awesome let me know in the comments below or on Twitter @Nerditis.

See you next week for another Moment of Nerdy Awesome.

*a role he played wearing slippers- good luck watching his scenes in a New Hope the same way.

**Project Gutenberg have put the book up for free here. Its fascinating reading.

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