Well, Michael Barnes said that the way to fool everyone into thinking that I was writing proper introductions to externally-linked articles was to put a big image in front of it. As you can see, I tried, but I just wasn't quite up to the task - I guess my web design sensibilities kicked in. I'll have to try harder next time.
Anyway for those of you who don't recognise the lady in the picture, it's Britannia, one of the many personifications of the spirit of the British Isles - derived in this case from the Roman name of the islands. She's sat up there because this weeks BGN article is all about gaming and game companies in the UK. There may not be that much of interest to the F:AT crowd because I've been at pains to highlight some games which might be better known to the BGN audience, but there's some red-hot wargaming minatures, a tip about a slew of upcoming sci-fi games, a nod to War on Terror and, of course, an unsupported blanket statement about why the UK is better than both the US and Europe when it comes to gaming. So that ought to start some arguments at least, and I know how you all love a good argument.