Mental Floss brings this link to a video of Peter Cushing (Grand Moff Tarkin) painting figurines and preparing them for battle. What a nerd. From the post:
Peter Cushing is famous for his roles in the Hammer films, his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, his roles in Doctor Who films, and later as Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars (among many other roles). The man had some nerd cred. And he totally painted miniature soldiers and played with them, just like us. (For the record, I was six years old when I got into pewter minis, and about twelve when I gave ‘em up. Ahem.)
In this short British Pathé news reel, we catch up with Cushing at home, painting his miniatures and then playing H.G. Wells’s bizarrely over-titled (and sexist) Little Wars: a game for boys from twelve years of age to one hundred and fifty and for that more intelligent sort of girl who likes boys’ games and books. Um. Enjoy!
Follow the link for a second video, this one explaining how H.G. Wells's miniature game works.