Well, yes newt_e, I was close enough to block, but not close enough to reach it! Just one more blue token and I'd have been able to bring this game to a very abrupt (and indeed surprising) end!
I'm sure you've all spotted my tactics now, it probably won't surprise anyone to learn I'm going to call South Kensington.
"Well it's Forty-one Thousand Nine Hundred Sixty-nine OK -
Gotta war across the Milky Way - "
Iggius Popiscus and the Stoogii, "41,969"