Set up some battlefields today-
Thursday, 6 October 2022
Wednesday, 5 October 2022
My third force is coming along very nicely. They are depicted in a variety of uniforms, including helmets etc collected off the battlefield or bought otherwise. These include Ostmerk and Morava items. They represent militia probably from an agrarian national peasants political party.
The big problem is coming up with a name. I had come up with Banat of Transflumen but realised it was a long winded name to say the least. I am still thinking…
Tuesday, 4 October 2022
Friday saw me hosting a dark age skirmish here-
P. continued to throw an inordinate amount of ones on d6 . As one who taught probability in primary school in maths ( using a throw d6 a hundred times experiment ) I just cannot believe how many ones he threw not to mention the number of fives and sixes l threw as opposed throws ! A fun game ensued.
Some splendid art on hoardings cinema Edinburgh-
Sunday, 2 October 2022
Saturday, 1 October 2022
I have been reading around Romania a bit and looking at photos. Also found some footage-
Broke out the Funken books too. The WW1 volumes were a birthday present from my parents when I was around twelve or so . I eagerly anticipated these books I had asked for . The day of my birthday dawned and I had the flu. I very briefly opened the two volumes but wasn’t up to it. They lay beside my bed until I felt a little better in the days to come. This illustration was one of my favourites-
Will work further on the figures over the weekend…
Friday, 30 September 2022
These are beautiful travel books which conjure up a lost world of interwar Europe. Norman Stone says of this one - A book so good you resent finishing it. High praise indeed. The first few pages, over coffee this morning, whisked me effortlessly through time and space to Holy Saturday 1934 , Esztergom, forty miles upstream from Budapest.
Do give these a go, you certainly won’t regret it. Just right for someone working on Mark’s Little Soldiers and a mittel European imagination.