Saturday 19 December 2015

Winter Quarters

School has broken up and I am in winter quarters here in the Duchy of Tradgardland. The 40mm highlanders arrived and I shall post pictures later. Thanks for the mention of Prof Duffy's new book ,I shall pick it up over the festive season. Dragon Rampant is out and I await it's arrival here in the Duchy.
Apart from family outings I intend to do as little as possible- a potter with paints ( no targets, no self imposed demands) and some small games solo and otherwise. I have just started a email based campaign set around 1909 which is splendid fun so far.
It is a time to read ,reflect, post on the blog and recharge batteries. I finished "Outlander" and " The Last Kingdom" and have just begun "Vikings" season 1. Amazon Prime has more than paid for itself in usefulness and entertainment. I leave you with my favourite Advent hymn below. Have a good Saturday one and all.


  1. I have 'Dragon Rampant' on order as well and eagerly await it's delivery , Tony

  2. Tradgardmastare,

    Have a relaxing and happy Christmas.

    All the best,


  3. Sounds good all around. Happy holidays!

  4. Dragon Rampant is winging it's way to me too! I gave up on The Last Kingdom, but Vikings was rather good (if bloody). What it lost on the authentic clothing front it made up for with clearly in depth research into religion and belief, as well as a serious nod to the Sagas (spoiler-things don't bode well for Ragnar).

  5. "Apart from family outings I intend to do as little as possible- a potter with paints"

    A splendid plan, sir ! And one that I plan to emulate.

    Merry Christmas to you,