It seems to go in cycles, l either have loads on or almost nothing. We are in one of those busy patches currently on all fronts, which is great in many ways. I fought two face to face games this week - the Jacobite one already alluded to an yesterday the continuing Antietam game. Being retired, having others in the same position and a friend with a room where games can be kept up is most fortunate. We continue to get used to the rules, enjoy my friend’s beautifully painted (and organised) ACW collection he has worked on for years. The photos show me advancing towards the sunken road with my Iron Brigade. We aim to complete the game on Tuesday, after a number of sessions over the last few weeks. Thursday saw me out for a Christmas meal with friends in a well spaced out restaurant. I thoroughly recommend Scott’s at Port Edgar , South Queensferry. The photo shows our view out onto the Queen’s Crossing. Today I will do some shopping then some Christmas tasks before settling down to the Zoom delight that is the Virtual Wargames Club. A cornucopia of banter, inspiration, geekery, Napoleon worship ( not me) and great company.