Someone mentioned one of the books recently discussed here and or the Man of Tin blog as a book to take to a desert island. This put me in mind to ask what five books would you take to a desert island? You are welcome to list them and/or give reasons for your choice too, it is up to you. I’ll have a think also and post mine here in a day or so. I look forward to hearing from you..
Tuesday, 30 May 2023
Interesting post from Man of Tin today-
As a result l got this off the shelf-
It was illustrated by Niels M Saxtorp. Follow the link below to see a photo of his grave and read about him-
Monday, 29 May 2023
With Mark’s Little Soldiers announcing the forthcoming 1848 range I thought l had better start reading up on the period-
There is much interesting chat on Mark’s Instagram both from Mark himself and also from the comments left there by others. I have started listening to series seven of the Revolutions podcast which I have found most interesting so far. I would recommend it as a way in or reminder of 1848.
As for what my thoughts and plans are it is very early days. I might go for Tradgardland in 1848 or instead see where my 1930’s MLS countries were in 1848. It depends how much information l can glean from the sources available to me. Tradgardland might be the way to go for a microcosm experience and the other countries for a macrocosm one.
Anyway in the meantime some music-
Saturday, 27 May 2023
Today saw a visit by G and R to play VBCW. R had never played and expressed a desire to try the period out. G kindly volunteered to umpire and I played-
Thursday, 25 May 2023
The army of The Confederation has been on manoeuvres in the Alpines Region today-
Wednesday, 24 May 2023
These popped up on Facebook recently-https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/27591
Monday, 22 May 2023
Currently got the painter in and so will be glad when that finishes hopefully today. On Saturday I caught the bus to Edinburgh and went for a wander. Firstly the Botanics-
Saturday, 20 May 2023
Friday, 19 May 2023
This morning saw Empire troops manoeuvring in the disputed Alpines region . Mountain troops, infantry, machine guns and artillery took part under the watchful eye of General Sachertorte and his staff. The Alpines region lies between The Empire and The Confederation. Both countries claim ownership. The ongoing border dispute is centuries old. It is expected that The Confederation may conduct their own manoeuvres in the coming days ahead…
Thursday, 18 May 2023
My art history course for this week was cancelled. I got the email the day before and was fortunate to be able to arrange to meet a friend for coffee in Edinburgh. Afterwards l decided to have a walk down Leith Walk . Until recently it was full of roadworks, now these have gone.
Wednesday, 17 May 2023
Sunday, 14 May 2023
Yesterday the Westerhope Wargames Group put on a colourful and spectacular game at Carronade 2023. Many of the figures had been cast from Prince August Moulds. I5 was a game between Romans and Ancients Britains, that classic combination we all know and love from Airfix days. As ever the group were keen to chat, had an interesting display beside the game and were the friendly, open fellows we have come to expect. A few pictures-
Saturday, 13 May 2023
Jennifer asked in the comments sections of a previous post what the books were. Here is a photo of their front covers , or in one case, the frontispiece as the cover is plain and the dust jacket long gone..
The bottom one was published during WW2 and I got it in a second hand book shop in Stirling in 1986. It has charming black and white drawings throughout. The other two are published by Helion and Osprey.
Had a most enjoyable game over Zoom with Brian C using his “Memories of ‘34” rules and MLS figures.
Secondly a question. I recall rules for medieval football and also ones for renaissance football in Slingshot, Arquebusier or some Wargames magazine. Does anyone remember these or even better have a copy for me to use?
Friday, 12 May 2023
Thursday, 11 May 2023
Finished these mercenaries this afternoon-