23 November 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to my American visitors! Not much to report for the Grand Duchy of Stollen today. My 13 artillerymen sit patiently on the painting desk where they have been since a Monday evening. But I have managed to complete the flesh tone, grey coats, and GW “Goblin Green” bases since my last post here. Oh, and the breeches, vests, facings, and turnbacks were painted a lovely bright shade of GW “Scorpion Green” too. Still a fair amount to complete, but the large parts are done. I might be able to make some additional progress during our long holiday weekend here in the USA.

Something fun arrived in the mail yesterday afternoon: Scenarios for Wargamers by C. S. Grant!!! The book contains 52 different scenarios, most of which can be used for any period albeit with a few minor alterations. I can’t wait to try a few of these out once I have finished enough figures for some small preliminary actions between the Grand Duchy of Stollen and the Electorate of Zichenau. I particularly like the river crossing scenarios, since The Zwischen River separates the two imaginary states and must be crossed for an invasion to proceed. Anyway, I read until late into the night using my tiny reading light that clips to the cover of a book, so my wife was able to sleep undisturbed by too much light from my bedside lamp.

Enjoy the day everyone -- Gobble, gobble!

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