21 April 2009
Third Company of Fusiliers Almost Done and Sawmill Village Refight. . .
Well, the last several days have not left much free time here in Stollen Central, but I have managed, by hook or by crook, to get that third batch of RSM fusiliers almost finished -- just gaiter buttons and a couple coats of Future/Klear acrylic floor finish this evening, and we are all set.
Of course, this means that the long delayed battle for Saegewerkdorf between Jeff Hudelson and me MUST start. No more fooling around. Conveniently, the Grand Duchess will be away for several days, which gives me a bit more unstructured time during the evenings, so it looks like we have an "all systems go" on that front finally too. I suspect that a company of infantry on the Stagonian side might defect to to Stollenians, meaning that both armies will enjoy parity at least in terms of infantry and artillery. The Stagonians still have a bit more cavalry, but I can't do anything about that quickly.
Last but not least, have you ever had one of thos crazy, pointless ideas just when you realize how tired and unfocused you are and decide to turn out the bedside lamp for the evening? I'm sure you have. Anyway, as I put down my book on developing one's business via e-letters and e-zines, I had thet thought that a bi-monthly or quarterly e-zine (in PDF format) on 18th century wargaming would be fun to do. Crazy? Certainly. Do we need something like this when there is already the Journal of the SYW Society, Battlegames, and Saxe n Violets from the Society of Daisy? Probably not. But the idea is still nagging at me today.
I'm not sure what the point of such a newsletter would be, and so many of us have blogs already, that I suppose there would be lots of overlap there. And then, of course, there is the time issue. Being responsible for a newsletter, even if it only came out four times a year, would eat into painting and gaming time in the evenings and on weekends. Nevertheless, the notion on carrying on what Donald Featherstone used to do with the Wargamers' Newsletter into the 21st century is kind of exciting. What do you Stollen regulars think? Besides doing something like this as a purely backslapping exercise, is there any call for something like this among 18th century enthusiasts today? Is there any interest in contributing/subscribing to a venture like this?