An illustration not of Irwin-Amadeus II and his manservant Hives, but of Frederick II and the philosopher Voltaire in the study at Sans Souci Palace, which the Grand Duchess and I visited one wonderfully sunny, warm Saturday this June while in Germany. It was an indescribably delightful time!
I notice from the counter at the right of the page here that Irwin-Amadeus II, his trusty English valet Hives, and company are getting very close to 70,000 visits since August 2006. I believe there have been something in the neighborhood of 6,000 since mid-June alone! At any rate, I encourage lurkers and newcomers, who may never have left a comment or suggestion here, to take a few moments to introduce yourself and tell the rest of us about your own wargaming/painting/collecting/reading interests. It's always loads of fun to hear from others about their particular interpretation of the wargaming hobby. Charge!!!