Austrian staff on foot by Minden Miniatures (photo 'borrowed' from the Minden Miniatures blog).
A very quiet birthday yesterday, celebrated with the Grand Duchess and the Young Master (who is now a devotee of all things chocolate) over a delicious Indian meal that I picked up and brought home for us early in the evening from one of our local Indian restaurants (we are very fortunate to have three within just a few miles of us). A chocolate cake with a few candles followed that was baked by my wife, with "help" from our son, and then some cards and a few nice gifts, including a recent finger painting by the Young Master and a bottle of Glenmorangie single highland malt whisky from the Grand Duchess. Oh, and on the miniature soldier front, I placed a small order to Minden Miniatures late yesterday afternoon for Austrian and Prussian staffs on foot plus some more Croat grenzers and a couple of other odds and ends to fill out a few things in the collection here at Stollen Central. All in all a delightful way to mark the passing of yet another 29th birthday. ;-)
Prussian staff on foot, also by MInden Miniatures. This photo too has been 'borrowed' from the Minden Miniatures blog.