Since this purports to be a blog about models soldier painting and wargaming, it seems like high time to get back to our raison d'etre here at the GD of S blog. So, lets kick things off today with a photograph of the Young Master Paul's collection of 54mm figres by Wm. S. Britain above. The Young Master has received two figures each Christmas since his arrival at Stollen Central in the fall of 2009.
For all of the excitement leading up to Christmas Day itself, Christmas Week is equally nice in my book. Quiet, laid back, still lots of treats and good food filling up the stockings, dining table, and kitchen, with lots of time for conversation with the Grand Duchess, quiet reflection on the year ending, and the approach of the new year. I enjoy the post-Christmas Day lull as much as Advent and the run up to Christmas. A huge, contented internal sigh. Life is good and worth living.
But what of any other wargaming related gifts? Well, the Grand Duchess came through once again, this time with Charles Grant's recent title Wargaming in History, Volume 5: Minden, Kunersdorf, Torgan, and Maxen. I haven't really had a chance to look closely at the book yet since we collapsed into bed late last night and fell asleep almost immediately, but it looks like a fascinating read and a worthy addition to the collection of wargaming titles here at Stollen Central.