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Showing posts from April, 2018

Was that a pin dropping?

Ol' Frederick II at the battle of Kolin in 1757. A bsolutely nothing happening hobby-wise since my last post at the start of the month.  Running up to the end of the semester now with final class meetings next week, final student projects, reviewing scholarship applications, and trying to write a conference presentation in there somewhere.  Sigh.  But I did learn about a new blog, or rather a recently resumed blog (started way back in 2008) that might be of interest to those of you with a particular interesting in sculpting and/or painting your figures.  Check out Making Miniatures , which has all kinds of interesting discussion on the topic.  Ok, back to the salt mines for yours truly. -- Stokes

Coming This Fall. . .

I've just placed my advance order for this forthcoming book via Amazon. P lease forgive me if this is old news, but I have only just stumbled across this particular book, and thought that it might be nice to share the news with anyone else who might have an interest in the subject.  If any of you have searched in vain for the out-of-print Instrument of War by Christopher Duffy, you'll have noticed that the book has appreciated since it first appeared.  To the tune of several hundred US dollars, and in a few cases, copies of said book exceed US$1000.  Um. . .  right. While I consider the Grand Duchess and myself to be quite comfortable at this point in our lives, I cannot imagine dropping quite that much on a single used book.  So, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Duffy has a new (revised?) edition on the Austrian Army of the Seven Years War period due out this fall.  If, like me, your pockets are not infinitely deep, this might be an interesting and usefu