Friday, 3 January 2014

Happy New Year

May I first wish you all a very Happy New Year and all the very best for 2014.

I have added another two books to my collection and I would like to thank my family for the great presents this year.
First was the Charles Stewart Grant’s book, “Programmed Wargames Scenarios”. It’s the second book to Scenarios for Wargames which I received last year as a present but this one has more punch to the battles/scenario’s i.e. campaigns for Solo and mulitiplayer wargamers.
The book covers two parts, the first part has 10 attack and defence scenario’s and in part two we have 8 confrontations and all for different periods.

The second book which I had was the “Uniforms of Waterloo” by Philip Haythornwaite. This starts with a quick summery of the famous battle and then goes into the three armies at Waterloo with lovely colour plates of the uniforms. I know that a lot of Napoleonic wargamers like this book but after a quick flick through, Phil does say that this is what he thinks that the Regiments were wearing on that day and I see that he has the French cavalry Carabiniers down with white coats? But again he said that the French uniforms are more difficult to say what they were wearing as Napoleon had little time to change all of the units uniforms in time for the campaign.

So we start a New Year and I hope that I will get my Painting hat on and paint more than I ever have over the last five years. So keep an eye out as 2015 is now not that far away.