Friday, 15 January 2016
The Boer War
It's been a bit quiet here for the last couple of weeks, as the return to work sinks in and then piles up, so it was great to take a trip into town this afternoon with the boys for a bit of retail therapy in the second hand charity book shop. I always pop in on Friday after work as we have half an hour to kill before judo and swimming at the local pool. There's also the added incentive that the odd fiver here of there all goes to Oxfam, which can't be a bad thing.
There's usually something worth acquiring for the bookshelf and today it was a copy of this hardback Osprey Military title on the Boer War, including loads of contemporary photographs, maps and colour plates, together with pictures of the various battlefields today. It's not a conflict that I know much about, even though my parent's house was designed by an architect who was killed at Colenso. The house was actually called Colenso for many years as a result.
I've always thought it would be perfect for 10mm using the extensive Pendraken Boer War range, but that is something that I won't be adding to the backlog of projects at the moment. If the Too Fat Lardies ever get round to publishing their rules for South Africa, then I might have to change my mind? Instead, I'm hoping to make some progress with my Dragon Rampant elves this weekend, although it's flipping freezing in the garage and the workbench is sub-zero as a result!
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