Sunday, 20 February 2011
As usual I've taken a book or two along with me for my holiday reading. This time I've chosen Chris Peers' The African Wars from the bookshelf, a copy of which I aquired a few months ago with a book token that was given to me as a present.
I have a long, long term plan to game Darkest Africa but have yet to get it off the ground, despite having everything plus the proverbial thunderbox ready to go, so this should give me a push in the right direction.
I've also brought along Black Powder for a decent, in depth read through and my copy of Patrols in the Sudan, a good few games of which I have actually played using my very nearly completed Dervish army.
As you can see, they only need a flick of paint to be done but have been languishing in the 'to do' box since the tragic and untimely death of my stalwart opponent Dave. I really should finish them off and add at least one of the Anglo Egyptian or Sudanese forces that I have stockpiled, so that I can run games either solo or for other players at the club.
I hope 2011 will be the year in which I get my colonial projects underway once and for all...