Wednesday, January 20, 2016

.......time flies

Just a quick update, as I am at work (between classes)... I cannot believe it has been months since my last post. I've been thoroughly busy with work (teaching 7th grade world history) and between trying to herd students as though they were wild horses, and dealing with the mandatory paperwork that goes with the job, I've lost time. Unfortunately, I have been gaming less as grading papers takes up much of my evenings, but I have been reading more. My camera ist kaput, else I would provide a pic of what books I have recently acquired. Luckily, the internets are powerful and I can just show you images:
I've also purchased some British figures for the Sudan, from Peter Pig. I've never done a colonial army, but I am going to work on one (or more) as the period is growing on me. Of course, Bob at Wargaming Miscellany has inspired me through his various sites. I'd complain to him that his colonial site has not been updated in a long time, but with my out infrequent updates here over the past two years, I'd be a hypocrite for doing so. I am just finishing up reading
for the second time. The book is not without fault, but it is an entertaining read. Well, I am off to a meeting, so until next....

8 comments:

  1. Good to hear you're still kicking!

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    1. Thank you, Fran. It has been touch and go for a while :)

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  2. Good to see you back. I shouln'd worry about the posts: your irregular frequency is about as often as my regular frequency. :O)

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    1. It's not just the posting, but also being able to read the blogs of others. There's a lot going on behind the screen here, so getting back to receiving inspiration from my international and domestic blogging friends is a good thing.

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  3. Glad to see you back Justin, let's hope you can get some games in soon. Just as a matter of interest since you're reading about Khartoum. I went to Gordon School, named after the man himself. When he was stationed at Tilbury Fort, he lived in my hometown of Gravesend and after he died, he left a vast area of land for the recreation of Gravesend people. Its still here now and is called the Gordon Promenade!

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    1. Ray... I am jealous. I've always been fascinated with Gordon, as a person, but I had avoided colonial wargaming for various reasons. Now, though, I am beyond inspired and am very much looking forward to carrying out a few of my plans for such gaming. I've been reading on the ECW lately, as well, so Kent has figured large in my current period of enlightenment.

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  4. If you need gaming inspiration, your list of reading materials will certain give that a big push in the right direction! Good luck to you.

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    1. Yes, and that was just a few of the books I have recently picked up. I still have several enroute.

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