In another mammoth effort at coordinating diaries of busy retirees we were again able to assemble, bar one, for a game of Here I Stand with Simon standing in for the Pope, Jeff as Francis I, Stephen as Sulieman the (mostly) Magnificent, Richard taking on the dual role of Henry VIII and Luther while I was the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V.
Saturday, April 29, 2023
This is what happens when an acquaintance with an artistic bent wants to contribute to the hobby over dinner and a bottle of wine.
Thursday, April 27, 2023
The battle of the tiny trees.
Sunday, April 23, 2023
At this month's NWS Games Day we thought we'd have another game of Rommel. This would be Senno again, unless I could find some time (which is a rare commodity in these days of retirement).
Time is need to find a scenario (as that is what we like playing) and the fabulous HexesandMiniatures website provides an abundance of scenarios for Rommel. Of course this means having to make a choice, but luckily after only short browse, I hit upon Stolberg Corridor. This has long been of interest to me having been included as a short campaign subject in the Command Decision rules.
The terrain looked straightforward.
I quickly determined that I had suitable figures and models.
Friday, April 21, 2023
Getting ready for another mega Snappy Nappy game, a system that focuses on the campaign issues of Napoleonic warfare rather than the tactical.
Actually got a full turn completed in a four hour (or so) session.
Monday, April 17, 2023
The storms in the north develop into rain producing mud, but in the centre the weather clears to a nice dry July 8/9. Will the rain be too late to save Daugavpils? Conversely will the dry weather allow the Axis to cut off the Soviets as they escape from Minsk?
AGC sends six Luftwaffe units to AGN. This will take a few days, but there seemed to be an imbalance in air asset allocation between the Army Groups.
Situation at the end of the turn.
Friday, April 14, 2023
And the weather is... Storms, which is not so bad.