Friday, April 18, 2008

Better Late Than Never

Better late than never.
A war hero who was buried in an unmarked grave will be celebrated by officers more than 140 years after he died.

Corporal Robert Grant, who served with the Northumberland Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, was awarded the Victoria Cross when he was 20 for rescuing a fellow soldier who was being shot during the Indian Mutiny in 1857.

Brett 1:11 PM
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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

George MacDonald Fraser, Rest In Peace

George MacDonald Fraser, the author of the Flashman series of books has passed away. The Flashman series is a brilliant set of books set in the later half of the 19th Century and is a great teacher about the period as well as being a brilliant set of novels. Sir Harry Flashman is a scoundrel and a rake and has few redeeming features, yet remains engaging in a way that many anti-heroes do not. Mr. Fraser was also a prolific author on the Border Reivers who raided the English/Scottish borders and love the border people. He was also the screenwriter for the Three and Four Musketeers movies of the 1970s, which remain my favorite swashbuckling movies of all time. He was, along with J.R.R. Tolkien one of the two authors who has most shaped my life, may he rest in peace.

Brett 4:42 PM
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Thursday, March 03, 2005

New Copplestone Darkest Africa Figures At Last

Somalis now available to harass your caravans of explorers or raid your coast line. Archers and Cavalry will help flesh out the somalis, now hoping for a miracle and we get some command! All praise to Mark for giving us some new figures!

Brett 1:33 PM
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Sunday, September 26, 2004

Paper Huts

Some great looking Moro Wars style huts made out of paper are available at the Miniaturewargaming.Com. A very nice site all around with many useful things for gamers of all periods.

Brett 1:29 AM
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Sunday, September 12, 2004

Savage and Soldier Index

Bob Burke has allowed me to post up his index of the old, much missed Savage and Soldier magazine. You can still get back issues from Bob, his contact information is at the bottom of the index. If you are new to colonials, Savage and Soldier was the magazine that most colonial gamers were reading more than 20 years ago. As the articles were were very detailed and often written with gaming in mind they are still very valid and readable twenty years later. Have a look at the index here and see if you find something that interests you.

Brett 2:02 AM
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Friday, September 10, 2004

Some Updates from the Colonial List

Brett 11:47 AM
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Sunday, August 01, 2004

Historicon Photos

The first set of photos from the Colonial games at Historicon are up. These are from the Thursday games, Friday and Saturday will follow as I complete them. If anyone spots anything wrong, let me know....

See the Historicon 2004 Main Page Here.

Brett 8:27 AM
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