Better late than never.(0) commentsA 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
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.(0) comments
Brett 4:42 PM
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!(0) comments
Brett 1:33 PM
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.(0) comments
Brett 1:29 AM
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.(0) comments
Brett 2:02 AM
- Peter McDonald has started a new Military History Discussion Group at Yahoo Groups.
- Nick Stern found some great old maps of India Here. Some are really very useful.
- Gabriel Landowski has updated his Colonia Rules which have many interesting ideas.
- Here is an announcement that a long gone miniatures magazine is restarting.
- I received a hello from the inhabitants at the Isle of Gluebeard. Not Colonial and a bit odd but they seemed friendly.....
Brett 11:47 AM
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....(0) comments
See the Historicon 2004 Main Page Here.
Brett 8:27 AM