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Showing posts from March, 2013

Bordurian raiders strike at King Ivan's rearguard

Crossing the Spree River, south of Potsdam

La Belle Dame Sans Merci
I'm going to admit in public here to a sort of dalliance with an old flame.   You probably know who I'm talking about; she is sophisticated and elegant and also maddeningly complicated and always out of reach, an infamous femme fatale...  That's right, Napoleonics.  She showed up in town unexpectedly and after one little flourish of a pelisse I found the King's Shilling in my hand, for the second time!  Soon I was painting up a few units to fill out armies I had more or less put aside ten years ago.  Is this a mid life crisis? ; )
In the 1990's, Napoleonics were my consuming interest.    I painted quite a lot of figures and tried a few different rules sets and even a campaign or two before the flame cooled (or was it my eyesight declining?) and I moved on.  I returned to wargames after a walkabout and have been very happily working on early to mid Horse and Musket (NYW to SYW) ever since.  However, on a whim back in the fall, I responded to M…