Saturday, November 27, 2010

The point of Uniforms

According to the history books I read when I were a nipper, uniforms were introduced to help tell armies apart, so that you had fewer of those annoying friendly fire (and friendly swords in the guts presumably) incidents.

So, I pick up some tricorn-laden infantry, dressed in blue coats with red facings. Oh, they must be Prussians ... or Swedes ... or French Guards ... or Scots in French Service .. or Spanish ....

so, what was that idea again?

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Alas, due to the ever increasing weight of meine guten soldaten and the declining state of my health and fitness, I have decided to downsize enormously.

Specifically, to give up 28mm and build up 15mm (well 18mm) armies instead, so there will be something of a hiatus here while I purchase and paint up replacement armies (and sell off the existing ones to fund this, of course)