Monday 28th December - DBM - Patrician Romans v Late Romans
I was given the left 'forlorn hope' command comprising of 8 Cv(O), 8 Ax(S), 2 Kn(F) & 2 Lh(F). I was facing off against 1 'pip sink' command of 4 Lh(S) plus another 'real' command of Kn(F), Lh(S) and a few Kn(X). I was reminded of Corporal Jones.
My C-in-C was trying to battle his way through opposition Wb, Bw & Camels. At the end of the day it was a draw (5:5).
On the only other table: Square Bashing with Churmy's French versus Ian's Austro-Hungarians. All went well for the French at the start but in the last two bounds the AH gas barrage had a devastating effect. The fact that the AH figures were 12mm and the French 10mm had nothing to do with it!
Tuesday 29th December - actually got some painting done (for the second day running).
As usual it's a mixed bag of a certain DBA variant (that I have been asked not to mention in polite company); 15mm camp elements; plus some War of the Roses horse. The last includes 2 elements of Currours that I am re-painting as Welsh uchelwyr.
No....I am not going to build a Welsh army but am considering a Welsh ally. Wars of the Roses armies are usually quite small because of the number of expensive troops involved - Reg Bw(S), Reg Bd(O) and....worst of all...compulsory Reg Kn(I).
As I already have around 13 elements of Irr Bw(O) I have the core of an allied contingent. Hopefully by Vapnartak I would have worked out what else I might require!
Thursday 31st December - the end of a rough year 'health-wise' and 'weather-wise'.
Since my decision to blog every Thursday I have only missed one posting (in spite of the date often showing Wednesday). Hopefully I will keep this up. Any comments are gratefully received.