Monday 9th October 2017 - WDW
Bolt Action - Germans v British
HotT (1) - Rats v Zulus
HotT (2) - Goblins v Zulus
DBM - Normans v Communal Italian - I exceeded my personal best on bad dice throwing. I suffered at least 3 x 6:1 and many more 6:2 or 5:1. Whenever only a 1 could end in defeat I managed it. Both of my commands were broken. Chris could only look on and weep!
Tuesday 10th October 2017
Given the amount of half-painted Napoleonics I have (mostly Airfix) it seems a pity not to, at least, try to use them. Some have already found themselves fighting in the South American Wars of Independence and others in the 1812 American War. The first half of the Haitian conflict would need Revolutionary French figures but the latter a mixture of Napoleonic French, Spanish, British and some native 'mash-ups'. Will I do more than just think about it?
In addition to the above I found two more articles of value:
"Spanish Silver" - fighting in the American SW - Spanish v Indians.
"Ireland's Norman Invasion" by Paul Leach
Otherwise the issue seems to be populated by WW2 articles for which, obviously, there is plenty of information available. About as captivating as two day old porridge!
Wednesday 11th October 2017
Finished the last of the ERB stories:
11) "Tarzan and the Land That Time Forgot" by Joe R Lansdale (46p) - plenty of adventure but little character development
My last comment could apply to the entire book, and indeed the writings of ERB himself. The modern authors have tried to give indivuals more 'life' but in the short story format that is difficult. To me adventure comics (and stories) of ERBs era were just romping good yarns with stereotype heroes, damsels in distress and crisis after crisis. Styles and tastes have moved on.