Bastion No. 2 under way

To be honest dear reader there is not a lot happening in the hobby space lately. The clue is in the dearth of updates on this here blog. Of course life is not usually black and white so that’s not quite true. Various favoured wargaming sites on the interwebs are getting their usual hammering emanating out of Neu Scloss von Peter on a daily basis. The intellect is still being expended on the hobby but the paint brushes etc are on an extended holiday. But there is hope of a reversal in fortunes.

The son & heir had moved back into his room in Neu Scloss von Peter having completed his studies and time in Dunedin. That was great as we get on well. But what’s even better is that he has now moved out again into a grown up’s flat – as opposed to a student flat – taking most of the bedroom furniture with him. Meaning that this seems to be the big move with no returns. Meaning that his room no longer needs to held as a ready reserve. Meaning that Bastion Number 2 is in preparation. For the confused The Bastion was the dedicated wargaming room in the prior abode Scloss von Peter.

Pre Bastion 1

Above: the view of Bastion Number 2 from the entry door

Many thanks to the good Fraulien von Peter herself who has been a trooper with cleaning and even some painting on the internals of Bastion Number 2. A marvel of a sapper and an engineer all rolled up into one.

Pre Bastion 2

Above: the view looking back towards the entry door

The plan is to weaponise Bastion Number 2 by cleaning up the table tennis table that languishes in the garage and install it along with it’s “grass” covering. Not long now hopefully.

Pre Bastion 3

Above:the lighting situation has potential with three individually switched light sources. New bulbs will be investigated. Perhaps daylight bulbs will be a go

Pre Bastion 4

Above: ok the move out is still a work in progress. Impressively most of what remains are The son & heir’s wargaming paraphernalia. And there’s more on a table in the hall!

 

Bring on the Russian Mounted Jagers

von Peter himself has always had a soft spot for Russian Mounted Jagers and the Perrys have obviously got wind of this. Back in Snippets #18 The dear readers attention was targeted on the Perry’s efforts to create  a box of plastic Russian and/or Prussian dragoons. Now they’ve added Russian Mounted Jagers in to the mix/box.

Perry Russian plastic Mounted Jager 1

Perry Russian plastic Mounted Jager 2

As a forewarning of potential button counter attacks the Perry’s have posted an official warning …

As you might notice, to get these on the frame there is a slight compromise in that the cuffs for the Jäger should be pointed and have one button, but this is easily remedied with a bit of paint.

You have been warned.

 

Enough.

Until we meet again …

Salute
von Peter himself 

Polish bangers

And in this case “Polish bangers” is not a reference to sausages but rather Polish artillery of which a foot battery has finally made it to the front to support the cause.

All of the orders of battle that von Peter himself can recall give the independent 27th (Polish) Division as present at the Battle of Leipzig 1813 a supporting Polish foot battery. But annoyingly they don’t say which battery. To not give a unit an actual name seems callous and unforgivable especially considering the future trials and tribulations that are bound to come their way on the table top. So it has been decided to call them the Polish 5th Foot Battery. This may or may not be correct but until further information is revealed that is what they are to be known as! 😃

Figures from Front Rank Figurines pigmented by Nigel Fun-nell. The French M1808 6pdr. French cannon are from Calpe Miniatures and their pigmenting plus the choreography and basing can be blamed on von Peter himself.

A few whining words on the Front Rank Polish foot artillery range are required here to enable the venting of some frustration. The niggle is that the range consists of a whole six figures. As someone who likes to create each gun crew as a unique and cohesive vignette a mere six figures is somewhat limiting. Hence the loading gun crew contains no less than three of the “Gunner with trail spike” figures. Three may seem excessive and some may quite rightly say that two would have given a normalish four man crew on the base but having completed a Saxon 6dr foot battery with five figures on each base von Peter himself is quite taken with the busier look.

And in the spirit of full disclosure the battery and their supports above are displayed on one of The son & heir’s home made terrain boards. It seems only fair to acknowledge the effort involved.

 

Christmas arrives in the form of a present

The self organised 2020 Christmas present was the “Church Lift Off Roof” from the Big Battalions 28mm Black Powder Europe range of Total Battle Miniatures. And it arrived a couple of weeks back which was perfectly fine service considering the lateness of the order and the current COVID situation. As can be seen it comes in three pieces …

It is the second 28mm church to join the local collection but seemingly most European villages display at least one spire so perhaps two is not enough!  🤣

As can be seen it towers a little over the current House of God so it will probably be used for the larger urban centres … once it gets pigmented. The 28mm Front Rank Polish ADC gives an idea of the real estate sizings.

Above: a picture of the church from the Total Battle Miniatures website

 

For a larger and clearer view of the images above all are “clickable”.

 

Enough.

Until we meet again …

Snippets #19

Some potentially sad news to start with. Hopefully von Peter himself has the wrong end of the stick on this one. He often does.

The website for The History Book Man has ceased to operate as a website, i.e. it cannot be found. A search led to a rather sad topic on The Miniatures Page. von Peter himself sincerely hopes that the reports on the death of W.J. (Bill) Rawkins are in error.

For those not in the know Bill was author and proprietor of The History Book Man which produced fine organisational and uniform e-books on Napoleonic armies which were outstandingly great value for money. He had a number of e-books available with several more under development.

von Peter himself has had several email dealings with Bill and can only report that he seemed to be from the line of the finest of gentleman. The world is most certainly not a better place if he has indeed passed. He will be missed. Go well Bill.

von Peter himself certainly hopes that he has his wires well and truly crossed on this one.

STOP PRESS: see the comments – Bill’s passing has been confirmed by a family member. Very sad news indeed.

 

Miniature Wargaming The Movie

von Peter himself vaguely recalls a kickstarter raising funds for Miniature Wargaming The Movie. It seems that the movie is now slowly being released to non backers. “Slowly” because as at the time of typing it has been released to residents of North American and is to be released to UK residents sometime in 2021. What about the rest of the world – especially New Zealand – guys?

Any ways the pirating of websites reveals the synopsis of the film to be …

Multi-Award-Winning documentary Miniature Wargaming The Movie dives into the heart of the wargaming industry and reveals the impact it has on people’s lives. The film follows four individuals as they unveil how wargaming affects their lives in different ways: Andy Bryant, a British war veteran who turns to wargaming as an escape; Chris Nicholls, owner of a small business fighting to secure his family’s future; and two young gamers Matt and Adam who travel across Europe in a bid to fulfil their dream of competing in an international tournament.
Finally, uncover the true story behind this incredible hobby with best-selling author Henry Hyde who reveals the origins and history of the hobby. It includes never-before-seen footage with Sir Peter Jackson (director of The Lord of The Rings) and interviews with Rick Priestley (creator of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000), legendary sculptors Alan and Michael Perry, Warlord Games co-founders Paul Sawyer and John Stallard, plus many more.

 

The Sprue Shop

For those with a passion for plastic figures but who – for a variety of reasons – may not want to purchase a complete box The Sprue Shop may be of service. More raiding of websites reveals …

Thank you for taking the time to visit my shop,
I hope you will find something of interest within its pages. In time I aim to stock sprues for most of the plastic figure sets available together with some of the vehicles produced. Please if you have any requests or just a question get in contact. Many Thanks Steve.

Some manufacturers – e.g. Perry Miniatures – sell individual sprues but if your favourite manufacturer does not then perhaps The Sprue Shop can help. Sprues are currently available from …

Wargames Atlantic
Warlord Games
Hail Caeser
WW2 Bolt Action
Black Powder
Pike & Shotte
FrostGrave
Oathmark
Victrix
Fireforge games
Plastic bases
Perry’s Miniatures
Gripping Beast.

And as another act of piracy …

January 2021 sale
To celebrate the launch of this site 15% sale on most sprues.

Postage caught the eye …

Shipping
UK – free shipping (any quantity
EU – £6.00 (any quantity)
ROW – £15.00 (any quantity)

Great if you live in the UK but eye watering if you live in the Rest of the World. Let’s say New Zealand. Any guesses on who might live in New Zealand? The “any quantity” bit is good but the £15.00 is … eye watering. Especially if a mere one or two sprues are required.

 

GÖATERDÄMMERUNG

Another Wargamer’s Site has been added to the Links page over at that other place … vonpeterhimself.com. This time its is Goat Major’s GÖATERDÄMMERUNG blog. It’s just about enough to make one throw down one’s paint brush and give it up as a bad joke!  🤣

 

Enough.

Until we meet again …

Salute
von Peter himself 

Snippets #18

A paucity of posts reflects the hobby falling down the priority list. Sigh!

Them Perry twins sure are busy

As is their way the Perry twins of Perry Miniatures fame have been busy. From amongst a raft of announcements two of their “projects” have been selected as suitable for reporting here.

1. Plastic Napoleonic allied cavalry. Two separate boxes of them are “in progress” with no release date as yet released. A box of Russian uhlans …

… and perhaps more interestingly a box that can create either Prussian or Russian dragoons …

2. Two new Napoleonic ranges have been announced – 1806 Prussians and 1806-09 Saxons.

von Peter himself has always thought that the 1806 Prussians would make a fine looking army though he is not likely to go there. His nascent(!) 28mm Napoleonic collection is of an 1813 ilk and he already has Seven Years War Prussians that in many ways are similar to those of 1806.

Pictures “borrowed” from the Perry Miniatures facebook page.

 

Eagles of Empire Miniatures

Eagles of Empire Miniatures are a company who up to now seem to have focussed on later nineteenth century conflicts, ie. the Franco-Prussian War. But they have now diversified with a range of 28mm 1812 Napoleonic figures. This they have managed in conjunction with the Russian Avanpost Miniatures.

The figures are cast in resin and appear to come as sets of 9 skirmishing infantry £16.00, 18 infantry £29.00, 6 cavalry £29.00 or artillery piece with 4 gunners £13.50.

von Peter himself has no idea how these figures compare size wise with other manufacturers wares. The expectation is that the range will be expanded in 2021.

 

And of course it is the festive season with Christmas 2020 recently celebrated and the New Year only just consummated. A belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. And in these COVID-19 times please take the greatest care out there.

 

Enough.

Until we meet again …

Salute
von Peter himself 

Snippets #17

Some dated news that has been sitting around for a while in a draft form …

The ongoing thirst for terrain gets a little quenching

Fathers Day finally delivered something of use in a hobbying sort of way. More explicitly it delivered the Timber House Lift Off Roof from the Big Battalions 28mm Black Powder Europe range of Total Battle Miniatures. Another nice model from this vendor. Note to self: place orders earlier in these COVID-19 disrupted times.

Perhaps the Church Lift Off Roof from the same source would be an appropriate Christmas acquisition.

Napoleonic Bavarians

Back on the 2 September 2020 Victrix Ltd announced on their facebook page a little more on their Napoleonic Bavarians …

Bavarian Napoleonic Infantry has now moved to the tooling stage

Ok, that’s a very “efficient” example of communication but they did provide three pictures …

 

The media section

Some video that may prove of interest. First up a piece on that never ending question – Is historical Wargaming Dying Out? This video sparked several responding videos. Thankfully the consensus to the question appears to be “no”.

For those that listen to the “We Have Ways of Making You Talk” podcast the chaps now have a website at https://wehavewayspod.com

Those well known Perry twins are popular guests on hobbying related media. Here they are primarily chatting about their involvement with Game Workshop’s Middle Earth game but there are also some interesting side bars.

 

Enough.

Until we meet again …

Salute
von Peter himself 

Polish ADCs and a Vauban inspired piece

The fledgling local Polish forces have been patiently awaiting some ADCs to assist the “top brass”. And two dashing Polish ADCs have been patiently awaiting their mounts to be suitably prepared. Finally everyones patient awaiting has paid off. von Peter himself proudly presents said gentlemen …

Figures from Front Rank Figurines. Pigmentation of the men by Nigel Fun-nell. Horse pigmenting and basing can be blamed on von Peter himself.

 

Anyone up for a Vauban Fort

von Peter himself is a sucker for this sort of thing. “This sort of thing” being grandiose terrain pieces and in this specific case it refers to the Vauban Fort 2 from More Terrain. This time it is the fault of Simon Miller and his BigRedBatCave blog – in particular the entry Going full Vauban – for signalling the existence of the piece … or rather pieces. Artillery fortresses have a particular fascination for von Peter himself perhaps heightened by his interest in the Seven Years War and earlier “squabbles”

Above: a decent image of the Vauban Fort “borrowed” from The BigRedBatCave

The fort comes pre-painted with a choice of two colours. Pictured above is the “beige” version but it can also be had in grey …

The fort’s dimensions are 70 * 70 * 15cm and while not insignificant von Peter worries whether it is big enough to accommodate his based figures. Hopefully the BigRedBat will eventually post some pictures of a garrisoned fort to help gage the practicality of the piece.

The fort comes fully painted for the not insignificant sum of 195.00 € … and don’t forget the shipping. A tricky figure to get past the good Fraulien von Peter herself!  😃

All images are clickable for that larger and clearer view beloved by some.

Enough.

Until we meet again …

Salute
von Peter himself 

Saxon Leib Grenadier Garde in the metal addendum

A very quick update.

Calpe Miniatures have posted pictures of the contents of their Saxon Guard Grenadiers packs. And the pictures are of pigmented figures which provide an excellent reference for any prospective pigmenters out there. Go to the Saxon bit of the Shop to see them.

Even better we are presented with pictures of the front …

…and of the back …

Click for a larger and clearer view. Pictures kindly provided by Calpe Miniatures … even if they were unaware they were doing so!  😃

For further information on the regiments uniform remember that Calpe Miniatures have a Uniform information and painting Guide for them. And for yet more information Brigade Uniform Plates have a nice … errr … plate (PLATE 100: KINGDOM OF SAXONY: LIEB-GRENADIER-GUARD 1810-1813) on the regiment which is listed for sale on the Calpe Miniatures site.

von Peter himself is obviously still a self confessed Calpe zealot.  😇

Enough.

Until we meet again …

Salute
von Peter himself 

Saxon Leib Grenadier Garde in the metal

As previously revealed Calpe Miniatures have released their Saxon Guard Grenadiers – also known as the Saxon Leib Grenadier Garde. That was great news which only got better when the local postal service delivered a battalion of them to Neu Schloss von Peter. That battalion is required in the 1813 order of battle for the Saxons of von Peter himself.

Happily for The dear readership the order contained an example of every pack excepting the S91 – Six Saxon Guard Grenadiers in skirmish poses pack. As yet another social service von Peter himself proudly presents some images of those packs to tide everyone over until Calpe Miniatures place their pictures of painted figures on their web site. But first the usual stock standard copy and pasted caveats …

  • The figures are presented as they arrived excepting that the larger runners inherent in the casting progress have been removed with a craft knife and the fingers of von Peter himself. Those same fingers straightened any bent muskets etc
  • The figures have been cunningly rearranged between the front and back images so that the figures in the matching front and back photographs match left to right. Ahh … that is to say for example that the figure second on the left is the same figure in the front and back photos. If this has not been adequately explained then don’t worry about it as it probably doesn’t matter. Just be aware that von Peter himself went that extra step to the benefit of The dear reader
  • von Peter himself has quickly ‘washed’ the figures with the ‘Badab Black’ wash from Citadel / Games Workshop to bring out the details a little
  • While marvelling at the figures please remember that they are presented in larger than life size … depending on The dear readers device of course!
  • ‘Click’ the photos for a larger and clearer image.

Above: S85 – Six Saxon Grenadier Guards in march-attack poses. All figures are in campaign dress with covered shakos

Above: S86 – Four Saxon grenadier Guards in march-attack poses. All figures are in campaign dress but with calfskin shako covers

Above: S87 – Four Saxon Grenadier Guards in march-attack poses. Two have their heads turned and two have grestcoat rolls. Three have covered shakos and the fourth has a calfskin shako cover

Above: S88 – Four Saxon Grenadier Guards in march-attack poses. One bareheaded figure, One with a gadaged head, one wears the forage cap and the last is in an enthusiastic pose

Above: S89 – Six Saxon Grenadier Guards in march-attack poses. Command pack made up of a standard bearer (finial included but not the flag), two NCO standard guards, one senior NCO, a drummer and a sapper. Four figures have covered shakos and two have calfskin shako covers

Above: S90 – Four Saxon guard grenadier officers in advancing poses. Three are foot officers and the fourth is a mounted officer (horse included)

 

Closely followed by some more generic Calpe Miniatures news

Of course having excited many of The dear readers with these further tidings on the Saxon Leib Grenadier Garde von Peter himself will avail himself of the the latest News posting on the Calpe Miniatures website

News

Calpe Miniatures is now closed until the 1st September.

The website itself will remain open and you can send your orders in if you so wish but no orders will be sent out until the 1st of September. I have not seen my parents for 6 months now due to Covid and I have decided to chance a trip to Gibraltar to see them for a couple of weeks before the Autum and Winter bring a possible return of the problems we have been having with this unpleasant virus.

For many years I have closed down for August so that I could holiday with the family. I also use part of the month to carry out maintenance work on machines and workshops. On my return in September I will increase prices to £1.30 for figures and £1.80 for horses. I will also review prices for equipment pieces. Any orders which come in during August will be honored at the old prices. I have held my prices for some years now but the cost of metal, rubber moulds and energy have continued to rise. My last purchase of metal wiped out my “emergency money pot” coming in at several thousand pounds above what I expected. I can only keep going if I can afford the raw materials to produce the figures. The price rise is a necessity.

On the figure front you will all have noticed that I have updated the website with the last of the Saxon light infantry and the Saxon Guard Grenadiers. I will try to put up some photos of the painted Guard grenadiers on the website before I leave for Gib. I am currently working on the Saxon light cavalry. The Uhlans will be released first, followed by the Hussars and then the horse artillery and Artillery train (figures, limbers and caissons). I have been working on the light cavalry for a few weeks now and hope to have the first release ready by early October. I will remind you all that I will not be doing the Saxon heavy cavalry at this stage as they did not fight with the main Saxon force in 1813. If I ever get to cover the forces at the Battle of Dresden they will be the first units I will tackle.

Have a good summer and keep safe in these disconcerting times.

Peter

30-7-20

So some bad news – Calpe closed until 1st September & price increases – and some good – announcements of the latest Saxon additions and unveiling a road map for the remaining Saxon releases.

 

Birthday loot

The actual day was a couple of months ago but better late than never to reveal the haul. A few hobby related requisitions cunningly obtained under cover of the birthday …

Requisition #1 was the battalion of Saxon Leib Grenadier Garde from Calpe Miniatures – see above – plus a few packs of Saxon Light Infantry and a pack of their French infantry.

Requisition #2 was the Infamy Infamy! rules from the TooFatLardies. The package selected returned a physical copy of the rules; a pdf copy of the rules; an Infamy Infamy! card deck and an Infamy Infamy! token set. This is first of three in a series with – from an admittedly faltering memory – the Punic Wars and the Eastern Mediterranean to follow.  The son and heir is particularly keen on the Punic Wars focused bit AND he is talking of moving back to Wellington early next year AND he already has Carthaginians and their Roman opposition in hand. Hmmmm

Requisition #3 was the Barn/Stables Lift Off Roof from the Big Battalions 28mm Black Powder Europe range of Total Battle Miniatures.

Above: the Barn/Stables Lift Off Roof. Image “borrowed” form the Total Battle Miniatures website

Next up is Fathers Day here in New Zealand. Periscope up to select more loot!  🤣

 

Above: from front to back – a roughly constituted unpigmented recently acquired Saxon Leib Grenadier Garde battalion – the recently acquired Barn/Stables building unpigmented – the prievioulsy acquired Row of Houses and Store Lift Off Roof also from Total Battle Miniatures … and also unpigmented 😥

 

Enough.

Until we meet again …

Salute
von Peter himself

The Great Wargaming Survey 2020 Edition

Yet another public service announcement …

Dear history fan!,

The seventh edition of the Great Wargaming Survey is here, running till the end of August.

As always, we’re asking you to take a few minutes of your time to let us know what YOU think about wargaming. We’ll be using the results to try and track trends and changes in the hobby, with the results published online in a variety of ways and perhaps an academic paper as well!

Besides our undying gratitude for completing the survey, everyone who completes the survey gets a 20% discount coupon for our webshop, a bunch of articles selected from the fifty+ issues of WSS I edited, and of course you get a chance to win a number of interesting prizes, including boxed sets, books from various publishers and of course subscriptions to Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy or our other magazines. So why not take a few minutes now to help us out– it’s fast, fun and might net you some free goodies!

Kind regards

Guy Bowers
Editor, Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy

Just a few minutes of your time so that we can learn a little more about ourselves.

 

Enough.

Until we meet again …

Salute
von Peter himself

 

 

Advancing Lights and Guard Grenadiers of the Saxon persuasion

Calpe Miniatures have snuck some new releases out the doors of Calpe Towers. More later Napoleonic Saxon infantry which should come as no surprise to anyone who follow these things.

There are more Light Infantry. This time around they are in “advancing” poses. So now you can model your Light Infantry as firing/skirmishing, march attack (muskets held vertically) or advancing (muskets held to the front high porte, low porte etc).

    • S75 – Four Saxon light infantry figures in advancing poses. Muskets at low porte. Covered shakos
    • S76 – Four Saxon light infantry figures in advancing poses. Muskets at high porte. Covered shakos
    • S77 – Four Saxon light infantry figures in advancing poses. Calfskin shako covers. Two with muskets at low porte and two with muskets at high porte
    • S78 – Four Saxon light infantry figures in advancing poses. Head turn pack. Two with covered shakos and two with calfskin shako covers. One of each pair at high and the other at low porte
    • S79 – Four Saxon light infantry figures in advancing poses. Greatcoat roll pack. Two with covered shakos and two with calfskin shako covers. One of each pair at high and the other at low porte
    • S80 – Four light infantry figures in advancing poses. Two bareheaded and two forage cap figures. In each pair one carries the musket at high porte and the other at low porte
    • S81 – Four Saxon light infantry figures in advancing poses. Two are falling casualty figures and two are in enthuiastic poses. Two figures have covered shakos and the other two have the calfskin shako covers

Above: S81 – Enthusiastic and falling casualty pack sure looks useful for more than just the advancing poses

    • S82 – Four Saxon light infantry figures in advancing poses. Command pack composed of NCO, drummer, bugler and sapper. Two figures have covered shakos and two have calfskin shako covers
    • S83 – Four light infantry officers in advancing poses. Three are foot officers and one is mounted (horse included)
    • S84 – Headquarters pack. Two mounted figures and two foot figures,. This vingete is based on the Schubauer painting and drawing of the Saxon light infantry at the battle of Pobodna in Russia.

The Calpe website Guides & Research pages go into more detail on the Schubaur drawings on the Saxon Light Infantry page.

Above: the relevant detail from the bottom left of the Schubaur drawing below …

Above: the The Battle of Podobna on August 12, 1812
Schubauer, Friedrich Leopold (1862)

 

But there’s more. The Saxon Guard Grenadiers have also put in an appearance.

Above: A Saxon Grenadier Guardsman as seen on a Knötel and Lezius Sturm cigarette card. Many thanks to Befreiungskriege 1813-14 Saxon Army Resources

    • S85 – Six Saxon Grenadier Guards in march-attack poses. All figures are in campaign dress with covered shakos
    • S86 – Four saxon grenadier Guards in march-attack poses. All figures are in campaign dress but with calfskin shako covers
    • S87 – Four Saxon Grenadier Guards in march-attack poses. Two have their heads turned and two have grestcoat rolls. Three have covered shakos and the fourth has a calfskin shako cover
    • S88 – Four Saxon Grenadier Guards in march-attack poses. One bareheaded figure, One with a gadaged head, one wears the forage cap and the last is in an enthusiastic pose
    • S89 – Six Saxon Grenadier Guards in march-attcak poses. Command pack made up of a standard bearer (finial included but not the flag), two NCO standard guards, one senior NCO, a drummer and a sapper. Four figures have covered shakos and two have calfskin shako covers
    • S90 – Four Saxon guard grenadier officers in advancing poses. Three are foot officers and the fourth is a mounted officer (horse included)
    • S91 – Six Saxon Guard Grenadiers in skirmish poses. Two are firing, two are loading and two are holding fire. Four figures have covered shakos the other two have calfskin shako covers.

As is the norm for Calpe Miniatures those wanting their guardsmen in their bearskin headgear are out of luck. Calpe Miniatures present their figures as they would be seen on the battleground, not the parade ground.

Above: as of typing the Calpe website does not show any images of the Guard Grenadiers … yet. Hopefully images will soon appear and hopefully when they do appear they will of painted figures which will be an excellent painting resource

 

One suspects that this will complete the infantry phase of the Saxon range. By the reckoning of von Peter himself that leaves the cavalry, the horse artillery, limbers & caissons … and whatever else is left!!  😃

 

Gratuitous helpful hint: many of images above are “clickable”.

 

Enough.

Until we meet again …

Salute
von Peter himself