Way back on the 5th June 2009 von Peter himself and The son & heir were in the middle of their great overseas adventure. And the particular adventure of that particular day was to visit Foundry Miniatures in Nottingham on the occasion of the release of their Napoleon rules.
Flip the calendar forward to almost the current day and Terry decides to renew his Wargames Illustrated subscription. As part of his renewal he catches up on the last five or so issues that he has missed. And today he scans through issue number 295 over his lunch. And what does he see but the photo and caption as presented up above as part of a Foundry advertisement.
As Terry so delicately put it in his email …
recognise the wee snotling with the Ginger hair then?
Yes, it’s none other than a younger and much shorter version of that man of international mystery, intrigue and not inconsiderable expense – The son & heir. It’s quite astounding to see how much he has changed over the intervening three and a bit years.
As for the experience of that day so long ago. Well the father and the son had a most successful outing. We played a game of Napoleon hosted by the author on the official launch day so that was something a little out of the ordinary. And though the rules have taken a bit of a kicking in various forums we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The chaps at Foundry proved to be great hosts and we got to wander amongst the rows of Foundry products and even made a purchase or two. By the time we made it back to home base in Bristol later that day we were knackered but content. A great day out.
Until we meet again …