The next staged scene was of a MK1 Tank – an answer to the trench conundrum – making its way over a German trench. You can tell that it is a German trench because there are various Germans occupants in said trench.
We now enter the year 1917 …
There were many photos on display throughout the exhibition … and none of them were in black and white. The troops saw the war in colour and Peter Jackson had determined that visitors to the exhibition would likewise see the recorded images of war in colour. How they chose the colours remains a mystery to von Peter himself.
And then it was 1918 …
However the colours were selected when colouring the old black and white photographs the two cameras … phones .. errr, phone-cameras in use on the day produce the following results …
There are many settings on both phone cameras but all von Peter himself can say is … how dare Fraulien von Peter herself show up von Peter himself like this! 😃
As recounted in the pages of this very blog von Peter himself enjoyed following the travails of Ballista and his familia in the six book Warrior of Rome series by Harry Sidebottom. Mr Sidebottom has a new series – Throne of the Caesars – also set in the Rome of the third century A.D. From the website …
Here comes the first book in a new series set in third century Rome, a dramatic era of murder, coup, counter-rebellions and civil war.
In a single year six emperors will lay claim to the Throne of the Caesars…
Dawn on the Rhine. A surprise attack and the brutal murder of the Emperor Alexander and his mother ends the Severan dynasty and shatters four decades of Roman certainty.
Military hero Maximinus Thrax is the first Caesar risen from the barracks. A simple man of steel and violence, he will fight for Rome.
The Senators praise the new emperor with elaborate oratory, but will any of them accept a Caesar who was once a shepherd boy? And in the streets of the eternal city, others merely pray to escape imperial notice.
In the north, as the merciless war against the barbarians consumes men and treasure, rebellion and personal tragedy drive Maximinus to desperate extremes, bloody revenge and the borders of sanity.
Iron & Rust, the first book in a major new series, creates a world both sophisticated and brutal, yet firmly rooted in history; a world of intrigue, murder, passion and war, a world where men will kill to sit on the Throne of the Caesars.
The son & heir kindly arranged for a library sourced version of this first book – Iron and Rust – to be delivered to von Peter himself for his consumption. It must be admitted that von Peter himself found this book more difficult to ‘get into’ than the first book of the Warrior of Rome series. Possibly this was because the Warrior of Rome series focused on our hero Ballista whereas the Throne of the Caesars has no such single focus and zips around the various theatres in which the book is set – the city of Rome, the northern frontier, the east and Africa. But a connection was finally made and in the end the book was devoured … albeit after a slow start which resulted in an overdue book fine requiring paying!!! Oops. What sort of example was that to set?! 😳 Of course monetary reimbursements were required and have been paid in full with a little interest! 👀
And further on the author Harry Sidebottom – Issue 80 of the Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy magazine has an article by the man himself which reveals that he is a lapsed and now recovered wargamer. He can’t be all bad!
More Civilans on the horizon
From a Front Rank Figurines newsletter …
Following the success of our first two Civilian packs CNPK1 and CNPK2, we are now planning the next releases in the series ~ details to follow!
More walking talking terrain pieces, onlookers or Sharp Practice scenario fodder can never be a bad thing.
Plastic Later French artillery
Victrix Ltd have released their French Napoleonic Artillery 1812 to 1815 …
The set contains 3 guns based on the XI system with options for 6 pounder or howitzer barrels. The set contains 15 crew with multiple arm options including shoulder straps and fringed epaulettes (These are to represent master gunners). There are also many head options with uncovered and covered shakos.
all for the princely sum of £24.95.
More recce …
From the Perry Miniatures Facebook page …
Upcoming new ACW releases!
Alan’s working on 13 codes for ACW range which include a couple of iconic troop types from the war, Berdan’s Sharpshooters and the Iron Brigade. These hopefully, should be out for Christmas, if not just after. They are 28mm and metal.
Most interestingly of all there are strong rumours of some new Calpe Miniatures releases in the wind. And wouldn’t you know it but it is nearly Christmas time. Self confessed Calpe zealot von Peter himself feels an order coming on … even if it has to be made after Christmas. What a pleasant way to close. 😎
Until we meet again …
von Peter himself