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A couple more podcasts have been added to the listening roll of von Peter himself.
The History of Byzantium
Not surprisingly this is …
A podcast telling the story of the Roman Empire from 476 AD to 1453.
Its creation was inspired by the “The History of Rome” podcast which is another fine podcast in case you missed von Peter’s earlier recommendation on the prior blog of von Peter himself.
The bad news is that von Peter himself is just a little late to the party on this one with the first episode published on 1 May 2012! On the plus side there are many episodes (114?) to listen to without having to wait for new episodes to ‘drop’. And new episodes are still dropping.
von Peter himself gets his episodes from iTunes or you can visit the The History of Byzantium site.
Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy Podcast
The chaps from the Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy magazine have started a lively podcast described as …
An irregular podcast looking at wargaming.
von Peter himself is a little more up to date with this one as their first episode dropped on 13 June 2016.
Most of us at the WS&S offices spend at least some of our free time painting minis – and when we do, we like having something to listen to. There are already quite a few great wargaming podcasts out there, but that’s doesn’t mean there isn’t room for one more, so we’re happy to introduce the brand new Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy podcast. Each episode will be short (30 minutes) and thematic (like our magazines). Our pilot podcast is already available for download via iTunes. Please have a listen and let us know what you think. Since we’re just starting out, feedback is much appreciated. It will help us build the perfect show.
Paramount Chief – for 5 minutes – von Peter himself
As presaged in the prior post von Peter himself and Fraulien von Peter herself took themselves off to Kerikeri way up at the top of New Zealand in the Bay of Islands for some richly deserved rest & relaxation. Fear not – there is no way that the leisure loving von Peter himself is going undo all that rest & relaxation by documenting this most recent of travels in excruciating detail for the entertainment of The dear readers. Suffice it to say that the time away from work – and The son & heir 😎 – was fully enjoyed and not long enough.
There was one event of note that must be telegraphed around the world however – the raising of Paramount Chief von Peter himself. Well Paramount Chief for at least 15 minutes anyway.
The site of this honour was the Waitangi Treaty Grounds …
The Waitangi Treaty Grounds is New Zealand’s most important historic site where in 1840 New Zealand’s founding document was signed: the Treaty of Waitangi.
von Peter himself and Fraulien von Peter herself paid a visit to the Treaty Grounds and signed up for a Guided Tour and a Cultural Performance. The former was we’ll lead but it is the latter that is of concern to us here Dear reader. The Cultural performance was conducted as if the gathered audience were a Maori tribe – the pre European occupiers of New Zealand – being hosted by the local Maori tribe. For this visit to occur a chief was required for the visiting tribe.
The astute eye of our hostess was cast over the assembled newly minted visiting tribe looking for a man of distinction, a man of fine carriage, of noble bearing and of general worthiness. In short she needed a chief. von Peter himself in false modesty may feign surprise but where else was her eye going to settle but on the modest von Peter himself?
And that is the story of how von Peter himself got to be a Chief – surely it must have been a Paramount Chief – for maybe 15 minutes. As such he took the Wero Challenge outside of the meeting house, remained rocklike as the Taiaha whirled around his head at times, gave a well received speech and performed a Hongi.
Eureka Maori additions
And surely it cannot be a coincidence that just after von Peter himself is raised to Paramount Chief Eureka Miniatures should choose now to start talking about extensions to their Maori range. It makes one think! 😎
Thanks to Eureka Miniatures for unknowingly providing the pictures above.
Standby for some figure photography in the soonish future.
Until we meet again …
von Peter himself