One day von Peter himself hopes to get back to pigmenting his figures but until then a quick drive by of some items of potential interest …
Aventine Miniatures have started a 28mm range of early Byzantines. The first unit type out off the gate is the heavy infantry. Lighter armoured infantry are apparently in the works.
Skirmishing’ish Ancients rules
The TooFatLardies are working on a skirmish’ish level game set in those ancient times. Think Sharp Practice sized games though it has been stressed that this is a new game and not Sharp Practice with the gun powder removed. See …
- Disciplina et Virtus, a Look at Lardy Ancients for some concepts behind the game. For the confused Disciplina et Virtus was mooted as the games name for a few days
- The Decline of Suetonius Porcinus and Publicus Thermae Goes Forth for some early in the rule writing process game examples.
But there’s more …
The son & heir raised Clash of Spears into the consciousness of von Peter himself. Victrix has partnered with the rule writers to provide Punic Wars “warbands” and guess who already has Victrix figures for the Punic Wars. A clue – it’s The son & heir.
More details can be found here including links to further details on the rules themselves.
von Peter himself has seen and heard multiple awestruck reports of a Stalingrad table. And here’s a little video on it …
A newly discovered Podcast
For those with an interest in WWII a couple of patriotic Brits host a podcast on that conflict. von Peter himself has listened to around ten episodes as the time of typing and finds the presentation and topics entertaining. The official blurb …
Comedian Al Murray and historian James Holland discuss all matters Second World War.
We Have Ways of Making You Talk is a weekly show exploring the war in close up. James and Al have a stunning knowledge of their subject, but don’t expect a linear narrative. The boys love a tangent and a forgotten tale.
We Have Ways of Making You Talk roams down forgotten front lines, casts new villains and makes the case for unlikely heroes.
Send questions to James and Al via Twitter using #WeHaveWays or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Search for “We Have Ways of Making You Talk” on your favourite podcast provider.
Would von Peter himself have been as indomitable?
Very sad and poignant yet also positive and uplifting …
Some very wise words with the bonus of having a health message built in.
Until we meet again …
von Peter himself