Saturday, 29 January 2022

A New Publication

First of all, a belated Happy New Year! I hope the recent unpleasantness can be put behind us, to some extent at least, in 2022 and that we can get back to regular shows and gaming. Managed to get to Partizan last October - the first show in nearly 2 years, and it was great; lots of beautiful games and a day spent chatting!

One reason for the lack of posts over the last few months has been not only the Seelow Heights book, which kept me pretty busy, but my most recent effort:

As some of you may know, the Franco-Prussian War has always been my main historical interest, although I don't game it (strange that!). A while back I was contacted by Dave Ryan of Caliver Books to ask if I could write the text for the second of Bob Marrion's uniform guides to the Franco-Prussian War. The first volume was published back in 2008 and Bob did over 40 colour plates for the second volume on the French Army, but sadly died before completing the job. 

Whilst it was a lot of work, it was worth it and I am pleased with the results. It is absolutely no excuse for my lack of activity on this blog in 2021 though. I don't really know why, but I just didn't feel like I wanted to post anything. Hopefully I can make up for it in 2022. It isn't as though I have been idle on the painting/modelling front - have done hundreds of figures: Napoleonic, AWI,WWII as well as terrain pieces. I am even going really retro and getting into 6mm again! 

Anyway I will try and update a little more regularly this year and share what I have been up to. 


  1. Well that certainly looks interesting…
    I definitely up for that.

    All the best. Aly

  2. Thanks guys. Bit embarrassed about the lack of posts - will try to do better!!

  3. Congratulations Steve and great timing with the release of Perrys FPW range. Best of luck

    1. Thanks Roj. Dave at Caliver says it is selling well.

    2. Given your specialist subject I have to wonder why we dont game this?

    3. Difficult to game convincingly. It is weird though!