Yesterday’s parcelsPosted: March 27, 2014
One was from Amazon, and contained a copy of Ian Hernon’s THE SWORD AND THE SKETCH BOOK: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF QUEEN VICTORIA’S WARS.
The book was published by Spellmount in 2012 (ISBN 978 0 7524 6598 2) and is a brief history of the major wars that the British Army took part in during the reign of Queen Victoria. It is lavishly illustrated with pictures taken from the pages of publications such as THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS and covers the following conflicts:
- The Afghan Wars
- The Opium Wars
- The Sikh Wars
- The Crimean War
- The Indian Mutiny
- The Abyssinian Expedition
- The Ashanti Wars
- The Zulu War
- The Anglo-Egyptian War
- Khartoum and the Sudan
- The North-West Frontier and Tirah
- The Boer Wars
Having already read copies of Ian Hernon’s trilogy entitled BRITAINS’ FORGOTTEN WARS I can expect that this book will be a pleasure to read and and a source of campaign and scenario idea.
The second parcel contained a number of painted 25/28mm-scale Napoleonic figures from the range that was originally sold with the part work about the Battle of Waterloo. These are exactly the same as the figures that I already own, and these additional figures will enable me to ‘raise’ the following ‘units’, each with a strength of four figures:
- Two French Infantry Units (One Line and One Light)
- One Brunswick Infantry Unit
- Three Prussian Infantry Units (All Landwehr)
I have bids on some further groups of Del Prado figures maturing over the next few days, and with luck I may well be able to increase the size of my collection by quite a few ‘units’ within a couple of weeks.