I've also started to recover my painting mojo a bit and have finished off some WW1 German Jäger. Why I am not sure but that's never a question a Wargamer should let come in the way of a game and one of the lads happens to have some Belgians so I have no excuse whatsoever.
I shall be making the trip south to Salute on Saturday, primarily as a social call to catch up with Graham Cummings on the Crann Tara stand and take a peep at his new stuff. I'll also be having a sniff around Warfare Ottomans or Swedes and seeing what Helion to read for the flight home. If anyone else is around drop me a line and let's grab a coffee.
I will be taking copies of Wargaming the Sugar Islands Campaign with me and these will be available from Crann Tara on the day. Stock will be limited though!
I have to collect some Spanish from Graham which will form the basis of the Havana garrison and with their compatriots in Manila, they'll be central to my next book which I have started to assemble material and written an outline for.
My workload has slowed down the Campaign Cards project which I have been working on with Charles Grant too. However all of the text for these has been fixed and checked and they are now being set up properly so that I can have them printed. I hope to have them ready to show off at Carronade in Falkirk in May, if not for sale then certainly as proofs for perusal.
One reason I think I've got the painting bug again is the purchase of a record player. Nothing beats the subtle "bump" and crackle as you lower the needle to vinyl. A tasty glass of Blanton's Original Single Barrel Bourbon and Free's "Heartbreaker" (1972 original pressing - one of my desert island discs) accompanied this post when I wrote it up last night.
Oh and it will soon be time to wake up the Spider....things are looking good after all.