Not a bad week overall.
The only disappointment was finding out that the Irregulars may not be able to present James and Scrivs's superb Verdun game at Salute as we are on the "reserve list". This is a real shame as we have supported Salute with some good looking games for 15 of the last 16 years, even picking up some awards. Hopefully the club will get a place as the game seems particularly apt, with 2016 being the centenery of the actual battle of Verdun and as with many of our previous effort (Arthurians, AWI, Abbysinia, El Cid, etc) tries to bring a fairly "niche" period into the mainstream. For pictures of the Verdun collection check out Scrivsland and the latest Wargames Illustrated.
My understanding is the reserve list also includes Simon Miller, the "bigredbat" , producer of the fabulous "To The Strongest" rules and stager of spectacular demonstration and participation games. I really hope Simon gets a place as he really is one of the "good guys" and his games really show off our hobby at its best.
I still have a few Christmas presents to try out and review so I'll keep you posted. These are two sets of rules: Art de la Guerre (ancients) and Iron Cross (WW2) and a board game "Clash of Wills" that covers the battle of Shiloh in a fairly abstracted way.
Right ho, off to start the groundwork on those Hessians, see you next week.