This Sunday I’m thankful there are men in the world who don’t allow even the mortal danger of organized violence to come between them and a good piss-up.
Fast Forward to last week. My awesome Mailman delivered my copy of the Medieval Warfare 2019 Special Edition: Rise of the Gun (which is excellent, by the way!). Therein is an article titled, “The Good, the Bad and the Intoxicated.” That’s when I found out about the Battle of Beverhoutsveld.
The moral of the story is this: if your enemy’s tight as an owl you’ll likely carry the day.
For virus-related reasons he’s unable to ship to a few countries, including Canada.
If you’re up here and want any of the new books I recommend you go through a freight forwarder.
Going through a forwarder will add shipping costs to your order for sure, but if you want the books sooner than later and are willing to foot the bill it’s a solid option.
I’ve been a customer of Can-Amer Freight in Blaine, Washington for years. They’re good people; I’ve never had anything but great service. Their receiving fee is nominal and they get me the lowest price available on postage to slingshot my stuff up here.
There are probably forwarders all along the border. Check for your province.
Find one, contact them to learn their procedures, then place your order with Lamentations. Boccob’s yer uncle!
What a time to be alive!
Something I’ve wondered about off and on for years is why nobody was making figs inspired by classic art. There are a lot — tons really — of minis out there of this or that TV or film character. And a fair few of daring heroes and cruel villains from books and comics. But nobody was mining manuscripts or pillaging paintings for ideas. Until finally …
Antediluvian Miniatures has a terrific range of demons pulled from the pages of manuscripts and woodcuts.
Skull & Crown’s Triumph of Death is a marvellous line of skeletons taken from medieval and renaissance books and prints.
And last but sooo not least, Old School Miniatures has a great range of rabbits and other marginalia minis. I mean …
So yes, I’m thankful for these magnificent Medieval minions.
This will probably be the last of my posts about the North of England.
We went to Thirlwall Castle. It was a cool cloudy day. Seemed right.
Here are the three plaques nearby and on site.
And I shot a pano of each face. I hope they’re useful to some of you.
So castles are on my mind.