Friday, September 15, 2017

Mid September 2017 reading....

Here's what I've been reading this week:

1)  The Romanovs.  Started 800 page biography on the dynasty.  Looks like a long book.

2)  Finished Queen Victoria's Bomb.  Pre-steampunk novel about the development of an atomic bomb for Queen Victoria during the 19th century.  They tested the thing in India....

3)  Started The Strange Affair of Steel Heeled Jack by Holden.  Another steampunk alternative history novel.

4)  Started Street Without Joy by Bernard Fall.  It's about the French debacle in Indochina.

5)  Continued reading The Legend of Drizzt:  Volume 1 by R.A. Salvatore....

WIP, 30mm GW Khorne Lord of Skulls, 15SEP17

Here're some photos of a 30mm GW Khorne of Skulls titan.  It's a WIP.



                                          Front view of a 30mm GW Khorne Lord of Skulls



                                          Side view of a 30mm GW Khorne Lord of Skulls

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Review of The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes

Author:  Raoul McLaughlin.
Title:  The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes:  The Ancient World Economy and the Empires of Parthia, Central Asia, and Han China.
Publisher:  Pen & Sword.
Copyright:  2016.
Pages:  262.

Overview and Impressions:
Academic book on the ancient world economy and the Silk routes that connected the Roman empire with the Han Chinese empire. It also covered the empires of central Asia and the Parthians. Interesting read for those versed in economics. Recommended.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

WIP, 1:1 28mm Viet Cong Infantry Company, 03SEP17

Here are photos of a WIP, 1:1 28mm Viet Cong infantry company I've been painting.  I now need to flock and seal the figures...



                                          WIP, 28mm Viet Cong infantry company, photo 1.


                                          WIP, 28mm Viet Cong infantry company, photo 2

The Viet Cong are Local Force variety for my future 28mm Tet Offensive game.

Labor Day 2017 reading...

Here has what I've been reading this Labor Day 2017 weekend:

1)  Private Yankee Doodle by J.P. Martin.  See previous blog review.

2)  The Legend of Drizzt:  Volume 1 by R.A. Salvatore.  Started reading about a D&D hero who's a Drow elf.  I have about 4,000 pages to read in four different novels.  I'm only on page 77....

3)  The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes.  Academic history of the Roman empire's ancient economy and its dependence on the silk trade of the Far East.  Interesting, so  far.....

4)  Started Queen Victoria's Bomb, a pre-steampunk novel written in 1967....

Review of Private Yankee Doodle by J.P. Martin

Author:  J.P. Martin.
Title:  Private Yankee Doodle.
Publisher:  Eastern National.
Copyright:  1962, 2002.
Pages:  305.

Overview and Impressions:
This is an excellent overview of what it was like to serve in General Washington's Army during the American Revolution by an educated NCO who published his own memoirs in 1832.  It gives like to the dangers and travails facing the average soldier during the Revolution.  Recommended.