Monday, 19 October 2015

Up, up and away! - First war-game abroad

"Aye, come away over for a visit sometime" says he. Shocked and horrified he clutched at his throat and gasped when we eagerly accepted. He kept his smile going as he said "Good ...(grief)". We got Ferdy out of rehab, Colin and I wrote sick notes to each others wives to disguise the hand writing and off we went to Northern Ireland to visit Kracken Man..... and have a game in his magnificent châteaux.
15,000 feet over Scotland and you can hardly see the litter...
 Having recovered his composure K-man collected us from lost luggage and showed us the delights of his war-games/painting room/library around which he has built a beautiful home
Super organised, his collection stands in serried ranks in display cases...tasteful pictures adorn the walls...even one of the reasonably famous French General Bonaparte....
 ...an impressive library of reference works with many long words in them...
 ..with an honour guard of Portuguese troops...
 The vast collection of 15mm Napoleonic figures....
 ...is organised by nation....
 Division, Regiment....
 ...era, troop type....
 ...eye colour, cap size....
 ....you get the picture...
 ...organised!
 Mrs K was the perfect hostess and didn't laugh at us once...we were fed well, made welcome and extremely comfortable...
 ...and after a pleasant evening of being wined and dined...
 ...Kracken Man handed us each an envelop. Orders for the morrow. Tonight we make merry for tomorrow....we dice!

What!? I thought that was quite witty. Here, don't groan at your PC...

Next: A battle from 1809 and not a Frenchman in sight! Answers on a postcard...I tells ya, we were way off base!

2 comments:

  1. The word is that you bartered a weekend out of the country with some Scottish provisions. Glad you enjoyed the visit.

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  2. Hey, where-else can you get a run ashore for two haggi, two packs of square sausage, some scenery and a bottle of gin and still have change of a Ferdy? NI rocks.

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