Wednesday, 4 January 2012

A Splendid Gift

For Christmas I was given a rather splendid book by my long time friend and wargames opponent, David Bickley (if you have not already done so check out his blog - here  ). It is entitled "The British Legion, A Tale of the Carlist Wars" by Herbert Hayens, published in 1898.
I have not had chance to read it yet, only snippets, but it seems like it will be a great read, spying, battles etc. a 19th century Sharpe novel perhaps? More when I have read it.

The Front Cover
An illustration

Yesterday evening at OHQ we played our first game of 2012, a seasonal Great War game using "Through The Mud And The Blood". I will post some pics and a short report at the weekend, here is a teaser


1 comment:

  1. Is there any truth in the rumour that David brought it new? ;-)

    I love old books, I used to own a two(?) volume pictorial presentation of the 2nd Boer War, printed in 1902. The language used and the world view presented is very different to now.