Busy times at the moment as the academic year for our seniors approaches the business end, and the joys of marking, report writing and such loom large. This week saw the end of our 4 week Saga tournament in the school wargames club. The Tournament was a great success, the boys competing well and learning both the joys of victory and the bitterness of defeat. Nine boys took part, with armies ranging from Bretons (the tournament winner) to some beautifully painted Skraelings via Scots, Jomsvikings, Vikings and Normans. Yesterday Ian from War and Peace Games joined us for the final and donated some very generous prizes. I took him out to dinner after and had a great chat - he is a brilliant bloke.
I have been reading the increasing hype around Bolt Action with some interest, to the point that I bought a box of Warlord British Infantry and put them together during the week. I must say I am very impressed with the figures. They take a while to put together, which I actually enjoy, but the end results look great, with realistic anatomy and weapons modelled to scale instead of the great lumpen arquebuses carried by many of their metal comrades. I was particularly impressed with the engineering of the arms and the way the hands gripped weapons. Beautiful stuff.
Right, the Duchess is home so I had better go and help tidy up the house. Don't forget the Harald Hardrada competition, and also have a look at a very generous giveaway happening over at The Blog With No Name.