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David Crook
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Enemy on the Euphrates
Fancy that, ANOTHER Arab Revolt - this time with Lawrence on the periphery. Mention the Arab Revolt and one usually conjures up visions of Peter O'Toole and the haunting strains of Maurice Jarre's sweeping soundtrack - complete with camels. As much as I am ...

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13th February 2017
My son, my daughter and now my wife with yours truly grinning like a cheshire cat on catnip Finally, after a 36 year engagement and several 'life events' along the way, Laurel and I have finally tied the knot. It was a fantastic day and I should also mentio...

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The Portable Wargame
One to savour - "An elegant weapon  book from a more civilised age".....(with apologies to Obi Wan Kenobi) First of all apologies for the delay between posts. The bout of Bronchitis I thought I was over has flared up again in spectacular fashion and has cou...

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"To Infinity.....and Beyond!"
First of all a belated happy new year to one and all! Well that did not work out quite as I had imagined! I have just gotten over the worst bout of throat and chest illness I can recall having - and it started more or less around the middle of December. It ...

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Have a Cool Yule!
First of all the complements of the season to one and all! As I write this I am suffering from a very heavy cold which means that currently I am unable to taste anything (that is a bit of handicap at this time of years for sure!) and so I am feeling somewha...

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There and Back Again....
Hello again! After a shade over three months of 'radio silence' I am now back in the blog groove once again. Well, sort of anyhow.... If I am honest little has changed since August (my last blog entry) on the hobby front but time has proven to be a great he...

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Contemplating My Naval(s)....
Work continues to dominate my life and so my gaming time has been greatly reduced. All I have been able to do is to catch up on a lot of reading although I have now completed the great Command and Colours label-fest. The next step will be organise the rules...

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Jutland: 100 years ago today
One hundred years ago today the Royal Navy and the German High Seas Fleet met in battle in the grey wastes of the North Sea. By the time the fighting had ended 25 ships had been sunk (14 British and 11 German) and some 10,003 seamen had been killed, wounded...

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Of Mutual Benefit....
Following on from last post - a very brief overview of Cavalier at Tunbridge - I thought it would be a good idea to detail my half of the exchange I undertook with Bob Cordery of  Wargaming Miscellany  fame. My part of the transaction was a pile of blue Hex...

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The Laugh at Cavalier
On Sunday I was fortunate enough to be able to visit the Cavalier show in Tonbridge - and in the words of Wallace and Gromit it was 'A Grand Day Out'! The haul. There are few things in life more pleasurable than acquiring a new book (or 4). To begin with I ...
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