In the post this week, not one but two issues of the Society of Ancients' journal, Slingshot arrived. Each issue is loaded with interesting articles, the arrival of which is always highly anticipated. Being a relative newcomer to the journal and a subscription for my first year drawing to a close, I wonder how I missed such an excellent magazine for so long. I definitely will be resubscribing.
Upon subscribing, I ordered the 45 years of Slingshot on DVD and promptly loaded this opus onto my tablet. What a joy to be able to pass the long flights to Europe reading these works electronically from the (dis)comfort of my airline seat! Articles and writing are first rate and I really enjoy the comparative game BatReps featured in the regularly featured Battle Day exposes. Highly recommended!
The second item in this weeks' post was a package from Edwin at Thoughts of a Depressive Diplomatist blog. Great title, no? To promote his 50,000 blog view, a contest was held. To cut to the chase, I won the Airfix tin containing two decks of cards, dice and a booklet of rules in a nifty tin decorated with WWII artwork. Can you believe my luck? I won a contest and was awarded my first choice! What a terrific gift! Edwin, I thank you for your generosity.
Finally, Jake and Kevin are stopping by on Sunday to fight the first tabletop battle of my solo Montcalm & Wolfe campaign as described here. The battle with be a relatively small affair for control of the building site for the future Fort Carillon along the shores of Lake Champlain. With winter approaching this fight could have important consequences in the campaign. If the French can win, Fort Carillon will be completed and in French hands thus preventing the French from having to roll on the deadly Forage Table. If the British are victorious, then the fort will not be finished until the French can reoccupy the ground. Even if victorious in battle, the British will be forced to forage. With winter approaching, survivors will likely be forced to make a hasty retreat back to the comfort of the soon to be completed Fort William-Henry.