Two more Spanish foot regiments muster out from the painting desk. With the addition of this pair, my fledgling Spanish Army can field a half dozen foot regiments. Today's recruits march out as Saboya (blue facing/white trim) and Cordoba (red facing/yellow trim). Foot figures are Old Glory led by a Eureka mounted colonel. Flags are created by David from by Not by Appointment.
On the painting desk are more Piedmontese, French, and Hanoverians for the WAS/SYW project expansion. Several handfuls of 10mm ACW Confederates are being readied as well. Once the Sumerian armies are cleared away, we may see an ACW battle out on the gaming table.
Following up on Monday's severe beating in the Sumerian battle (see: A Loss of Pre-Biblical Proportions), the Sumerians and I took to battle a second time on Thursday. In this contest, I played a rare, F2F game. The result was close. Very close. With both Army Breakpoint Clocks teetering on collapse, I managed to gain a victory of the smallest margins. Had initiative flipped to my opponent or a failed pursuit had succeeded, my army would have likely gone down in defeat.
|Moment before Red Army collapse.|
Finally, after a very long winter, I took the bike off the trainer and ventured outdoors. Still cool and snow along the road in places, I popped out for a 25-miler. While a few minutes slower than last fall, initial report shows that body and bike have survived the winter. Still a lot of grit on the road but overall, the roads were in good shape. Maybe a couple more days of outdoor cycling before rain returns.