Just a little note:
1. Painting: I've been painting. Of course my "plans" have been for nought, I've only painted two Battle Honors Arabs and worked on a Brigade Games Sikh Mountain Gun crew. I have also finished a Sash & Saber Union artillery team and 20 pound Parrott rifle.
2. Gaming: I bought (and played one solo game) a new card-based wargame called Frontline: D-Day. Really liked it, but I knew I would as I used to play (20 years ago) Avalon Hill's Up Front fairly regularly. This new game is a simpler more streamlined game with more modern mechanics that allow more Fire & Movement tactics. I will be running a game on the 24th and, as of this moment, am leaning towards doing a variant on the last game.
After having visited the yards where the new river galley's are being constructed the King went to see an invention made by Cantor of the royal society. On...