Thought I should post something that goes along with the name of the blog. Had a couple of busy days painting up a brigade of Prussian cavalry for a Seven Years War game that I will be running, along with Barcephus, at Little Wars in two weeks. We've been playing a set of rules entitled Black Powder, they cover roughly the 18th and 19th centuries and have been a lot of fun. I think one of the best things about these rules are they are designed to be non-competitive, not that you aren't in a struggle against your opponent, but rather in that they really can not be used for tournaments. I'm starting to think that tournaments are the worst thing to ever happen to wargaming. Games like Flames of War or Field of Glory that are over structured with arbitrary point systems bring out the worst in people. Hopefully this will be avoided with BP, so far it has been so good.
Oh, and regarding red wine....today its a lovely 2009 Ferme Ville.