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Monday, July 11, 2011


Just got back from Historicon where I had a chance to play in a Black Powder game.  Kind of cool to be able to play instead of ref!  It was a refight of the Battle of Eutaw Springs during the American Revolution.  I think there were two of us who had played BP before, so I tried to be helpful without being obnoxious about it, I think I pulled that off.  It was a very nice game, pretty figures and terrain.  The net result was an American victory, so, as one of the American players I was pretty happy.  It was an interesting example of what happens when people who no neither the rules nor the period fight a battle....  but I think all had fun.  Tip of the hat to the guys who ran it!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth of July

I'm pretty big on celebrating silly military anniversaries, yesterday I celebrated the 145 anniversary of the battle of Koniggratz by unsuccessfully trying to convince Mrs. Redwineandblackpowder to go out for German food. "In this heat?"  she questioned.  Well. thats what happens when a Prussian boy marries an Austrian girl I suppose.

But, as usual, I wander off.  What I simply want to do is to wish any stumbling across this blog a happy 4th of July.  And happy birthday to the best country on earth.