It has been a busy few days as we made the trek up to Sprowston, a small place just outside of Norwich and on the edge of the Norfolk Broads for an Easter break and family visit. A good time was had by all and the highlight was a visit to Cromer for the day although it was freezing cold - the wind straight off the North Sea can best be described as, ahem, bracing....;-).
Despite the cold we had a superb lunch at a beach side cafe - overlooking the pier as well - and yours truly was delighted with his crab sandwich featuring the famous Cromer Crabs - yum, yum and no mistake!
I also managed to find a couple of second hand bookshops, the first of which was not particularly inspiring but the second made up for it - as the picture shows.
The two English Civil War titles fill a nice hole in that part of the collection although I doubt very much if I shall ever game the period using figures. Perhaps something block based may be used in time but for the present merely owning the books is sufficient.
The Mongol title I have read many, many times and although a later edition was published I still like this one and so was very pleased to add this to the collection. Again, I doubt if I will ever throw any figures in this direction but perhaps as a block exercise it may feature at some point. In the meantime though, I have been carrying out some further experiments with wooden generic warships as well as reacquainting myself with the events of the summer months of 1940, high over the English countryside....;-)