A late post to be sure, but certainly one worth mentioning. I was spoilt rotten by the offspring for Father's Day with chocolates, jaffa cakes, a CD and some smelly stuff from my daughter and a very welcome Waterstone's gift card from my son.
It is a well known and curious phenomena in that I am incapable of hanging on to a Waterstone's gift card for anything length of time. As soon as I get one I have this lemming-like compulsion to use it as soon as is humanely possible. Yesterday proved to be no exception with the acquisition of the above title.
Bolivar by Marie Arana (ISBN 978 0 297 87026 5) is a new biography of 'The Epic Life Of The Man Who Liberated South America' and certainly the 'Epic' nature of his exploits is a subject of great interest. As mentioned, I have a small library on the subject of the South American wars of liberation but was missing a biography of Simon Bolivar so this gap has now been filled. In my opinion, anybody that has a country named after them must have a tale to tell.
In terms of gaming the wars I would probably look no further than a DBA/HOTT style set up which has already been tackled by the legendary Kaptain Kobold's Free Stuff. I have no idea when I will tackle this particular period or even in what scale but I will get around to it at some point - it is just too entertaining and exotic not to!
Having said that, I have a couple of notions to consider....