Thursday 4 November 2010
Battle Cry! by Avalon Hill/Hasbro
It has been an eventful week thus far for a number of reasons. Firstly, SWMBO and I have spent three anxious nights commuting to the local vets with one of our two cats, Misty the 10 year old Persian Blue (seen above, looking as aloof and disdainful as only one of his breed can!) who has been diagnosed as suffering from cat flu. He is very poorly but expected to recover in time and resume his customary regal bearing. He is cutting a particularly forlorn figures at the moment and looks little like the handsome chap in the picture at the moment. According the various cat books SWMBO owns Persians are supposed to have a 'soft, musical voice......' I can only assume then that Misty has yet to read this book as his voice when in full flow is neither soft nor musical!
Secondly I was at home with a dose of the screaming awfuls on Tuesday, feeling particularly achey and feverish with the obligatory sure throat thrown in for good measure. I feel a little better now but am looking forward to the weekend for a proper rest.
Thirdly, and despite all this medical doom and gloom, a huge box arrived from the US today - my copy of Battle Cry! by Avalon Hill/Hasbro - the ACW Command and Colours game. To say I was pleased to see this after what has thus far been a particularly bleak week (excepting of course Chelsea winning 4 - 1 against the Russians last night in the Champions League!) is perhaps an understatement.
Finally, The RN and the Kriegsmarine Axis and Allies: War at Sea fleets have both gone to new homes and I also have a ton of Lord of the Rings figures to sort as part of the result, as well as the funds for the new 1/3000th versions.
Anybody want to buy an Italian Navy?........;-)