Thursday, July 26, 2012

...une longueur monotone..

...."Blessent mon coeur d’une longueur monotone."*

I think it must be the weather but my thoughts constantly turn  to that famous line just lately when thinking anything wargame related.... damn hot in the loft, and despite that fact that I have a regiment of Black Hat Miniatures Marlburian troops under-coated and ready to go I'm having great difficulty in summoning up enough enthusiasm to mount the steps, sit down, and apply brush...

Picture blagged from the League of Augsburg site North and Grey's
Regiment - these guys are simply superb and were
painted by forum member Churchill
Those guys are destined (eventually) to become the Earl of Bath's Regiment (or 10th Regiment of Foot, North Lincoln Regiment), though by the assault on the Schellenberg/Blenheim they should more properly be known as Lord North and Grey's Regiment, as the Earl had gone to Barbados as Governor in January 1703.... this will be the fourth regiment I've painted in Rowe's Brigade (named for Brigadier General Archibald Rowe)....

With a summer the like of which we've had in the UK, it's also hardly surprising now that the sun's come out, that I've also been fairly busy on the boat...  after long winters of work, cold hands, cold nose, aching muscles, and all the rest of it, sailing types start to reap the dividends at this time of year.....  and so it is with me, I've had some fine times out in the sun, but it surely chews into you wargaming time...

The good news is that DG and I are about to fight what I think will be the last game in the ongoing ACW Campaign - using Regimental Fire and Fury for rules, and Battle Chronicler for exchanging moves....  move 1 at the moment...

...and lastly, we have holidays fairly soon - lots to prepare......

....which I hope explains my 'monotonous languor' with regard to updating this blog!


* Shortly before the D-Day landings of 6 June 1944, "Radio Londres" broadcast the first stanza of Paul Verlaine's poem "Chanson d'automne" to let the resistance know that Operation Overlord, the invasion, would begin within 24 hours.
Les sanglots longs
Des violons
De l’automne
Blessent mon cœur
D’une langueur
[The long sobs of the violins of autumn, wound my heart with a monotonous languor..]


  1. That's a fine looking unit!

  2. ..if they look a quarter as good as those, or even an eight as good, I'll be delighted... :o)

  3. I know what you mean about "monotonous langour" Despite the painting of sundry Rhodesians I 've had a bad case of CBA recently