Unfortunately, my father in law and I got a little over enthusiastic with the cat bothering device.
However, a toy that is this much fun cannot be allowed to lie fallow. I shall have to replace the throwing arm somehow. Hard wood might shatter, but soft wood is obviously too soft. I shall have to put my thinking cap on.
"The bayonet is a wise man and the bullet is a fool"
I'll need some Russian line grenadiers for my Russian army and the Strelets chaps looked like a good choice. I have four units of these boys based up and awaiting a slap of PVA before being sprayed and painted. The Strelets set while nice, lacks NCOs, officers and musicians, which may prove a problem. I'll have to go through my bits box and see if there isn't something that might not benefit from a head swap.
Plenty of stuff about the nuclear battlefield, sobering stuff
I picked this up in a second hand bookshop the other day and I'm finding it interesting reading. It's probably a bit early for what I'm interested in ('79-'80) - but the basics are all there. The section on patrolling is particularly good, I must say and I'm sure I don't smell a game in it somewhere.