Monday, 23 July 2012

Readings and Musings : Greece and Persia

I don't seem to be making much progress on the figure painting front, ho hum, as by the time I have sorted stuff out and placed it onto a mobile "painting tray" I soon find myself putting it all back away again with little or no forward progress  :(

The up-side I am reading more of the back log of those historical novels I have lurking on my shelves. I have just completed "Killers Of Men" by Christian Cameron (see below) and shamelessly enjoyed it tremendously: 

So much so I have now started "Marathon", part II of a his many-part(?) ancient series (see below):

It is a teasing series and has encouraged me to pick up (once again) "Herodotus: The Histories". I have skipped ahead to Book 7 which is post Marathon as it neatly ties in with the long term "Greeks in Peril" DBA Campaign 'historical project' I have been hankering over these past ten years. I now have all the DBA armies required (bar a few patch up jobs to do on a few bases) but now there is talk of doing it with Basic Impetus instead of DBA version 2.2. The question is whether is I can get my act together and arrange a firm "campaign day" or end up reading Book III in Christian Cameron's series over the summer instead.

What next: Consolidation of focus or divergence of project aims?


David Crook said...

Hi Geordie,

I have not seen these so will look for them as the whole Greek/Persian thing has been a bit of an itch for me recently.

"Spartans! Ready your breakfast and eat hearty, for tonight we dine in hell!"

All the best,


Monty said...

Never heard of these Geordie, but they sound good - may have to check them out.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Well the Greeks always seem to be needing some sort of bail-out or heroic miracle to sort themselves out ;)

It is a point I always come back to

I feel I must really do it this time as I have all the pieces to play with, all I need now is the willing wargamers (or friends promised beer and a historical entertainment)