Saturday, October 6, 2012


Despite my best intentions, it seems to have been a couple of weeks since my last update.

Quite possibly, its the altitude here in the Denver metro area that has befuddled me and left me off of my game.   At least, that's a theory that Al Gore seems to believe in.  

On the other hand....

Sometimes its just hard to muster the enthusiasm to blog when other projects are rolling along.  Pulse of Battle is entering the final stages of final draft writing, prior to submission to my hardy band of editors.   I've also been furiously painting Romans for PoB games (photo below).

Other than that, I've been doing a ton of reading on the Punic wars and the wars of the Successors.   I'm drawn more and more to the Successor/Late Hellenistic era - quite the paper/rock/scissors of troop types and capabilities.

I've also been doing more and more in depth study of the Wars of the Roses, along with acquiring more books (!) on the era.   The names and lineage of the key characters is slowly starting to sink in.  You must forgive an American for confusion with all the names and titles!

I do find myself feeling that Richard III may have gotten the short end of the stick, so to speak, from the Tudor's PR machine.   He's certainly and interesting character - I'm fascinated to see what comes of the archaeological dig purporting to have found his burial place. 

On to the Broncos - Patriots game tomorrow!   It is SOOOOOOO nice to have a REAL quarterback in a Broncos uniform again.  Should be a great game, although I do believe that the Broncos have their work cut out for them.

That's all for now.  I'll try to post more frequently.....


  1. Hi Brent

    "Pulse of Battle is entering the final stages of final draft writing,"

    "It is SOOOOOOO nice to have a REAL quarterback in a Broncos uniform again"
    Also excellent (when I first gt into NFL here in UK Elway was da king !)


  2. Well, here in Colorado Elway is STILL, and always will be, THE KING.


  3. I have a couple more Chinese units painted...and the order from Curtey's "should" arrive this week...I'll furiously paint up some of the light foot. I'll bring them on the 20th...

  4. Great! Will there be enough to use for a game?

    And BTW, I HATE Bill BeliCheat and the PastyTots. It WAS fun watching them clench up when it got tighter in the 4th quarter though. I wonder what team will be the next to make the mistake of making Josh McHoody their next head coach?