I saw gentleman wargamer, David Crook's blog on Monday evening.
A cheeky message on the blog, a quick exchange of e-mails and a box full of lovely books was delivered to the Schloß on Friday. Beautifully boxed and wrapped, and in beautiful condition. I get to augment my ECW library and Mr C gets to reinvest in core projects. Win-win.
- A couple of Stuart Reid's (including one on the later war in Scotland which I know next to nothing about),
- an Old School classic,
- a couple of rule books (and more in the Portable P&S Wargame),
- an addition to my regional themed ECW collection ,
- a general survey of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms,
- a massive atlas,
- a general intro to the ECW and,
- a thematic tome on the experience of war in the ECW.
The last described, an unexpected bonus, looks like it does for the ECW what Duffy did for the 18th Century in his Military Experience in the Age of Reason, one of my all time favourite history books. Ausgezeichnet!
The new Command Centre cannot come quickly enough, as there is no shelf space in the Schloß*. Said project took another little step forward on Friday with the site electrical survey. The building should be ready for the Autumn manoeuvres.
* the Margravina has been expanding her botanical collection at the same rate as the library. There is only going to be one winner in that arena, and a good captain must choose his battles carefully.