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How red poppies came to be given out on Memorial Day

Originally posted on The Cotton Boll Conspiracy:
In Flanders Fields In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset…

Winston Churchill and Islam

Winston Churchill and Islam

Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. Winston Churchill

2nd Punic War DBA in 1\72nd

One of the things I like about DBA is that you do not need a lot of figures to do a game. One of the things I don’t like about DBA is that because you don’t need a lot of figures to do a game you lose the grandeur of a massive ancient battle. Nevertheless, […]

Zulu War Meeting Engagement

This was the second game our little group played using the rules, The Men Who Would Be Kings-Colonial Wargaming Rules by Daniel Mersey and published by Osprey. The forces used were almost double the basic field forces of 24 points suggested in the rules. Nevertheless, the game flowed quickly and we had a conclusion within […]