Thursday 24 December 2015

A Day at The Tower

Progress with the 18th century Austrians is going well, but on Tuesday I took a break as Dianne and I went to London for the day, primarily to visit The Tower of London, and to see the Agincourt diorama by Dave Marshall (of TM Terrain), and The Perries.
And all I can say is, if you get chance, go! It's a fantastic spectacle... wonderfully presented. As I posted on Facebook at the time, "Well done guys."
No pictures as photography is not allowed in that part of the Tower, but...
outside Di took a few snaps as we wandered round the site.

Afterwards, we paid a visit to Foyle's on Charing Cross Rd to treat ourselves to a few books... My haul is here, and the influence of the new project is clear!

And today, my fresh copy of TSATF rules arrived from USA. Just in time for Christmas! Now I know what I'll be reading as I preside over the cooking of tomorrow's turkey, with a glass in hand...

And I'll raise a glass to you, dear readers, whether you have simply popped by, lurked, or added comment over the past year. I wish you a peaceful, wargames-filled Christmas.



  1. Merry Christmas, Phil!

    Best Regards,


  2. Phil, do you ever stop to realize how lucky you are to live near so many historical sites? 😎

    I would love to be able to just bop on down to London for the day and visit the Tower of London. I am envious .

    I'd like to wish you and Diane a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2016 and to thank you again for your hospitality during my visit this year.



    P.S. I like your blog too and look forward to seeing how your armies grow over the next year.

  3. Merry Christmas to you and yours

  4. Merry Christmas, Phil, to you and your loved ones.

    Enjoy your Yuletide Feast, and all the very best for 2016.

    I look forward to your reports of the "Carrying on Up the Khyber" or wherever "Up-country" your efforts and musings take you.

    Like Jim, I envy your access to Historical sites like The Tower.

    Kind regards, Rohan.

  5. Merry Christmas Phil to you and yours.
    Shall be in touch in the New Year re June :) as it happens my TSATF arrived today as well :)

  6. Thank you all!
    Living just a 1 hour train journey from London is very handy!!
    So, Graham, sounds like we need a Colonial game in 2016!
    Have a great Christmas all.

  7. Merry Christmas Phil - looking forward to seeing what you do in the new year.

  8. Hope you have an enjoyable break from work Phil, and thank you for all the pleasure your blog has brought throughout the year. If you haven't noticed yet I've featured the little Christmas card story of Giselle on my blog.