The occasional exploits of Brigadier 'Tubby' Bykleigh and the Rhanzlistan Field Force

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Tall Tales from the Raj

As I mentioned in a post last year, I've written a piece for Wargames Illustrated on the Rhanzlistan project which Phil and I have been engaged on for several months now. Dan came over to GHQ and spent a whole day taking numerous photographs for the piece as I showed in a previous post too.
Interested readers will be able to rush out and buy the issue at the end of the month and read it for themselves. How do I know? Well, when I came back home the other morning from collecting Matt's tickets for the Johnson's Paint/Football League Trophy final ~ Walsall v Bristol City ~ the magazine was on the door mat! Dan very kindly sent me a copy as soon as they came back from the printers; what a sterling chap he is,eh! Its a six page extravaganza, illustrated with twelve of the photos he took {with many more due to make an appearance on the magazine's website it says}. Here are another sample or two to wet the appetite of the enthusiast ~

Any fan of the Back of Beyond or C20th Colonial themes will be more than happy with the issue, as it contains more than just my modest piece from the genres. The overall magazine theme of Civil Wars will also be pleasing for many folk, as will the articles on scratch building terrain and buildings please the enthusiasts with fewer thumbs than me!! An excellent issue all round I think. Not that I'm biased of course ~
Just how I felt after several hours as photographer's
dogsbody and backdrop holder!

Anyway, back to football matters to close. My team, Walsall, are making their first appearance at Wembley in their 127 year history next month and I can't be there. I shall be in New Zealand on holiday! So Matt gets to go in my place and I have to be content to catch the match on TV, if I can, or on DVD later! Still, perhaps we'll be back at Wembley for the League 1 Playoff Finals in May? Well, a man can dream, can't he....?