"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." Saint Francis De Sales

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

More Civilians Arrive at Briartun


These figures are some new additions to Briartun.

Bernard Galey is on the left.

Next to him is Elias Bell, son of Ira Bell.

To the right of Elias is Chester Marten and Simon Ryall.

Bernard will team up with Arthur and Issac on their next wood gathering trip. Reference “Woodcutters Along the Mohawk,” published May 7, 2019.

Elias will join his father on the farm, the extra help will be appreciated. Reference "Ira Bell's Farmhouse." Published October 26, 2016.

Chester Martin will probably get involved with the local politics utilizing his expertise as a lawyer. He was successful back in New York and has been looking to settle in Briartun.

Simon Ryall is a merchant looking to expand his business by connecting Briartun to his contacts in New York and Boston.

The figures are Sash & Saber Castings FWP1.

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Regiment de Bearn

This is a new squad of French Regulars. They are the Regiment de Bearn and are led by Lieutenant Jacques Fontaine from Sion, France. 

The figures are Old Glory French Line Command and French Line Infantry Advancing.

The Lieutenant has been assigned the task of raiding the small settlement of Ryall located along  Dirreen Creek. He will be joined by some Coureurs des Bois, led by Jacques Tremblay. Also going on the expedition is Animkil and his band of Ojibwa. 

Friday, November 27, 2020

Turkey & Apple Pie, Black Friday & Casablanca



Happy Thanksgiving and hopefully y'al didn't overindulge.

I watched the Macy's Day Parade and enjoyed the floats and the music. 

We had an afternoon dinner and we kept it to a small gathering.
Dee made her famous apple pie, which is always excellent. And our daughter-in-law prepared the main course. It was excellent.


I've ordered a Samsung 27" curved monitor for my hobby room. It's suppose to arrive at the store on Sunday. I also ordered a new chair which is scheduled to arrive at the house on Tuesday. 

Just taking advantage of the "Black Friday" deals.


Casablanca was released on November 26, 1942. 
For those of you not familiar with this great movie, here are some of the great quotes.

"Here's looking at you, kid."
"Round up the usual suspects."
"Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

And, my favorite:

"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine." 


I finished a puzzle that my best friend Phil Viverito gave me years ago. 

Actually it was my first attempt.

 Don’t know why I waited until now to complete it. It was not an easy task, but it was a great
 challenge, hopefully providing some healthy activity for my brain.

 It is a “Wentworth Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle” made from “Finnish birch ply.” It represents the
 Norman Cavalry from the Bayeux Tapestry.



Chris Stapleton - "Nobody To Blame But Me."


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